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SCHOLARSHIPS OPPROTUNITIES

Horatio Alger Association
Open to seniors with a minimum of 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to go to college. Applicants must be involved in co-curricular and community service activities. The applicant must display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. They must be a U.S. citizen. Deadline to apply October 25, 2015

Washington State University Regents Scholarship
High-achieving and highly motivated seniors who are planning to attend Washington State University are encouraged to apply. You must notify the Career Center if you are interested in applying for this scholarship before October 20, 2015.

2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Students in grades 5-12 with a strong commitment to volunteerism. Applications must be received in the Career Center by November 3, 2015.

 

Miss Clark County and Miss Clark County Outstanding Teen Competitions
The focus of the Miss Clark County Scholarship Organization is to pave a way for young women to showcase their abilities to be community leaders, role models, and providing an outlet for personal growth. Students may enter the Miss Clark County Outstanding Teen competition if they are between the ages of 13 and 17. They may not be 18 years old before July 31, 2016. Female students who are at least 17 but not older than 24 before December 31, 2016 may enter the Miss Clark County competition. Deadline to complete application is November 8, 2015

 

United States Senate Youth Program
Open to high school juniors and seniors. The United States Senate Youth Program with funding and support of the Hearst Foundations provides this opportunity for students to attend a week long government and leadership program in Washington D.C. from March 7-14, 2015, includes an undergraduate college scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Two students from each state are selected. Student must currently be serving in an elected or appointed capacity in a student government, civic or educational program as outlined on the application. Deadline for submission to be determined.

 

Kaiser Permanente Health Career Scholarship
Open to seniors who are pursuing a career in the health care field. Scholarships will be awarded in the amounts of $2,000-$10,000. Extra consideration will be given to students who engage in organized health and wellness activities and/or who volunteer in public health settings. See the website for complete information. The deadline to apply is January 13, 2016.

 

Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts Essay
Applicants write an essay of no more than 500 words explaining how a liberal arts education can illuminate an issue that's important to the people of Washington State. Applicant must be a current senior. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2016.

 

Beyond Dreaming - Scholarships for Undocumented Students
A guide and list of scholarships for undocumented students in the state of Washington.

 

Ped-Onc Resource Center
Scholarship resources and information for parents of children with cancer . . . by parents of children with cancer.

 

ROTC Scholarship
Check out this website to learn about the ROTC Scholarships from each military branch.

Career-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/

http://readysetgrad.org/

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?