AOK was founded on the belief that every hardworking student, no matter their background, deserves the post-secondary education that they’ve set their hearts and minds to. Created in 2013 by the Lawrence E. White Family Foundation, AOK Scholars recognizes promising and motivated students who have already overcome extraordinary life challenges, such as aging-out of
foster care programs or homelessness.
Through the work of AOK Specialists, our goal is for AOK Scholars to meet their post-secondary education goals with regular reviews of their academic progress, budget, and financial needs. AOK is not a scholarship, but it provides the elements crucial to the success of each individual through mentoring and financial support resources. Review Your Eligibility.