Over 30,000 of last year’s eighth-graders signed up for the College Bound Scholarship, with a statewide average sign-up rate of 71 percent.
Edmonds, Everett and Lake Stevens school districts were given Gold Star District Awards for exceeding the state average. Stanwood Middle School also was honored with a Gold Star at the school level.
The College Bound program aims to encourage students from low-income families to pursue a college education. Students who sign up for the scholarship graduate from high school and enroll in college at higher rates.
Eligible students must sign up in middle school, by June 30 of their eighth-grade year, to receive the early commitment of state funding. In combination with other state aid, the scholarship covers tuition at public college rates. To receive the scholarship, students must enroll in an eligible college within one year of high school graduation.
Learn more from the Washington Student Achievement Council at wsac.wa.gov/college-bound.
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