Alex McFarland: 2016 Scholarship Recipient

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Meet Alex McFarland, FCAA’s first Scholarship recipient

Alex is pursuing his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University. Member of both the Ohio and Colorado chapters of FCAA, as well as a former staff of FosterClub, Alex’s dedication to foster care advocacy has been unwavering.

 

    Some of his notable activities include:

 

  • Founding member of Ohio FCAA chapter (2008) and legislative liaison (2009-2013)

 

  • President and Vice President – Ohio Youth Advisory Board

 

  • Appointed by Ohio’s first lady to represent the needs of foster youth on a steering committee for youth and young adults in transition (2010)

 

  • Named as FosterClub Outstanding Young Leader (2010)

 

  • Founding member of Ohio Reach, an initiative to increase post-secondary education for foster youth

 

  • Member of the inaugural National Foster Youth and Alumni Policy Council (2013)

 

  • Staff member at FosterClub

 

At Foster Care Alumni of America, we believe in all people from foster care.  That is why we launched FCAA’s scholarship program for foster care alumni 25 and over, to help fill a gap in educational opportunities for older alumni.

 

You can help support FCAA’s scholarship program. CLICK HERE to make a tax deductible donation.