College Bound Scholarship

The program promises to pay tuition at a Washington college or university (at public institution rates) and give a small book allowance for income-eligible students. To be eligible for the College Bound Scholarship, students must sign up in the 7th or 8th grade, work hard in school, stay out of legal trouble, successfully apply to a higher education institution and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during their senior year or after they graduate. For more information download this College Bound Scholarship  overview.
Apply for the College Bound Scholarship: If you meet at least one of these requirements, you should apply for the scholarship:
  • Eligible for free-or reduced-price lunch program
  • Are a foster youth (regardless of income)
  • Receive TANF benefits
  • Meet the family income requirements (Charts are available in the middle school counseling offices or online)

If you are eligible, you and your parent or legal guardian must complete and sign the application while you are in 7th or 8th grade.You can apply online or by speaking with your counseling office at your school school. Applications are also available from the counseling office at all middle schools. Deadline: You must apply by June 30 of your 8th grade year.

Using your College Bound Scholarship: The scholarship can be used to earn a certificate or degree at a Washington public, community or technical college. This includes public four-year institutions, eligible independent colleges or universities, or private career schools. For more information about accessing your scholarship, please click here.


Schynequa Mathis
College Access Specialist