Get the higher education you need to achieve your full potential.

Each WWIN Star Scholar is awarded up to $5,000 for the academic year. The scholarship may be renewed each year up to graduation with a first bachelor’s degree or up to $20,000.

*The application for the 2024-2025 academic year is now closed.* Applications were accepted online until 11:59 pm PT on April 18, 2024. No late applications will be accepted.

All applicants will be notified of our final decision between July – October 2024.

The application for the 2025-2026 academic year will open in January 2025.

Are you ready to become a WWIN Star Scholar?

WWIN Star Scholars are transforming their futures by pursuing higher education in Washington state.

Our scholars are resilient, determined, and are using their education and careers to spark positive change for themselves, their families, and our communities.

Applicants must meet all of WWIN’s eligibility criteria below and submit all required documentation by the deadline to be considered.

“Thank you for believing in women and our ability to use education to transform our lives.”

– Okunyi, Star Scholar Alumna

Eligibility Criteria

You are encouraged to apply if you meet all of the following criteria:
  1. You identify as a woman
  2. You live in Washington state currently and have for at least the past 12 months
  3. You will be 18 years of age or older as of September 1, 2024
  4. You are a US citizen, permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or current DACA recipient to the United States
  5. You have submitted your 2024-2025 FAFSA or WASFA and have received the final Submission Summary and Student Aid Index (previously called Student Aid Report and EFC)
  6. You are admitted into or enrolled at an eligible college or university for the 2024-2025 academic year. Eligible schools are participating institutions for state financial aid. The list of eligible schools can be found here.
  7. You are pursuing a postsecondary credential (Associate, bachelor’s, certificate or technical degree) up to your first bachelor’s degree
  8. Your cumulative GPA is at or above 2.0
  9. You demonstrate unmet financial need toward your Cost of Attendance for the 2024-2025 academic year

Selection process

Each year, we receive many more applications than Star Scholarships we have available. Therefore, Star Scholars are selected by a competitive review process. This means multiple reviewers read each application and consider the applicant’s alignment with WWIN’s vision, mission, and values. Our reviewers focus primarily on your responses to the narrative questions about you and your education/career goals. These questions help us get to know you as an applicant and are not scored for writing style, spelling, or grammar. We ask that you please be as thoughtful, honest, and thorough as possible when completing the narrative questions. We truly appreciate everything you are willing to share with us.

Applying online

Applicants must complete the online application form to be considered. No emailed, faxed, or mailed application forms will be considered.

Please note that as part of the application process, we require the following supporting documentation:

  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License or Washington State ID Card
  • Social Security Card or Permanent Resident Card (Green Card). It is acceptable to cover the first few digits for your protection.
  • Your 2024-2025 Submission Summary with Student Aid Index (previously called the Student Aid Report & EFC), which you receive after submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)
  • Most recent tax return (IRS Form 1040) or Verification of Non-filing Letter. If someone else claimed you as a dependent, this must include their tax return.
  • Verification of enrollment or acceptance at an approved Washington college or university – See Eligibility Criteria for approved schools.
  • Your most recent unofficial transcript (high school or college)
  • Your official 2024-2025 Financial Aid Award Letter from the school you will be attending — This is the only document that can be submitted after the application deadline, but your application cannot be considered until it is received.

Your application will not be considered unless your online application and all required documents are received by the application deadline. Please check supporting documents carefully for accuracy – in most cases, alternate documents are not accepted without explicit approval by the programs staff.

Please keep in mind that, even if you are eligible, submitting an application does not guarantee funding.

WWIN is committed to accessibility. If you require special accommodations during the application process, please contact the programs staff.


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