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DTA/Pre-BA Coursework Pathway

Earn your BA in ECE with Child Care Aware of Washington Scholarships for early learning professionals.

The Direct-Transfer Agreement/Pre-Bachelor's Degree Coursework pathway allows qualified applicants to complete a Direct-Transfer Grad in red cap & gownAgreement (DTA) or any pre-bachelor's degree coursework necessary to enter a BA or BAS program in Washington State. Eligible applicants do not need to have an associate degree to choose this pathway, and can have some credits toward a DTA.

Scholarship Benefits

  • Tuition and Fees - up to $9,000
  • Books - up to $500
  • Release time - $11/hour, up to 3 hours/week



To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:


Scholar Expectations & Incentives

  • All scholars are strongly encouraged to apply for Financial Aid before applying for this scholarship
  • Scholars must complete a minimum of 15 academic credits during a scholarship contract
  • Scholars must remain with current employer for a minimum of six months after completion of a yearlong scholarship contract
  • Scholars must adhere to WA Scholarships policies, procedures and contract
  • CCA of WA Scholarships provides incentives to scholars upon successful completion of a scholarship contract


Additional Application Requirements

If offered a scholarship, you must submit the following documents within 15 days of our scholarship offer:

  • Child Care Aware of Washington Scholarships Preliminary Academic Plan
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended


Application Deadlines

Only complete applications can be considered. Once you submit your application it will be forwarded to the authorized facility representative you indicated on your application. Your application will be reviewed by CCA of WA Scholarships at the end of the month it is received, after it has been approved by the authorized facility representative on your application. Scholarship notifications are sent the first week of the month following the month the application was received by CCA of WA Scholarships. All scholarship applications must be complete and submitted by the dates listed below to be considered for the corresponding term.

August 15 November 15 February 15 April 15

Please note: submitting an application does not guarantee funding. Scholarships are awarded based upon funding availability.

How to Apply

Submit an application online. Do not fax, email or mail an application.

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