Awards dependent on need and available for undergrads up to 6 years and graduate students up to 4 years. Application is open for undergrads March 1- May 1 and August 1- October 1 annually and February 1- April 1 annually for graduate students. Must have received services from Casey Family Services. Application found here.
The Ohio Department of Higher Education provided 19 schools with funds to provide foster students $2,000 each to put toward tuition and fees while pursuing a short term certificate. See if your school is on the list here.
Up to $5,000 a year for qualified school expenses. Eligibility and applications can be found here.
Youth should fill out FAFSA as an independent student if the student is:
1) an orphan, in foster care, or ward of the court when the student was 13 or older.
2) Student is an emancipated minor or legal guardianship was determined by the court in their state of legal residence
3) student is a verified unaccompanied youth who is homeless or at risk of homelessness and self-supporting
Find the application here.
Group of scholarships totaling from $2,500-$5,000 each year for up to 5 years. Applications open from January 1st- March 31st annually at https://www.fc2success.org/our-programs/information-for-students/
Certain higher ed institutions received a grant to support students with high need. This is distributed by looking at FAFSA information. To find out if your school has the program and more details on eligibility, please click here.
Free academic skills instruction (in person and online) to help prepare for your High School Equivalence test or certification testing, learn English as a second language, improve employability, and much more! Learn more here.
As a renter, you have rights and responsibilities. Find information on what those rights are here.
Housing vouchers for former foster youth ages 24 and under. Contact your local county housing authority for vouchers. Learn more.
Affordable housing designed specifically for parents who are full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a State of Ohio accredited institution of higher learning. Information can be found here.
Designed to serve those ages 18-24 with foster care history. Residents are expected to maintain full-time status at an accredited two or four-year college or university. Applications will be released Fall 2020.
Youth shelter for those ages 18-24 that provides food, basic needs and supplies, and basic medical and first aid care in Cincinnati. Learn more.
Youth emergency shelter located in Dayton that includes crisis hotlines, transitional housing, life-skills education, and other follow-up services. Learn more.
Drop-in center for youth ages 14-24 who are experiencing homelessness. Provides connections to basic needs and stabilizing resources as well as onsite education, healthcare, and access to transitional jobs. Learn more.
Shelter and connection to housing, clothing, food, education, employment, counseling, transportation, and healthcare for those 10-18 years old. Learn more.
Family and Youth Law Center provides free and low-cost legal assistance to a variety of folks including youth who are or ever were in foster care. Learn more here.
Bridges helps those ages 18-20 make the transition from foster care into adulthood as easy as possible with housing, health, and skill support services. Learn more here.
OhioMHAS prepared this list of resources for young adults and campus personnel as they adjust to changing life stressors.
For emotional support, the second page includes the Ohio CareLine (1.800.720.9616), Crisis Text Line (text “4HOPE” to 741741) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1.800.273.8255)
Free and confidential line that is open 24 hours a day to help connect you to resources in your community. These resources can cover almost any need you can think of. More information can be found here.
Site to manage or apply for healthcare, child care, food and cash benefits through the Ohio Department of Health. Learn more here.
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