The deadline for scholarships is fast approaching! Foster children in the 7th & 8th grade have until June 30th to sign up for the College Bound Scholarship. 7th and 8th graders who sign a pledge by June 30 of their 8th grade year are eligible for the scholarship.
The College Bound Scholarship provides hope and incentive for foster children and their families who otherwise might not consider college as an option because of its cost. The amount of the scholarship will be based on tuition rates at Washington public colleges and universities and will cover the amount of tuition and fees (plus $500 for books) not covered by other state financial aid awards.
All foster children, as well as Washington state low-income students in 7th and 8th grade who sign a pledge by June 30 of their 8th grade year are eligible. Students promise to graduate from high school, demonstrate good citizenship, and seek admission to a college or university. Family income will be re-checked and college admission confirmed after the student graduates from high school. Students aging out of the foster care system will automatically meet the financial qualifications.
Apply online: www.hecb.wa.gov/collegebound or request a paper application by calling: 1-888-535-0747
Our goal is to ensure all foster children are signed up for the College Bound Scholarship. Thank you!