Camryn Dwyer Foster Youth Scholarship

Funded by
1 winner$1,750
Application Deadline
May 15, 2023
Winners Announced
Jun 15, 2023
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education level:
Undergraduate or High School Senior
Experience in the Foster Care system
Education level:
Undergraduate or High School Senior
Experience in the Foster Care system

There are currently over 400,000 children in foster care. Each year, children who are either mourning the loss of their parents or suffering from parental abuse/neglect are put into temporary housing in the care of other families until they legally become adults. 

While some have positive experiences in foster care, most recall the system failing to meet their needs and provide adequate resources after turning 18. The complications surrounding child-welfare reform has led foster care to be unsuccessful for many kids in the system. 

Unfortunately, the Foster Care system is all some youth have, limiting the children’s opportunities upon graduation from said facilities. To provide the youth greater access to higher education, the Camryn Dwyer Foster Youth scholarship supports high school seniors and undergraduate students who have been in foster care at some point in their lives.

To apply, please explain how your experiences in foster care shaped your outlook on life and career goals.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Boldest Profile
Published November 28, 2022