Passport to Careers is a scholarship program administered by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) and helps unaccompanied youth, homeless youth, and current and former foster youth enroll, persist, and complete post-secondary education.

The Passport to Careers program can provide you a scholarship that helps with the cost of earning a college certificate or degree (tuition, fees, housing, transportation, and some personal expenses), support services from college staff, and priority consideration for the Washington College Grant and Washington State Work Study programs.


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

To meet eligibility requirements for a foster youth, or unaccompanied homeless youth*, Passport students must:

  • Spend at least one year in foster care in Washington State after their 13th birthday or have experienced homelessness on or after July in the year prior to their post-secondary enrollment.
  • 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.

* unaccompanied homeless youth - may have been determined by homeless liaison, school counselor, or McKinney-Vento liaison.

If you meet these requirements, please connect with the Passport to Careers Program Campus Support, Crystal Cardona, for assistance.

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