The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) recently launched a new Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS), which provides $1,500 per quarter to fund a high-demand associate degree, certificate or apprenticeship at Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. The scholarship can be used toward nearly 1,000 trade, health care or STEM programs across Washington state.

The inaugural cohort of Scholars in the CTS program were just selected! These 277 students hail from all over the state of Washington, including 26 from the greater Spokane region. The top five colleges where Scholars plan to attend include Bellingham Technical College, Clark College, Clover Park Technical College, Spokane Community College and Skagit Valley College.

 

The CTS application opens three times per year and will open again for winter quarter on September 25, 2019 and close on October 23, 2019.  Students are encouraged to visit the WSOS website to learn more about the application and eligible programs, including the nearly 70 eligible programs at Spokane area community colleges. All eligible programs lead to a credential that is in high-demand by employers in Washington, such as commercial truck driving, welding, carpentry, software development, nursing and much more. Please check out waopportunityscholarship.org to learn more.

You are also invited to join us on the evening of September 12 when we'll be partnering with the Spokane STEM Network to celebrate Opportunity Scholars in the greater Spokane region while also promoting opportunities for more students, industry leaders and education partners to launch more Washington students into the trade, STEM and health care jobs our economy needs. Stay tuned on our website and social media channels for more details. 

 

article written by Jessica Monger, External Affairs Director, WSOS

View WSOS-eligible programs at all 34 community and technical collegs in Washington state.