The Leadership 1000 Scholarship

The College Success Foundation (CSF) is now offering the Leadership 1000 Scholarship Program to provide college scholarships that are funded by individuals, foundations or businesses. The program is open to students who will be attending an eligible four-year college or university in Washington State. The purpose of the CSF is to provide the unique integrated system of supports and scholarships to inspire underserved, low-income students to finish high school, graduate from college and succeed in life. Winners will receive a scholarship award, range from $1,500 to $5,000.

The College Success Foundation (CSF) was established in the spring of 2000 by Bob Craves and Ann Ramsay-Jenkins to provide college scholarships and mentoring to low-income, high-potential students. CSF was originally founded as the Washington Education Foundation but changed its name in 2006 to better align with its mission.


To be considered for the Leadership 1000 Scholarship students must:

  • This program is only available for students to complete their first bachelor’s degrees.
  • Plan to attend or currently be attending, an eligible four-year college or university in Washington State. (Students attending a community or technical college will be considered if they are transferring to an eligible four-year college/university for the fall of 2017, or if they are planning to complete a bachelor’s degree program offered at the community college.)
  • Be a Washington state resident, (meeting in-state tuition requirements or eligibility for Washington state financial aid programs, as defined in RCW 28B.15.012).
  • Plan to enroll as a college freshman, sophomore or junior in fall 2017.
  • Plan to file or have already filed an FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), if eligible. Students unable to file an FAFSA due to immigration status must complete the free Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA).
  • Have a family income for 2015 that does not exceed the amount listed by family size in this chart.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative high school GPA through fall quarter/semester, if applying as a high school senior.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative college GPA through fall quarter/semester, if applying as a college student.
  • Plan to enroll or actually be enrolled full-time as a college student, 12 credits per quarter or equivalent for the semester.
  • International students, students on foreign exchange or visas and out-of-state residents are not eligible.

How to Apply:

In order to apply, a candidate can login or create a new account for on-line application through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

You must mail your transcript and a letter of recommendation to College Success Foundation.

  • Transcript: High school students must submit an official transcript, so be sure to request one from your school in advance. College students may submit an unofficial transcript as long as it shows grades through fall 2016 and lists your cumulative GPA. (high school (official) or college (unofficial) transcript to the College Success Foundation)
  • Letter of Recommendation: provide the PDF to your recommender to complete and submit with your letter of recommendation. recommender must submit both the completed cover sheet and their letter of recommendation directly to the College Success Foundation.)

Submitting Details:

  • Candidate can mail your transcript to:

College Success Foundation Leadership 1000 Scholarship 1605 NW Sammamish Road, Suite 200 Issaquah, WA 98027

  • Enter the first name, last name, and e-mail of the recommender:

E-mail address:

Financial Aid and Award Money:

A Leadership 1000 Scholarship can be customized around a general set of requirements requested by the donor.Scholarships awarded will range from $1,500 to $5,000.

Application Deadline:

The deadline is Tuesday, February 28, 2017, for your application to be considered.

Link for more Information:

Contact Information:

If you have questions about deadlines and application, contact Scholarship Services at 1.877.655.4097 or

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