Fort Vancouver High School Career Center

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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
Christensen & Hymas Scholarship
Kenneth Christensen and Russell Hymas, the lawyers here are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for any individuals who qualify. The deadline for application submissions is August 1, 2017. Qualifying students can apply here: https://christensenhymas.com/about-us/community-involvement/general-scholarship/ To qualify for this scholarship: 1.You must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a University or College in the United States 2.You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher 3.Cumulative GPA of the current or most recent secondary education program you have attended 4.You are required to submit a transcript verifying your GPA
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/
KHAN LAW FIRM SCHOLARSHIP
Khalil Khan and the other attorneys at the firm are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship to a student of their choosing. To qualify for this scholarship: 1.You must currently be enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a college or university in the United States. 2.You must be able to provide an official school transcript or acceptance letter verifying your enrollment. 3.You must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. 4.Write an essay explaining your plans for your education. The deadline for application submissions is August 1st, 2017.

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

https://careers.microsoft.com/students/scholarships

http://waef.org/

http://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/home 

http://www.actsix.org/

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

http://www.college-scholarships.com/

http://scholarshipjunkies.org/

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

http://www.zinch.com/

www.shopsleuth.com/resources/scholarship-guide

www.scholarshipexperts.com

www.Scholarships4students.com

www.highfivescholarships.com

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

www.scholarships.com

www.wiredscholar.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

www.scholarshipsaz.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?