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June 2013Vol. 14, No. 5Scholarships for Adopted, Transitioning Youth

Voice for Adoption (VFA), an advocacy organization focused on improving adoption policies, produced a factsheet with resources and information on college scholarships, tuition waivers/vouchers, financial aid provisions, and internships. The factsheet is intended for adoptive parents, adoptees, and youth formerly in foster care. Resources include the following:

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Fostering a Future Scholarship (specific to adopted youth from foster care)
  • UMPS CARE Charities All-Star Scholarship for Adopted Youth
  • States with college tuition waivers for youth formerly in care
  • General scholarship search engines
  • FosterClub All-Star Internship Program
  • CCAI's Foster Youth Internship (FYI) Program

This factsheet, and more resources and possible financial aid opportunities, are available on the VFA website: (337 KB)