About: The Education Training Voucher (ETV) program awards grants to eligible students who currently or formerly experienced foster care to help pay for college or specialized education.
Resource: Full-time students are eligible for $2000 per semester and part-time students are eligible for $1000 per semester.
- On or after your 14th birthday you were
- In foster care because of abuse/neglect, or
- A juvenile justice youth who was placed in a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) supervised foster care placmenet, or
- An undocumented refugee minor supervised by DHHS
- If adopted you were adopted from foster care on or after your 16th birthday
- And have a high school diploma or GED
- And attend at least half-time at an accredited school that:
- Awards a bachelor’s degree or not less than a 2-year program that provides credit toward a degree, or
- Provides not less than 1-year of training toward gainful employment , or
- Is a vocational program that provides training for gainful employment and has been in existence for at least two years
- Youth must receive their first ETV prior to their 21st birthday
- Youth who meet the above criteria can receive ETV once each year until their 23rd birthday, provided you receive at least a 2.0 GPA and do not have more than one incomplete or withdrawal per semester
Click the links below to learn more about Michigan ETV.
Contact: In the state of Michigan, Lutheran Social Services administers ETV funds. To learn more about the process, or get more information, please contact the ETV office directly at: