Scholarship Bulletin

    A.G. West/Black Hills High School
    May 22nd, 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.
    Marine Corp Scholrship Foundation
    Career and Technical Education Scholarship
    Application available al year.
    ·         Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Marine*
    ·         A Marine killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
    ·         Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine unit*
    ·         A Navy Corpsman attached to a Marine unit that was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy
    *Veterans must have received an honorable discharge. A discharge status of other, general,  under honorable conditions, dishonorable, etc. are not eligible for an award.
    Additionally, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
    ·         GPA of at least 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale)
    ·         Family adjusted gross income for the 2018 tax year that does not exceed $100,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in the adjusted gross income
    ·         Attending or planning to attend a college or career training school listed on the National Center for Education Statistic’s College Navigator website in the 2019-20 academic year.
    *Applicants and awarded scholars attending a Federal Service Academy or a school not listed on College Navigator are not eligible for an award.
    *Applicants who have an undergraduate degree, are pursuing a second bachelor’s degree, or are attending graduate school of any kind are NOT eligible.
    *Applicants who have served, or are serving, in the U.S. military are required to provide a Statement of Service or DD214 showing honorable character of service.
    For more information, go to https://www.mcsf.org/apply/eligibility/
    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
    Sigrid Hardy Memorial Scholarship
    May 20th Deadline
    The Sigrid Hardy Memorial Scholarship was created in April 2019 with a goal of helping Thurston County high school graduates impacted by cancer pay for college expenses. Students who have or have had cancer or whose parents or siblings have or have had cancer are encouraged to apply.  For more information and application, go to
    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.
    Public School Employees Scholarship Application
    May 31st Deadline
    The local Tumwater United PSE if offering scholarships to graduating seniors from the Tumwater School District.  While first consideration will be given to a child of a PSE member, you do not have to be associated with the PSE to apply.  All completed applications must be received by the deadline date to TSD Support Service,  Attn: PSE Scholarship Committee.   See Mrs. Jones for more information.  Application is available here.
    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.
    Scholarship for Orphans and Half-Orphans
    June 1st Deadline
    We’ve decided to launch our scholarship so we can help students with their financial woes. If you’re a student from a single parent household or a student who has sadly lost both your parents, then we want to give you the opportunity to apply for one of our scholarships. We understand the importance of education and we want to make someone’s academic journey that little bit easier.
    To be eligible to apply, applicants must be:  A full-time student at a high school, college or university
    From a single parent or parentless household;  Aged 17 years old and over
    If you are interested in applying for the scholarship you will need to submit the following information:
    ·         A little bit about yourself (contact information, age, university, college or school)
    ·         A 500-800 words essay on one of the following topics:
    o    “Do we still need grades in modern educational system?”
    o    “Information overload: the bane of modern world. How can we help the students to deal with it?”
    o    “Standardized testing: a conventional way of checking the results of education or a new caste system?”
    For access to this application, go to https://edubirdie.com/scholarship-for-orphans
    Scholarship for Dental Health Studies
    une 1st Deadline (Extended Deadline)
    $500 Award
     An annual scholarship for dental health studies presented by Dr Suzanne Winans, owner/practitioner at Tenino Family Dental (TFD), a General Dental Office in Tenino, Washington.  You must be a graduating senior from Lewis or Thurston counties. 
     1. Student plans a career in the field of dentistry, dental assisting or dental hygiene and to undertake study leading toward a degree in the dental field.
    2. Student must graduate from High School with a minimum grade point average of 2.85.
    3. Student plans to enroll in a community college or university within 1 year of graduating from High School.
    4. Complete Tenino Family Dental Scholarship application form.
    5. Recommendations from two high school teachers and one unrelated adult who can testify to his/her good citizenship and determination to complete the chosen course of study.
    Application can be found here.
    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.
    Horatio Alger Endowment Fund
    June 15th Deadline
    Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.
    Eligibility Criteria:
    Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
    Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2019
    Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
    Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
    Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
    Be under the age of 30
    Be a United States citizen
    Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.
    This online application can be found at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/.
    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.
    WISE (Women in STEM Excel) Scholarship
    June 28th Deadline
    The WISE Scholarship is open to female Washington residents pursuing education in a STEM field. Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:
    ·         Student must be a female Washington resident;
    ·         Student must be pursuing a degree/career path in a STEM-related field* at an institution of higher learning;
    ·         Applicant must submit one letter of recommendation with valid contact information;
    ·         Student must complete application form and provide original essay answers.
    This application must be downloaded and saved to your computer prior to filling it out. For more information about this opportunity and a list of STEM eligible majors, go to https://www.andersonsobelcosmetic.com/wise-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.
    Washington State Opportunity Scholarship for high demand STEM/Health care Career and Technical degrees at WA State Community and Technical Colleges.
    July 12th Deadline
    The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) supports Washington students on their path to high-demand trade, health care and STEM occupations. To be eligible, scholars must enroll in an approved program, such as welding, nursing or IT, at one of Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. Scholars are eligible to receive $1,500 each quarter for the duration of their program, as well as support services. For more information and access to the online application, go to
    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.