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February 2007Vol. 8, No. 1Orphan Foundation Scholarships for Foster Youth

The Orphan Foundation of America is now accepting applications for scholarships for the 2007-2008 academic year. Former foster youth who are pursuing postsecondary education may submit applications prior to the March 31 deadline. Awards will be announced in mid-June 2007.

To qualify, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have been in foster care for one consecutive year at the time of their 18th birthday or high school graduation OR have been adopted or taken into legal guardianship out of foster care after their 16th birthday OR have lost both parents to death before age 18 and not been subsequently adopted
  • Be accepted into or enrolled in an accredited postsecondary program (university, college, community college or vocational/technical institute)
  • Be under age 25 on March 31, 2007