HERO advisors increase college readiness for males of color and other underrepresented youth.
Application Dates - Open in Fall.
- Must be in 7th – 10th grades
- Must be in enrolled in one of the following schools:
- Middle School
- Washington Middle
- First Creek Middle
- High School
- Cleveland High
- Foss High
- Garfield High
- Highline High
- Lincoln High
- Mount Tahoma High
- Wilson High
The program promises tuition (at public institution rates) 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.
Application Dates - Year-round open enrolment.
You must meet one of the four income standards below when you apply for the College Bound Scholarship.
- Students must sign up by June 30 at the end of their eighth grade year.
- Student is eligible for the federal free- or reduced-price lunch program.
- Student’s family receives basic food/TANF benefits.
- Student is currently in foster care or a dependent of the state and is automatically eligible to apply.
- Does not exceed requirements for family income for 2012-13 academic year
Scholarships awarded will range from $2,500 to $5,000. Some scholarships will be for one year only while others will be renewable for up to three additional years.
Application Dates - January - March 2015
- Plan to attend, or currently be attending an eligible four-year college or university in Washington State.
- Be a Washington State resident (meeting in-state tuition requirements or eligibility for Washington State financial aid programs).
- Plan to enroll as a college freshman, sophomore, or junior in fall 2014.
- Plan to file or have already filed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), if eligible.
- Does not exceed requirements for family income for 2013 academic year.
- Maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA through fall quarter/semester.
- Plan to enroll or actually be enrolled full-time as a college student, 12 credits per quarter or equivalent for semester.
Scholarship awards are for foster youth and amounts range from $2000 to $4000 depending on the college of attendance.
Application Dates - January - March
- Be a qualifying foster youth (please see eligibility page for details).
- Be enrolled as a Washington state high school senior and on track to graduate from high school during the 2014-2015 academic year
- Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.0 or greater
- Plan to enroll in college on a full-time basis, beginning the fall term of 2015, and complete a program of study at an eligible, nonprofit accredited public or independent college or university in the state of Washington
- Have resided in Washington state for at least three academic years prior to high school graduation
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington State once they complete their degrees.
Selected students will receive $2,500 per year depending on class standing. Funding is renewable for up to five years depending on class standing at the time of application.
Application Dates - January 5, 2014 - March 2, 2014
- Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Must be a Washington state resident (as defined in RCW 28B.15.012)
- Must have earned a high school diploma or GED from a Washington state high school or institution by June 2015.
- Must be pursuing an eligible high-demand major (by alphabet; by category) in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care.
- Must be working toward a first bachelor’s degree, (i.e. four-year degree).
- Must be enrolling in an eligible Washington state college or university fall term 2015.
- Must be a high school senior, or a college freshman or sophmore at the time of application.
- Must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) through fall quarter or semester 2014 of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale).
- Must submit the 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov by March 9, 2015.
- Must apply for Federal Education tax credits if eligible.
- Must have a family income (adjusted gross income plus all untaxed income) less than or equal to 125% of Washington state median family income. (Note: Unless you qualified to submit the FAFSA as an independent student, the family income amounts are those reported by your parent(s) on your 2015-2016 FAFSA).
The state of Washington has created the Passport to College Promise Scholarship Program for foster youth
Application Dates - Year-round open enrolment.
- Student must have spent at least one year in care after your sixteenth birthday.
- Student emancipated from foster care on or after January 1, 2007.
- Student is a Washington resident.
- Student will be enrolled at least half-time in an eligible college by the time you turn 22.
- Student has not earned a bachelor's degree.