Foster children are eligible for the scholarships, much like they are often categorically eligble for school lunch programs and other assistance.

A new state law, approved last year, allows foster children to apply for scholarships year-round. The change was intended to help ensure they could apply for scholarships even if their circumstances changed suddenly – if, for example, they received a new placement that caused them to miss the normal application window. The revised law also extends scholarship eligibility to children placed in out-of-home care.

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