Passport to College Promise Program

Passport to College Promise Program

The state of Washington has created the Passport to College Promise for foster youth who are under 22 and are emancipated from the foster care system. This new program is designed to encourage you to prepare for and succeed in college.

You may be eligible to receive the following:

  • A scholarship, along with other assistance, that will go toward your tuition and living expenses for up to five years of higher education. The maximum need-based scholarship amount is currently $6,000 per year.
  • Guidance from college academic and financial aid counselors.

The Washington Student Achievement Council (WASC) will determine eligibility for this funding source.

For more information, please call 360-992-2039.


The Education & Training Voucher Program (ETV) is a national program for youth who qualify and are likely to age out of the foster care system.

ETV offers financial help to current and former foster youth to attend colleges, universities, vocational or technical programs. The ETV program helps students in their own efforts to secure financial aid to enroll in postsecondary programs.

The ETV program has up to $5,000 in funds available to eligible students.

ETV awards can help fund tuition, fees, books, housing, transportation and other school-related costs.

For more information, please call 360-992-2307.


The Governors' Scholarship was established to assist Washington youth who will emancipate from state or federally recognized foster, group or kinship care to enroll in and complete degrees or certificates at eligible colleges in Washington. The College Success Foundation manages the Governors' Scholarship program.

  • Approximately thirty new scholars are chosen each year.
  • Scholarship award amounts range from $2000 to $4000 depending on the college of attendance.
  • Scholarships can be used up to five years until completion of the student's program of study. Students must be enroll full time and maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to renew scholarships each year.

Washington State Governorsí Scholarship for Foster Youth

For more information, please call 360-992-2582.