The National Foster Parent Association offers scholarships for foster youth, 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. Five scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded during 2014. The foster parents must be members of NFPA.
How to Apply for the NFPA Scholarship
Each applicant must...
- complete the online application form (paper forms not accepted)
- submit the application and all attachments on or before March 14, 2014
- have a parent or adult that is a member of NFPA (they can join now)
- a minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation from: foster parents, social workers, residential center, principal/teacher/guidance counselor, employer, etc. will be required with each application
- an essay in 300-500 words on "How my foster care experience has shaped my future goals."
- either submit the required documentation with your online form, or email all documentation as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you plan to attend College/University...
- must be in their senior year of high school (regardless of age)
- must also provide copy of high school transcript
- must return unused portion or appropriate percentage if withdrawing from college/university or does not maintain grade point averages required by the institution
If you plan to attend Vocational/Technical School or Junior College...
- must be at least 17 years of age (either in school or out)
- must return unused portion or appropriate percentage if withdrawing from course/program or is unable to maintain grade point average required by the course/program
Scholarship applications must be submitted on or before March 14, 2014.