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    College Bound Scholarship Conference
    Posted on 03/16/2018
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    College Bound Scholarship Conference

    The 8th annual Seattle Public School College Bound Scholarship Conference took place on Saturday, March 4, 2018, on the University of Washington Seattle campus. More than 600 College Bound students and parents were in attendance.

    The conference included a college fair, student panels and workshops to explore college and career options and learn about admissions requirements and financial aid. Thank you to the many college and community partners that helped make this event a success!

    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.

    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 klrillo@seattleschools.org.

    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