Foster and Adoptive Family Services

Foster Care Scholarships: Scholarships for Foster Children
& Children Adopted From Foster Care in NJ

Foster Care Scholarships & Grants in New Jersey

Foster Care Scholarships

Foster Care Scholarships

Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) offers many scholarships for foster children and children adopted from foster care in NJ. As administrators of the NJFC Scholars Program, FAFS has helped countless young people in foster care, adopted from foster care, and in KLG care achieve their dreams of pursuing a post-secondary education.

FAFS also provides privately funded scholarships and grants for New Jersey foster children and children adopted from DYFS who are high school seniors. Learn more about our foster youth scholarships and independent living opportunity grants, or click here to apply.

Please note that FAFS' Private Scholarships & Opportunity Grants for Foster Youth and the NJFC Scholars Program are SEPARATE foster care scholarships. In some cases, students may qualify for both programs. If you have questions about foster care scholarships and grants available through FAFS, please call 1.800.222.0047 and ask for the Scholarship Department or send an e-mail to

Resources for Foster Youth In or Applying for College

Click here to download a full list of resources for funding your post-secondary education.

  • Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) - If you are not already a participant in your school’s Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program you could be missing out on additional support. EOF… “provides financial assistance and support services (e.g. counseling, tutoring, developmental course work) to students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds who attend institutions of higher education in the State of New Jersey. For more information about EOF at your school please visit their website.

  • FAFSA on the Web - Federal Student Aid Official Site

  • FAFSA Tip Sheet 2014-2015 - Help for filling out The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) - "New Jersey authority that provides students and families with the financial and informational resources for students to pursue their education beyond high school."

  • The Underground Railroad to Success (URS) - offering (2) micro scholarships in the amount of $500 to NY/NJ foster youth who have achieved academic excellence as well as personal success toward independence.

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