The National Voice of Foster Parents



About the NFPA Youth Scholarship

The National Foster Parent Association offers scholarships to NFPA members whose birth, foster and US adopted youth wish to further their education beyond high school, including college or university studies, vocational/technical school or junior college.  

Scholarships will be awarded to high school-level students who are graduating or getting their GED.  

The parents  of a scholarship applicant must be a member, or join, the NFPA.

How to apply

Use the link below to complete the online scholarship application form.  Be sure to read all the information on the form.  We recommend gathering all your information before completing the form.

The 2018 NFPA Youth Scholarship Application Form is closed.

Scholarship Timeline

      • Application Open: January 26, 2018
      • Application Deadline: April 2, 2018
      • Notice to Applicants:  April 27, 2018

If you would like to receive updates on the NFPA Youth Scholarship, subscribe to our newsletter.

donate to the scholarship fund

You have the opportunity to aid children and youth in foster care by your financial support, contributions, memorials, and honorarium for the Scholarship Program, in any amount, which is welcome and tax deductible.

The National Foster Parent Association is a non-profit, voluntary organization established in 1972 with tax exempt status under Section 501 (c) (3) of the internal Revenue Code.  The National Foster Parent Association depends upon public donations to continue its work. You can help!

Making a donation to the NFPA Scholarship fund in secure and easy.  When we receive your donation, we will send you an acknowledgment in the mail for tax purposes.  Click here to make a donation to the NFPA Youth Scholarship Fund.


other scholarships

See our Other Youth Scholarships page for a list of great scholarship resources.

Scholarship Awardees

Congratulations to our well-deserving Youth Scholarship Awardees! The National Foster Parent Association is proud of your success and wishes you the best of luck in your future!  

2018 SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Karen S. - CA
  • Alexis B. - WI
  • Shane U. - CA
  • Henrique F. - CT
  • Stephanie T. - NJ

2017 SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Manuella Y. - NY
  • Jahika H. - NY
  • Miguel G. - VA
  • Mary H. - VT
  • Alyssa R. - OK

2016 SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Wriston H. - NC
  • Kushun R. - MO
  • Placy L. - NM
  • Jordan G. - FL
  • Savananah F. - FL

2015 SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Grace C. - CA
  • Carolina W. - CA
  • Quoteesa-Sye J. - MD
  • Erica H. - TN
  • Rachel F. - AL

    2014 SCHOLARSHIPS

    • Justin A. - SC
    • Carly D. - CA
    • Catherine H. - UT
    • Charles A. - TX
    • Diandre S. - IL

    The National Foster Parent Association is a champion for the thousands of families that open their hearts and their homes to the over 400,000 children in out-of-home placement in the US. The NFPA believes in the importance of family-based care for foster children and that every child deserves support and a permanent family.

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