Missouri Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program

The Missouri Education and Training Voucher Program is a federally-funded, state-administered program designed to help youth who were in foster care. Students may receive up to $5,000 a year for qualified school related expenses. Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students.


  • You must be a current or former foster student who meets one of the following:
    – is currently eligible for Chafee services. This includes students that have exited Children’s Division custody at age 17 and a half or later until the age of 21.
    – was adopted from foster care with the adoption finalized AFTER your 16th birthday.
    – was placed in kinship guardianship from foster care after your 16th birthday.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen.
  • Your personal assets (bank account, car, home, etc.) are worth less than $10,000.
  • You must be at least 18 but younger than 21 to apply for the first time. You may reapply for ETV funds, if you have a current grant, up to the age of 23.
  • You must have been accepted into or be enrolled in a degree, certificate or other accredited program at a college, university, technical, vocational school. To remain eligible for ETV funding, you must show progress toward a degree or certificate.

Click the “visit” button to apply. Additional information is available on the Missouri Dept of Social Services web site.