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February 2009Vol. 10, No. 1Opportunities for Former Foster Youth

Older foster youth and former youth may be eligible for the following two opportunities:


The Orphan Foundation of America (OFA) is now accepting applications for scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year. Scholarships are available to eligible former foster youth who are pursuing postsecondary education. 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, 2009

For more information, visit the OFA website:

Summer Internships

The FosterClub is recruiting current and former foster youth (ages 18 to 24) for its summer leadership and internship program, FosterClub All Stars. Youth will be selected to spend the summer traveling, making presentations, and helping other children and youth in foster care. Applications are due March 1, 2009.

For more information, visit the FosterClub website: