Did you know that the State of Washington will guarantee tuition to a Washington public college or university to any student on the federal free and reduced lunch program — if that student maintains a 2.0 grade point average and does not commit a felony during their entire high school career?
It's true. But the student has to enroll in the scholarship program by the 8th grade. And the deadline is almost here.
100 percent of eligible 8th graders in Seattle should be enrolled in the College Bound Scholarship program by the June 30, 2011 deadline.
We need to step up and take responsibility as a city to help our children, especially when many families cannot afford to send their kids to college. Even if you don't have a child who qualifies, you probably know someone who does. Please share the above information and the following link as widely as possible. Students may apply for the College Bound Scholarship online at: http://hecb.wa.gov/collegebound
EVERY SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE STUDENT SHOULD BE REGISTERED