ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

WWIN makes grants to determined women who are ready for transformational change and looking to build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities for generations to come.

General Eligibility Criteria

The following are required criteria that you must meet before applying for any WWIN grant:

  • You must be female
  • You must be 18 years of age or older
  • You must be have resided in Washington for the past 3 months (past 12 months for Education Grant applicants)
  • You must be a United States citizen or permanent resident, or a refugee or asylee to the United States
  • If you are a previous WWIN grantee, you must not have received more than $10,000 in total funding from WWIN
  • Your annual household income must be less than or equal to the below:
Number of people in householdAnnual income
1$15,865
2$21,404
3$26,951
4$32,499
5$38,047
6$43,594
7$49,142
8$54,689
For each additional person, add$5,548

Education Grant Eligibility Criteria

In addition to meeting WWIN’s general criteria listed above, Education Grant applicants must also meet the following criteria before applying:

  • You must be admitted into or registered at an approved, accredited Washington college or university
  • You must be pursuing your vocational or technical certification, Associate’s, or first Bachelor’s degree
  • You must be attending school full-time
  • You must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before applying
  • Scholarship Education Grantees must be entering their first or second year of a four-year Bachelor’s degree program

Both General Education Grantees and Scholarship Education Grantees will be expected to:

  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA or greater each term
  • Provide grades, registration, and any revised educational or financial information to WWIN each term
  • Complete interim and final surveys
  • Participate in WWIN events and activities–writing thank-you notes to donors, attending the annual Luncheon–as is comfortable

In addition:

  • A select group of General Education Grantees and Scholarship Education Grantees will be expected to participate in quarterly communications with a WWIN volunteer around progress toward academic, personal, and financial goals
  • Scholarship Education Grantees will be expected to attend WWIN’s Scholarship award ceremony in fall 2014

Health Care Gap Fund Grant Eligibility Criteria

In addition to meeting WWIN’s general criteria listed above, Health Care Gap Fund Grant applicants must also meet the following criteria before applying:

  • If you are a previous WWIN grantee, you must not have received a health care grant of any type (this includes a grant for physical, dental, vision, or hearing services; mental health counseling; or health insurance premium assistance)
  • You must be enrolled in Apple Health or Medicare insurance coverage
  • You must have made a reasonable attempt to use your Apple Health or Medicare insurance coverage for any services for which you are applying
  • If you have Apple Health and are applying for crowns, bridges, or root canals, you must provide a treatment plan from your dentist showing the necessary service
  • If you have Apple Health and are applying for eyeglasses or contacts, you must provide a prescription from your eye doctor showing the necessary service