Guardian Scholars

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Chafee Grant

Current/former foster youth may qualify for up to $5,000 a year for college. You are able to use your grant to help pay for child care, transportation and rent while you’re in school. You don’t have to pay this money back.


  • Be a current or former foster youth with court dependence established, at any time, between the ages of 16 and 18
  • Complete California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth Application (one-time requirement)
  • Not have reached 22nd birthday by July 1 of the award year
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress(SAP)
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (may be undergrad or Post Bacc)

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