• March 2010
  • Vol. 11, No. 2

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College Scholarships for Former Foster Youth

The Orphan Foundation of America (OFA) is now accepting applications for scholarships for the 2010-2011 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, 2010

For more information, visit the OFA website:

http://orphan.org/index.php?id=30

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