Three Middle Schools Receive Gold Star Awards
Alderwood Middle, Brier Terrace Middle and Meadowdale Middle Schools Receive Gold Star Awards
Posted on 01/28/2019
Governor Inslee has recognized 287 schools and 123 school districts for signing up more than 70 percent of their students who were eligible for the College Bound Scholarship. Schools who exceeded the state sign-up rate of 70 percent received Gold Star Awards.
Edmonds School District had an overall sign-up rate of 79 percent for the Class of 2022. Three individual schools in the District will receive Gold Star Awards: Alderwood Middle with a 94 percent sign up rate, Brier Terrace Middle with 90 percent and Meadowdale Middle School at 79 percent.
In 2007, the Washington State Legislature established the College Bound Scholarship. This program was created to provide state financial aid to low-income students who may not consider college a possibility due to the cost. The scholarship covers tuition (at comparable public college rates), some fees, and a small book allowance.
Eligibility for the scholarship is a two-part process. Students in 7th or 8th grade whose family meets the income requirements must submit and complete an application by June 30 of the student’s 8th-grade year. Then students must meet the College Bound Pledge requirements and income-eligibility as determined by the student’s financial aid application (FAFSA or WASFA) in their senior year of high school. In combination with other state aid, the scholarship covers tuition at public college rates. To receive the scholarship, students must enroll in an eligible college within one year of high school graduation.
Find the list of Gold Star schools and districts along with district sign-up rates on the Washington Student Achievement Council’s website.