13th Year Promise Scholarship For Ingraham High School seniors
The purpose of the 13th Year Promise Scholarship is to increase access to higher education for our community's students, particularly those from underrepresented groups (e.g. students of color, low-income students, and first-generation college students). The scholarship is open to all graduates from Ingraham High School (beginning with the class of 2018), regardless of GPA, income or other factors. All participating students are guaranteed to have one year of in-state tuition covered through a combination of need-based financial aid and scholarship funds. Once enrolled as full-time students, participants can pursue the program that best fits their interests, including academic transfer degrees to prepare for transfer to a four-year college or university, a high-demand Bachelors of Applied Science degree, or professional/technical career training for a fast-track into the workforce.
The 13th Year Promise Scholarship is based on research from the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges that demonstrates a high school diploma and one year of college is the critical “Tipping Point” for a student to earn living wage jobs and/or continue his or her education. The 13th Year Promise Scholarship is a “Last Dollar Scholarship”. It pays in-state tuition that financial aid does not cover for fall, winter and spring of your first year. The 13th Year Promise Scholarship gives you access to academic and transitional support and financial education during your senior year of high school.
This program, conducted throughout your senior year at Ingraham, will help with everything you need to become a North Seattle student:
- • Assistance with applications for the 13th Year scholarship, financial aid (including the FAFSA/WASFA forms), and for admission to North Seattle College
- • College 101 sessions that prepare students for what to expect when beginning college, as well as an overview of program options available
- • English and math placement assessment, supporting students through the process of determining course placement
- • Field trips to learn more about registration, advising, ID cards, campus tours, etc.
Year Round Support
You will have access to a 13th Year Student Success Specialist, who will be your direct point of contact to help you navigate your college experience. They have the expertise to connect you with a variety of resources, both on-campus and in the community, to make sure you have the support you need.
The 13th Year scholarship pays for one year of in-state tuition, which is just one part of the cost of a college education. Costs such as course fees, books, supplies and living expenses are not covered by this scholarship.
Running Start Students
Running Start students who plan to graduate from Ingraham High School are encouraged to apply. They can receive the 13th Year Promise Scholarship during the academic year after they graduate from high school until they either complete Spring Quarter of their year of eligibility or complete their degree, whichever comes first.