A collaborative effort between Children’s Aid Society of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Human Resources.



Fostering Hope and ETV Handout

Alabama’s EDUCATION AND TRAINING VOUCHER is a federally-funded program designed to help eligible youth who turn 18 while in the foster care system through any state. The program is also extended to those who are part of the state’s kinship-guardianship program or who are adopted from foster care after age 16. This program provides up to $5,000 per year for qualified school-related expenses on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students.

Hope Scholarship

In 2015, Comfort Cases began awarding scholarships to support youth in foster care attending college or trade school. For the 2024-2025 school year, supporters of the Comfort Cases Scholarship Program provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors or current college students enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program or trade school program in the Fall of 2024. Education opens doors to better opportunities, and every child deserves the chance for a bright future.

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest

For the opportunity to win an $8,000 scholarship, submit a video or written essay about an individual you know personally (who lives in your community) who has inspired you and helped you build the confidence you need to achieve your goals. The 2024 Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest consists of four (4) separate Quarterly Contests – one for each calendar quarter of 2024. Regions is awarding four $8,000 scholarships through each Quarterly Contest.