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College Bound Sign-Up

Campaign objective:

  • Get all eligible low-income students in the Road Map Project region signed up for the College Bound Scholarship by June 30 of their 8th grade year

How the College Bound Scholarship Program works

The College Bound Scholarship Program combines with other state aid to cover the average cost of tuition (at comparable public colleges), some fees and a small book allowance for income-eligible students who sign up in the 7th or 8th grade, work hard in school, stay out of legal trouble and successfully enroll in a participating higher-education institution when they graduate.

The annual Road Map Project College Bound Scholarship sign-up campaign brings together school districts, community organizations, cities and many other partners to ensure all eligible students have this opportunity. Last year, the region set a record by signing up 94 percent of 5,165 eligible students in South Seattle and South King County. Thank you to everyone who is part of this effort!

The region’s 2015 College Bound Scholarship sign-up rates will be updated weekly on this web page beginning in April. Check back to see if the region beats last year’s sign-up rate of 98%!


Cost can present a major barrier for families and students interested in pursuing postsecondary education or technical training. However, the College Bound  Scholarship Program can provide a big boost to students by covering the average cost of tuition (at comparable public colleges), some fees and a small book allowance. In order to sign up for the scholarship, eligible students must apply by June 30 of their 8th grade year. Thanks to the work of many partners, the percent of eligible 8th grade students with a completed scholarship application has increased from 51% in 2008-09 to 94% in 2012-13. This is a major feat considering the number of eligible students has increased each year.

This campaign aims to increase the percent of eligible students who complete the College Bound Scholarship application by June 30 of their 8th grade year, an important Road Map Project Indicator of Student Success.