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 $1,500 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 2018, or if they are planning to complete a bachelor's degree program offered at the community college.)
  • 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 2018.
  • Plan to file or have already filed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), if eligible. Students unable to file a FAFSA due to immigration status must complete the free Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA).
  • Have a family income for 2016 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. 

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 Wednesday, February 28, 2018 for your application to be considered. 

  • Transcript: Unofficial transcripts showing grades through fall 2017 and cumulative GPA. If your are Running Start student, make sure your college credits are reflected on your transcript. If you are a college student who has completed less than 20 college credits,  submit a high school and a college transcript.
  • 2018-19 Student Aid Report: Summary results of your FAFSA or WASFA.
  • 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.