Scholarship Instructions Scholarship Packet

Paying for College Just Got a Little Easier

Washington Bankers Association (WBA) created the WBA Scholarship Program to assist children of full-time employees of WBA’s member institutions in pursuing their college education.

Eligibility Requirements

Dependent Child of a Voting Member Bank Employee
Applicant must be a dependent child of a parent or guardian employed by a WBA member in good standing. The parent must have been employed on a continual full-time basis for a minimum of two years, or on a part time (20 hours or more) basis for four years, as of the scholarship application deadline. Eligibility will extend to children of parents who were deceased no more than two years prior to the cutoff date of application. Employment of the parent will be verified by WBA.

Incoming College Freshman
The recipient must have received, or is expected to receive, a high school diploma or GED and be accepted for full-time enrollment (as defined by the accredited educational institution) as a freshman in an undergraduate course of study which offers courses beyond the high school level. Enrollment at any accredited college or university, including community college and technical college, will be considered.

Other Financial Aid

It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify the WBA scholarship committee of other financial aid that has been awarded to the applicant. The WBA scholarship plus any financial aid received by the student will not exceed the total of tuition, books, fees, room, and board.

Selection Criteria and Process

It is WBA’s desire to not only assist students and their families financially, but also to take an active role in developing tomorrow’s leaders. Therefore, selection will be based on a student’s academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service.

WBA will select scholarship recipients on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis. WBA will not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion. WBA may, however, take into account criteria reasonably related to the purposes of the WBA scholarship program. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the WBA annual convention.

Scholarship recipients may be asked to participate in a photo shoot. After recipients are announced, they will notify the WBA Scholarship Committee of the educational institution they will be attending. Scholarship checks will be sent directly to each recipient’s college or university.

Application packets will be due June 9.

Questions? Email or call us at (206) 447-1700.

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