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1 The College Bound Scholarship

2 What is the College Bound Scholarship?

3 The College Bound Scholarship… Is a promise of college tuition and books to qualifying 7 th and 8 th grade students in Washington. Covers the average cost of tuition (at comparable college rates), some fees, and a small book allowance. Can be used at two- or four-year public and private colleges and universities. Is a promise of college tuition and books to qualifying 7 th and 8 th grade students in Washington. Covers the average cost of tuition (at comparable college rates), some fees, and a small book allowance. Can be used at two- or four-year public and private colleges and universities.

4 Am I eligible? If you meet ONE of these requirements, you are eligible to apply: You are eligible to receive free and reduced price lunch. You are a foster youth. Your family receives TANF benefits. Your family’s income meets the requirements on the chart. If you meet ONE of these requirements, you are eligible to apply: You are eligible to receive free and reduced price lunch. You are a foster youth. Your family receives TANF benefits. Your family’s income meets the requirements on the chart. Note: Family income from the student’s senior year (submitted on your FAFSA) will be used to verify financial eligibility for the scholarship.

5 How do I sign-up? Complete the application online at Complete the application online at Sign-up in 7 th or 8 th grade. The deadline is June 30 of your 8 th grade year. You only need to sign-up once!

6 The student pledge & certificate. By signing up for College Bound, you promise to: Do well in middle school and high school, and graduate with a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Be a good citizen and not be convicted of a felony. Apply for financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during your senior year of high school. Once your application is complete, you will receive a College Bound Scholar certificate in the mail. By signing up for College Bound, you promise to: Do well in middle school and high school, and graduate with a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Be a good citizen and not be convicted of a felony. Apply for financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during your senior year of high school. Once your application is complete, you will receive a College Bound Scholar certificate in the mail.

7 Fulfill the pledge. Students: make a plan to keep you on-track for completing your high school coursework. Revisit it often and revise as needed. Talk with your school counselor or advisor to make sure you’re fulfilling your high school’s graduation requirements. Check out the minimum college admission standards for the college or university you want to attend to make sure you meet their requirements. Students: make a plan to keep you on-track for completing your high school coursework. Revisit it often and revise as needed. Talk with your school counselor or advisor to make sure you’re fulfilling your high school’s graduation requirements. Check out the minimum college admission standards for the college or university you want to attend to make sure you meet their requirements. Parents: help your student stay on- track for high school graduation and beyond. Meet your student’s teacher & attend school conferences. Support your student’s study habits by making sure they complete their homework. Encourage your student to participate in extra-curricular activities, take Honors classes, and take electives that interest them. Parents: help your student stay on- track for high school graduation and beyond. Meet your student’s teacher & attend school conferences. Support your student’s study habits by making sure they complete their homework. Encourage your student to participate in extra-curricular activities, take Honors classes, and take electives that interest them.

8 Remember… Apply for College Bound in 7 th or 8 th grade. Take challenging classes & keep your grades up. During your senior year in high school, apply for college. In January of your senior year, file your FAFSA.

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