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.




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 now open;  the deadline is May 1st.


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 Kylie Boyd at kylie@obratefoundation.org for information on how to apply for these types of requests.