Scholarships for Foster Youth

Children’s Action Network and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption have partnered to create a national scholarship program, Fostering a Future, sponsored by Capital One, to benefit youth adopted from foster care.

The fund was designed to provide children who were adopted from foster care with the opportunity to pursue their educational goals. In addition, the fund will provide parents considering the adoption of an older child an opportunity for education assistance by adding this special scholarship to existing post-adoption resources. The fund is also intended to help alleviate some concerns about new financial obligations facing adoptive parents.

They are currently accepting applications. Applicants must:

* have been adopted from the United States foster care system after the age of 13

* be graduating high school seniors.

* maintain or improve qualifying grade point average throughout applicant’s senior year

* demonstrate financial need

Applications will be accepted between now and April 20, 2010. To download an application, please visit Children’s Action Network. If you have any questions, or would like more information, contact Children’s Action Network at Caninformation@aol.com or 800.525.6789.

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