North Carolina Education and Training Voucher Program

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Four-year scholarship for foster youth and former foster youth.

Applicants must meet these requirements:
  • Be a current or former foster care student in foster care on or after their 17th birthday; OR adopted from foster care with the adoption finalized after their 16th birthday; OR entered into a kinship guardianship placement from foster care on or after their 16th birthday
  • Be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen
  • Have personal assets (bank account, car, home, etc.) worth less than $10,000.
  • Be at least 18 years of age, but younger than 21 to apply for the first time
  • Be accepted into or enrolled in a degree, certificate or other accredited program at a college, university technical or vocational school.
  • To remain eligible for funding, you must show progress toward completing that degree or certificate

Up to $5,000 per year for tuition, books, or qualified living expenses for up to 4 years.

Application Procedure
Go to, select "ETV" and click on "North Carolina."

Awarded students may reapply for funds up to the age of 23.

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