Welcome to Passport to Success – College & Career Edition!

We want you to follow your college and career dreams! Through Passport to Success – College & Career Edition, you and your family are encouraged to participate in learning activities, take virtual tours of colleges and institutions, and attend virtual college and career sessions and events between June 7, 2021 – August 1, 2021.

We will be awarding five $1,000 scholarships to students living in California in grades 5-12. Three of the five scholarships will be awarded to students in Los Angeles County.

To be eligible for a scholarship, we ask that you download and complete the Passport to Success – College & Career workbook due on August 1, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Please submit your workbook via bit.ly/PTSSubmission2021 or email it to jtorres@familiesinschools.org. Please note, 2020 Scholarship Winners and Runner-Ups will NOT be eligible for a second scholarship but are encouraged to participate.

To be eligible for the $1,000 scholarship, the selection committee will consider the following. For more details, download the workbook available on June 1, 2021.

Explore colleges and trade institutions virtually. Some colleges and trade institutions are offering virtual tours, where you can learn more about the institution. Click here for a list of colleges and trade institutions offering virtual tours. If the college or trade institution you are interested in does not offer virtual tours, consider exploring the college by checking their website and social media channels. The selection committee will be taking a look at the following in the review section of the workbook.

  • Institute’s logo, address, admission’s phone number, date, and time of tour
  • Thoughtful reviews of your
    • major, academic, or career program
    • campus, class, and program size
    • campus location, dorms vs. living at home, commute, etc.
    • clubs, sports & on-campus activities
    • financial aid /scholarships/cost
  • Use the Comparison Sheet to rate your top three colleges or institutions

Attend five virtual events or sessions on college and career preparation. Families In Schools will be providing a series of virtual sessions between June 7, 2021 – August 1, 2021, but we also want you to explore other sessions in your community. Below you will find a list of approved sessions. If you would like to check something out, but it is not on this list, please contact Jessica Torres at jtorres@familiesinschools.org to review, approve, and add it to the list.

Complete a short essay of 500 words or less detailing what you and your family, caregiver, or mentor have taken away from your experience with Passport to Success – College & Career Edition. How will this experience help you reach your college and career goals?

Complete the passport workbook and send it via bit.ly/PTSSubmission2021 or to jtorres@familiesinschools.org by August 1, 2021, at 11:49 p.m.

We will announce the winners on September 27, 2021, on the Families In Schools social media channels.