Educational Success

Indiana Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program

The Indiana Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program is a federally-funded, state-administered program that provides financial,  academic, and human support for young adults who’ve left the foster care system and are enrolled in qualified colleges, universities or vocational education programs.
Semester/termOpen dateClose date
Fall 2022July 1, 2022November 28, 2022
Spring 2023December 1, 2022April 24, 2023
Summer 2023May 1, 2023June 26, 2023
Fall 2023July 1, 2023November 27, 2023
Spring 2024December 1, 2023April 26, 2024
Summer 2024May 1, 2024June 26, 2024

The Indiana ETV program is open to any young person who is or was in foster care and meets at least one of these criteria:

  • Foster care will end on and after your 18th birthday.
  • In foster care at age 17 and not enrolled in high school, but have earned a GED or vocational certificate and will remain in foster care until you turn 18.
  • Completed state requirements and have a high school diploma, and will remain in foster care until you turn 18.
  • Left foster care after your 16th birthday because you were adopted or placed in a kinship guardianship.

Additionally you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen
  • Have personal assets (bank account, car, home, etc.) worth less than $10,000
  • Be enrolled in a degree, certificate or other accredited program and show that you are making satisfactory academic progress.

Indiana ETV recipients must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA each term. Students must submit an academic transcript showing grades and GPA from the most recently completed semester/term.

Educational Success Program
Amber wearing college tshirt

“Meeting with my Education Coordinator helped me realize that there is someone out there who cares about me and how I do in school. Meeting with my coordinator helped me strive for the best grades I can get because I knew I would be praised during our meetings.”

– Amber Z.

Foster Success | Jarod Wilson

Questions? Contact Ali Szymanski,
Assistant Director of Postsecondary Education 

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