The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) supports Washington students on their path to high-demand trade, health care and STEM occupations. To be eligible, scholars must enroll in an approved program, such as welding, nursing or IT, at one of Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. Scholars are eligible to receive up to $1,500 each quarter for the duration of their program, as well as support services.
The information below describes the application timeline, eligibility requirements and application requirements.
2019-20 Application Timeline: Key Milestones & Dates
WSOS accepts applications for the CTS three times each academic year. Approximately half of the scholarships are awarded for the fall, with the other half awarded between the winter and spring. The table below shows the timelines for each scholarship window.
|Application milestone||Fall Quarter Dates||Winter Quarter Dates||Spring Quarter Dates|
|Application opens||May 20, 2019 at noon||October 2019||January 2020|
|Application deadline||July 12, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.||November 2019||February 2020|
|Transcripts/GED scores (if applicable)||July 12, 2019||November 2019||February 2020|
|FAFSA/WASFA submitted||July 12, 2019||November 2019||February 2020|
|Selection notification||August 9, 2019||December 2019||March 2020|