World Class Scholars

The World Class Scholar (WCS) program started in 1993 to form a partnership between students, parents, and Grays Harbor College. This partnership brings the promise of a college education to families throughout Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties.

How Does It Work?

Students are invited to sign a contract committing to several scholastic, leadership and community service goals to be met before their high school graduation. Grays Harbor College offers the commitment of entrance to GHC along with a $2,000 scholarship award from the GHC Foundation to each World Class Scholar for their first year at GHC.

Get Involved Now!

Students can sign up for the World Class Scholar program at their schools beginning in the seventh grade, but no later than ninth. 

The students commit to:

  • Graduate from high school with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Complete a portfolio of materials annually.
  • Demonstrate a variety of interpersonal skills, including working with groups, leadership roles and respecting others. 
  • Complete at least 50 hours of community service and provide annual documentation of participation.