Resources about the Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) Program that provides financial assistance for post-secondary training and education to youth who have aged out of foster care or who have left foster care after age 16 for kinship guardianship or adoption. This section also includes information on other college scholarships, vocational education, and tuition waivers for youth who have been involved in or were adopted from the child welfare system.
College Financial Aid Resources for Former Foster Youth (PDF - 338 KB)
Voice for Adoption (2013)
Provides a snapshot of potential financial aid opportunities for youth formerly in foster care. The resource sheet includes information about college scholarships, tuition waivers, and other programs.
Expanded Access to College Financial Aid for Former Foster Youth (PDF - 79 KB)
Voice for Adoption (2010)
Provides information on a Federal law (P.L. 110-84) that makes it possible for teens in foster care to be adopted without losing eligibility for college financial aid.
Fostered and Adopted Scholarship Information
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.
Providing Effective Financial Aid Assistance to Students From Foster Care and Unaccompanied Homeless Youth (PDF - 2,350 KB)
Casey Family Programs (2011)
Provides information to professionals working with transitioning or homeless youth to secure financial aid for post-secondary education. Answers regarding how to respond to FASFA questions are also included.
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.