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Scholarships

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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
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

06/30/18 Knights of Columbus Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Catholic students.  Scholarships are awarded based on need and the response to an essay.  You must attend College this fall as a freshman or a first-time transfer student AND you must meet the following conditions:

You must be a practicing member of your Catholic church and You did not receive the KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #3307 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP in any prior year.

See Word file below:  Knights of Columbus Scholarship Application

06/30/18 The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship

A $1,000 award will be given to a student pursuing a health-related degree program who have been personally affected by addiction. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field).

Applicants must submit an essay no more than 500 words describing why they are passionate about health care, with a focus on substance abuse and mental health.

Application Link:

theWashboard.org

Looking for scholarships?  theWashBoard.org makes it simple.  We connect Washington students of all types with Washington scholarship providers….for FREE.            

Whether you’ll be attending in state or out, you save time by entering your profile once and letting us find the scholarship opportunities that fit.  theWashBoard.org is spam-free and will never sell your information.

http://www.washboard.org/login.aspx

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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Your students can search over 3 million scholarships worth $18 billion 

Scholarships are a great way to help offset the cost of college. With our free scholarship search tool, your students can get a list of scholarship options
based on their academics, hobbies, ethnicity and more. Or they can simply browse through our scholarship directory. No registration required.  

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College Peas

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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