• February 2004
  • Vol. 5, No. 1

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Scholarships for Foster Youth

Casey Family Programs has once again teamed with the Orphan Foundation of America (OFA) to offer the Casey Family Scholars Program for 2004-2005, which provides scholarships of up to $10,000 for young people who spent at least 12 months in foster care and were not subsequently adopted. Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must have been in foster care or a ward of the court for at least 12 months, prior to turning 18.
  • Must be under the age of 25 on April 1, 2004.
  • Must be enrolled in or have applied to a college or vocational training program.
  • Must have applied for at least two other scholarships.

Scholarship money can be used for postsecondary education, including college or technical/vocational training. The scholarships are renewable, based on satisfactory progress and financial need. In addition, Casey Scholars receive ongoing support through the OFA’s eMentor program.

The deadline for submission of Part I of the scholarship application is April 1, 2004. More information is available on the OFA website at www.orphan.org/programs/casey.html. (Editor's note: Link no longer available.)

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