Education and Training Vouchers for Youths Aging Out of Foster Care in Texas

The purpose of the Education and Training Vouchers for Youths Aging Out of Foster Care in Texas program is to provide financial assistance annually to help current and former foster youth ages 16 up to 23 to begin, continue or complete post-secondary education and training programs. Eligibility Requirements:-Is between the ages of 16 and 21; have a high school diploma or equivalent or is exempt from required school attendance-May attend 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; or a program that provides not less than one year of training toward gainful employment-Is at least 16 years old and are likely to remain in foster care until age 18-Aged out of foster care, but have not yet turned 21-Adopted from foster care after age 16 years but are not yet 21-Is not yet age 21 and entered CPS Permanency Care Assistance after age 16 -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 post-secondary education or training program-Eligible Students must enroll in a minimum of 6 semester hoursFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $5,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes