For the second year in a row, the Road Map Project is encouraging eligible eighth grade students to sign up for the College Bound Scholarship Program, which will cover the cost of tuition at a Washington public college or university. The project is aimed at improving education outcomes in South Seattle and South King County. Students eligible for the scholarship are those from low-income backgrounds. In order to receive the scholarship, these students must graduate high school with a 2.0 GPA or higher, demonstrate good citizenship, and seek admission to a Washington state college or university.
Last year, a coalition helped sign up 93 percent of eligible students, and this year, with the help of school district staff, city mayors in the Road Map region, local housing authority, and after-school programs, the project aims to sign up 100 percent of eligible students by June 30. The Road Map region includes the Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, South Seattle, and Tukwila school districts. (end)
For more information or to apply, visit www.collegebound.wa.gov.