Scholarships are funds for college expenses that do not have to be repaid and are often based on merit, personal interests or background.

Scholarships can be awarded by corporations, non-profit organizations and individuals. Some might pay for a large part of the cost of education, others might be for a few hundred dollars. All scholarships are worth applying for as they reduce the cost of education.

Find out more about finding and applying for scholarships. You’ll also want to be careful and avoid scholarship scams.

Scholarships for Foster Youth

Many campuses have special scholarships or financial aid packages available for current and former foster youth. Contact staff at foster youth campus support programs to find what options may available.

Scholarship Opportunities for Los Angeles County Foster Youth

  • Click here for a list of Scholarship Resources for L.A. County Foster Youth

Orangewood Scholarship Opportunities for Orange County Foster Youth

Unstoppable Awards

  • Who qualifies: Must be a high school senior with a GPA between 2.3-3.2, attending school in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, or Riverside County completing high school in Spring 2017. May be currently or formerly on probation. Deadline: 4/15/17
  • To apply

Dare to Dream Scholarship


Nsoro Foundation

United Friends of the Children

United Friends of the Children maintains a website with scholarship links specific to foster youth in the Los Angeles area. To view the list CLICK HERE.

Other Useful Resources