2020 is quickly approaching, which means it is once again time to start talking about the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship. WSOS now has TWO scholarship programs: Baccalaureate Scholarship and Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS).
Our Baccalaureate Scholarship has been offered since 2012. It provides up to $22,500 in financial aid, plus support services for students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree in a high-demand STEM and health care major. These scholarship funds are flexible and can be used to cover tuition, fees and other indirect costs of attendance like housing, transportation, food and more.
This year, our application cycle will be shorter than usual, opening January 6 and closing February 6. We’re shortening the application window so that we can notify recipients of their selection sooner. We want the Opportunity Scholarship to be an important factor in the college decision-making process for more students.
The CTS supports students planning to complete a certificate, apprenticeship or associate degree in a high-demand field trade, STEM or health care field like welding, manufacturing or information technology. It provides up to $1,500 per quarter plus support services for the duration of a students’ program. These funds are flexible and can be used to cover tuition, fees and other indirect costs of attendance like housing, transportation, food and more.
The CTS application will open in January for students looking for funding in spring quarter 2020. We need your help making sure students apply for the right program since we will have two applications open at the same time. Here's some tips to keep in mind while talking to students:
How can you help your students get these scholarships?
Here's how you can best support your students:
We’ll be in touch again as we get ready to open the 2020 Baccalaureate Scholarship application! If you have any questions in the meantime, please visit our website or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education 2019-2020 Student Nomination Application
Dear Members of the Washington State Legislature,
On behalf of Amazon, I’m sharing an exciting opportunity for high school seniors in your district!
Starting November 4, 2019, all high school students who have taken, or are currently enrolled in, AP computer science, and intend to study computer science in college, are eligible for the Amazon Future Engineer scholarship, which includes:
Amazon will be granting 100 scholarships to high school seniors who graduate in 2020. The application opens today, 11/4/19, and will close on January 17, 2020.
Students can apply and learn more at the link: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/amazonfutureengineer/
Please spread the word with your local school districts, computer science teachers and/or share on social media!
Please contact Guy Palumbo at email@example.com if you have questions.
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