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NFPA Scholarships

The Scholarship application has closed.

The National Foster Parent Association will provide annual competitive scholarships of $500 each based on availability of funds. A scholarship to be made available for awarding for each of the following categories:

  • Foster Care – Youth
  • Kinship Care – Youth
  • Adoptive - Foster Youth
  • Resource Family – Biological Youth

One annual $500 honorary scholarship will be awarded to the highest score in the youth scholarship categories above. This scholarship is designated as the Gordon Evans Scholarship in memory of a man who gave so much of himself to the NFPA and the many children he fostered, as well as the untold numbers of people whose lives he affected.

All applicant's parent, or another supportive adult, must be a member of the NFPA. Scholarships are awarded to high school-level students who are graduating or getting their GED.

Application Requirements:

  • An application must be submitted by the online form, below.
  • Application and all attachments must be received by 11:00 PM Central on April 7, 2022.
  • Have a parent, or other supportive adult, that is a member of the NFPA. They can join at  https://nfpaonline.org/membership
  • Must be in your senior year of high school (regardless of age).
  • Must provide a copy of high school transcript.
  • Must be at least 17 and no more than 21 years of age.
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation from foster parents, social workers, residential center, principal/teacher/guidance counselor, or employer.
  • Essay in 300-500 words on "How my foster care experience has impacted my future educational goals."
  • Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

When the scholarship has been awarded:

  • Must provide a copy of college acceptance.
  • Must provide proof of enrollment.


Continuing Education Scholarship

The National Foster Parent Association offers a scholarship to a former foster youth wishing to continue their college or technical school enrollment beyond the first year. A scholarship is awarded to a college or technical school-level student who is entering their second year of college or technical school.

Application Requirements

  • An application must be submitted by the online form, below.
  • Application, and all attachments, must be received by 11:00 PM Central on April 7, 2022.
  • Essay in 300-500 words on "How my foster care experience has impacted my future educational goals."
  • Must be or have been in foster care through a US child protection agency (Tribal)
  • Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

When the scholarship has been awarded:

  • Must be currently enrolled in college or technical school and provide up to date transcript.
  • Provide proof of enrollment in college or technical school for the upcoming school year.



Scholarship Awardees

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

2021 SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Jillian Y. - NC
  • Eyhdi O. - NY
  • Samantha T. - NJ
  • Dylan B. - LA
  • Nevaeh B. - WA

2020 SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Sonya M. - CA
  • Amaya H. - NY
  • Anastasia P. - KY
  • Isaiah H. - AZ
  • Dwayne G. - MD

2019 SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Katie N. - NE
  • Nathan F. - MI
  • Monica M. - CA
  • Danger W. - CA
  • Aye S. - WI

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

    See our Resources page for a list of great scholarship resources.

    If you are interested in becoming a member of the NFPA click below.

    https://nfpaonline.org/membership

    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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