The College Bound Scholarship promises tuition (at public rates to the 68 eligible Washington State Institutions) and a small book allowance for income-eligible students who sign up in the 7th or 8th grade, work hard in school, stay out of legal trouble, and successfully apply to a higher education institution when they graduate. The College Success Foundation, in partnership with the state of Washington and the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC), actively works with districts, schools, and community-based organizations to support College Bound students and families statewide. Click here for a list of College Bound staff members in your area who can help you sign up students.
Looking forward to college next fall? Start with the FAFSA! It is best for all college-going seniors and current college students to fill out the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) every January in order to qualify for the maximum amount of state and federal financial aid they are eligible for. College Bound students are required to fill out the FAFSA in order to receive the College Bound Scholarship and are encouraged to do it before the priority filing date of February 1. The FAFSA can be confusing, but don’t worry; there’s help out there! For more information, visit our “FAFSA and Beyond” section.
Low-income, underserved students face multiple barriers to success in college and in life. College Bound Scholars have amazing stories—they are experiencing outstanding success despite the challenges they have encountered. Please take a moment to view the personal stories of our scholars (above), as well as the stories of the mentors who know and support them.
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