Financial Help

To apply for any of these two rewards, log in or register in ShakaTown.

**Fall Applications will be accepted starting May 1

**Spring Applications will be accepted starting November 1

Higher Education Stipend

To help meet living expenses while attending an accredited academic or vocational institution of higher learning. Benefits of $676 per month may be provided for up to 60 months from age 18 until age 27.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • completion of high school
  • enrollment/attendance at an accredited institution of higher learning
  • initial application before age 22
  • application for other scholarships and financial aid
  • documentation of attendance and grades
  • progress toward successful completion of the educational/training program

*** Letter of Intent for Higher Ed Break Activity

Education and Training Voucher (ETV)

Federal guidelines allow up to $5,000 per year toward the cost of attendance at an accredited institution of higher learning. The amount of an individual award depends on the financial need and the amount of Federal funding available. The usual award amount is approximately $2,000.

Application/eligibility requirements include:

  • documentation of financial need
  • independent living transition plan
  • documentation of progress in the program, usually GPA of 2.0 or equivalent
Youth must provide documentation that the ETV was used for the purpose stated in the application. An eligible youth may receive a voucher from age 18 through age 25 years.

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