The Passport to Careers program helps former foster youth and unaccompanied homeless youth prepare for and succeed in college, apprenticeships, or pre-apprenticeship programs.

Through Passport to Careers, eligible students receive a scholarship for up to $1,500 per quarter that assists with the cost of attending college (tuition, fees, books, housing, transportation, and some personal expenses) and support services from college staff.

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Eligibility

Were you a dependent of the State of Washington and in foster care on your 18th birthday?

To meet eligibility requirements for a former foster youth, Passport students must:

  • Spend at least one year in foster care in Washington state after your 13th birthday.
  • Be a resident of Washington State.
  • Enroll at least half-time in an eligible college by the age of 22.
  • Not already have a bachelor's degree.
  • Not be pursuing a degree in theology.

Are you considered an unaccompanied homeless youth? A young adult who is experiencing homelessness and is not legally dependent on a parent or guardian.

To meet eligibility requirements for an unaccompanied homeless youth, Passport students must:

  • Have experienced unaccompanied homelessness on or after July in the year prior to their postsecondary enrollment (after high school).
  • Be a resident of Washington State.
  • Enroll at least half-time in an eligible college by the age of 22.
  • Not already have a bachelor's degree.
  • Not be pursuing a degree in theology.

 

For more information about Passport apprenticeship opportunities, visit https://wsac.wa.gov/passport/about or reach out to Ariana Muro at amuro@lowercolumbia.edu.

If you meet these requirements, please make an appointment with Ariana Muro

Email: amuro@lowercolumbia.edu

Phone: 360-442-2332

Make a direct appointment through my appointment link: www.lowercolumbia.edu/amuro


Additional funding and services you may qualify for:


More opportunities for students from foster care:


Passport for Foster Youth Contact

   Ariana Muro, Assistant Director of Workforce & Career Services

  (360) 442-2332
  amuro@lowercolumbia.edu

 
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