Passport Scholars

Initiative to help high school girls set and achieve goals for their academic and life journeys

Informing girls' academic & life journey

Our Passport Scholars initiative helps high school girls set and achieve goals for their academic and life journey. In addition to the summer experiences, Passport Scholars helps girls set and achieve long-term goals and offers one-on-one mentoring and college counseling. Passport Scholars is a partnership between PEF, the Hamilton County Schools, and the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga with support from the Weldon F. Osborne Foundation and Kitty & Hacker Caldwell.

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Participants are selected by a committee of PEF staff members, community volunteers, and business leaders.

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Summer 2019 Class Passport Scholars

Congratulations to the Summer 2019 Class of Passport Scholars:

  • Naomi Blaylock, CSAS
    Concordia Language Villages
  • Shelbriana Burkes, Tyner Academy
    University of Rochester Pre-College Summer Program
  • Aubry Campbell, Soddy Daisy High
    Education Unlimited at Yale University
  • Callie Foley, Red Bank High
    Acadia Institute of Oceanography
  • Aria Lowery, Ooltewah High
    The Putney School Summer Arts
  • Essence McClure, CCA
    The Putney School Summer Arts
  • Chantal Nizigiyimana, CGLA
    Smith College
  • Valarie Oscar, Red Bank High
    Saint Louis University Aviation Summer Academy
  • Sophia Perry, Red Bank High
    BluePrint Pre-College Summer Program at Howard University
  • Vianet Ruiz, Red Bank High
    BluePrint Pre-College Summer Program at Howard University
  • Emily Stoddard, East Ridge High
    University of Rochester Pre-College Summer Program
  • Keyairra Sutton, The Howard School
    University of Rochester Pre-College Summer Program
  • Laiza Swafford, STEM School of Chattanooga
    Education Unlimited at Yale University
  • Deborah "Zoey" Wilson, East Ridge High
    Choate Rosemary College Writing Workshops

Daphne Penn is a shining example of the impact of Passport Scholars. The video above was shown during PEF’s 25th Anniversary luncheon in October 2014.

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