The NJFC Scholars Program Celebrates Nine Years of Success!
NJFC Scholars Program
Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS), in partnership with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), provides educational assistance through the New Jersey Foster Care Scholars (NJFC) Program. Although the program was signed into existence in 2003, its first sizable student population occurred during the fall 2004 semester. Since then, over 175 NJFC Scholars have confirmed the completion of their degree or certificate at accredited colleges, universities, and trade/career schools. Click here for more information on the NJFC Scholars program, including current eligibility criteria. 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 email email@example.com.
Applications for the 2013-2014 Academic Year are available now. The deadline for the Fall 2013 semester is September 1, 2013. Apply for the NJFC Scholars program or read our FAQ
To be added to the mailing list, please email your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Scholarship Department at 1.800.222.0047.
NJFC Scholars Program Information
The New Jersey Foster Care (NJFC) Scholars Program was put into place after Governor McGreevey signed the Tuition Waiver Bill in July of 2003. Through the passing of this legislation eligible foster and homeless youth may receive assistance with tuition and fees (not including room and board) at a public New Jersey college, university, or vocational school.
In addition, tuition assistance for private or out of state institutions is available to eligible students through the Federal Education and Training Voucher Program. Students eligible for this program may receive assistance in the following areas:
- Tuition and Fees
- Room and Board
- Books and Supplies
- Computers/Special Equipment
- Child Care Costs
The NJFC Scholars Program has two sources of funding each with its own eligibility criteria. The student's personal status will determine which source of funding will fund the scholarship and therefore what services the scholarship will pay for.