Washington State Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth
- Be enrolled as a Washington State high school senior and on track to graduate from high school during the 2017-2018 academic year.
- Have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 or greater.
- Plan to enroll in college on a full-time basis, beginning the fall term of 2018, and complete a program of study at an eligible, nonprofit accredited public or independent college or university in the state of Washington.
- Have resided in Washington State for at least three academic years prior to high school graduation.
- Complete and submit the FAFSA or WASFA.
- If under 18, students must currently have an open dependency court order that resulted from intervention by Washington State on their behalf and they have been placed in any of the following living situations:
- Foster Care
- Family Foster Care, with non-relative adults
- Kinship Care, with relatives
- Residential/Group Care
- Dependency Guardianship (with either relatives or non-relatives)
- Guardianship (with either relatives or non-relatives)
- If over 18, students must have lived in a court-ordered foster care, dependency guardianship or guardianship until emancipation, (age 18)
- Or, the applicant is currently, or was until age 18, in federally recognized care. The applicant has been classified by the US government as an unaccompanied minor refugee, is a legal permanent resident and is in legal care, (or was in care until emancipation) of a private non-profit agency in Washington State.
- Or, the applicant is currently, or was until age 18, under a dependency tribal court order that placed the student outside the home.
All applications must be submitted by 5:00pm PST on February 28, 2018.
How to Apply
- Complete the online application
- Mail your transcript, a letter of recommendation, and a copy of Dependency Court Order.
The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.