WSU Vancouver offers advice and support to foster youth considering college

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Current and former foster care youth are invited to Fostering Cougar Champions, a brunch at Washington State University Vancouver, designed to share information about how to successfully navigate a college career.

During brunch, guests will learn how to pay for college using financial aid and scholarships. A former student who successfully transitioned from foster care to college will share their story. WSU Vancouver aims to help foster youth get informed, be inspired and get prepared for their next chapter.

The brunch will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 13 in the Firstenburg Student Commons, Room 104 on the WSU Vancouver campus. Caregivers, guardians and friends are encouraged to attend with their student. RSVP to

After brunch, guests are invited to stay for Preview Day. Here, guests will learn about WSU Vancouver’s academic programs, the admissions process, financial aid and scholarships, campus life and more. Learn more and RSVP at

About WSU Vancouver

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver, east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-TRAN bus service. Find a campus map at Parking is free on weekends.

As one of six campuses of the WSU system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations. 

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Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communication, 360-546-9601,

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