College Bound Scholarship opens to middle schoolers

Mayor McGinn, Superintendent José Banda, University of Washington President Michael Young, and Chancellor Jill Wakefield urge 7th and 8th grade students to sign up for College Bound Scholarship program.

The College Bound Scholarship promises tuition at public institution rates and a small book allowance for income-eligible students residing in Washington state.

To participate in the program, students must sign up in the 7th or 8th grade, maintain a 2.0 average, stay out of legal trouble, graduate from high school, and successfully apply to a higher education institution.

Program partners include Mayor McGinn, the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, Seattle Public School Superintendent Banda, University of Washington President Young, Seattle Community Colleges Chancellor Wakefield, the Alliance for Education, and the Washington Student Achievement Council.

In 2011, 100 percent of eligible students signed up for the program. In 2012, while increasing the number of students in the program by 100, only 92 percent of eligible students were successfully entered into the program.

Through combined efforts, the Mayor’s office plans to reach students and their families in English, Spanish, Somali, Chinese, Vietnamese, Amharic, Tagalog, Russian, Korean, Arabic, and additional languages. (end)

For more information, visit www.wsac.wa.gov/PreparingForCollege/CollegeBound.

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