Scholarship Opportunities (Seniors)

Obtaining a scholarship can help ease the burden of a college education.  There are many different scholarships available with varying requirements, deadlines and financial assistance.  Some scholarships are available to students across the state or even nationwide, others are only available to local students.  Please see the information below for more details.
 
State and National Scholarships
State and National Scholarships can be very competitive as students in the entire state or country are competing for available funds.  However, there are thousands of them available with varying criteria (including lots of opportunities for all grade levels) and many of them offer large financial awards.  Students are encouraged to apply to the ones that best match their profile.  They can search for scholarships by utilizing free state and national search programs that help match them with scholarships that fit their profile.  Some suggested scholarship search programs are listed below.
 
State
washboard.org
 For Washington students, this FREE service connects students to Washington scholarship providers of all types.  Students can plan to attend college in Washington State or out.  The site is spam-free and will not sell your information.
 
National
scholarships.com
National Merit Scholarships
 

 Some search engines include:

·         https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/finding-scholarships#how-find

·         http://scholarships.fastweb.com/y-high-school-seniors – This is the most popular scholarship engine online.  It is owned by Monster.com, a for-profit company whose main line of business is an online job search service.

·         www.FindTuition.com;– a for-profit company, founded by researchers experienced in locating and verifying scholarships

·         www.petersons.com – A publisher of a wide range of education material for 70 years, Peterson’s is a for-profit company that publishes information both online and offline, plus provides admissions services to students.

·         www.ScholarshipMonkey.com – Provides student access to undergraduate scholarships.

·         https://www.chegg.com/scholarships – personally connect directly with 6,000 colleges, $2 billion in college scholarships, study abroad programs, and your peers.

 

   COLLECTIONS OF AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

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

·         Student Financial Aid Search Engine:  Find & Apply for Financial Aid to Pay for College

·         Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships for Migrant Students

·         Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation Scholarships

·         Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program

·         VFS Auxilary’s Young American Patriotic Art Contest

·         NOAA’s Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

·         Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund

·         Diabetes Scholars Foundation

·         Common Knowledge Scholarship Competition

 


Local Scholarships  
 
Local scholarships are not as competitive as national scholarships as students are only competing against other South Whidbey High School or Island County students.   Each year, we prepare a listing of scholarships which can be found at the link below.  Check this site frequently for updated information.

Some local scholarships will instruct you to use the General Scholarship Application.  The General Scholarship Application is to be used only for scholarships that do not have their own application.  Use Internet Explorer or Chrome browsers to access and fill out the General Scholarship Application form.  


Check back in February for a list of local scholarships.

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