SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Illinois DCFS Offers College Scholarships to Current and Former Youth in Care

The Department of Children and Family Services is currently accepting applications for the 2023 DCFS Scholarship Program for current and former youth in care.  The scholarship package includes a full tuition and mandatory fee waiver to any community college, university, or college maintained by the State of Illinois, a monthly grant payment, start-up grant and a medical card.

The last day that scholarship applications will be accepted is March 31, 2023.  Scholarship awards will be announced on May 1, 2023. Please see the below three links for important information about the DCFS Scholarship Program including benefits, eligibility requirements and the application.

Questions concerning the Department of Children and Family Services Scholarship Program may be directed to the DCFS Office of Education and Transition Services at 217-557-2689 or