The 13th Year Promise Scholarship was conceived at a South Seattle College Foundation Board retreat in December 2006. The program enrolled its first students from Cleveland High School in Fall Quarter, 2008. In 2011, Chief Sealth International High School was added, followed by Rainier Beach High School in 2014. West Seattle High School was added in 2018. These four area high schools are now known as our “Legacy Schools.”
Educational and political leaders were inspired by South’s 13th Year Promise Scholarship and wanted to expand it city-wide. The Seattle Promise program is jointly managed by the city of Seattle, Seattle Colleges, and Seattle Public Schools. These organizations are supported by Seattle’s Levy Oversight Committee. The Seattle Promise provides ALL graduating seniors from a Seattle public high school with up to two years (or 90 credits) of FREE in-state tuition and support services at Seattle Colleges: South, Central, and North.
Seattle Promise students from our four Legacy Schools who are attending South Seattle College are eligible for a stipend up to $200 a quarter for books and/or supplies. This grant program is reviewed and updated annually by the SSCF Board of Directors.
For further information regarding the Legacy Schools Grant, please contact Kindra Cutler, Financial Aid Program Specialist, Kindra.firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also apply to the Seattle Promise by going to this link: https://southseattle.edu/seattle-promise