California Chafee Grant Program

Sponsoring Organization:

California Student Aid Commission

The California Chafee Grant Program gives free money to current or former foster youth enrolled in vocational school or college courses at least half-time and making satisfactory academic progress.

Application Deadline:
December 31

Some application deadlines have not yet been announced. In those cases, the dates posted are based on the scholarship provider’s most recent information. Please confirm each deadline via the provider’s website.

Eligibility Requirements:

Enrolled in vocational school or college courses at least half-time and making satisfactory academic progress

Current or former foster youth who was a ward of the court, living in foster care, between the ages of 16 and 18 (see website for details about Kin-GAP)

Not have reached your 26th birthday as of July 1st of the award year

Not have participated in the program for more than 5 years (whether or not consecutive)

No specific deadline available at last review, 12/31 is a placeholder. Check with scholarship provider for more details.

Award Description:

Amount varies annually.

Location Description:

California