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California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth

California Student Aid Commission (CSAC)

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Scholarship Overview

Be a current or former foster youth who was a ward of the court, living in foster care, for at least one day between the ages of 16 and 18. Youth who are/were in Kin-GAP, a non-related legal guardianship, or were adopted, are eligible only if the youth was a dependent or ward of the court, living in foster care, for at least one day between the ages of 16 and 18. Not have reached your 22nd birthday as of July 1st of the award year. Pursuant to Assembly Bill 2506, starting with the 2017-18 award year, you can only receive your Chafee Grant if you attend a school that is either of the following: A qualifying institution that is eligible for participation in the Cal Grant Program. An institution that is not located in California with a three-year cohort default rate that is less than 15.5 percent and a graduation rate greater than 30 percent.

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
Awards Granted: 1
Renewable: This scholarship is renewable
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