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

A WWIN Star Scholar is awarded up to $5,000 each academic year towards the Cost of Attendance. The Scholarship may be renewed each year up to $20,000 total over the course of your undergraduate education.

The application is currently closed for the 2022-23 academic year. Applications were accepted online until April 9, 2022. The application will open again on January 5, 2023 for the 2023-24 academic year. Please check back in January for more information.

Are you ready to become a WWIN Star Scholar?

WWIN Star Scholars are working to achieve economic stability by pursuing their higher education in Washington state.

Our Scholars are determined, driven, and have a deep desire to build a better future for themselves. They are working towards an undergraduate college degree and sparking positive change for themselves, their families, and their 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, 2023
  4. You are a US citizen, permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or current DACA recipient to the United States
  5. You have submitted your 2023-2024 FAFSA or WASFA and have received your Student Aid Report (SAR)
  6. You are admitted into or already enrolled at a college or university approved by the Washington College Grant for the 2023-2024 academic year. Eligible schools can be found here.
  7. You are working to attain a postsecondary credential (Associate’s, Bachelor’s, certificate, or technical degree) up to your first Bachelor’s degree.
  8. Your cumulative GPA is at or above 2.50
  9. You demonstrate unmet financial need toward your Cost of Attendance

Selection process

Our Scholars are selected by a competitive review process. This means that our reviewers read through each application to select Scholars who best align with WWIN’s vision, mission, and values. Our reviewers focus primarily on your responses to the narrative questions about you and the future you want to create for yourself. Please be as thoughtful, honest, and thorough as possible when completing the application.

The application is currently closed for the 2022-23 academic year. Applications were accepted online until April 9, 2022. The application will open again on January 5, 2023 for the 2023-24 academic year. Please check back in January for more information.

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 2023-2024 Student Aid Report (SAR), which you should receive after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)
  • Tax Returns used to prepare the 2023-2024 FAFSA or WASFA (or proof of non-filing). If someone 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 2023-2024 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 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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