13th Year Promise Scholarship

For Garfield High School seniors

Upcoming Deadline: March 15, 2018

Must apply to Seattle Central and complete your financial aid file.

Note: Application for 2017-2018 has closed.

Seattle Central is proud to introduce a scholarship program – especially for Garfield High School seniors – to help meet the full cost of a college education. With this scholarship, you are guaranteed one year of free tuition and a variety of support services to help you transition to college life.

Once enrolled, you can pursue programs to help you:

  • Earn your bachelor’s degree – If your goal is a four-year degree, our College Transfer program can you help you enter the four-year college or university of your choice
  • Launch a rewarding career – If you want to learn start learning a marketable skill right away so you can land a great job, we have a wide range of Career Training programs

This is your opportunity!

In addition to free tuition for your first year at Seattle Central, you will receive a host of support services to help you successfully transition from high school to college.

Readiness Academy

This program, conducted throughout your senior year at Garfield, will help with everything you need to become a Seattle Central student:

  • Assistance with applications for the 13th Year scholarship, financial aid (including the FAFSA/WASFA forms), and for admission to Seattle Central College
  • College 101 sessions that prepare students for what to expect when beginning college, as well as an overview of program options available
  • Workshops for math and English, and preparation for placement testing, for those who place below college level in those areas
  • Field trips to learn more about registration, advising, ID cards, campus tours, etc.

Summer Bridge

This orientation, held in early September immediately before you begin at Seattle Central, includes information designed to help you successfully transition:

  • Acclimate to life on Seattle Central’s campus
  • Learn about college resources and support
  • Meet key instructors and staff who will help you on your journey
  • Gain insight into what it takes to succeed in college

Year-Round Support

You will have access to a 13th Year Coordinator, who will be your direct point of contact to help you navigate your college experience. They have the expertise to connect you with a variety of resources, both on-campus and in the community, to make sure you have the support you need.

Beyond the 13th Year

Seattle Central is committed to helping you complete your education. As part of the program, you will receive guidance about applying for other funding opportunities after your first year is finished. Many students qualify for additional support, including other scholarships and financial aid, to help them continue their education in future years.

What’s included

The 13th Year scholarship pays for one year of college tuition, which is just one part of the cost of a college education. Costs such as course fees, books, supplies and living expenses are not covered by this scholarship.

As part of the 13th Year program, our staff will work with you, and may be able to identify funding sources to meet the full cost of attending college if you need financial assistance. We are committed to helping you complete your education, and will work to connect you with funding options for future years of your education.

Contact Us

For more information about the 13th Year Promise Scholarship, please contact:
Seattle Central College Outreach Services
13thYear.Central@seattlecolleges.edu
206.934.3847