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Oregon Chafee Education and Training Grant

Offered by Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Aug 2, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

All Grade Levels

Application deadline:


Scholarship Overview

Are you a current or former foster youth between the ages of 14 and 25 in Oregon looking for a college scholarship opportunity? If so, consider applying for the Oregon Chafee Education and Training Grant! The grant is open to students aged 14 – 25 who have previously or are currently in foster care. Applicants can have been in foster care anywhere throughout the U.S. so long as they are currently residing in Oregon.

The Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion offers this scholarship to help former Oregon foster youth pursue their dreams. Since being established in 1959, OSAC has focused on assisting Oregonians in their pursuit of higher education and career training goals by providing information, mentoring, and financial aid. Every year, multiple recipients earn up to $5,000, determined by their financial needs. If you are an Oregon resident who is currently or were formerly in foster care and are looking for some help paying for your degree, we encourage you to apply! 

Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to Oregon students who are currently in foster care, have been in foster care for at least six months after their 13th birthday, or are former foster youth who were adopted or entered into guardianship. Applicants must also be between the ages of 14 and 25 and meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

All Grade Levels


U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

Other Category

Foster Care



Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must complete FAFSA and the Chafee Education and Training Grant application, in addition to submitting the below application materials.


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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Oregon Chafee Education and Training Grant winner will be announced: quarterly.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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