Financial Assistance for Foster Youth

The following scholarships and assistance are available to foster youth. 

  • Passport to College Promise Program — offers assistance for foster youth who are under 22 and are emancipated from the foster care system. If you qualify, you may receive guidance on financial aid and a scholarship of up to $4,500, along with other assistance, that will go toward your tuition and living expenses for up to 5 years of higher education. The Washington State Achievement Council (WSAC) and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) will determine your eligibility for this funding source. For more information, call 360-753-7846.
  • Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV) — offers youth who qualify and are likely to age out of the foster care system up to $5,000 to attend colleges, universities, vocational, or technical programs. For more information, call 360-902-8482.
  • Washington State Governor’s Scholarship — for foster youth helps young men and women from foster care in Washington State to continue their education and earn a college degree.