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March 2006Vol. 7, No. 2Scholarships for Former Foster Youth

The Casey Family Scholars Program administered by the Orphan Foundation of America (OFA) (Editor's note: OFA is now known as Foster Care to Success) provides scholarships of up to $10,000 to former foster youth, under the age of 25, who have spent at least 12 months in foster care and not been subsequently adopted.

The application has two parts, and the first submission deadline is March 31, 2006. Information and the form can be accessed through the OFA website:

The OFA has also created a website that provides information about Chafee education and the Education Training Voucher (ETV) program available through the States:

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The National Resource Center for Youth Development tracks which States offer tuition waivers to help youth in foster care earn college degrees. The information is available on its website:

Children's Bureau Express covered the topic of tuition waivers in "Improving Higher Education Opportunities for Foster Youth" (December 2002/January 2003).