01/20/2010Students are reimbursed up to the amount of the highest tuition charged by a public university in the state. If tuition is paid for through other means, the WAVE funds can be used to pay for other valid educational expenses, such as books, supplies, room, board, or transportation. The grant is based on undergraduate study only. The student must maintain a term grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 to continue using the award.
Selection — One WAVE recipient from a community or technical college will be chosen from each legislative district by a selection committee. Edmonds Community College is eligible to submit eight (8) application in 2010 for consideration by the state.
Eligibility Edmonds Community College students are eligible to apply for the WAVE award if currently a state resident, currently enrolled, and by June 30, 2010, will:
1) be enrolled in a public community or technical college and complete at least one year (minimum of 360 hours) in an approved vocational/career program (eligible Edmonds Community College vocational/career programs can be found listed here); and
2) not have been a previous WAVE recipient.
**Please note** Due to Washington State budget shortages, there is some uncertainty for the 2010 WAVE program. Nonetheless, the Workforce Board staff is continuing to encourage participation in the scholarship process should funding be maintained in the final budget approved by the legislature this winter.