College Bound Scholarship
What is the College Bound Scholarship?
The College Bound Scholarship is an early commitment of state financial aid to eligible students who enroll in middle school and meet the pledge requirements. The College Bound Scholarship covers average tuition at public college rates, some fees, and a small book allowance at over 65 colleges, universities, and technical schools in Washington.
What is the Pledge?
Graduate from a Washington State high school or home school to attend a community college or technical college, or with a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to attend a four-year public or private college
- Not be convicted of a felony;
- Apply to an eligible college and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) as soon after October 1 as possible in your senior year of high school.
Am I Eligible?
You are in foster care or a dependent of the state
- Your family receives basic food or TANF benefits
Student is currently in foster care or a dependent of the state
Student's family receives SNAP/Basic Food Assistance or TANF benefits
- Your family meets the 2023-24 income requirements in the chart below:
|Household Size||Annual Income Guidelines||Monthly Income||Weekly Income|
|Additional members||Add $9,509||Add $793||Add $183|
How do I apply?
Is there a deadline?
What happens next?
How will I receive the scholarship?
File the FAFSA or WASFA in your senior year and every year in college to determine income eligibility.
Fulfill the scholarship pledge requirements.
- Be accepted to an eligible college.
- Be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen, or have DACA status.
Have additional questions? Contact your school counselor.