Education and Training Vouchers for Youths Aging Out of Foster Care in Texas

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    The Education and Training Vouchers for Youths Aging Out of Foster Care in Texas provides financial assistance to help current and former foster youth ages 16-21 to begin, continue or complete post-secondary education and training programs. Youth participating in the education and training voucher program on their 21st birthday can remain eligible until age 23 as long as they are enrolled and making satisfactory progress toward completing their postsecondary education or training program. Eligible Students must enroll in a minimum of 6 semester hours.

    To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must: be between the ages of 16 and 21, have a high school diploma or equivalent, or is exempt from required school attendance; may attend a Texas public or private college that provides a bachelor's degree or not less than a two-year program that provides credit towards an associate degree or certificate (or a program that provides not less than one year of training toward gainful employment); is at least 16 and are likely to remain in foster care until age 18; aged out of foster care but have not yet turned 21; adopted from foster care after age 16 years but are not yet 21; or is not yet age 21 and entered CPS Permanency Care Assistance after age 16.

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