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Scholarship Name:

Foster and Adoptive Family Services New Jersey Foster Care Scholarship

Scholarship Description:

Scholarship offered through Foster and Adoptive Family Services to New Jersey students.

Award Amount:

Up to $5,000.00


Number of Scholarships:

Multiple awards

Application Required:


Official Transcript Required:


References and Letter of Recommendations Required:

One (1) letter of recommendation

Interview Required:


Original Essay Required:


Additional Requirements and Information:

1)  Applicant must meet one (1) of the following criteria:

• Have been in the care and custody of New Jersey Department of Children and Families Child Protection & Permanency (formerly “DYFS”) in an out-of-home placement for a cumulative of nine (9) months or more following the applicant’s 16th birthday

• Have been in an out-of-home placement for a cumulative of eighteen (18) months or more following applicant’s 14th birthday

• Reside in or have resided in an independent living arrangement, or Transitional Living Program

• Have been adopted through New Jersey CP&P following applicant’s 12th birthday

• Have been in a CP&P out-of-home placement and left to enter KLG following the youth’s 16th birthday

2) Must be between the ages of 16-23; 3) Must possess a high school diploma or be a GED recipient; 4) Must plan to attend an accredited college, university or vocational/career school; 5) Demonstrated financial need; 6) FAFSA required; 7) Personal statement required; 8) College, university vocational/career school acceptance letter/proof of enrollment required; 9) Transcript(s) (if prior enrollment in college/vocational school) required; 10) Unofficial transcript(s) accepted.


NOTE: Application and/or supporting documents may be submitted by postal mail or facsimile.





New Jersey NJ

Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply):

Paper application

Additional Applicant Requirements:

Must be a high school graduate or GED recipient

Category (Select all that apply):

Residency, Age, Need-based

Web Site:

Point of Contact:

Foster and Adoptive Family Services
Attention: Scholarship Department
P.O. Box 518, 4301 Route 1 South
Monmouth Junction, New Jersey 08852
Telephone: (800) 222-0047
Facsimile: (609) 452-2635



                               September 1, 2017

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).