The Orphan Foundation of America- NY
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|The New York Education and Training Voucher Program is a federally-funded, state-administered program designed to help youth who were in foster care. Students may receive up to $5000 a year for qualified school related expenses. Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students. Applicants must complete the ETV application which includes documentation each semester that is sent directly from the school to ETV confirming enrollment, the cost of attendance (COA) and unmet need. Send an email to the New York ETV Coordinator at [email protected]|
|1.You must be a current or former foster student who: •was in foster care on or after your 16th birthday. OR •is currently in the custody of a local department of social services and placed in foster care. OR •is currently in the custody of the Office of Children and Family Services and placed in a non-secure facility or voluntary agency (Title IV-E facility). OR •is currently in the custody of the Office of Children and Family Services on aftercare status or receiving services in an Evening Reporting Center (ERC) and had been placed in a non-secure facility or voluntary agency (Title IV-E facility). 2.You must be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen. 3.Your personal assets (bank account, car, home, etc.) are worth less than $10,000. 4.You must be at least 18 but younger than 21 to apply for the first time. You may reapply for ETV funds, if you have a current grant, up to the age of 23. 5.You must have been accepted into or be enrolled in a degree, certificate or other accredited program at a college, university, technical, vocational school. To remain eligible for ETV funding, you must show progress toward a degree or certificate.|
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