Foster youth who remain in foster care after their 16th birthdays may be eligible for Chafee Post-Secondary Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) to reimburse academic or vocational expenses up to $5,000.00 per school year. The California Student Aid Commission administers this program. To learn more, please visit their website at: http://www.chafee.csac.ca.gov//.
A growing number of universities and vocational training centers now offer the Guardian Scholars program to emancipated foster youth. Eligible emancipated foster youth are encouraged to contact the financial aid offices at the universities they wish to attend for more information on the Guardian Scholars program at those institutions. A list of the participating institutions has also been posted to the Orangewood Children's Foundation's website, at http://www.orangewoodfoundation.org/programs_scholars.asp.
Other scholarships may be available through the financial aid offices at most academic and vocational institutions. Additional scholarship information may also be found through the following Internet Websites:
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