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National Guard Postsecondary Education Grant

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Washington National Guard members can get money for college or training.

  • Grant helps pay tuition and fees not covered by financial aid.
  • Get an additional $500 for books and supplies.

Apply for Washington National Guard Grant

Applications for the 2021-22 academic year close on June 15. Accepting applications for the 2022-23 academic year beginning July 1.

The National Guard Grant helps members of the Washington National Guard get an approved degree or certificate. Graduate students can apply beginning with the 2022-23 academic year. Participants commit to serving one year (served concurrently with contract) in exchange for each year of funding.

For details and requirements, review the National Guard Grant Program Guide and Frequently Asked Questions.

About the Program

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Participants must meet the following requirements:

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Service Obligation

Service Obligation

Participants must fulfill the following obligations:

  • Serve one year in the National Guard for each year of Washington National Guard Grant funding received. Service begins after the last day of the final term of the academic year for which funds are received.
  • Maintain good standing as a member of the Washington National Guard.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress in the degree or certificate program where enrolled.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications for the 2021-22 academic year close on June 15. Accepting applications for 2022-23 academic year beginning July 1.