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Due Date Name of Scholarship Description Link
11/15/18 Elks Most Valuable Student

Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
Application Link
11/21/18 Leap Rise Above Scholarship

LEAP (Latino/a Educational Achievement Project) is happy to announce that our 2018 LEAP Rise Above Scholarship is now live! The Rise Above Scholarship provides financial support for Latinx students who demonstrate advocacy, accountability, perseverance, and have shown a commitment to improving their community. Students can potentially receive up to $5,000 towards their education. It is open to any student regardless of citizenship status.

Application Link
11/30/18 Seattle University Sullivan Leadership Award

The Sullivan Leadership Award exemplifies Seattle University's holistic definition of academic excellence, one that transcends classroom performance and seeks students with diverse leadership styles and personal backgrounds. 

This scholarship covers tuition, room and board for each of four years of undergraduate study at Seattle University and is awarded to nine incoming first-year students each year.

Application Link
12/14/18 AXA Achievement Scholarship

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college.  Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 completed and submitted electronically by the deadline date.  Apply early!

Application Link
01/02/19 Babson College Junior Achievement Scholarship

Junior Achievement (JA) is excited to announce that Babson College, the top-ranked entrepreneurship college in the United States, is again offering a scholarship valued at $20,000 per year for four years to applicants who have been in JA. This tremendous opportunity is available for high school seniors who have participated in any JA program and who have demonstrated the potential to become an entrepreneurial leader. 

Application Link
01/06/19 Drive Smart Contest

The Drive Smart Contest, sponsored by CTIA Wireless Foundation, is on the road again! Students can create and enter an original digital short about the dangers of distracted driving. Entrants will compete for a grand-prize $10,000 scholarship and other prizes. Students can also download our form to help them receive community service hours for their work.

Application Link
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.

Application Link

02/01/19

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.

Application Link

02/01/19

03/01/19

Varies

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.

Application Link
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.  

Application Link
02/14/18 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.

Application Link
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

Application Link

 

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. 

Application Link
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.

See pdf file below.
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.  

Application Link

Scholarships for Minority Students

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Looking for scholarships?  theWashBoard.org makes it simple.  We connect Washington students of all types with Washington scholarship providers….for FREE.            

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Scholarship Tips to Help Students Win College Money

  • 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.

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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.