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By Joseph Claypoole
WNPA News Service 

College bound scholarship gets a boost

Help for low-income students passes Senate


Last updated 3/11/2021 at 7:30pm

The College Bound Scholarship for Washington students is being reworked to reach more students across the state.

Currently, students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches during the 7th or 8th grade sign a form with their guardian pledging to graduate with at least a C average and without a felony conviction.

If students remain in Washington for their post-secondary education and their families fall below 65 percent of median state income, the student could be awarded up to $12,000 per year after other state and federal aid is taken into account.

SB 5321, which passed out of the Sen...

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