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Oregon Chafee Education and Training Scholarship

Foster youth have hopes and dreams of a successful future just like other young people who have graduated or obtained their GED. The only difference is that many foster youth don’t have a family to fall back on for assistance. The State of Oregon and the federal government are helping support foster youth who wish to continue their education and training after high school.


The Department of Human Services (DHS) Independent Living Program (ILP) has received Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) funding to help current or former foster care youth with postsecondary education and training.

Youth may be eligible to receive up to $5,000 per academic year. To be eligible, you must:

1. Currently be in foster care, or have been in foster care for at least 180 days (six months) after your 14th birthday*
2. Apply for ETV funds prior to age 21**, by applying for the Chafee Education and Training Scholarship administered by OSAC. (See instructions below)

*Foster care placement must have been with either Oregon’s DHS child welfare (formerly SCF), or one of the nine federally recognized Tribes in Oregon.
**If a youth is participating in the ETV program at age 21, he or she may continue to receive assistance up to age 23.

For complete program information, eligibility requirements and application, please visit:
http://www.osac.state.or.us/chafeeetv.html

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