•  wa StepTwo: 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

    College Bound Scholarship  7th 8th

    Fill out your FAFSA after October 1, 2019 - 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, 2019 (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   Opens Jan. 6, 2020
    • 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

    New this Year!  New this year!

    WA State Opportunity Career & Technical Scholarship   S   

    • Income requirement: a family of 4 must make $114,500 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. 

     Washington State Governors' Scholarship  S  

    • 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 $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!

    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


    Pride Foundation Scholarships  S  Deadline:  Jan. 10, 2020

    • 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


    Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium   S  Deadline:  Jan. 15, 2020

    • 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:  Jan. 31, 2020
    • Fair Chance Scholarship
    • Anderson Criminal Justice Scholarship
    • Complete one application to be considered for all scholarships offered.


    Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation   Deadline:  February 1, 2020
    • 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


    Assoc of Computer Professionals in Education     Deadline:  Feb. 28, 2020 (5:00 p.m.)

    • 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


    Washington State School Retirees' Association   S  March 1, 2020

    • 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 
    • Click on the "Forms and Files" tab to open the scholarship application 


    Lambeth Family Scholarship  S  Deadline:  March 1, 2020

    • $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


    Cancer Unwrapped  F So J S  Deadline:  March 3, 2020

    • 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  


    Ewing C Kelly Scholarship     S   Deadline:  March 10, 2020

     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

    Info        Apply

    Jack Reynolds Scholarship         S  Deadline:  March 15, 2020

    • 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.

    Jack Reynolds Scholarship Information

    Better Business Bureau Students of Integrity  J S   Deadline:  March 22, 2020        

    • Create a 90-second video that demonstrates Why BBB and Trust are important to local businesses and communities or...
    • Submit a 500-word essay discussing Why BBB and Trust are important to local businesses and communities
    • Students who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments
    • 1 $5000 video winner and 7 $1000 essay winners

    WIAA Smart Choices Scholarship        S   Deadline:  April 1, 2020

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

    Pointe Pest Control "Pay it Forward" Scholarship  S  Deadline: April 29, 2020

    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.

    After you have finished your good deed, pass along this scholarship to as many friends as you can. For every submission we get that says you referred/told them about this scholarship, you get bonus points. (Feel free to post the scholarship on your Facebook page to spread the word.)

    Once your good deed is finished and you have told all of your friends about this scholarship, play the Pointe Pest Control game and take a screenshot of your highest score. Bonus points are added to your application for playing the game.

    • The scholarship must be submitted, in full, by April 29, 2020. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
    • Applications for the scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or college freshman from the state of Washington.
    • This scholarship is a one-time scholarship worth $750. It will be awarded May 30, 2020.
    • All applicants must be submitted electronically using this form.


    WWIN Star Scholarship  S  Deadline:  April 30,2020
    This scholarship is offered by Washington Women In Need
    • WWIN Star Scholars 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
    • Create a Washboard.org profile and apply



    Coming Soon for the 2019-2020 School Year!

    Check out these scholarships and start working on the essays right away!

    Many scholarship essay questions remain the same year to year!

    thinking Don't know how to write a great scholarship essay?   

    See Mrs. Dallabetta in the LHS College and Career Center for help!


    Washington State Employees Credit Union        S   Opens Dec. 2019

    • 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

    WSECU Scholarships

    Herff Jones/Varsity Brands Contests   ALL GRADES  Opens Jan. 7, 2020 

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

      Varsity Brands Awards    Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards Contest Official Rules 

    Merle Kirkley Scholarship      S  

    • 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  
    • Available for members and children of WSLEA and WSRLEA members for college classes and vocational training


    Washington State Auto Dealers Association      S  

    • 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.


    WA State Assoc. of Justice Past Presidents' Scholarship     S 

      •  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 

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

       WSAJ Bar Review Scholarships             

     Young and Bold Scholarship Program  S

    • 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

      Young and Bold Scholarship    


     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 

    Greater Northwest Chapter Multiple Sclerosis Society   S 

    Local chapter scholarship is not open yet  

    •  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)   

    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

    Numerica Student Ambassador Scholarship

    Lift Parts Express Scholarship       S 

    • 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  


    Brain Injury Association of Washington    

    • You have suffered a brain injury (concussion) during high school
    • One WWU and one EWU scholarship


    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.   

    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


    Closed for the 2019-20 School Year

    Horatio Alger Association    S  Deadline:  October 25, 2019
    • Family must have financial need ($55,000 or less, adjusted gross income)
    • You have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity   


    Prudential Spirit of Community Award     S J So F  Deadline:  Nov. 5, 2019  

    • 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.


    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    


Last Modified on December 4, 2019