Youth in Foster Care Scholarship


March 16th


The Nelson’s student aid fund will make awards to young adults aging out of foster care who want to develop a marketable skill or continue their education at a post-secondary school. They hope they can positively impact the lives of young people who have already suffered from the insecurity of an unstable childhood.


  • Be a New Mexico resident for a minimum of one year
  • Have been in the New Mexico foster care system for a minimum of one year
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 21 at time of initial application
  • An undergraduate college student
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA 2.5 for high school or have completed a GED program, OR have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in college

How to Apply:

Click HERE for more information.