Fort Vancouver High School Career Center

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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
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.
PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD
All students who have performed community service hours are encouraged to apply. Posssible award = $1000-$5000 and an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. Deadline: November 7, 2017
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
Students of Integrity Scholarship
Better Business Bureau Northwest, serving Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Western Wyoming will be opening our 2017 Students of Integrity Scholarship for submissions on October 4th. This scholarship gives your junior and senior students an opportunity to use their creative video skills to earn $10,000 for the post-high school education of their choice, including 4 year universities, community colleges, and technical schools. We encourage you to provide this information to your students and assist them in funding their continuing education opportunities. The Students of Integrity link below will direct you and your students to view further information on the scholarship. This page will be updated by October 3rd with the deadlines, requirements, and application link. I will also email you with these details and updates on October 4th. http://www.bbb.org/northwest/charities-donors/about-us/bbb-foundation/bbb-students-of-integrity-scholarship/
MOST VALUBLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017. The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 competition. •Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply. •Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. •College students are not eligible to apply. •Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. •Male and female students compete separately.
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.

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?