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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
12/15/17 AXA Achievement Scholarship

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US.

Application Link
12/31/17 Trios Foundation Scholarship

The Trios Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be making available several scholarships up to $3,000 to recipients pursuing an education in the healthcare field for the 2018-19 academic year.  The key considerations for this scholarship are: academic accomplishment, financial need, involvement in the community, and desire to work in the
healthcare field.

See pdf form below.
12/31/17 The ACT Student Champion Award

The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.

ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition.

Please encourage students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply:

  • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
  • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale

Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.

Application Link
01/09/18 (Early Consideration 11/01/17) Ron Brown Scholarship Program

10K/year 40K Total

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ron Brown Scholar Program provided you meet the following requirements:

  • · Must be Black/African American.
  • · Must excel academically.
  • · Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
  • · Must participate in community service activities.
  • · Demonstrate financial need.
  • · Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.

Be a current high school senior at the time of your application.  NOTE: Current college students are not eligible to apply.

Application Link

LGBTQ Scholarships

The GSBA Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to LGBTQ and allied students who exhibit leadership potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities, and are actively involved in school and community organizations. Our scholarships range up to $13,000 annually and are meant to provide significant support as you pursue your educational goals.

Application Link

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation

(There is a $5 application fee)

ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to college students – not just ESA members – with diverse backgrounds and interests.

All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships.
Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership,
service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

The ESA Foundation supports the fundamental values of the ESA collegiate
service organization by developing philanthropic activities of volunteers,
providing assistance to establish programs that serve human needs, and
producing new programs to improve quality of life.

Application 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
02/28/18 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 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 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
03/31/18 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 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


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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.
  • 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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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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