Scholarship Bulletin

    A.G. West/Black Hills High School
    February 16th, 2018 

    AmericanCollegeFoundation.org ; Anycollege.com; https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search; blackcollegedollars.org; Cappex.com/scholarships; http://www.chegg.com/; college.gov/wps/portal; collegenet.com; collegesuccessfoundation.org; collegeweeklive.com; co-op.edu; discoverstudentloans.com; fafsa.gov; fastweb.com; independence.wa.gov; latinocollegedollars.org; https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarships; meritaid.com; MyCollegeOptions.org; MyFreeDegree.com; mymajors.com; nextstepmag.com; https://www.niche.com/; https://www.petersons.com/;  salliemaefund.org; scholarships.com; http://www.scholarshipmonkey.com/; schoolsoup.com; simpletuition.com; studentaid.ed.gov/guide; studentscholarships.org; tefteam.org; thewashboard.org; https://www.unigo.com/; WashingtonScholarships.org; wfaa.org;


    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.


    DON’T FORGET to update your profile on theWashBoard.org.

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

    Packets with information and application for Military Academies is available in the Career Center.

    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. 
    253 PLU Bound Scholarship
    If you are on the College Bound Program and meet the admissions requirements for PLU, you may qualify  to recieve full tuition for each of your 4 yrs at the college by a combination of federal, state and PLU Grant and scholarship aid.  You must have a 3.70 GPA or better, a first year student, and complete the FAFSA according to College Bound due date.   For more information, vheck out the PLU website.  
    Falcon Bound Commitment
    If you are on the College Bound program and meet admissions requirements for Seattle Pacific university, you may be eligible for full tuition.  Other requirements include a minimum 3.0 GPA, ACT-25 or higher or SAT-1220 or higher.  Eligible College Bound Program students can recieve an application fee wiaver if application is completed before Nov 1st.  Fee waiver information is available from Mrs. Jones.  For more information, visit http://spu.edu/student-financial-services/grants-and-scholarships/scholarships/falcon-bound. 
    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/.
    Alert Scholarship
    No deadline date.
    This scholarship is for seniors who have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and plan to attend college after graduation.  To apply, applicants must write an essay about a personal encounter they or someone they knew had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse.  Essays must be mailed with transcript, photo, school info and contact info.  For more information about this scholarship, see the Career Center or go to http://www.cappex.com/scholarships/
     Washington State Fair Foundation Scholarships
    Feb 19th Deadline
    Students only need to submit one application for all our scholarships offered online. The application system will automatically apply students for the scholarships they qualify for.  There are three different scholarships for one application.  Fair Chance Scholarship for those attending any accredited two or four year college. 
    Anderson Criminal Justice Scholarship for those studying Criminal Justice
    Anderson Veterinary School Scholarship for thos
    Click any of the scholarships above to see specific qualifications or apply directly at: https://thefairfoundation.awardspring.com
    Gordon A Rich Memorial Foundation
    Feb 20th Deadline
    Applicants must be dependent children of full-time employees in the financial services industry (commercial banks, investment banks, securities brokerage firms, insurance companies, fund and asset management companies, credit card and finance companies and similar businesses as determined by the Foundation). Employees must be presently employed with five years of experience OR no longer employed in this field but had ten years of experience which ended no longer than five years prior to the GAR Scholarship application closing date (which is located on the top of the application).
    Students must be graduating high school seniors who are enrolling as full time first year students in pursuit of a four-year bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States.
    Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and rank in the top 20% of their class.
    Students must demonstrate financial need.
    Students must be a US citizen or legal resident.
    For more information or access to the application, go to http://www.gordonrich.org/html/req.html.
    Washington State Society of American Foresters Foundation
    Feb 23rd Deadline
    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
    The application must be sponsored by a member of SAF.
    For more information and the application, go to http://www.washington.forestry.org/washington-state/article/apply-now-foundation-scholarship-2018-2019.
    Washington Masonic Charities Scholarship
    Feb 24th Deadline
    Who May Apply?
    High School Seniors; Residents of the State of Washington
    Public Scholarships Available
    Capstone: Top Senior Statewide (one available) $4,000 (this is the top senior selected by the review team)
    Senior Boy & Girl (three) $2,000 each
    Vocational-Technical College (one) $2,000
    For more information and access to the online application, go to https://www.wa-masoniccharities.org/webhost/scholarships.
    Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
    Feb 27th Deadline
    The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program rewards students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom—and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. It’s a reward for what you’ve made of yourself and the difference you are making for others.
    Eligibility requirements:  Be high school seniors, high school graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduate students.
    Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the entire 2015–16 academic year. Proprietary and online schools are not eligible.
    Plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering, Technology, or select Design and Business related programs of study. See the list of eligible majors.
    Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries using these areas of study.
    Be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States or Puerto Rico.
     For more information and the application, go to www.buickachievers.com/.
     Olympia ZONTA Scholarship
    Feb 28th Deadline
    Zonta Club of Olympia is dedicated to annually funding scholarship and award programs that support women (age 16 and above), who are committed to furthering their education in order to reach their career, business, entrepreneurial goals and aspirations.  At this time, our club is pleased to invite high school young women to apply for the Young Women in Public Affairs Award. If you or someone you know attends high school in Thurston County, is a Senior (age 16 – 19), has demonstrated leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes, and wants to continue participating in public life, you may be just the young woman we are looking for to receive $1000 award your first year in college (2018).  Further information and the application can be found at https://sites.google.com/view/zontaolympia/grants-and-scholarships. 
    Leadership 1000 Scholarship
    Feb 28th Deadline
    The Leadership 1000 Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by individuals, foundations or businesses to provide college scholarships to students who will be attending an eligible four-year college or university in Washington state. A Leadership 1000 Scholarship can be customized around a general set of requirements requested by the donor. Scholarships awarded will range from $1,500 to $5,000.  Some requirements include
    Plan to attend, or currently be attending, an eligible four-year college or university in Washington state. (Students attending a community or technical college will be considered if they are transferring to an eligible four-year college/university for the fall of 2018, or if they are planning to complete a bachelor's degree program offered at the community college.)
    Be a Washington state resident, (meeting in-state tuition requirements or eligibility for Washington state financial aid programs, as defined in RCW 28B.15.012).
    Plan to enroll as a college freshman, sophomore or junior in fall 2018.
    Plan to file or have already filed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), if eligible. Students unable to file a FAFSA due to immigration status must complete the free Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA).
    Have a family income for 2016 that does not exceed the amount listed by family size in this chart.
    Maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative high school GPA through fall quarter/semester, if applying as a high school senior.
    For more information about this application, go to https://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/scholarships/l1000/eligibility.
    Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (STEM)
    Feb 28th Deadline
    Our scholarship supports low- and middle-income Washington students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees.  Must be pursuing an eligible high-demand major (Approved Majors, Alphabetically) in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care.
    For further information and eligibility requirements, go to https://waopportunityscholarship.org/scholarship-supports/scholarship/new-applicants/.
    Washington State Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth
    Feb 28th Deadline
    The Washington State Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth is a scholarship program that helps young men and women who are currently in an open dependency court order in Washington State, or an open dependency tribal court order, continue their education and earn a college degree. Eligible students must meet specific criteria.  For more information and access to the application, go to https://collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/scholarships/governors/eligibility.
     Army Engineer Memorial Awards
    Geraldine K. Morris Award
    Feb 28th Deadline
    The Army Engineer Spouses’ Club announces the Army Engineer Memorial
     Awards and the Geraldine K. Morris Award for 2018. The AEMA award is available to qualifying high school seniors who plan to continue their education at an accredited college, university, technical school, or vocational school. The Geraldine K. Morris Award is available to a graduating high school senior who intends to enroll in a program leading
    to a nursing degree or certification. Applicants may apply for both of the awards, if qualified, but can only be awarded one of the scholarships.  
    The AEMA award was established in 1973 as a living memorial to Army Engineer Officers killed in Vietnam and is given annually to honor all Engineers who died in the line of duty. This award is open to students in all fields of study.
    The Geraldine K. Morris Award was established in 2006 to honor the service and memory of Mrs. Morris, a former Army nurse and Army wife. The awardee must be enrolled in a program leading to a nursing degree or
    nursing certification. The Geraldine K. Morris Award is renewable annually, based on GPA, provided a student maintains full-time enrollment in a nursing program.
    Applicants for awards must have an Engineer Parent/guardian with current membership in the Army Engineers Spouses’ Club.  For more information and access to the application, go to http://www.armyengineerspouses.com/uploads/1/3/0/6/13061711/2018_aema_memorial_award_application-1.pdf. 
     Sweet and Simple Scholarship
    Feb 28th Deadline
    This is an online application with the following eligibility requirements.
    Must be 13 years of age or older at time of application.
    Must be a legal U.S. resident.
    Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
    For more information or access to this application, go to file://bhhs-fs/home/susan.jones/Desktop/Sweet%20&%20Simple%20Scholarship%202018%20Details%20-%20Apply%20Now%20_%20Unigo.html
    American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Award
    March 1st Deadline
    The American Legion provides for a national scholarship to be awarded to the Eagle Scout who is selected “The American Legion
    Eagle Scout of the Year.”
    The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Three runner-up scholarship awards will be granted in the amount of $2,500 each. The scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive their scholarship immediately upon graduation from high school (public, parochial, military, private, or home school) and must utilize the total award within four years of their graduation date, excluding active military duty or religious mission.  Application can be found at https://www.legion.org/sites/legion.org/files/legion/publications/Eagle-Scout-Nomination-Form.pdf.


    American Legion Legacy Scholarship
    March 1st Deadline
    The American Legion’s Legacy Scholarship Fund provides college scholarship money to children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater.  You must be a current high school senior, been accepted into an institution of higher education.  This is an online application and can found at https://www.legion.org//legacy-scholarship-application.

    Florence Lemke Memorial Scholarship in Fine Arts
    March 1st Deadline
    Applicant must be a Washington resident who is a senior in high school and is the child, grandchild, or great grandchild of a veteran.  You must plan to earn a fine art degree.   For more information go to https://www.collegexpress.com/scholarships/florence-lemke-memorial-scholarship-in-fine-arts/2000247/.


    Marguerite Mc’Alpin Memorial Scholarship
    March 1st Deadline
    Applicant must be a Washington resident who is a senior in high school and is the child, grandchild, or great grandchild of a veteran.  You must plan on earning a degree in nursing.  For more information, go to https://www.collegexpress.com/scholarships/marguerite-mcalpin-memorial-scholarship/2000248/.
    Washington State PTA Scholarship
    March 1st Deadline
    Washington State PTA offers three (3) $3,000 scholarships and one (1) $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors from Washington state public high schools with an active PTA, who will be starting college (either 2-year or 4-year) in the fall. Upon receiving proof of acceptance to college, WSPTA will issue a check to the school the recipient will be attending. The scholarship may be used to offset the cost of tuition, books, supplies, room and/or board.
    Current and verified GPA of at least 3.2 (on a scale of 4.0); At least one letter of recommendation (.doc or .pdf)
    The name and number of the PTA/PTSA at your school; Complete one of two essay questions.
    More information and online application is available at https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/scholarship-program/.
    Centralia College Scholarship
    March 1st Deadline
    This application is used for the awarding of scholarships by Centralia College.
    1. Have a high school diploma or GED by June 30, 2018. *(Running Start students must provide a copy of their high school diploma or GED.)
    2. Have a strong academic record, a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
    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!
    Application is available at https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/44997-Centralia-College.
    Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship - Tateuchi Foundation
    March 1st Deadline, apply on Washborad.org
    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 (undergraduate studies only).  You must apply on http://www.thewashboard.org/login.aspx



    Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Scholarship
    March 1st Deadline
    The mission of the Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) African American Heritage Scholarship is to encourage and enable black high school students to (a) go to college, (b) realize the impact technology has on the world, and (c) target a career in the technology industry.
    The amount of the scholarship to be awarded is $5,000 annually, which is paid through the Seattle Foundation on behalf of BAM to the recipient’s school’s Financial Aid Office.  For more information and access to this online application, go to https://seattlefoundation.smapply.org/prog/blacks_at_microsoft_bam_/.


    Edward W Stimpson Scholarship
    March 1st Deadline, Must apply through WashBoard.org
    This scholarship was established in 2013 in honor of Ambassador Edward W. Stimpson. Stimpson was a native of Bellingham, Washington who attended Harvard College and received his Masters of Public Administration at the University of Washington. He spent his career in civil aviation, ultimately serving as U.S. representative to the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), at the rank of ambassador. The award is intended to support students from Washington state who are pursuing their college education at the University of Washington or Western Washington University.  You must apply on http://www.thewashboard.org/login.aspx.


    Lambeth Family Scholarship
    March 1st Deadline
    This scholarship, designed to honor and financially support students pursuing a degree in engineering, natural sciences, mathematics, computer science or business, supports high school seniors in Washington State who will study at a public university, community college or technical school.  You must apply on http://www.thewashboard.org/login.aspx.
    Washington Elks Vocational Grant
    March 2nd Deadline
    The grant may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies at a Community College or Technical School. It may be used only for usual and required costs of applicant’s planned course of study and must be paid directly to the school they will be attending.  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.  Application is available in the Career Center or here.
    Sound Credit Union
    March 2nd Deadline
    This online application is available to seniors who have accounts at Sound Credit Union.  There is a list of required information including a personal statement.  Make sure you have the information below available before you begin your application. There will be no option to save and return to an existing application.  For more information and online application, go to https://www.soundcu.com/scholarship-application/.
    Washington State School Retirees Association Scholarship
    March 2nd, 2018
    Eight WSSR-Foundation Scholarships - a one-time scholarship of $2500 each
    Sixteen Robert J. Handy Scholarships - $900 each for up to four years
    One Neil D. Prescott Scholarship - a one-time scholarship of $2500
    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. 
    For access to this scholarship, go to http://wssra.org/scholarshipform/scholarship_memo.php.  
    Cancer Survivors Fund
    March 2nd Deadline
    Scholarships are granted for college education of the cancer survivors.  The applicant must be a cancer survivor or currently diagnosed with cancer, and does not have to be receiving treatment to qualify.  Must submit 2 letters of recommendation, copy of acceptance letter, letter from attending physician verifying medical history an essay.  For more information and application, go to http://www.cancersurvivorsfund.org/ScholarshipEligibilityRequirements.htm.
    Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship
    March 10th Deadline
    The Kelly Foundation of Washington is pleased to offer the Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship. High school
    seniors in the state of Washington are eligible.
    . Applicants will be judged on citizenship, academic achievement and financial
    need. Each award is worth $2,500 and winners will be notified in April.
    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; 4) must be a
    U.S. citizen or have a green card.  For more information and the application, go to http://kellyfoundationwashington.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Official-Ewing-C-Kelly-Scholarship-App-10-20-2017-form.pdf.
    Joan Hill Scholarship
    March 10th Deadline, Apply on WashBoard.org
    Joan Hill has lived in the Seattle area for more than forty years where she raised her four children and where she now enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. Her strength, commitment to her family and community and her love of young people are an inspiration. Joan never tires in her giving whether it’s to those she has known all of her life or to those whom she is meeting for the first time. Joan is an example that one person can make a difference. We offer The Joan Hill Scholarship to honor Joan and her ongoing support and encouragement of others. 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.   1. Preference will be given to those students who have demonstrated resilience when experiencing adversity. Adversity comes in different forms, but some examples are financial struggles, personal tragedies, housing insecurity, displacement from your country of origin, or involvement in the foster care system. 2. Did you include two letters of recommendation? The letters should be from people who know you through your academic or employment experience or your community involvement. If you are or have been homeless or in the foster care system, one of your references must verify this to receive preference on that basis. (do not submit letters from relatives) 3. Did you write a brief essay of 250-1000 words? Tells us about yourself, how you’ve overcome adversity in your life, and what your goals are for the future. How do you plan to contribute back to your community in the future?  For access to this opportunity, go to http://www.thewashboard.org/login.aspx.

    Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest
    March 11th Deadline
    You are encouraged to write about your experience with cancer for the opportunity to win one of several $1000 cash prize.  This is open to students in grades 9-12.  Your essay should be 500-2000 words.  It can be about our own experience of a personal diagnosis or about the diagnosis of a loves one, schoolmate or fiend. 
    For more information and access to the application, go to http://cancerpathways.org/cancer-unwrapped/.
     Army Engineer Memorial Award
    March 15th Deadline
    The Army Engineer Memorial Awards were established in 1967 as a living memorial to Engineer Officers killed in Vietnam and are given annually to honor all Engineer Officers who died in the line of duty.  A candidate for an award may be any graduating high school senior who is a citizen of the United States and whose sponsor, parent, or legal guardian is a U.S. Army Engineer (active duty, retired or deceased), National Guard U.S. Army Engineer, Reserve U. S. Army Engineer, or current Department of the Army employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), as well as a current member of the Army Engineer Spouses Club. The merit based awards are open to students in all fields of study and are based on academic and extracurricular achievement during high school.  All monies awarded must be applied toward tuition or scholastic expenses at a college, university, technical or vocational school.  For more information and access to the online application, go to https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/veteran-scholarships/army-engineer-memorial-awards/.
    Microsoft disAbility Scholarship
    March 15th Deadline
    Microsoft hopes to contribute to increase the pool of persons, living with a disability enrolling in higher education and, in the long term, decrease the unemployment bias for this demographic. The disability scholarship at Microsoft delivers on the mission of Microsoft’s cross-disability employee resource group to empower and enable people with disabilities. This scholarship enables high school students with disabilities to go to college and target a career in the technology industry. This scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and have a financial need. The amount of this renewable scholarship to be awarded is $5,000 per year, up to $20,000. 
    To be considered for the Microsoft disAbility Scholarship, you must:
    Be a current high school senior with living with a disAbility (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or other disAbility.
    Open to international students
    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).
    Declare a major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing).
    Demonstrate a passion for technology.  Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community.
    Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Require financial assistance to attend college.
    Enrollment status must be full-time or half-time.
    For more information and application, go to http://usascholarships.com/microsoft-disability-scholarship/.
    National High School Essay Contest
    March 15th Deadline
    The United States has many tools to advance and defend its foreign policy and national security interests around the world—from diplomatic approaches pursued by members of the Foreign Service, to the range of options available to the U.S. military. In countries affected by or vulnerable to violent conflict, peacebuilding tools are important additions to the national security toolkit.
    This application requires an essay.  For more information, go to http://www.afsa.org/essay-contest.
    Washington State Association of Justice Scholarship
    March 17th Deadline
    As part of the Washington State Association for Justice's (WSAJ) commitment to foster an awareness and understanding of the important role that the civil justice system plays in our society, WSAJ sponsors an annual statewide student essay and video scholarship program. For 2017, WSAJ will award two, $3,750 scholarships, one to an essayist and one to a videographer. The video scholarship winner's piece will be posted on WSAJ's Facebook and Twitter accounts, and may be aired on TV. This scholarship is available to high school seniors who are residents attending high school in Washington state. Students need not attend a Washington college, but must start college within the next two years to receive the funds. The prompt for both scholarships is&--Forced arbitration clauses in consumer contracts: How do they affect us? Essay option: Write a 700-800 word essay on this subject. Video option: Create a video of no more than 60 seconds in length on this subject in the format of a Public Service Announcement, as well as writing a 300-400 word summary on this subject and the inspiration for the video. The video must be uploaded on YouTube or Vimeo and the link shared with the scholarship committee. WSAJ reserves the right to make the winning video available to the general public. By submitting a video, you grant WSAJ a royalty-free license to copy, distribute, modify, display and perform publicly and otherwise use and authorize others to use your video for any purpose. You also guarantee that no other person, corporation or organization has a copyright interest in your video. Applications must be postmarked on or before March 17, 2017.

    For more information or access to the application, go to https://www.petersons.com/scholarship/washington-state-association-for-justice-american-justice-essay-video-scholarship-111_153556.aspx


    Gene Juarez Academy Emerging Talent Scholarship Competition.
    March 17th Deadline
    This competition includes an essay as well as for you to perform an “Updo”   For more information on this opportunity, go to http://genejuarezacademy.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/emerging-talent-flyer-2018sm.pdf.

    GanvWale Scholarship
    March 18th Deadline
    GanvWale understands the importance of education. We are happy to give back to the society by offering scholarships to students pursuing their dreams by advancing academically. Students enrolled in any accredited universities. A $500 scholarship is awarded to a winner twice a year towards their tuition.  This includes writing an essay on why education is important.  For more information and scholarship instructions, go to http://ganvwale.com/scholarships/.

    Sub Pop Records Scholarship
    March 21st Deadline
    Sub Pop Records in Seattle, WA is offering a grand total of $15,000 worth of college scholarship money to three eligible high school seniors. There are three scholarships—one for $7,000, one for $5,000 and one for $3,000. As longtime and proud losers ourselves, we’re exceedingly happy to be able, in some small way, to help further the education of art-enthused misfits from the NW.  Applicants must be a resident of Washington or Oregon, and a graduating senior on your way to full-time enrollment at an accredited university or college. We are looking for applicants who are involved and/or interested in music and/or the creative arts in some way. However, you do not need to be pursuing an education in the arts.  For details and essay prompt, go to https://www.subpop.com/scholarship.  This essay must be submitted to the provided email address.

    Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarship
    March 23rd Deadline
    You are eligible is you are the child of an active duty Army soldier assigned to JBLM or child of retired Army soldier residing within a 50 mile radius of JBLM or a surviving child of an Army soldier last assigned to JBLM. 
    Or must be a graduation senior from an accredited high school , maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 through the first semester of the current academic year .  For more information or access to the application, go to https://www.fortlewisscholarship.com/application-packets/.

    ESA Youth Scholarship
    March 28th 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.  Each state program awards scholarships at various levels, check your specific ESA Chapter for details.  For more information or application, go to http://esaweb.org/Programs/Youth-Scholarship.
     Tumwater Education Association Future Teacher Scholarship
    March 30th Deadline
    This scholarship will be awarded to one BBHS senior who will be pursuing a degree in education and plans to teach in the public school system.  Application includes essay, personal recommendations, community service and extracurricular activities.  Click here for application or in the Career Center
    Anacker Scholarship for the Arts
    March 30th Deadline; 5pm
    The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce that scholarship applications are being accepted for graduating high school students interested in pursuing a career in the arts. First awarded in 2014, The Washington Center Anacker Scholarship for the Arts recognizes, encourages, and supports a Thurston County Scholar’s study in the field of the arts.
    Applicants will have spent one academic year or longer as a resident of Thurston County, be graduating in 2018 as a senior of a Thurston County high school or homeschool, and have enrolled or will be enrolling in a course of study focused on the arts intending to pursue a career in the arts. Application is available at http://www.washingtoncenter.org/creative-connections/anacker-scholarship-for-the-arts/.
    The Community Foundation Dan R Montgomery Scholarship
    March 30th Deadline
    The Montgomery family established the Dan R. Montgomery scholarship fund in 2003 to encourage young women and men to pursue higher education. The specific focus of the fund is for students who wish to pursue the honorable profession of a law enforcement officer. This scholarship may be renewable for up to one additional year; re-application is required. $1,000 Award.  You must include transcript, SAT scores, SAR report, 2 letters of recommendation and a personal statement.   This is an online application only.  For more information and access, go to https://www.thecommunityfoundation.com/available-scholarships.


    The Community Foundation Learning Seed Scholarship
    March 30th Deadline
    The Learning Seed scholarship was established by the Learning Seed Foundation to assist high school seniors in Thurston and Pierce Counties in obtaining a higher education. This scholarship is designed to benefit primarily students of color who have overcome significant obstacles and demonstrate a commitment to others. This scholarship may be renewable for up to an additional three years of undergraduate education based on financial need and reasonable progress toward graduation. Re-application each year is required. Scholarship awards vary between $500 and $2000.  Must include essays, 2 letters of recommendation and SAR.  For more information and access, go to https://www.thecommunityfoundation.com/available-scholarships..


    The Community Foundation L and E Bottling Company Scholarship
    March 30th Deadline
    The L & E Bottling Company Scholarship Fund was established by the L & E Bottling Company, Inc. to assist
    graduating high school seniors in Thurston County in obtaining a higher education. This scholarship may be
    renewable for up to an additional three years of undergraduate education. Re-application each year is required.
    $1,000 award.  Must include essays, 2 letters of recommendation and SAR.  For more information and access, go to https://www.thecommunityfoundation.com/available-scholarships.
    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 access to the application, go to https://www.financialpro.org/foundation/Awards/psm.htm.
    TwinStar Community Foundation Scholarship
    March 31st Deadline
    TwinStar offers 15 scholarships to graduating seniors with accounts in good standing and plan on attending an institution of higher learning in the fall of 2018.  For access to the application or more information, go to www.TwinStarCU.com.


    Janice M Scott Memorial Scholarship
    March 31st Deadline
    Each candidate must submit a complete and timely application. An application will be considered incomplete and not processed if all instructions have not been followed or the material presented is insufficient to permit an adequate review. Do not send supplemental or corrected material after the deadline date. Applications must be typed or completed with the use of a black/blue writing ink pen. The staff of the JMSMSF will not accept any application packet or portion thereof that is filled ou twith a pencil. Application and required documents should be neat and easy to read. Materials should be impeccable in terms of appearance and legibility. Mail the complete application packet so that it is received or postmarked on or before the deadline date of March 31st.  For more information  or the application, about this opportunity, go to https://jmscottmemorialfund.org/apply/.
    Young American Creative Patriotic Art Scholarship
    March 31st Deadline
    The VFW Auxiliary is proud to offer Creative Patriotic Art Awards for 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.  The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth. The scholarship contest is open to promote patriotism, assist students in furthering their education and help students reach their full potential. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $21,000.  Artwork must be submitted to our local VFW Auxiliary. (Lacey)  For more information, see http://usascholarships.com/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-scholarship/ or the Career Center.
    OBee Credit Union Scholarship
    April 1st Deadline
    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 more information or online application, go to https://www.obee.com/Everyday-Banking/Youth-Services/SCHOLARSHIPS.
    Tumwater Education Foundation Scholarships
    April 1st Deadline
    The Tumwater Education Foundation manages several scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors.  While there is one scholarship application for all awards, each individual award includes a specific criteria that needs to be included with the application.  Those available to BHHS seniors:
    BHHS Yearbook 
    Darlene Dally Memorial Scholarship
    Fire Service Scholarship
    Frank Minear Memorial Scholarship
    Hildegarde Grunenfelder Memorial Scholarship
    Katherine D. Carter Scholarship
    Maria Dolores Ronquillo Sand Memorial Scholarship
    Rick Dial Memorial Scholarship
    Rick, Jimmy, and Jennifer Memorial Scholarship
    Rochelle Lyn Klopfenstein Memorial Scholarship
    TEF Endowment Scholarship
    Information on each scholarship as well as the application is available at http://www.tefteam.org/Scholarships.htm
    2018 Smart Choices Scholarship
    April 1st Deadline
    The WIAA, Dairy Farmers of Washington, and Les Schwab Tires are pleased to announce the sixth 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 a $5,000 college scholarship to the college or university of their choice  In addition to a series of background questions, each applicant will be required to write an essay or provide a personal statement video about “How you plan to use your education to benefit others.”  The judging criteria is based on 35% athletic/activity excellence, 35% academic achievement, 15% leadership, 10% citizenship/community service, and five% on originality/creativity of the student’s essay or video.
    For more information or the online application, go to http://www.wiaa.com/subcontent.aspx?SecID=959.
    Washington State Sustainable Forestry Scholarship
    April 3rd Deadline
    The Washington State Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Implementation Committee (SIC) is accepting scholarship applications from students pursuing an education in Forestry or Natural Resources. 
    The scholarship is available to high school seniors, who will be attending, full-time (12 units) during the 2018-19 school year, a Forestry or Natural Resource program at one of the following schools:
    •           University of Washington, Seattle
    •           Washington State University, Pullman
    •           Green River Community College
    •           Spokane Community College
    •       Grays Harbor College
    For more information or access to the application, go to www.wasfi.org. 

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship
    April 8th, 2018 Deadline
    Each applicant must be:
    1. An African American student
    2. A citizen of the United States.
    3. Graduating high-school senior this current year, with an earned G.P.A. of 2.7 or higher
    4. Planning to attend an accredited university, college, or technical institution’
    Application includes essay, 3 letters of recommendation, and transcript.    For more information, go to www.akazoo.org.



    Olympia Master Builders Education Foundation Scholarship
    April 12th Deadline
    The Olympia Master Builders (OMB) Education Foundation is accepting applications for scholarship grants
    ranging up to $2500 to college 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. 
    For more information and access to the application, go to http://omb.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2018-OMB-Education-Foundation-Scholarship-Application.pdf.
    Olympia Lodge #1
    April 13th Deadline
    The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to individuals enrolled for undergraduate study in community college and universities. The award will be given based on academic performance, leadership potential and community service. 
    You must be a current senior, permanent resident of the U.S., a minimum GPA of 3.0, be accepted as a full time college student in the fall, submit an essay.  For access to the application, click here or see the Career Center. 
    League Foundation LGBTQ Scholarship
    April 15th Deadline
    The program is open to self-identified Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender graduating high school seniors meeting the prescribed criteria.
    The applicant must:
    Be graduating from high school in the year he / she applies for a scholarship.
    Be a United States Citizen.
    Be attending an accredited college, university, or vocational school within the United States or Canada. Proof of acceptance is required.
    Provide an OFFICIAL copy of his / her high school transcript showing a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better using a 4.0 scale or equivalent. Weighted average can be used in this calculations. If the applicant’s high school does not use a numerical grading system, then a complete description of the measures of success and requirements for graduation is required.
    Complete 2 personal essays as outlined on the application form.
    Provide at least 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members.
    For more information and online application, go to https://www.leaguefoundation.org/apply/.
    UW Nikkei Alumni Association Scholarship
    April 15th Deadline
    This association offers scholarships to students of Japanese ancestry who attend UW. 
    Scholarship applications are available at all local high schools and at the UW Financial Aid Office. Nikkei undergrad and grad students who plan to attend the UW on a full time basis are eligible.
    Application and contact information can be found at http://uwnikkeialums.org/scholarship/.
    Tumwater Rotary Scholarship
    April 20th Deadline
    This scholarship is available to graduating seniors from BHHS or THS. Two seniors from each school with receive this award.   Seniors attending NMSC may also apply for this and two students (One CTE and one Culinary Arts) will also receive a scholarship.  Criteria includes 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%).  For application, click here. 
    Michael T Simmons PTO Alumni Scholarship
    April 21st Deadline
    In order to be eligible for this scholarship you must:     *Applicant must be a current high school Senior from a Tumwater School District high school.
               (Black Hills High School, New Market Skills Center, Secondary Options, or Tumwater High School).
         *Applicant must have attended Michael T. Simmons Elementary for at least 4 years.
         *Applicant must have volunteered at a MTS-PTO event(s).  For application, click here or see Career Center.

    Pay it Forward Scholarship
    April 28th 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.  Once your good deed is finished and you have told all of your friends about this scholarship, play the Pointe Pest Control game and take a screenshot of your highest score. Bonus points are added to your application for playing the game.
    For more information, go to https://pointepest.com/washington-scholarship-application/. 
     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, 
    BIAW Education Program Scholarship
    May 4th 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.  This also requires an acknowledgement from the local BIAW Home Builders Association (Olympia Master Builders).  For more information, go to http://www.biaw.com/documents/education/scholarship_app_fillable_18.pdf.
    Washington Women Lawyers Young Women’s Leadership Scholarship
    May 11th Deadline
    The WWL Capitol Chapter is accepting applications from young women graduating in 2018 from Thurston County public high schools: Avanti, Black Hills, Capital, New Market, North Thurston, Olympia, Rainier, River Ridge, Rochester, South Sound, Tenino, Timberline, Tumwater, and Yelm. The recipient of the scholarship must be attending an accredited, four-year public college or university in North America during the 2018-2019 school year.
     The scholarship itself is comprised of (i) an honorary one-year membership to the Capitol Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers, (ii) $500 cash, and (iii) three (3) mentor opportunities.  Essay is required.  For more information and application, click here.
     SPSCC Foundation Scholarships
    May 16th Deadline
    (Opens Feb 14th)
    This year, the College Foundation awarded more scholarships than ever — 350 scholarships and grants totaling over $450,000 — awards range from $500 to $3,500.  Students apply for all available scholarships through one online application. To be eligible for a Foundation scholarship, apply online during one of the application cycles.  Applicants are matched with scholarship criteria and are reviewed and scored by a group of volunteers and staff. Applicants who are selected attend a scholarship orientation, sign up to receive the scholarship, and attend the Scholarship Reception held in the fall.  For more information, go to https://spscc.edu/foundation/scholarships.

    B. Davis Scholarship
    May 22nd Deadline
    This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.  There is no age restriction.  Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next.  This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.
    Application Procedure
    To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:
    Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com .  
    Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.  For more information, go to http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm. 
    Odenza Vacation College Scholarship
    June 1st Deadline
    This application includes an essay on the prompt “Why do you want to be in College/University?”   The essay must follow basic rules of format and grammar. Every paper must contain a beginning (introductory paragraph), a middle (several supporting paragraphs that comprise the body of the paper), and an end (concluding paragraph). Grammar is vital for essay composition. Sentence fragments, misspellings, and improper punctuation denote a carelessly-written and poorly-conceived paper.
    You must be 17 by Sept 1, 2018 and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  For more information or online application, go to http://www.odenzavacationsscholarships.com/vacations/208/eligibility_odenza_vacations_college_scholarship.php.
    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
    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.
     Gene Juarez Scholarship
    June 15th 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.  Application can be found at http://genejuarezacademy.edu/paying-for-school/scholarships/gj-academy-high-school-scholarship/.
    BigSun Schcolarship
    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 22nd 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/.
    Lift Parts Express Scholarship
    June 30th Deadline
    You must be a current high school senior, expected to enroll in college inFall 2018 and complete the online application.  Go to https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10417/lift_parts_express_scholarship_scholarship.php#sthash.FtARkXgo.dpbs.
     AES Scholarship
    Oct 6th Deadline
    The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.  This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study.
    To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our site at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
    We are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.

     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



    Western Undergraduate Exchange
    A program of Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, students in western state may enroll in more than 140 two-year and four-year college institutions at a reduced tuition level. 150% of the institution’s regular resident tuition. Member states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Search WUE Online Database to see which institutions participate and which programs are available at the discounted WUE rate.


    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.