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Foster Child Grant Program

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

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Scholarship Overview

This grant is for foster children who are permanent legal residents of Massachusetts. To qualify, applicants must be placed in the custody of the Department of Social Services through a Care and Protection Petition, have signed a voluntary agreement with the Department of Social Services establishing terms and conditions for receiving such aid, and be in compliance with Selective Service Registration. Applicants must have applied for financial aid using the FAFSA, not be in default of any Federal or State Student Loans for attendance at any institution or owe a refund for any previous financial aid received, be in good standing and meet the institution's requirements for satisfactory academic progress, not be over the age of 24, and be US citizens or eligible non-citizens. Eligible institutions include public, private, independent, for-profit or non-profit institutions in Massachusetts and the continental United States authorized to offer undergraduate degrees or certificate programs. The institutions must be accredited and eligible to participate in the Federal Title IV programs.

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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Average Award: $6,000
Renewable: This scholarship is renewable


Maximum Age: Is this you?
  • 24
Class Year: Is this you?
  • High school senior
  • College freshman
  • College sophomore
  • College junior
  • College senior
Home State: Is this you?
  • Massachusetts
Other Qualifications: Is this you?
  • Foster Care / Orphan

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