If you would like to learn more here are useful links for parents, students and partners. These links speak to a variety of college-preparedness and college-access topics.
College Spark Washington: Makes grants to organizations and institutions throughout Washington state that help low-income students improve their academic achievement, prepare for college life and graduate from college.
Gates Millennium Scholars: The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI): OSPI oversees K-12 public education in Washington state.
TheWashboard.org: Whether you are looking for a scholarship or looking to provide one, theWashboard.org makes it simple. This online resource connects students with relevant scholarships in one stop; saving everyone time and making sure scholarships don’t go unused.
National College Access Network: NCAN's mission is to build, strengthen and empower communities committed to college access and success so that all students, especially those underrepresented in postsecondary education, can achieve their educational dreams
Washington State Mentors: The mission of Washington State Mentors (WSM) is to promote and support quality mentoring that fosters positive youth development and academic success.
Washington Student Achievement Council/College Bound Scholarship: The College Bound Scholarship provides hope and incentive for students and families who otherwise might not consider college as an option because of its cost.
Sparking the Future: The Sparking the Future curriculum was designed for students who are the first in their family to attend college. These lessons supplement Navigation 101 by providing extra help for students in grades 7–12. Students follow a guided tour through postsecondary options, helping them explore college and career options.