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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
02/18/18 Gesa Credit Union

Ten $2,000 scholarships and one $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to entering college freshmen.

Five $2,000 scholarships and one $5,000 scholarship are now available for current college students. 

To be eligible, you must be a member in good standing of Gesa Credit Union.

Application Link
02/19/18 Washington State Fair Foundation Blue Ribbon Scholarship

TheWashington State Fair Foundation’s Blue Ribbon Scholarship program applications are now available. In 2017 the Foundation provided 41 scholarships totaling $100,000 to graduating seniors and adult learners across the state. Students only need to submit one application for all our scholarships offered online. The application system will automatically apply students for the scholarships they qualify for. If  you have questions, please call 253-841-5105 or foundation@thefair.com.

Application Link
02/21/18 CBC Foundation Scholarship

CBC Foundation’s scholarship program provides financial assistance to help meet the expenses of an education for qualified students.  Any currently enrolled or potential student is eligible to apply.  Most scholarships are for full-time students (12 or more credits) maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.5, but a few may be awarded to part-time students. 

Application Link
02/28/18 Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) is a unique partnership helping to build the next generation of scientists, engineers, health care professionals and other professionals in high-demand fields.  Renewable for up to five years, for a total of $22,500.  Must have GPA of 2.75 or higher.  Income less than or equal to 125% median Washington State income.

Application Link
02/26/18 Association of Washington Cities

Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Center for Quality Communities has announced the 2018 Quality Communities Scholarship program. They are providing cities the opportunity to participate in this program and nominate a student to compete for one of six, $1,200 scholarships to be awarded this spring.  Fill out the attached pdf form and return to Mrs. Atencio by 2/26/18.  One student will be nominated from the Richland School District for the City of Richland, and one student for the City of West Richland.

see pdf file: AWC Center for Quality Communities



02/28/18 Washington Masonic Charities

Scholarships range from $1,000 to $4,000 to high school seniors who are residents of Washington State and who plan to attend a 4-year university, 2-year community college, or 2-year vocational technical school.  To apply, click on the Application Link.  It will direct you to Washboard.org – search Washington Masonic Charities.  Sign up for an account, complete the application and upload your documents.

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02/28/18 Leadership 1000 Scholarship

The Leadership 1000 Scholarship provides scholarships to students who will be attending an eligible college or university in Washington state. 

  • Annual awards range from $1,500-$5,000 per year.
  • Most scholarships are renewable for up to four years.
  • Maintain 2.75 cumulative high school GPA.

Approximately 70 applicants will be selected this year.

Application Link
02/28/18 Washington State Governors' Scholarship

The Washington State Governors' Scholarship for Foster Youth helps young people of care to continue their education and earn a college degree.

  • Annual awards range from $2,000-$4,000 per year.
  • Renewable for up to five years.
  • Have HS cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.

Approximately 30 applicants will be selected this year.

Application Link
02/28/18 MoHundred Scholarship

The MoHundred Scholarship is intended to help young African American students continue their education and earn a college degree. 

  • Annual awards are up to $2,500 per year.
  • Renewable for up to four years.
  • Minimum of 2.50 high school GPA.

Approximately 10 applicants will be selected this year.

Application Link
03/01/18 Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Our scholarships are for children of Marines and eligible Navy Corpsmen pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school—whether that be a career training, trade school, community college, or four-year university.  We award scholarships to every eligible applicant. Applicants will need to provide documentation electronically for all eligibility criteria (military parent’s service documentation, tax document to show household income, transcript to show GPA, etc.) For more information about required documents, visit our FAQ page at www.mcsf.org/faq.

Application Link
03/01/18 Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo Scholarship

Applicants must have participated in the 2017 Benton Franklin Fair as a 4-H or FFA exhibitor and be a graduating high school senior in 2018. The scholarship must be used toward continuing education in an accredited university, college, community college or technical school.  

Application Link
03/01/18 PNACAC Student Scholarship

The Pacific Northwest Association of College Admissions Counseling (PNACAC) is pleased to announce that the student scholarship application is now live! Five students who attend school in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington will be selected for a one-time, non-renewable $1,000 scholarship. Students from diverse backgrounds and all family income backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 3.00 cumulative unweighted GPA or higher.
  • Currently enrolled student who is in their senior year of high school in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington and plans to attend a regionally accredited college or university in Fall 2018.
  • Currently enrolled student who attends a two-year college in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington and plans to attend a regionally accredited college or university in Fall 2018.
Application Link
03/01/18 Association of Computer Professionals in Education – NW Scholarship

This year the Association of Computer Professionals in Education (ACPE) has allocated up to $10,000 for scholarships of up to $2,000 each for students in Oregon and Washington. These scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors who have been actively involved in the use of technology during their high school careers and are planning to pursue studies in a technology related field.

Application Link
03/01/18  Blacks at Microsoft (BAM!) Scholarship

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. This year, BAM will award two US $5,000 scholarships to outstanding high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable, so winners who continue to meet the criteria can receive an annual $5,000 award for up to four years.

Application Link
03/01/18 Atsuhiko
Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship

This $5,000 renewable scholarship is available to students from the Pacific Rim states of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii; preference will be given to students of Japanese or other Asian ancestry, including multi-ethnic Asians. 

Application Link
03/01/18 Washington Apple Education Foundation

Known best for its scholarship program, WAEF donors make education dreams come true for kids raised in tree fruit industry communities.  Children of growers, farmworkers, warehouse employees and others connected to the state's applie, cherry and pear crops qualify for these valuable scholarships. 

Any HHS student that applies will be included in a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card. Only HHS students will be included in the drawing!

Application Link
03/02/18 Washington State School Retirees' Association

The Washington State School Retirees' Association (WSSRA) invites senior students of your school who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply. These awards are given to students who wish to have a career in the "field of education". Their degree could be in one of these majors: teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, or psychologist.  Scholarships range from $900 - $2500.

Application Link
03/10/18 Richland Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship 

Eight Kiwanis scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded for the 2018-2019 school year.  Richland Kiwanis Foundation applicants will be evaluated on financial need, scholarship performance (as indicated by grade point average and difficulty of courses taken), and leadership, community service, and a short essay.  Each applicant must submit the data indicated on the attached check list to be considered.

See pdf File Below
03/10/18 Ewing Kelly Scholarship

The Kelly Foundation of Washington is pleased to offer the Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship. High school seniors in the state of Washington are eligible. Applicants will be judged on citizenship, academic achievement and financial need. Each award is worth $2,500 and winners will be notified in April. Last year over 500 applications were judged and 52 scholarships were awarded.

Application Link
03/11/18 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest

The goal of the Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest is to provide teens a place to share their stories, whether it's through their own cancer diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. We want to hear about their own experience, and allow them to use their own voice.  Open to Washington State High School Students in grades 9-12.  $1,000 cash prize.

Application Link
03/15/18 Horse Heaven Round-Up Scholarship

The Horse Heaven Round-Up Rodeo is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in 2018, must be a current participant in
Washington State High School Rodeo Association, and must be a resident of Benton or Franklin counties or the Burbank School District.

Application Link
03/15/18  Sons and Daughters of Italy Scholarship

The Tre-Citta Lodge 2881 Scholarship Program has been established to provide financial assistance for the qualified students of Italian ancestry to help them realize their highest potential as citizens and leaders of their community, state and nation. The program seeks to encourage participation from students who will be pursuing full or part-time higher education in diverse fields. Such educational pursuit is encouraged to enable students to attain vocational or professional skills necessary in an increasingly complex and competitive society. It is hoped that this program will provide these students with the impetus for life-long learning and the motivation necessary to achieve any educational goals.

See Files Below: 

OSDIA Scholarship Description

OSDIA Scholarship Application

03/29/18 Richland Rotary Academic Scholarship

Completed applications need to be returned to Mrs. DePeel in the Counseling Office by March 29th.  The 5 Criterion are:  (1) Scholastic Performance (2) Citizenship/Leadership in the School Environment (3) Citizenship/Leadership in the Community (4) Personal Essay (5) Financial Need

See pdf File Below:

Marsden Scholarship

(The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist)

We are looking for students from eastern Washington and northern Idaho who continue to push themselves inside and outside the classroom. Current Marsden Scholars maintained high grades in high school, garnered recognition for their academic achievements and their drive to contribute to their communities, and have a vision for their future education and their role in the world. While financial need is a consideration in the award of this
scholarship, academic potential is a greater consideration. You may qualify for $30,000 over four years as a Marsden Scholar.

Application Link
03/30/18 Jasonte’ Allen Medsker (JAM) Women of Wisdom (WOW) Tri-Cities Scholarship

$1500 scholarship to be used for college education or technical training.
Eligibility:  A female graduating high school senior; Someone who has overcome a hardship in life (financial, physical, social barriers to complete high school).  For questions, contact: wowtricities@gmail.com.

See pdf file below:

Allen Medsker (JAM) Women of Wisdom (WOW) Tri-Cities Scholarship

03/31/18 Tri-Cities Girls Fastpitch Softball Association Scholarship

All Scholarship applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

a)    Must be a high school senior

b)    Must have been or currently be a member of the Association

Played in the TCGFSA for 2 years, and that one of those years should have been between our freshman and senior years.

Application Link
03/31/18 Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible. The application opens January 1, 2018.

Application Link
03/31/18 Washington Wine Industry Foundation

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation (WWIF) facilitates scholarships on behalf of Washington’s wine industry for qualifying students pursuing studies in viticulture, enology, or related disciplines.

Application Link
04/01/18 2018 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest

The prompt for the 2018 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest is “What does equal protection mean to students?”
Students should consider how the Equal Protection Clause applies in high schools, colleges and graduate schools, whether in admissions, classrooms or on athletic fields. Individual students can express their thoughts and ideas in an essay of between 500 and 1,000 words. Individuals and teams of up to three students can produce a 3-5 minute video on the theme. A student may submit both an essay and video. A student may submit only one essay and be involved in the production of only one video. 1st Place $2,000, 2nd Place $1,000, 3rd Place $500

Application Link
04/01/18 2018 Smart Choices Scholarship Program

The WIAA, Dairy Farmers of Washington, and Les Schwab Tires are pleased to announce the sixth annual Smart Choices College Scholarship which will recognize one female and one male high school student for their achievements in athletics/activities, the community, and the classroom with a $5,000 college scholarship to the college or university of their choice.

In addition to the two $5,000 scholarship winners, eight finalists will receive $1,000 scholarships.

Application Link
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


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The Scholarship Workshop

Scholarship Tips to Help Students Win College Money in 2017

  • 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.
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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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