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NFPA Updates

  • 29 Feb 2012 1:15 PM | Sarah Schafer (Administrator)
    Please be advised that the new deadline for the submission of the NFPA 2012 Conference Award Forms are, April 27, 2012.  Please view the 2012 conference page  for additional information and award forms. 
  • 17 Feb 2012 10:27 AM | Sarah Schafer (Administrator)

    This year, member are voting for President, Treasurer, and Regional Vice Presidents for Regions 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10. Information surrounding the nominees can be found on the elections page.

  • 14 Feb 2012 9:07 AM | Sarah Schafer (Administrator)
    Dear Students and Partners in Education,

    Please see the following opportunities that AAJA has to offer students. These are great opportunities so please don't miss the deadlines.  For high school students, we want to emphasize J Camp and the CIC/Anna Chennault  Scholarship. The deadline for the scholarship has been extended to February 20th.  For college students, please apply for the NBC partnership and Unity Student Projects.

    See the Asian American Journalists Association Student Programs Update for more details.
  • 25 Jan 2012 11:55 AM | Sarah Schafer (Administrator)

    Foster Care to Success (for the past 30 years known as Orphan Foundation of America) is the nation’s oldest and largest organization with the sole purpose of helping young people transition from foster care to successful adulthood through education.  Thousands of youth from every state have attended school and graduated with support from Foster Care to Success, and are now contributing members of their communities. 

    Each year we fund approximately 100 new students through the Casey Family Scholars and Foster Care to Success scholarship programs.  Applicants must have been in care for the 12 months prior to their 18th birthday and scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit and need.  The online application is open between January 1 and March 31 annually.  For more information including complete eligibility requirements and to submit an application, visit

  • 20 Jan 2012 9:48 AM | LaShaun Wallace (Administrator)
    NFPA, in partnership with the Illinois Foster and Adoptive Parent Association, is making BIG plans for NFPA's 42nd annual Education Conference. Check out the 2012 NFPA Conference link (on the left-side column) for more information.
  • 05 Jan 2012 2:34 PM | LaShaun Wallace (Administrator)
    The International Student Foundation, a nonprofit that provides scholarships, mentoring and leadership training for select foster care and orphaned students, is accepting applications for scholarships to college for the Fall 2012 – Spring 2013 academic year. 

    Young adults who have either aged-out, or who will age-out soon and want to pursue a higher-level education, contact Renee LeClair at 

    Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2012. 

    Call 972.267.8188 or visit the website at
  • 04 Jan 2012 2:30 PM | Sarah Schafer (Administrator)

    I'm reaching out to you on behalf of, the one of the nation’s largest organization devoted to the funding of young social entrepreneurs. Our largest grant program, The Do Something Awards, might be a good fit for exceptional youth leaders raising awareness to fostercare. 

    The Do Something Awards (formerly the BR!CK Awards) identifies exceptional young social entrepreneurs, activists, and community leaders who have a significant social impact. The Do Something Award nominees and winners are the pivotal "do-ers" in their fields and causes. For this year's awards five finalists will be selected and rewarded with a $10,000 community grant, participation in the third Do Something Awards TV show on VH1, media coverage, and continued support from Of those five nominees, one will be selected to win the Grand Prize, a $100,000 grant, which will be announced during the broadcast.

    I would appreciate your help in one of two ways: I hope you'll help me share this opportunity with the members of your organization (you can use the paragraph above to share with your communities). Additionally, you can recommend people for the award by filling out a simple nomination form at Quantity of applications is not a concern.  Rather, we want to identify the "best-in-class" activists, leaders, and social entrepreneurs age 25 and under.  Applicants must be citizens or residents of the U.S. or Canada and must apply by March 1st, 2012, although applying earlier is strongly encouraged.

    Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions or thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.



    Do Something Awards Team

    Do Something Awards Team

  • 30 Dec 2011 10:38 AM | Sarah Schafer (Administrator)
    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. 

    Please see the Youth Scholarship Info webpage for details and application forms.
  • 16 Dec 2011 10:10 AM | Sarah Schafer (Administrator)
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