Resources and tools for partners to promote the Washington State Opportunity 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 at email@example.com if you have any questions.
We are actively promoting our spring CTS application cycle for students interested in enrolling in an eligible program during fall quarter 2020. Please use the resources below to spread the word!
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.
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. The application closes June 4! Visit waopportunityscholarship.org to learn more.
Want a high-demand, family wage career in the trades, #STEM or health care? Washington residents can apply today for $1,500 per quarter towards eligible programs at community and technical colleges around Washington. Visit waopportunityscholarship.org to apply by June 4!
Resources to present and share more detailed CTS information:
- The Spanish Language Overview provides a complete overview of the CTS program translated to Spanish
- CTS one-pager provides a high-level overview of the scholarship and eligibility
- Share our overview video with applicants looking for more information on the scholarship and how to apply
- Use this CTS overview deck to share more about CTS and the application with potential applicants
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the language requested and we can send you a file ready to be printed at your discretion.
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 email@example.com.
Q: Is there a preferred way to send transcripts to ensure delivery during the pandemic?
A: For those required to submit a transcript or score report, WSOS recommends uploading it electronically as part of the application.While we can accept transcripts sent from any mail carrier, if transcripts need to be mailed in we recommend sending them via USPS postal mail (from a post office). Please note: Many applicants, such as high school seniors, are not required to submit a transcript. See the Transcript Requirements Chart to see which applicants are required to submit a transcript.
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.
Countdown to CTS spring application deadline
Scholarship Key Dates and Milestones
|Application milestone||CTS Fall Quarter 2020||CTS Winter Quarter 2021||Baccalaureate 2021||CTS Spring Quarter 2021|
|Application opens||April 6, 2020||September 2020||January 2021||January 2021|
|Application deadline||June 4, 2020||October 2020||TBD||February 2021|
|Transcripts/GED scores (if applicable)||June 4, 2020||October 2020||TBD||February 2021|
|FAFSA/WASFA submitted||June 4, 2020||October 2020||TBD||February 2021|
|Selection notification||July 2020||November 2020||TBD||March 2021|
Baccalaureate Promotional Resources
Our next application cycle for the Baccalaureate Scholarship will begin in early 2021. We will update this section in fall with fresh promotional materials for partners. In the meantime, you are welcome to look at the promotional materials and content for the 2020 Baccalaureate Scholarship application.
- Baccalaureate Application Toolkit: The Baccalaureate application toolkit includes an overview of application requirements, eligible programs and other resources.
- Spanish Language Overview : A complete overview of the Baccalaureate Scholarship program in Spanish.
- Printable Poster: Download the BaS posters (available in English and Spanish) to hang up in your school or office.