CEDARS Future Funds Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current or former CEDARS client 
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Enrolled in or starting college between July 2023 and April 2024
  • Meet the criteria for financial need (Eligible for Federal Pell Grant)


  • Must be submitted by January 31st, 2023
  • CEDARS will notify all applicants by mail
  • Scholarships are available in various amounts up to $1,000
  • Recipients may re-apply on an annual basis
  • Recipients must present award letter to the admissions office at school or their choice
  • Funds will be transferred and applied directly to tuition and fees based upon receipt of enrollment verification

Acceptable Use

  • Awarded funds can be used for any nonprofit institution regardless of location 
  • Awarded funds can be used for equipment and materials necessary for a secondary degree, such as laptop, books, CNA classes, tuition, but cannot be used for room and board

Application Form

How do youth apply?

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  2. Complete the CEDARS Future Funds Scholarship Form below. 

Applicant Information

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Education History

College Currently Attending or Planning to Attend

Essay Questions

Recommendation Form

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Contact Chelsea Wittgren at 402-904-3254 or cwittgren@cedarskids.org

CEDARS Programs/Services Applicant Might Have Utilized

  • Arnold Community Learning Center (CLC)
  • Boys Home 
  • Carol Yoakum ECDC 
  • Emergency Shelter (Pioneers Center)
  • CEDARS Home 
  • Clinton CLC
  • Downtown ECDC 
  • Electronic Monitor 
  • Family Support
  • Foster Care
  • Freeway Station 
  • Hartley CLC
  • Healthy Families (HFA/HFHV)
  • In-Home Safety
  • Intensive Family Preservation 
  • Juvenile Diversion 
  • Life Skills Center
  • Northbridge ECDC 
  • Parenting Time 
  • Partners in Permanency (PIP)
  • Reporting Center
  • Richardson House 
  • Service Coordination 
  • Sixpence
  • Street Outreach Services (SOS)
  • TLC 
  • Tracker
  • Transitional Living Program (TLP)
  • Turning Point Residential Treatment Center
  • Wraparound 
  • Youth Opportnity Center