The Outstanding Youth College Fund Scholarship

The Outstanding Youth College Fund scholarship program was established to provide financial assistance to current and former foster youth who are determined to pursue a college education or job skills training in order to become financially self supporting. This award is a “last dollar grant” and is intended to address any unmet need left after a student has received his or her financial aid package. Preference will be given to students who have successfully completed one to two semesters of college. However, high school students with a strong academic record and clear academic and professional goals will also be considered.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a current or emancipated foster youth
  • Be an undergraduate student accepted or planning to attend a 2 year or 4 year College/University, Vocational, Trade or Technical school in the Sacramento region in the fall
  • Preference will be given to those who have successfully completed 24 college credits
  • Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Enroll in and complete a minimum of 12 units per semester
  • Plan to work a minimum of 10 hours per week while attending college

Renewal award may be received up to four years based upon meeting required conditions of the scholarship

Award
$500 to $3,000
Deadline
07/10/2018
Supplemental Questions
  1. Essay: Please provide an essay which provides a compelling self-portrayal and demonstrates your will to succeed based on the following questions:
    • What is your career goal and why have you chosen this path?
    • Is there an individual or event which has influenced you?
    • How do you measure or define success?
    • Why is receiving this scholarship important to continuing your education?
  2. Are you a current or emancipated foster youth
  3. Are you planning on attending a College, Vocational, Trade or Technical school in the Sacramento Region in the upcoming academic year
  4. Do you plan to work a minimum of 10 hours per week while attending college
  5. Have you successfully completed 24 college credits
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