Our Programs

All Foster Care to Success scholarships share one application; we will determine the program(s) for which you are eligible based on the information you provide.



  • APPLICATION DATES     January 1-March 31 annually
  • AWARDS     $2,500-$5,000 based on a combination of need and merit
  • RENEWABLE     Up to five years if the student remains compliant with program requirements
  • ELIGIBILITY     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 after their 16th birthday; OR have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday and not subsequently adopted
    • 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 Foster Care to Success
    • Have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States.  U.S. citizenship is not required.
    • Have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other postsecondary school
    • NOTE: This is an undergraduate scholarship only.





  • APPLICATION DATES     Applications are accepted throughout the year
  • AWARDS     Up to $10,000 over the course of a student’s academic career
  • RENEWABLE     Yes, until maximum award is disbursed
  • ELIGIBILITY     (NOTE: Eligibility is confirmed by the funder, NOT by Foster Care to Success)  Applicants must:
    • Have received foster care, guardianship or adoption services from Casey Family Services in Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont
    • Be between the ages of 16 and 49 at the time of application
    • Be starting or currently attending a technical school, college or university in pursuit of a certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree or a professional degree including law or medicine
    • NOTE: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees are not eligible for this scholarship




For information on the ETV Program including eligibility requirements and application dates, visit www.fc2sprograms.org.


Learn more about our programs

Casey Family Services Alumni Scholarship

                 If you’re a verifiable alumnus of Casey Family Services Foster Care in: Connecticut Maine Maryland Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont Between the ages of 16 and 49 (at the time of your application) and you’re Thinking about, starting, or currently attending college or university in pursuit of a certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s […]

Reach USA

Missouri and North Carolina offer unique statewide grant programs so their foster youth can attend public colleges, and they asked FC2S to administer them based on our record of success.

Student Care Packages

Cards and cookies from home are important to college students.  Sadly, few foster youth receive them.   That’s why Foster Care to Success developed the Care Package Program.  Each school year, our students receive two care packages to help them feel just like their college peers.  Opening a box stuffed with goodies, having something to […]

FC2S Student Emergency Fund and Book Club

            Covid-19 Will Push College Age Foster Youth Into Homelessness Without Emergency Assistance Since 1981, Foster Care to Success (FC2S) has helped 25,599 youth attend colleges across the country. These young people are some of the most vulnerable in this time of economic upheaval; childhood trauma has had a lifelong […]

Academic Success Coaching

Foster Care to Success has always known that young people need the support of caring adults in order to thrive; we have been mentoring our students since 1981.   College-bound foster youth may feel especially alone with no family or community connections, and a history of moving often and attending multiple schools may have left […]

Education Training Vouchers

Seven states have partnered with FC2S to help current and former foster youth pay for college and provide the support they need to be successful.  

Casey Family Scholars

Since 2000 we have administered nearly $13M in Casey Family scholarships to 1,240 former foster youth, with 807 graduates to date.

Scholarships and Grants

FC2S partners with organizations, foundations, and individuals to deliver scholarships to foster youth across the country. With this funding and our support, hundreds of young people reach their educational goals every year.   CLICK HERE FOR STUDENT/APPLICANT INFORMATION  

We offer a full range of support to the students in our programs: including one-on-one mentoring, care packages, internship opportunities and academic coaching.