Washington State Governors’ Scholarship Application







Application Eligibility

To be considered for the Washington State Governors’ Scholarship students must:

  • Be a high school senior on track to graduate from a Washington state high school or be on track to obtain a GED from a Washington state institution by June 2020.
  • Have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.0.
  • Plan to enroll fulltime by fall 2020 at an eligible college or university in the state of Washington.
  • Have resided in Washington state for at least three academic years prior to graduating from high school or obtaining a GED.
  • Have applied for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the free Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)
  • Meet one of the following criteria (either currently or until age 18):
    • Placed by a Washington State court order in any of the following living situations:
      • Foster Care, Guardianship or Dependency Guardianship (non-relatives, relatives, residential/group care)
    • Placed in federally-recognized care (private nonprofit agency in Washington state),  classified as unaccompanied minor and rendered legal permanent residency in the United States
    • Placed under a dependency tribal court order outside of your home.

Applicants are not eligible if they:

  • Have been adopted.
  • Returned to live with their parents before turning 18, (regardless of whether the court continued to remain involved).
  • Have had their dependency court order dismissed.
  • Were not dependent to federal, state or tribal court prior age 18.


The 2020-21 Governors' Scholarship application will be available on  January 1, 2020. The online application must be submitted by February 28, 2019. No exceptions.