The Passport to College Promise Scholarship program helps students from foster care prepare for and succeed in college. In the 2011-12 academic year, the program served approximately 400 students - with a maximum annual award of $3,000.
Through Passport, students receive a scholarship that assists with the cost of attending college (tuition, fees, books, housing, transportation, and some personal expenses), specialized support services from college staff, and priority consideration for the State Need Grant and State Work Study programs. To learn more about the program see the Passport brochure.
Passport students also may opt-in for personalized help and support services from the College Success Foundation.
To meet eligibility requirements, Passport students must:
If approved for Passport, students must notify the college financial aid office of their eligibility. They also can contact the Designated Support Staff person at their college to begin receiving help for navigating through college.
To apply, complete the Passport Consent Form
Send it to us at:
Washington Student Achievement Council
Passport for Foster Youth Promise Program
PO Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
Phone: 1-888-535-0747 (press option 5)