Scholarship Bulletin

    A.G. West/Black Hills High School
    May 8th, 2018 

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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. 
    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/
    Griffin School Foundation Finn-Weaver Scholarship
    May 11th Deadline
    The $10,000 Finn-Weaver Scholarship was created to help students of strong character and to recognize their achievements outside of classroom expectations.
    Ø  The scholarship may be used for any type of post-high school education or training, with preference for vocational training or education in the trades at an accredited school/program. 
    Ø  Have attended a minimum of two years at Griffin School in Olympia, Washington.
    Ø  Be a high school senior in a public or accredited private high school in Thurston County as of September of the application academic year.
    Applications available at: www.griffinschoolfoundation.org 
    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.
    Tumwater Hill Elementary
    May 14th Deadline
    Completed application must be delivered to THE by the deadline.  You must have attended THE at some point during elementary school, include a transcript, community service verification and at least one letter of reference.  For application, click here or see the Career Center.
     SPSCC Foundation Scholarships
    May 16th 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.

    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. 
    LM Scholarship
    May 31st Deadline
    The LM Scholarship Program provides a $500 scholarship to a deserving student who is:
    1. Currently enrolled or expects to be enrolled in a degree program (2 years of length or greater) by September.
    2. A student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit an answer to the essay question prior to the submission deadline.
    3. A student must be a US resident or a Canadian resident and must also attend a school in Canada or the US.
    For more information, go to https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10415/lm_scholarship_program_scholarship.php#sthash.QqHaVw34.dpbs.
    Court System Scholarship
    May 31st Deadline
    Who Is Eligible:
    Students who are US Citizens aged 16 years or older who are currently in their senior year of high schools and those currently enrolled in accredited institutions of higher learning are eligible to apply. Finalist will have scholarship awards sent directly to the financial aid/bursar office of their enrollment. Students who have applied but were not selected as finalists are urged to reapply biannually. Note: Your intended field of study or intended occupation need not be related to the legal system in order to be eligible.
    Please write a 500-1000 word essay about: "Why the legal and judiciary system (including courts, jails, police departments, sheriffs, et al) are important to a well founded and structured society". 
    For more information, please visit: http://www.courtsystem.org/.
    Bank-Locations Banking Scholarship
    May 31st Deadline
    Please write a 500-1000 word response to the following prompt: "Financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works in the world: how someone manages to earn or make it, how that person manages it, how he/she invests it, or how that person donates it to help others" What can our local financial institutions (banks and credit unions) do to increase financial literacy? What impact do you think this would have? 
    United States citizens, 16 years of age or older who are planning to enroll or are already enrolled in a degree program at an accredited instate of higher learning are urged to apply. Students in high school in their Junior and Senior years are eligible. All majors and intended majors of study are eligible. Students may reapply if they have not been previously awarded. Finalists will have their awards sent directly to the institution of enrollment.  For more information and access to application, go to https://www.bank-locations.net/.
    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.
    Got a Spine Scholarship
    June 2nd, 2018
    To be eligible for the Arctic Chiropractic "Got a Spine Scholarship" a student must:
    1) Be attending college or university no later than October of 2018.
    2) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by October of 2018.
    3) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.
    4) Be a U.S. or Canadian resident.
    5) Be attending a school in the U.S. or Canada by October of 2018.
    6) Submit answers to the essay questions no later than 11:59 PM EST on June 2, 2018.
    *Note that you can be enrolled in any field of study.  For more information, go to https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10634/got_a_spine_scholarship_scholarship.php#sthash.L7CVBRh0.dpbs.
    Mikerowe WORKS Work Ethic Scholarship
    June 4th Deadline
    (Opens April 2nd)
    Calling all plumbers, carpenters, electricians, welders, auto-technicians, and anyone getting trained for skilled jobs that are in demand!  Requires 2 references, an essay, attendance records, and a video.  For more information or to apply, go to http://profoundlydisconnected.com/scholarship/.
    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/.
    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 2018.
    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://studentscholarships.org/college_scholarship_applications.php#sthash.cMiVmdoj.dpbs
    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/.
    Filipino-American Community of South Puget Sound Scholarship
    June 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 2018, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, include an official transcript with spring term included.  Applications must be postmarked by deadline.  For more information, visit www.facsps.org. or see the Career Center.
    Korean American Scholarship
    June 30th Deadline
    (Scholarship open 4/1)
    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. 
    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_p
    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.
     Martin Family Foundation Scholarship
    July 6th Deadline
    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/. 
    Redfin Scholarship
    July 31st Deadline
    This $2,500 scholarship is a way for Redfin to help one student on his or her journey through higher education.
    Legal U.S. resident, Eighteen years of age or older,
    Graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college,  Cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale
    For the May 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018 session, answer the following question in 300-500 words:
    How do you think Gen Z and Millennials are changing the real estate industry? What do these generations value in housing that previous generations may not have?
    This online application is available at https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship
     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.
    Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award
    Dec 30, 2018
    A) Be between the ages of 16 and 22 on December 30th, 2018
    B) A student must also possess a GPA of 2.5 or higher in his/her last academic year.
    C) A student must have contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer (non-paid) service within his/her community over the last 12 months. Please ensure that you have completed this amount of hours and that a person within the organization(s) is willing to confirm that you have volunteered this amount of time. (Note that we will only contact the organization(s) in the event that you are chosen as the scholarship award winner.)
    D) A student must be a resident of Canada or the United States and must attend a school in Canada or the United States.
    For more information, to go https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10478/odenza_marketing_group_volunteer_award_scholarship.php#sthash.V4Dl2H58.dpbs.

     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.