The National Voice of Foster Parents

Fostered & Adopted Youth Scholarships

The following list includes ONLY scholarships that are focused toward youth that are or have been in foster care, or were adopted.

NFPA Youth Scholarship

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.

See the NFPA Youth Scholarship page for details.

Horatio Alger Association

Recipients receive a $22,000 scholarship which is disbursed over the course of their collegiate career. Scholars attend the National Scholars Conference which takes place in Washington, DC in April and they receive access to various support services offered by the Horatio Alger Association which include:

  • Financial aid counseling
  • Mentoring Program
  • Free housing opportunities at Campus Crest Communities
  • 24-hour support and referral line
  • Scholar and Alumni meetings/events
  • Graduate school grant opportunities
  • Special assistance grants
  • Involvement with an active Alumni Association
For more information visit the Horatio Alger Scholarship website

International Student Foundation

The International Student Foundation's mission is to provide scholarships, mentoring and leadership training for select foster care and orphaned students…raising up leaders of influence.  They are looking for youth who:

  • Aged-out Foster Care or Orphaned Youth
  • Has the Desire to Succeed
  • Shows Leadership Potential

Information and application forms at

Foster Care to Success

Foster Care to Success partners with organizations, foundations, and individuals to deliver scholarships to foster youth across the country.  They have several programs including scholarships, grants, training vouchers, and others.

More information at

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation offers post-secondary scholarships to Arizona foster youth.  More information at

Gay/Lesbian Adoptive/Foster Parent Scholarship

Provides scholarships to foster and adoptive youth that are in care of or adopted by gay or lesbian parents.  Sponsored by Child Support Lawyer L.A.

Donate to the NFPA Scholarship

You have the opportunity to aid children and youth in foster care by your financial support, contributions, memorials, and honoraria 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.

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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