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 scholarship is an income-eligible, last dollar scholarship where students pledge to have at least a 2.0 GPA upon graduation and good citizenship. More information on the scholarship is available at here

Why a Coalition Convening
Nearly 8,000 students from Skagit and Whatcom County have signed-up to be College Bound Scholars with many more College Bound Scholars are attending area colleges and universities in our region. They need and deserve the collective support of their school districts, higher education institutions, and the community at largeto access the College Bound Scholarship and make their dreams of a college degree and a career a reality.
While gains have been made in the effort to support these low-income, often first generation college-going students, recent reports show that the Skagit/Whatcom County region lags behind the state in the number of middle school students signing up for the scholarship, has fewer students in general completing the FAFSA/WASFA, and has committed fewer community wide resources to providing information about the scholarship to students and their families. 
¬    Join education and community leaders in Whatcom and Skagit County who are working as a team to increase college enrollment and retention for low-income, first generation college-going students.