The University of Washington Tacoma Passport Champions Program was created to support students who have experienced foster care and unaccompanied homelessness. It is an extension of the Passport to Careers program sponsored by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC).
Our aim is to support our Passport students in engaging with campus life at UW Tacoma, in addition to assisting students with identifying resources to help foster student enrollment, retention, persistence, and success.
Resources We Provide
- Academic support
- Financial aid support
- Housing support
- Counseling and mentorship
- On-campus activities and events
The UW Tacoma Champions Program will host various events throughout the year. Stay tuned for more information to come. If you want to help plan and coordinate events for your fellow champions - contact Meraf Geberehiwot, Champions Program Advisor.
Apply for Passport
If you are experiencing unaccompanied homelessness (ages 18-21), contact the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships and schedule a one-on-one appointment.
If you were in foster care at any point between the ages of 13 and 18 and not already enrolled in the WSAC Passport to Careers program, fill out and submit this consent form at the button below.
Emergency Aid funding assists UW students by providing financial support when assistance is needed with unexpected, unavoidable, and unplanned expenses surrounding situations such as accidents, illness, fire/water damage, or a need for emergency housing and food.
Student Appointment Request
For more information about services and resources-or-to schedule an in-person/zoom meeting with an advisor:
Champions Program Advisor