Young adults participating in Foster Care 18 to 21 services are eligible to receive Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) and NC Reach Scholarships.
The North Carolina Education and Training Voucher Program is a federally-funded, state-administered program designed to help youth who were in foster care. Students may receive up to $5,000 a year for qualified school related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, computers, etc. Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students.
NC Reach provides state-funded grants to young adults who were in foster care upon their 18th birthday to attend public community colleges and universities in North Carolina. Available funding is awarded after other public funds and scholarships have been applied. NC Reach provides comprehensive student support, including mentors, care packages, and internships.
More information on the ETV Program and NC Reach Scholarships can be found on the Foster Care To Success website.