Useful Links For Parents
The Northwest Education Loan Association (NELA) Centers for Student Success provide information and assistance through college admissions, financial aid and scholarship search resources. Students can visit our Centers in Seattle and Portland and use the free tools, resources and counseling services that help them explore college and career opportunities.
Through grants for research, innovation, communication, and evaluation, as well as policy education and leadership development, Lumina Foundation addresses issues that affect access and educational attainment among all students, particularly underserved student groups, including adult learners.
Makes grants to organizations and institutions throughout Washington State that are helping low-income students improve their academic achievement, prepare for college life and graduate
Big dreams and good grades aren’t enough to get into college. KnowHow2Go is a national public service campaign designed to inform young people about the actual steps they need to take to make their college dreams a reality.
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.
is a unique program that demonstrates the value of a college education. Imagine: Your Child's Future will also show you how to search for—and pay for—an education for your child that furthers his or her chance for success in the future.
OSPI oversees K-12 public education in Washington State.
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. Read more...
NCAN's mission is to build, strengthen, and empower communities committed to college access and success so that all students, especially those under-represented in postsecondary education, can achieve their educational dreams
Building public demand and mobilizing resources for quality public education for all children through a national constituency of local education funds and individuals.
AED is a nonprofit organization working globally to improve education, health, civil society and economic development--the foundation of thriving societies.
The mission of Washington State Mentors (WSM) is to promote and support quality mentoring that fosters positive youth development and academic success.
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.
Promotes perceptions of young people as valued resources, not problems, and to advocate for learning that engages students as knowledge creators and not simply test takers. Just as urgent, they believed, was the need to bring youth voices to policy debates about school, society, and world affairs.
Kids at Hope inspires, empowers and transforms schools, organizations serving youth and entire communities to create an environment and culture where all children experience success,
Navigation 101 is a life skills and planning program for students in grades 6 through 12. It aims to help students make clear, careful, and creative plans for life beyond high school, and: Equalize opportunities; encourage student engagement; enhance student achievement; involve parents and guardians; strengthen community.
School's Out Washington is a statewide organization focused on building community-based systems to improve the quality and availability of afterschool programs for Washington’s school-age children.
CTDS provides meaningful, accurate, consistent, and cost effective data related to college attendance, persistence, and graduation.
The National Student Clearinghouse, a non-profit organization, is the nation's trusted source for student degree and enrollment verification.