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Scholarships

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
12/01/17 Benton REA Scholarships

The Benton Rural Electric Association is offering up to 5 scholarships shared between its two scholarship programs for graduating high school seniors of the 2017-2018 year.

  • Academic Scholarships - $8,000 each
  • Trade/Technical Scholarships - $8,000 each
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
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
03/31/18 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

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 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.

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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GoodCall Scholarship Search

The GoodCall Scholarship Search Engine is one of the largest databases of scholarships on the web. Unlike the others, GoodCall Scholarship Engine requires no personal information and it's free to use. You can check it out at: http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/search.