• Step Two: 

    wa Washington State Scholarships

    Important to Understand: 
    You MUST fill out your FAFSA 
    to receive nearly ALL Washington state grants - they are awarded through your school's financial aid package! If you have not filed your FAFSA yet, go back to Step One!
    Who can apply? Look for your class icon!

    S - Seniors  J - Juniors  So - Sophomores  F - Freshmen 

     Headed out of state? Scroll to bottom of page for tips!
     State Grant Programs 
    Overview of

    Click on the titles of the programs to learn more 

    College Bound Scholarship  7th 8th

    Fill out your FAFSA after October 1, 2018 - Check with Mrs. Dallabetta to see if you are a College Bound student 

    An "early promise" scholarship; you must have signed up for this in 7th or 8th grade. 

    • Will combine with other state financial aid you receive to cover the average tuition (at comparable public college rates) some fees, and a small book allowance.  
    • Must be income-eligible: family of 4 must make $57,000 or less
    • Minimum 2.0 GPA by high school graduation 

    Washington State Need Grant

    • Fill out FAFSA after October 1, 2018 (no separate application necessary)
    • Have a family income of equal to or less than 70 percent of the state median
    • Enroll at an eligible institution in Washington 

    WA State Opportunity Scholarship   S   Deadline:  February 28, 2019 (Closed for the year)
    • Income requirement: a family of 4 must make $114,500 or less
    • 2.75 minimum GPA
    • This scholarship is for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Health Care related fields and some Education majors 
    • A 4-5 year award, your freshman and sophomore years you receive $2500 per year, juniors receive $5000 per year, and seniors receive $7500 per year. If a fifth year of schooling is taken, the award is $5000 

     Washington State Governors' Scholarship  S  Deadline:  February 28, 2019

    (Closed for the year)

    • Foster youth only - can be foster care or legal guardianship, but not adopted by relatives
    • Recipients can receive between $2,000 and $4,000 per academic year

    American Indian Endowed Scholarship   S   Deadline:  February 1, 2019

    (Closed for the year)

    • Must have close social and cultural ties to an in-state American Indian tribe or community
    • Have a financial need
    • Enroll in a public or private college

    • Have been in Washington state, federal, or tribal foster care after age 15
    • May receive up to $4500 per year
    • May receive specialized support from college staff, College Success Foundation, and priority consideration for the State Need Grant

    WA State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Opportunity Grant        S 

    • SFCC, SCC and Washington state community colleges students only
    • Only certain programs/majors are eligible  
    • Based on financial need, FAFSA information used to determine eligibility


    Private WA State Scholarships
      Open Now!

    WIAA Smart Choices Scholarship        S   Deadline:  April 1, 2019

    • For excellence in athletics/activities, academics, leadership and community service throughout your high school career

    Merle Kirkley Scholarship      S  Deadline:  April 19, 2019

    • For students interested in the design of school facilities
    • Essay asks what you would change about the physical facilities of your high school
    • You plan to major in school planning, architecture, engineering, product services and construction management or a related field 

    WA State Law Enforcement Association Scholarship  Deadline:  May 1, 2019
    • Available for members and children of WSLEA and WSRLEA members for college classes and vocational training


    Numerica Student Ambassador Scholarship  S  Deadline:  June 2 (midnight)

    • Numerica member in good standing
    • High school senior entering college/university as a full-time freshman student in the fall of 2019
    • Completed a minimum of 20 hours community service hours during high school
    • Provide a reference letter from a non-profit 501(c)3 (letters from school coaches, counselors or teachers will not be accepted)
    • Cover letter addressing educational goals, future career plans, financial need, and other information the committee might find valuable in evaluating the application
    • Provide a copy of acceptance letter from a regionally or nationally accredited institute of higher education


    Numerica Credit Union is excited to offer two $2,500 Financial Education Scholarships for local high school juniors or seniors to help them reach their educational goals.

    • Completed a financial education program offered by Numerica’s financial education team
    • Provide a copy of acceptance letter from a regionally or nationally accredited institute of higher education
    • High school junior or senior during the 2018/2019 school year
    • Written testimonial about how financial education in high school will help them reach their goals
    • Cover letter addressing educational goals, future career plans, financial need, how you currently balance your work and social life, and why going to school is important to you.
    • Does not need to be a Numerica Credit Union member



     Alert Magazine    S        Rolling Deadline                                                 

    • Essay contest on the topic of  a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA

    Alert Magazine Scholarship Eligibility   

    Costco Scholarship      S                                                       

    • No separate application necessary (awarded at two colleges in Washington)
    • For highly qualified underrepresented minority students 
    • Available at Seattle University or the University of Washington only

    Costco Scholarship Information

    Coming Soon...

     Greater Northwest Chapter Multiple Sclerosis Society   S 

    Local chapter scholarship is not open yet  Check back 2019 Deadline

    •  If you live with MS or have a parent with MS

    Greater NW Multiple Sclerosis Scholarship Information 

    Open Now The Elaine Chapin Scholarship  (National Scholarship)   Deadline:  April 30, 2019

    Sewer Water Utility Scholarship  Not Open YetCheck back for the 2019 deadline  

    • You are interested in pursuing a career in the water and wastewater industry

    WA State Assoc. of Justice Past Presidents' Scholarship     S Check back for 2019 Deadline

      •  Show a history of achievement despite having been a victim of injury or overcoming a disability or obstacle  
      • You have a commitment to helping people in need or protecting the right of injured persons and show a plan or commitment showing how your education will help people


    WA State Association for Justice Essay and Video Scholarship   S Check back for 2019 Deadline

    • Two scholarships- one to an essayist and one to a videographer
    • Topic given in application 


    Washington State Auto Dealers Association      S  Check back for 2019 Deadline

    • Write an essay (500-700 words) about what the American Dream means to you and how you plan to achieve yours.
    • Currently enrolled in an Automotive Technology program in a WA state public school.



     Young and Bold Scholarship Program  Check back for 2019 Deadline

    • 3 $1000 Scholarships
    • Submit a 750-1,000 word essay on the following topic: What is your creative solution to a problem faced by your school or community? The problem can be social, scientific, or technological


    Closed for the 2018-19 School Year

    Horatio Alger Association    S   Closed October 25, 2018 
    • Family must have financial need (make less than $55,000)
    • You have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity



    Prudential Spirit of Community Award     S J So F  Closed November 6, 2018  

    • You have made a meaningful contribution to your community through volunteer service
    • You can win $1000-$5000 and a trip to Washington D.C.
    • One Lakeside student will be nominated.


    Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium   S  

    • You are pursuing careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
    • Available at UW, WSU, WWU, Seattle Central Community College and Northwest Indian College

            WA Space Grant Scholarship Information

    Herff Jones/Varsity Brands Contests   ALL GRADES  

    • See "Student Awards" section on webpage
    • Multiple categories of school spirit, athletics, achievement, etc. 

      Varsity Brands Awards  https://www.varsitybrands.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-2019-Varsity-Brands-School-Spirit-Awards-Contest_FINAL.pdf 

    Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation   

    • Over 200 Washington state scholarships awarded each year with varying requirements
    • $5.00 processing fee per scholarship
    • Create a free account and then find scholarships that match your profile

    Epsilon Sigma Alpha Scholarship Information 

     Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship   S    

    • Living with a disability whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech, or other dis Ability
    • Planning to major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law ,business ,or a related field (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing) 
    • Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community
    • Minimum GPA 3.0
    • Require financial assistance to attend college 

    Washington State Employees Credit Union        S     

    • Students with a bank account at WSECU or who open one

    WSECU Scholarships

    Washington State Fair Foundation Scholarships   S 

    • Fair Chance Scholarship
    • Anderson Criminal Justice Scholarship
    • Create an account and apply for specific scholarships

    WA State Fair Foundation Scholarships  Fair Chance Scholarship   Anderson Criminal Justice Scholarship

    Lambeth Family Scholarship 
    • $1000 to $3000 awards
    • 1 to 8 awards given
    • You plan to pursue a degree in engineering, natural sciences, mathematics, computer science or business
    • You will study at a public university, community college or technical school
    • 3.0 GPA
    • Renewable up to 4 years 
    • Log in to your WashBoard.org account to get to scholarship

    Lambeth Family Scholarship Information

    Washington State School Retirees' Association   S 

    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Eight WSSR-Foundation Scholarships - a one-time scholarship of $2500 each
      Sixteen Robert J. Handy Scholarships - $900 each for up to four years
      One Neil D. Prescott Scholarship - a one-time scholarship of $2500
    • You are seeking a degree in education, counseling, psychology, speech therapy or occupational therapy 

    Assoc of Computer Professionals in Education     

    • You have been actively involved in the use of technology during your high school career 
    • Planning to pursue studies in a technology related field
    • You have created your own website

    ACPE NW Scholarship

    Cancer Unwrapped  F So J S  

    • Write a 500-2000-word essay sharing your story about cancer--either your personal diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one.
    • Several $1000 cash prizes  Cancer Unwrapped Scholarship

    Ewing C Kelly Scholarship     S   

     For students who demonstrate citizenship, academic achievement and financial need  
    • Must have a composite score of 20 on the ACT or a composite score of 1030 on the recently revised SAT
    • Applicant must be accepted, or have an application pending, at an accredited institution of higher learning, public or private, including community colleges 
    • Each award is $2500  Ewing C. Kelly 2018 

    Better Business Bureau Students of Integrity  JS                                    
    • Create a 90-second video that demonstrates how BBB helps people become smart consumers
    • Students who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments

    Better Business Bureau Scholarship 

    Jack Reynolds Scholarship         S   March 15, 2019




    Lift Parts Express Scholarship       S    Check back for Class of 2019 Deadline

    • Write an essay (no word limit) that outlines how much you expect to spend to finish your schooling, how you intend to pay for your schooling, and what you expect your job to be once you are finished your schooling
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA  



    Northwest Career Colleges Scholarship     S    Check back for Class of 2019 Deadline

    • You are planning to attend a school on the list of participating colleges (list found on left hand side of their website) 

     Brain Injury Association of Washington   S    Check back for Class of 2019 Deadline

    • You have suffered a brain injury (concussion) during High School

    International Air and Hospitality Scholarship      S  Check back for Class of 2019 Deadline

    • See Mrs. Dallabetta if you would like to be nominated for an International Air and Hospitality Academy, Northwest Renewable Energy Institute, Northwest Culinary Institute, or Northwest Railroad Institute scholarship.
    • Check out these programs at this site:  http://www.aha.edu/scholarships.html
    Connecting Washington students of all types with Washington scholarship providers….for FREE.Whether you’ll be attending in state or out, you save time by entering your profile once and letting us find the scholarship opportunities that fit. theWashBoard.org is spam-free and will never sell your information.  

    College Success Foundation
    The College Success Foundation has an overview of many opportunities in Washington. 

    Headed out of state?
    • Check if your school is on the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) list of eligible schools found here:  http://wiche.edu/wue 
      The WUE waiver can reduce your tuition from the non-resident rate (usually double or triple the state resident rate) to just 150% of the state resident rate. 
    • Next, call your school's financial aid office to ask about non-resident scholarships and how to apply


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