Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

A high school student:

  • 1. Must be a senior qualified for free and reduced lunch. Counselors verify that by signing a form letter.
  • 2. Attend one of the following school districts: Seattle, Shoreline, Edmonds, or NorthShore.
  • 3. Must pursue credentials in one of the pathways The Polytech offers.

An adult student can qualify one of two ways:

  • 1. Either the student must be a previous Bright Future participant, or
  • 2. The student must be a qualified* adult who is pursuing a credential in one of The Polytech career pathways.

[* A "qualified" adult is defined, consistent with the guidelines of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, as:

  • an individual 18 to 24 years of age, (or older if the individual was a past participant in Bright Future),
  • a citizen or noncitizen authorized to work in the US, who is basic-skills deficient, such as: English reading, writing, or computing skills at or below 8th grade level, or unable to compute or solve problems, or read, write, or speak English, at a level necessary to function on a job, and:
  • who is a recipient of public assistance, such as SNAP, TANF, SSI or any other state or local income-based public assistance, or,
  • who is a homeless individual, or,
  • is an individual with a disability whose own income meets his/her income requirements, but who is a member of a family whose income does not meet these requirements.]