The NYFC Spirit Award is a $10,000 educational scholarship awarded each year to an individual in foster care who is attending a 2 or 4-year college and is succeeding in college. The recipient is a young person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, a commitment to his/her community, the determination and ability to overcome the barriers to academic success, and is willing to represent the experiences and voices of youth in foster care as a spokesperson for NYFC.

You must:

•Be a highly motivated student currently or formerly in foster care in New York City

•If formerly in foster care, must be in care on or after 16th birthday

•Be currently enrolled in a 2- or 4- year college or university

•Have completed at least a full year of college. Incoming freshmen are not eligible.

Applications are due on Friday, July 13, 2012. Late applications will not be considered.

2012 NYFC Spirit Award Application Form

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