I just saw information about this program, and it seems like it could have a huge impact. Education is one of the biggest ways to impact a person’s future, and also benefit society by reducing crime. For instance, I’ve seen statistics that show future prison populations are predicted based on current 3rd grade reading levels (why we don’t put dollars into improving reading levels rather than building prisons is beyond me, but hey). While this program won’t improve 3rd grade reading levels, it could hugely impact the future of many kids in our neighborhood and also our society as a whole. If you know of anyone who might qualify for this program, pass on the info!
Guaranteed tuition for qualifying college-bound 8th grade students
It’s true. But they have to enroll in the scholarship program by the 8th grade. And the deadline is almost here.
June 30, 2012 deadline
We need to step up and take responsibility as a city to help our children, especially when many families cannot afford to send their kids to college. Even if you don’t have a child who qualifies, you probably know someone who does. Please share the above information and the following link as widely as possible. Students may apply for the College Bound Scholarship online at: http://hecb.wa.gov/collegebound