From College Success Foundation:
Just a reminder that the deadline for the Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth is quickly approaching! The scholarship application must be postmarked no later than November 10, 2009.
Please encourage students who fit the criteria noted below to apply. The scholarships will range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year, depending on the college of attendance.
The application is available on the CSF web site at http://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/gs/index.htm.
To be eligible for the Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth the student must:
• Be a permanent foster care youth in Washington State or in federal or tribal out-of-home care
• Be enrolled as a Washington State high school senior and on track to graduate from high school during the 2009-2010 academic year
• Have resided in Washington State for at least three academic years prior to high school graduation
• Have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least a 2.0
In addition, the application does request a copy of the student’s most recent court document. However, if the student cannot easily obtain a copy, the student should submit the application without it. CSF will then verified the student’s status at a later date.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Senior Program Officer
College Success Foundation