College Bound Scholarship Available for WA Students | Families
A state funded scholarship program is making the burden of affording higher education easier for low income families. Students apply for the program in the eighth grade and this year's dead line is on the horizon. Applications for the College Bound Scholarship Program are due on June 30th.
To qualify for the program, the student's family must meet one of four income standards and still be in the required income bracket when they file their FAFSA their senior year of high school. The income standards include students who are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program, if their family receives basic food or TANF benefits, or if the family makes below a certain income depending on size. Students who are in foster care are automatically eligible.
When students are accepted into the College Bound Scholarship Program they pledge to maintain a GPA of 2.0 or above, to be a good citizen in school and the community, and to apply for their FASA in a timely manner. If a student is convicted of a felony they automatically lose their scholarship.
The scholarship can be used at Washington public community or technical schools, four-year institutions, certain approved independent colleges or universities, or private career schools that participate in the Washington State Need Grant Program.
To find out if you are eligible and to apply or to learn more about applying to college and finding scholarships visit www.wsac.wa.gov/PreparingForCollege/CollegeBound