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College Bound Information

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College Bound Scholarship Program

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

If you are a College Bound student or wondering if you are, contact the  BHS Counseling Office with any questions.

College Bound Overview

Students who meet one of the following requirements are automatically enrolled in College Bound:

  • Students who are in public school and eligible for free and reduced-price lunch in 7th, 8th or 9th grade.
  • Students who are in state foster care or a dependent of the state between 7th grade and high school graduation.

As a part of the College Bound Scholarship sign-up process, students pledge to do the following:

  • Graduate from a Washington state high school or approved home school program with a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher.
  • Have no felony convictions.
  • Apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) beginning their senior year.

In order to receive the scholarship, you must fulfill the pledge and:

  • Be determined as income-eligible by your college with the information from your FAFSA or WASFA.
  • Start attending college within one year of graduating from high school. In order to receive College Bound funds, you must attend an eligible college.
  • Meet the program’s state residency standards for College Bound.