Washington State is one of the most scenic and breathtaking places in the world. There is more in Washington State than the Space Needle and a big volcano. There is more to Washington State than the computer industry. There is more than the beautiful green foliage that covers the landscape in Washington State. There are students who want to go to college. Some of them don’t know how to pay for it. Scholarships are very often the only way that some students will be able to afford to pay for their college educations. In the state of Washington, there are certainly students who need scholarships. Student loans only pay for a limited amount of the cost, and freshmen receive less than upperclassmen. This means that to get to the point that students are eligible for more in federal student loans, which they must manage to pay for the first two years first. This can create quite a conundrum without scholarships. Very often, students will find that different states will offer scholarships that are not offered to students or residents in any other state. In the state of Washington this is true like it is for anywhere else.
Washington State has a scholarship, the Educational Opportunity Grant, available to students in Washington. Students eligible for this grant will receive $5000 in funds to use for their educations. Students must be Washington state residents attending college in Washington State. Students must have placebound issues. Placebound issues could be family commitments, health concerns, and financial need. The student must also have junior class standing. The funds are given out over a four semester or six term period.
The Glenn Terrell Presidential Scholarship is available to students who exhibit exceptional academic achievement. Students who are awarded this scholarship will receive a minimum award of $1500. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation also has a scholarship available to students in the state of Washington. The Foundation has established the Washington State Achievers Program (WASP). This fund ties scholarships to schools in under funded areas to encourage students to go to college.