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.


Open date

Close date

Fall 2021 July 1, 2021 November 29, 2021
Spring 2022 December 1, 2021 April 25, 2022
Summer 2022 May 1, 2022 June 27, 2022
Fall 2022 July 1, 2022 November 28, 2022

The Indiana ETV program is open to any former and current foster care youth who 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. showing off her college tee

Jarod Wilson

Questions? Contact Jarod Wilson, Senior Director of Education and Workforce   •   317-917-8940 ext.115

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