10 years of impact
We support Washington students on a path to high-demand trade, STEM and health care credentials in Washington state through certificate, degree and apprenticeship programs. We create a college-to-career pipeline for those who are often furthest from opportunities in these fields, including women, students of color and first-generation students. Here's a look at what we've been up to in our first decade as WSOS.
Congratulations Graduate Scholars!
All applicants were notified of their selection status for the 2022 Graduate Scholarship by email.
Congratulations Career & Technical Scholars!
Check your inbox! All applicants were notified of their selection status for the Fall 2022 Career and Technical Scholarship by email.
Our 2021 Legislative Report is now available. This annual report provides an overview of the demographic, gender, socioeconomic, age and regional characteristics for all Opportunity Scholars since the scholarship was first created in 2011.
The report demonstrates how our public-private partnership model continues to build pathways to high-demand industries and improve student outcomes for low- and middle-income Washington state students.
Washington has one of the fastest growing state economies with more trade, health care and STEM jobs than we can fill. The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship connects our state’s leading industries with top Washington talent by reducing barriers to education and training and facilitating entry into high-demand careers for Washington students.
Our first-of-its kind public-private partnership builds pathways into high-demand careers through our Baccalaureate and Career and Technical scholarship programs. Flexible financial aid funding, coupled with student support services and industry connections helps us launch low- and middle-income Washington students into Washington jobs.