Fort Vancouver High School Career Center

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

OUR 3 MOMS SCHOLARSHIP
FOR FORT AND BAY STUDENTS ONLY! Senior year student at Fort Vancouver or Hudson’s Bay High School eligible for graduation. Show intent and desire to continue education at an accredited two or four-year College or university. Maintain a cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or above. Has been involved with extracurricular activities within the school for at least two years (i.e. Sports, ASB, NHS, Key Club, etc.) Currently living in a single-parent household. Is able to demonstrate financial need.
BENTACOURT-MACIAS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
DREAMERS THIS ONE IS FOR YOU! If you are an undocumented student who is a senior and you are planning on going to college next year, you need to apply for this $1000 scholarship. Deadline- March 11, 2018. This is for Fort students only!!!!
WASHINGTON STATE SCHOOL RETIREES' ASSOCIATION
Are you a Senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA and want to go into education for your career field? This scholarship is for you! Deadline: March 2, 2018.
CAPTAIN CHRIS STOVER SCHOLARSHIP
The Evergreen Basketball Officials Association (EBOA) is proud to offer a $500 scholarship to one male and one female senior who currently participates in Varsity Basketball or ROTC. This award is in memory of US Air Force Captain Christopher Stover, a former Evergreen HS student, varsity cross country and track member, US Air Force Academy graduate and Pilot, and son of Rick Stover, an EBOA official. Chris was tragically killed during a helicopter training mission while preparing for another deployment. A committee composed of EBOA members and at least one Board member will make the selection of the scholarship winners. Applicants should show leadership on their team/unit, contributions to the community, and academic excellence. Applicants need to fill out the online form, submit a high school transcript and two letters of recommendation from a coach, ROTC leader, community leader and/or teacher. Letters of recommendation must also include phone number and/or e-mail address of sender. All applications must be submitted to EBOA on or before March 30, 2018.
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.
IQ CREDIT UNION SCHOALRSHIP
Multiple scholarships each worth $2000. Deadline: March 10, 2018
TWIN STAR COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP
15 SCHOLARSHIPS @ $2000 EACH. Seniors graduating this year and going to college. Click on link for application.
UW NIKKEI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
For students of Japanese ancestry planning on attending University of Washington. There a 5 awards ranging from $2500-$3000. Deadline is April 15, 2018.
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.
Microsoft disAbility Scholarship
To be considered for the Microsoft disAbility Scholarship, you must: 1.Be a current high school senior with living with a disAbility (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or other disAbility. 2. Plan to attend an undergraduate program in a 2 or 4-year University/College or Technical College in the fall of the academic year following high-school graduation. Schools must be in the USA or have a USA-Affiliate for financial transactions (contact Seattle Foundation to verify non-USA school’s eligibility). 3. Declare a major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing). 4.Demonstrate a passion for technology. 5.Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community. 6.Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 7.Require financial assistance to attend college. 8.Enrollment status must be full-time or half time. DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2018
OPTIMIST CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
For any student 18 and under. Each contestant shall prepare his or her own speech. The contestant may receive advice in the preparation of the speech and may make minor changes or improvement in the speech at any time. Expires Feb 28, 2018 and you need to send in your speech and a copy of your birth certificate.
WA-COUNSELING CAREER EMPLOYMENT READINESS ASSOCIATION
For seniors that plan to attend a 2 year or 4 year college next year. Deadline is March 12, 2018 and must be mailed in.
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.
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.
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.
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
MARINE CORP SCHOLARSHIPS
The website contains multiple scholarship opportunities for students pursuing undergraduate degrees or Career and Technical Education.
CANCER UNWRAPPED WRITING CONTEST
Have you survived cancer? Have you watched a love one or friend deal with cancer? They want to hear your story! $1000 scholarship Grades 9-12 Deadline is March 11, 2018
2018 STUDENT-VIEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
$11,000 in scholarships for seniors that plan to attend a 2 year, 4 year, or career school. Deadline: April 22, 2018
HUMANISTS SCHOLARSHIP
Essay contest--$3000 winner! Follow the link--must be mailed in by April 16, 2018.
HOME SENIORADVICE.COM SENIOR CAREGIVER SCHOLARSHIP FALL 2018
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 Fall of 2018, will receive $2,000 for tuition and/or books.
KYLE COMEREAU SCHOALRSHIP
SENIORS WHO ARE ARTISTS! $1,500 DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 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?