Useful Links For Parents

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. Read more.

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.

Navigation 101: A life-skills and planning program for students in grades six 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 and strengthen community.



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