Washington Student Achievement Council
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 number of awards offered varies annually. In prior years, the estimated number of recipients was 13,000.
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.
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 ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.