California Chafee Grant Program
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.
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.
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.
Amount varies annually.