Foster parents give kids a chance to succeed in life, as they otherwise might not have had. Send a child to college, though, may not be economically feasible. Scholarships are available to ease the economic burden for foster parents. Several organizations provide scholarship money to promote children and the biological children of foster families to attend college and vocational schools.
Rare Foundation Scholarships
Orphan Foundation of America (OFA) offers two scholarships for foster children, as well as the biological children of foster parents. The Casey Family Scholars Scholarship and Foster Care to success Scholarship awarded by OFA based on merit and financial need. Recipients must be less than 25 years and provide documented proof of their birth status. The exact value of scholarships varies from year to year depending on the College recipient plans to attend.
21351 Gentry Dr. Suite 130
Sterling, VA 20166
Gordon Evans Scholarship
National foster parent Association (NFPA) Scholarship Fund appoints five $ 1000 scholarships each year as Gordon Evans Scholarship. Evans fostered many children during his life and helped found the organization. Three scholarships are awarded for promoting children and two are assigned to the biological children of foster parents. The foster families must be members of the NFPA to their children to be eligible. All five scholarships can go towards college or vocational schools.
7512 Stanich Ave. # 6
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
First Chance Scholarship
The NFPA has also partnered with University of Phoenix to offer 50 full-time scholarships to any University of Phoenix campus, including online campus. Young people in foster care are eligible for scholarships, as long as their families are members of NFPA. Recipients can choose campus you wish to attend upon receipt of the scholarship.
2313 Tacoma Ave. S
Tacoma, WA 98402
How do I Apply for Scholarships?
There are so many sources of scholarships. Your college guidance counselor can help guide you towards scholarships you qualify for. Once you know which ones you may qualify for you need to read the application details to see what it is you need to do. Most require an application and some kind of demonstration of worthiness. The source of the scholarship is the best place to contact about these details.
Where can I Apply for Scholarships?
Scholarships can be applied for in a multitudeof ways. Scholarships can be applied for directly though a university or community college’s financial aid office or website. Scholarships may also be applied for and sought after via various websites found on the internet.