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     Washington State Scholarships

     These opportunities are for WA state students only

    Scholarships with the earliest deadlines are listed first

    PAUL R. WINEMAN SCHOLARSHIP   Deadline:  May 1, 2021

    • Applicant must be a freshman male student at The University of Washington beginning in the Fall.
    • Selection will be merit-based using the criteria below.
    • An ideal applicant to this scholarship is a passionate leader that exemplifies excellence in their community and high school. By applying for this scholarship, you are not committing yourself to membership in Phi Kappa Psi or any other organization. 
    • One $1000.00 scholarship, and at least four $500.00 scholarships, will be awarded in the summer, prior to the beginning to the Fall term at The University of Washington.


    BIAW (Building Industry of WA State) Scholarship  S  Deadline:  May 14, 2021

    • Average awards are $1000 to $5000
    • Washington state residents only
    • Students will be applying to any Washington state accredited community, vocational/technical college, or university
    • Students can demonstrate a need for additional funding to complete their programs in a construction industry-related field of study


    Washington State Auto Dealers Association   S   Deadline:  Postmarked by May 21, 2021

    • The Washington State Auto Dealers Association will award two (2) $3,000 scholarships to high school students enrolling in a Washington State automotive technology program.
    • Tell briefly why you want to be an automotive technician.
    • Provide 1 letter of recommendation.
    • Visit a WSADA member dealership (as listed at wsada.org/find-a-dealer). Meet briefly (either in person, via phone or email) with a WSADA member dealership service manager, advisor or technician, and ask them to tell you why you should consider working at a new car and truck dealership upon completion of your training program. List their name and contact information on this application. If you have challenges connecting with a dealership service department employee, ask your program instructor for assistance.


    SigEp Balanced Man Scholarship       Deadline:  May 31, 2021

    • In order to apply you must be a male high school senior attending Washington State University in the Fall of 2021.
    • You do not need to be interested in Greek life or in SigEp to apply.
    • There are three (3) scholarships available: First place: $1,500, Second place: $1,000, Third place: $500


    Brain Injury Association of Washington    Deadline:  June 30, 2021

    • You have suffered a brain injury (concussion) during high school
    •  $1000 scholarship


    Lift Parts Express Scholarship       S  Deadline:  June 30, 2021

    • 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  


    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


     State Grant Programs

    Important to UnderstandYou 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!

    College Bound Scholarship  7th 8th

    Fill out your FAFSA after October 1, 2020 - 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 College Grant

    • Fill out FAFSA after October 1, 2020 (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 Baccalaureate Scholarship   S  Closed for the 2021 school year
    • Income requirement: a family of 4 must make $127,000 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

    WA State Opportunity Career & Technical Scholarship   S  Open Now! 

    • Income requirement: a family of 4 must make $127,000 or less
    • Supports Washington students on their path to high-demand trade, STEM and health care occupations
    • Scholars must enroll in an approved program, such as welding, manufacturing or IT, at one of Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges
    • Scholars are eligible to receive up to $1,500 each quarter for the duration of their associates degree, certificate or apprenticeship program. **Scholars that intend to earn their bachelor's degree after the completion of their program are not eligible for CTS and are instead encouraged to review the Baccalaureate Scholarship.
    • These scholarship funds are flexible and can be used to cover tuition, fees and other costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more. 

    Deadline:  June 6th


    Washington State Governors' Scholarship  S  Closed for the 2021 school 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   

    • 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 $2000 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

    Coming Soon for the 2020-2021 School Year!

    Numerica Student Ambassador Scholarship  S  

    • 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 

     Distracted Driving Scholarship  

    • MUST have a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply.
    • MUST be a resident of the state of Washington.
    • This is a 1-time scholarship for $1,000.
    • MUST submit an infographic or vlog talking about or showing the dangers of driving while distracted.

    Merle Kirkley Scholarship      S  

    • Applicants must demonstrate  that  their intent is  to major, or obtain a certificate in, a  field  related  to educational  facility planning and design. Fields  related  to educational facility design include  (but  are  not  limited  to): school  planning,  architecture, civil/structural/mechanical/electrical  engineering,  product services and construction management.
    • Essay asks what you would change about the physical facilities of your high school

    Closed for the 2020-2021 School Year

    Pride Foundation Scholarships  S  Deadline:  Jan. 08, 2021
    • Identify as LGBTQ+, questioning, or an ally
    • Live in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington
    • Show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ+ community or within your field of study
    • Demonstrate significant financial need


    Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation   Deadline:  February 1, 2021
    Multiple Scholarship Opportunities! 
    • 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


    Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium   S  Deadline:  Feb. 1, 2021

    • 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


    Washington State Fair Foundation Scholarships  S  Deadline:  Feb 5, 2021

    Multiple Scholarship Opportunities! 

    • Fair Chance Scholarship
    • Anderson Criminal Justice Scholarship
    • Complete one application to be considered for all scholarships offered.


    Washington State Employees Credit Union   S     Deadline:  Feb. 8, 2021

    • Students with a bank account at WSECU or who open one
    • 29 awards given each year
    • $1,500 awards for two-year college/vocational school
    • $2,500 awards for four-year undergraduate and graduate programs


    WA State Opportunity Baccalaureate Scholarship   S  Deadline:  February 11, 2021
    • Income requirement: a family of 4 must make $127,000 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 School Retirees' Association   S  Deadline:  March 1, 2021

    • Eight (8) WSSR – Foundation Scholarships and sixteen (16) Robert J. Handy Scholarships 

    • Awarded to students whose degree would be in one of these areas: teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, or psychologist.

    •  WSSRA conducts the search and review process and selects the recipients. 

    • Applicants will be notified by May 8, 2021, if they have been chosen. 

      The scholarship application must be filled-out online, printed and mailed to WSSRA PO BOX 5127 Lacey, WA 98509

      For an application to be considered it must be in approved form, with directions followed precisely and mailed and postmarked by March 1, 2021.


    Lambeth Family Scholarship  S  Deadline:  March 1, 2021

    • $1000 to $3000 awards renewable up to 4 years 
    • 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 
    • Log in to your WashBoard.org account to get to scholarship


    Women at Microsoft Scholarship  S  Deadline:  March 1, 2021

    • 3  $20,000 scholarships distributed over 4 years ($5,000 per year, renewable)
    • 10 $2,500 one-time scholarships
    • Identify as a woman and/or as non-binary and wish to pursue a career in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) field
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must be applying (or have been accepted to) to an accredited 2-4 year public or private college or university or technical college in the United States
    • Awards will be made based on financial need, scholastic achievement, and passion for technology


    Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship   S    Deadline:  March 1, 2021

    • 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


    Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship  S  Deadline:  March 1, 2021
    • Students must be of Japanese or other Asian ancestry, including multi-ethnic Asians
    • Students from middle income families are encouraged to apply
    • $5000 award, renewable up to four years
    • Students must be a resident of Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii or Alaska
    • Students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher at current school or the most recently completed academic experience
    • Must demonstrate financial need

    Ewing C Kelly Foundation Scholarship  S  Deadline:  March 10, 2021
    For students who demonstrate citizenship, academic achievement and financial need  
    • Applicant must be accepted, or have an application pending, at an accredited institution of higher learning, public or private, including community colleges 
    • No SAT/ACT required for Class of 2021 applicants
    • Each award is $2500

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    Cancer Unwrapped     F So J S       Deadline:  March 14, 2021 

    • 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 

    Jack Reynolds Scholarship      S  Deadline:  March 15, 2021

    • The primary mission of The Jack Reynolds Scholarship Fund is to encourage scholarship and sportsmanship in student athletes. We will achieve this by acknowledging exceptional student athletes who exemplify dedication, integrity, mentorship, academic achievement and fair-play.
    • This scholarship is open to student athletes graduating from a Washington state high school who plan on attending post-secondary university, college, or vocational school.


    Assoc of Computer Professionals in Education     Deadline:  5:00 pm March 19, 2021

    • Scholarships up to $2,000 each for students in Oregon and Washington
    • 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


    Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship  S  March 31, 2021

    • 4 $20,000 scholarships distributed over 4 years ($5,000 per year, renewable)
    • 8 $10,000 scholarships distributed over 2 years ($5,000 per year, renewable)
    • 15 $1,000 scholarships
    • Be a U.S.-based high-school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, or Ethiopian)  
    • Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the U.S. in the fall immediately following your high-school graduation
    • Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing)  
    • Demonstrate a passion for technology
    • Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
    • Require financial assistance to attend college


    WA MASONIC CHARITIES SCHOLARSHIPS  S  Deadline:  March 31, 2021

    DESCRIPTION: Open to children, grandchildren, and dependents of Washington Masons in good standing, or Washington Members of Masonic Youth Orders.

    Masonic Legacy Scholarship – $3,750 each

    Washington Masonic Charities is proud to offer four $3,750 regional scholarships for high school senior –aged children, grandchildren or dependents of a Washington Mason in Good Standing.

    Masonic Youth Order Scholarships – $3,000  each

    Supporting our Masonic Youth is a priority of Washington Masonic Charities. Washington Masonic Charities is pleased to provide one $3,000 scholarship each for a Washington resident youth member of Rainbow, Job’s Daughters or DeMolay


    WIAA Smart Choices Scholarship    S   Deadline:  April 1, 2021

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

    Better Business Bureau Students of Integrity  J S   Deadline:  April 5, 2021       

    • Better Business Bureau is awarding over $12,000 in scholarships through the Students of Integrity Scholarship Program
    • An essay scholarship that recognizes students who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments.
    • Open to high school juniors and seniors from Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Western Wyoming.
    • Each winning essay will receive a $2,000 scholarship to the school of their choice.

    WWIN (WA Women in Need) Star Scholarship  S  Deadline:  April 10, 2021
    Each WWIN Star Scholar will receive up to $5,000 per academic year, and $20,000 over her undergraduate college career, to pay for tuition and required books at the approved Washington college or university of her choice.
    • Between $500 and $20,000 per person (A total of $825,000 available)
    • Between 50 and 125 scholarships will be awarded
    • Certificate program, High School Senior, College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior
    • Private 4-year University or College, Private Vocational / Technical / Career College, Public 4-year University or College, Public 2-year Community / Technical College
    • Must demonstrate financial need by completing a FAFSA


    The WOIS Scholarship    S     Deadline:  April 16, 2021
    • The WOIS Scholarship is awarded to one or more WOIS or Career Planner users each year.
    • Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $1,000 and up to three scholarships will be awarded.
    • Each WOIS or Career Planner site may nominate up to two students or clients.
    • The application requires the applicant to answer two short prompts regarding how he/she used WOIS and his/her future educational plans.
    • Funds awarded will be paid directly to the scholarship recipient after he or she has sent transcripts to WOIS from one quarter or semester of post-high school education/training/apprenticeship. The scholarship must be used within one calendar year after it is awarded. Funds may be used for any expenses related to education/training/apprenticeship.

    Contact Mrs. Dallabetta if you would like to be one of the two LHS students nominated

    Pointe Pest Control "Pay it Forward" Scholarship  S  Deadline: April 29, 2021

    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. We want to hear what good deed you did to help your community.

    • Applications for the scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or college freshman from the state of Washington.
    • This scholarship is worth $750 and will be awarded May 30, 2021.


    International Air and Hospitality Scholarship      S  

    • 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.   

    Other State Scholarship Resources

    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. 
      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
    •  You may also want to visit  this site