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     Scholarship Bulletin

    A.G. West/Black Hills High School
    January 18th, 2019 

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    Many of the following scholarships can be found on the sites listed above.

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    WUE
    Western University Exchange Program
    WUE is a regional tuition-reciprocity agreement that enables students from WICHE states to enroll in more than 150 participating two- and four-year public institutions at 150 percent of the enrolling institution's resident tuition.  GPA, ACT/SAT scores and program availability are part of the eligibility process.  You apply directly to your school of choice.  Please check the college website for application  date for the WUE.   Eligible students will receive this tuition waiver directly from the college.   For more information, go to http://wiche.edu/wue/advisors. 
     
     
    Washington State Education and Training Voucher
    Jan. 1-April 30th
    The ETV Program is a national program for youth who qualify and are likely to age out of the foster care system.
    ETV offers financial assistance to eligible youth to attend an accredited college, university, vocational or technical college.  You may be eligible for ETV if you meet any one of the following:
    You are 16 to 20, are currently in a dependency action in a Washington State or Tribal Court, are in the care and custody of the Department of Social and Health Services or Tribal Child Welfare agency, and in foster care.
    You are 18 to 20 and exited state or tribal foster care because you reached the age of majority.
    You were adopted or entered a relative guardianship on or after the age of 16 to 20.
    If you participated and received ETV funds prior to 21, you are eligible to the age of 23.
    For more information and the online application, go to http://independence.wa.gov/programs/etv-program/.
     
     
    Passport for Foster Youth Promise Program
    Created by the state of Washington, the Passport to College Promise Scholarship encourages foster youth to prepare for and succeed in college. Eligible foster youth can receive scholarships and other forms of financial aid that will help pay tuition and living expenses for up to five years of college. Scholars receive guidance from college academic and financial aid counselors, assistance finding housing during school breaks and over the summer, special consideration for the State Need Grant and State Work Study financial aid programs, and help finding student employment.  To apply. Complete the Passport Consent Form and mail to WSAC.  Address and further information can be found at http://www.readysetgrad.org/college/passport-foster-youth-promise-program.
     
     
     
    Alert Scholarship
    No deadline date.
    You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region. 
    ·         You must currently be a senior in high school.
    ·         Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
    ·         You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
    ·         You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).
    For details on essay requirements and admission instructions, go to http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php.
     
       
     
    Gene Juarez Academy Emerging Talent Scholarship Competition
    Application will be available beginning January 1, 2019
    Available to 2019 high school seniors applying for the Cosmetology program
    First Place – $7,500 scholarship
    Second Place – $5,000 scholarship
    Third Place – $2,500 scholarship
    Three winners will be selected between both campus locations
    Funded by Gene Juarez Academy
     
      
     
    Tacoma (WA) Links Scholarship
    Jan. 19th Deadline
    Applicant must be a U.S. citizen of African descent pursuing an undergraduate degree or technical training at an accredited technical college. 2. Applicant must be graduating from high school, continuing his/her educational training, or be attending a college or university in the United States in the fall following high school graduation. 3. Applicant must reside in the greater Puget Sound area including but not limited to Pierce County, Federal Way, Olympia, and Kitsap County. 4. Applicant must be registered at an educational institution on a full-time basis as defined by the institution. 5. Applicant must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.7 or higher.  For more information and application, go to https://tacomalinksinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019_Links_Scholarship_Application_17.pdf
     
     
     
    DECA Scholarship
    Jan. 19th Deadline
    Current DECA members are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  You will be required to create a login and password if you haven’t already done so.  For the online application, go to https://www.decadirect.org/2018/09/10/deca-scholarships-faqs/.
     
     
    Point Foundation Scholarship
    January 28th Deadline
    Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events.  Eligibility requirements include: you must be at least a high school senior, Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community, Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2019. Students enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in a United States territory are NOT eligible.  For more information, go to https://pointfoundation.org/thepoint/mission/.
     
      
    You Deserve It Scholarship
    Jan 29th Deadline
    Requirements for Eligibility:
    A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories
    B) You must be 16 years of age or older
    C) You must either be enrolled in a college/university or registered in a qualified high school
    D) You must be located within the United States
    Online Application is available at
    https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14667/ydi_scholarship_scholarship.php.  
    (This scholarship is offered multiple times throughout the year.)
     
     
     
    2019 Constitutional Speech Contest
    Jan 31st Deadline
    The American Legion’s National High School Oratorical Scholarship Program – “A Constitutional Speech Contest” aims to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students.  All contestants must be bona fide students herein described as any student under the age of twenty (20) years on the date of the National Contest who is presently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or home school) in which the curriculum of said school is considered to be of high school level, commencing with grade nine (9) and terminating with grade twelve (12).  Students must be enrolled in high school or junior high school during the time of participation at any level of The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest.  For more information and application, go to http://www.waconstitutionalspeechcontest.org/eligibility/.   Application must be sent to District 4 representative before the deadline
      
     
     Princeton Prize in Race Relations Award
     Jan 31 Deadline
    The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes and rewards high school students who have had a significant positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities through their volunteer efforts.
    Each committee evaluates applications on each of three criteria.
    The first is the significance of your activity and how it promotes racial harmony, understanding, and mutual respect among community members.  We also consider how important your role was in the activity.  Finally, we consider the scope and impact of your activity on the community.
    Two-Part Application
    There are two parts of the application — one for you and one for your sponsor. Your sponsor must be a teacher, advisor, community or religious leader, or other responsible adult, who is not related to you, and who oversaw your project or who has directly witnessed your project's outcome. They must be familiar with the work you are presenting for the Prize. Each part of the application can be completed separately online — OR — downloaded, printed and mailed. Both parts of the application are due by January 31, 2019.  For more information or application, go to https://pprize.princeton.edu/apply. 
     
     
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship
    Jan, 31st Deadline
    Scholarship America will select scholarship finalists on financial need, academic record, leadership and participation in school or community activities, work experience, personal statement, an outside appraisal, unusual personal or family circumstances and his/her essay on the impact of MS on his/her life.
    Must be a high school senior or applying for admission as a college freshman at time of application.
    Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
    Must be diagnosised with multiple sclerosis or have a parent diagnosised with multiple sclerosis.
    Must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.
    This award is for U.S. students.
    For more information and application, go to https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/all/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-scholarship/4264.

     
    Union Plus Scholarship
    Jan 31st Deadline
    This is a competitive scholarship. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. The required essays can account for up to half your total score. Scholarship applicants are judged by a committee of impartial post-secondary educators.  The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college or university, community college or technical or trade school at the time the award is issued. Awards must be used for the 2019 — 2020 school year.  Current and retired members of participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations). Note, grandchildren are not eligible unless the grandchild is a legal dependent (as defined by IRS regulations) of the union member.  For more information and a list of qualifying Unions, go to https://www.unionplus.org/page/union-plus-education-foundation.
     
     

    10 Words or Less Scholarship
    Jan 31st Deadline
    - $500
    A) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2019.
    B) This scholarship is provided by StudentScholarships.org. In order to apply for our scholarship follow these instructions:
    1. Go to www.facebook.com/myscholarships and place a comment on any post you see answering the question:
    In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve the $500 scholarship.
    2. Before or After writing your Answer you will also need to "Like" our Facebook page. Note we will only read the answers provided from people that have "Liked" our page.
    For more information or scholarship applications, go to https://studentscholarships.org/easy.php#sthash.EjdIF6r9.dpbs.
     
     
    I have a Dream Scholarship
    January 31st Deadline
    Applicants must: Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
    Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
    Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.  Submit an online written response to the question:
    "We want to know... what do you dream about? Whether it's some bizarre dream you had last week, or your hopes for the future, share your dreams with us for a chance to win $1,500 for college." (250 words or less)
    Go to https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/i-have-a-dream-scholarship.
     
     
    Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
    Feb.1st Deadline
    The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of minority students who aspire to attend college but also to guide them through the process of higher education.
    To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:
    Be a graduating high school senior; Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States;  Show leadership potential;  Demonstrate a dedication to community service;  Present evidence of financial need;  Be a United States citizen;  Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;  One letter of recommendation is required.
    For more information and online application, go to https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/.
     
     
    Elks Legacy Award
    Feb 1st Deadline
    For the 2019 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2016, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2016, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2019. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
    The applicant must be a high school senior.
    The applicant must apply online only.
    If the applicant's parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent's Elks Lodge.
    Applicants must take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) by December 31, 2018.
    This online application is available at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm?CFID=232976953&CFTOKEN=f1adea36f1552676-EEF50D0C-BF5A-BE24-5CEAB37EC812BE99#WhoIsEligible.
     
     
    American Indian Endowed Scholarship
    Feb 1st Deadline
    This program provides educational scholarships on a competitive basis to high-achieving, low-income resident students who have close social and cultural ties to an American Indian tribe or community within the state. Recipients demonstrate academic merit and a commitment to serve the American Indian communities in Washington.  This scholarship is supported by the Washington Student Achievement Council.  The application can be found at https://readysetgrad.wa.gov/sites/default/files/final_2019-20.aies.application-fillable_form.pdf.  You must print off the completed application and follow the mailing instructions.
     
     
     American Meteorological Society Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship
    Feb 8th Deadline
    AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship program is open to all high school students and designed to encourage study in the atmospheric and related sciences.
    To be eligible to apply for this scholarship:
    Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold p
    Applicants must be entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2019 as a full-time student and plan to pursue a degree in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. Marine biology does not meet this requirement.  Students eligible to apply for this scholarship may also apply to the AMS Minority Scholarship Program if all requirements are met but can only accept one scholarship if selected for both.  For more information, go to https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/information-for/students/ams-scholarships-and-fellowships/ams-freshman-undergraduate-scholarship/.
     
     
    Washington State Fair Scholarship
    Feb 11th Deadline
    The Fair Chance Scholarship is awarded to fourteen students from across the state of Washington pursuing higher education at an accredited two or four year college, university or trade/technical school. Students must be either a graduating high school senior or an adult learner/returning student. All applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7. Applicants must also be currently working, volunteering, or involved in a school-sponsored activity at least 8 hours per month, on average. Prior involvement with the Fair (4H, FFA, etc.) and financial need may be considered, though neither is a requirement.
    The Anderson Criminal Justice Scholarship is awarded to a student in Washington state pursuing a career in the field of criminal justice. Washington residents who are either graduating seniors or returning students/adult learners are applicable for this scholarship. Preference will be given to students pursuing a career in law enforcement. The $5,000 award is payable over two years ($2,500 per year).
    More information and online application can be found at https://thefairfoundation.awardspring.com/Home/Scholarships.
     
     
     Tumwater Soccer Club Scholarship
    Feb 15th Deadline
    The Tumwater Soccer Club is offering up to a total of $4,000 in scholarships to be used for expenses for post High School education. Scholarship(s) will be awarded to the top scoring applicant(s).  All candidates must meet the following requirements.
    1.          Complete the attached application form.
    2.         Include an essay of less than 500 words addressing the theme “What youth soccer has meant to me.”
    3.         Mail the application form and the essay to:
    Tumwater Soccer Club Scholarship
    PO Box 14304
    Tumwater, WA  98511
    Application is available here.
     
      
     
    Scholarship for Military Children Program
    Feb 15th Deadline
    (Opens mid December)
    Only dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active military duty personnel, reserve/guard and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty (also see Heroes' Legacy Scholarship) or survivors of individuals who died while receiving retired pay from the military, may apply for a scholarship.  Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a full-time undergraduate program of study leading to a bachelor's degree at an accredited U.S. college or university in the fall term of 2019. High school applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis). College applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. College freshmen must submit a first semester college transcript.
    For more information and online application, go to https://www.militaryscholar.org/sfmc/apply.html.
     
     
     
    Military Commanders Scholarship
    Feb 16th Deadline
    Applicants to the Military Commnders' Scholarship Fund must:
    be dependent children of active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the United States military who hold valid Exchange & Commissary shopping privileges at the time of application,
    be high school seniors or graduates who have not attended college yet and plan to enroll in a full time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year and
    have a minimum cumulative 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, at the time of application.
    For more information and access to this application, go to https://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/militarycommanders/application.html. 
    Only 100 applications will be accepted.
     
     
    WSECU Scholarship
    Feb 18th Deadline
    It's the time of year when we extend an invitation to our members who are beginning or continuing their higher education.   Applications are being accepted until Feb. 18, 2019
    Recipients are selected and notified in the Spring.  WSECU members of all ages are welcome to apply.
    $1,500 awards for two-year college/vocational school.  $2,500 awards for four-year undergraduate and graduate programs.  For access to this online application, go to https://wsecu.org/scholarships. 
     
     
     
    Gordon A Rich Memorial Foundation Scholarship
    Feb 20th Deadline
    GAR will accept applications in the winter of 2018-19 for grants for the 2019-2020 school year. GAR's mission is to award grants to support the higher education goals of its recipients. The recipients of GAR scholarships are exceptionally qualified high school students with demonstrated financial need whose parents or guardians have, or had, a career in the financial services industry.  For more information and application, go to http://www.gordonrich.org/html/index.html.
     
     
    Toyota TeenDrive 365 Video Challenge
    Feb 28th Deadline
    Learning to drive is one of the coolest times for a teen. But facts have shown it can be extremely dangerous. You have the power to inspire your fellow teens, maybe better than a teacher or a parent can, because you know what messages will be the most powerful. Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe teen driving. Your video's message should be one that would resonate with you and your peers. If your friends - and teens throughout the United States - were going to watch one video that made them think twice about making bad decisions behind the wheel, what would that video be?   For more information and submission rules, go to http://www.teendrive365inschool.com/video-challenge.
     
     
    Army Engineer Spouses Club Scholarships
    Feb. 28th Deadline

    Army Engineer Memorial Award
    The Army Engineer Spouses Club announces the Army Engineer Memorial Awards.  The AEMA is available to qualifying high school seniors who plan to continue their education at an accredited college, university, technical school or vocational school. 

    Geraldine K Morris Award
    The awardee must be enrolled in a program leading to a nursing degree or nursing certification.  This award is renewable, based on GPA, provided a student maintains fulltime enrollment in a nursing program. 
     
    Both these awards are based on academic and extracurricular achievement during high school, along with a written essay.  For more information and application, go to http://www.armyengineerspouses.com/aema-2019-application.html.
     
     
    Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
    Feb. 28th Deadline
    Washington state has one of the fastest growing economies with more science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and health care jobs than we can fill. WSOS connects our state’s leading industries with top Washington talent by reducing barriers to education and training and building pathways into high-demand careers for low- and middle-income students. 
    Eligible students must:  Complete a short, online application and submit an official transcript.
              Be a WA resident pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an eligible WA state college or university. 
              Earn a high school diploma or GED from a WA state high school by June 2019 or completed six or fewer college quarters(four or fewer semesters)by fall                of 2018.
              Pursue a high-demand STEMor health care major.
              Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 at time of application.
              Have a family income not to exceed 125% of the median WA state family income. 
    For more information and online application, go to www.waopportunityscholarship.org.
     
     
     
    Washington State Governors’ Scholarship
    Feb 28th Deadline
    To be considered for the Washington State Governors’ Scholarship students must:
    Be a high school senior on track to graduate from a Washington state high school or be on track to obtain a GED from a Washington state institution by June 2019.
    Have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.0.
    Plan to enroll fulltime by fall 2019 at an eligible college or university in the state of Washington.
    Have resided in Washington state for at least three academic years prior to graduating from high school or obtaining a GED.
    Have applied for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the free Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)
    Meet one of the following criteria (either currently or until age 18):
    Placed by a Washington State court order in any of the following living situations:
    Foster Care, Guardianship or Dependency Guardianship (non-relatives, relatives, residential/group care)
    Placed in federally-recognized care (private nonprofit agency in Washington state),  classified as unaccompanied minor and rendered legal permanent residency in the United States
    Placed under a dependency tribal court order outside of your home. 
    Online application available at https://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/supports-and-scholarships/governors/governors---application.
     
     
     
    Sweet and Simple Scholarship
    Feb 28th Deadline
    Applicants must be thirteen years of age or older at the time of application, be legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2020) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education and submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the topic:  ;Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it’s the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you.  Must be an undergraduate student, a graduate student or a postgraduate student, Must attend a university, a four-year college, two-year college or a vocational-tech school, Must be at least 13 years old, Citizenship requirements: US, Both full-time and part-time students.  For more information and online application, go to https://www.petersons.com/scholarship/sweet-simple-scholarship-111_191000.aspx
      
     
     Cascade Warbirds Memorial Scholarship
    Feb 28th Deadline
    Cascade Warbirds has teamed with Galvin Flight Training at Boeing Field, Seattle, WA, to provide the scholarship recipient with tuition, books and supplies, and two introductory instructional flights. The ground school portion comprises classroom lectures, visual presentations, group discussions, practical exercises, and field trips over a period of approximately 55 hours. Classes generally meet two weeknights per week for two and one-half hours and one Saturday per week for four hours over a period of six weeks. Successful completion of this Private Pilot Ground School will qualify the student to take the FAA’s Private Pilot Written Exam.  For more information on this opportunity and the application, go to http://www.cascadewarbirds.org/scholarship.htm. 
     
     
    Centralia College Scholarship
    March 1st Deadline
    This application is used for the awarding of scholarships by Centralia College.
    REQUIREMENTS
    1. Have a high school diploma or GED by June 30, 2019.
    2. Have a strong academic record.
    3. Plan to attend Centralia College as a full-time student (minimum of 12 college credits each quarter).
    4. Apply for admission to Centralia College and receive Student Identification Number (SID#). SID# is required on the scholarship application. To apply for admission visit: www.centralia.edu/admissions. Allow a minimum of 3 - 5 business days to receive your SID#. Apply early!
    5. Observe all timelines and deadlines for submitting application materials.
    6. Successfully submit a completed 2019-2020 Centralia College Scholarship application and the required documents (official transcript and letter of recommendation) NO LATER THAN March 1, 2019. Letters of recommendation are required for STEM and BAS applicants, however preferred but not required for other applicants.  Application can be found at https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/53669-Centralia-College. 
     
     
    Wendy Jackson Hall Memorial Scholarship
    March 1 Deadline
    The Wendy Jackson Hall Scholarship Fund has been established in Wendy's memory to support others whose creativity and love of the arts leads them to pursue an education in the visual arts and to share this love with the larger community.
    Applicant must:
    ·         be a graduating high school senior from a Washington state public high school
    ·         demonstrate artistic talent in the visual arts
    ·         have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher
    ·         show a love of the arts and a desire to encourage artistic endeavors within the general community
    ·         be accepted into the art program of an accredited four-year U.S. college or university and intend to enroll as a full-time student in the academic year following high school graduation
    ·         provide evidence of financial need.
    This online application and information is available at http://www.jacksonhall.com/.
     
     
    Elks Vocational Grant
    March 1st Deadline
    Any graduating Senior High School student and/or General Education student, who is a U.S. Citizen is eligible, receiving a diploma or certificate during the current program year and planning to pursue an eligible Vocational/Technical Course, above and supplemental to High School or Preparatory School, may apply.
    For more information and application, go to https://waelks.org/what-we-do/scholarships.
     
     
    Robert J Handy, WSSR-Foundation and Neil D Prescott Scholarships
    March 1st Deadline
    The Washington State School Retirees' Association (WSSRA) invites senior students of your school who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply for the above scholarships. These awards are given to students who wish to have a career in the "field of education". Their degree could be in one of these majors: teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, or psychologist.  The forms must be filled-out online, printed and mailed to the WSSRA District Representative for the student's area. The District Representative's name and address will be displayed once the student has entered the zip code where requested for his/her school.  For more information and application, go to https://wssra.org/forms/scholarship-application/.
     
     
    American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship
    March 1st Deadline
    The Scout who best meets the qualifications outlined in the nomination application will be selected as the 2019 American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year by the National Americanism Commission.  For  more information or application, please go to https://www.legion.org/scholarships/eaglescout.
     
     
     American Legion Auxiliary Department Gift Scholarship
    March 1st Deadline
    Must be a senior in high school and a child, grandchild or great-grandchild of a deceased or disabled veteran.  Application includes an essay, letter of recommendations, transcript and statement of the military service of the Veteran through whom applicant is eligible.  Completed applications must be mailed and received by the deadline.  Mail to American Legion Auxiliary
    PO Box 5867
    Lacey, WA  98509-5867
     
     
    Florene Lemcke Memorial Scholarship in Fine Arts
    March 1st Deadline
    The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Washington, will award a scholarship for study in Fine Arts including painting, drawing, photography, literature, architecture, sculpture, poetry, music, dance and drama.  You must be a Washington resident, child, grandchild or great-grandchild of a veteran and a senior in high school.
      Completed applications must be mailed and received by the deadline.
     Mail to American Legion Auxiliary
    PO Box 5867
    Lacey, WA  98509-5867

     
    Marguerite Mc’Alpin Memorial Scholarship
    March 1st Deadline
    This scholarship is available through the American legion Auxiliary, Department of Washington to those who are pursuing a degree in Nursing, a Washington resident and a child, grandchild or great-grandchild of a veteran.  Application includes an essay, letter of recommendations, transcript and statement of the military service of the Veteran through whom applicant is eligible.  Completed applications must be mailed and received by the deadline. 
    Mail to American Legion Auxiliary
    PO Box 5867
    Lacey, WA  98509-5867

     

     Children of Warriors National Presidents Scholarship
    March 1st  Deadline
    The American Legion Auxiliary is awarding this scholarship to 15 students nationally, who are children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion.  For more information and the required dates, please check the application.
    Completed applications must be mailed and received by the deadline. 
    Mail to American Legion Auxiliary
    PO Box 5867
    Lacey, WA  98509-5867
     
     
     
    Microsoft disability Scholarship
    March 1st Deadline
    The disAbility Scholarship at Microsoft delivers on the mission of Microsoft’s cross disability employee resource group to empower and enable people with disabilities. To be considered for the Microsoft disAbility Scholarship, you must:
    1.     Be a current high school senior living with a disability (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or other disability.
    2.     Plan to attend an undergraduate program in a 2 or 4-year University/College or Technical College in the fall of the academic year following high-school graduation. Schools must be in the USA or have a USA-Affiliate for financial transactions (contact Seattle Foundation to verify non-USA school’s eligibility).
    3.     Declare an approved major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing).
    4.     Demonstrate a passion for technology.
    5.     Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community.
    6.     Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    7.     Require financial assistance to attend college.
    8.     Enrollment status must be full-time or half-time. 
    For more information on how to apply and the application, go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/microsoftdisabilityscholarship.aspx.
     
     
    Marine Corps Scholarship
    March 1st Deadline
    The Foundation’s scholarships support children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school—whether that be a career training or trade school, community college, or four-year university.  The scholarships are need-based and are awarded to every eligible applicant! 
    For more information on this opportunity, go to www.mcsf.org/apply.
     
     
    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Scholarship
    March 1st Deadline
    Criteria
    1. Available to graduating High School Seniors graduating in either Pierce or Thurston Counties.
    2. Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    3. Recipient must demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and extensive community involvement. Applicants will be required to provide documentation of service activities. Preference will be given for members of the Zeta Phi Beta, and Phi Beta Sigma youth auxiliaries.  For more information, see attached scholarship application
     
     
    Edward W Stimpson Aviation Award Scholarship
    March 1st Deadline
    GAMA is an international trade association dedicated to fostering and advancing the general welfare, safety, interests, and activities of the global business and general aviation industry.  An applicant must: 1. Be a current student at a U.S. high school, graduating in the spring of 2019; 2. Be accepted to and enrolling in an institution for an aviation-related degree program (e.g., flight training, aviation management, aerospace engineering, aviation maintenance); and 3. Have a 3.0 or better grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).  Application is available here and on WashBoard.org. 
     
     
     
    The following scholarships are sponsored by the Seattle Foundation and may be found on multiple sites including WashBoard.org.  To get access through WashBoard.org, you will need to build a profile on the site.  There are many other scholarships available through this website for Washington state students.  
     
    C.E. Boucher Memorial Scholarship
    March 1st Deadline
    1. Be attending the School of Engineering at the University of Washington, Washington State University, University of Oregon or Oregon State University.
    2. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better.
    3. Be an Oregon or Washington State resident
    4. Be prepared to use the award in the next academic year to continue at the School of Engineering at the University of Washington, Washington State University, University of Oregon or Oregon State University.
    Information and application can be found at http://www.collegeplan.org/cpnow/pnwguide/onlineaps/cebonap.htm. or on WashBoard.org.


    Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship

    March 1st Deadline
    This $5,000 renewable scholarship is available to students from the Pacific Rim states of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii; preference will be given to students of Japanese or other Asian ancestry, including multi-ethnic Asians.  Application can be found on WashBoard.org.


    Walter H. Meyer - Garry L. White Memorial Educational Fund
    March 1st Deadline
    Must be a Washington resident, attending a 2 or 4 year public or private college/university in the US, Canada or Europe.  Demonstrate financial need and include the required information and documentation More information can be found at http://www.collegeplan.org/cpnow/pnwguide/onlineaps/mwonap.htm or on WashBoard.org.

     
    Joan Hill Scholarship
    March 1st Deadline
    The Joan Hill Scholarship is available to all students regardless of their class standing but this scholarship gives preference to students that have experienced adversity outside of the classroom and have shown perseverance and determination in overcoming that adversity.  For more information and application , go to WashBoard.org. 


    Patricia Fisher Endowed Scholarship
    March 1st Deadline
    Established by the Seattle Association of Black Journalists, the Scholarship fund will help students of color who are from or attending college in Washington state and who are pursuing college careers in journalism. The scholarship was established to honor Patricia Fisher, a Puget Sound native, journalist, educator and role model for her support of young people and her contributions to the community. Awards are based on scholastic achievement, financial need, community service and a serious interest in print, photo, broadcast journalism or multimedia/ online. Scholarships range from $500-$2,500.  This scholarship is available through WashBoard.org.


    Lambeth Family Scholarship
    March 1st Deadline
    The purpose of the Lambeth Family Scholarship is to honor and to give financial support to a deserving student pursuing a degree in engineering, natural sciences, mathematics, computer science or business For more information and application, log on to WashBoard.org.
     
    To apply for the above opportunities, you may be require to build a profile on WashBoard.org before accessing the applications.
     
     
    Sound Credit Union
    March 2nd Deadline
    Eligibility Requirements: You must be an active member of the Credit Union, include a Current high school transcript, Information regarding participation in school, community, and/or work activities, Parent/Guardian’s occupation and employer, Parent/Guardian’s 2016 and 2017 gross annual income before taxes, Names of colleges currently attended by children in your family (if any)’
    Personal statement (one page maximum, double spaced) on the following topics:
    ·         What are your goals for your education?
    ·         How will your college experience help you achieve your future goals?
    ·         What activities/experiences have made you the person you are today and what impact did they have in your life?
    Notice: Please be prepared to complete the application in one sitting. There will not be an option to save and return later.
    For more information and application, go to https://www.soundcu.com/scholarship-application/
     
     
    Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest
    March 4th Deadline
    Teens from grades 9-12 are invited to share their stories about cancer in personal essays of 500 to 2000 words.  Essays can be about their own experience of a personal diagnosis or about their experience with the diagnosis of a loved one, schoolmate or friend.  For more information on this opportunity, go to https://cancerpathways.org/cancer-unwrapped/ 
     
     
     
    National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Foundation Scholarship
    March 8th Deadline
    The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice.
    Eligibility Criteria: You must (1.) Be classified as a high school senior during the current 2018-19 school year and legally reside in one of the 4 regions indicated above. (2.) Have maintained an outstanding academic achievement record as reflected by an official high school transcript; and (3.) Demonstrate an aptitude for college work as measured by SAT or ACT scores.  Transcipt, SAT/ACR scores and letters of recommendation are required.
      For more information or application, go to https://www.niada.com/uploads/dynamic_areas/MsQtKOp5JCu0aGSQuKmM/25179/Scholarship%20Application_4page%20%202018-2019.pdf.
     
     
     
     Ewing C Kelly
    March 10th Deadline
    The Kelly Foundation of Washington is offering $2,500 awards for its scholarship program, the Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship.  This award is named in honor of Ewing C. Kelly, a longtime radio and television broadcaster.
    Eligibility:  1) Applicant must be accepted, or have an application pending, at an accredited institution of higher learning, public or private and including community colleges; 2) must be a senior-level student at a public or private high school (or home school); 3) must have a composite score of 20 on the ACT or a composite score of 1030 on the recently revised SAT if planning to attend a 4-year school (no test scores required for 2-year school); 4) must be a U.S. citizen or have a green card.  Application is available here. 
     
     
     
    BBB Foundation Students of Integrity Scholarship
    March 11th Deadline
    Submit a 500-word essay discussing Why BBB and Trust are important to local businesses and communities. Requirement: Find a BBB Accredited Business or Charity to write about. Interviews and photos are encouraged. Discuss viewpoints and give examples where applicable. The essay should be 500 words or less—typed and double-spaced. Please include your name and high school’s name in the header of every page. All components of the application must be submitted at one time. All essays become property of BBB. No mailed applications will be accepted. View sample Torch Talk articles here: trust-bbb.org/torchtalk/category/local-news/.
    For more information and application, go to https://bbb-scholarship.org/scholarships/essay/rules/.
     
     
    Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarship
    March 15th Deadline
    You are eligible to apply if you:  Have a valid military ID card   -AND-  Are the immediate family member (child or spouse) of an active duty Army soldier assigned to and residing within a fifty mile radius of JBLM
      -OR-  Are a surviving family member of an Army soldier residing within a fifty mile radius of JBLM
      -OR- Are a family member of a retired Army soldier residing within a fifty mile radius of JBLM.    You will need a transcript, letter of recommendation and an essay.  For more information and application, go to https://www.fortlewisscholarship.com/application-packets/. 
     
    National High School Essay Contest
    March 15th Deadline
    Eligibility: Students whose parents are not in the Foreign Service are eligible to participate if they are in grades nine through twelve in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, or if they are U.S. citizens attending high school overseas. Students may be attending a public, private, or parochial school. Entries from home-schooled students are also accepted.  For the prompt and further information, go to http://www.afsa.org/essay-contest.


    Washington Masonic Charities
    March 16th Deadline
    Washington Masonic Charities is proud to offer scholarships for deserving high school seniors throughout the state of Washington. Masons believe strongly in investing in the education of young people - tens of thousands of dollars a year in scholarships are provided to youth by Masonic Lodges across the state. Washington Masonic Charities partners with the Grand Lodge of Washington to provide scholarships.  This scholarship is available through WashBoard.org.
     
     
     
     WSSAF Foundation Scholarship
    March 23rd Deadline (Extended from 2/23)
    The Washington State Society of American Foresters (WSSAF) is accepting scholarship applications from students pursuing an education in Forestry. The scholarship is available to individuals who will be attending, full time during the 2018–2019 school year, a Forestry Program at one of the following schools: · University of Washington, Seattle · Washington State University, Pullman · Green River College · Spokane Community College · Grays Harbor College · Washington State residents attending an SAF-accredited program (outside of Washington State) in professional forestry or forest technology.  For more information and application, go to http://www.washington.forestry.org/sites/default/files/2018%20to%202019%20SAF%20Scholarship%20Application.pdf.
     
     
     
    Paul S Mills Scholarship
    March 30th Deadline
    The Paul S. Mills Scholarship program offers scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate education in a financial service related field. This may include finance, accounting, insurance or risk management, actuarial sciences, and related fields of business.  For more information and online application, go to https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/undergraduate-scholarships/paul-s-mills-scholarship/.
     
     
    Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award
    March 31st Deadline
    Any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States.
    Maximum student age of 18 at time of local entry.
    Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
    Applicant does not have to be related to a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member to participate, but the student must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary.  Our local chapter is in Lacey.  For more information, visit https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest/.   See Mrs. Jones with questions about  submissions.
     


    2019 TwinStar Community Foundation High School Scholarship
    March 31st Deadline
    TwinStar Foundation is awarding 15 college scholarships to graduating seniors.  You must be a member in good standing with the credit union.  Official transcript is required.  Visit https://www.twinstarcu.com/sites/default/files/attachments/2019-HS-Scholarship-Application.pdf the application.


    Janice M Scott Memorial Scholarship
    March 31st Deadline
    The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to honor Mrs. Scott who was among the 125 individuals who perished in Pentagon during the attacks by terrorists on the morning of September 11, 2001.  The foundation will issue between three and five $2,500 scholarships this year. These awards are one time awards.
    For more information and application, go to https://jmscottmemorialfund.org/apply/.
     
      
    OBee Credit Union Scholarship
    April 1st Deadline
    Eligibility:
    ·         Applicants must have an O Bee account in their own name. They may open an account (apply for membership) at the time they submit their application.
    ·         Scholarships will be granted only to students attending public colleges or trade schools within their state of residence. Those attending private or out-of-state will not be considered.
    ·         For access to this application, go to
    https://www.obee.com/Everyday-Banking/Youth-Services/SCHOLARSHIPS.
     
     
     
     
    WIAA Smart Choices College Scholarship
    April 1st Deadline
    The WIAA, Dairy Farmers of Washington, and Les Schwab Tires are pleased to announce the seventh annual Smart Choices College Scholarship which will recognize one female and one male high school student for their achievements in athletics/activities, the community, and the classroom with $5,000 college scholarships to the college or university of their choice.  Eligibility requirements include a minimum GPA of 3.2, consume dairy products,  plan on attending a 4yr college, and participate in a WIAA sanctioned high school sport or activity during the 2017-18 school year.   For more information, go to  wiaa.com/SmartChoices.
      
     
    Olympia Master Builders Education Scholarship
    April 11th Deadline
    The Olympia Master Builders (OMB) Education Foundation is accepting applications for scholarship grants
    ranging up to $2500 to college and/or vocational/technical school-bound students, who currently reside
    within Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Pacific or Grays Harbor Counties.
    Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and intend to pursue studies leading to a career in the building industry, such as (but not limited to): Engineering, Architecture, Drafting, Industrial Design, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC and Construction Management.  Application can be found here or at https://omb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019-OMB-Education-Foundation-Scholarship-Application-final.pdf.
     
     
     
    American Legion Legacy Scholarship
    April 15th Deadline
    The Legacy Scholarship is available for children whose parents lost their lives while honorably serving on active duty on or after 9/11, as well as for children of post-9/11 veterans with a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or higher.
    Apply online at www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy.


    Michael T Simmons PTO Alumni Scholarship
    April 19th Deadline
    This opportunity is for graduating seniors who: attend a TSD high school, attended MTS for a minimum of 4 years and have volunteered at MTS-PTO events over the course of high school.  Letters of reference on community service, academics and high school transcripts must to be included with application.  Applications must be RECEIVED by MTS-PTO by the 4/19th deadline. Application is available here.
     
     
    Friends of Olympia Farmers Market
    Robert J Meyer Organic Farming Scholarship
    April 30th Deadline
    This scholarship is intended to grant college tuition funds and supplement college costs to local individuals, who have a similar interest in organic and sustainable agriculture, as did Robert J. Meyer. In addition, applicants should have a commitment, the disposition and passion for gaining the knowledge, skills, and business & the technical aptitude that will result in making a contribution to improve South Puget Sound based sustainable organic agriculture system and ecosystem.  
    For more information and application,  go to  http://www.farmers-market.org/scholarship/.
     
     
    Tumwater Hill Elementary
    May 3rd  Deadline
    Completed application must be delivered to THE by the deadline.  You must have attended THE at some time during elementary school, include a transcript, community service verification and at least one letter of reference.  Applications must be mailed or delivered to THE by the due date.  For application, click here or see the Career Center.
     
     
    BIAW Education Program Scholarship
    May 10th Deadline
    Who Should Apply?
    • Washington state residents only  • Students who will be applying to any Washington state accredited community,
    vocational/technical college or university  • Students who can demonstrate a need for additional funding to complete their programs in  a construction industry-related field of study.  For more information, go to https://www.biaw.com/PDFs/Programs/scholarship_app_19_fillable.pdf or click here.
     
     
     
    AED Superstore $1000 College Scholarship
    May 31st  Deadline
    Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurring out of hospital claims over 350,000 lives each year, but still, many people are unaware of the dangers of this condition. This essay or video submission must correlate with one of the 6 facts stated in the scholarship information.  For more information about this opportunity, go to https://www.aedsuperstore.com/scholarship.html.
     
     
    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
    June 14th Deadline
    To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com
    Topic:
    Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.
    For access to this online application, go to http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php.
     
     
     
    Consolidated Foodservice Scholarship
    June 15th Deadline
    The Consolidated Foodservice scholarship is provided to high school students or currently enrolled college students who are looking to enter the Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management fields. This scholarship has been set up to support the next generation of innovative chefs and restaurant managers. Selection will be based, primarily, on the submitted essays.  Short online application form including contact information, current school, intended major, and an essay of up to 500 words describing the applicant's interest in culinary arts or the hospitality industry. All applications and essays must be submitted online no later than the deadline date. Go to https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/company-sponsored/food-and-beverage-company-sponsored-scholarships/consolidated-foodservice-scholarship/1005908 for more information.
     
    BigSun Scholarship
    June 19th Deadline
    The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
    Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com  to learn how to apply.
     
     
    Careers That Work
    June 24th Deadline
    This scholarship is available to graduating seniors attending participating technical and vocational colleges in the Pacific Northwest.  Your application must be verified by the school.  For a list of participating schools and the online application, please go to http://www.nwcareercolleges.org/scholarships/careers-that-work/.

     
    Gene Juarez Academy Scholarship
    June 22nd Deadline
    Gene Juarez Academy awards graduating high school seniors $1,000 per Cosmetology program applicant and $500 per Manicuring program applicant who meet the following requirements.
    Apply at https://genejuarezacademy.edu/paying-for-school/scholarships/gj-academy-high-school-scholarship/
     
     
    Korean American Scholarship
    June 30th Deadline
    (Scholarship application available April 1st.
    Qualifications for Scholarship Eligibility:
    Will be a full time student at a school in one of the designated Western region states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming ) during the 2018-19 school year.  Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    Can demonstrate need for financial assistance.  For more information, go to http://www.kasf.org/western.
     
     
     
    American Legion Baseball Scholarship
    July 15th Deadline
    The player must: • Attach a copy of his official high school transcript. • Have graduated from high school.
    • Be on a current roster (American Legion National Baseball Electronic Registration Form) filed with National
    Headquarters. • Be part of a team affiliated with an American Legion post. • Have three letters of testimony attached to application.  Application available at https://www.legion.org/documents/baseball/baseball_scholarship.pdf.
     
     
     
     
    Flavor of the Month Scholarship
    July 31, 2019
    This application includes a short original, previously unpublished written response to the scholarship topic, "Summer and ice cream go hand-in-hand. In fact, July is National Ice Cream Month and that's the inspiration behind this award. We think people are very similar to ice cream; some are nutty, others a little exotic, while some are very comforting. If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why? The student's written response must be written in English, with correct spelling and grammar, and it must not exceed 250 words.  Go to https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/weird/weird-scholarships/unigo-flavor-of-the-month-scholarship-2019/1003657 for more information.
     
     
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     Passport for Foster Youth Promise Program
    This program is available to students who spend at least one year in foster care after their 16th birthday, a Washington resident, enrolled at least half-time in an eligible college by age 21 and have nor earned a bachelor’s degree.  For more information, see the Career Center or go to http://wsac.wa.gov/sites/default/files/Passportbrochure2010update_0.pdf

     

    STEM Scholarship
    Centralia College
    If you are interested in pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math, Centralia College is offering a great opportunity with a STEM scholarship.  This scholarship provides full tuition/plus for a student pursuing degree in one of the above fields.  Requirements for this scholarship are a minimum 3.0 grade in Pre-Calculus and two high school STEM-related classes such as Calculus, physics, chemistry, biology or earth science. To apply for the STEM Scholarship, go to http://www.centralia.edu/admissions/finaid/scholarships.html or call Centralia College @ 360.736.9391, ext 261

     
     
    Southwest Washington Pipe Trades Joint Apprenticeship and Training
    This organization is accepting applications beginning Jan 6th for apprenticeship opportunities.  Depending upon employer demand, interviews for placement on the waiting list will be tentatively scheduled later in the year. 
    Must be 18, have your high school diploma, valid WA driver’s license, passed the COMPASS exam within the 12 months of applying.  Applications are available at
    Southwest Washington Pipe Trades Training Center
    8501 Zenith Court NE
    Lacey, WA  98516
    Contact them for more information.