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If you’re a student interested in applying for a scholarship or grant, you’ve come to the right place.

 The application for 2015-16 is now CLOSED.  All applicants will be notified whether or not they were awarded scholarship funding by June 30, 2015.

Foster Care to Success scholarships are for undergraduate studies only, are awarded based on a combination of merit and need, and funding levels are determined based on cost of attendance and availability of other resources. Awards range from $1,500 to $6,000 per academic year, and are renewable for up to five years if a student remains eligible. Scholarships are announced annually in June. Recipients and non-recipients are notified via email, at the email address provided in their online application.

Applicants must:

  • have been in public or private foster care for the 12 consecutive months leading up to and including their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship from foster care after their 16th birthday; OR they must have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday.
  • have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other post-secondary school.
  • be under the age of 25 on March 31 of the year in which they apply if they have not previously received scholarship funding from FC2S.
  • have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States. U.S. citizenship is not required.

ETV Grants   

The Education Training Voucher (ETV) Program awards grants to current and former foster youth to help pay for college or specialized education. ETV grants are funded by the federal government and administered by the states. In most states, eligible students may receive grants of up to $5,000 per academic year.

Foster Care to Success provides ETV grants in eight states and the District of Columbia. As with our scholarship programs, we offer a full spectrum of support to students, including one-on-one mentoring, care packages, internship opportunities and academic coaching.

For information on or to apply for an ETV grant in your state, click here.

If after visiting fc2sprograms.org you have additional questions, feel free to contact us.

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