Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
273
Days
February 12 2022
Application Deadline
N/A
Renewable
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What you'll need:
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Governors' Scholarship for Foster Youth Program

Description

The Washington State GovernorsÔÇÖ Scholarship for Foster Youth is a scholarship program that helps young men and women from foster care continue their education and earn a college degree. The program is supported by Gov. Jay Inslee, The Honorable Chris Gregoire (former governor), The Honorable Gary Locke (former governor), and other former governors in Washington State. Proceeds from the GovernorsÔÇÖ Cup ÔÇô an annual golf tournament ÔÇô provide funding for approximately 30-40 new scholars each year who are planning to enroll in a Washington state college or university. Scholarship award amounts range from $2,000 to $4,000 depending on the college of attendance. Selected students can access the annual scholarship for up to five years to complete undergraduate studies. Students must be enrolled full time and maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to renew the scholarship each year. Be a high school senior on track to graduate from a Washington state high school or be on track to obtain a GED from a Washington state institution by June 2021. Have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 through fall 2020 term. Plan to enroll full-time by fall 2021 at an eligible college or university in the state of Washington. Have resided in Washington state for at least three academic years prior to graduating from high school or obtaining a GED. Have applied for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the free Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). Meet one of the following criteria (either currently or until age 18): Placed by a Washington state court order in any of the following living situations: Foster Care, Guardianship or Dependency Guardianship (non-relatives, relatives, residential/group care). Placed in federally-recognized care (a private nonprofit agency in Washington state), classified as an unaccompanied minor and rendered legal permanent residency in the United States. Placed under a dependency tribal court order outside of your home. NOT eligible if: Have been adopted. Returned to live with their parents before turning 18 (regardless of whether the court continued to remain involved). Have had their dependency court order dismissed. Were not dependent of a federal, state or tribal court prior to age 18.

Amount Details

$2,000
Low Amount Awarded
$4,000
High Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university or a four-year college
  • CheckmarkMust currently be a high school student
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time
  • CheckmarkRestricted to residents of Washington
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in Washington

How to Apply

What you'll need:

  • Checkmark Other - Dependency Court Order
  • Checkmark Application Form
  • Checkmark Essay
  • Checkmark Recommendations Or References
  • Checkmark Transcript
For more info, please visit our site
Contact scholarshipservices@collegesuccessfoundation.org
Address 15500 SE 30th Place, Suite 200 Bellevue
Bellevue, WA 98007