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Senior Year Scholarships Available for Young Men of Color

11/3/2004:   The Orphan Foundation of America (OFA) is pleased to announce a one-time-only Casey Family Programs Senior Year Scholarship for young men of color in their senior year of college or vocational training program. Applicants must verify their status as having aged out of the U.S. foster care system, complete an online application, document any outstanding federal loans or tuition balance, and respond to an essay question.

This scholarship opportunity of up to $5,000 is available to minority male students as commendation for their ambition and tenacity in pursuing a higher education. Awards are based on a combination of need and merit. OFA began disbursing checks October 1, and the program will continue until the fund is expended.

OFA is a leading advocate for older foster youth that awards well over $1 million annually in scholarships to students' post-secondary programs. For more information, go to www.orphan.org/casey_family_scholarships.html.

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