College Bound Scholarship deadline is June 30

Written by on April 30, 2018 in Housing Choice Voucher Program, Seattle Housing Authority - Comments Off

By Seattle Housing Authority

Washington State maintains a program that provides college scholarships to low-income youth. It is called the College Bound Scholarship. It is an early commitment of financial aid to eligible 7th and 8th grade students whose families might not consider college because of its cost.

In order to access this scholarship eligible students must sign-up by June 30 of the student’s 7th or 8th grade year. Students only need to apply once.
The scholarship is a state-funded program administered by the Washington Student Achievement Council. The scholarship will cover tuition for up to four years at a Washington public or private university or a community, technical or private career college. It also covers some fees and a small book allowance.

Eligibility:
Students in the 7th or 8th grade who meet one or more of these requirements may apply:
The family receives basic food or
TANF benefits
The family’s income falls within the program’s established guidelines (Income charts are available in the middle school counseling offices or online at the website provided below)
The child is in foster care or is a dependent of the state

In order to get the scholarship, a child must pledge to and achieve this:
Graduate from a Washington State high school with a 2.0 GPA or higher (GEDs do not qualify)
Demonstrate good citizenship and not be convicted of a felony
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) and be accepted to an eligible program or college

There are several ways to apply:
Complete the application form online at www.readysetgrad.org/college/college-bound-scholarship-program
Applications are available from the counseling office at all middle schools

Do you have questions? You can call or email the following:
College Bound Scholarship: 1-888-535-0747 or collegebound@wsac.wa.gov.
Caitlin Reddy, Seattle Housing Authority College Navigator, caitlin.reddy@seattlehousing.org or 206-886-8413 (call or text).

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