• The comprehensive Q & A for the Class of 2021.
    If you are a senior and you missed the meeting on either December 8th or 10th, here it is.  Hopefully it will answer all your questions about what you NEED TO DO in order to actually receive the scholarship.  If not, please contact me, Mrs. Stepherson, at 360-412-4831, lstepherson@stu.nthurston.k12.wa.us.
     Where can I use my scholarship?  Check out this list of 67 particpating colleges,
    The College Bound Scholarship must be applied for when the student is in 8th grade attending a North Thurston Public Schools middle school.
    The awarding of this scholarship is based on financial need.  It covers the full cost of tuition, but not room & board, plus a book allowance to attend four years at a public college or university in Washington State.  An amount close to the cost of the most expensive public college can be applied toward tuition at a private college.

    Seniors must meet the pledge they made in 8th grade.

    • Graduate from high school, but not necessarily with their graduating class if they are credit deficient; they may not qualify with a GED
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 upon graduation
    • No felony convictions
    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA, or if meeting certain criteria for a non-citizen, the Washington Application for Student Aid WASFA
    • Begin college within one year of graduation

    Family financial circumstances may change between the student's 8th and 12th year of school.  The FAFSA or WASFA must be completed because family income determines whether the student still qualifies for the CBS.  Students should complete one of these as soon as they become available on October 1st