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Scholarships for adopted students?

Hello! I'm an adopted high school junior looking for college scholarships. Does anyone know of any scholarships specifically for adopted students? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

7 months ago

Hello! I'm glad you're exploring scholarship options for college. There are definitely scholarships specifically for adopted students. Here are a few to start with:

1. The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation Scholarships: This scholarship aims to support students coming from a variety of disadvantaged backgrounds, including those who are adopted. You can find more info here: https://www.clarkfoundationdc.org/scholarships/

2. National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) Scholarship: While this scholarship is primarily for foster youth, you may also be eligible if you were adopted after being in foster care. More information can be found on the NFPA website: https://nfpaonline.org/Scholarship-info

3. Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Programs: These scholarships support high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles, and being an adopted student can qualify you for consideration. You can learn more about these scholarships here: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/

4. State-specific scholarships and grants: Some states provide financial assistance for adopted students, especially if they were adopted through the state's foster care system. Check your state's Department of Children & Family Services or local adoption agency websites for more information.

I would also encourage you to not limit your search to scholarships exclusively for adopted students. There are many scholarships and financial aid opportunities available based on academic achievement, community involvement, and personal interests, among others. Be sure to take advantage of online scholarship search tools like Fastweb, Cappex, or Scholarship.com's scholarship search, which can help you find scholarships that are tailored to your specific profile. Good luck with your search and your college journey!

7 months ago

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