The Leadership 1000 Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by individuals, foundations or businesses to provide college scholarships to students who will be attending an eligible four-year college or university in Washington state. A Leadership 1000 Scholarship can be customized around a general set of requirements requested by the donor. Scholarships awarded will range from $2,500 to $5,000.
To be considered for the Leadership 1000 Scholarship students must:
- Plan to attend, or currently be attending, an eligible four-year college or university in Washington state. (Students attending a community or technical college will be considered if they are transferring to an eligible four-year college/university for the fall of 2015, or if they are planning to complete a bachelor’s degree program offered at the community college.)
- Be a Washington state resident, (meeting in-state tuition requirements or eligibility for Washington state financial aid programs, as defined in RCW 28B.15.012).
- Plan to enroll as a college freshman, sophomore or junior in fall 2016.
- Plan to file or have already filed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), if eligible. Students unable to file a FAFSA due to immigration status must complete the free Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA).
- Have a family income for 2015 that does not exceed the amount listed by family size in this chart.
- Maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative high school GPA through fall quarter/semester, if applying as a high school senior.
- Maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative college GPA through fall quarter/semester, if applying as a college student.
- Plan to enroll or actually be enrolled full-time as a college student, 12 credits per quarter or equivalent for semester.
- Please note: International students, students on foreign exchange or visas and out-of-state residents are not eligible.
The 2016-2017 Leadership 1000 Scholarship application will be available on January 4, 2016. The online application must be submitted by Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 5 p.m. PST.
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