Did you know that DCFS has a Scholarship Program???

Scholarships may be awarded to graduating high school seniors at our Celebration I and Celebration II events so check with your Independent Living Program (ILP) Transition Coordinator for applications and information (including deadlines) on these events.

If you were selected for a scholarship, we need you to contact the Scholarship Section as you will need to turn in important documents to get your money.

Scholarship related documents should be sent to the attention of Charlotte Lewis, Scholarship Program Manager, Youth Development Services Division, 3530 Wilshire Blvd., 4th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90010.

For more information regarding the scholarship program, please contact Charlotte Lewis, Program Manager at (626) 938-1727 or or Toni Joshua, Scholarship Coordinator at 213-351-0158 or

Scholarship Fact Sheet

Scholarship Resources:

Check out this list of scholarships that are just for L.A. County foster youth. Then broaden your scholarship search by using one of the below free sites:

Make sure to check this page regularly as we will be posting scholarship opportunities specifically for foster youth throughout the year.

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