The College Bound Scholarship is a commitment of state financial aid to eligible students and is a four-year scholarship.  To earn the College Bound Scholarship, students must do the following:

  • Fulfill the scholarship pledge requirements and meet state residency requirements.
  • Complete a financial aid application in their senior year of high school and each year they are in college and be determined as income-eligible (see table below).

  • Be accepted to and attend an eligible college.
  • Be in good standing at their college. This could be GPA or student code of conduct and is specific to each school
  • Find other eligibility requirements at:
  • Students can use College Bound at over 65 schools across Washington!

Middle school students that qualified for free-and-reduced lunch in the 2020 school year were auto enrolled in College Bound and will receive a certificate of eligibility from the Washington Student Achievement Council in the mail.  Program staff will contact families for next steps.  Questions should be sent to or by phone at 888.535.0747 Option 1.

The College Bound Scholarship is a state funded program administered by the Washington Student Achievement Council.

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