Did you know that DCFS has a Scholarship Program???

Scholarships may be awarded to graduating high school seniors at our Celebration I and Celebration II events so check with your Independent Living Program (ILP) Transition Coordinator for applications and information (including deadlines) on these events.

If you were selected for a scholarship, we need you to contact the Scholarship Section as you will need to turn in important documents to get your money.

Scholarship related documents should be sent to the attention of Kimberly Davis, Scholarship Program Manager, For more information regarding the scholarship program, please contact Kimberly Davis, Program Manager at (213) 407-4389 or via email.

Scholarship Fact Sheet

Scholarship Resources:

Check out this list of scholarships that are just for L.A. County foster youth. Then broaden your scholarship search by using one of the below free sites:

List of Scholarships:

  1. TMCF | McDonald's Black and Positively Golden Scholarship | Thurgood Marshall College Fund
    All Full-time HBCU students are eligible. Deadline January 25, 2024
  2. AMTRAK Academic Scholarship Program (
    High School Seniors, College Students and Grad Students. Deadline January 31, 2024
  3. Princeton Prize in Race Relations
    Deadline January 31, 2024
  4. MPower Global Citizen Scholarship
    Deadline January 31, 2024
  5. Alex Austin's Overcoming Adversity Scholarship - Access Scholarships
    High school or undergraduate students. Deadline April 15, 2024
  6. Fund for Education Abroad (current college students who want to study abroad)
    Deadline February 7, 2024
  7. Liu Fang Memorial Scholarship (women applicants only)
    Deadline April 26, 2024

Make sure to check this page regularly as we will be posting scholarship opportunities specifically for foster youth throughout the year.

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