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

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