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Department of Children & Family Services Youth In Scholarship

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)

Application Information

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Scholarship Overview

This scholarship is for DCFS youth and youth who were formerly in the care of DCFS. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be at least 16 years old but not yet 21 on the application deadline date. The Department must have court-ordered legal guardianship for the applicant or the Department must have had legal guardianship for the applicant prior to the adoption being finalized, or the applicant must be in the Subsidized Guardianship Program. The award consists of $491 each month for up to four years; a medical card; a tuition waiver to any Illinois state-funded community college or university; reimbursement of the cost of books not covered by financial aid; and education advisors and OETS staff will offer assistance as needed.

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.

Contact Information



Deadline: Mar 31
Awards Granted: 48
Renewable: This scholarship is renewable
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