Apply to become a WWIN Star Scholar

WWIN Star Scholars

About the Star Scholars Program

WWIN Star Scholars will receive up to $5,000 per academic year or $20,000 over her undergraduate college career at the approved Washington college or university of her choice.

Eligibility Criteria

WWIN selects women who are ready for transformational life change, and have demonstrated financial need to help them cover the cost of their college degree. Our Scholars are determined and driven and have a deep desire to build a better future for themselves and their families. They are prepared to work towards a college degree, sparking positive change for themselves, their families, and their communities for generations to come.

In addition to being ready to transform their lives, applicants must meet all of WWIN’s eligibility criteria and submit all required documentation to be considered.

Are you ready to become a WWIN Star Scholar?

You are encouraged to apply if:

  • You identify as a woman
  • You are or will be 18 years of age or older at the time you begin school
  • You have lived in Washington for the past twelve (12) months
  • You are a United States citizen, permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or current DACA recipient to the United States
  • You are admitted into or registered at an approved & accredited college or university that is in good standing with the State Need Grant Program and are working toward a certificate, technical degree, associate’s degree, or your first bachelor’s degree.
  • If you are currently attending school your cumulative GPA is at or above a 2.50
  • You demonstrate financial need to support your higher education.

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 answers to the essay questions about you and the future you want to create for yourself. So please be as thoughtful, honest, and thorough as possible when completing the application.

Scholars for the 2020-2021 academic year will be selected from May 2020 – September 2020. 

Applying Online

Applicants must complete the online application form to be considered for the Star Scholars program. The link below will take you to the online form.

No e-mailed, faxed, or mailed application forms will be considered. However, you may e-mail or mail your supporting documentation.

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

  • Copy of your Valid Washington State Drivers License or Washington State Identification
  • Copy of your Social Security Card or Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • Your 2020-2021 Student Aid Report (SAR), which you should have received electronically after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)
  • Tax Returns used to prepare the 2020-2021 FAFSA or WASFA. If you are a dependent student, this will include your parent’s tax return.
  • Verification of acceptance or enrollment from your school
  • If you are a current student, a copy of your unofficial transcripts showing a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
  • 2020-2021 financial aid award letter from the school you will be attending will be required to be submitted as soon as it is available from your school.

We cannot review your application without all requested supporting documentation.

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

Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year were accepted October 1, 2019 through April 12, 2020. The application cycle is now closed. Please check back in November 2020 to apply for Scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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