Jumpstart a student’s aspirations for postsecondary education

As of 2018 over 300,000 students are a part of the College Bound Scholarship program. The College Bound Scholarship program is the state’s early commitment of state financial aid to eligible students who sign up in middle school and fulfill the scholarship pledge requirements of:

  • Graduating from a Washington State high school, or approved homeschool program, with a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher.

  • Have no felony convictions.

  • Applying for financial aid, be income eligible and enroll within one year of graduating high school.

We recognize your dedication to both enroll and support College Bound students. Our goal is to make it easier in any way we can.

Two heads are better than one, so don’t go it alone!

Contact your Regional Officer who can:

  • Co-design tailored trainings for other school-based staff on how to best utilize the College Bound Scholarship and its pledge requirements to support students’ postsecondary aspirations

  • Strategize school across district sign-ups and supports for students

  • Provide innovative solutions to common obstacles faced by staff throughout the application process

College Bound Sign-Up Resources

Below are a list of tools we’ve developed with the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) aimed to support your College Bound Scholarship work:

College Bound Scholarship Outreach Timeline

A visual tool to help plan your school’s sign-up strategies

download timeline

List of Sample Activities

A crowd-sourced list of activities implemented by staff across the state that incorporates sign-ups into current career and college programming

download sample activities

College Bound Scholarship Overview Presentation

A PowerPoint presentation that covers the basics of the College Bound program designed specifically for parents and students

download powerpoint presentation

College Bound Scholarship Repledge Toolkit

A plug-and-play toolkit that provides resources to help engage CBS students and help to maintain their 2.0 Pledge requirement

download the toolkit

College Bound Scholarship Resources

Requestable outreach tools such as posters and wristbands from WSAC.

order materials from WSAC