Youth in Foster Care Scholarship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$2,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 29

Monday
Awarded By:

Albuquerque Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Three or more awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be a graduating high school senior or older to apply for this undergraduate award.
  4. Must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  5. Must be between the ages of 17 and 21.
  6. Must be a legal New Mexico resident for one or more years.
  7. Must have been in the New Mexico foster care system for one or more years at the time of his/her 18th birthday.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: New Mexico residents who are high school seniors or older, ages 17 to 21 who have been in the New Mexico foster care system for a minimum of one year at the time of their 18th birthday. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Application requirements for the Youth in Foster Care Scholarship Program are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • FAFSA
  • Essay
Additional Information: The Nelson’s student aid fund will make awards to young adults out of foster care who want to develop a marketable skill or continue their education at a post-secondary school. They hope they can positively impact the lives of young people who have already suffered from the insecurity of an unstable childhood.

Award Amount: Up to $2,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 29

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 29

Applications are available online from the Albuquerque Community Foundation website. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit transcripts or GED copy, FAFSA, and a personal essay. Applications must be submitted by the deadline date.
Contact: Denise
Address: P.O. Box 25266 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87125-5266

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