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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. To check for eligibility, visit the Start Next Quarter website.

For Fort Steilacoom, 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, 2017-2018

1 $24,120
2 $32,480
3 $40,840
4 $49,200
5 $57,560
6 $65,920
7 $74,280
8 $82,640
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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