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National Scholarships

NOTE: SCHOLARSHIPS ARE FOR SENIORS ONLY, UNLESS SPECIFIED OTHERWISE.

National and regional scholarships are highly competitive for students.  While we can only advertise those scholarships sent to our office, thousands of additional scholarships are available online.  We encourage senior students to utilize national scholarship search engines to access the large number of available scholarships.  Some search engines include:

Collections of Available Scholarships

Please open each of these hyperlinks to access individual scholarships, sorted by interest category, by outsidescholarships.org. 

Scholarships 

List of Individual National/Regional/Vocational Scholarships Sorted by Due Date

College Bound Scholarships

Eligibility:      

  • Must have qualified as a College Bound Scholar in 7th or 8th grade
  • Graduate from a Washington State high school with a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher.
  • Have no felony convictions.
  • Apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) your senior year of high school.
  • Qualify for assistance through income eligibility as determined by the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA or WASFA, which is managed by your individual college.

What to Do As a Senior:

Check all areas of this website for senior year planning and tasks, by month:

http://www.readysetgrad.org/12th-grade/ready/overview

Application & Information:   http://www.readysetgrad.org/sites/default/files/2016-17.cbs.accessing.your.scholarship.pdf

NAVAL RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS (NROTC) SCHOLARSHIP

The purpose of the NROTC Program is to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the Navy's unrestricted line, the Navy Nurse Corps and the Marine Corps. As the largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps officers, the NROTC Scholarship Program plays an important role in preparing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps.

Selected applicants for the NROTC Scholarship Program are awarded scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process, and receive full tuition, books stipend, educational fees and other financial benefits at many of the country's leading colleges and universities. Upon graduation, midshipmen are commissioned as officers in the unrestricted line Naval Reserve or Marine Corps Reserve.

The NROTC Scholarship Program is available to qualified students who graduate from high school before August 1 of the year they intend to start college.

Students selected for the NROTC Scholarship Program make their own arrangements for college enrollment and room and board, and take the normal course load required by the college or university for degree completion. Additionally, scholarship midshipmen are required to follow specific academic guidelines.

Full information concerning the NROTC Scholarship Program is available from any of the colleges and universities with NROTC units or from Navy and Marine Corps recruiters. A list of colleges and universities is available on this website at the Colleges and Universities page.  Scholarship application information is presented here:  http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarships.html.

Amount:         Two @ $5,000

The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship to your list. We are offering a $1,000 award to students pursuing a health-related degree program who have been personally affected by addiction. We’d love if you could assist us in spreading the word!

Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship:

https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/scholarships/

2019 ACPE Scholarship

This year the Association of Computer Professionals in Education (ACPE) has allocated up to $10,000 for scholarships of up to $2,000 each for students in Oregon and Washington. These scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors who have been actively involved in the use of technology during their high school careers and are planning to pursue studies in a technology related field.

A completed online application should be submitted to ACPE no later than 5 pm, March 4, 2019.  Successful applicants will be notified via email by April 15, 2019. The amount of the award will be paid to the college/school of the awardees choice.

The online form for submissions is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuHGZJ3fKcrQplm-Ug6tYNKizBWT-4Unkr0brQL9ZYJLm-YQ/viewform

AMERICAN COLLEGE FOUNDATION: VISIONARY SCHOLARSHIP

 Deadline:        May 1

 Amount:         $1,000 - $5,000

 Number of Scholarships:      Multiple one-time awards

 Eligibility:       Be currently enrolled as a high school senior, U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.  All income levels are encouraged to apply.  Award is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student’s first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student’s choosing within the United States.

Application:  http://www.americancollegefoundation.org/college_planning/Register.aspx

BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON

Deadline: May 4th

Amount: up to $10,000

Eligibility: Students going into a construction industry-related field of study

Application: Click Here

NORTH CASCADES CONCERT BAND KEITH EIDE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

 Deadline:        May 18

 Amount:         $1,000 

 Number of Scholarships:      1

 Eligibility:     

  • will be a senior in high school or a university student who is studying or planning to study Music or Music Education as his/her major in a 4 year college or university;
  • has shown a particular interest in and aptitude for concert band literature;
  • is interested in enriching, entertaining and educating audiences regarding the literature of concert bands.

 Application:  CLICK HERE

DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:        May 22

Amount:         $1,000

Availability:    This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution. 

  • There is no age restriction
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

    Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.

Application:   To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on this topic:  Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual. 

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com

Theta Xi Fraternity

Scholarship Committee of Theta Xi Fraternity at the University of Washington. Each year we provide a scholarship available to all incoming male students at the UW. This year, we are offering three scholarships of $500 each to students with demonstrated academic achievement that are also involved in high school or their community. This scholarship is available to all male students who are incoming freshmen at UW, not just those that are interested in joining a fraternity. The application is  available at http://www.uwthetaxi.com/the-franklin-scholarship/ if students want to apply online. Applications are due June 5th, 2019.

GLOBAL LIFT EQUIPMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:        June 15

Amount:         $500

Eligibility:

  1. A current senior in high school or a freshman or sophomore in college/university
  2. Enrollment or expect to be enrolled by the Fall of 2017

 Application:   www.studentscholarships.org/letter.php

GENE JUAREZ ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP

 Deadline:        June 17

 Availability:

  • Available to 2017 high school seniors
  • $1,000 awarded to Cosmetology program applicants
  • $500 awarded to Manicuring program applicants
  • Funded by Gene Juarez Academy

 Requirements:

  1. Must graduate from high school in 2017.
  2. Complete and return the scholarship application by June 17, 2017.
  3. Complete a personal interview with a Gene Juarez Academy Admissions Representative.
  4. Meet all admission requirements and be accepted to Gene Juarez Academy.
  5. Begin classes at Gene Juarez Academy by September 2017.

 Application:  http://genejuarezacademy.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/GJA_HS_SCHOLARSHIP_APP.pdf

BigSun ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP 

 Deadline:        June 19

 Amount:         $500

 Number of Scholarships:      Varies each year

Eligibility:       All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute. 

Please remember to include your name and the name of the school that you are attending.

Application:   Please send a short essay (500-1,000 words), answering the following questions:

  • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
  • Has your participation influenced your career goals?
  • Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?

Submit all essays to:  athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com

E. Boucher Memorial Scholarship

We would like to thank you for all the work you do on behalf of your students, preparing them with the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in engineering. Connecting youth with their highest potential is one of the highest priorities for Seattle Foundation; access to higher education is a huge need in Washington State and across the country. We recognize the impact that engineers have, not only on the physical world around us, but as members of our communities. In light of that, in addition to a range of scholarships supporting currently enrolled university students, we have scholarships which specifically support those studying engineering in the Pacific Northwest. Application: C. E. Boucher Memorial Scholarship 2018-2019

Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship

Below is a direct link to information about the Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship.  This $5,000 renewable scholarship is available to students from the Pacific Rim states of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii; preference will be given to students of Japanese or other Asian ancestry, including multi-ethnic Asians.  Application: Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship 2018-2019

Walter H. Meyer - Garry L. White Memorial Scholarship

Below is a direct link to information about the Walter H. Meyer – Garry L. White Memorial Scholarship.  This $5,000 scholarship is available to non-traditional students working towards an undergraduate (must be over 24 years old) or graduate (must be over 30 years old) degree.  Application: Walter H. Meyer - Garry L. White Memorial Scholarship 2018-2019

Alpha Omicron Boulé Scholarship

I have also included a link to the Alpha Omicron Boulé Scholarship for African American male citizens in the Puget Sound region enrolling in institutions of higher learning.  A major aim of this program is to provide assistance and mentoring to students to enhance their opportunities for academic success.  (Opening in Spring)

Joan Hill Scholarship

The Joan Hill Scholarship is available to students in the greater Seattle area who demonstrate financial need.  Preference will be given to students who have been displaced from their home or have overcome hardship.  Application: Joan Hill Scholarship 2018-2019

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM!) Scholarship

The mission of Blacks as Microsoft (BAM) African American Heritage Scholarship is to encourage and enable black high school students to go to college, realize the impact technology has on the world and target a career in the technology industry. There is potential for a renewal of $5000 for up to four years for a total of $20,000.  Application: Blacks at Microsoft (BAM!) Scholarship 2018-2019

PSBJ’s Women of Influence – Lytle Enterprises Scholarship - $5,000

The Puget Sound Business Journal and Chuck and Karen Lytle joined forces to create the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Women of Influence-Lytle Enterprises Scholarship Fund.  To be a Woman of Influence, students must evidence not only leadership and achievement in business and in the community, but also be a mentor to other women.  This scholarship will enable a woman of potential to develop her leadership and business acumen in a local graduate school of business. In addition to providing $5,000 financial support toward the scholarship winner’s education, the members of our stellar and prestigious Women of Influence advisory board will make themselves available to mentor her, providing her with a truly powerful launching pad. Application: (Opening in Spring)

Nora Stone Smith Scholarship

The purpose of the Nora Stone Smith Scholarship is to honor and to give financial support to deserving ESL/ELL high school seniors in Washington.  This scholarship ranges from $1,000 - $2,000 renewable for 2 or 4 years. Application: (Coming in Spring)

Patricia Fisher Endowed Scholarship

Established to honor Patricia Fisher, a Puget Sound native, journalist, educator and role model, this scholarship was established by the Seattle Association of Black Journalists to support students of color who pursue college careers in journalism. This one-time scholarship ranges from $500-$2500, with recipients able to reapply. Application: Patricia Fisher Endowed Scholarship 2018-2019

Bernie Minsk Scholarship

This scholarship honors Garfield High School graduate, local businessman and community leader Bernie Minsk. Though preference is given to seniors attending Garfield High School, any senior currently working with Rainier Scholars may apply for this renewable scholarship of $2,000 to $10,000. Application: Bernie Minsk Scholarship 2018-2019

Doug Struthers Memorial Scholarship

Doug Struthers taught at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary in the Lake Washington School District for more than two decades. His hard work, commitment and perseverance made a difference in the school and the community. This scholarship fund was created in his memory to help young people learn skills to serve their communities. Four Lake Washington School District students every year are chosen to receive this $5,000 renewable scholarship. Application: Doug Struthers Memorial Scholarship 2018-2019

Alden Landis Memorial Scholarship

The Alden Landis Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Alden Landis, who died while serving in the Peace Corps in Mozambique, Africa. The scholarship is intended for current high school students (grades 10-12) who demonstrate financial need and who successfully apply for enrollment in a summer study abroad, service trip, or a gap year program run by a 501(c)(3) public charity. Students must demonstrate a commitment to community service and learning about other cultures. Application: Alden Landis Memorial Scholarship 2018-2019

Doyne M. Green Scholarship

Supporting female graduate students of medicine, law, social service, or public service, this scholarship assists current graduate students who study at public universities in the State of Washington with a renewable $4,000 scholarship. Application: Doyne M. Green Scholarship 2018-2019

Edward W. Stimpson Scholarship

Created in honor of Bellingham native Ambassador Edward W. Stimpson, this scholarship supports students from Washington State who intend on studying at the University of Washington or Western Washington University. This $5,000 scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. Application: Edward W. Stimpson Scholarship 2018-2019

Hoshino Family Scholarship

The Hoshino Family Scholarship supports a deserving senior currently enrolled at Seattle Urban Academy, Rainier Beach High School, Technology Access Foundation Academy or Cleveland High School. This $2,000 scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. (Coming in Spring)

Lambeth Family Scholarship

This scholarship, designed to honor and financially support students pursuing a degree in engineering, natural sciences, mathematics, computer science or business, supports high school seniors in Washington State who will study at a public university, community college or technical school. This scholarship varies from $1000 to $3000 dollars and is renewable for up to 4 years. Application: Lambeth Family Scholarship 2018-2019

Linkous Foundation Scholarship Richland and Hanford

These scholarships, created in memory of Gary L. Linkous (Columbia High School, Class of 1955) supports students enrolled in High Schools in Richland and Hanford. Application: Linkous Foundation Scholarship - Richland and Hanford 2018-2019

Linkous Foundation Scholarship Arlington

These scholarships, created in memory of Gary L. Linkous (Columbia High School, Class of 1955) supports students enrolled in Arlington High School. Application:Linkous Foundation Scholarship - Arlington 2018-2019

Yuri and Tatsuo Nakata Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to honor and to give financial support to students of Asian heritage currently enrolled at Roosevelt, Cleveland, or Franklin High School in Seattle, WA. This $2,500 scholarship can be used for public and private universities and colleges across the country. Application: Yuri and Tatsuo Nakata Scholarship 2018-2019

Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship

The disAbility Scholarship at Microsoft delivers on the mission of Microsoft’s cross disability employee resource group to empower and enable people with disabilities. This scholarship enables high school students with disabilities to go to college and target a career in the technology industry. In addition, we hope to contribute to increasing the pool of persons living with a disability enrolling in higher education and, in the long term, decrease the unemployment bias for this demographic.  Application:  Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship 2018-2019

Scholarship Tips for Students

from the WashBoard.org

  1. Start early & keep looking. Keep visiting for new matches.
  2. Follow the directions and deadlines
  3. Apply each and every year.
  4. Scholarships aren’t just for jocks or smarty-pants.
  5. DON’T PAY ANYONE to help you find free money!
  6. Most Important: APPLY!