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Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

About the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship


*** Updated February 18, 2021 ***

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship is a program intended to prepare students in Washington State to fill the state’s workforce shortages in trade, health care, or STEM fields. A variety of scholarships are available for both students pursuing their bachelor’s degrees and those pursuing certificates and associate’s degrees. Applicants must be Washington State residents, have a high school diploma or GED from a Washington State institution, demonstrate financial need, have a GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or a passing GED score, plan to pursue an eligible STEM or health care major, and plan to attend or currently attend an accredited Washington State institution at least half-time.

Scholarship Amount: Amount Varies

Eligible Grade Levels: High School Senior, College Freshman, College Sophomore,

Eligible Majors: Actuarial Science; Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology; Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering; Agricultural Engineering; Agricultural Teacher Education; Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture; Agronomy and Crop Science; Animal Sciences; Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects; Applied Mathematics; Archaeology; Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology; Astronomy; Astrophysics; Atmosphere Chemistry and Climatology; Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology; Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology; Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician; Behavioral Sciences; Biochemistry; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering; Bioinformatics; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Biological and Physical Sciences; Biology Teacher Education, Biology/Biological Sciences; Biomedical Sciences; Biophysics; Biotechnology; Notary; Business Statistics; Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology; Ceramic Sciences and Engineering; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Chemical Teacher Education; Chemistry; Civil Engineering, Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist; Clinical Nutrition; Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Community Health and Preventive Medicine; Community Health and Preventive Medicine; Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling; Computational Mathematics; Computational Science; Computer and Information Sciences; Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance; Computer Engineering Technology/Technician; Computer Engineering; Computer Hardware Engineering; Computer Programming; Computer Science; Computer Software Engineering; Computer Systems Analysis; Construction Engineering; Construction Engineering Technology/Technician; Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration; Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician; Dental Hygiene/Hygienist; Developmental and Child Psychology; Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician; Dietetics/Dietitian; Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia; Earth Science and Teacher Education; Ecology; Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology; Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians; Electrical and Electronics Engineering; Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician; Emergency Medical Technology/Technician; Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician; Engineering Physics/Applied Physics; Engineering Science; Engineering; Entomology; Environmental Chemistry; Environmental Health; Environmental Science; Environmental Studies; Environmental Health Engineering; Exercise Physiology; Financial Mathematics; Forest Engineering; Forest Science and Biology; Geochemistry; Geographic Information Sciences/Geosciences; Geology/Earth Science; Geology and Seismology; Health and Wellness; Health Information/Medical Records Administration; Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician; Health Services Administration; Health Teacher Education; Health/Health Care Administration/Management; Horticultural Science; Human Biology; Human Computer Interaction; Industrial Engineering; Industrial Safety Technology/Technician; Informatics; Information Science/Studies; Information Technology; Information Technology Project Management; Management Science; Manufacturing Engineering; Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography; Materials Engineering; Mathematics and Computer Science; Mathematics and Statistics; Mathematics Teacher Education; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation Engineering; Metallurgical Engineering; Microbiology; Mining and Mineral Engineering; Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation; Molecular Biology; Molecular Genetics; Music Therapy/Therapist; Natural Resources/Conservation; Natural Sciences; Network and System Administration/Administrator; Neurobiology and Anatomy; Neuroscience; Nursing Practice; Nursing Science; Nutrition Sciences; Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene; Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician; Oceanography; Operations Research; Orthotist/Prosthetist; Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics; Physical Sciences; Physics Teacher Education; Physics; Physiology; Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management; Plant Sciences; Polymer/Plastics Engineering; Public Health Education and Promotion; Public Health; Quality Control Technology/Technician; Range Science and Management; Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Research and Experimental Psychology; Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education; Speech-Language Pathology; Statistics; System, Networking and LAN/WAN Management; Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education; Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy; Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences; Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design; Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster; Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management; or Zoology

Residency Requirement: Washington

Minimum GPA: 2.75

Deadline: February 11, 2021

Please note that scholarship deadlines often change, so make sure to check the scholarship sponsor’s website for up-to-date deadlines.

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