The mission of the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) is to build pathways into high-demand Washington careers for Washington students.

Washington has one the fastest growing state economies with more science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and health care jobs than we can fill. WSOS 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 through a unique public-private partnership model. Working collaboratively with the state and industry partners, we launch low- and middle-income

Washington students into careers, maximizing the return on investment for the state, helping to fill our talent shortage and ensuring our robust economy continues to thrive.

We achieve this by coupling up to $22,500 in scholarship support, with a year-to-year student support system that includes peer and industry mentorship. We’ve created a pathway that enables our Scholars to be successful from day one of college to day one on the job.