AFFCFs Post-Secondary Scholarship program finances educational costs and tuition charges for youngsters who age out of foster care in Arizona and wish to go to a college or junior college. AFFCFs essential measure is that the understudy candidate was a dependent of the state of Arizona or in foster care when they turned 18 years old; that is, the understudy was adopted, granted guardianship, or rejoined with his/her original guardians preceding aging out of the Department of Child foster care. AFFCF won’t consider first-time candidates older than 24 years old.
To get into the program and stay qualified for a renewing your award every semester, understudies should be taken on no less than six credit hours for each semester and keep a minimum total GPA of 2.0. Grants are granted for two semesters. Grants are qualified to be renewed for two extra semesters after the initial two semesters, but restoration isn’t ensured. Four-year school/college candidates are qualified to get grants up to $5,000 each scheduled year. Whereas, Junior college candidates are qualified to get grants up to $2,000 each scheduled year. An understudy who doesn’t meet the base combined GPA prerequisite of 2.0 continuous semesters will be naturally dropped from qualification and should finish the complete grant application to be considered for re-admittance into the program.
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation sets out open doors to fabricate confidence and enable kids and youth in foster care by subsidizing services to advance their background and guarantee their fruitful progress to adulthood.
Below we have a brief description of the following scholarship:
|Organization||Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation|
|Education Level||College students|
|Number of Awards||1|
|Contest Deadline||December 15, 2021|
|Application Fees||Not required|
Who is Eligible?
The eligibility criteria for the following scholarship are as follows:
- AFFCF’s primary criterion is that the student-applicant was a ward of the State of Arizona or in tribal foster care when they turned 18 years of age; that is, the student was not adopted, awarded guardianship, or reunited with their biological parents before ageing out of the Department of Child Safety’s care. Prospective applicants who have signed a voluntary with DCS past their 18th birthday are also eligible.
- AFFCF will not consider first-time applicants older than 24 years of age.
- To be accepted into the program and remain eligible for renewal each semester, students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
- Students who have a chronic history of failing or withdrawing from courses will be put on a probationary status for no more than two semesters. Scholarship eligibility will be reviewed at the beginning of each semester. A student who does not meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement of 2.0 more than two consecutive semesters will be automatically dropped from eligibility and must complete the entire scholarship application to be considered for re-admittance into the program.
How to Apply?
All interested candidates will have to go to the online portal of the organization where they will find two options. One is for login and the latter is for register. Applicants who have an account of the organization can use it to access the form. On the other hand, aspirants with no account can register to create a new one and access the form.
Following are the documents that need to be attached with your application form:
- One letter of recommendation: personal or academic. An academic letter of recommendation (from a teacher/professor who had the student in class or a tutor who worked with the student) is preferred.
- Student’s most recent transcript (A GED certificate is acceptable instead of a transcript for a student who passed the GED.)
- Student’s FAFSA Summary Aid Report (SAR)
- Student’s upcoming class schedule (minimum enrollment of six credit hours required)
The award will be provided for the two-semester students. The programs will be renewed for an additional two semesters after the first two semesters. However, renewal is not guaranteed. The maximum number of semesters that a student may receive the scholarship, if consistently selected for renewal, is ten semesters.
Four-year college/university applicants can get awards up to $5,000 per calendar year ($2,500 per semester). To be eligible for the maximum four-year college/university award ($2,500 per semester), students must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Four-year college/university applicants with cumulative GPAs between 2.0 and 2.5 can receive $2,000 per calendar year ($1,000 per semester). Community college applicants can receive awards up to $2,000 per calendar year ($1,000 per semester).
The application deadline for the following scholarship is December 15, 2021. Please submit your applications on or before the said deadline. Late submissions will not be considered at all. Please hurry up since the deadline is approaching soon.