Renton Schools is helping more students be financially prepared for college.
With hard work by school staff, 90% of the district's eligible middle school students have signed up for the state's College Bound Scholarship program, which, in combination with other state aid, will cover tuition at state public college rates. Eligible students must sign-up in middle school by June 30 of their 8th-grade year to receive this early commitment of state funding. Students who sign-up for the scholarship graduate from high school and enroll in college at higher rates than their peers.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee has recognized Renton Schools with the Gold Star Award as one of the state's top school districts that exceeded the state average to ensure students and families are signed up for the state college funding opportunity.
The College Bound Scholarship Program is administered by the Washington Student Achievement Council. Students and families can learn more and apply College Bound Scholarship