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Change a Life Foundation and National Foster Parent Association Youth Scholarships

Change a Life Foundation

Scholarship Name: College Scholarship Programs
Description: The Change a Life Foundation targets graduating high school seniors who are facing a financial hardship in paying for college due to their placement in the foster care system in California. The foundation looks for students who are from specific geographic areas of California (Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County) who are active in community service and civic engagement, and have excelled academically in high school. Because of this academic require, students should have score at least a 1500 on their SATs and maintain a 3.5 GPA. Students should further be taking Advanced Placement courses (or have already passed AP courses). There are also a number of scholarships available for emancipated youth, specifically graduating seniors planning on attending a four0year college or university, or current community college students who are planning to transfer to a four-year program.
Award: $5,000
Awards per Year: Varies
Award is Open to: Undergraduate Students, Community College Students
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: Eligibility criteria and access to the online application are available on the Change a Life Foundation website.
See Also: Scholarships for Foster Youth, Scholarships for Overcoming Adversity, Scholarships for Community College Students


National Foster Parent Association

Scholarship Name: National Foster Parent Association Youth Scholarships
Description: The National Foster Parent Association offers youth scholarships to foster children attending either college or vocational school. They even have some awards for students looking to get a GED or other certification program. To qualify for an award, your foster parent must be a member of the National Foster Parent Association, or the biological child of a current foster parent. Students are expected to complete the application, obtain two letters of recommendation (one from the foster parent, if possible), and write a 500-word essay about future plans and how higher education will help achieve those goals.
Award: Varies
Awards per Year: Varies
Award is Open to: High School Seniors, Undergraduate Students, Community College Students
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: Scholarship applications should be mailed directly to the National Foster Parent Association Scholarship Committee. The address and materials requirements are available at the NFPA website.
See Also: Scholarships for Foster Youth, Scholarships for Overcoming Adversity, Scholarships for Community College Students

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