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This award is available to Washington undergraduate students who are pursuing bachelor's degrees in high employer demand fields including science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and health care. Students must have a grade point average of 2.75 of higher and meet family income maximums.
Please note: Although the application deadline for this award has passed, we wanted you to know about this award as a possibility for next year. Often, scholarship providers offer similar scholarships each year. This award is scheduled to be updated within the next few months. Please check back for more information at a later date.
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- Awarded by:
- Washington Student Achievement Council
$2,500 per academic year (three quarters or two semesters), renewable for up to two additional academic years depending on how many earned college credits were listed on the recipient's official college transcript at the time of application. Once the recipient has earned 90 quarter hours/60 semester hours and been admitted into an eligible major, he/she must submit additional documentation to have the scholarship increased to $5,000 for that academic year. Students who do not submit the documentation forfeit the scholarship. Once the recipient has earned 135 quarter hours/90 semester hours and are continuing to pursue an eligible major, he/she must submit additional documentation to have the scholarship increased to $7,500 for that academic year. Students who do not submit the documentation forfeit the scholarship. Students who need to attend a fifth year of college can receive $5,000. There will be no need to complete any additional requirements to receive $5000, except for completing the annual renewal/update form. Additional information regarding renewal is available online at www.waopportunityscholarship.org/scholarship/award-amount#NumberYearsofRenewal.
- The number of awards offered varies annually. In 2014, over 780 scholarships were awarded.
Applications are available from the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) website. In addition to a completed online application, the student must submit official high school and/or colleg... Sign up for full scholarship deadline information.