The O’Brate Foundation invites youth with limited resources who are pursing higher education to apply for a scholarship. We are committed to helping these youth attain their personal goals and become successful members of society. Scholarship applications for the 2016-17 school year are closed.
Applications for 2017-18 school year will open in Jan. 2017.


Immediate Needs

The O’Brate Foundation will consider, on an individual basis, addressing immediate needs for youth (ages 17 - 25)  in order to create a stable living environment and help them continue their education/career goals. The Immediate Needs application must be started by an adult sponsor which includes: teachers, school counselors, DCF Case Managers, or other qualifying professionals.  The access code needed to start an application can be requested here. Please allow 24-48 hours for response time. Dual credit and immediate needs college requests can no longer be made through our Immediate Needs program. Please contact Beth Smith at for information on how to apply for these types of requests.


Kansas Youth ages 17 - 25:

* Who have been in foster care and are transitioning independent living .
* Who have limited resources and/or an immediate need which has created an unstable or unsafe living condition.


Applications for the 2017-18 school year are open