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    SPS Partner South Seattle College Expands 13th Year Promise Scholarship Program
    Posted on 05/05/2017
    School Board directors and Superintendent Nyland present a plaque to South Seattle College

    SPS Partnering with South Seattle College

    Seattle Public Schools is excited to announce South Seattle College (SSC) is expanding their 13th Year Promise Scholarship program to students at West Seattle High School. The announcement came during a recent school board meeting where board directors and Superintendent Larry Nyland officially thanked South Seattle College’s Vice President of Student Services, Dr. Rosie Rimando-Chareunsap, and 13th Year Promise Scholarship Assistant Director, Julius Moss.

    SSC’s 13th Year Promise Scholarship is a program dedicated to increasing access to higher education for our community’s students, particularly those from underrepresented groups such as students of color, low-income students, and first-generation college students. In addition to financial support, students in the program receive a robust level of support for preparing for college through a Readiness Academy. Once enrolled in college, students receive ongoing support from program staff to help ensure their college experience is successful.

    Since 2008, the program has grown to serve more than 500 graduates from Cleveland, Chief Sealth, Rainier Beach, and now West Seattle High School. With support from the City of Seattle, SSC is now planning to expand their 13th Year Promise Scholarship, through their sister colleges, Seattle Central and North Seattle, to one high school in Central Seattle and one high school in North Seattle in the 2017-18 school year.

    The district is committed to eliminating opportunity gaps for all of our students. Through our strong partnerships with SSC and the City of Seattle, we are also ensuring the dream of college becomes a reality for so many students. 

    Here is more information on the district’s strategies to eliminate opportunity gaps.

    Here is more information on the 13th Year Promise Scholarship.