Youth in Foster Care Scholarship Program

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.

Annual Amount

Up to $1,000

Additional Selection Criteria

  • A New Mexico resident for a minimum of one year
  • In the New Mexico foster care system for a minimum of one year
  • 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

Application Process

Applicants may be high school graduating seniors or recent graduates, or those with a GED certificate or an undergraduate in college. Students may attend a nonprofit or public educational institute in New Mexico or out-of-state and go to school full time or part-time.


April 29, 2019

For the application or more information go to: