Information for Current YTS Youth

Resources

Ohio Reach: Offers support for current and former foster youth seeking higher education

Impact Community Action: Offers career training assistance 

EEQual Scholarship Awards Program: Offers scholarship for students experiencing difficult circumstances for post-secondary education 

Ohio Bridges: Employment program for youth who have left foster care

FCCS Scholarships

All youth who are currently involved with FCCS/ NYAP or PFSN on an open case, or who are engaged in a current relationship as a mentee with the volunteer department are eligible to apply.

Scholarship opportunities available for the 2022-2023 academic school year are: 

Jack Donahue Four-Year Scholarship (up to $16,000.00):

The Four-Year Jack Donahue scholarship is to be used toward completion of a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. The award is $4,000.00 each year on a renewable basis, details below.

Jack Donahue Two-Year Scholarship (up to $8,000.00):

The Two-Year Jack Donahue scholarship is to be used toward completion of a two-year degree or continuing education (post high school program). The award is $4,000.00 each year on a renewable basis, details below.

Alvin R. Hadley Four-Year Scholarship (up to $16,000.00):

The Alvin R. Hadley scholarship is a four-year renewable scholarship, best suited for a youth working towards a four-year degree. The award is $4,000.00 each year on a renewable basis, details below.

CME Sponsored Scholarship ($1,000.00):

The CME Federal Credit Union Scholarship is a one-time non-renewable award of $1,000.00 given each year to a deserving student. Applicants are eligible for conversion to a Merit Scholarship after the award period for the CME Scholarship expires which can be renewed for three additional years.

Merit Scholarships ( up to $4,000.00):

Merit scholarships are renewable scholarships awarded each year based upon the number of eligible applicants for FCCS scholarships and donated funds available.

Completed applications must be submitted by January 28, 2022. The application will be reviewed by a scholarship committee who will select the recipients. All applicants will be notified no later than March 1, 2022 of the committee’s selection. The recipients of the all of the scholarships will be presented their award at the Franklin County Children Services annual Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast in April 2022.

Download Scholarship Application

For further information, please contact Charles J. Cochran at 614-275-2598 or cjcochra@fccs.us

Post Secondary Education Resource Guide

24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline
(614) 229-7000
General Inquiries
(614) 229-7100