Opportunity Grant Scholarships

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.
  • Students 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
1 $23,540
2 $31,860
3 $40,180
4 $48,500
5 $56,820
6 $65,150
7 $73,460
For each additional person, add $8,320

What Programs Qualify

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

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