Education & Employment

Youth Services & Resources


Olene S. Walker Transition to Adult Living (TAL) Scholarship opens in a new tab

Designed to assist qualified youths who are transitioning out of Utah state foster care or the unaccompanied refugee minor program to complete a post-secondary education program (degree or certificate) at a Utah System of Higher Education institution.
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Siegfried and Ellen Karsten Scholarship opens in a new tab

This fund was established in 2003 for students who have been in foster care prior to entering college.
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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens in a new tab

College Scholarships for Foster Children opens in a new tab

lists national and state-specific scholarships available to current and former foster youth.

Foster Care to Success opens in a new tab

A national nonprofit helping college-bound foster youth transition from care to adulthood through education.

Career One Stop Scholarship Finder opens in a new tab

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Through community programs, state and federal aid, and financial assistance DCFS works to connect youth transitioning out of care with resources to help them reach their educational goals.


Introduces you to tools and information that can help you make informed decisions on career, education and training, and job options. opens in a new tab

Has information, tools, and links to resources to help anyone age 16 to 24. Explore careers, learn about and locate training or education programs and conduct job searches.

Occupation Explorer opens in a new tab

Details job opening projections, wages, skill requirements, related occupations, employment outlook, training and education information, and current openings listed with the Department of Workforce Services.

List of Utah employer websites opens in a new tab

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DCFS offers a continuum of services to youth in care transitioning to adult living. Through a private/public network of organizations we assist youth with career planning and preparation, job training and more.
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