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Helping students pay for college

For so many students, the cost of higher education is a top concern and a significant barrier. Part of our curriculum includes talking through choices with students and figuring out a best fit school for each of them—and of course best fit includes cost. Though College Possible Washington is not a scholarship program, we are always trying to help our students find additional dollars for school. Here are some of the ways we do that, and some of the awesome organizations and companies that help us!

University of Washington, Seattle – Costco Diversity Scholarship
College Possible Washington partners with the University of Washington to identify students who may be eligible for this generous scholarship of $10,000 a year for four years. We are able to nominate up to ten students each year who meet UW’s scholarship criteria.

Savvas Foundation
Savvas is a next-generation learning company that combines new ideas, new ways of thinking and new ways of interacting to create innovative learning solutions. They have partnered with four College Possible sites, including Washington, to award students a total of $50,000 each toward tuition for a four-year college degree.

Foundry10 is a philanthropic educational research organization focused on expanding the way people think about learning and creating direct value for kids. Foundry10 has generously awarded College Possible Washington with $20,000 to use as scholarship funds. Our program team decides the criteria for the awards and determines how many students receive the scholarships.

Seattle Promise
Seattle Promise is a college tuition and support program with the aim of building a thriving local college-going culture that creates a workforce ready for our region’s careers. Seattle Promise is open to all graduating seniors attending Seattle public high schools and offers free tuition to North Seattle College, Seattle Central College or South Seattle College for up to two years, 90 credits or a student’s first degree. It also provides equity scholarships that students can spend on expenses such as books, transportation, housing, etc. Seattle Promise students receive support and advising from the start of their junior year of high school through the completion of a degree, certificate, credential or transfer to a four-year institution.


Investing in College Possible students, knowing that they will receive additional support from College Possible from high school all the way through to college graduation, makes a lot of sense for schools, companies and organizations that want to help students from low-income backgrounds on their path to a college degree. Thank you to all of our partners who work alongside our students!

If you or your company is interested in learning more about how we can join forces to support our students, please reach out to our development manager, Tierra Jones, We would love to chat with you.

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