Scholarship Opportunities and College Resources for Youth

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OCFS recognizes the important role education can play in the lives of foster youth. The following serves as a guide to equip youth in care with the tools to navigate the higher education system as they prepare to transition out of care.

General College Information

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Academic Scholarships

Athletic Scholarships

Scholarships for Foster Care Youth

Federal and State Financial Aid


Opportunities for Minorities

Military Opportunities

Study Abroad Opportunities

Opportunities for Students with Special Needs

Other Resources

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