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Holt Adoptee Scholarship Contest

Adoptees can enter for the opportunity to be awarded $500 towards an educational pursuit!

Every year, adoptees submit work based around a question or theme relating to the adoptee experience. We encourage applicants to interpret the prompt creatively — whether through a self-portrait, an essay, digital art, a zine, a song, original choreography, poetry or a short film (or anything else you might come up with!).

This opportunity is open to any adoptee (domestic or international, adopted through any agency) who is a high school graduate planning to enroll — or a student currently enrolled — in a higher education program (i.e., a university, trade school, technical training program or other eligible educational pursuit).

We are no longer accepting submissions for the 2023 Adoptee Scholarship contest. Winners will be announced soon!

View Past Adoptee Scholarship Contest Winners

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2021 Scholarship Winners

2020 Scholarship Winners

2019 Scholarship Winners

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View the Holt Adoptee Yearbooks!

Each year, we invite graduates to submit a photo and bio to be included in the Holt Adoptee Yearbook! Submissions for this year’s digital yearbook are now closed, but you can view past yearbooks below.

Lifelong Adoption Support

Holt is committed to providing lifelong support to adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents and any other person whose life has been touched by adoption.

We invite you to reach out to us for help with anything from birth family search to short-term counseling to finding ways to connect with others who have similar lived experiences.