How to Apply for Education and Training Voucher (ETV) funds for college students

ETV Applications for Fall 2018 will open on Shakatown.com on May 1st

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Do you need more money for education?
Does this sound like YOU:
 Between the ages of 18 -21 [or 22 if you received ETV $ when you were 21]
 Aged out of DHS Foster Care at 18 or older; or
 Adopted at age 16 or older from DHS foster care; or
 Legal guardianship to a relative at age 16 or older from DHS foster care.
 Attending an accredited institution of higher education in Fall 2018
 Continuing college student making satisfactory progress [“C” or better]
 Need more money for education and have a reasonable budget?

If this sounds like you, apply for ETV free Federal money – This is not a loan.
ETV Awards can go up to $5,000.00 per year – based on need.
Young adults in a DHS program like Imua Kakou (Extended Foster Care),
Extended Adoption or Guardianship Assistance, and Higher Ed may be eligible

Not sure if you may be eligible? File an application and DHS will figure out
if you are eligible. If you have questions or need help, contact your worker, GAL or
one of the Independent Living Providers listed below:
Kauai: Hale ‘Opio, 808-245-2873, www.haleopio.org
O‘ahu: Hale Kipa, 808-589-1829 ext. 251, www.halekipa.org
Maui: Maui Youth and Family Services, 808-579-8414, www.myfs.org
Hawai‘I Island: The Salvation Army – Family Intervention Services, East
Hawai‘i: 808-959-5855, West Hawai‘i: 808-323-8174,
http://Hawaii.salvationarmy.org/Hawaii/fis

Application period opens: May 1, 2018
Last day to file an application: August 15, 2018

Students who plan to attend college in Fall 2018 should already file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and apply for scholarships.  If there is a gap between how much you have been awarded and how much you need to cover your tuition, books, supplies and expenses than ETV can help fill in this need.