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Outstanding Young Leaders Recognition Award and Scholarship


The application period for the Outstanding Young Leader award is now open!

FosterClub’s Outstanding Young Leaders recognition award and scholarship program is for incredible young people whose brilliance and resilience makes a big impact in their communities, and especially for their peers in foster care.

Winners receive an award that recognizes their service, as well as a $500 scholarship to use for education or personal development. Additionally, winners will be invited to join FosterClub’s Lived Experience (LEx) Leader network. LEx Leaders have numerous opportunities throughout the year to provide direct support to other foster youth or to use their voices to help improve the foster care system.

Who's Eligible?

  • Young people with lived experience in foster care in the United States
  • Age 17-26 (as of May 1, 2023)
  • Are making a difference through volunteerism or leadership in their community
  • Have not previously received an Outstanding Young Leader award

How to Apply?

Go to for full details and to submit your application. Application deadline is March 31, 2023.

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