Reach Scholars Foundation Scholarships

Multiple scholarships of up to $5000 per year will be awarded. Some Reach Scholar scholarships are renewable for up to 4 years for a maximum of $20,000. If eligible for renewal, students must meet all criteria of the standard academic progress policy as established by their university. Additionally, the student must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and must have a declared major in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, business, economics or finance.


  • High School Senior currently enrolled in a Seattle area high school
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Completed a Reach Scholars Scholarship application
  • Declared major in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, business, economics or finance
  • Qualify as “first generation” college students (neither parent has earned a bachelor’s degree). 

Selection Criteria

  • Academic achievement and ability
  • Demonstrated leadership and involvement
  • Outstanding character especially motivation, sincerity, judgment and integrity
  • Financial need.

Selection Process

In the first stage of the selection process, the selection committee reads and reviews all applications. Each applicant is evaluated against the criteria listed above. The committee then determines the list of finalists. Each of the finalists is contacted via telephone to schedule an in person interview. All other applications will be notified of their status by mail. Letters are mailed and finalists are telephoned in June.

In the second stage, each of the finalists is individually interviewed. Once the interviews are completed, the selection committee determines the final award recipient(s) and determines the scholarship values. Each of the finalists is contacted by telephone to learn the committee’s decisions. Finalists are contacted by the end of July.


  • Applications must be submitted by May 15
  • Applicants receive status letters and finalists interviewed in June and early July
  • Decisions completed by July