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Opportunity Grant

Program Overview

Get a grant to pay your way to higher education and higher wages. Opportunities in Early Childhood Education, Welding, Light Maintenance Technician and Medical Assistant at Skagit Valley College. See if you qualify to get an Opportunity Grant to pay your college tuition and fees and $1,000 towards books and supplies. You may be eligible - If you are a former or current Skagit Valley College GED, Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language or Adult High School student. Complete your application now!

Train for high-demand careers in:

Application PDF File

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for the Opportunity Grant at Skagit Valley College you must meet ALL of these eligibility requirements.

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  • Be a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident
  • Be eligible for resident tuition (you must have lived in Washington for at least 12 continous months) and be at least 18 years old.
  • Be accepted for enrollment or be currently enrolled at Skagit Valley College
  • Be interested in Allied Health Education, Welding, Automotive or Early Childhood Education
  • Be at or below the Income Guidelines listed below:

2009 Federal Poverty Guidelines 200%

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For each additional person, add 3,740

How to Apply
  • Fill out and return the application form
  • Documents needed:  drivers license, social security card, FAFSA student aid report, and proof of income (i.e. current year's tax form)
  • If eligible an intake appointment will be scheduled
Program Requirements
  • Attend Intake Session
  • Meet with advisor and complete Individual Employment and Educational Plans
  • Student must maintain cumulative 2.0 grade point average or higher each quarter
  • High level of motivation and commitment to achieve career and educational goals
  • Attend Monthly Workshops
  • Communicate with Project Manager on a monthly basis by appointment, phone, or email 


Summer           May 1st

Fall                  July 1st

Winter              November 1st
Spring              February 1st

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For more information please call (360) 416-7948

Information Sessions

11:30am the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
 room 101 at WorkSource Skagit

2005 E. College Way
Mount Vernon, WA

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For more information please call (360) 416-7948

Contact Us

Maria Galindo
Room N122
2405 E College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: (360) 416-7948
FAX: (360) 416-7918