Opportunity Grant Scholarship

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
West Building, W207
11605 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 739-8100 ext.8448

The Opportunity Grant Scholarship

The Opportunity Grant Scholarship is a grant program from the state of Washington. It is designed to help low income students in high demand pathways reach their educational and employment goals. Students in the Opportunity Grant program may receive:

  • Tuition and fees for up to 45 credits or up to 3 years, which ever comes first.

  • Up to $1,000.00 per academic year for books and related supplies.

  • Support services, academic advising, and career planning from an Opportunity Grant advisor.

  • Referral to tutoring, counseling, disability support and other services as needed.

Do I Qualify?

You may qualify for the Opportunity Grant if you meet the following criteria:

Low Income

  • Low income as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

  • Income guidelines for 2013-2014:

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Enrolled in an Eligible Program

Students in a Business, Accounting, Healthcare or I-BEST program may qualify.

  • Business Technology

  • Accounting

  • I-BEST Business

  • I-BEST Accounting

  • I-BEST Automotive

  • I-BEST Energy & Science Tech

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.)

  • Pre-Nursing AAS

  • RN

  • Dental Assistant

  • Dental Hygiene Pre-Requisites

  • Dental Hygiene

  • Fitness Specialist / Personal Trainer

  • Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Physical Therapist Assistant Pre-Requisites

  • Medical Assisting

  • Medical Billing & Coding

  • Medical Assisting Office Admin

  • Occupational Therapy Assistanat Pre-Requisites

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant

Washington Resident

To be eligible, you must have lived in Washington State for at least 1 year. Documentation may be required.

No prior college degree

Overall quarterly GPA of at least a 2.0 or higher in all OG eligible programs.  Pre-Nursing requires an overall quarterly GPA of a 3.0 or higher.  Occupational Therapy Assistant program requires a 3.0 in each of the required program pre-requisites. 

Opportunity Grant students must take a minimum of 10 credits per quarter, as well as comply with the guidelines listed on the OG Student Contract.


Due to limited availablity of funds, there is currently a waitlist for the Opportunity Grant scholarship.  In order to determine eligibility for the OG scholarship and be added to the waitlist, please complete the OG Eligibility Checklist and the OG Application. As the Opportunity Grant is a scholarship and has limited funds, being added to the waitlist does not guarentee that you will receive an OG award.

How do I apply?

If you believe that you may qualify for the Opportunity Grant Scholarship:

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If you'd like more information about the Opportunity Grant Scholarship, please contact the Opportunity Grant advisor. We'd be happy to talk with you!

Adria Sneed
(425) 739-8100 ext.8448