Leadership 1000 Scholarship Eligibility


The Leadership 1000 Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by individuals, foundations or businesses to provide college scholarships to students who will be attending an eligible four-year college or university in Washington state. A Leadership 1000 Scholarship can be customized around a general set of requirements requested by the donor. Scholarships awarded will range from $2,500 to $5,000.

Application Eligibility

To be considered for the Leadership 1000 Scholarship students must:

  • Plan to attend, or currently be attending, an eligible four-year college or university in Washington state. (Students attending a community or technical college will be considered if they are transferring to an eligible four-year college/university for the fall of 2015, or if they are planning to complete a bachelor's degree program offered at the community college, or if they meet the specific eligibility criteria for the City of Tacoma.)
  • Be a Washington state resident, (meeting in-state tuition requirements or eligibility for Washington state financial aid programs, as defined in RCW 28B.15.012).
  • Plan to enroll as a college freshman, sophomore or junior in fall 2015.
  • Plan to file or have already filed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), if eligible. If not eligible to submit a FAFSA, alternative financial information must be submitted to the College Success Foundation, if requested.
  • Have a family income for 2014 that does not exceed the amount listed by family size in this chart.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative high school GPA through fall quarter/semester, if applying as a high school senior.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative college GPA through fall quarter/semester, if applying as a college student.
  • Plan to enroll or actually be enrolled full-time as a college student, 12 credits per quarter or equivalent for semester.
  • Please note: International students, students on foreign exchange or visas and out-of-state residents are not eligible. 


The 2015-2016 Leadership 1000 Scholarship application is now closed. The deadline for the application was 5 p.m. PST on Monday, March 9, 2015.

Required Documents

In addition to submitting the online application, you must also mail your transcript and a letter of recommendation to College Success Foundation.  They must be postmarked by Monday, March 9, 2015 for your application to be considered. 

  • Transcript: High school students must submit an official transcript, so be sure to request one from your school in advance.  College students may submit an unofficial transcript as long as it shows grades through fall 2014 and lists your cumulative GPA.
  • Letter of Recommendation: Please provide this PDF to your recommender to complete and submit with your letter of recommendation. 

Sample Application

A sample application is available for you to preview the questions asked in the online application.