March 2005Vol. 6, No. 2Scholarships for Foster Children in Postsecondary Programs
The Casey Family Scholars Program provides up to $10,000 for foster children to attend college or other types of postsecondary training programs. Administered by the Orphan Foundation of America (OFA), the program targets young adults ages 18 to 25 who were in foster care (or were wards of the court) for at least 12 months at the time of their 18th birthday and were not subsequently adopted. Scholarships are renewable each year based on satisfactory progress and financial need. Those receiving scholarships also receive ongoing support through the OFA's vMentor (virtual mentoring) program. Part I of the application can be completed online and must be submitted by March 31, 2005.
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