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Whether you’re considering a four-year university, community college or military service, advance preparation ensures that you have the chance to explore all the opportunities available to you.​ is Tacoma's one-stop-shop to get you ready for life after high school.

Find planning checklists, financial aid info, scholarship details, special events and more...

​Upcoming Events
The list below will show the 12 events that are closest to today's date.
Seniors! Leadership 1000 scholarship open now!2/28/2018After SchoolOther* (see description)

The Leadership 1000 Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by individuals, foundations or businesses to provide college scholarships to students who will graduate or have graduated from a Washington state high school or obtained a GED from a Washington state institution. In addition to the eligibility criteria listed below, donors may set additional requirements. Scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $5,000 per academic year.

To be considered for the Leadership 1000 Scholarship students must:

Be a Washington state resident (meeting in-state tuition requirements or eligibility for Washington state financial aid programs, as defined here).
Have a family income for 2016 that does not exceed the amount listed by family size in this chart.
Have achieved a minimum cumulative 2.50 cumulative grade point average through fall 2017 quarter/semester.
Be seeking a first bachelor's degree at an eligible college or university in Washington state.
Enroll full-time as a college freshman, sophomore or junior in fall 2018.
Have already filed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the free Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA).
Please note: International students, students on foreign exchange or visas and out-of-state residents are not eligible.
SENIORS! Washington State Governor's Scholarship2/28/2018After SchoolOther* (see description)

To be considered for the Washington State Governors’ Scholarship students must:

Be a high school senior on track to graduate from a Washington state high school or obtain a GED from a Washington state institution by June 2018.
Have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.0.
Plan to enroll fulltime by fall 2018 at an eligible college or university in the state of Washington.
Have resided in Washington state for at least three academic years prior to graduating from high school or obtaining a GED.
Have applied for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the free Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)
Meet one of the following criteria (either currently or until age 18):
Placed by a Washington State court order in any of the following living situations:
Foster Care, Guardianship or Dependency Guardianship (non-relatives, relatives, residential/group care)
Placed in federally-recognized care (private nonprofit agency in Washington state),  classified as unaccompanied minor and rendered legal permanent residency in the United States
Placed under a dependency tribal court order outside of your home.
Applicants are not eligible if they:

Have been adopted.
Returned to live with their parents before turning 18, (regardless of whether the court continued to remain involved).
Have had their dependency court order dismissed.
Were not dependent to federal, state or tribal court prior age 18.
The 2018-19 Governors' Scholarship application will be available on  Monday, January 1, 2018. The online application must be submitted by Wednesday, February 28, 2018. No exceptions.
SENIORS! Washington State Opportunity Scholarship2/28/2018After SchoolOther* (see description)
Appy here!!

Eligibility Criteria

    Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
    Must be a Washington state resident (as defined in RCW 28B.15.012)
    Must have earned a high school diploma or GED from a Washington State high school or institution by June 2018. Please note: If you graduated from high school outside of Washington State, you are not eligible.
    Must be pursuing an eligible high-demand major (Approved Majors) in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care.
    Must be working toward a first bachelor’s degree, (i.e. four-year degree).
    Must be enrolling in an eligible Washington state college or university fall term 2018. Please note: If you will be attending a public community or technical college fall 2018 that does not offer a four-year degree in your eligible high-demand major you must be planning to transfer to one of the four-year colleges/universities referenced above by the time you have earned 90 quarter credits. The list of eligible Washington state college or university has been approved by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) for participation in state financial aid programs under RCW 28B.92.030(4) and WAC 250-20-013 for fall term 2018.
    Must be planning to enroll at least a half time college student (6+ credits) fall term 2018.
    Must be a high school senior at the time of application or a college student who will have completed six or fewer quarters, or four or fewer semesters by fall of 2018 as a full-time student (12 or more credits per term). Please note: College students who will have completed more than six full time quarters or four full time semesters of college at the start of fall term 2018 are not eligible. If you are currently in college and completed running start credits while in high school, please count only the quarters/semesters completed after high school graduation.
    Must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) through fall quarter or semester 2017 of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale). Please note: We understand that The Evergreen State College (TESC) does not issue GPAs. We have a partnership with The Evergreen State College in which we will determine if you satisfy this requirement. In addition, if you attend a high school that does not provide GPAs, you are eligible to complete the application, and we will follow up with your high school to determine eligibility.
    Must file the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at or submit the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) at by Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Please note: Students who are eligible to submit the FAFSA due to immigration status must submit the FAFSA in order to be eligible for this scholarship. Students who are ineligible to complete the FAFSA must submit the WASFA instead. Students need not qualify for aid, but must apply to one of these applications by the deadline stated.
    Must apply for Federal Education tax credits if eligible.
    Must have a family income (adjusted gross income plus all untaxed income) less than the amount listed by family size on this chart. (Note: Unless you qualified to submit the FAFSA as an independent student, the family income amounts are those reported by your parent(s) on your 2018-2019 FAFSA).
    The amount of funding that selected students will be eligible to receive each year will vary based on the number of credits they have completed. Please see Award Amounts for additional information.


The application for 2018-2019 will be available here on January 2, 2018. The online application must be submitted by Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Remember, in addition to submitting the online application, for your application to be considered, you must also:

    Mail an official transcript, postmarked by Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Please note that many high schools and colleges take up to a couple of weeks to prepare an official transcript, so be sure to request a transcript early. Transcripts must include all grades through fall term 2017. Unofficial transcripts, transcripts without fall 2017 grades, and transcripts postmarked after March 7 will not be accepted.

Transcripts should be mailed to:
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
Attn: WSOS Application
1414 31st Ave S, Suite 302
Seattle, WA 98144

    File the 2018-2019 FAFSA at or WASFA at by Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

You do not need to submit your FAFSA or WASFA information to this scholarship. We will verify with the state that you have submitted the FAFSA or WASFA.

Scholarship recipients will be notified in May. For additional information about the application process, see the Application Checklist and Timeline.

If you have any questions, please email
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation3/1/2018After SchoolOther* (see description)
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, the Nation's oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children, is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 academic year.  The application will be open until March 1.

Our scholarships are for children of Marines and eligible Navy Corpsmen pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school—whether that be a career training, trade school, community college, or four-year university. We’re not competitive! We award scholarships to every eligible applicant. For over 55 years, we’ve provided more than 37,000 scholarships, valued at over $100,000,000.

Raised on Honor, Courage, and Commitment, we’ve seen Marine Scholars perform ahead of their peers year after year. They graduate at nearly double the rate of other students, and half of our Marine Scholars are first-generation college students! Furthermore, 60% are studying STEM, health sciences and business.

Our scholarship application will be open through March 1. Please join us in spreading the word to let Marine families know they can now apply for scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year. You can learn more about scholarship eligibility and the application process by clicking here!

Semper Fidelis,
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
SENIORS! C. E. Boucher Memorial Scholarship3/1/2018After SchoolOther* (see description)
Please make an account on to apply!

C. E. Boucher Memorial Scholarship
We would like to thank you for all the work you do on behalf of your students, preparing them with the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in engineering. Connecting youth with their highest potential is one of the highest priorities for Seattle Foundation; access to higher education is a huge need in Washington State and across the country. We recognize the impact that engineers have, not only on the physical world around us, but as members of our communities. In light of that, in addition to a range of scholarships supporting currently enrolled university students, we have scholarships which specifically support those studying engineering in the Pacific Northwest. Application:
SENIORS!! Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship 3/1/2018After SchoolOther* (see description)
Please make an account on to apply!

Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship
Below is a direct link to information about the Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship.  This $5,000 renewable scholarship is available to students from the Pacific Rim states of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii; preference will be given to students of Japanese or other Asian ancestry, including multi-ethnic Asians.  Application:

Natalie Hart, M.Ed.
College & Career Counselor

My previous profession was working for the University of Washington Tacoma as an Admissions Advisor and Recruiter. I have a lot of fresh and current knowledge on the college admissions process, and a lot of community connections to ensure that every student leaves Stadium with a plan of action for post-secondary success. 
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