College Bound Program
- Funded by Cuyahoga County
- What is it? $20 Daily living stipend to help with daily living expenses.
- Eligibility: High school Diploma or GED and aged out of foster care in Cuyahoga County.
- Enrolled in a degree, certificate or other accredited program at a college, university, technical or vocational school.
- Registered for full time credit hours per quarter or semester (full time credit hours for Summer classes)
- Maintain a 2.0 GPA
- Eligible until age 23.
- Submit class schedule and Grades per semester/quarter to College Bound Coordinator to confirm that you continue to meet the program requirements.
- Contact the College Bound Coordinator: (216) 881-5755
Educational Training Voucher (ETV)
- Eligibility: In foster care at age 18 and aged out at that time
- Adopted from foster care after your 16th birthday
- Accepted into or enrolled in a degree, certificate or other accredited program at a college, university, technical or vocational school.
- Need based aid up to $5000 a year. First come first served.
- Aid can be utilized for anything that furthers your educational pursuits (books, transportation, living expenses etc.…)
- Foster Care to Success: Student Portal
- Must reapply every year
- Set up an email account
- Must apply before your 21st birthday
- Submit grades, course schedule each semester to ETV coordinator
- Maintain a 2.0 GPA
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- Referred to as “FAFSA”
- Apply @ www.fafsa.ed.gov
- Establish a PIN www.pin.ed.gov. This is used to send and correct info on the FAFSA
- Establish an email address
- Complete before October 1st to be eligible to receive the Ohio College Opportunity Grant
- Reapply every academic year to be eligible for Ohio College Opportunity Grant and the Pell Grant
- List all the schools and colleges that you have a desire to attend.
- If you decide later to add or delete a school; just revisit your FAFSA account at the FAFSA website above. College Now can assist you with completion of the FAFSA.
- College Now: (216) 241-5587
The Sullivan-Deckard Scholars Opportunity Program
The Sullivan-Deckard Scholars Opportunity Program provides opportunity for highly motivated youth who are aging out of foster care to pursue an undergraduate degree. The program offers the benefits of a world-class education at Cleveland State University with a system of support that is customized and structured to meet the academic, social and financial needs. The goal is to help students make a smooth transition to independent living, successfully complete engaged learning for personal and professional development, and ultimately earn a Bachelor’s Degree.
More information about the program