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Senior Scholarships and Awards

Seniors, please remember to bring the list of Scholarships and Awards (monetary) to Mrs. DePeel in the counseling office NO LATER THAN May16th so they can be included in the Scholarship & Awards Night program AND the HHS Graduation program.


Transcript Reminder

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

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. See application link to download the 2019 Careers That Work! Brochure and/or the list of 2019 Participating Colleges (Perry Technical Institute, Paul Mitchell the School –Richland, other cosmetology, hair design, massage therapy, medical/dental programs, construction industry, CDL, game/visual programming, travel specialist, etc.)

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. 

Application Link


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  • Start researching NOW - Many of the largest scholarship programs have deadlines starting in 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 (learn more in Senior Year Head Start). 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 (5th 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 successfully come up with a way 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 (5th edition) for more about the role of community service and scholarships.
  • Begin working on a student activities résumé. Even if a student has already started a résumé; they should update it, and highlight any areas that need attention. For example, perhaps they need more community service or leadership (which can also include mentoring or tutoring). Extracurricular and community service activities will help students stand out among a crowd of other scholarship applicants. The résumé should showcase their qualities as a well-rounded and involved student who has engaged in several meaningful activities. See chapter 9 of Winning Scholarships for College (5th edition) for more information about writing a student résumé.