College can be expensive. The College Bound scholarship can help cover many college costs and is available to 7th and 8th-grade students who qualify. Students who complete the application for Free and Reduced Lunch will be automatically enrolled. Familys can also complete the application online.
The College Bound Scholarship application can be completed online here. If you need support completing this application, please see your school counselor.
More information about how to prepare for college can be found at https://readysetgrad.wa.gov/
About the Scholarship
North Whidbey Middle School 7th and 8th-grade students will have the opportunity to apply for the College Bound Scholarship. Some students, like those who complete a Free and Reduced Lunch application and qualify, will automatically be enrolled by the state of Washington. This scholarship program, administered by the Washington Student Achievement Council, is an early commitment of state financial aid for eligible students who sign up in middle school and fulfill the College Bound Pledge.
The College Bound Scholarship is a four-year scholarship that covers tuition at public college rates, a small book allowance, and certain fees at over 60 eligible institutions in Washington State. Your student will be responsible for their own room and board costs, as these are not covered by the scholarship.
To receive the scholarship, your student must fulfill the College Bound Pledge. The pledge is a student’s promise to:
- Graduate from a Washington State high school or home school with a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher.
- Be a contributing member of the community without any felony convictions.
- Apply to and enroll in college within one year of completing their high school diploma, and apply for financial aid.
We encourage all students to check their eligibility and/or apply before June 30th of their 8th grade year.
This scholarship does require that applicants meet income eligibility. If you do not qualify based on your family’s income at this time, please encourage your student to speak to their guidance counselor at the beginning of their senior year of high school as they may qualify for other types of financial aid.
Please contact your school counselor for more information.