Fort Vancouver High School Career Center

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
Students who demonstrate financial need and come from an underrepresented group or underserved community will be eligible to receive a Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship. Applicants must also meet the following criteria: Majoring or planning to major in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Math, Physics, Information Systems/Management Information Systems or Information Assurance High school senior with a 3.5 or above GPA Freshman/sophomore undergraduate students with a 3.0 or above GPA Attending or planning to attend an accredited U.S. four-year college or university U.S. citizen Be willing to consider a paid internship with Lockheed Martin following their freshman, sophomore or junior year of college, other circumstances notwithstanding (note: the internship is not required to receive a scholarship. Preference will be given to: Women People of Color People with Disabilities Individuals who identify as LGBTQ Those that are or will be first-generation college students Those attending or planning to attend a Lockheed Martin partner institution Those who have taken Project Lead the Way (PLTW) classes in high school Students that have demonstrated leadership capabilities (evidenced by volunteerism, mentoring younger students, STEM-focused extracurricular activities, work experience) Those with a compelling personal story and/or family circumstances (e.g. military family). OPENS:JANUARY 19, 2019 DEADLINE: MARCH 12, 2019
WASHIGNTON STATE SCHOOL RETIREES' ASSOCIATION
Seniors with 3.0 or higher that want to go into the field of education! Applications due by March 1, 2019.
HISPANIC CHAMBER SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: Hispanic ancestry Resident of Oregon or Clark County, Washington Currently attending high school in Oregon or Clark County, WA Graduated from a high school in Oregon or Clark County, Washington and currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. Minimum 3.0 GPA Be enrolled by Fall 2019 in an: Accredited 2-year community college 4-year college or university Accredited graduate degree program Evaluation: Academic achievements, honors or awards Community service, volunteer work Extracurricular activities, work experience Family contribution Letters of recommendation (e-mail to Scholarship@hmccoregon.com) Written essay  DACA & immigrant status encouraged to apply Process: Application available December 1, 2018 www.hmccoregon.com Deadline January 15. Selections made in March 30, 2019. Awards ceremony in May 10, 2019 Award Range: $2,000 up to $5,000
VANCOUVER EMBLEM CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
For high school seniors that ae citizens! There are several $1000 scholarships for academic and several $1000 scholarships for vocational students. Deadline: January 31, 2019
PHYLLIS LAWSON SCHOLARSHIP
MUST BE A CAREER AND TECHNICAL ED STUDENT. STUDENTS- APPLICATION MUST BE BROUGHT TO CAREER CENTER BY JANUARY 17, 2019.
YOUR GIFT TO THE WORLD SCHOLARSHIP
$2,500, NO MINIMUM GPA AND NO LONG ESSAY
BEZOS SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Juniors that demonstrate academic rigor, maturity, curiosity, and leadership. All-expense paid trip to the Aspen Ideas Festival June 22-28, 2019. Deadline is February 8, 2019.
Kelly Foundation of Washington
Eligibility: 1) Applicant must be accepted, or have an application pending, at an accredited institution of higher learning, public or private and including community colleges; 2) must be a senior-level student at a public or private high school (or home school); 3) must have a composite score of 20 on the ACT or a composite score of 1030 on the recently revised SAT if planning to attend a 4-year school (no test scores required for 2-year school); 4) must be a U.S. citizen or have a green card. Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by March 10.
KAISER HEATH CARE SCHOLARSHIP
SENIORS WITH A 2.5 OR BETTER GPA AND PLANNING TO PURSUE AN EDUCATION AND CAREER IN AN APPROVED HUMAN HEALTH CARE FIELD! DEADLINE: DEC 15, 2018
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON
The Foundation of Southwest Washington has a variety of scholarship available to students. Please click on the link and explore your opportunities through their website.
SENIOR CAREGIVER SCHOLARSHIP
We are offering a $2,000 scholarship to an eligible student who has been a caregiver for a senior friend or relative. One student, who will be attending college or university in the Spring of 2019, will receive $2,000 for tuition and/or books. Due date: JAN 15, 2019
Pointe Pest Control Scholarship
For this scholarship, do something good for someone else and include a note telling them to pass it on. Bonus points are awarded for including pictures. We want to hear what good deed you did to help your community. After you have finished your good deed, pass along this scholarship to as many friends as you can. For every submission we get that says you referred/told them about this scholarship, you get bonus points. (Feel free to post the scholarship on your Facebook page to spread the word.) Once your good deed is finished and you have told all of your friends about this scholarship, play the Pointe Pest Control game and take a screenshot of your highest score. Bonus points are added to your application for playing the game. The scholarship must be submitted, in full, by April 29, 2019. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applications for the scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or college freshman from the state of Washington. This scholarship is a one-time scholarship worth $750. It will be awarded May 30, 2019
GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Multiple scholarships up to $40,000 for seniors who demonstrate: leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Deadline Jan 4, 2019!
MARINE CORP SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
FOR CHILDREN OF MARINES! APPLICANTS MUST BE THE CHILD OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING Active duty or reserve U.S. Marine Veteran U.S. Marine who has received an honorable discharge, or who was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served, with a U.S. Marine unit Veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who served with a U.S. Marine unit and has received an honorable discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman attached to a Marine unit Additionally, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria: GPA of at least 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) Family adjusted gross income for the 2017 tax year that does not exceed $98,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in determining adjusted gross income Attending or planning to attend a college or career training school listed on the National Center for Education Statistic’s College Navigator website in the 2018-19 academic year.
AMERICAN INDIAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Am I Eligible? To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria: •Demonstrate financial need based on a completed FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid. •Be a Washington State resident. •Intend to enroll full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student at a public or private college or university in Washington State. •Not pursue a degree in theology. •Intend to use your education to benefit the American Indian community in-state.

Scholarships

   
 

So you hope to win a scholarship. . .

 

Scholarships are awarded for a variety of reasons. These include good grades, community/school service, leadership, special talent (essay writing, athletic, musical, artistic, etc.), the subject you plan to major in, the career you plan to prepare for, and/or financial need. Some scholarships are awarded on a combination of these factors, while others focus on just one or more of these factors.  Most scholarships are for grade-12 students. However, there are some money-awarding competitions that are open to students in grades 9, 10 and/or 11.

 

There are 4 main strategies to look for scholarships:

1) Use scholarship “search” websites. Some trustworthy sites are:

 

www.theWashBoard.org

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships

https://www.cirkledin.com/

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

https://www.collegegreenlight.com/

https://scholarships360.org/

http://readysetgrad.org/

https://www.scholarships.com/


https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/how-to-apply/

https://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/

http://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/supports-and-scholarships

http://www.actsix.org/

https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarships

http://www.seamar.org/static_pages/scholarships.php

http://scholarshipjunkies.org/

https://www.cfsww.org/how-we-grant/scholarships/ (for SW Washington students)

http://www.zinch.com/

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/grants-scholarships    

www.scholarships.com         

www.scholarshipamerica.org

www.cappex.com/scholarships                           

https://www.collegegreenlight.com/

http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/

https://scholarships.uncf.org/

 


Websites for DREAMers (undocumented students) 

 

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/merit-based/first-generation-scholarships

http://hsf.net/en/scholarships/

http://www.migrantstudents.org/scholarships.html

 

Websites for LGBTQA

 

 https://www.pridefoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/guidelines/

 

Websites for athletes

 

http://www.athleticscholarships.net/

http://www.ncsasports.org/college-athletic-scholarships

 

Websites for Gear Up & application help

 

http://scholarshipjunkies.org/

http://gearup.wa.gov/resources/scholarships

 

 

2) Check for scholarships in your high school's Career Center about once every three weeks. And check the "Scholarships" page of your high school's Career Center web site. Keep checking all the way through mid-May. Your chances of winning a local competition are far better than your chances of winning a national-scope scholarship competition.

 

3) Once you apply to any type of college, be sure to ask in that school’s office of scholarships/financial aid what scholarships that school offers to its students for which you are eligible to apply. On average, the main source of scholarships offered to a student is the college or university the student attends.

 

4) Investigate your family’s affiliations that could make you eligible to apply for scholarships. For example, if a student is an account holder at the iQ Credit Union he/she is eligible to apply for its scholarships in grade 12. Does the student’s church or synagogue have a scholarship program? Does the company the student and/or his parents use for home owner’s or vehicle insurance offer scholarships? Do the student’s parents belong to any clubs or organizations that offer scholarships to its members’ high school-age children? Is/Was a parent in the U.S. military and, if so, does that open up any scholarship possibilities for that person’s child?