Fort Vancouver High School Career Center

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY GRANT
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria: Must have earned a high school diploma or GED from a Washington State high school or institution by June 2017. Must be a Washington state resident. Must be pursuing an eligible high-demand major in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care. Must be working toward a first bachelor’s degree. Must be enrolling in an eligible Washington state college or university fall term 2018. Must be planning to enroll as a full time college student (12+ credits) fall term 2018. Must be a high school senior at the time of application or a college student who will have completed six or fewer quarters, or four or fewer semesters by fall of 2018 as a full-time student (12 or more credits per term). Must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) through fall quarter or semester 2017 of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale). Must file the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov or submit the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) at readysetgrad.org/wasfa by Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
PHYLLIS LAWSON SCHOLARSHIP
Applicant Criteria: CTE Directors may submit one application for each high school in their district. Student must be a senior graduating from a Washington State high school in 2018. Letters of reference should include: descriptions of activities, contributions, projects, goals, etc. which might not be described in the other categories within the application form. Winners will be asked to submit a video acceptance that can be posted on the W-ACTA website.
AARON ECCLESTON SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility requirements graduating senior from Vancouver Public Schools cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or above acceptance at an accredited two-year community college or four-year college or university interest and goals relating to instrumental music college enrollment in the fall immediately following high school graduation personal history of involvement at school and in the community displays strong character, work ethic and leadership abilities.
Kaiser Permanente Heath Career Scholarship
This is for graduating seniors who: Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (weighted), plan to pursue a career in an approved human health care field, and plan to enroll in fall 2018 at a US accredited college or university as a full time degree or certificate seeking first year student.
CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG YOUTH EXCHANGE (CBYX)
To be considered eligible for a CBYX scholarship, you must be: -A U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident -Between the ages of 15 years and 18 years and 6 months at the start of the program -A current high school student at the time of application, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
AED Superstore College Scholarship
To be eligible, you must be a legal resident of the U.S. You must be either a college-bound high school senior or a student currently enrolled in an accredited university. The deadline for all submissions is November 30, 2017
Beauty and Wellness Scholarship
• Must be a graduating high school senior or current college undergraduate at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States. • Must be a U.S. Citizen • Must be a female. • We welcome all disciplines and GPAs to apply! • Our scholarship is called The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship and it’s designed to provide financial assistance to female students who are leading healthy lifestyles. Students are asked to write a brief 500 word essay on their experiences maintaining health + wellness while enrolled in college.
GONZAGA UNIVERSITY - IGNATIAN LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP
This highly-competitive scholarship awards $24,000 ($6,000 annually over four continuous years) to 20 outstanding incoming first-year students. The award is offered over and above any other grant or scholarship that the University provides. CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY To qualify for the Ignatian Leaders Scholarship Competition, the applicant must: Have a completed Admission Application on file at the University as of February 1, 2018. Students may apply for the ILS before receiving their GU letter of acceptance. Have a cumulative unweighted high school GPA of at least 3.5 at the completion of the fall term of his or her senior (high school) year. Submit a completed Ignatian Leaders Scholarship application. The ILS application must be submitted electronically or post-marked no later than February 1, 2018. Demonstrate through their application materials a strong aptitude for and commitment to pursuing leadership opportunities, community service, and academic achievement in collegiate life. The committee will consider each applicant’s activity résumé, essay, and letters of recommendation to assess these traits.
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.
4 year ROTC Scholarship
Requirements: -US Citizen -HS Senior in top 20% of their class -No criminal record -Qualifying SAT Scores -Leadership qualities
FIDM - FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING
FIDM has various scholarships available. Please click on link to find out more.
BBB10K Scholarship 2018
BBB Foundation offers the Students of Integrity Scholarship to recognize high school juniors and seniors who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments. A scholarship of $10,000 will be awarded to the winning application submitted by students residing in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, or Western Wyoming. High school juniors and seniors from across the Northwest are encouraged to apply by creating a 90-second video that demonstrates how BBB helps people become smart consumers. We recommend getting as creative as possible, telling us the story of a person harmed by unethical business practices and how BBB can help educate consumers in advance to prevent scams or to help consumers report scams or bad businesses.
STYLEMANN YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
We at StyleMann completed our 3-year journey last week and thus we’re hosting a $1800 scholarship. StyleMann Young Professionals awards scholarship to the most vivid, versatile, and talented writers in our upcoming Contest.For the scholarship, you need to submit a 1000-1500 words article “How Fashion Industry Changed E-commerce And Its Impact On Us”. You can write about its positive, negative or neutral changes.All works should be submitted by 11:59 PM, 30 November 2017.Our team of editors will choose the three best pieces. We'll put their essays on our website and share through every social media channel we have (If author's permission is granted).
SIXT SCHOLARSHIP
Sixt rent a car is pleased to offer five high school seniors graduating in 2018 the opportunity to receive a $5,000 scholarship and become a Sixt scholar. The program is designed to assist high school students who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. Have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale Graduating high school senior in the USA, academic year 2017/2018 Plan to enroll in a full time 2 or 4 year university
HSC WARRANTY SCHOLARSHIP
Open to high school seniors or college students who are legal residents of the United States Scholarship payable to the winner who should be living in the United States Student must enroll in semester beginning no later than Winter 2018 Winner is not based on financial need Relatives of Home Service Club staff may not enter Home-schooled students may apply so long as your course of study is equivalent to a high school senior Applicants required to submit a video (see “Make A Video” tab for details) Applicants required to “like” The Home Service Club’s Facebook page to be considered
POINTE PEST CONTROL SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship must be submitted, in full, by April 29, 2018. 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, 2018

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

http://readysetgrad.org/

https://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/

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

http://www.actsix.org/

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?