Requesting a Scholarship Increase

 


Eligibility for $5,000

If you are a current scholarship recipient, you can apply to increase your scholarship from $2,500 to $5,000 when you have met the following criteria:

  • You have earned at least 90 quarter credits or 60 semester credits;
  • You have been accepted into an eligible high-demand major (by alphabet; by category); and
  • You are enrolled at an eligible four year college/university, or an eligible community college offering a bachelors' degree in your eligible high-demand major.

How to Request an Increase to $5,000

(We have also created a convenient checklist outlining these steps.)

  • Submit an official college or university transcript that verifies you have completed the required number of credits, (at least 90 quarter credits or 60 semester credits) at a four year college/university. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.

    • If you are transferring, please submit an official copy of your transcript from the college you are transferring from and an official transcript from the college to which you will be transferring. The college to which you are transferring must show the total number of credits accepted. This should be at least 90 quarter or 60 semester credits.

  • Submit a letter, on letterhead, from your college or university registrar or the department from which you will receive your degree. The letter must follow this format, and must state:

    • The major you are accepted into (not declared*)
    • The date you were accepted
    • The major CIP code ("CIP” stands for Classification of Instructional Program. Each major has a CIP code and that code defines the major and field of study. Your college official should request the CIP code from your college or university’s registrar’s office).

*Please note: We do not accept documents stating that you have declared a major. If your college or university does not have a formal acceptance process for your major, the documentation you submit must state that you have been admitted into and are on track to graduate with an eligible high-demand major. 

Mail all documents to:
College Success Foundation
Attention: WSOS Increase
1605 NW Sammamish Road, Suite 200
Issaquah, WA 98027-5388

Timeline for Requesting an Increase

We recommend applying to increase your scholarship as soon as you meet the requirements above.

If you will meet the criteria for the increase after spring term:

  • You must submit the required documentation by July 1.  If approved, your scholarship will be increased starting fall term.  You will be notified of your scholarship increase in August when we confirm that your scholarship has been renewed.  See Renewal Timeline.


If you will meet the criteria for the increase after summer term:

  • You must submit the required documentation by September 30.  If approved, your scholarship will be increased starting fall term.  You will be notified of your scholarship increase via email within a month after we receive the required documents. If your scholarship was already renewed at the $2,500 level, we will retroactively increase your award for fall term.


If you will meet the criteria for the increase after fall term:

  • You must submit the required documentation by January 30.  If approved, your scholarship will be increased starting either winter quarter or spring semester.  You will be notified of your scholarship increase via email within a month after we receive the required documents. If your scholarship was already awarded at the $2,500 level for winter quarter/spring semester, we will retroactively increase your award for the term.


If you will meet the criteria for the increase after winter quarter:

  • You must submit the required documentation by April 30.  If approved, your scholarship will be increased starting spring quarter.  You will be notified of your scholarship increase via email within a month after we receive the required documents. If approved, and your scholarship was already awarded at the $2,500 level for spring quarter, we will retroactively increase your award for spring quarter.

Increasing your Award to the $7,500 Level

If you have already increased your scholarship to the $5,000 level, you do not need to submit any additional documentation in order to increase your scholarship to the $7,500 level. WSOS will automatically increase your scholarship to the $7,500 level after you have received $5,000 for three quarters or two semesters.

Please see Award Amounts and Requesting an Increase FAQ's for more information.


Questions?

Contact us if you have any questions regarding this process.

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