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Name Education and Training Vouchers for Youths Aging Out of Foster Care
Number of Awards
Award Value $5,000
Award Type Need-Based Scholarship
Merit-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications
Renewable
Scholarship Links More Information

Contact Information

Contact Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Phone (512)438-3312
Fax
Email agencyinfo@dfps.state.tx.us

Scholarship Description

To provide financial assistance to help youth ages 16 - 23 to begin, continue or complete postsecondary education and training programs.

Who can apply?
* Are between the ages of 16 and 21 who have a high school diploma or equivalent and are attending a Texas public or private college that provides a bachelor's degree or not less than a two-year program that provides credit towards an associate's degree or certificate;
* Are beyond the age of compulsory school attendance (age 18) and are attending an accredited or preaccredited program that provides not less than one year of training toward gainful employment;
* Are in TDFPS foster care and who are at least 16 years old and are likely to remain in foster care until age 18;
* Have aged out of TDFPS foster care, but have not yet turned 21; or
* Are adopted from TDFPS foster care after turning 16 years old who are not yet 21.

Youth participating in the education and training voucher program on their 21st birthday can remain eligible until age 23 as long as they are enrolled and making satisfactory progress toward completing their postsecondary education or training program.