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Adoption STAR Academic Scholarship Program

Offered by Adoption STAR

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Aug 30, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to

$1,000

Grade level

High School Senior

Application deadline:

Rolling

Scholarship Overview

Have you been adopted or in foster care and have plans to attend a four-year university? If so, consider applying for the Adoption STAR Academic Scholarship Program! This scholarship is open to college-bound, academically impressive high school seniors who were adopted or have been in foster care. The scholarship is offered by Adoption STAR, a non-profit adoption agency dedicated to providing adoption support for pregnant people, birth families, and children. Each year, the scholarship awards up to $1,000 to selected students to help pay for their college expenses. If you’re an adoptee or have been in foster care and are looking for some help to pay off your chosen degree, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a college-bound, high-achieving high school senior who was adopted or living in foster care. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Other Category

Foster Care

Miscellaneous

Adopted students are also eligible for this scholarship

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials.

1,000-word essay

Academic transcript

Letters of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Adoption STAR at https://www.adoptionstar.com/contact-us/.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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