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College Funding Spotlight: Casey Family Services (CFS) Alumni Scholarship

FC2S Staff | July 23rd, 2013

Finding money to pay for college can seem daunting to students, almost as difficult as any college class. Most students don’t realize that there are scholarships for everything under the sun, and students don’t have to pay them back like they have to with loans. The College of Wooster gives an annual scholarship to students who can play the bagpipes. Now you might get the picture – there are a lot of scholarships out there for all types of students. Today, we’re going to feature one such scholarship.

Did you participate in the Casey Family Services Foster Care in Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont? If so, you may qualify for the Casey Family Services (CFS) Alumni Scholarship. The scholarship provides up to $10,000 in total over the course of a student’s education and must be used within 10 years of the student’s application date.

Funds may be used for tuition or other expenses directly related to educational pursuits (for example, required books, student activity fees, registration fees, dormitory room and board, or living expenses while enrolled as a student). Best yet, family-like support is offered to every CFS Alumni Scholar, such as counseling, mentoring and care packages.

To qualify for the scholarship, students must:

  • Between the ages of 16 and 49 (at the time of the application);
  • Thinking about, starting, or currently attending college or university in pursuit of a certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree, or a professional degree including law or medicine (but not a Ph.D.); or
  • Thinking about, starting or currently attending a technical or vocational school in pursuit of a certificate or certification.

For more information about the scholarship or for the application, please visit: http://www.fc2success.org/programs/cfs/.

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