Fort Vancouver High School Career Center

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

YOUNG WOMEN OF ACHIEVMENT SCHOLARSHIP
FOR WOMEN I THE 12TH GRADE IN A CLARK COUNTY HOGH SCHOOL. MUST DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING: 1. OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VOLUNTEER ANDSCHOOL LEADERSHP ROLES. 2. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT. 3. DEMONSTRATE LEADERSHIP QUALITIES. 4. SERVES AS A ROLE MODEL (BASED ON REFERENCE LETTERS). 5. DEMONSTRATES COMMITMENT TO YWCA MISSION. DEALINE: MARCH 29, 2019
OUR THREE MOMS SCHOLARSHIP
To be eligible for the Our Three Moms Scholarship, the student must:  -Be a graduating senior from Fort Vancouver or Hudson’s Bay High School  -Show intent and desire to continue education at an accredited two or four-year college or university, vocational school or technical training program  -Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or above  -Have played a varsity level sport or participated in after school programs for a minimum of one year  -Currently live in a single-parent household  -Demonstrate financial need DEADLINE: MARCH 29, 2019
BENTACOURT MACIAS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
MULITPLE $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS! DEADLINE: APRIL 14, 2019
GREAT MINDS IN STEM
ELIGIBILITY: -Open to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students, who; -Are pursuing or intend to pursue a science, technology, engineering, math o Or health-related field of study; -Have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 (On a 4.0 scale); -Are of Hispanic descent and/or significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the underserved community; and -Are enrolled or intend to enroll at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories.
TWIN STAR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
$2,000 FOR A SENIOR WHOIS IN GOOD STANDING WITH TWIN STAR CREDIT UNION (IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN ACCOUNT, YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUN TO MAKE YOU ELIGIBLE) DUE DATE: MARCH 31, 2019
WORK ETHIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
There are some hoops to jump through. The short version is, you'll have to: Enroll in an approved program. Sign The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge. Answer 3 questions. Write an essay. Send at least 2 references from bosses/teachers. Make a short video. Verify school costs. Provide high school/college transcript. Submit financial info.
HUMANIST SCHOLARSHIP
$3,000 FOR A SENIOR WITH A 3.0 GPA--DUE BY APRIL 18, 2019
2019 Pacific Northwest Gold Star Scholarship Fund
Scholarship recipients must: 1. Be the child of a deceased parent who served in the U.S. armed forces in support of the Global War on Terror (2001-Present) 2. Either of the following: -Be a current or prior resident of Clark, Cowlitz, or Skamania County, WA -The military service parent was a resident of Clark, Cowlitz, or Skamania County in Washington State OR had resided in one of those counties prior to entering military service. Deadline: APRIL 30, 2019
KMR SCHOLARSHIP
Applicant must be a high school senior graduating from an accredited high school in Clark County. Applicant must be currently enrolled or will be enrolled in Clark College or Washington State University Vancouver to begin during the fall term or semester. Applicant must attend college full-time (12 credits or more) for the entire academic year. Applicant must be considered a student in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a permanent resident ID card or current passport. Applicant must be in need of financial assistance. DEADLINE: April 8th, 2019
The Freestone Future Leaders Scholarship
The Freestone Future Leaders scholarship is open to all graduating high school seniors, or college students enrolled full-time in an accredited two or four-year university or college. Each year, five students will be awarded with a $5,000 tuition reimbursement, totaling $100,000 in financial support for 20 students over four years. Who Should Apply We encourage all high school seniors or current undergraduates who are involved in meaningful extracurricular activities, demonstrate a commitment to improving their communities, and who possess an entrepreneurial spirit to apply. Important Dates Please be mindful of the following key dates when encouraging students to apply: •April 1, 2019 – Application deadline •May 8, 2019 – Freestone Future Leaders announced How to Apply To apply for a Freestone Future Leaders scholarship, candidates’ submissions must include the following: •Completed scholarship form; •Answer to long format essay prompt; •Attached letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, counselor, professor or community influencer.
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
MULTIPLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SENIORS: Andrew J. Shields Memorial Scholarship Available to graduating high school seniors who have been enrolled in any accredited Fire Cadet program in southwest Washington. Angela Svendsen Memorial Scholarship Available to graduating high school seniors from Clark County who plan to pursue a degree in music education or music performance. Beverly Canale Memorial Scholarship Available to graduating high school seniors in Clark County, WA who attended Silver Star Elementary. College Scholarship for Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington Available to club members who are graduating high school seniors. Hokulani Washington Fund Scholarship Available to Washington state residents who are either a graduating high school senior or a current college student. Recipients must plan to attend a private, four-year college or university. “I Have A Dream” Scholarship in Honor of Mary Granger Available to “I Have A Dream” Southwest Washington participants and their children, or an individual that currently or has previously been in formal, informal or spontaneous foster care in Clark County, Washington. Jack and Carol Kelly Scholarship Available to students that graduated from a high school in Clark County, WA and will pursue a course of study leading to career in business. Preference given to students attending a technical or career college. THERE ARE MANY MORE--PLEASE CLICK ON ABOVE LINK TO TAKE YOU TO WEBSITE!
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.
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
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.
STUDENT-VIEW SCHOLARSHIP
SENIORS--MULITPLE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE. DEADLINE: APRIL 22, 2019

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?