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The Dorothy and Robert DeBolt Scholarship

Lilliput Families is pleased to announce this award in the name of the founders of AASK (Adopt A Special Kid), a foster-adoption agency that joined with Lilliput in 2014. The DeBolts raised 20 children, including 14 who were adopted. Holding a steadfast belief that all children are adoptable, the DeBolts were pioneers in promoting the adoption of children with a wide range of abilities and challenges. They founded AASK in 1973, helped establish other like agencies across the United States and effected positive legislation in support of adoptive families. Lilliput maintains the DeBolts ' philosophy and provides permanency services to youth from all over California. 


Eligible Youth Must:

  • Be a California resident
  • Have been adopted from foster care in California as a dependent of the court
  • Have been accepted to an accredited college, university or trade school
  • Be no older than age 25