Hanford High School Career Center       http://careercenter.hanfordfalcons.org


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Point RightIf you will need a transcript to mail with a scholarship or have a transcript mailed from Hanford High School, you MUST give Mrs. DePeel a few days of notice.  Fill out the orange form “transcript request” as you do for college applications.  It will be mailed or ready for your pick up within three business days.

Due Date Name of Scholarship Description Link
04/20/18 WOIS Scholarship

The WOIS Scholarship is awarded to one or more WOIS users each year. Nominations must be submitted by those administering a current WOIS site (Mrs. Richardson in the Career Center). Each site may nominate up to two students or clients.  Students describe what specific WOIS tools they used and what they learned in their WOIS career and educational exploration.

See WOIS Scholarship Form pdf file below
04/29/18 Pointe Pest Control Scholarship

Pointe Pest Control in Washington is offering a $750 scholarship again for 2018. Just as last year, it will be given to a graduating senior or college freshman from Washington. There are more details about the scholarship and its qualifications in the link.

Application Link
04/30/18 Pamela and Scott Woodward Conservation Scholarship

The Pamela and Scott Woodward Conservation Scholarship was created by Tapteal Greenway, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting conservation, education and recreation along the lower Yakima River. This $1,000 merit based scholarship is for high school seniors or college students pursuing post-secondary education in the area of conservation.  As of their high school graduation, applicants must reside Benton or Franklin County.  Scholarship recipients may re-apply.

Application Link
04/30/18 Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship

The disAbility Scholarship at Microsoft delivers on the mission of Microsoft’s cross disability employee resource group to empower and enable people with disabilities. This scholarship enables high school students with disabilities to go to college and target a career in the technology industry. This scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and have a financial need. The amount of this renewable scholarship to be awarded is $5,000 per year, up to $20,000.

Application Link


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Richland Education Association

REA is giving out ten (10) $500 scholarships - to be used for tuition and fees and paid directly to winners’ school of choice.

Application Criteria

Applicants must be a dependent of an REA member (active, retired, or deceased)

Applicants must be a high school senior or a college student (current or prospective)

Applicants must plan to attend an accredited post-secondary college, university, technical/vocational institute or trade school

See Word File below:  REA Scholarship Form
05/04/18 BIAW Education Program Scholarship

The Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) is proud to announce our 2018-19 education scholarship application is available to assist and encourage workforce training in the construction industry. BIAW has at least $10,000 available in funding for students in Washington State pursuing a degree in the construction industry. For the second year in a row, we've had this additional $10,000 for scholarships designated for technical and trades students.

Application Link
05/20/18 Team Up for Type 1 Diabetes Scholarship

The Board of Directors of Team Up for T1D, a 501(c) 3 organization, is pleased to announce that we will be awarding a minimum of two scholarships of $1,500 or more, to deserving students in the greater Tri-Cities area.  Must: have a physician validated diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes; Be a graduating Senior from a public or private high school, home schooled student, or currently enrolled in college, technical school or trade school; Applicant must demonstrate good academic standing; and Must be a resident of the State of Washington, with preference given to students living in the greater Tri-Cities area.

Application Link
06/08/18 Careers That Work! Scholarship

Each year, every high school in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington (public and private) are given five $1000 tuition scholarships to award to graduating students headed to one of the participating career colleges. See application link to download the 2018 Careers That Work! Brochure and/or the list of 2018 Participating Colleges (Perry Technical Institute, Paul Mitchell the School –Richland, Gene Juarez Academy, other cosmetology, hair design, massage therapy, medical/dental programs, construction industry, CDL, game/visual programming, travel specialist, etc.)

Seniors awarded the Careers That Work! by their high school are not restricted to colleges within their home state.  That means seniors graduating in ID, OR or WA may be awarded the scholarship for attendance at any participating private career college in any of those three states.

Scholarship recipients are identified and awarded by the high school.  The high school must complete the award process via the online application found on the webpage. 

Participating Colleges

Mrs. Richardson in the Career Center to be nominated.

(One has already been claimed)

06/23/18 Oregon State University Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship

The Oregon Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon is offering six one-time scholarships
totaling $4,000 to incoming freshmen men at Oregon State University for the 2018-19 academic year.

SigEp is an undergraduate fraternity that will award over $250,000 at 160 campuses across the country during the 2018-19 academic year. Our mission is Building Balanced Men. The Balanced Man Scholarship rewards men who exemplify the qualities of a Sound Mind and a Sound Body, as we believe they are two ideals essential to leading a balanced life.

To qualify for the Balanced Man Scholarship, incoming students must apply
online by June 23, 2018
 and enroll full time at Oregon State for the fall 2018 term.

Application Link


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The Scholarship Workshop

Scholarship Tips to Help Students Win College Money in 2018

  • Start researching NOW - Many of the largest scholarship programs have deadlines coming up this month or in February (if they did not already occur in the early fall). For the best chance at meeting deadlines and actually winning scholarships, students shouldn't wait until they actually get accepted to the school of their dreams to apply. In fact, they don't even have to wait until senior year. They can win money for college as early as age 6 (see Senior Year Head Start). Even if a student is getting ready to start their freshman year or another year in college this upcoming academic term, they should start researching before tuition bills are actually due. Once a student gets a list of scholarship programs, web sites, and deadlines, they should create a monthly planner to stay on track and apply for every scholarship available to them. See chapter 2, 3, 4 and 6 of Winning Scholarships for College (4th edition) for help with finding scholarships and getting organized. You can also see The Scholarship Monthly Planner.
  • Review the activities you've been involved in since 9th grade. If you aren't on pace to exceed any required community service hours OR if your school does not have a requirement, immediately begin to participate in at least two community service activities. Community service hours can help  students become more competitive for scholarship programs AND for acceptance into colleges and universities. Not only can some scholarships be won on the basis of community service alone; nearly all scholarship programs want to see students who get involved in activities that benefit others. They also love students who can recognize a school or community issue and discuss (written in an essay or verbally in an interview) ways to solve it. Community service can really make the difference between winning and losing a scholarship competition. See chapter 14 of Winning Scholarships for College (4th edition) for more about the role of community service and scholarships.
  • Register for Google Alerts to get e-mail updates about recently written articles concerning scholarships, college, and financial aid. New scholarship programs can be introduced at any time. Using Google Alerts and choosing to "Like" The Scholarship Workshop on www.facebook.com/scholarshipworkshop or follow us on Twitter @ScholarshipWork can help keep students informed about current and newly created scholarship programs for which they might be able to apply. See chapter 3 of  Winning Scholarships for College (4th edition) for more about using the Internet and social media in a scholarship search.

Weird Scholarships

Scholarships are abundant for exceptional athletes, exceptional students and those with proven leadership skills. What about average students? Minority students? Students with talents not as much in-demand?

If you fall into some of the latter categories, you may have been out of luck at one time. But today there are many scholarships for average students, minorities and those with other talents. In fact, there are some just plain weird scholarships that can help you pay for college, just like those scholarships awarded to athletes and over-achievers.  Check out WeirdScholarships.net.

Scholarships for Minorities

Despite our country’s ongoing economic volatility and increased college costs, the financial aid picture for minorities has never looked brighter. Currently, billions of dollars are set aside each year specifically for Asian Americans, African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students. This funding is open to minorities at any level (high school through postdoctoral) for a variety of activities including study, research, travel, training, career development and creative projects.

While numerous listings provide general financial aid opportunities, there seems to be a lack of online scholarship listings specifically for minority groups.  We at AffordableColleges.com wanted to change this by providing an extensive listing of scholarships exclusively for minority students.  Check out here: http://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/scholarships-for-minorities/#african-american-students.

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High school doesn’t have to be a pressure cooker of college planning activities. You can enjoy your high school days and still get into a great college. We provide complete college counseling services that go above and beyond what you might expect.  Click here to find out more about the College Peas Standout Student Scholarship.

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