Ava's Grace Scholarship Foundation (AGSF) is announcing open scholarships for children of incarcerated parents in the State of Missouri. Beginning in 2012, AGSF hopes to award ten $5,000 scholarships on an annual basis.

Currently, there are no scholarship programs or other incentives for higher education specifically for children impacted by incarceration - in Missouri or across the nation. AGSF scholarships can be used at four-year colleges and universities as well as two-year programs, trade, and technical schools. The scholarships are renewable every year the student stays in school and performs satisfactorily in their program as defined by their institution.

Applications will be available starting January 2012. Visit www.avasgrace.org for more information.

AGSF is an innovative not-for-profit entity whose mission is to one day break the cycle of incarceration through the gift of education.