Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation — Two AFFCF Scholarship opportunities! Deadlines 6/30/22

| June 21, 2022

 

Hello!
 
AFFCF is pleased to bring you the latest information about the resources you need to help you and your student get ready for post-secondary studies.
 

AFFCF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION OPEN!

 
AFFCF Scholarship Program
 
Scholarship program for college students who reached (or will reach) age 18 as wards of the State of Arizona or in tribal foster care.
 
The AFFCF Scholarship application will be open the entire month of June for students who will be enrolling in college for the Fall 2022 semester. Current college students and first-time college students should consider applying!
 
Who should apply?
  • Students pursuing undergraduate degrees at community colleges or universities
  • Must have reached (or will reach) age 18 in foster care (DCS or tribal in AZ)
  • Must be under the age of 25 when they apply
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or have earned their GED
  • Must enroll in a minimum of six credit hours in the Fall 2022 semester
  • One letter of recommendation (from any reference) is required 
 
How to apply?
 
The AFFCF Scholarship application is an online application and the online application saves students’ work automatically, so students can log in and out as needed before submitting by 6/30/22 at the latest.
 
The letter of recommendation can be uploaded to the application or requested through the application itself by e-mailing the reference. If an applicant e-mails a reference on 6/30/22, the reference will have until 7/10/22 to upload the letter to the system.
 
DEADLINE ALERT! Deadline: 6/30/22
 
 

AFFCF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM WEBSITE

AFFCF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION SITE

 

BARBARA POLK SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION OPEN!

Barbara Polk Scholarship Program

AFFCF is pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity for college students (undergraduate and graduate students) who reached (or will reach) age 18 as wards of the State of Arizona or in tribal foster care in Arizona who are pursing a degree in a medical or healthcare field.

 
Who should apply?
  • Students pursuing medical / healthcare undergraduate or graduate degrees
  • The most support is provided to students in years of study when they need the extra financial support due to not being able to work due to clinical rotations, residency, etc.
  • Only available for four semesters total
  • Must be under the age of 25 when they apply
  • Students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester (full time)
  • Must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • One letter of recommendation from an academic reference from a professor of a healthcare / medical / science class (this is in addition to the letter of recommendation for the AFFCF Scholarship)
 
The application will be open the entire month of June for students who will be enrolling in college for the Fall 2022 semester. Students pursuing degrees in the nursing, healthcare, or medical fields (especially students engaged in upper level coursework and/or clinical rotations) should consider applying!
 
How to apply?
 
The Barbara Polk Scholarship application is found within the AFFCF Scholarship application. If applicants select that they are studying a medical/healthcare field, questions pertaining to the Barbara Polk Scholarship will open up.
 
Students will need to complete the AFFCF Scholarship application as well as the questions that open up for the Barbara Polk Scholarship.
 
This way, applicants can be considered for both the AFFCF Scholarship and the Barbara Polk Scholarship (with the exception of graduate students, who will only be considered for the Barbara Polk Scholarship).
 
The scholarship application saves students’ work automatically, so students can log in and out as needed before submitting by 6/30/22 at the latest.
 
The letter of recommendation can be uploaded to the application. If an applicant does not have the letter of recommend by 6/30/22 when they submit, they can upload a placeholder document in its place and e-mail eklotz@affcf.org the academic letter of reference by 7/10/22 at the very latest.
 
DEADLINE ALERT! Deadline: 6/30/22
 
 
 
 

MEDICAL / HEALTHCARE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

If you are studying or going to study a medical / healthcare certificate program (Certified Nurse Assisting programs, Phlebotomy programs, Medical Assisting programs, Dental Assisting programs, etc.) that is not covered or will not be fully covered by the Pell grant (by completing the FAFSA) and/or Education Training and Voucher (ETV) funds, there are additional resources to pay for your program:
 
1) CAA Funds – if you are under the age of 21 (were in foster care at age 16+ and have not yet turned 21) and have not yet utilized your CAA funds, they are still available until 9/30/22. These are federal funds available to U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens.
 
 
2) Penson Fund – if you reached (or will reach) age 18 in foster care and are under the age of 21, if you do not have CAA funds available, you can apply for the Penson Fund using the “Vocational Tuition” category.
 
 
If you have any questions about whether your program is eligible for the Pell grant or ETV funds, please contact Erika Klotz at eklotz@affcf.org
 

ENROLLMENT CHECKLISTS

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers!
 
AFFCF has created enrollment checklists for both university and community college students!
 
Enrollment checklists are found by clicking the images below and are also found in the AFFCF Post-Secondary Education Resource Guide at www.affcf.org/resources
 

AFFCF POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION RESOURCE GUIDE

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF) has a digital Post-Secondary Education Resource Guide!
 
It contains information about college readiness, financial resources for paying for college, on-campus support organizations, enrollment checklists, and more!
 
All of the links and e-mail addresses in the guide are clickable.
 
Click the below image to download the guide from AFFCF’s website!

 
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Erika Klotz
Post-Secondary Program Coordinator
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation
(602) 775-5786

 

 

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