WCAN: Student Engagement Initatives

College Bound Scholarship Sign-up

Jumpstart a student's college and career aspirations

As of 2018 more than 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. Those students must sign up when eligible 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.
  • Having no felony convictions.
  • Applying for financial aid and being income eligible
  • Enrolling in an eligible institution or apprenticeship in Washington state 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.

We're here to help!

Contact your Regional Officer who can:

  • Tailor trainings for school-based staff on how to best utilize the College Bound Scholarship and its pledge requirements to support students’ college and career aspirations
  • Co-design strategies for sign-ups and supports for students at the school and district level
  • Provide solutions to common obstacles faced by staff throughout the application process

College Bound Scholarship 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:

Sign-up Framework for Schools

Use this step-by-step framework to plan your school’s strategy for College Bound Scholarship sign-ups and activities

download the framework for 7th and 8th graders
download the framework for 9th graders

Sample Activities

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

download sample activities

Overview Presentation

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

download powerpoint presentation

Repledge Toolkit

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

download toolkit

College Bound Portal

A link to your College Bound portal to view College Bound students, upload new students, print Missing Information Letters, and update student info

visit the College Bound portal

Additional Resources

A link to WSAC's College Bound website that includes downloadable flyers and requestable outreach tools such as posters, brochures, and wristbands

order materials from WSAC
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