Scholarships and Grants

Learn more about scholarships and grants that support youth in care.

NJFC Scholarship and PACES

New Jersey Foster Care
Scholars Program

For almost 20 years, embrella has helped thousands of youth in foster care pursue a post-secondary education.

Pathways to Academic and Career Exploration to Success (PACES)

The PACES program serves NJFC Scholar-eligible adolescents as they transition out of high school in Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Outreach

Contact us for more information on scholarship outreach events in your community or webinars regarding scholarship.

Mailing List

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Resources for Foster Youth

The college application process can be overwhelming for anyone. Here are some resources to make it easier for you!

NJFC Scholarship and PACES Coach Team

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Quanisha Green
Scholarship Coordinator
Schools A-G & U-Z

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Muneeza Chaudhry
Scholarship Coordinator
Schools H-Q

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Sierra Ingram
Scholarship Coordinator
Schools R-T

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Kelly Love
PACES Coach | Region 3
(Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties)

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Narissa Jones
PACES Coach | Region 3
(Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties)

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Anika Beckford
PACES Coach | Region 2
(Hunterdon, Middlesex, and Somerset Counties)

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Angela Fox
PACES Coach | Region 2
(Hunterdon, Middlesex, and Somerset Counties)

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Rickisa Owens
PACES Coach | Region 2
(Hunterdon, Middlesex, and Somerset Counties)

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Sandra White
Administrative Coordinator

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Ebony Lenard
Scholarship Programs Manager

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Marjorie Blicharz
Director of Scholarship Programs

Private Grants and Scholarships

Private Grants and Scholarships for High School Seniors

embrella also provides privately funded grants and scholarships for New Jersey foster children and children adopted from DCF who are high school seniors.

Scholarships for College Students

Private Grants and Scholarships for College Students

embrella also provides privately funded grants and scholarships for New Jersey foster children and children adopted from DCF who are current College students.

Camp Scholarships

embrella’s summer camp scholarships for foster children in NJ give children in foster care the chance to attend a week of overnight camp where they can flourish and build self-confidence while having fun.

Private Grants & Scholarships Team

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Tania Ray
Program
Coordinator

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Michaela Murray
Director of Development

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Founded in 1972 and incorporated in 1974, embrella, formerly Foster and Adoptive Family Services, serves foster, adoptive and kinship parents in communities throughout NJ. We provide services, support and training opportunities for foster, adoptive and kinship families. We help foster children by offering programs to support them from childhood to young adulthood.