These are funds for college expenses that students do not have to repay, and are available both from the government and private entities.

Scholarships for Foster Youth: Many campuses have special scholarships or financial aid packages available for current and former foster youth. Contact staff at foster youth campus support programs to find what options may available.

Scholarship Opportunities for Los Angeles County Foster Youth

  • Click here for a list of Scholarship Resources for L.A. County Foster Youth

Orangewood Scholarship Opportunities for Orange County Foster Youth

Unstoppable Awards

  • Who qualifies: Must be a high school senior with a GPA between 2.3-3.2, attending school in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, or Riverside County completing high school in Spring 2017. May be currently or formerly on probation. Deadline: 4/15/17
  • To apply:

Fostering Educational Opportunities Foundation

Dare to Dream Scholarship


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