College Scholarships and Career Readiness

Foster Parent Resources

College Scholarships

21st Century Scholars

Students receive up to 4 years of undergraduate tuition at participating public Indiana colleges and universities. Students in foster care can enroll anytime they are in high school and the income eligibility guidelines do not apply.

Also-Known-As Adoptee Excellence Scholarship

The Also-Known-As Adoptee Excellence Scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship for an outstanding graduating high school senior or undergraduate student who was adopted to the United States from another country.

Guardian Scholars Program

Post-secondary support offered by Ball-State University.

Cedarville University

Cedarville offers this full-tuition scholarship to one young person each year who has grown up in the foster care system and is now seeking an opportunity to pursue an undergraduate education that reflects a biblical worldview.

CHAFEE Education and Voucher Training Program

A voucher program available for all foster youth who turn 18 in foster care or are adopted or enter into a guardianship out of foster care on or after the youth’s 16th birthday.

Career Readiness

Area 31 Career Center

Free career counseling for foster youth living in West Marion, Hendricks, and Morgan counties. Contact Scott Borah ( for more information.

Guide to a Safe, Happy and Successful College Life

Download this FREE step-by-step guide to identify, discuss, and plan for the GREATEST PREDICTORS of your child’s college experience.

Fostering Flowers

Professional training in basic flower design, how to work at a flower center, how to do freelance flowers, how to help with events. Geared towards students aged 14-18 but open to all foster youth.

Life Skills for Youth

International Talent Academy of Carmel, Indiana in partnership with the Successful Leaders club of Carmel High School is proud to support community families by providing interactive high-level arts & personal development programs for eligible youth – scholarships Available