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College Bound Scholarship

What is College Bound Pledge?

College Bound Scholarship is a program that promises to pay tuition at a Washington college or university (at public institution rates) and give a small book allowance for income-eligible students. To be eligible for the College Bound Scholarship, students must sign up in the 7th or 8th grade, work hard in school, stay out of legal trouble, successfully apply to a higher education institution and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during their senior year or after they graduate. 

As a part of the College Bound sign-up process, students pledge to do the following:

  • Graduate from a Washington State high school or approved home school program with a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher.

  • Have no felony convictions.

  • Apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) beginning their senior year.

  • Apply to an eligible school no later than 1 year after your high school graduation. 

Using Your College Bound Scholarship

The scholarship can be used to earn a certificate or degree at a Washington public, community or technical college. This includes public four-year institutions, eligible independent colleges or universities, or private career schools. For more information about accessing your scholarship, visit the Ready, Set, Grad website.