Scholarships now available for Senate Page Program

October 24th, 2017|

Earlier this year, the Legislature passed SB 5346, creating the Gina Grant Bull Memorial Legislative Page Scholarship program. The scholarship’s goal is to ensure lower income families have the opportunity to participate in the Senate Page Program by helping to offset the expenses of traveling to, and staying in, Olympia the week their child pages. Scholarships are available for the 2018 session.

Who are pages, and what do they do?

Senate pages assist in floor activity, make deliveries around the Capitol campus and go to the Senate Page School where they write bills and participate in mock committee. Pages must be residents of Washington who are at least 14 years of age and have not reached their 17th birthday. Application information can be found here.

Scholarship qualifications:
The scholarship is based on the 2017 federal guidelines for free and reduced lunches. For verification purposes, applicants must supply a copy of the letter of approval issued by the school district when submitting their application. Students in foster care are automatically eligible.

How much is the scholarship amount?
Students selected for a scholarship receive $150 to assist with housing, food, clothing or coverage of daily commuting costs. Additional scholarship funds are available to help defray travel costs; this can range up to $125 depending on where the student lives. Scholarship pages, like all pages, will earn the traditional $35/day stipend.

More details about the scholarship program can be found here. The page scholarship application form can be found here.