Letters to those who applied for 2020 AFAPA student scholarships have been sent out.
AFAPA was able to give out 12 $1000 scholarships and will be seeking funds and donations for 15 other youth who applied. Please consider making a donation to help support foster and adoptive youth via the PayPal link below!
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
How much is the scholarship?
12 Scholarships of $1000 each will be awarded at AFAPA Conference. Additional Scholarships may be awarded as funding permits.
When should I apply?
The deadline for applications is March 1st of the year you will be entering the school. Please check afapa.org web site for the application.
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. You must, however, maintain the GPA the University requires to stay a student.
What can the scholarship funds be used toward?
Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, maintenance fees, books, and or school supplies.
What if I decide not to attend school the year 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.
Can I re-apply for the scholarship?
Yes as long as you meet the criteria you can apply for the scholarship each year.
How will the scholarship be paid?
If chosen to receive scholarship, provide proof of acceptance into a college/university/trade or vocational school is required along with student ID#. 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.
What happens if there is an unused portion of the scholarship?
Unused portion or appropriate percentage of funds must be returned if recipient withdraws or does not report to school as scheduled. Otherwise the amount should roll over in the account of the student.
What if there is something incorrect in my scholarship application?
Scholarship Committee will collect applications and check for correct information. Attempts will be made to contact students with missing or incorrect information.
Do I have to attend the Scholarship Presentation at AFAPA Conference at Shocco Springs to receive scholarship if selected?
While it is not a requirement to attend the Scholarship Presentation it is highly requested. This is an opportunity to meet many of the people who made this possible through their generous donations and time. The Presentation is on Friday night before Mothers day each year. For 2020 it is Friday May 8th at 6:00PM.