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California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth

California Student Aid Commission (CSAC)

Application Information

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Scholarship Overview

This grant is for high school juniors and seniors who are current or former foster youth in California. To qualify for this grant, applicants must have established court dependency at anytime between the ages of 16 and 18, demonstrate financial need, and must not have reached their 22nd birthday as of July 1st of the award year. KinGap youth, adopted youth, guardian placement, and voluntary placement may not be eligible for the Chafee Grant, unless court dependence was established at anytime between the ages of 16 and 18. Grant money must be used for vocational school training or college courses. Grant money can also be used to help pay for child care, transportation, and rent while in school. Grants may be used at any eligible California college or university or career or technical school, as well as schools in other states.

How easy is it to apply?

Not too bad

This scholarship's application process may have items such as essays that could take a couple hours.

How much competition is there?

Not much

This scholarship won't have as many applicants as most.

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Details

Average Award: $5,000
Renewable: This scholarship is renewable

Requirements

Maximum Age: Is this you?
  • 22
Financial Need: Is this you?
    Financial need will be considered.
Class Year: Is this you?
  • High school junior
  • High school senior
Home State: Is this you?
  • California
Other Qualifications: Is this you?
  • Foster Care / Orphan

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