About the Scholarship

Students who are above the age of foster care, pursuing postsecondary education are provided financial assistance in the form of the Pennsylvania Chafee Education and Training Grant Program.

The grant program is awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services funded by the federal government, to students enrolled in accredited university or college in the state of Pennsylvania for an undergraduate degree program.


Pennsylvania Chafee Education and Training Grant Program Awards

  • The grant amount received by the recipients of the program varies every year depending on the funding available and the number of students applied.

  • The students receive up to $5000 that is used to pay the tuition and fees of students who are selected for the grant program.


Pennsylvania Chafee Education and Training Grant Program Application

  • The applicant must be in the foster care or adopted from the foster care at the age of 16 who are residing in the state of Pennsylvania.

  • The recipients are selected based on the eligibility criteria and the financial need as demonstrated as the applicant.

The application process includes the following steps:

  • The applicant must have completed the FAFSA procedures on the official website of the federal government.

  • The applicant must complete the application form available on the official website of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA).

  • The application along with important documents must be postmarked and sent via mail to the State Grants and Special Programs office of PHEAA.


Pennsylvania Chafee Education and Training Grant Program Application Deadline

The students are expected to submit the application by 31st December 2019. Any application received past the deadline is not considered. The students are advised to submit the application as early as possible.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The student should be a resident of Pennsylvania.

  • The applicant should be a youth in foster care or a youth discharged or adopted from foster care after the age of 16.

  • The applicant must be eligible for Successful Transition to Adulthood under Pennsylvania's John H. Chafee Foster Care Program.

  • The applicant must be under the foster care at 14 or older.

  • The student should produce financial need.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in an institution approved by the U.S. Department of Education for Title IV student assistance programs as a half-time or full-time undergraduate course.


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