• February 2008
  • Vol. 9, No. 1

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Orphan Foundation Scholarships

The Orphan Foundation of America, which administers the Casey Family Scholars program, is now accepting applications for scholarships for the 2008-2009 academic year. Scholarships up to $10,000 per year 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 younger than 25 on March 31, 2008

http://orphan.org/index.php (link no longer available)

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