Paying for college
ASU and the state of Arizona are committed to helping Arizona’s foster youth meet their educational goals. There are many different types of financial aid (scholarships, grants, federal work-study and federal loans) that are awarded to students with high financial need, as well as generous programs designed specifically for Arizona’s foster youth.
Arizona Foster Youth Programs
The state of Arizona offers two programs to help current and former foster youth that meet certain criteria with college costs. You do not have to repay either of these financial awards.
Foster Youth Scholarships
There are several scholarships specifically for current and former foster youth. Each one typically has its own application and deadline to apply. You do not have to repay scholarships. Some foster youth specific scholarships include:
- Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars Program
- Armstrong Family Foundation Scholarship
- The Harley and Doris Roen Scholarship
- Casey Family Program
- National Foster Parent Association Scholarship
- Arizona Friends of Foster Care
Search for additional scholarships through ASU’s Scholarship Search. Some scholarships are awarded based on criteria like, income level, ethnicity, if you are the first to graduate high school or go to college in your family, etc. We encourage you to apply for as many scholarships as you can.
Most scholarships will have their own applications and deadlines. Some scholarships require you to submit the FAFSA.