This section contains information on college scholarships, vocational education, and tuition waivers. Some States and private organizations offer scholarships and tuition waiver programs to youth who have been involved in or were adopted from the child welfare system. Find resources for the available programs in this section.
Foster Care to Success Foundation/Orphan Foundation of America
Describes each State's education and training voucher program, including information on eligibility, funding levels, and State contacts.
How to Cover College Expenses for Your Child Adopted From Foster Care
The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) (2017)
Reviews education programs and scholarships available to children and youth adopted from foster care.
National Foster Parent Association
Offers details on scholarships for youth in foster care, adopted youth, or biological youth of currently licensed foster parents, who wish to further their education beyond high school, including college or university studies, vocational/technical school or junior college.
Scholarships and Grants
Foster Care to Success
Provides information about scholarships available for youth who have spent time in the foster care system and how to apply.
Scholarships for Adoptees
Answer key questions surrounding academic scholarships for youth who want to pursue higher education.
Tuition Waivers by State
Washington Department of Education
Provides information on education vouchers and tuition assistance available to youth in out-of-home care.