PROFS

Providing Resources and Opportunities for Future Standouts

Providing Resources and Opportunities for Future Standouts

Kutztown University has partnered with ChildPromise, Inc. to present a one-of-a-kind support program for students who are current or former members of the foster care system or students who are homeless/unaccompanied youth. The PROFS program encourages students to reach their potential and be a positive example for others who have also gone through the system.

Eligible students who attend Kutztown University have the opportunity to become active members of the PROFS program. Interested students should submit a completed PROFS application with supporting documents no later than the first Monday in August for the fall semester and no later than the first Monday in December for the spring semester.

Any Kutztown University student who has been in the foster care system is invited to fill out the PROFS application. Any questions can be directed to PROFS@Kutztown.edu

  • Goals & Core Values of the PROFS Program

    GOALS:

    • Challenge the stigma and often false perceptions surrounding foster care

    • Promote a sense of community and belonging

    • Facilitate the growth and learning of new skills

    • Enrich the lives of students in need

    • Provide resources and supports to a population that is underrepresented and underserved

    CORE VALUES:

    • Resilience

    • Empathy

    • Support

    • Community

    • Respect

  • Program Requirements

    Requirements:

    • Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester to receive an end of semester stipend.
    • Students must maintain good student conduct at KU.
    • Students must attend one monthly group meeting, as assigned, per semester.
    • Students must meet with the PROFS Program Director once a month. Meetings can be scheduled here
    • Students must attend 1 community gathering, excursion, or workshop of their choice per semester.  PROFS will provide transportation to and from all activities.
    • Students must attend the monthly Family Dinner each semester.
    • Students must attend the Child Promise Gala (annual)

    Please Note:

    If no events are attended, the student will be dismissed for the academic year and may reapply the following school year.

    Students are not mandated to be in the PROFS program. Students may leave the program at any time without penalty.

  • Program Benefits

    Benefits:

    • Book Stipend, if you qualify
      • Qualification:
        • Financial Aid refund of $1500 or less
    • $500 Semesterly Stipend, if you qualify
      • Qualification:
        • GPA must be above 2.0 AND must be in good conduct with the University
    • Free on-campus housing during the summer and winter breaks, if you qualify
      • Qualification:
        • MUST live on campus during the fall and spring semester AND take classes or have a job (at least 1 day a week) during the summer break.
    • Group activities (on & off campus)
    • Mentorship
  • Meet The Staff

    Ms. , Associate Dean of Students for Student Assistance

    Ms. , Student Assistance Coordinator Special Populations

    Ms. , Executive Assistant to the Vice President EMSA

    Ms. , Graduate Assistant

    Ms. , Graduate Assistant

PROFS Scholarship Fund – Providing Resources and Opportunities for Future Stand Outs (PROFS)

A joint effort between Kutztown University and ChildPromise which assists young adults who have been part of the foster care system