Assistance with college tuition and books is available to eligible seventh- through ninth-graders in Spokane Public Schools, and now to sixth-graders at schools where at least 40 percent of the children fall below the federal poverty level.
The College Bound scholarships target low-income families or children who are in foster care, said Terren Roloff, a district spokeswoman.
“Students who sign up for the scholarship promise to graduate from high school, demonstrate good citizenship and stay crime free,” she said.
Sign-up events are being held Tuesday at Rogers High School, 1622 E. Wellesley Ave., and Thursday at Lewis and Clark High School, 521 W. Fourth Ave. Pizza will be provided starting at 5:30 p.m., Roloff said.
Volunteers will be available to help kids sign up from 6 to 8 p.m.
For more information, call (888) 535-0747 or go to hecb.wa.gov/collegebound.