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Due Date Name of Scholarship Description Link
03/27/19 Yakima Federal "Award for Academic Excellence"

The guiding principle for this $2,000 scholarship is scholastic ability and achievements. Hanford can only submit 2 applications, one boy and one girl.  All students who have a 3.8 GPA or higher are encouraged to submit a resume to Mrs. Bell by March 27.  The counselors will then select one boy and one girl to receive the scholarship application solely based on the resumes submitted.  The two selected applicants will have until April 24 to complete the application.

Submit Resumes to Mrs. Bell
03/27/19 Richland Rotary Academic Scholarship

Completed applications need to be returned to Mrs. DePeel in the Counseling Office by March 27th.  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 Mrs. DePeel for Application
03/29/19 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
03/29/19 Tri-Cities Girls Fastpitch Softball Association Scholarship

All Scholarship applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

Must be a high school senior

Must have been or currently be a member of the Association

Played in the TCGFSA for two full seasons on one of the Association’s teams, with one or more years in the Association between the summer prior to their Sophomore year and the fall of the Senior year of high school.

Application Link
03/29/19 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

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
03/31/19 Linkous Foundation Scholarship

These two $3,000 scholarships, created in memory of Gary L. Linkous (Columbia High School, Class of 1955) will provide financial support for college tuition/education expenses to a deserving senior currently enrolled at Richland or Hanford High Schools. 

Application Link
03/31/19 Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship

To be eligible for a Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:

Must demonstrate financial need; Be between 15-25 years of age; High School students much maintain a 3.0 GPA; College students must maintain a 2.75 GPA.

Application Link
04/01/19 Smart Choices Scholarship

The Dairy Farmers of Washington, and Les Schwab Tires in conjunction with the WIAA proudly present the Smart Choices College Scholarship Program.  This annual program recognizes one male and one female graduating senior from among the WIAA member high schools for excellence in athletics/activities, academics, leadership and community service throughout his and her high school career.

Smart Choices winners receive a $5,000 scholarship toward the institution of his and her choosing.  An additional four (4) male and four (4) female finalists receive $1,000 scholarships.

Application Link
04/01/19 2019 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest

The prompt for the 2019 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest is “What is an “Unreasonable Search and Seizure” in the Digital Age?”
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
04/12/19 TC Sports Officials  – Football Scholarship 

The student needs to be a senior who played football during his senior year at one of the schools that our association services.  It is not necessary that they be one of the star players on the team.  Rather, we look to financial need, leadership as evidenced by participation in sports or community service, sportsmanship and well rounded academic performance.

See Mrs. DePeel for Application
04/19/19 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 for Application
04/19/19 Merle Kirkley Merit Scholarship

The $3,000 Merle Kirkley Merit Scholarship Award is a competitive merit-based scholarship program designed to provide financial support for Washington State high school students planning to obtain a post-secondary education. Applicants must demonstrate that their intent is to major, or obtain a certificate in, a field relating to educational facility planning and design. Fields related to educational facility design include (but are not limited to): school planning, architecture, engineering, product services and construction management.

Application Link
04/19/19 The Margaret McDonald Memorial Scholarship Delta Sigma Theta Columbia Basin Alumnae Chapter

The Columbia Basin Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is accepting applications for our 2019 Margaret McDonald Memorial Educational Scholarship. The Sorority is sponsoring a scholarship in the amount of $1000.00 for a senior, of African American descent, who plans to attend college.

See File Below
04/19/19 The Tri-City Chapter of the Links, Inc.

The Tri-Cities Chapter of the Links, Inc. (a local not-for-profit women’s service organization) is accepting application for scholarships students in the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas.  The scholarships are targeted for local African American high school seniors or those of African descent pursuing higher education.

See pdf file below
04/29/19 Pointe Pest Control

Pointe Pest Control is offering a $750 scholarship given to a graduating senior or college freshman from Washington.  For this scholarship, do something good for someone else and include a note telling them to pass it on.  Bonus points are awarded for including pictures. 

Application Link
04/30/19 Pamela and Scott Woodward Conservation Scholarship

This $1,000 merit based scholarship will support college students (entering and current) with a demonstrated commitment to natural resources conservation through their coursework and/or community involvement. Applicants must be a resident of Benton or Franklin County and be accepted, or currently enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in Washington State.

Applications are available on the Three Rivers Community Foundation and Tapteal Greenway websites (3rcf.org under News & Resources – Press Releases and Scholarship Applications and tapteal.org under Woodward Scholarship) or below in pdf format.

See pdf file below
05/10/19 BIAW Education Program Scholarship

The Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) is proud to announce our 2019 education scholarship application is available to assist and encourage workforce training in the construction industry. BIAW has at least $20,000 available in funding for students in Washington State pursuing a degree in the construction industry-related fields. 

Application Link


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