2017-18 Burton Book Fund Closes After Assisting 1,166 Students on 86 Campuses

The Burton Book Fund has committed all of its funds for for the 2017-18 academic year and is now closed to new applicants. John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY) is pleased to share that a total of 1,166 current and former foster youth enrolled in post-secondary education were awarded financial support for their textbooks this year.

Of foster youth who participated in the Burton Book Fund, 56 percent were enrolled in a community college, 33 percent were enrolled in a campus of the California State University system, 9 percent were enrolled in a University of California campus and 2 percent were enrolled at a private college or university.

Twenty-nine percent of the Burton Book Fund participants are currently in foster care. Special outreach was conducted to providers of THP-Plus and THP+FC this year, resulting in 12 percent of students reporting they participate in THP+FC and 6 percent of students reporting they participate in THP-Plus.

The Burton Book Fund will be available to homeless students in the January for the start of the winter term. Information about that program will be provided in the JBAY newsletter.

For more information about who participated in the Burton Book Fund in 2017-18, follow this LINK.  If you have questions about the Burton Book Fund, please contact JBAY’s Executive Director, Amy Lemley.