This program is for residents of New York who are current or former foster students. To qualify, applicants must meet one of the following conditions: 1) were in foster care on their 16th birthday; 2) are currently in the custody of a local department of social services and placed in foster care; 3) are currently in the custody of the Office of Children and Family Services and placed in a non-secure facility or voluntary agency (Title IV-E facility); or 4) are currently in the custody of the Office of Children and Family Services on aftercare status or receiving services in an Evening Reporting Center (ERC) and had been placed in a non-secure facility or voluntary agency (Title IV-E facility). Applicants must be US citizens or qualified non-citizens; be at least 18 but younger than 21 to apply for the first time; and have been accepted into or be enrolled in a degree, certificate, or other accredited program at a college, university, technical, or vocational school. Applicants' personal assets (bank account, car, home, etc.) must be worth less than $10,000. Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students.
How easy is it to apply?
This scholarship has application requirements that could take a lot of time and effort.
How much competition is there?
This scholarship won't have as many applicants as most.