Scholarship Bulletin

    A.G. West/Black Hills High School
    March 26th, 2019 

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    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. 
    Washington State Education and Training Voucher
    Jan. 1-April 30th
    The ETV Program is a national program for youth who qualify and are likely to age out of the foster care system.
    ETV offers financial assistance to eligible youth to attend an accredited college, university, vocational or technical college.  You may be eligible for ETV if you meet any one of the following:
    You are 16 to 20, are currently in a dependency action in a Washington State or Tribal Court, are in the care and custody of the Department of Social and Health Services or Tribal Child Welfare agency, and in foster care.
    You are 18 to 20 and exited state or tribal foster care because you reached the age of majority.
    You were adopted or entered a relative guardianship on or after the age of 16 to 20.
    If you participated and received ETV funds prior to 21, you are eligible to the age of 23.
    For more information and the online application, go to http://independence.wa.gov/programs/etv-program/.
    Passport for Foster Youth Promise Program
    Created by the state of Washington, the Passport to College Promise Scholarship encourages foster youth to prepare for and succeed in college. Eligible foster youth can receive scholarships and other forms of financial aid that will help pay tuition and living expenses for up to five years of college. Scholars receive guidance from college academic and financial aid counselors, assistance finding housing during school breaks and over the summer, special consideration for the State Need Grant and State Work Study financial aid programs, and help finding student employment.  To apply. Complete the Passport Consent Form and mail to WSAC.  Address and further information can be found at http://www.readysetgrad.org/college/passport-foster-youth-promise-program.
    Alert Scholarship
    No deadline date.
    You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region. 
    ·         You must currently be a senior in high school.
    ·         Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
    ·         You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
    ·         You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).
    For details on essay requirements and admission instructions, go to http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php.
    Gene Juarez Academy Emerging Talent Scholarship Competition
    Application will be available beginning January 1, 2019
    Available to 2019 high school seniors applying for the Cosmetology program
    First Place – $7,500 scholarship
    Second Place – $5,000 scholarship
    Third Place – $2,500 scholarship
    Three winners will be selected between both campus locations
    Funded by Gene Juarez Academy
    Mikerowe Works Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship
    March 28th
    We’re looking for the next generation of aspiring workers who will work smart and hard.  This program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar.  It’s about the people who share our values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.  For more information and access to the application, go to https://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/.
    Washington Center Anacker Scholarship for the Art
    March 29th Deadline
    A one academic year or longer resident of Thurston County, who is graduating in 2019 as a senior of a Thurston County high school or homeschool, and who has enrolled or will be enrolling in a course of study focused on the arts and intending to pursue a career in the arts.  Make sure you use the correct application as 2018 is still on their website.  See Mrs. Jones if you have any questions.  Application is available at https://www.washingtoncenter.org/scholarship-applications-now-available/.
    Paul S Mills Scholarship
    March 30th Deadline
    The Paul S. Mills Scholarship program offers scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate education in a financial service related field. This may include finance, accounting, insurance or risk management, actuarial sciences, and related fields of business.  For more information and online application, go to https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/undergraduate-scholarships/paul-s-mills-scholarship/.
    Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award
    March 31st Deadline
    Any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States.
    Maximum student age of 18 at time of local entry.
    Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
    Applicant does not have to be related to a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member to participate, but the student must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary.  Our local chapter is in Lacey.  For more information, visit https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest/.   See Mrs. Jones with questions about  submissions.
    Olympia Masonic Lodge
    March 31st Deadline
    The Freemasons of Olympia Lodge #1 will award one $1,000 scholarship and five $500 scholarships to seniors graduating from Olympia, Tumwater, and North Thurston School District high schools. Through granting these scholarships, Olympia Lodge #1 seeks to promote the Masonic values of philanthropy and community by supporting the continuing education goals of local students.  Application includes transcript, letter of reference, and personal statement.   Application is available here. 

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

    Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship
    March 31st  Deadline
    Must be a high school senior anticipating successful graduation in June of the year the application is submitted.
    Must be a U.S. citizen.
    Must be an enrolled member of an American Indian tribe, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian, or otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed; or be at least 1/4 American Indian blood; or be at least 1/4 Alaskan Native; or be considered to be an Alaskan Native by an Alaskan Native group to which affiliation is claimed.   Minimum 3.0 GPA. Eligible degrees are Engineering, Finance, Mathematics and Technology.   For more information and application, go to http://www.aises.org/scholarships/aises-burlington-north-santa-fe-bnsf-foundation-scholarship-2019-2020.

    Janice M Scott Memorial Scholarship
    March 31st Deadline
    The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to honor Mrs. Scott who was among the 125 individuals who perished in Pentagon during the attacks by terrorists on the morning of September 11, 2001.  The foundation will issue between three and five $2,500 scholarships this year. These awards are one time awards.
    For more information and application, go to https://jmscottmemorialfund.org/apply/.
    OBee Credit Union Scholarship
    April 1st Deadline
    ·         Applicants must have an O Bee account in their own name. They may open an account (apply for membership) at the time they submit their application.
    ·         Scholarships will be granted only to students attending public colleges or trade schools within their state of residence. Those attending private or out-of-state will not be considered.
    ·         For access to this application, go to
     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 long 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
    Katherine 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.
    Dick 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 more information about this opportunity, go to http://www.tefteam.org/Scholarships.htm
    WIAA Smart Choices College Scholarship
    April 1st Deadline
    The WIAA, Dairy Farmers of Washington, and Les Schwab Tires are pleased to announce the seventh annual Smart Choices College Scholarship which will recognize one female and one male high school student for their achievements in athletics/activities, the community, and the classroom with $5,000 college scholarships to the college or university of their choice.  Eligibility requirements include a minimum GPA of 3.2, consume dairy products,  plan on attending a 4yr college, and participate in a WIAA sanctioned high school sport or activity during the 2017-18 school year.   For more information, go to  wiaa.com/SmartChoices.
    Becca’s Closet Spirit of Generosity Scholarship
    April 1st Deadline
    · Graduating high school senior anywhere in the United States · Minimum 2.0 unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale · Demonstrated financial need – all pages of 2019-2020 FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) required (www.fafsa.gov) · Have made an outstanding, documented contribution to his or her local community through service to his/her local community through volunteer service of any kind. · Will attend a regionally-accredited 2 or 4-year college/university or technical/vocational institution in fall of 2019 · US Citizen, legal resident or DACA-eligible
    More information and application can be found at https://www.beccascloset.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Rebecca-Kirtman-Memorial-Scholarship-2018-2019.pdf.
    Thurston County Bar Association Law Day Speech
    April 5th participation Deadline
    The Thurston County Bar Association and West Olympia Rotary will be hosting their annual Law Day Speech contest on April 11th.  This year’s topic is “Homelessness in Thurston County”, addressing competing community concerns including human compassion, public safety, business interests and use of public resources.  Click on "Topic" and "Tips" for more information. 
    This speech contest is open to all high school students attending high school in Thurston County.  DEADLINE: You must notify the Thurston County Bar Association (TCBA) of your intent to participate in the speech contest no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 5, 2019.  Please e-mail your intent to participate with your name, grade, school, and contact information to tcba.info@gmail.com.  There is a cash prize to the top 4 speeches.
    The Learning Seed Scholarship
    (Community Foundation Scholarship)
    April 5th Deadline
    The Learning Seed Scholarship Fund was established by the Learning Seed Foundation to assist high school seniors in Thurston and Pierce County 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.  For scholarship information and the online application, go to https://www.thecommunityfoundation.com/available-scholarships. 
    Olympia Master Builders Education Scholarship
    April 11th Deadline
    The Olympia Master Builders (OMB) Education Foundation is accepting applications for scholarship grants
    ranging up to $2500 to college and/or vocational/technical school-bound students, who currently reside
    within Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Pacific or Grays Harbor Counties.
    Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and intend to pursue studies leading to a career in the building industry, such as (but not limited to): Engineering, Architecture, Drafting, Industrial Design, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC and Construction Management.  Application can be found here or at https://omb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019-OMB-Education-Foundation-Scholarship-Application-final.pdf.
    Tumwater Education Future Teacher Scholarship
    April 12th Deadline
    This scholarship is available to a graduating Tumwater School District student pursuing post secondary education leading to public school teacher certification.  Essay and personal references are required.  This is an easy application to complete.  All completed applications need to be turned into the Career Center by the posted deadline.  Applications are available here. 
    American Legion Legacy Scholarship
    April 15th Deadline
    The Legacy Scholarship is available for children whose parents lost their lives while honorably serving on active duty on or after 9/11, as well as for children of post-9/11 veterans with a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or higher.
    Apply online at www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy.
    UW Nikkei Alumni Scholarship
    April 15th Deadline
    This scholarship is offered to students of Japanese ancestry who attend the University of Washington. 
    Scholarships are based on financial need, academic achievement and community service, especially to the Asian-American community.  For more information and application, go to www.uwnikkeialums.org.
    Elsie Schrader High School Scholarship
    April 15th Deadline
    The Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE Local 443) offers this scholarship to a graduating senior, who is a child or ward of a Local 443 member and enrolled in a college or university for fall of 2019.   Judging will be based on academic record, extra-curricular activities, awards, honors and faculty evaluation.  The completed application must be mailed or emailed to the address given on the application.  For access to this application, go to https://wfse.org/wfse-local-443/information/scholarships-and-grants


    Barbara O’Neill Public Service Scholarship
    April 15th Deadline
    Applicant must be a graduating senior, a child or ward of a WFSE Local 443 member and planning to continue their education in pursuit of a career in public service.  An essay, minimum 3.0 GPA, and faulty evaluation is required.  For access to this application, Go to https://wfse.org/wfse-local-443/information/scholarships-and-grants. . 
    Olympia Tumwater Foundation Scholarship
    April 16th Deadline
    This scholarship is available to graduating Thurston County seniors who plan to attend school within the State of Washington. Applicants will be screened for academic promise, 3.0 grade point average or better, work ethic, community involvement, and financial need.   Application is available at https://olytumfoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships-grants/#!/traditional.  Please type your information and then print out the application for submission.  Completed applications must be returned to the Career Center by end of day on April 16th.  No exceptions
    Tumwater Police Guild Scholarship
    April 19th Deadline
    This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Black Hills/ Tumwater senior who has an interest in is continuing their post high school education.  While you do not need to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice, you need to be interested in a career within an area related to the field of Criminal Justice.  Please see Mrs. Jones if you have any questions.    Application available here and are due to the Career Center.  
    Tumwater Rotary Scholarship
    April 19th 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.  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. Jones for copies.   For application, click here. 

    Michael T Simmons PTO Alumni Scholarship
    April 19th Deadline
    This opportunity is for graduating seniors who: attend a TSD high school, attended MTS for a minimum of 4 years and have volunteered at MTS-PTO events over the course of high school.  Letters of reference on community service, academics and high school transcripts must to be included with application.  Applications must be RECEIVED by MTS-PTO by the 4/19th deadline. Application is available here.
    Sports Unlimited Scholarship
    April 25th Deadline
    Sports Unlimited is dedicated to reaching further than the field, court, or diamond that you play on. We believe in fostering development and empowering ourselves and others through higher education because it takes as much courage to succeed in the classroom as it does on the field.  For more information or access to application, go to https://www.sportsunlimitedinc.com/scholarship.html
    Washington Pointe Pest Control 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/.
    Tumwater Historical Association Edna Holden Scholarship
    April 30th  Deadline
    This scholarship is open to all graduating senior students from, both Black Hills High School and Tumwater High School, who plan to attend a two or four year college, university or trade school.     This year we are asking applicants to include a teacher recommendation/Letter of support with their applications.  This can be from a teacher, pastor, counselor, coach, or a trusted non-related adult who knows the applicant.  It will be sent separately, and directly to the committee. Applications can be submitted electronically to Mr. Cooksey by e-mail robertcooksey078@gmail.com.  If electronic media is not possible applications can be sent by snail mail to P.O. Box 4315. Tumwater, WA. 98501-0315, attention “Scholarship Committee”.   For more information and application, click here or see the Career Center.
    Filipino-American Community of South Puget Sound Scholarship
    April  30th Deadline
    This scholarship is available to and high school senior attending Thurston County area schools.  You need to attend a university, community college or trade school in the fall of 2019, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3, include an official transcript with spring term included.  Applications must be postmarked by deadline.  For more information and application available here or  visit www.facsps.org.   
    *The scholarship indicates 2018-19 school year but it is for the 2019-20 school year. The posted deadline date is correct.
    Edmund F Maxwell Foundation
    April 30th Deadline
    A student’s eligibility for a scholarship is based on the student's intent to seek a four-year degree at the accredited private institution of his or her choice, which receives its fundamental support from sources other than taxes.
    Students who plan to attend accredited private colleges or universities (not state funded colleges or universities) and who are bona fide residents of Western Washington may apply for a scholarship.
    It is anticipated that scholarships (other than renewals of previously awarded scholarships) will be limited to entering freshmen, with combined math and reading SAT scores (not including the score on the writing section) of over 1200 (or equivalent ACT scores). The Trustees of The Edmund F. Maxwell Foundation may also consider the applicant’s scores on the writing portion of the SAT.
    Students must have submitted a Free Application for Student Aid form (FAFSA) to the institution that he or she is planning to attend. For freshmen starting college during the upcoming  academic year, scholarships will be $5,000 per year or less. Eligibility for and amount of a scholarship is based upon demonstrated financial need as determined by the institution that the student is planning to attend. Students should have a Financial Aid Worksheet completed and signed by a Financial Aid officer from each private institution to which the student has applied.  For more information, go to http://www.maxwell.org/guidelines.aspx.
    Friends of Olympia Farmers Market
    Robert J Meyer Organic Farming Scholarship
    April 30th Deadline
    This scholarship is intended to grant college tuition funds and supplement college costs to local individuals, who have a similar interest in organic and sustainable agriculture, as did Robert J. Meyer. In addition, applicants should have a commitment, the disposition and passion for gaining the knowledge, skills, and business & the technical aptitude that will result in making a contribution to improve South Puget Sound based sustainable organic agriculture system and ecosystem.  
    For more information and application,  go to  http://www.farmers-market.org/scholarship/.
     Norm Schut Scholarship
    April 30th Deadline
    • be a WFSE/AFSCME member (or non-association fee payer covered by the provisions of RCW 41.80.100 (2)) 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,  (2)) who has been a member for at least six months prior to application, be a graduating senior, or a high school graduate (GED accepted) from an accredited public or private high school.  Application is available at https://wfse.org/system/files/2017_schut_form.pdf.
    Rover Scholarship
    May 1st Deadline
    You must be a high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA. 
    We’re looking for essays that incorporate unique ideas, personal stories, and feelings about the role technology plays in your life.  Prompt: Has technology caused you to feel more included in your community, or excluded?
    For more information and access to application, go to https://www.rover.com/college-scholarship/.
    Joyce Nichols Scholarship
    May 1st 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.
    Please return the completed application to the Career Center at THS/BHHS by
    May 1, 2019.  Application is available here .
    Carol Long Memorial Scholarship
    Approximate  May 1st Deadline 
    Application available March 29th
    The BLE PTA. sponsors this scholarship.  You must have attended Black Lake Elementary for at least one year.  A 500 word essay is required as well as a transcript.  Completed application and all required documentation should be mailed to Black Lake Elementary PTA 4.4.2 6345 Black Lake Belmore Road SW;  Olympia, WA 98512 or turned in to the Career Center.    Please check the BLE PTA webpage for current application and details.
    Tumwater Hill Elementary
    May 3rd  Deadline
    Completed application must be delivered to THE by the deadline.  You must have attended THE at some time during elementary school, include a transcript, community service verification and at least one letter of reference.  Applications must be mailed or delivered to THE by the due date.  For application, click here or see the Career Center.
    Dan R Montgomery Scholarship
    (Community Foundation Scholarship)
    May 3rd Deadline
    The Montgomery family established the Dan R. Montgomery scholarship fund to encourage young women and men to pursue higher education and law enforcement careers. For more information and application, go to https://www.thecommunityfoundation.com/available-scholarships.


    L & E Bottling Company Scholarship
    (Community Foundation Scholarship)
    May 3rd Deadline
    The L & E Bottling Company, Inc. Scholarship Fund was established to assist graduating seniors in Thurston County in obtaining a higher education. This scholarship has the potential to be renewed for up to an additional three years of undergraduate education. Re-application each year is required.  For more information and online application, go to https://www.thecommunityfoundation.com/available-scholarships.

    Next Step Scholarship
    (Community Foundation Scholarship)
    May 3rd Deadline
    The Next Step Scholarship fund was established to assist students planning to pursue a trade, vocation, or a career in a specific profession*. The scholarship has the potential to be renewed for an additional year, re-application is required.
    *Examples of career/vocations include (but are not limited to): dental hygenist, construction, truck driver, beautician/barber, nursing, legal secretary, culinary arts, IT. The following career paths are excluded from consideration: physician, architect, veternarian, attorney, and CPA.  For more information and online application, go to https://www.thecommunityfoundation.com/available-scholarships.


    SPSCC FIRE Summit Scholarship
    May 4th Deadline
    Three $1,000 FIRE Summit scholarships, available to any student who meets the following criteria:
    Have participated in an indigenous and/or cultural activity (canoe journey, powwow or past FIRE Summit event) or who is registered to attend the 2019 FIRE Summit
    Are a current high school student, Running Start student or current SPSCC student
    Are applying to SPSCC for enrollment in Fall 2019. This scholarship requires transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, personal essay and answer the FIRE SUMMIT questions in the supplemental questions section of the general application. For access to the online application, go to https://spscc.academicworks.com/
    What makes a house a Home? Essay Contest
    May 5th Deadline
    Coldwell Banker sponsors this essay contest for all area high school students.  This is an online form and must be completed by May 6th.  Voting will start on May 6th.  Three scholarships will be awarded by an independent, local judge.  All eligible contestants may enter one, no more than 500 word essay (essays with over 500 words will be automatically disqualified) that describes “What makes a house a home?” Your home doesn’t have to be a house. You may live in an apartment, a cabin or a boat – that’s just your shelter. In 500 words or less describe why a house is more than just a shelter and what makes it a home.  For access to this opportunity. Go to http://whatmakesahouseahome.com/rules/.
    SPSCC Foundation Scholarships
    May 10th Deadline
    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
    BIAW Education Program Scholarship
    May 10th Deadline
    Who Should Apply?
    • Washington state residents only  • Students who will be applying to any Washington state accredited community,
    vocational/technical college or university  • Students who can demonstrate a need for additional funding to complete their programs in  a construction industry-related field of study.  For more information, go to https://www.biaw.com/PDFs/Programs/scholarship_app_19_fillable.pdf or click here.
    Washington Women Lawyers Young Women’s Leadership Scholarship
    May 10th Deadline
    The WWL Capitol Chapter is accepting applications from young women graduating in 2019 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 2019-20 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
    B. Davis Scholarship
    May 24th 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.
    Sunoco Creative Design Scholarship
    May 31st Deadline
    One of the ways that we communicate with our customers at our Sunoco stations is through point-of-purchase (POP) signage. Two of our highly visible POP are the Perimeter Pole Sign (PPS) and the Pump Topper Sign (PTS). The PPS is placed in large frames along the exterior of our station lots. The PTS sits in a frame on every pump at many of our stations. As future graphic designers, we would like to see what type of creative concepts you can develop for our retail POP around our high-quality fuels. For more information and application, go to https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/employer-and-employee-scholarships/sunoco-creative-design-scholarship/.
    AED Superstore $1000 College Scholarship
    May 31st  Deadline
    Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurring out of hospital claims over 350,000 lives each year, but still, many people are unaware of the dangers of this condition. This essay or video submission must correlate with one of the 6 facts stated in the scholarship information.  For more information about this opportunity, go to https://www.aedsuperstore.com/scholarship.html.
    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, 2019 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.
    Global Lift Equipment Scholarship
    June 15th Deadline
    1) Be currently attending or planning on attending a post-secondary institution in Canada or the US no later than the Fall of 2019.
    2) Submit a short story. Detailed instructions can be found on the application page.
    3) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
    4) Be a resident of the United States or Canada.
    Application available at https://usedforkliftcalifornia.com/forklifts/2878/komatsu_forklifts_california.php
    Consolidated Foodservice Scholarship
    June 15th Deadline
    The Consolidated Foodservice scholarship is provided to high school students or currently enrolled college students who are looking to enter the Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management fields. This scholarship has been set up to support the next generation of innovative chefs and restaurant managers. Selection will be based, primarily, on the submitted essays.  Short online application form including contact information, current school, intended major, and an essay of up to 500 words describing the applicant's interest in culinary arts or the hospitality industry. All applications and essays must be submitted online no later than the deadline date. Go to https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/company-sponsored/food-and-beverage-company-sponsored-scholarships/consolidated-foodservice-scholarship/1005908 for more information.
    BigSun Scholarship
    June 19th Deadline
    The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
    Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com  to learn how to apply.
    Careers That Work
    June 24th Deadline
    This scholarship is available to graduating seniors attending participating technical and vocational colleges in the Pacific Northwest.  Your application must be verified by the school.  For a list of participating schools and the online application, please go to http://www.nwcareercolleges.org/scholarships/careers-that-work/.

    Gene Juarez Academy Scholarship
    June 22nd Deadline
    Gene Juarez Academy awards graduating high school seniors $1,000 per Cosmetology program applicant and $500 per Manicuring program applicant who meet the following requirements.
    Apply at https://genejuarezacademy.edu/paying-for-school/scholarships/gj-academy-high-school-scholarship/
    Korean American Scholarship
    June 30th Deadline
    (Scholarship application available April 1st.
    Qualifications for Scholarship Eligibility:
    Will be a full time student at a school in one of the designated Western region states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming ) during the 2018-19 school year.  Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    Can demonstrate need for financial assistance.  For more information, go to http://www.kasf.org/western.
    Do-Over Scholarship
    June 30th 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 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
    Submit an online written response to the question:
    "If you could get one 'do-over' in life, what would it be and why?" (250 words or less)
    Available at https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/do-over-scholarship.
    Martin Family Foundation Scholarship
    July Deadline (Opens in May)
    The Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship Program enables Washington State Community College students of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement to complete their baccalaureate degrees at the University of Washington Seattle Campus. Martin Honors Scholars are encouraged to join departmental honors programs at UW, if available. 
    Applicants must:
    Be Washington State residents who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are currently attending or have attended a community college in the state of Washington.
    Have earned a minimum of 36 credits at a Washington State Community College by the time they matriculate at the University of Washington. Students who hold an associate’s degree are encouraged to apply.
    Washington State community college transfer students who are currently enrolled at the University of Washington may not have earned more than 18 UW credits by the application deadline.
    The award will depend on successful admission to University of Washington Seattle as a matriculated student.  
    For more information, go to http://expd.uw.edu/scholarships/martin/honors/.
    Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest
    July 9th Deadline
    (Opens April 1st)
    This is a unique opportunity for you to design and create your prom outfit out of duct tape.  
    4. How to Enter. Eligible Participants may enter the Contest as one single individual only (“Entrant”). Each Entrant must create and wear to a prom: prom attire consisting of either a complete dress (the “Dress Category”) or a complete tuxedo (the “Tux Category”) and accessories made using Duck® brand duct tape and/or Duck® brand crafting tape (“Duck Tape® Prom Attire”). Other materials, in addition to Duck® brand duct tape, may be used or incorporated into the design. Entrants must submit at least one photo of the Entrant showing the Entrant wearing Duck Tape® Prom Attire; the location of the photograph is at the discretion of the Entrant. The Duck Tape® Prom Attire: (i) must be an original creation, (ii) may not have previously won any award or Contest, or (iii) may not copy, incorporate or be based on the work of a third party. Any entry as such is subject to disqualification at the discretion of Sponsor.  Assistance from family and/or friends is permitted in creating the Prom attire; however, paid professionals cannot participate in any way.  For more information on rules and submission, go to http://stuckatprom.com/how-it-works/official-rules.
    American Legion Baseball Scholarship
    July 15th Deadline
    The player must: • Attach a copy of his official high school transcript. • Have graduated from high school.
    • Be on a current roster (American Legion National Baseball Electronic Registration Form) filed with National
    Headquarters. • Be part of a team affiliated with an American Legion post. • Have three letters of testimony attached to application.  Application available at https://www.legion.org/documents/baseball/baseball_scholarship.pdf.
    Althea Lute Scholarship
    July 31st Deadline
    Applicants must be a member or immediate family member of a WFSE/AFSCME member, graduating senior, participated in community service, satisfactory scholastic standing and be in financial need.  For access to the application, go to https://wfse.org/system/files/2017_althea_lute_form.pdf.
    Flavor of the Month Scholarship
    July 31, 2019
    This application includes a short original, previously unpublished written response to the scholarship topic, "Summer and ice cream go hand-in-hand. In fact, July is National Ice Cream Month and that's the inspiration behind this award. We think people are very similar to ice cream; some are nutty, others a little exotic, while some are very comforting. If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why? The student's written response must be written in English, with correct spelling and grammar, and it must not exceed 250 words.  Go to https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/weird/weird-scholarships/unigo-flavor-of-the-month-scholarship-2019/1003657 for more information.
    Redfin Scholarship
    Biannually July 31st Deadline and Jan 31st Deadline
    Legal U.S. resident
    Graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college
    3.0 GPA or above
    Please Check the website for essay prompt and submission instructions.   This online application is available at https://www.tun.com/blog/redfin-scholarship/.

     Passport for Foster Youth Promise Program
    This program is available to students who spend at least one year in foster care after their 16th birthday, a Washington resident, enrolled at least half-time in an eligible college by age 21 and have nor earned a bachelor’s degree.  For more information, see the Career Center or go to http://wsac.wa.gov/sites/default/files/Passportbrochure2010update_0.pdf


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

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