Washington Student Achievement Council
$2,500 per academic year (three quarters or two semesters), renewable for up to two additional academic years depending on how many earned college credits were listed on the recipient's official college transcript at the time of application. Once the recipient has earned 90 quarter hours/60 semester hours and been admitted into an eligible major, he/she must submit additional documentation to have the scholarship increased to $5,000 for that academic year. Students who do not submit the documentation forfeit the scholarship. Once the recipient has earned 135 quarter hours/90 semester hours and are continuing to pursue an eligible major, he/she must submit additional documentation to have the scholarship increased to $7,500 for that academic year. Students who do not submit the documentation forfeit the scholarship. Students who need to attend a fifth year of college can receive $5,000. There will be no need to complete any additional requirements to receive $5000, except for completing the annual renewal/update form.
The number of awards offered varies annually. In 2015, there were 1,242 scholarships awarded.
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington once they complete their degrees. Students must apply for federal education tax credits if eligible. Students must be pursuing a first bachelor's degree. Students will be notified of scholarship selection status in May via the email address provided on the scholarship application.
Applications are available from the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) website. In addition to a completed online application, the student must submit official high school and/or colleg ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.