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    College Bound Scholarship Conference March 7
    Posted on 02/05/2020
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    College Bound Scholarship Conference March 7

    The annual Seattle Public School College Bound Scholarship Conference will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2020, 1 until 4 p.m. at Mary Gates Hall on the University of Washington Seattle campus.

    Workshops for students and families will provide information to about the College Bound Scholarship and how to prepare for college. College and youth services representatives will also be on hand at the college fair.

    Thank you to the many college and community partners that help make this event a success!

    About Transportation and Parking

    Public Transportation: King County Metro buses 70 and 73 from Downtown Seattle, or Light Rail go to the University of Washington.

    Yellow bus service is available at 12 p.m. from the following schools: Chief Sealth, West Seattle, Franklin, Cleveland, Rainier Beach, and Ingraham. Contact the school for a bus permission slip.

    Parking is free in the Central Plaza Garage (NE 41st and 15th Ave NE) after 12p.m.

    UW Map: Visit the University of Washington website for a map and directions to Mary Gates Hall.

    Google Map for Mary Gates Hall 1851 NE Grant Ln, Seattle, WA 98105

    About The College Bound Scholarship

    The College Bound Scholarship is an early commitment of state financial aid to eligible students who sign-up in middle school and fulfill the College Bound Pledge.

    Students must apply for the College Bound Scholarship by June 30 of their 8th grade year. Students in 7th and 8th grade whose families meet the income requirements or receive basic food/TANF benefits are eligible to apply.

    As part of the college bound sign-up process, students pledge to:

    • Graduate from a Washington state high school 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.

    To receive the scholarship, students must fulfill the pledge and:

    • Apply for the FAFSA or WASFA every year while in college, and be income eligible. Colleges use information from the FAFSA and WASFA to determine income eligibility.
    • Be accepted to an eligible college and begin attending within one year of high school graduation.

    The College Bound Scholarship was established by the Legislature in 2007. The purpose of the program is to provide state funded financial aid to low-income students who may not consider college a possibility because of the cost. Learn more about the College Bound Scholarship

    For more information, call 206-252-0075 or email

    FAFSA Application Links

    College Bound Seniors, if you have not filed the FAFSA or WASFA, it is important that you file as soon as possible to receive your scholarship.

    Visit the Federal Student Aid Website for the FAFSA.
    Visit the Washington Application for State Financial Aid for the WASFA