Opportunity Grant

The Opportunity Grant can help low-income adults train for one of the six high-wage/high-demand job fields for which Bates offers training. The grant can help pay some of your tuition, books, and other college costs.

You may be eligible for Opportunity Grant funding if you:

  • Have been a Washington state resident for at least a year.
  • Have a family income that is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level:¬†2018-2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • Demonstrated financial need, based on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Enroll in one of the following high-demand career education programs offered at Bates Technical College:
    • Administrative Medical Assistant
    • Dental Assisting
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant¬†
    • Welding
    • Commercial Truck Driving: Entry Level (CDL)
    • Facilities Maintenance Engineer
    • Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanic
    • Practical Nursing
    • Biomedical Equipment Technician
    • Electronic Equipment Technician
    • Machinist and CNC Machinist


For more information about the Opportunity Grant program, please call 253.680.7244, or email opportunitygrant@batestech.edu.

Bates Technical College offers classes in multiple formats. Lectures are remote and labs are on campus with reduced size, using strict safety precautions. We aim to provide a complete educational experience while prioritizing the safety of all students and employees. Learn how we keep students and employees healthy and safe on our COVID-19 resource page.