Foster Care Resources
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 program is designed to encourage youth 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 $4,500.
- Guidance from college academic and financial aid counselors.
The Washington State Achievement Council (WSAC) and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) will determine eligibility for this funding source.
For more information, please call 360-753-7846
Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV)
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 360-902-8482.
Washington State Governor’s Scholarship
The Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth is a scholarship program that helps young men and women from foster care in Washington State continue their education and earn a college degree. Eligible students must meet specific criteria. The program is supported by Governor Chris Gregoire, The Honorable Gary Locke, and other former governors of the state.