Eighth graders who meet financial eligibility requirements have until June 30 to sign up for the College Bound Scholarship program online or through their school counselor.
The College Bound Scholarship provides an opportunity for students to attend Washington state colleges who might not otherwise because of the cost. Students can sign up in either the 7th or 8th grade, but must have signed up by the end of their 8th grade year to be eligible.
The first College Bound students, who signed up when the program was launched in 2007, will be eligible to begin receiving their scholarships this fall. A video clip from a recent local television talk show features a graduating College Bound senior discussing what the program means to her.
The College Bound Scholarship provides tuition (at public institution rates) not covered by other financial aid programs, to eligible high school graduates who enroll at public colleges, universities and other eligible higher education institutions in Washington.
For information on financial eligibility and other requirements, students and parents should visit the College Bound website or talk to their school counselor.