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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
04/29/17 Pointe Pest Control Scholarship

Pointe Pest Control in Washington is offering a $750 scholarship again for 2017. 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
05/01/17 Gather 4 Him Christian College Scholarship

Apply for the Hanford High School Senior Scholarship!  $1500/yr; must be a
graduate from HHS; must meet G4HCC admission requirements; only applies to
students enrolled full time at G4HCC. Questions?  Text the Admissions Office at (509) 579-1996.

Application Link
05/01/17 Washington ACTE Memorial Teacher Education Scholarship

The recipient must be a Career and Technical Education student and a senior at a high school in the state of Washington, must be a member of a Career and Technical Student Organization, and must indicate intentions to enroll or be enrolled in a curriculum or program leading to a bachelor’s degree and certification as a career and technical instructor. The recipient must have and maintain an accumulative grade point average of 2.6 or better.

Application Link
05/01/17 Plaintiff Relief Lawsuit Funding Scholarship

We’re excited to offer one $1,000 scholarship to a student who demonstrates academic achievement, exhibits leadership ability, participates in community service activities, and demonstrates financial need. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and current high school seniors or college enrollees.

Application Link
05/03/17 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 document below:  REA Scholarship Form
05/08/17 Bill Knirck Annual Memorial Scholarship

The Bill Knirck Annual Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Hanford Falcon Sports Booster Club is to encourage and recognize high academic achievement, participation in sports, participation in school and community activities, and to assist with the costs of higher education.  HHS senior class students who are planning to attend a two-year or four-year college, and who have participated in at least one school sport are eligible to apply.

See Mrs. DePeel in the counselling office for Application.
05/08/17 Trey Scott Memorial Scholarship/ Richland Education Foundation

The Richland Education Foundation is posting the attached scholarship that is available to all Richland School District students.  The application deadline has been extended to May 8.  This $1,000 scholarship is for a hard-working student who has struggled with neurological or physical health difficulties in life. 

See Word file below:  Trey Scott Memorial Scholarship Award Application.
05/19/17 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
05/15/17 Pamela and Scott Woodward Conservation Scholarship

The Pamela and Scott Woodward Conservation Scholarship was created by Tapteal Greenway in 2016. Tapteal Greenway is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting conservation, education and recreation along the lower Yakima River. This $1,000 merit based scholarship was created to further its education mission while recognizing the significant contributions by the Woodwards to Tapteal Greenway and the Tri-Cities community.  This scholarship is available through theThree Rivers Community Foundation. The deadline has been extended to May 15th.

See Word file below:  Woodward Scholarship Application
05/15/17 John B. Fecht Key Club Scholarship

John Fecht was an active member of the Kiwanis Club and served for many years
as an advisor to the Hanford High School Key Club.  This $2,000 scholarship is to recognize one or two Hanford High School graduate(s) for their service to Key Club, school and community, and to support their continued education.

See Mrs. DePeel or Kuwamoto in the Counselling Office for Application.
05/31/17 The Hornbuckle Firm Scholarship

The Hornbuckle Law Firm is pleased to offer the Hornbuckle Law Scholarship.  This $500 scholarship is now available to graduating high school seniors in Idaho, Oregon and Washington who plan on attending a 4-year college/university or a 2-year community college.  Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Application Link
05/31/17 Racine Olson Injury Scholarship

Racine Olson is pleased to offer the Racine Olson Injury Scholarship.  This scholarship is available to high school seniors in Idaho, Oregon and Washington who plan on attending a 4-year college or 2-year community college and was either a victim of a personal injury accident or has a parent(s) and/or guardian(s) that was a victim of a personal injury accident.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at racineolsonscholarship@gmail.com.

- Funds will be sent to the college you plan on attending - Scholarship is a one-time award of $500A winner will be announced on July 8th, 2017

Application Link
06/01/17 Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship Program

OMBAR is proud to announce a $1,000 scholarship to promote business and its related fields as a career path for young people and to encourage aspiring business professionals to research and understand what a career in business requires.  Scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior who:  (1) Intends to pursue a business related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college; (2) Has a demonstrable record of academic success; and (3) Has a passion and drive for a business career.

Application Link
06/01/17 Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program

AnimationCareerReview.com is proud to announce a $1,000 scholarship to promote animation and its related fields as a career path for young people and to encourage aspiring animation professionals to research and understand what a career in animation requires.  Scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior who:  (1) Intends to pursue an animation related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college; (2) Has a demonstrable record of academic success; and (3) Has a passion and drive for an animation and/or design related career.

Application Link
06/14/17 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.

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.

See application link to download the 2017 Careers That Work! Brochure and/or the list of 2017 Participating Colleges (Perry Tech, cosmetology, hair design, massage therapy, medical/dental programs, construction industry, CDL, game/visual programming, travel specialist, etc.)

Applcation Link
06/30/17 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:

  1. You must be a practicing member of your Catholic church.
  2. 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
08/01/17 Khan Law Firm Scholarship

Khalil Khan and the other attorneys at the firm are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship to a student of their choosing. To qualify for this scholarship:

  1. You must currently be enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a college or university in the United States.
  2. You must be able to provide an official school transcript or acceptance letter verifying your enrollment.
  3. You must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
  4. Write an essay explaining your plans for your education. 
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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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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