2017-2018 AFAPA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Welcome to the 2017-18FAPA Scholarship Application Page!

All graduating seniors & college age (21 or younger as of June 1st in year of application) children in the Alabama Foster Care system, as well as birth and adopted children of AL foster parents, are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Academic achievement is not considered in this scholarships. Scholarships may be used at 4 year, 2 year universities as well as trade school. Funds may be used for tuition, books, lab fees, or supplies purchased through the school account.

Frequently asked questions about AFAPA Student Scholarships

 Who’s eligible? All graduating seniors & college-age (21 years old or younger as of June 1st in year of application) children in care as well as birth and adopted children of foster parents or be adopted from Alabama DHR system are eligible to apply for an AFAPA scholarship.

Could the scholarship be used for trade school? Most definitely!

Can the funds be used for books? Yes, the scholarship funds can be used for tuition, books, lab fees, or supplies purchased thorough the school account.

When should I apply? The deadline for applications is March 1st, 2018. Please check afapa.org web site or call 1-888-545-2372

Do my grades matter? AFAPA scholarships are not based on academic achievement. Rather, our review committee will be looking at each individual’s needs and goals.

What if I decide not to attend school this year after I am granted the scholarship?

You would not be able to use the scholarship, you would be able to apply for another scholarship when you did start back to school if you are under age 22 as of June 1st in year of scholarship award.

Where can I get an application?  You can find the scholarship by Updated scholarship APP 2017 and mailing it in!

How long has AFAPA been awarding scholarships? The AFPA awarded its first two scholarships in the spring of 1999.

Important things to know about AFAPA Scholarships

If chosen to receive scholarship, Student ID# & address of college/university/trade or vocational school is required.

Must be 21 years old or younger as of June 1st in year of application.

Unused portion or appropriate percentage of funds must be returned if recipient withdraws or does not report to school as scheduled. Applies also if student does not maintain grade point average required by institution to remain in school.

Scholarships funds are paid directly to the college/university or vocational school and are deposited into students account. Funds are not paid directly to student and may not be used for personal items.

Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, maintenance fees, books, and or school supplies.

Policy for scholarships

Information should be placed in Connections Newsletter closest to the beginning of the New Year. Deadline to be set by Scholarship Committee.

Scholarship Committee will collect applications and check for correct information. Attempts will be documented to contact students with missing or incorrect information.

A review committee reflecting diversity will be selected by the Scholarship Committee.

Scholarship Committee will then select winners. All applicants will be notified no later than May 1st 2018.

Treasurer will send checks to appropriate schools after receiving information from students.