General Information About Scholarships
|A-Z of Financial Aid & Scholarships Workshops at WSU Vancouver|
All students and parents welcome to attend free sessions to learn how to look for scholarships and how to do your best on the applications. The workshops also cover how to file a FAFSA/WASFA to ask the government for financial aid to help pay for college expenses. You do NOT have to intend to attend WSU Vancouver to be welcome any of these sessions January 21 - May 13, 2017.
|How to improve your chances of winning scholarships|
Students who win the most scholarship money are organized and strategic in their effort. Here's what they do to enhance their odds of being awarded merit money.
|Avoid getting scammed!|
Seven "rules of thumb" to avoid getting scammed and several warning signs that a scholarship might not be legitimate.
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|25 Great Scholarships for Outdoor Enthusiasts|
Whether you are an avid outdoor sports adventurist, aspiring nature conservationist, or simply an outdoor recreation junky, there are numerous scholarships for outdoor enthusiasts just like you. If you are searching for more resources to afford gaining a college degree, the following are 25 of the most generous outdoor recreation scholarships to help you in achieving your professional goals. This list includes the VANCOUVER WILDLIFE LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. APPLICATION DEADLINES: Varied
|A & F Scholarship (essay contest)|
One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior whose essay is judged best. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words.
ESSAY TOPIC: Every generation faces new challenges and new problems. What do you think is the biggest difference between your generation and older generations? How do you think these differences will affect the future of our country and/or your career choice?
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 12, 2017
The AES Scholarship will award $500 to a senior student that plans to attend a post-secondary school. The student should demonstrate strong character. APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 7th, 2017.
|The Alert Scholarship|
You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Eligibility: 2.5 GPA or better, high school senior, plans to attend college. No deadline date.
|Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarships |
Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree
- 510 Awards to be given out
•Have completed high school or plan to complete high school by Spring 2017 with plans to enroll at a non-profit post-secondary institution by Fall 2017
•Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
•Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
•Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
•Be involved in community service activities
•Be younger than 30 years old
•Be a United States citizen
Rolling deadline - apply ASAP
|Hudson's Bay Foundation Scholarship|
Each year HBF will award at least two $500 scholarships to deserving graduates, one male and one female. Criteria for scholarship consideration are: Academics, Citizenship, School Involvement, Community Service, a Minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0, and Financial need. APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 15, 2017
|Be The Whale Scholarship|
"Be The Whale" project is a nationwide scholarship program focusing on awareness of endangered species. APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2017
|Big Sun Scholarship|
Amount of Award: $500. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2017
|Building Industry Association of Clark County|
Building Futures Foundation
The Building Futures Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational foundation, which raises money via donations and event contributions, in an effort to award annual scholarships to local students pursuing an education and future career in the building trades.
APPLICATION PROCESS BEGINS: April 2017
|"Careers That Work!" scholarships for career/technical college students|
Apply for a scholarship from this organization if you plan to attend a private technical college in Washington, Oregon or Idaho. See your career specialist for more information.
|Chinese American Citizens Alliance|
Several scholarships offered for students of Chinese descent. Included: Tiffany Wang Arts Scholarship, Fred G. Lee Memorial Scholarship, David Lee Quan Memorial Scholarship, C.A.C.A. Essay Contest, and the National Art Competition. APPLICATION DEADLINES: Varied
|**COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON SCHOLARSHIP** |
Over $400,000 in scholarships
available for local students!
|Everest College - Zenith American Dream Scholarship|
Students who receive a written reference from a leader in the local community are eligible to apply for the Zenith American Dream New Student Scholarship. Scholarship to be used at Everest College. NO DEADLINE
|Fisher & Talwar General Scholarship|
To apply, applicants must submit: A completed application. A 500 word essay on the following topic: Who or what is your inspiration for pursuing an education? A valid transcript reflecting current standing and minimum required GPA of 3.0.
Also, proof of acceptance and enrollment.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 15, 2017
|Grimm Enterprises Scholarship|
Eligibility: A graduating HUDSON'S BAY student with plans to enroll in college, community college, career or technical education program in Fall 2017. APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 12, 2017 in the Career Center
|Hokulani Washington Fund Scholarship|
Estelle Kelley established this scholarship fund to support the ability of others with less means to experience the life gift of education marked by openness, critical inquiry, and strong development of emotional values. She believes that ongoing education is a key factor in enriching and sustaining lives that honor individuals' uniqueness. APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2017
|Humanists of Greater Portland Scholarship|
The Humanists of Greater Portland is sponsoring it's 6th annual essay contest. The winner will be awarded a $3,000.00 scholarship. The contestants must be college-bound seniors, residents of the greater Portland area, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. An essay topic is provided on the website. APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2017
|"Imagine America" Scholarship & Awards Program for career/technical college students|
Nearly 800 career colleges participate in the Imagine America Scholarship and Award Programs. If you are a student enrolling in one of these schools, you could be eligible to receive a scholarship or award.
|INCIGHT SCHOLARSHIPS for seniors with a documented disability|
As many as 100 scholarships, ranging in value from $500-$2500 (renewable for as many as four years of college or university, will be awarded.
|Scott Johnson Open Government Essay Contest|
All high school students, grades nine through twelve, in all Washington public and private high schools, as well as home-schooled students at the equivalent stage of their education are encouraged to submit an entry.
The winner will receive a $1,000 prize and an honorary one-year nonvoting membership on the board of the Washington Coalition for Open Government.
|NAVY ROTC Scholarship - 4 Years|
Selected applicants must gain admittance to their university of choice and the university must have a ROTC unit. Selectees receive full tuition and other financial benefits worth up to $180,000.
|Our Three Moms Scholarship Foundation|
The Our Three Moms Scholarship fund has been established to provide a one-time, $5,000 college tuition scholarship to a Fort Vancouver or Hudson’s Bay High School graduating senior who is currently living in a single-parent household. The scholarship will be awarded to an individual who meets the eligibility requirements, is of good standing at school and in the community, demonstrates financial need and has endured personal and/or family challenges in their lives.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 28, 2017
|Passport for Foster Youth Scholarship|
The Passport to College Promise Scholarship program helps students from foster care prepare for and succeed in college. In the 2013-14 academic year, the program served about 400 students, with a maximum annual award of $4,500.
Through Passport, students receive a scholarship that assists with the cost of attending college (tuition, fees, books, housing, transportation, and some personal expenses) and specialized support services from college staff.
|Pointe Pest Control|
Scholarship for students planning to attend a Washington College. APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 27, 2017
|QuestBridge National College Match|
The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges.
College Match Scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.
This scholarship opens in the summer to students about to begin their senior year. Deadline is typically at the end of September each year.
|Scholarships for students who are cancer survivors (and siblings and children of cancer patients)|
Please see this site for several scholarship opportunities.
|SWCA Foundation Scholarship Program|
The SWCA Foundation invests in future community leaders by offering financial assistance to students through funds raised by the generous donations of members. This scholarship is available to students entering or attending community colleges, vocational-technical schools, or 4-year colleges/universities. These awards are available to association members' employees, their children, and others who are enrolling in full-time secondary education. APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 28, 2017
|University of Washington Nikkei Scholarship|
To be eligible students must be of Japanese ancestry and planning to attend University of Washington.
|VAPA Scholarship - Vancouver Association of Prinicpals and Associates|
The Vancouver Association of Principals and Associate Principals is pleased to announce that again this year they will be sponsoring a scholarship program for Vancouver Public Schools graduating seniors.
The Scholarship is open to all VPS seniors who plan to pursue a career in K-12 education. This competitive scholarship will take note of academic achievement, participation in school activities beyond the classroom, and service to the community. APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 28, 2017
|WA - Career Counseling Scholarship|
WA-CCER will award one $500 scholarship to qualified graduating seniors. The scholarship shall be used for tuition and other direct school expenses at an accredited two-year community or technical college or four-year college or university. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who have completed an outstanding High School and Beyond Plan and plans to attend a two-year community/technical college or a four-year college or university as a full-time student. APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2017
|Washington ACTE Memorial Teacher Education Scholarship|
The Washington Association for Career and Technical Education's Memorial Teacher Education Scholarship was established in memory of deceased career and technical educators who served students, as well as the public in general, by dedicating their lives to the betterment of occupations and service to people. The goal of this scholarship is to assist qualified students pursuing a degree in career and technical teacher education. APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2017
|Sprinting Towards Success Scholarship|
There is a powerful but simple lesson to be learned from running: If you do not step forward, you will forever remain in the same place. Those who continue to push forward are those who succeed in the race. Whether for sport or for fun, running offers a myriad of benefits. Running increases life expectancy, burns calories, and strengthens muscles, as well as the mind. Lehmbecker Law Firm is celebrating and encouraging those who run; the individuals who push to better themselves both physically and mentally. Lehmbecker Law Firm’s Sprinting Towards Success Scholarship is a $1,000 college scholarship that will be awarded to a graduating high school senior. APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 1, 2017
|Miss Washington Teen USA|
Nearly $100,000 in cash, scholarships and prizes was awarded to last year's MISS WASHINGTON TEEN USA and the rest of the participants shared in over $515,000! The 2018 Miss Washington Teen USA pageant will be held this fall, November 4th-5th, 2017. APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 20, 2017