Scholarships - Opportunity Grants

Opportunity Grant Scholarships help low-income students enrolled in approved career training programs pay for tuition and books. Awards are a based on financial need.

Who is Eligible

  • Washington residents with a Social Security Number.
  • Student who are enrolled (or who plan to enroll) in an Opportunity Grant-eligible associate degree or certificate program.
  • Low-income students.
  • Students who show financial need based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Students who have a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
  • Students who have completed fewer than 90 credits.

Note: Opportunity Grants are not available to students pursuing a college transfer degree or taking classes at the Pierce College military sites.

Download an Opportunity Grant Scholarship Application

What Qualifies as "Low-Income"

According to the federal guidelines used by the Opportunity Grant program, the chart below determines if a student meets low-income eligibility requirements.

Size of Family Annual Income Limit
Family
Members
Total
Combined
Income
1 $22,980
2 $31,020
3 $39,060
4 $47,100
5 $55,140
6 $63,180
7 $71,220
8 $79,260
For each additional person, add $8040

What Programs Qualify

The following Pierce College professional/technical programs qualify for Opportunity Grants:

Contact

Carol Hill
Opportunity Grant Manager
253-964-6577
(FS)

Roxanne Cassidy
Opportunity Grant Manager
(253) 840-8329
(PY)