Deadline closes today, Dec. 15, for Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation 2022 Post-Secondary Scholarship applications

| December 14, 2021

By the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation

AFFCF Scholarship application for students who reached age 18 in foster care (not yet turned 25) who will be enrolling in at least six credits in the Spring 2022 semester will close on Dec. 15, 2021.
AFFCF’s Post-Secondary Scholarship program funds tuition and fees for young people who age out of foster care in Arizona and wish to attend a university or community college.


Each of our student-applicants has a unique history that is considered in the scholarship process.

    1.  AFFCF’s primary criterion is that the student-applicant was a ward of the State of Arizona or in tribal foster care when they turned 18 years of age, that is, student was not adopted, awarded guardianship or reunited with his/her biological parents prior to aging out of the Department of Child Safety’s care. Prospective applicants who have signed a voluntary with DCS past their 18th birthday are also eligible.
    2. AFFCF will not consider first-time applicants older than 24 years of age.
    3. In order to be accepted into the program and remain eligible for a renewal each semester, students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
    4. Scholarships are awarded for two semesters. Scholarships are eligible to be renewed for an additional two semesters after the first two semesters, however renewal is not guaranteed. The maximum number of semesters that a student may receive the scholarship, if consistently selected for renewal, is 10 semesters.
    5. Four-year college/university applicants are eligible to receive awards up to $5,000 per calendar year ($2,500 per semester). To be eligible for the maximum four-year college/university award ($2,500 per semester), students must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Four-year college/university applicants with cumulative GPAs between 2.0 and 2.5 are eligible to receive $2,000 per calendar year ($1,000 per semester).
    6. Community college applicants are eligible to receive awards up to $2,000 per calendar year ($1,000 per semester).
    7. Eligibility for scholarships is for two semesters. Students must provide specific documents each semester before AFFCF will renew and disburse their academic scholarship award. After two semesters, students can submit renewal documents to continue in the scholarship program, however renewal is not guaranteed.
    8. AFFCF will not fund retakes of failed or withdrawn coursework.
    9. Students who have a chronic history of failing or withdrawing from courses will be put on a probationary status for a period of no more than two semesters. Scholarship eligibility will be reviewed at the beginning of each semester. A student who does not meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement of 2.0 more than two consecutive semesters will be automatically dropped from eligibility and will need to complete the full scholarship application to be considered for re-admittance into the program.

Submitting an application is not a guarantee of approval.

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