Opportunity Grant

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Overview

The Opportunity Grant Scholarship supports low-income students pursuing careers in high-wage, high-demand occupations.

Students in the Opportunity Grant Scholarship program may receive:

  • Tuition and fees for up to 45 credits (dependent on available funding)
  • Up to $1,000 per academic year for books and supplies
  • Career and educational advising and planning
  • Personal support, goal setting, and problem-solving

Eligibility

You may be eligible to participate in the Opportunity Grant program at LWTech if: 

  • You are a Washington state resident as defined in RCW 28B.15.012 (living in Washington state at least one year)
  • You have a cumulative and quarterly GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Your total household income* as reported on the 2022-2023 FAFSA/WASFA does not exceed the following income guidelines: 
    • 1 Person Household: $2265/month ($27,180/year)
    • 2 Person Household: $3052/month ($36,620/year)
    • 3 Person Household: $3838/month ($46,060/year)
    • 4 Person Household: $4625/month ($55,500/year)
    • 5 Person Household: $5412/month ($64,940/year)
    • 6 Person Household: $6198/month ($74,380/year)
  • You are enrolled in one of the following programs as part of an Accounting, Baking Arts, Business TechnologyComputing & Software Development, Computer Security & Network Technology, Health Sciences, or I-BEST educational pathway.

*Household income is evaluated annually based on the most recent FAFSA/WASFA and updated federal guidelines.

Note: Priority will be given to students who do not have a previous bachelor's degree or higher.

Eligible Programs for Opportunity Grant

Waitlist

Depending on available funding, you may be placed on a waitlist for the Opportunity Grant Scholarship. Please note that being added to the waitlist does not guarantee award of the Opportunity Grant Scholarship.

How to Apply

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