Opportunity Grant Scholarship Overview

Opportunity Grant Scholarships provide educational access and support for low-income adults to progress further and faster along demand career pathways.

The scholarship provides for up to 45 credits in tuition and fees plus some funding for texts, supplies and tools. Students enrolled in the following professional-technical programs at SSCC may apply:


  • Washington resident as defined by RCW 28B.15.012.
  • Preference is given to students who have not earned a previous degree.
  • Enrolled in an Opportunity Grant-eligible program of study (see above programs.)
  • Apply and have financial need – based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) apply on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Must receive Financial Aid awarding prior to second quarter to continue eligibility for Opportunity Grant Scholarship.
  • Not received OG funding for more than 45 credits or more than 3 years from initial receipt of funds in one or a combination of programs (incl. required related courses in a program.)
  • Maintains a cumulative 2.0 grade point average.
  • Family income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. (see table for eligibility on the OG application – linked below)  

Application Process

  • Complete Opportunity Grant Application
  • Apply for FAFSA @ www.fafsa.ed.gov (SSCC School Code:  009706)
  • Make appointment with the Opportunity Grant Coordinator   (206) 934-5200


Contact Information

Coordinator: Sharon Norman

Location: Robert Smith Building (RSB), Room 56

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Phone: 206.934.5200

Email: sharon.norman@seattlecolleges.edu


Robert Smith Building
(RSB 56)


Monday - Friday:
8 am to 4:30 pm