College Bound Scholarship

The College Bound Scholarship program is an early commitment of state financial aid to eligible students who sign up in middle school and fulfill the scholarship pledge.



The State Need Grant (SNG) program helps the state’s lowest-income undergraduate students pursue degrees, hone skills, or retrain for new careers. Students can use the grants at eligible institutions in Washington.


State Financial Aid for DREAMers

Washington State offers financial aid programs to students who aren’t eligible for federal financial aid because of immigration status. These students still need to meet other program requirements.


State Work Study

State Work Study is financial aid for low- and middle-income students. Qualifying students get an approved job, on- or off-campus, to support their education. Work study builds students’ skills, increases their earnings, and reduces reliance on student loans. Many employers hire work study employees on a permanent basis after graduation.


Passport to College Promise Scholarship

The Passport to College Promise Scholarship program helps students from foster care prepare for and succeed in college. In the 2016-17 academic year, the program served about 340 students, with a maximum annual award of $4,500.


American Indian Endowed Scholarship

The American Indian Endowed Scholarship helps financially needy students with close social and cultural ties to an in-state American Indian community pursue undergraduate and graduate studies.


Student Teaching Residency Grant

The Student Teaching Residency Grant program is established to provide additional funds to individuals completing student teaching residencies at Title I public schools in Washington. Grant amounts will vary depending on applicant financial need and funds available, with a maximum award of up to $10,000.


Teacher Shortage Conditional Grant

The Teacher Shortage Conditional Grant program is established to encourage individuals to become teachers by providing financial aid to individuals enrolled in teacher preparation programs approved by the Professional Educator Standards Board. Recipients are expected to fulfill a teaching service obligation in exchange for receiving the grant. Grant amounts will vary depending on applicant financial need and funds available, with a maximum award of up to $10,000.


Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS)

This first-of-its-kind program supports Washington students from low- and middle-income households to attain bachelor’s degrees in high-demand fields including science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and health care through scholarships of up to $22,500 as well as professional development, skills-building workshops and genuine industry exposure to help increase the rate at which students enter our state’s workforce.