Is my adopted child eligible for a scholarship for post-secondary education (college, trade school, etc.)?


Scholarships and tuition waivers may be available to youth who were adopted from foster care. Youth adopted as infants or through intercountry adoption may need to access scholarships through more traditional means, such as foundations, schools, or other organizations. Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, offers more information in its web section on Educational Assistance.

The Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) Program provides financial assistance for postsecondary training and education to youth who have aged out of foster care or who have left foster care after age 16 for kinship guardianship or adoption. Child Welfare Information Gateway provides a listing of ETV Coordinators by state on its website.

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