Most scholalrship applications require the student to write essays, acquire letters of recommendation, attain official transcripts, etc.
Please allow adequete time to tcomplete the necessary steps for each application.
BloodWorks NW Scholarship
To receive a tuition award, a student must:
Be at least 16 years old.
There are several ways to earn money with blood drives.
Be enrolled in high school or an accredited educational institution.
If you’d like to host a community blood drive, you’ll be partnered with one of our local donor recruitment representatives who will help you every step of the way. Your representative will help you identify a site, choose a date, and develop an overall strategy. We’ll even provide the juice and cookies that you’ll supply the donors! For more information, go to https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/host-blood-drive/scholarship-drives.
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/.
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
Military Officers Association of America
January 15th Deadline- EXTENDED TO JANUARY 30TH!
The Olympia Area Chapter of the MOAA is offering a scholarship to graduating seniors. Scholarships will be based on academic excellence, community service, extracurricular activity, letters of recommendation and an essay submitted by the student. For the online application, go to https://www.moaaolympia.org/scholarships
You can mail the completed application with all required documents to Olympia Area Chapter, MOAA PO BOX 5957 Lacey, WA 98509-5957.
United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship
January 22nd Deadline
For more information and eligibility requirements please go to, https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12734/united_states_jci_senate_scholarships_scholarship.php
Point Foundation Scholarship
January 25th 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 2021. 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/point-apply/apply-now/
Equitable Excellence Scholarship
January 28th Deadline
Equitable ExcellenceSM award winners come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, but are united by their drive, determination, and strong character.
Applicants to the Equitable ExcellenceSM Scholarship must:
*Demonstrate courage, strength and wisdom as shown by community impact through volunteer service
*Be high school seniors planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States.
*Be a United States citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.
For more information and to apply, go to https://equitable.com/foundation/equitable-excellence-scholarship
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.
Washington State Governors’ Scholarship
January 31st 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 2020.
Have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.0.
Plan to enroll fulltime by fall 2020 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.
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. 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/benefits/education/union-plus-scholarships
2020 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/ Application must be sent to District 4 representative before the deadline.
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
February 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/.
The NOAA Office of Education 2020
February 1st Deadline
Our student scholarship programs provide opportunities for undergraduate students to gain hands-on experience while pursuing research and educational training in NOAA-mission sciences. The Hollings and Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarship share a common application and students who are eligible for both programs are encouraged to apply to both. For more information, go to https://www.noaa.gov/office-education/scholarships
Washington NASA Space Grant for Incoming Freshman
February 1st Deadline
UW Space Grant scholarships range from $2,000 to $5,000. Must major in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics discipline at the University of Washington. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Only majors in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics are eligible for support. WSGC applications are open to students planning to attend any of the three UW campuses (Bothell, Seattle or Tacoma). For more information and the online application, go to https://waspacegrant.org/students/studentships/uw-firstyear/
McDonald’s HACER Scholarship Program
McDonald's HACER Program was created in 1985 to grant eligible Hispanic students financial aid so they can achieve their dreams through higher education.
A) You're a high school senior
B) You're a legal U.S. resident
C) You're younger than 21 years old
D) You carry a minimum 3.0 GPA
E) You're eligible to attend a two- or four‑year college or university with a full-time course of study
F) You'll disclose other scholarship programs that you've applied for
G) You'll enroll and attend an accredited institution in the academic year after your selection (verification needed, as scholarship funds are paid directly to the schools.
H) You have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage
For more information and access to online application, go to https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html
American Meteorological Society Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship
Feb 5th 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 permanent resident status.
Applicants must be entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2020 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. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0. 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/.
Elks Legacy Award
February 5th Deadline
For the 2021 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, 2018, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2018, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2021. 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.
This online application is available at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm?CFID=232976953&CFTOKEN=f1adea36f1552676-EEF50D0C-BF5A-BE24-5CEAB37EC812BE99#WhoIsEligible.
Washington State Fair Scholarship
February 5th Deadline
The Fair Chance Scholarship is awarded to twenty 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 Law Enforcement/Police Scholarship is awarded to a student in Washington state pursuing a career in the field of law enforcement / police. 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.
More information and online application can be found at https://thefairfoundation.awardspring.com/Home/Scholarships.
Feb 8th Deadline
It's the time of year when we extend an invitation to our members who are beginning or continuing their higher education. 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.
Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship
February 9th Deadline
This scholarship is for young women ages 16-19 in high school or college, have an active commitment to volunteerism, experience in local government, student government or workplace leadership, volunteer leadership achievements, and knowledge of Zonta International and its programs. For more information or to download the application go to https://sites.google.com/view/zontaolympia/what-we-do/scholarships
Tacoma (WA) Links Scholarship
February 10th 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/scholarship-form/
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
February 11th 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.
Plan to pursue an eligible STEM or health care major. Can verify with list on website.
Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 at time of application.
Must complete the FAFSA or WASFA
For a complete list of eligibility requirements and to apply go to https://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/students/applicants/baccalaureate/
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
February 15th Deadline
HSF is the nation’s leading provider of scholarships and services designed to give Latino students full access to the opportunity a college education can provide. Founded in 1975, we have awarded over $619 million in scholarships. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000, and Finalists who do not receive financial awards nevertheless qualify to be HSF Scholars and have access to our full range of Scholar Support Services, such as career coaching, internship and full-time employment opportunities, mentoring, leadership development, and wellness resources, including tools for self-advocacy, well-being, and knowledge building.
- Must be of Hispanic heritage
- S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA, or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
- Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
- Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., during the fall of a scholarship cycle (academic year)
- Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)
For more information go to https://www.hsf.net/scholarship
Gordon A Rich Memorial Foundation Scholarship
Feb 16th Deadline
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.
Scholarship for Military Children Program
Feb 17th Deadline
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 2020. 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.
31st Annual Poster Contest for High School Students
February 18th Deadline
Students in grades 9-12 are invited to interpret our theme “You Can Make A Difference” in an original poster. If you enjoy creating artwork and believe that a single person can make all the difference in the lives of others, this poster contest is perfect for you! Applicants need not have a religious affiliation, but must have a passion to make the world a better place. For more information go to, https://www.christophers.org/poster-contest
Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest
February 19th 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 http://cancerpathways.org/cancer-unwrapped/
Doodle for Google Scholarship
February 26th Deadline
This scholarship is open to all students in grades kindergarten to grade 12! This competition allows applicants to explore their imagination. For this year, Google asks Doodlers about how they show kindness. For more information go to https://scholarships360.org/scholarship/doodle-for-google-scholarship/
Sierra Pacific Foundation
February 26th Deadline
If you are college or trade school bound AND a dependent child of an employee at Sierra Pacific Industries then this scholarship is for you. The foundation is committed to encouraging higher education, recognizing individual achievement and awarding excellence in the varied educational pursuits of their company’s youth. For more information and to apply, go to, https://www.spi-ind.com/Foundation/ScholarshipApplication
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 https://www.cascadewarbirds.org/youth/
Army Engineer Spouses Club Scholarships
Feb. 28th Deadline
For both scholarships you must be a high school senior, must be a child of a US Army Engineer (Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard, Retired or Deceased) OR a current Department of the Army employees of the US Army Corps of Engineers and a parent must be a member of the Army Engineer Spouses Club
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 https://www.armyengineerspouses.com/
Centralia College Scholarship
March 1st Deadline
If you are planning on attending Centralia College in the fall you can apply for this scholarship!
You must apply for admission, you will need your student identification number and a Centralia College student email address and password. For more information go to http://www.centralia.edu/funding/scholarships.aspx
Florence 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.
For more information go to http://walegion-aux.org/member-forms/
Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship
March 1st Deadline
Ina Goodwin Tateuchi and her late husband, Atsuhiko Tateuchi, both came from hard-working families and were taught to appreciate and respect education. They wish to provide $5000 scholarships for students from the Pacific Rim states (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington) who demonstrate hard work, dedication and sincerity. Students must have financial need, academic merit and be of Japanese or other Asian ancestry, including multi-ethnic Asians.
Students from middle income families are encouraged to apply. This scholarship will be renewable for up to four years. Click HERE for eligibility criteria and the application.
American Legion Auxiliary
March 1st Deadline
Must be a senior in high school. Application includes an essay, letter of recommendations, community service, transcript and statement of the military service of the Veteran through whom applicant is eligible. Multiple scholarships available with slightly different requirements. For more information and applications, go to https://www.alaforveterans.org/scholarships/
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.
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 Gene Forrester Memorial 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 one of 26 scholarships. These awards are given to students who wish to have a career in the field of education. 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/index.php/foundation/scholarships
Tumwater Lions Club Scholarship
March 1st Deadline
The Tumwater Lions Club will award one graduating senior from BHHS a $1000 scholarship. Eligibility requirements include completing the application and if chosen, give a brief presentation to the club members. Application is available HERE and in the Career Center.
American Indian Endowed Scholarship
March 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://wsac.wa.gov/american-indian-endowed-scholarship You must print off the completed application and follow the mailing instructions.
Princeton Prize in Race Relations Award
March 1st 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.
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. For more information or application, go to https://pprize.princeton.edu/apply.
Marine Corps Scholarship
March 2nd 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.
Sound Credit Union
March 5th Deadline
Eligibility Requirements: You must be an active member of the Credit Union, include a Current high school transcript. For all eligibility requirements, please review application.
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/
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. For more information and the application go to http://kellyfoundationwashington.org/. They have a fillable version as well as one you can print and manually fill in.
Truman D. Picard Scholarship
March 12th Deadline
The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources. For more information about this and others available go to https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10157/truman_d_picard_scholarship_program_scholarship.php
National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Foundation Scholarship
March 12th 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 2020-21 school year and legally reside in one of the 4 regions on application. (2.) Have maintained an outstanding academic achievement record as reflected by an official high school transcript; and (3.) Demonstrate an aptitude for college work. For more information or application, go to https://www.niada.com/foundation_scholarship.php
Tumwater Soccer Club
March 12th Deadline
The Tumwater Soccer Club is offering up to a total of $4,000-$6,000.00 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. The candidate must have played at least one complete soccer season with the Tumwater Soccer Club. (This will be verified by our registration records.)
2. The candidate must be a senior attending a school within the Tumwater School District (this includes private and home schools).
Application can be found in the career center or by clicking this link.
Lewis-McChord 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://jblmscholarship.org/applications
March 1st Deadline
Seattle Foundation hosts more than 50 scholarship programs annually. You can find a list of them along with the eligibility requirements at the site below. You will likely need to create an account on the WashBoard to apply. https://www.seattlefoundation.org/current-scholarship-opportunities?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Scholarship+Opportunities+from+Seattle+Foundation+-+Now+Open%21&utm_campaign=12+15+20+Scholarships+Email+Blast&vgo_ee=SDUEtHiEN4LcOb80I6jcpoV4MRyToikZS36ePTyzmFg%3D
Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund
March 25th Deadline
This scholarship is open to Children or legal dependents under the age of 25 of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees. Blacks in Government (BIG) federal employee members may also sponsor a grandchild. Children or grandchildren of members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE). The FEEA Scholarship competition is for those attending or planning to attend an accredited institution for higher learning for an undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate. Federal employees, either applying directly or serving as a sponsor, must be employed with the federal government for more than three years as of the scholarship application deadline. FEEA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative, unweighted grade point average. For more information and to apply go to, https://feea.org/our-programs/scholarships/
2021 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. Transcript is required. Visit https://www.twinstarcu.com/content/high-school-scholarship-applications-now-available and download the application.
Olympia Masonic Lodge
March 31st Deadline
The Olympia Lodge #1 will award scholarships to seniors graduating from Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, and North Thurston School District high schools. Through granting these scholarships, Olympia Lodge #1 seeks to promote the Masonic values of philanthropy and community service by supporting the continuing education goals of local students. Applicants are not required to have any Masonic affiliation. Please read the application thoroughly. Only the winners will be notified. Application is available here https://olympia1.org/scholarships/
O Bee Credit Union
April 1st Deadline
Applicants must have an O Bee account in their own name. Scholarships will be granted to members attending an accredited college, university or trade school. Priority will be given to those who show that the scholarship will make the greatest impact. For more information and to apply, go to https://www.obee.com/Everyday-Banking/Youth-Services/SCHOLARSHIPS
Tumwater Education Foundation Scholarships
April 1st Deadline
The Tumwater Education Foundation offers several scholarships to graduating BHHS seniors. There is one application for all scholarship along with supporting documentation for each individual scholarship. Scholarships available to BHHS seniors:
Darlene Dally Scholarship: Completed CTE approved classes
Frank Minear Memorial Scholarship: Currently in the music department
Hildegarde Grunenfelder Memorial Scholarship: Planning on becoming a teacher and have a minimum 3.0 GPA
BHHS Yearbook Scholarship: Current senior who was part of Yearbook Staff this year.
Katherine D. Carter Scholarship: Pursuing a BS/BA degree in Mathematics, engineering, technology or science. Ongoing involvement in community service.
Maria Dolores Ronquillo Sand Memorial Scholarship: Minimum 3.0 GPA, Pursuing a career in the science pathway.
Rick Dial Memorial Scholarship: Love of history and overcoming adversity.
Rick, Jimmy and Jennifer Memorial Scholarship: Love of music and overcoming adversity.
Rochelle Lyn Klopfenstein Memorial Scholarship: Attend BLE for at least 1 year, minimum 3.0 GPA, involved in extracurricular activities, strong work ethic, leadership skills, teamwork values and financial need.
Thurston County Firefighter Memorial Scholarship: Planning to attend a college level fire service or emergency medical training program.
Wesley Anderson Memorial Scholarship: Minimum 3.0 GPA, plans of becoming successful entrepreneur/business owner. For all the information go to,
WIAA Smart Choices College Scholarship
April 1st Deadline
The WIAA, Dairy Farmers of Washington, and Les Schwab Tires are pleased to announce the eighth 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 3.0, plan on attending a 4yr college, and participate in a WIAA sanctioned high school sport or activity during the 2020-21 school year. For more information, go to https://www.wiaa.com/subcontent.aspx?SecID=959
BBB Foundation Students of Integrity Scholarship
April 5th Deadline
BBB is awarding over $12,000 in scholarships through our Students of Integrity Scholarship program. If you’re a high school junior or senior ready for your next step, let us help you get there. For more information about the scholarship go to https://www.trust-bbb.org/scholarship.
Bowties and Books Scholarship
April 13th Deadline
We at Bottlinger Law LLC want to invest in our country’s future, which is why we are pleased to announce a $2,500 scholarship for one deserving student from anywhere in the United States. Our firm believes that helping even one person secure an education helps the community as a whole. Best of luck to all our participants!
For more information and to apply to go https://www.bottlingerlaw.com/scholarship/
Tumwater Rotary Scholarship & Ralph Munro Scholarship
April 16th Deadline
Rotary's motto is Service above Self. This scholarship is available to graduating seniors from BHHS or THS. Two seniors from each school with receive this award. Scholarships will be awarded based on evaluation of written responses to the questions on the attached form (20%), minimum of 50 hours community service (35%), academic achievement (20%), and financial need (25%). You may use copies of your community service needed for graduation. See Mrs. Bender for the application or click HERE. Your completed application needs to be returned to Mrs. Bender no later than April 16th.
*In addition to the Rotary Scholarship, you can also apply for a $1500.00 Ralph Munro Scholarship. While applying for this scholarship you will get to learn about an important time in Washington State’s history. Click HERE for more information and to apply.
Joyce Nichols Scholarship
April 26th Deadline
This scholarship fund was established to honor the memory of Joyce Bristol Nichols, a long time Tumwater resident and community librarian at the Tumwater Timberland Library. Her efforts built the new library across from Tumwater High School and forged a partnership between the library, the city and the school. The Joyce Nichols Scholarship recognizes a graduating Tumwater High/Black Hills High student who combines scholastic ability, good character, a record of community service and a knack for understanding and reaching others. Preference will be shown to students who are preparing to study the humanities or fine arts, or entering a helping field such as education, health services, social work or library science. Four scholarships will be awarded. Application Link
Pointe Pest Control
Pay it Forward Scholarship
April 29th Deadline
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. For more information and access to the online application, go to https://pointepest.com/washington-scholarship-application/.
Norm Schut Scholarship – Washington Federation of State Employees
April 30th Deadline
Must be a WFSE/AFSCME member who has been a member for at least six months prior to application OR an immediate family member (including domestic partners) of a WFSE/AFSCME member. Must be a graduating senior (GED accepted), from an accredited public, private, or parochial high school. Must qualify as a resident of Washington State. Must have a satisfactory scholastic standing and be in need of financial assistance. Application is available at https://wfse.org/scholarship-info#norm
Younglove & Coker Scholarship - Washington Federation of State Employees
April 30th Deadline
The $2,500 Younglove & Coker Scholarship is available to eligible members or members of their families to pursue studies at an accredited vocational school, college or university. This scholarship is funded by a generous grant from the law firm of Younglove & Coker, WFSE/AFSCME’s attorneys.
Be a WFSE/AFSCME who has been a member for at least one year prior to application OR an immediate family member (including domestic partners) of a WFSE/AFSCME who has been a member for at least one year prior to application. • be a graduating senior, or a high school graduate (GED accepted) from an accredited public or private high school. • have a satisfactory scholastic standing. • be in need of financial assistance.
For more information go to https://wfse.org/scholarship-info#younglove
ESA (Electronic Security Association) Youth Scholarship
May 14th Deadline
The electronic security industry works intimately with the public safety sector. We appreciate the contribution that police, firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs offer to our communities. To show this appreciation, the program was developed to provide college scholarship awards to their deserving sons or daughters. This is a national scholarship with state chapters awarding a 1st place ($2500) winner. You then move to the national level with another scholarship awarded to 1st place. For more information and application to the Washington chapter application, go to https://esaweb.org/programs/youth-scholarship/
Multiple Scholarships available w/ multiple due dates. Go to link below to read about each one.
also, use this link for the Earn Opportunity Scholarship.
Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation
Career and Technical Education Scholarship
Application available all year
APPLICANTS MUST BE THE CHILD OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Marine*
- A Marine killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
- Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine unit*
- A Navy Corpsman attached to a Marine unit that was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy
*Veterans must have received an honorable discharge. A discharge status of other, general, under honorable conditions, dishonorable, etc. are not eligible for an award.
Additionally, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- GPA of at least 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale)
- Family adjusted gross income for the 2018 tax year that does not exceed $100,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in the adjusted gross income
- Attending or planning to attend a college or career training school listed on the National Center for Education Statistic’s College Navigatorwebsite in the 2019-20 academic year.
*Applicants and awarded scholars attending a Federal Service Academy or a school not listed on College Navigator are not eligible for an award.
*Applicants who have an undergraduate degree, are pursuing a second bachelor’s degree, or are attending graduate school of any kind are NOT eligible.