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Tomorrow is deadline for qualified 8th graders to sign up for College Bound Scholarships

June 29th, 2011 · Comments

Tomorrow is the deadline for Washington state’s free college tuition program called College Bound Scholarship, which covers tuition and a stipend for low-income students who sign a pledge by June 30 of their 8th grade year. Students promise to graduate from high school, demonstrate good citizenship, and seek admission to a college or university.

From the press release:

Once the date passes, youth who are currently in eighth grade won’t get another shot at this opportunity. Remember, to sign up you just have to be a 7th or 8th grade student who is part of the federal free and reduced lunch program, maintain a 2.0 grade point average and refrain from committing a felony during high school.

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

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