Scholarship Information

Scholarship Information

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  • Scholarship notices arrive daily so it is important to check periodically for updates.
  • Please make note of the DEADLINES after each listing.
  • Carefully read each scholarship listing to determine the student grade level being offered.
  • You are encouraged to apply online if possible.  Paper applications will be available in the Career Center (Room 240) if provided by the organization
  • A "Student Profile Form" is available in the Career Center.  Students list valuable information about themselves on this form.  Teachers and employers can utilize this information when writing student recommendations.
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) applications can be accessed at:  www.fafsa.ed.gov and may be submitted after January 1, 2012.  Colleges base financial aid, scholarships, loans, grants, etc. on the FAFSA information.  You may check your projected need at:  www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov.
  • 7 East Steps to the FAFSA - a great resource for parents and students: 

 

Remember - your chosen universities/colleges offer financial aid for qualifying students.  Students should have all college applications mailed by December 1.
 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

 

www.wiche.edu/SEP/WUE/index.asp - WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange).  A program within the western states for reduced college tuition.  Students pay 150% of in-state intuition, rather than full out-of-state tuition.

www.collegeboard.com - College Board Online.  Online SAT registration, school and scholarship searches.

www.petersons.com/finaid/ - Peterson's scholarship search.

www.fastweb.com - FASTWEB - Billed as the Internet's largest free scholarship search.

www.scholarships.com - Free scholarship information service.  Continuously updated.

www.collegeplan.org - Scholarship database.

www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/scholarship - FTC site on scholarship scams.

www.freschinfo.com - Free scholarship information service.  Continuously updated.

www.ncaa.org/eligibility/ - Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete.  NCAA.

www.theWashBoard.org - A free, web-based, nonprofit scholarship clearinghouse for Washington students seeking college scholarships.

www.ScholarshipExperts.com - Has been helping parents and students find scholarships and free college money since 2001.  Constantly updating their scholarship database.

www.Collegeanswer.com - Understand the entire admission process, learn what's important to schools, and submit the strongest application possible - online.

www.InLikeMe.com - Is dedicated to helping high school students (and their parents) define, pursue, and realize their college admissions goals.  Fantastic website.

 

 

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

www.fafsa.ed.gov - FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on the web.  Complete your form online.

www.pin.ed.gov - Apply for your FAFSA pinnumber (Personal Identification Number) to complete your FAFSA online.

www.wiredscholar.com -  Information on preparing, selecting, applying, paying, deciding and financing your education.

www.finaid.org - The Smart Student Guide to Finanacial Aid and a FAFSA calculator to determine your family's expected family contribution.

www.ed.gov - Information on financing your education.

www.hecb.wa.gov - Washington State Higher Education Coordination Board.  Information about Washington State colleges, financial aid, and other relevant issues.

www.nela.net - How to plan, pay, and prepare for college.  Nela also offers a few scholarships.

www.mapping-your-future.org - Information on financial strategies, career options, and college.

 

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS CURRENTLY OFFERED 

 

Name of Scholarship Due Date Criteria
No Deadline
Avista Scholars Scholarships to be applied for through college links provided on website.  Scholarships in Electrical Engineering, Management Information Systems, Line Construction, Civil Engineering, Technology, Waters of the West, Service Territory, 4-H.  Apply through college links listed on website.
Freedom Alliance Scholarship Son or daughter of military personnel who has been injured, killed or classified as POW or MIA
Alert Magazine Scholarship Senior, 2.5+gpa, applyhing to college, essay, live in AK, CO, ID, MN, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD,WA, WY
U of O Summit Scholarship 3.8+gpa, 26 ACT or 1260 SAT - must apply to University of Oregon by January 15 and meet the criteria with transcripts and test scores on file with the Office of Admissions by February 15
U of O Apex Scholarship 3.65+ gpa, 25 ACT or 1220 SAT - Must apply to University of Oregon by January 15 and meet the criteria with transcripts and test scores on file with the Office of Admissions by February 15
Do-It Scholars Various scholarship opportunities for students with disabilities
Montana State Non-Resident Freshman Achievement Apply to Montana State (fall deadline July 1 but scholarships first come first serve)
Varsity Tutors Scholarship Various 200 - 900 word essay
Formswift Scholarship Various Create a business plan infographic - fall deadline
P.E.O. Scholarships Various Multiple scholarships available, Criteria/Deadline varies for each
August
Khan Law Firm Scholarship August 1 3.0gpa; essay explaining educational plans, proof of enrollment or acceptance
ABODO Scholarship August 31 500 - 1000 word essay with included pictures, 18+ senior
Aspiring Nurse Scholarship August 31 Plans to attend nursing school in the fall, graduating senior from the class of 2018
September
Balanced Man Scholarship September 6 EWU Incoming freshman male, enrolled full-time, 3.15+ high school gpa
Gates Millennium Scholarship September 15 High school senior, from at least one of the following ethnicities:  African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American, Pell-eligible, GPA of 3.3+, plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year accredited college or university.
Odenza Marketing Summer Scholarship September 30 Ages 16-25, essays, 2.5+gpa
October
Wendy's Heisman Scholarship October 2 Senior athletes with at least a 3.0 gpa and community involvement
AES Engineers Scholarship October 6 Future leaders, seniors only, must be going on to college, 500-1000 word essay
Explorer's Club Student Grants October 10 Scientific research proposal, letters of recommendation, application
Spokane T24 Circuit October 15 Attend the Spokane T24 Circuit (September 25-29, 2017), complete email survey and scholarship questions (sent by career counselor).  Students who attend the Spokane T24 Circuit will receive an email from the College and Career Counselor.
NAACP Scholarship October 21 3.0 GPA or higher, 500-word essay, letters of recommendation - Application hard copy in Career Center
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship October 25 Seniors, integrity, perserverance, overcoming personal adversity, 2.0+gpa
U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship October 27 Selection by random drawing of eligible applicants
Unigo Zombie Scholarship October 31 250 word essay about zombie survival tactics
November
Leadership n Service Scholarship (Dayton University) November 1 Innate desire for personal development and commitment to service within his/her school, church, or community.  See your sounselor for nomination.
Voice of Democracy Scholarship November 1 Audio essay regarding patriotism
DomCop Scholarship Program November 1 Students currently enrolled in an educational program
Washington Aerospace Scholars November 3 WA resident, current junior, interest in science, technology
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards November 7 Volunteering, grades 5-12
Act Six Scholarship November 7 Senior, passionate about learning, foster intercultural relationships, committed to serving others.  Scholarship is full-tuition, full-need to Gonzaga or Whitworth University
James Alan Cox Scholarship for Photojournalists November 15 Essay, letters of recommendation, photography portfolio, teacher/mentor form, school transcript
Sullivan Leadership Award November 15 Seattle University Applicant, residein AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MN, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY
Fisher & Talwar Legal Inspiration November 15 3.0+gpa, 500 word essay on inspiration for education, planning on attending an accredited institution of higher education, acceptance letter must be provided before receiving the scholarship but does not need to be provided at time of application
ELKS Most Valuable Student Competition November 27 High School senior, U.S. citizen, not related to an ELKS member
Education Matters Scholarship November 30 250 word essay on importance of college education
December

Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award

December 1 Female, between the ages of 14-17 on December 1, has demonstrated initiative in both identifying aproblem and trying to solve it, has had significant and noteworthy accomplishments as a volunteer.  The application is in the College and Career Center.

United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Scholarship

December 1 Senior, academics, acceptance into university or trade school, active USBC member (at least two years), currently bowling in a certified youth league, WA State resident for at least two years.
Pacific Lutheran University Presidential Scholarship December 1 3.8+gpa OR 1310+ SAT (combined math and evidence-based reading & writing scores only), OR 28+ ACT, leadership ability, essay
Air Force ROTC Scholarships December 1 Multiple scholarship types, U.S. citizen, 17 years old, ROTC fitness standards, 3.0+ GPA, 1240 SAT, 26 ACT, nterview required, if award is accepted:  obligation to join the U.S. Air Force
Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition December 1 High achieving, leadership qualities - (4-year full tuition & fees), two essays
Boston University Presidential Scholarship December 1

High achieving, leadership qualities, must submit application for admission and official results from either the SAT or ACT with writing before December 1

MSU Presidential Scholarship December 1 ACT or 1400 on SAT, two letters of recommendation, three essay
Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship December 5 Volunteering experience around hunger
GEM Scholarhsip - Boise State University December 15 3.6+ GPA, 26+ ACT or 1170 SAT, accepted as a degree-seeking student with an eligible undergraduate program at Boise State University
WUE Scholarship - Boise State University December 15 3.2+ GPA, 21+ ACT or 980 SAT, Be accepted as a degree-seeking student with an eligible undergraduate program at Boise State University
Washington NASA Space Grant Scholarships December 15 Must attend UW, WA resident, high achievement in many areas, incoming freshman, GPA of 3.5+
AXA Achievement Scholarship December 15 Senior, ambitious, high achievement in academics and work/volunteer, attending college
Burger King Scholars December 15 Senior, 2.5+gpa, leader, community service
ACT Student Champion Award December 31 Composite ACT socre of 22 on a single test date or a GPA of 3.0+, given to a student who has overcome challenges and can articulate educaton and career actions and plans
January
Governors' Scholarship January 1 2.0+gpa, resident of WA for the past three years, foster youth
Boston University National Merit Scholarship January 2 Senior, National Merit Finalists are offered admission at BU, must submit application for admission and official results from either the SAT or ACT with writing before January 2.  Applicants should designate VU as their first-choice college with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation no later than March 1.  ($20,000 per year scholarship)
Boston University National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholarship January 2 Senior, National Hispanic Recognition Program finalists are offered admission at BU, must submit application for admission and official results from either the SAT or ACT with writing before January 3.  ($20,000 per year scholarship)
Eugene McDermott Scholars Program @ The University of Dallas at Texas January 3 First time college freshman, 1490+ SAT or 33+ ACT, Leadership, Community Service, to 5% of class, broad interests, social skills with peers, interacts easily with adults.  Must apply to UT Dallas before January 3, 2018.
JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest January 4 Essay regarding political courage
GE-Ronald Reagan Foundation Scholarship January 4 3.0+gpa, U.S. Citizen, show leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship; plan to apply to a four-year accredited college or university
Miss Spokane Scholarship January 6 At least 13 years old, US Citizen, resident of Spokane, time committment and responsibilities involved.
Army ROTC National Scholarship January 11 8-year commitment to Army, 2.5+ GPA, 1000+ SAT, 19+ ACT, age 17-26, must meet physical standards
LGBTQ Pride Foundation January 12 3 Essays, NW resident, leadership ability, academic strength
GSBA Pride Foundation Scholarship January 12 LGBTQ or Straight Ally Student, live in WA, OR, ID, MT, AL - commitment to social justice
Pacific University - Theatre and Dance Talent Scholarship Auditions Vary, Last application date:  January 15  Students who plan to participate in Theatre or Applied Theatre while at Pacific may apply for Talent Scholarships.The audition will consist of a group warm-up, a quick collaborative task, and prepared monologues.  Applicants should be prepared to move; flexible clothing and athletic shoes are encouraged.
Hamilton Award January 16 Junior, college bound, community involvement, financial need, self-starter, passion and commitment
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) U.S. Scholarship January 18 Senior, U.S. resident, must be less than 21 years old
National Honor Society Foundation January 30 High school senior, NHS Nomination, active in a NHS chapter
Do-It Scholars January 30 Have significant disability, interest in attending college, Do-It Ambassador interest
Free Speech Essay Contest January 31 Junior or senior, essay
American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program January 31 High school student, WA resident, 8-10 minute speech about the U.S. C onstitution, Legion Sponsorship
National MS Society Scholarship Program January 31 Senior, has MS or parent with MS, attending college after graduation
Fountain Essay Scholarship January 31 1500 - 2500 word essay regarding facing disaster
Eastern Washington University Running Start Scholarships January 31 If youare a running start student at EWU and plan to attend EWU in the fall, apply for fall semester by 1/31/18 to receive a scholarship
Sonja B. McDaniel Scholarship January 31 Senior planning on attending a two or four year college, persuing a degree in education, applicant must be bilingual, 500 word essay
February
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship February 1 Be a graduating minority high school senior, plan to attend four year college or university, show leadership potential, demonstrate a dedication to community service, present evidence of financial need through FAFSA, have a minimum SAT score of 1000 combined on th emath and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21, U.S. citizen
Music Scholarships at Oregon State University February 1 Online application, 2 reference forms, academic records form. Must sign up to audition and interview.
The Evergreen State College Assorted Scholarships February 1 Planning to attend Evergreen State College, a variety of scholarships with various criteria
Epsilon Signa Alpha (ESA) Foundation Assorted Scholarships February 1 Criteria varies, a variety of scholarships
Montana State Non-Resident Freshman Achievement February 1 Apply for admission to Montana State, send SAT or ACT scores, apply for FAFSA by December 1, 2017
ESA Foundation Endowment February 1 Criteria varies, a variety of scholarships

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading

(see scholarship file cabinet in career center)

February 1 Participation in Upward Basketball and Cheerleading, essay
Gonzaga Assorted Scholarships February 1 Criteria varies, a variety of scholarships for students planning to attend Gonzaga University
We the People Essay Scholarship February 5 8th-12th grade students, submit a 500-800 word essay
HonorsGradU Multimedia Scholarship February 11 Creative project related to the prompt
Better Business Bureau Scholarship February 13 90 second vedeo on helpfulness of BBB
Davidson Fellows Scholarships February 14 18 years old, US citizen, students who have completed a significant piece of work
DAR Scholarship February 15 Criteria Varies
National Co-Op Scholarship Program February 15 3.5+gpa, apply and accepted to one of 11 WACE partner institutions (list found on website)
AFA Teens for Alzehiemers Awareness February 15 Current Senior, Significant person in life affected by Alzehiemers, Essay, will attend college
UFCW21 Scholarship February 17 Seniors, participation in a club, good grades
Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship February 20 Graduating senior, demonstrate a ninterest in vegetarianism in the community or school
Interstate Fair Ambassador February 20 Junior or Senior, Available to be an ambassador September 11-20, letter of recommendation
Application available in the Career Center
Deaconess Adult Volunteer Scholarship
(paper copy in Career Center)
February 26 Senior, List of school and community activities, essay, two letters of recommendation, copy of letter of acceptance from college - paper copy in Career Center
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship February 28 Attending Washington State College or University, pursuing engineering, health care, math, science, technology, or Interdiciplinary studeis, 2.75+ GPA, family income below designated amount on chart  
Leadership 1000 Scholarship February 28 Attend qualifying Washington State college/university, file FAFSA, 2075+ gpa, family income below designated amount on chart
Governor's Scholarship February 28 2.0+gpa, resident of Washington for the past three years, foster youth, file FAFSA
East Valley Education Association February 28 EVHS Seniors, (3) $1000.00 scholarships, applications from senior teachers and in the counseling area

WSECU Scholarship

February 28 Seniors, member of WSECU, academics, financial need, community service, school activities

SP Scholarships

February 28 Senior planning to attend college in the fall, essay
March
Project Yellow Light Billboard Scholarship March 1 Junior or senior between the ages of 14-20, create a design for a billboard advertisement to encourage safe driving
National Farmers Farm Kids Scholarship March 1 High school senior who plans to pursue agriculture-related degrees from an accredited college or university
SEG Scholarship March 1 High school senior who plans to pursue a major related to applied geophysics
WSAJ American Justice Essay Scholarship March 1 Two scholarships for seniors in Washington State, various criteria for each scholarship opportunity
Inland Northwest Community Foundations Assorted Scholarships March 1 Two scholarships for seniors in Washington State, various criteria for each scholarship opportunity
Eastern Oregon University Scholarship for Dreamers March 1 Email the EOU financial aid office for more information (fao@eou.edu).
ACPE Scholarship March 1
American Indian Endowed Scholarship March 1 Financial need, close social and/or cultural ties to an American Indian Tribe
Knights of Columbus Scholarship March 1 A variety of scholarships for students planning to attend Catholic-based colleges
Washington State PTA Scholarship March 1 Financial need, academic performance, leadership, current GPS of 3.2+, one letter of recommendation, essay
Whitworth Bound Scholarship March 1 College Bound student; 3.5+ GPA, 1220 SAT score, 25 ACT score, submitted Whitworth application, and FAFSA
Lewis & Clark State College March 1 A variety of criteria for various scholarships for students planning to attend Lewis & Clark State College
WA State School Retirees' Association March 2 Seniors, 3.0+ GPA, going into the field of education, commitment to a career in education, three letters of recommendation, resume, statement
University of Washington STARS Engineering Scholarship March 8 Apply to the University of Washington, enter a 5-year engineering track
Robert P. Pendleton Scholarship/Valley Rotary March 9 Remain a full-time student in good standing, assist the Rotary Club's fundraising auction once a year (this year's auction is April 21)
CCS Foundation March 9 CCS enrollment, US citizen, 2.5+gpa
USPAACC Scholarship March 10 High school senior, at leat 16 years old, of Asian or Pacific Island heritage
Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship March 10 20+ ACT or 1030+ SAT, application form, personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation - application in Career Center
EWI Spokane Branch March 10 Juniors and Seniors, EWISP application, autobiographical essay, listing of awards and honors, two letters of recommendation, official transcript
Sister Rita Jeanne Scholarship March 15 High school senior who is interested in journalism, submit a portfolio of your journalistic skills
Harris Poll Scholarship March 15 Legal U. S. resident, 13 years or older at time of entry
Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship March 15 High school senior, accepted to an accredited four-year college, university, or dquivalent, from a low income household
United States Institute of Peace Scholarship March 15 High school student interested in learning and writing about issues of peace and confict, encouraging appreciation for diplomacy's role in building partnerships that can advance peacebuilding.
Microsoft Disability Scholarship March 15 Current high school senior living with a disability (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or other disability
Merle Kirkley Scholarship March 15 major related to school planning and design, essay, recommendation letters
Officers' Spouses' Club Fairchild Scholarship March 17 Senior, 3.5+gpa, dependant of military, two letters of recommendation, an essay explaining how being in a military family has affected your life
Youth Scholarship for Children of Law Enforcement and Fire Service Personnel March 26 GPA, SAT/ACT scores, Essay, Academics, Dependant of parent in police or fire departments
Odenza Marketing Spring Scholarship March 30 16-25 years old, 2.5+gpa, Essay questions
BYU Management Society Scholarship March 31 LDS, Senior, essay on leadership, letter of reference from current Bishop
Hearthstone Housing Foundation March 31 16-25 years old, 3.0+gpa, phone interview, reside in one of the acceptable counties (found online)
Liberty Lake Kiwanis Foundation March 31 Community service, financial need, first generation college student, gpa, leadership, extra-curricular activities, work.  Application available in the Career Center.
Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship March 31 3.0gpa, financial need, essay  (See Scholarship file cabinet in career center)
Guildscholar March 31 Proof of legal blindness, 3 letters of recommendation, SAT/ACT results, 2 personal statements
Automotive Scholarships March 31 Criteria varies
April
WSU Imagine Tomorrow Challenge April 1 Students (grades 9-12) register in teams of 2-5, addressing 1 of 3 challenges relating to sustainability, if choosen, participate in a weekend competition at WSU-Pullman
WIAA Smart Choices Scholarship April 1 Student athlete, planning to attend 4-year university, 3.2+gpa
P.E.O. Chapter DR Scholarship April 4 Women, dignity, sincerity, two letters of recommendation
LendEDU Scholarship April 15 Seniors planning to attend college, 2.5+ GPA, 750 word essay
Student-View Scholarship April 22 Senior, Random drawing scholarship, must complete a 15-20 minute scholarship
Sea Mar Assorted Scholarships April 30 A variety of scholarships, ncluding scholarships for students of migrant farm working families.
May
Washington ACTE Memorial Scholarship May 1 Interest in career and technical education, letters of rec.
EVHS Booster Club May 2 Current Senior
Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) Education Scholarship May 4 Three letters of recommendation, essay, acknowledgement by current BIAW member
Banner Bank/Spokane Indians College Scholarship Program May 8 Statement of why student deserves scholarship, official transcript, one or two letters of recommendation

CCD Law Spokane Community Scholarship May 11 High School seniors who reside n Spokane and will be attending college n the fall, 3.0+ GPA, 500 word essay on "How you would make the streets of Spokane Safer", two $500 scholarships
Aging Matters Scholarship May 15 Senior planning to attend a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university in the fall, short essay on why aging matters
Betty Drumheller Scholarship Spokane Democrats May 21

Spokane County resident, 2.0+gpa, acceptance to college, 20 hours community service

Contact:  secretary@spokanedemocrats.org

B Davis Scholarship May 22 Topic for 1000 word essay:  Pick a conroversial problem on high school or college/university campuses and suggest a solution - juniors and seniors
Robinson & Henry Family Law Scholarship May 31 3.0+ GPA, interest in family law
Hornbuckle Firm Scholarship May 31 3.5+ GPA, transcript, short essay
Tuite Law DUI Accident Scholarship May 31 3.0+GPA, been affected or know someone affected by DUI accident
SCW DREAMers Scholarship May 31 Immigrant, entered US before age 16, 3.0+ GPA
Fix the Photo Academic Scholarship May 31 Full time student or proof of acceptance into accredited college or university, 1500-2000 word essay
June
Odenza Vacations Scholarship June 1 Between ages 17-24, essay question and GPA: 2.5+
Washington Wine Industry Foundation June 1 Studying viticulture or enology
Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship June 1 Interest in business career, essay
Animation Career Scholarship June 1 Interest in animation career, essay
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship June 14 Senior, 500-1000 word essay
Numerica Student Ambassador Scholarship June 15 Senior, Numerica member, minimum community service hours
Big Sun Athletic Scholarship June 19 Senior, participation in any sport
Careers That Work June 22 Interest in attending any career college, academics
UW Balanced Man Scholarship June 26 Male, senior, attending UW inthe fall, excellent in classroom, sports, activities, and community involvement
The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship June 30 For seniors persuing a health related degree, essay, focus on mental health related to substance abuse, enrolled in or accepted to a credited college or university.
July
August
Summit Disability Law Group August 1 $1000 scholarship; must be enrolled in or accepted to a college or university in the United States; 3.5gpa, physician documented disability
PLU Matching Scholarship (PLUMS) August 14 Students attending PLU and receiving scholarships from any church congregation, funds matched

 

 

 

Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) - Changes to the Scholarship Application Process

 

Significant changes have been made to the scholarship application process.  All scholarship applications must be submitted via the CCS website.  Supplemental information needs to be scanned and emailed to CCS.  Detailed instructions and the scholarship application form can be found at:  ccs.spokane.edu/foundation.  Choose "Scholarships" then "Apply Now". 

 

Scholarship recipients are chosen by the end of May. 

 

Recipients are notified during the first week of June. 

 

Non-recipients are notified by the third week of June. 

 

If you have questions regarding the process, please contact Patci Ryan at CCS Foundation, 509-434-5128.