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Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth Program

Offered by College Success Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Oct 12, 2023
Multiple awards worth

$2,000 - $4,000

Grade level

High School Seniors & College Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

November 2024

Scholarship Overview

The Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth Program is open to Washington state residents who will be enrolling in college for the upcoming Fall semester and who have been placed in Foster Care, Guardianship, or Dependency Guardianship by a Washington state court order. Applicants can also qualify if they have been placed in federally-recognized care as an unaccompanied minor and have legal permanent residency in the United States, or if they have been placed under a dependency tribal court order outside of their home.

However, all applicants must be Washington state residents planning to attend a post-secondary university in-state. If you’re a Washington resident who has been placed in Foster or federally-recognized care in Washington, don’t miss out on this opportunity to further your education!

About College Success Foundation

The College Success Foundation (CSF) is a national nonprofit organization that helps underserved, low-income students achieve their dream of a college education through CSF's model of success. They provide a unique integrated system of supports and scholarships to inspire underserved, low-income students to finish high school, graduate from college and succeed in life.

Eligibility information

In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements below, applicants must have been placed in federally-recognized care, placed under a dependency tribal court order, or placed by a Washington state court order in Foster Care, Guardianship, or Dependency Guardianship.

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Students

Minimum GPA


Other Category

Low Income, Foster Care



Application information

In addition to submitting the materials below, applicants must have applied for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the free Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) to be considered for this scholarship.

Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation

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For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact College Success Foundation at

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth Program is renewable.

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