The scholarship is administered by Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
3 or 4 awards between $1,500-$3,000
Eligibility: 1) High school senior, 2) Enrolling in vocational school, college or university, 3) A current or former dependent of LA County Court
Contact: Ms. Sue Thompson at 323-526-6399
For full-time undergraduate and graduate students studying health-related fields.
Deadline: February 28, 2015
$2,500 (1 recipient per CBC district)
Eligibility: 1.) U.S. citizen/legal permanent resident, 2.) have a minimum 2.75 GPA on 4.0 scale, 3.) be a full-time student, 4.) be pursuing/completing an undergraduate or graduate degree in health-related field, 5.) be attending/planning to attend U.S. accredited college/university located in the U.S., 6.) exhibit leadership and be active in community, 7.) live/go to school in a CBC member district, 8.) African Americans given preference.
Contact: 507-931-1682 or
Participants become eligible for a number of scholarships by attending the Celebration graduation event sponsored by LA County DCFS and UFC.
Deadline: End of February
Eligibility: 1) Graduating with a 2.8 or higher GPA, 2) Plan to attend college or trade school
Contact: Cassandre Castanon at UFC
$5,000 renewable award for former/current foster youth towards vocational/college expenses
Eligibility: 1) Enrolled in Title IV vocational school or college, 2) Enrolled at least half-time, 3) Course of study should be at least a 1-year pgm, 4) Maintain "satisfactory academic progress"
Deadline: March 18
Non-renewable scholarship for up to $5,000
Eligibility: 1) Foster youth and former foster youth that are graduating seniors with a 2.75 GPA or better, and 1350 SAT score or better 2) planning to attend a 4-year school (transfer students with a 2.5 GPA or better may apply), 3) are from California
Contact: Change A Life Foundation. Look for College Scholarship Programs for more information
Up to $5,000 to $10,000 per year, or as much as the fund will allow
Eligibility: Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and need.
OFA administers several scholarships including: Foster Students Education Foundation, Casey Family Scholars, and Tangles Hearts.
Scholarships range in value from $5,000 to $10,000
Eligibility: 1) Foster care or ward court for at least 1 yr. by 18th b-day, 2) Under age of 25 by March 31 of the year they apply,
3) Enrolled in or have applied to college or post-secondary training program
Friends of Foster Children
Deadline: Early to mid-March
FOFC offers scholarships between $500 and $1,000
Eligibility: 1) current or emancipated foster youth 2) continuing their education beyond high school
Guardian Scholars Program
Full-tuition to a variety of colleges throughout California
Eligibility: 1) Plan to apply to one of the listed schools, 2) Ages 17-23, 3) Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (if transfer student), 4) Qualify for "Independent Student Status" (under federal financial aid guidelines), 5) Be a California resident
Contact: check with your local college or university
$500 High School Achievement Scholarship.
Deadline: Entrees must be received before July 15, 2015
Eligibility: Applicants should submit a written submission (600-1200 words) that includes the following: 1. High school attending. 2. GPA and extracurricular activities 3. College attending in Fall 2015 4. Financial needs 5. Detailed description of your high school experience, why you deserve this scholarship and what the college experience will mean to you. 6. At least 1 recommendation letter (one page) from mentor, teacher, coach or active member of your local community.
Contact: All submissions should be sent to
Provides mentorship and scholarships to Hispanic youth.
Deadline: March 31
Eligibility: 1.) Must be applying, accepted or enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education as a full-time undergraduate student pursuing an academic discipline. 2.) Students enrolled in community or junior colleges are also eligible to apply provided they intend to enroll in and obtain a bachelor degree from a four-year accredited institution. 3.) Must have a 3.00 GPA and be in good academic standing. 4.) Must come from families at or below 60% of the area's median family income, based on family size. 5.) Must be a U.S. Citizen of Hispanic origin (defined as having one Hispanic parent or two Hispanic grandparents) residing in the 50 states or Puerto Rico.
Preference is given to students who have demonstrated leadership or mentoring qualities through their record of involvement and participation
$1,000 annual renewal for high school senior
Eligibility: 1) Foster parent/biological parent/or guardian is a member of NFPA, 2) Applied to college, university or vocational school
The nsoro foundation provides non-merit based academic scholarships to youth in foster care and to "aged-out" students. Scholarship awards range between $4,000 and $8,000 per student per degree program on average depending on student financial need. Payments are made per semester or quarter depending on the school or degree program.
Deadline: April - see website for specific dates
Eligibility: 1.) Graduating high school seniors as well as current undergraduate or trade school students may apply. 2.) All applicants must show State documentation of foster care placement. Eligible applicants can be emancipated or "aged-out" from foster care. 3.) All applicants must show written acceptance and enrollment in a college, university or trade school.
Contact: (404) 574-6763 or
Up to $5,000 per academic year.
Eligibility: 1) Orange County, CA, foster youth; 2) up to age 25
Contact: 714-619-0240 or follow link above