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College Bound Scholarship Info

posted Jun 20, 2012, 2:40 PM by Elaine Smith
The College Bound Scholarship is a state-funded program for seventh and eighth grade students who meet one of the
following criteria:
  • Eligible for free- and reduced-price lunch
  • Are a foster youth
  • Receive TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) benefits or
  • Family meets the income standards as described on the application
If you feel your child meets the above criteria, please fill out the application TODAY and return it to the counseling office at either SLMS or CJH. You may also complete the application online (preferred) at www.collegebound.wa.gov. In order to allow college partners to serve your student better, please check “YES” to the release of information statements on the application.

The application deadline is June 30 at the end of your student’s 8th grade year, so apply now!

As you fill out the application, your child will pledge to:
  • Graduate from a Washington high school with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Be a good citizen and stay out of serious legal trouble
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in a timely manner
If your child keeps this pledge and your family’s income meets the requirement (your income will be verified at
graduation), the State will cover tuition (at public college rates),and a small book allowance, for up to four years at a
Washington public or private university, community college, or a technical college (see back for list of eligible schools).

There are many benefits to earning a degree beyond a high school diploma. By signing and returning the pledge, you
and your child are taking the first step to a more secure and prosperous future – one that the State of Washington will
help you reach!

Links to both a FAQ sheet and the application can be downloaded below.
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Elaine Smith,
Jun 20, 2012, 2:40 PM
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Elaine Smith,
Jun 20, 2012, 2:40 PM