Iowa College Aid Success Stories: Randie Camp

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Randie Camp is a recipient of the All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant and an ETV Grant recipient who has proven that statistics don’t always tell the full story when it comes to education. After entering the foster care system in 3rd grade, Randie finished high school early before continuing on to Iowa State University to complete both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

As she embarks on her doctoral studies at ISU, Camp sat down to talk about overcoming the challenges that lead to only 3% of foster youth completing their bachelor’s degree by age 26 and how she hopes to see more foster youth take the next step beyond high school. This is the first of a two-part series focusing on Camp’s story and the work being done in Iowa to increase higher education opportunities for foster youth.


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