Looking FORWARD to Your Future
The mission of Sam Houston State University's FORWARD Program is to empower former foster youth, orphans, and wards of the court or homeless students by providing the support system necessary to pursue higher education and transition smoothly through college. FORWARD serves as a resource to help students build meaningful relationships that are important to successful personal and professional achievements.
If you are or were a foster, orphan, or ward of the court or homeless student, you may be eligible for extra resources and assistance for your college education. Please investigate the links below to see how we can help you look forward to college.
STEP 1: THINKING FORWARD
The first thing you need to do is make a plan to go to college. Learn how to go to college and start right now.
STEP 2: PAYING FORWARD
There is money out there for you! Financial aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to qualifying students. Find out what you need to do to get money to cover the cost of attending college.
STEP 3: MOVING FORWARD
Living at SHSU can be exciting and fun! We can offer year-round on-campus housing and waivers for holiday break fees.
STEP 4: REACHING FORWARD
While you are in college study hard and live well. Reach out for help, and you will find many programs dedicated to supporting students.
STEP 5: WORKING FORWARD
If you need help finding a job now or in the future, Career Services is the place to visit. During college and after you graduate, we will help you with on-campus jobs, employment preparation, internships, job fairs, and more.
STEP 6: LIVING FORWARD
The Huntsville community has many resources for our Sam Houston State University students.