Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Scholarships for Youth Formerly in Foster Care

Casey Family Scholars Program will be accepting applications through the Orphan Foundation of America (OFA) until March 31, 2010 for support to college students who were in foster care. Funding is anticipated for about 75 new undergraduate awards & up to ten graduate school awards for the 2010-2011 academic year. Students of color are especially urged to apply. Applicants must have been in foster care for one consecutive year at the time of their 18th birthday OR have been adopted or taken into legal guardianship after their 16th birthday. Learn more and apply online:

The Fostering A Future Scholarship, sponsored by Children's Action Network and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, is a national scholarship program designed to provide youth who were adopted from foster care with financial assistance in pursuing a college, vocational, or technical education. The deadline for submitting this application is April 20, 2010. Learn more and access the application:

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