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Scholarship Spotlight: National Foster Parent Association Youth Scholarship

Robyn Stewart

Written by Robyn Stewarton October 1st, 2021

Prior to joining College Coach, I was a financial aid officer at the College of the Holy Cross and an education advisor at two TRIO program locations. I work with the Massachusetts Education Finance Authority (MEFA) to present paying for college workshops to hundreds of families across the state. I'm a graduate of UMass Amherst and have a master in counseling from Northeastern University.
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There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier. The National Foster Parent Association has been supporting families since 1972. All dependents—adopted, biological, and fostered—of NFPA members are eligible to apply for this scholarship opportunity. Scholarship: NFPA Youth Scholarship Awarding Organization: National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) Amount: Varies Number of Scholarships Awarded: Varies Eligible Students:All dependents of NFPA members who are pursing any form of post-secondary education are able to apply. Applicants can be high school graduates or GED recipients. How to Apply: Complete the online application Deadline: April 4 Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.

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