The College Bound Scholarship is a financial aid opportunity for 7th and 8th grade students and families that could cover the cost of tuition and fees (at public institution rates) plus a small book allowance.
Students in the seventh or eighth grade who meet one of the following income criteria may apply.
- Eligible for free- or reduced-price lunch
- Are a foster youth
- Receive TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) benefits or
- Family meets the income standards as described on the application
The deadline is June 30th
You may complete the application online at www.collegebound.wa.gov. You will need your child’s State Student ID number (SSID#). The SSID# can be obtained from your child’s MSP Report that was mailed in September.
As you fill out the application, your child will pledge to:
- Graduate from a Washington high school with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
- Be a good citizen and stay out of serious legal trouble
- Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in a timely manner in the senior year of high school
If your child keeps this pledge and your family’s income meets the requirement - your income will be re-verified at graduation by the information you submit on the FAFSA, the State will cover tuition (at public college rates), and a small book allowance, for up to four years at a Washington public or private university, community college, or a technical college (see enclosed list of eligible schools).
There are many benefits to earning a degree beyond a high school diploma. By completing the application and pledge, you and your child are taking the first step to a more secure and prosperous future – one that the State of Washington will help you reach!
Feel free to contact the Counseling Office for more information.