Program Registration

Passport Scholars Program Application 2016-17

A passport to personal growth and opportunity


PEF’s mission is to challenge, support, and improve Hamilton County public schools so that all students succeed in learning and in life. As a program of PEF, the Passport Scholars Program’s mission is to engender confidence and commitment in young women in order to help them set and achieve goals for their academic and life journeys through college and beyond.


To provide scholarships to summer academic enrichment programs, one on one mentoring throughout high school, and access to private resources for college counseling.

The Passport Scholars Program provides scholarships for outstanding summer academic enrichment programs in the United States – from wilderness ecological expeditions to pre-college academic programs on college campuses to community learning and service projects.

Passport Scholars’ mentoring is done by the Passport Scholars staff in individual and group settings. Staff will assist the girls in preparing for their summer academic enrichment experiences and guide them during their remaining high school years. Passport Scholars will also develop a network among themselves that will build an alliance and facilitate peer mentoring.


The program expectation is for each girl to step out of her environment, take risks, do her best and give back to the community and world beyond. With the opportunity to travel, meet new people and see new worlds, the Passport Scholars Program hopes to enable young women to achieve greater independence, leadership and appreciation of individual dignity and uniqueness.

The Passport Scholars Program also makes available college and financial aid counseling through private resources at PEF. PEF offers the scholars every opportunity to participate in programming offered, which includes Camp College, one-on-one advising, and specialty college tours.

Apply Here by 4:00 pm on November 1, 2016

 For more information contact:

Janice Neal, Youth Services Manager, College & Career Initiatives

(423) 668-2423 or