The New Jersey Foster Care Scholars Program Celebrates Seven Years of Success!
Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) in partnership with the Department of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) provide educational assistance through the New Jersey Foster Care Scholars (NJFC) Program. The New Jersey Foster Care (NJFC) Scholars Program closes its seventh successful year this month. Although the program was signed into existence in 2003, its first sizable student population occurred during the fall 2004 semester. Since then, 114 students have completed degree or certificate programs as NJFC Scholars at accredited colleges, universities, and trade/career schools. The 2009-2010 academic year resulted in 30 graduates, the most in any single year of the program. Foster & Adoptive Family Services would like to congratulate those graduates and encourage its current NJFC Scholars in the pursuit of their goals. For more information about the NJFC Scholars Program, please call FAFS at 1.800.222.0047 Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and ask for the Scholarship Department or send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply for the New Jersey Foster Care Scholars ProgramFAFS also provides privately funded scholarships and grants for New Jersey foster children and children adopted from DYFS who are high school seniors. Applications for FAFS' Private Scholarships & Grants for Foster Youth will be available in January 2012. Please check back then for more information.
Please note that FAFS' Private Scholarships & Opportunity Grants for Foster Youth and the NJFC Scholars Application are SEPARATE Programs. In some cases, students may qualify for both programs. If you have questions about scholarships and grants available through FAFS, please call 1.800.222.0047 and ask for the Scholarship Department or send an e-mail to email@example.com.