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Due Date Name of Scholarship Description Link
01/17/19 Phyllis Lawson Scholarship

The Washington Association of Career and Technical Administrators (WACTA) awards up to five scholarships for graduating Washington State high school seniors.  Awards highlight students who have distinguished themselves in the field of Career and Technical Education during high school.  The scholarship committee will review entries and select up to five winners.  Each will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.  

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01/18/19 Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Submissions are evaluated on content (demonstrated understanding of political courage, originality, supporting evidence, source material) and presentation (quality of writing, organization, conventions.) Includes information about disqualifications. First-place winner receives $10,000. Second-place winner receives $3,000. Five finalists receive $1,000 each. Eight semifinalists receive $100 ea.

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WSU Tri-City Scholarships

WSU Tri-Cities awards more than $275,000 scholarships funded by local donors who provide critical support for students who have the ability and aptitude who need resources to help them reach their goals and aspirations. WSU Tri-Cities students should fill out the WSU General Application to be considered for any Tri-Cities scholarships.

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Gonzaga Leaders Scholarship

The Gonzaga Leaders Scholarship Program was established to recognize and honor students whose commitment to academic excellence, leadership potential, and community service has been made evident in their high school and pre-collegiate involvement. The scholarship will be worth $20,000 over four years and will be added to any merit scholarship(s) already awarded to the student.  Other Gonzaga scholarships can also be found on this link.

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Eastern Oregon University Scholarships

Several scholarships available at EOU including University Achievement Award, Scholar Award, University Scholarly-Need Award, Athlete Award, 4-County Housing Award, Transfer and Returning Student Success Award, Continuing Student Success Award, EOU Foundation Scholarships, ASTEO Scholars Award (biology, chemistry-biochemistry, computer science or mathematics), Math Educators Scholars Awards (MESA), Diversity Achievement Award, and various Department Scholarships.  Due dates vary depending on the scholarships.

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02/01/19 Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

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02/11/19 Washington State Fair Foundation Blue Ribbon Scholarship

The Washington State Fair Foundation’s Blue Ribbon Scholarship program applications are available 11/19/18 and will be presenting over $100,000 in scholarship opportunities to students residing in Washington state this year. Students only need to submit one application for all our scholarships offered online To learn more about the other scholarships we offer visit our website at: http://www.thefair.com/foundation/projects-and-programs/scholarships.  If  you have questions, please call 253-841-5105 or foundation@thefair.com.  

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02/14/19 We the Students Scholarship Essay Contest

The Bill of Rights Institute is conducting an essay contest for students in grades 8-12 and between the ages of 14-19 and meet their eligibility requirements.  Essay Prompt:  What are essential qualities of a citizen in our community in 21st century America?  (1) $5,000 National Grand Prize, (6) $1,250 Runners Up, and (8) $500 Honorable Mentions.

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02/15/19 WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Program

WACE will award up to 160 merit co-op scholarships for a total value of $4,200,000. These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and transfer students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of our Partner Institutions listed on the Scholarship Partners tab.  To qualify for this scholarship, students must:

•Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale

•Apply for admission for the 2019-2020 academic year at institution(s) you select on the scholarship application

•Meet other merit scholarship criteria as established by the institution(s) selected on the application

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02/28/19 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.

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02/28/19 Family Health & Welness Scholarship (Formerly Trios)

The Family Health and Wellness Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be making three scholarships available between $3,000 to $5,000 to recipients pursuing an education in the healthcare field for the 2019-20 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.

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02/28/19 Washington Masonic Charities Scholarship

Washington Masonic Charities is proud to offer three $3,000 scholarships for deserving high school seniors throughout the state of Washington who plan to attend a 4-year university, 2-year community college, or 2-year vocational technical school.  

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03/01/19 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.) You can learn more about the program’s eligibility requirements and application timeline at www.mcsf.org/apply

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03/01/19 Washington Apple Education Foundation

The Washington Apple Education Foundation will award $1 million in scholarships to students raised in tree fruit industry communities in the spring of 2019.  Recipients of these awards are pursuing two- and four-year college/university degrees and technical degrees at accredited vocational/technical colleges.  Awards are open to graduating seniors and current college students with direct ties to Washington's tree fruit industry. 

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03/10/19 Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship

The Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship is designed to reward students who demonstrate good citizenship while striving to attain their academic goals.  Applicants will be judged on their academic merit, extra-curricular achievements--both scholastically and in their community--and financial need. Each award is worth $2,500 and winners will be notified in April. Last year over 500 applications were judged and 48 scholarships were awarded.

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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. 

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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.

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04/29/19 Point Pest Control Scholarship

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.  

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