Adoptee Excellence Scholarship


Thank you to the many outstanding adoptees who took the time and effort to apply. Our community is amazing and inspiring!

Be on the lookout for the announcement of the winner in late May.


Also-Known-As has established a scholarship program to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of young dynamic adoptees attending college. The Also-Known-As Adoptee Excellence Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship for an outstanding graduating high school senior or undergraduate student who was adopted to the United States from another country.

The Adoptee Excellence Scholarship is open to international adoptees who demonstrate the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and good citizenship. Also-Known-As seeks candidates who have used their formative youth experiences and insight gained through navigating their own adoption story to lead, serve, and pursue a life of purpose and significance, both individually and for their communities. 

International adoptees are invited to apply if they were adopted to the U.S. from another country; age 25 or under as of the application deadline; and plan to enroll full-time in fall 2019 in an undergraduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college, university, or vocational-technical school. Financial need is not a consideration. The scholarship will be awarded in May 2019.

Application deadline: April 15, 2019! Please send any questions to the Scholarship Committee at scholarship@alsoknownas.org.