Former Foster Care
If you’re a student interested in applying for a scholarship or grant, you’ve come to the right place.
Foster Care to Success scholarships 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.
Foster Care to Success provides Education Training Vouchers (ETV) grants in nine 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 sign up for Education Training Voucher (ETV) grants, click here. 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.
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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 [...]
Beginning in 2013, FC2S students gather annually in the nation’s capital to gain special academic and professional training.
Missouri and North Carolina offer unique statewide grant programs so their foster youth can attend public colleges, and asked FC2S to administer them based on our record of success.
Textbooks are expensive and out of reach for some former foster youth. The FC2S monthly Book Club provides textbook funding to needy college students.
Three times a year, we send care packages to students who would not otherwise receive them.
Each year, FC2S connects hundreds of sponsors like you to college-bound youth aging out of foster care – giving you the opportunity to help fund an education for a foster youth.
Like our handmade red scarves, the Red Scarf Emergency Fund is tangible evidence of a caring community. Red scarf funds are allocated to students for medical expenses, transportation costs, rent, and even groceries and clothing when they have no other way to pay these bills.
Trained, committed volunteers are matched with students to provide them with guidance though our Academic Success Program.
Eight states have partnered with FC2S to help current and former foster youth pay for college and provide the support they need to be successful.
Since 2000 we have administered over $10M in Casey Family scholarships to 1,200 former foster youth. In May 2012 we celebrated the success of our 700th graduate!
- have been in public or private foster care for the 12 consecutive months prior to 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.
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