Passport for Foster Youth Promise Scholarship Program
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Think you canít go to college?
The state of Washington has created the Passport for Foster Youth Promise Scholarship Program just for foster youth like you.
This new program is designed to encourage you to prepare for and succeed in college.
Am I eligible?You are eligible for this program if:
- You spent at least one year in care after your sixteenth birthday.
- You emancipated from foster care on or after January 1, 2007.
- You are a Washington resident.
- You will be enrolled at least half-time in an eligible college by the time you turn 22.
- You have not earned a bachelor's degree.
Colleges will confirm your eligibility when you enroll.
How can the Passport for Foster Youth Promise Scholarship Program Help Me?
You may be eligible to receive the following:
- A scholarship that will help pay your tuition and living expenses for up to five years of college.
- Specialized guidance from college staff designated to work with Passport eligible students.
- Assistance finding housing during school breaks and over the summer.
- Special consideration for the State Need Grant and State Work Study financial aid programs.
How do I get started?
Step One: Get a Passport consent form from your case worker, or download a form from the Washington Student Achievement Council
Step Two: If you are interested in the program, mail, e-mail, or fax the completed consent form to the Washington Student Achievement Council.
Step Three: Decide which Passport eligible college you would like to attend.
Step Four: Identify yourself as a Passport student with the admissions office and financial aid office.
Most colleges have staff dedicated to working with former foster youth. View the Designated Support Staff on your campus.
Who do I contact if I have questions?Passport for Foster Youth Promise Scholarship Program
917 Lakeridge Way SW
PO Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
Toll Free: 1-888-535-0747