The Opportunity Grant is a state funded program designed for students in professional/technical programs who are seeking to improve their skills and prepare for a high demand career.

Opportunity Grant assists with some funding, additional advising, career tools, and overall support for student success. Opportunity Grant funds may be used with Pell Grant and State Need Grant funds.

Students who qualify may receive financial support for tuition, fees, books, supplies and/or tools for a maximum of 45 credits. Other supports are individualized.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Washington resident
  • Completion of the FAFSA
  • Enroll in an approved program
  • Complete at least 50% of credits attempted
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Meet all attendance requirements

Preference given to applicants:

  • From the Adult Basic Education (GED)/English as Second Language program, or
  • With no college experience or having earned less than 45 college credits, or
  • Identifying as first generation students,
  • Identifying as an I-BEST student in selected high demand programs.

  Complete the Application

Print and bring your completed application to the Career Center located in the Admissions Center.

  Complete la aplicación

Traer su solicitud para el centro de carreras ubicado en el centro de admisión.

  Attend an Opportunity Grant Information Session - required

If you believe you are eligible and would like to submit your application at the information session, please print and bring the application with you.

Eligible Programs

Do I Qualify?

Take a survey to see if you qualify for the program or other services.

It's short, free and anonymous.

If you pre-qualify, you can sign up for planning workshops!

Click the image below to take the survey:

SNQ


Contact Opportunity Grant

  Demetrye Wilkins, Educational Planner

   360.442.2338
  dwilkins@lowercolumbia.edu

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