Resources and tools for partners to promote the Career and Technical (CTS) Scholarship

Our partners are vital to our ability to reach eligible students in every corner of Washington state. Thank you for all you do to champion Washington students for Washington jobs.

We've designed the tools and resources below to support partner efforts in accurately and consistently promoting our scholarship in communities around Washington. Please use and adapt the materials and language as necessary, and reach out to us via email if you have any questions.

Our promotion toolkit provides sample messaging, social media posts, and guidelines on graphic/logo usage for CTS and the WSOS brand. All graphics and logos are available for download on the page below.

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Scholarship Key Dates and Milestones

Application milestoneWinter Quarter DatesSpring Quarter DatesFall Quarter Dates
Application opensSeptember 21, 2021January 5, 2022TBA
Application deadlineOctober 24, 2021February 6, 2022TBA
FAFSA/WASFA submittedOctober 21, 2021February 6, 2022TBA
Selection notificationDecember 2021March 2022TBA

Promotion toolkit

Graphics and Logo usage

Please view this PDF of our Logo guidelines

Content for newsletters, website or social media:

Include the language below in newsletters or website announcements. We invite you to include a graphic or our CTS logo available for download below. You can also visit our Facebook and Twitter pages to share, like and engage with our social media content or post the content below directly on your own channel.

Newsletter or website:

Apply now for the Career and Technical Scholarship provided by the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship program! The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) provides Washington state residents with $1,500 per quarter towards an eligible associate degree, certificate or apprenticeship in a trade, STEM or health care field. Funding can be used at any Washington state community or technical college and can be used to cover tuition, fees and other costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more. Apply now! Visit waopportunityscholarship.org to learn more.

Social:

Are you reevaluating your career path? Looking to reskill? Know someone who is? Consider applying for the WSOS Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS)! WSOS just expanded eligibility by changing the state law restricting CTS to only those with a Washington state high school diploma or its equivalent. Apply today or help spread the word! https://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/students/applicants/cts/

Do you know someone who is looking to apply to a Washington Career and Technical College or is already attending? Make sure they know about the WSOS Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) Application Toolkit! https://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/students/applicants/cts/application-toolkit/

Writing essay answers can be the hardest part of any scholarship application. WSOS has compiled this guide to assist applicants in completing the short answer portion of the Career and Technical Scholarship! Apply now!  https://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Personal-Information-Scholar-Guide-1.pdf

Resources to present and share more detailed CTS information:

  • The CTS applicant page in Spanish provides a complete overview of the CTS program translated to Spanish.
  • CTS one-pager provides a high-level overview of the scholarship and eligibility

Graphics:

Use these graphics on your website, social media or in newsletters. There are two versions of banners or boxes you can use and share. One version is branded with the WSOS logo and can be shared out as is. The other version has room for you to add your logo as a WSOS partner and can be adapted as needed. Please let us know if we can help customize content including adding your logo. Refer to the toolkit above for guidelines on logos and graphics usage.

Banner with WSOS logo: Download as JPG or PNG

Banner with room for partner logo to be added: Download as JPG or PNG

Box with WSOS logo: Download as JPG or PNG

Box with room for partner logo to be added: Download as JPG or PNG

Posters:

WSOS can provide you with 11x13” posters for posting in education, workforce or other spaces where future applicants may see. You are also welcome to print 8.5x11” versions from your home or print offices. Note: we are happy to translate the posters into other languages as needed. Please reach out to info@waopportunityscholarship.org with the language requested and we can send you a file ready to be printed at your discretion.

Posters in English and Spanish: Download as PDFs.

Logos:

Download all formats of our logos for use in your communications and publications. Visit our toolkit for guidelines on logo usage.

Are you looking for specific eligibility information to help an applicant apply, such as our list of eligible programs, income requirements or information on submitting a transcript? Visit our application toolkit to find everything you need.

Promoting CTS during the COVID-19 pandemic

WSOS is taking every effort to support CTS applicants during the COVID-19 pandemic. With thousands in our state out of work, WSOS is an important tool to help Washington get back to work and into economic and financial recovery. CTS is available to residents of any age who are out of work or looking to reskill, as well as to high school seniors looking to continue their education this fall. Our funds are flexible, and we provide support beyond tuition to cover costs such as transportation, medical bills, food and housing.

If you have any concerns or questions please read the FAQ below or reach out to awards@waopportunityscholarship.org.

Q: Is there a preferred way to send transcripts to ensure delivery during the pandemic?
A: CTS applicants no longer need to submit transcripts as part of their application.

Q: Will applicants be negatively impacted if their spring quarter grades are moved to a pass/fail model?
A: We recognize that many schools are moving to pass/fail models for spring coursework. This will not impact applicants’ likelihood of being accepted to WSOS.

Q: Should applicants still apply for funding even if they are unsure if their program will be offered due to campus closures related to COVID-19?
A: Absolutely. Applicants should feel comfortable applying for any eligible program. If their program is not available this fall, we will either hold their award until the campus reopens its programs or allow them to enroll in an available eligible program.

Q: How is WSOS supporting current Scholars during the pandemic and are there plans to provide additional resources?
A: We are in regular communication with Scholars and continue to provide uninterrupted access to scholarship dollars and support services. In addition, we’ve compiled this list of resources to help students maintain their financial, mental and physical health and well-being. We encourage any Scholars or applicants whose financial status has changed significantly to talk to the financial aid office at their school to see if there is a possibility to adjust their award level and access more support.

Baccalaureate Promotional Resources

We’ll announce the open and close date for the 2022 Baccalaureate Scholarship application later this year. We will update this section in fall with fresh promotional materials for partners. In the meantime, you’re welcome to look at the promotional materials and content for the 2021 Baccalaureate Scholarship application.