College, Continuing Education and Scholarships

  • Education

Choosing and Applying to School 

Anatomy of the College Application

There's a whole long process of applying for college and it includes many steps. Use this guide and learn what to expect when you start looking for a college to attend.  


GO! College New York: Youth in Care Corner

A step-by-step guide to the entire college application process from what you should start doing while in high school and how to pay for it when you get accepted.  


Paying for Students Education 

Federal Student Aid: An Office of the US Dept. of Education

Students can learn more about the different types of financial aid they can receive to help pay for college or continuing education. This website includes instructions on how to fill out your FAFSA form to receive financial aid.


Foster Youth College Success Initiative Program

The New York State Foster Youth College Success Initiative Program provides additional support services and funding to help meet the costs of college for eligible students. Note: This program is not the same as the Education Training Voucher, you can apply for and receive both.


Fostering Youth Success Alliance

A resource guide to help students from foster care succeed in college and graduate with pride and better possibilities for their futures.


New York State Scholarship Opportunities 

New York State Excelsior Scholarship

This scholarship in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free.


FCAA Scholarship 

A scholarship program for foster care alumni 25 and older.


Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation & Creativity

The Milton Fisher Scholarship is a four-year renewable scholarship open to exceptionally Innovative and Creative high school juniors and seniors, and first-time college freshmen. 


New York Educational Training Vouchers (ETV)

The Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program of New York State is designed to help foster care youth pay for post-secondary education or training by awarding students up to $5,000 a year for qualified school related expenses. 


NY Bar Foundation - Judith S. Kaye Children and the Law Committee Scholarship

The NY Bar Foundation’s grant making in the coming year prioritizes funding for civil legal services programs assisting with the essentials of life.