Unconquered Scholars Program

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The Unconquered Scholars Program provides an array of support services promoting overall success to youth who experienced foster care, homelessness, relative care, or ward of the State status. Many Scholars have faced profound hardships during childhood that may increase their risk of leaving academia without a degree. In fact, research indicates former foster youth are far less likely to earn a degree than their non-foster care peers. Florida State University is committed to meeting the unique needs of Unconquered students so they experience the long-term professional and personal benefits associated with educational attainment.

Through collaboration with campus partners, the Unconquered Scholars Program offers the following services:

  • One-on-One Advising
  • Summer Bridge Program
  • College Life Coaching
  • Academic Advising
  • Financial Aid Assistance and Advocacy
  • Tutoring Services
  • State of the Art Computer Lab and Study Suites
  • Mental Health Counseling Services
  • Academic and Skills Workshops
  • Volunteer Opportunities

For more information on the Unconquered Scholars Program, contact:

Lisa Jackson, Senior Program Director
Email: lisa.a.jackson@fsu.edu
Phone: (850) 644-9699
Caitlin Cates, Program Coordinator
Email: cmcates@fsu.edu 
Phone: (850) 644-3605


Become an Unconquered Scholar

Information on how to apply and become an Unconquered Scholars Program participant.

Support the Unconquered Scholars Program

With your help, CARE and the Unconquered Scholars Program continue providing a high level of support to continue encouraging these students so they reach their dream of obtaining a college education. Find out how you can support the Unconquered Scholars Program at FSU.

Unconquered Service

Scholars give back to the community through various outreach programs. If you are interested in having an Unconquered Scholar speak at your event, please contact cmcates@fsu.edu to make arrangements.

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