Act Six Tacoma-Seattle

Calling Diverse Emerging Leaders Who Love Their City

Tacoma-Seattle's only full-tuition, full-need scholarship, Act Six brings together diverse, multicultural cadres of young people who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities.

This year, Act Six will award 18 of Tacoma-Seattle’s most promising urban leaders full-need, full-tuition scholarships worth up to $245,000 at three partner colleges.

Gonzaga and Whitworth are not selecting new scholars in 2023-24

Discover How the Program Works

Act Six is a proven model for college success and community leadership. Learn more about the four-step process we use to find and equip diverse, transformative community leaders.

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The Application Is Now Closed

The Application for Fall 2023 is now closed.

Connect Students to a Life-Changing Opportunity

Know a student or group of students who are hungry to lead and will make the most of Act Six? Schedule a presentation or nominate a student.

Recruit Students

Who We're Looking For

Every year Act Six recruits diverse, multicultural cadres of Tacoma-Seattle’s most promising emerging urban leaders. We look for young people who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home.

Act Six scholars must be:
  • committed to anti-racism and compelled to work for justice and equity,
  • passionate about learning,
  • eager to foster intercultural relationships,
  • willing to step out of their comfort zones,
  • committed to serving those around them, and
  • ready to make a difference on campus and at home.

The selection process also places high value on applicants’ teamwork, critical thinking, communication skills and academic potential.

About the Tacoma-Seattle Selection Committees

The Act Six Community Selection Committees represent diverse and talented teams of community leaders who work with young people from across our region and from a wide range of backgrounds as well as those working to increase college access in our state. The committees represent the kind of diverse cadre of talented leaders that they are working to select.

Sound like you or a student you know?

Act Six Tacoma-Seattle by the Numbers


scholars selected
in 65 cadres since 2002,
with 212 graduates


students of color,
78% low-income, and
72% first-generation


have graduated
or are still enrolled
at an Act Six partner college


of graduates return to their
home communities,
where 70% volunteer

I have felt stretched and encouraged to grow to the fullest extent. There were times when I was forced to think outside of the box and at times this was difficult. But now, I thank the program for this. - Act Six Scholar

Take the Next Step Toward a
Life-Changing Opportunity

Start Your Application Today Schedule a Presentation or Nominate a Student
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