The Hawaii Department of Human Services is accepting applications for Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) that can assist former foster youth with the cost of attending college this Spring semester. The upper age limit has been extended to 25, so college students who have not yet reached their 26th birthday may qualify. Other criteria include:
- Age 18-25
- Aged / transitioned out of DHS Foster Care at 18 or older
- Adopted at age 16 or older
- Legal guardianship to a kin at age 16 or older
- Attending an accredited institution of higher education
- Making satisfactory progress [“C” or better] – specifically not on FAFSA academic suspension / probation
- Budget is reasonable and for allowable cost of attendance
Not sure if you might be eligible? File an application and DHS will figure out if you are eligible. Most students request funds to pay for tuition, books, laptops, special tools, or equipment required for their program of study. A typical voucher is around $2,500.
Apply at https://shakatown.com/ by the January 6th deadline!