What is the Seattle Promise Program?

The Seattle Promise program is designed to provide the financial support and personal guidance you need to succeed in college. The program is open to all students of eligible Seattle Public High Schools regardless of GPA, income, or background.

Seattle Promise Scholars are eligible for the following services:

  • Support applying for financial aid and college applications
  • Full coverage of any tuition expenses remaining after other scholarships and financial aid
  • Assistance with choosing and registering for classes
  • Preparation for the transition to college
  • Guidance and mentorship through the first year of college

Who qualifies for the Seattle Promise Scholarship?

Any graduating senior at a participating Seattle Public High School can apply to attend their designated partner college in the chart below:

High School Partner College
Ingraham High School North Seattle College
Garfield High School Seattle Central College
Chief Sealth International High School
Cleveland High School
Rainier Beach High School
West Seattle High School
South Seattle College

What are the program requirements?

An eligible applicant will complete and submit the following applications to their partner college by their corresponding deadlines:

Application — Complete & Submit Deadline
Seattle Promise Scholarship Program application Friday, February 15, 2019
Admissions Application to your partner college Friday, February 15, 2019
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Student Aid (WASFA) RECOMMENDED Saturday, December 15, 2018
Financial aid file Friday, March 15, 2019

After completing all application requirements, Seattle Promise Scholars will attend the following events to prepare for educational and institutional success.

Events and Milestones Date
Readiness Academy Spring 2019
Summer Bridge Program Late Summer 2019
Enroll full time (min. 12 credits) Fall Quarter 2019

*To remain eligible Seattle Promise Scholars are required to attend classes and be in good academic standing.

Alternative Funding Options for Graduating Seniors

There are many other financial aid and funding sources available to assist students if they do not qualify for Seattle Promise. Contact the financial aid office at one of our colleges for more information about your options.