Washington College Bound Scholarship Program

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Application Deadline

June 30

Awarded By:

Washington Student Achievement Council

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen at the time he/she completes the FAFSA and applies for college.
  3. Must be in seventh or eighth grade at time of application.
  4. Must be a Washington resident.
  5. Must graduate from a Washington high school to receive the scholarship.
  6. Must have a family income from all sources (taxable and non-taxable) that is less than or equal to the income guidelines chart located at www.readysetgrad.org/college/middle-school-students-families OR be in foster care or a dependent of the state OR receive basic food/TANF benefits.
  7. Must attend a participating Washington college/university upon graduation from high school. A list of eligible institutions is available online at www.readysetgrad.org/eligible-institutions.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to Washington seventh and eighth graders who meet certain family income levels or are currently in the foster care system. Students must fulfill certain requirements throughout high school to receive the scholarship upon graduation, and must attend participating Washington institutions.

Application requirements for the Washington College Bound Scholarship Program are:

  • Application form
Additional Information: The College Bound Scholarship program is an early commitment of state financial aid to eligible students who sign up in middle school and fulfill the pledge. The program encourages students who might not consider college because of the cost to dream big and continue their education beyond high school. When eligible students apply, they promise to: graduate from a Washington high school or home school with a 2.0 grade point average or higher; be a good citizen and not be convicted of a felony; apply to an eligible college and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in a timely manner. When the student graduates from high school, his/her family's income must fall within 65 percent of the state's median family income. Eligibility will be determined when the student completes the FAFSA when he/she applies for college.

Award Amount: The College Bound Scholarship will combine with other state financial aid to cover the average tuition (at comparable public colleges), some fees, and a small book allowance. Additional financial aid for college expenses beyond tuition will likely be offered. This additional aid may be in the form of federal grants, work-study, scholarships, and loans.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Applications are available online on the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) "Ready, Set, Grad" website. The student and his/her parent/guardian must sign the application. The application may be mailed or faxed to WSAC using the contact information provided. Students may apply in their seventh or eighth grade years; the application must be submitted no later than June 30 of the student's eighth grade year.
Contact: Beth Ahlstrom
Address: P.O. Box 43430 Olympia, Washington 98504-3430

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