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College Scholarships

Connectedu has posted the following scholarships:

Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiativewww.actsix.org 
  • Full tuition
  • There are no income restrictions and students of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
  • PLU, Northwest U, Trinity Lutheran, Whitworth, & Gonzaga
  • Based on Leadership
  • Deadline: closed
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Programswww.horatioalger.org/scholarships
  • $5000 - $20,000
  • 2.0 GPA, financial need, community involvement, & perserverance in overcoming adversity.
  • Deadline: closed
Coca-Cola Scholars programwww.coca-colasholars.org 
  • $10,000 - $20,000
  • 3.0 GPA, essay &  2 letters of reccomendation required
  • Deadline: closed
Prudential Spirit of Community Awardhttp://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc 
  • $1000 - $5000
  • open to 5th - 12th grades
  • Exceptional citizenship demonstrated through exemplary, self initiated community service.
  • Deadline: closed
Voice of Democracy Competitionwww.vfw.org/community/voice-of-democracy
  • up to $30,000
  • open to 9th-12th grades
  • Audio Essay competiton: Write and record a broadcast script on an annual patriotic theme.
  • Deadline: closed
The Gayl Bertagni Culinary Arts Scholarshiphttp://gaylbertagni.rentonlions.com/
  • $1000 
  • renewable for 4 years.
  • For students planning to attend Renton Tech or South Seattle CC.
  • US Citizenship not required.
  • Deadline: closed
First Freedom Student Competitionwww.firstfreedom.org 
  • $2,500 
  • open to 9th-12th grades
  • Essay and video contest.  
  • Examine history and current-day relevance of religious freedem
  • Deadline: closed
Sullivan Leadership Award www.seattleu.edu/sullivan
  • Full (Tuition, room & board) 
  • 3.7 GPA, commitment to academic excellence, service, leadership, spirituality, & global engagement.
  • Seattle University
  • Deadline: closed
Washington State Governor's Scholarship for Foster Youth, www.collegesuccessfoundation.org
  • $2000 - $4000
  • 2.0 GPA, current or former foster youth who plan on attending school in Washington state.
  • Must be Washington resident. 
  • Deadline: multiple scholarships with various deadlines, all open now
AXA Achievement Scholarship, www.axa-achievement.com
  • $10,000 - $25,000
  • Outstanding achievement in activities in school, the community or the workplace.
  • Deadline: closed
Futuro con leche Scholarship,
  • $4,000
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Hispanic Senior
  • Financial Need 
  • Full time enrollment at 2 or 4 year University in the Fall of 2014.
  • Deadline: closed
Better Business Bureau students of Integrity Scholarship
  • $1,000
  • open to 11th-12th grades
  • 3.5 GPA
  • support students that recognize the importance of ethical & responsible marketplace parctices.
  • Deadline: March 1, 2014
Davis Law Group scholar Athlete Program, www.ScholarAthleteProgram.com
  • $1,000
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Recognizes exceptional student athletes that are performing well in the classroom & on the field.
  • Essay Contest.
  • Deadline:
"Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship", www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx?selected=1996
  • $1,500
  • Must be legal US resident.
  • Essay contest (250 words or less) on the topic "Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with Zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Use your brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the Zombies, including where you would hide and the top 5 things you would bring with you to stay alive."
  • Deadline: Oct 31, 2014
The Federal Way Chorale Scholarship, http://www.fwchorale.com/scholarship.htm
  • $2,000
  • Supports students who plan to study choral/vocal, music education, or musical theater.
  • Deadline: January 31, 2014
Ayn Rand, Anthem Essay Contest,  www.aynrand.com
  • $30-$2000
  • open to 8th-10th grades
  • Essay contest based on the novel Anthem
  • Deadline: March 20, 2014
  • $1000 - $5000
  • King County Resident
  • Swedish Ancestry not required
  • Deadline: deadline passed
American College Foundation, Visionary Scholarship Program, www.AmericanCollegeFoundation.org
  • $1000 - $5000
  • open to 9th-12th grades
  • Submit a 500 word essay on "Why College is Important to me".
  • Deadline: deadline passed
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Essay Contest, www.aynrand.com
  • $25 - $30,000
  • 11th - 12th
  • Essay contest based on the novel The Fountainhead.
  • Deadline: April 25, 2014
BigSun Athletic Scholarship, www.bigsunathletics.com
  • $4,500
  • All sudent ahtletes are eligible regardless of the sport they play.  
  • Essay submission required.
  • Deadline: June 20, 2014
Kids' Chance of Washington Scholarship, 
  • Scholarship amount varies
  • Need based scholarship for children or workers killed or seriously disabled in a workplace accident in WA.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • $1000 - $2500
  • open to 9th-12th grades
  • Fast, easy, & free.  
  • Must be US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Deadline: deadline passed
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship, www.waopportunityscholarship.org
  • $1,000 renewable for 4 years
  • Open to low and middle income families
  • Student must receive (or have received) a high school diploma or GED from a Washington state high school or institution
  • Student must be a Washington state resident (as defined in RCW 28B.15.012)
  • Student must be enrolling as a college freshman, sophomore or junior fall 2013
  • Student must be pursuing a high demand, eligible major (by alphabet; by category) in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) or health care
    Please note: If you will be attending a public community or technical college fall 2013 that does not offer a four-year degree in your high demand, eligible major, you must transfer to an eligible four-year college/university that does by fall 2015
  • Student must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) through fall quarter/semester 2012 of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Student must enroll full-time each term as a college student, which is 12 credits each quarter, equivalent for semester
  • Student must submit the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov by March 1, 2013
  • Student’s family income (adjusted gross income plus all untaxed income) must be less than or equal to 125% of Washington state median family income. (Note: Unless you qualified to submit the FAFSA as an independent student, the family income amounts are those reported by your parent(s) on your 2013-2014 FAFSA)
  • Student must be working toward a first bachelor’s degree, (i.e. four-year degree), in a high demand eligible major (by alphabet; by category) from an eligible Washington State college/university
  • Deadline: February 24, 2014
Asian Pacific Community Fund in partnership with Verizon Wireless, www.apcf.org
  • 10 - $1,000 awards
  • Open to current seniors in Washington, California or Oregon who are planning to attend college in one of those states.
  • Planning to major in math, engineering or a technical science
  • Deadline: January 31, 2014
Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship Fund, www.hearthstonehousing.org
  • $500 - $5,000 scholarship awards
  • Open to youth 16-25 years of age
  • Reside in a Hearthstone Housing Foundation property or be a resident in a county where a Hearthstone property is located (To view the list of eligible counties, visit www.hearthstonehousing.org)
  • Attend college, trade school, professional/leadership training, or internship
  • Maintain at least a 2.75 GPA (college) or 3.0 (high school)
  • Are available for a phone interview in May 2013
  • Deadline: March 31, 2014
Mt. Baker Community Club - MLK Jr. Scholarship, www.mountbaker.org
  • $2,500 award
  • In furtherance of the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Mt Baker Community Club awards college scholarships to deserving neighborhood students of color who might not otherwise achieve their dream of a college education. We seek out and give highest consideration to young people who show financial need, have overcome obstacles, have worked to improve their communities and who might be overlooked by traditional scholarships.
  • Deadline: February 7, 2014
The Rotary Club of Seattle - International District, http://seattleidrotary.org
  • 6 - $2,000 scholarships available
  • Students that demonstrate academic excellence and make significant contributions to their communities
  • Deadline: January 31, 2014
The Federal Way Chorale Scholarship, www.fwchorale.com/scholarship.htm
  • $2,000 scholarship
  • Supports students who plan to study choral/vocal, music education, or musical theater
  • Deadline: January 31, 2014
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations, www.princeton.edu/pprize
  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Honors students doing outstanding work in their schools/communities to advance the cause of race relations
  • Deadline: January 31, 2014
SmartKids with LD 2013 Youth Achievement Award, www.smartkidwithld.org/award
  • $1,000 award
  • Must have a learning disability and demonstrated notable accomplishments in any field (art, music, science, math, athletics or community service)
  • Deadline: January 31, 2014
ESA Foundation Scholarship - www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants/scholarships
  • $500 - $2,500 scholarships
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Multiple scholarships based on varying criteria (character, leadership, service, financial need, scholastic ability)
  • Deadline: February 1, 2014
eSchool View Scholarship, www.eschoolview.com/ESVStudentScholarshipProgram.aspx
  • $1,000 - $5,000
  • Eight scholarships available in two categories: Web Design & Web Technology
  • Deadline: February 1, 2014
National Peace Essay Contest, www.usip.org/pragrams/projects/gender-war-and-peacebuilding
  • Up to $10,000
  • Open to 9th-12th grades
  • Deadline: February 10, 2014
APS Minority Scholarship, www.aps.org/programs/minorities/honors/scholarship/apply.cfm
  • $2,000 annually
  • Eligible applicants must be an African American, Hispanic American or Native American US Citizen/Permanent resident who is majoring or planning to major in physics.
  • Deadline: February 7, 2014
American Indian Endowed Scholarship Application, www.wsac.wa.gov/payingforcollege/stateaid/americanindian
  • $500 - $2,000
  • In-state American Indian tribe
  • Intend to use education to benefit the in-state American Indian community
  • Deadline: February 1, 2014
AT&T Foundation Scholarship, www.uncf.org/sections/ForStudents/SS_Scholarships/scholarships.asp
  • up to $2,500
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Must be African American student who is the dependent of a current full-time employee of AT&T
  • Deadline: varies
R.H. Thomson Memorial Scholarship, www.seattleasce.org/careers/scholarships.html
  • $5,000
  • Must be a resident of the Seattle Section of ASCE (this includes King County) and demonstrate an intent to study Civil Engineering
  • Deadline: February 15, 2014
Rotary Club of West Seattle Gambriell Scholarship, www.westseattlerotary.org/
  • $6,000
  • Need based
  • Academic merit is considered in the review process
  • Preference will be given to residents of West Seattle
  • Deadline:
Military Commanders Scholarship Fund, www.sms.scholarshipamerica.org/militarycommanders/guidelines.html
  • $5,000
  • 3.5 GPA
  • Must be dependent of an active duty reserve, coast guard, or retired member of the US military who holds valid Exchange & Commissary shopping privileges.
  • Deadline: February 15, 2014
Women's University Club Foundation Scholarship, www.womensuniversityclubfoundation.org/club/scripts/section/
  • $8,000
  • Supports innovative leadership, civic involvement and personal growth.
  • Resume, personal statement and letter of reccomendation required
  • Deadline:
DECA/Collegiate DECA Student Scholarships, www.deca.org/scholarships/
  • $1,000 - $2,000
  • Must be current DECA member
  • Deadline: January 17, 2014
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship, www.waopportunityscholarship.org/
  • $1,000 per year, renewable
  • 2.75 GPA
  • Must plan to pursue a 4 year degree in a STEM field or health care
  • Need based
  • Deadline: February 24, 2014
The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships, www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm
  • $5,000
  • Applicants must demonstrate how they have promoted begetarianism in their schools and/or communities
  • Deadline: February 20, 2014
National Associateion of Black Journalists Scholarships, www.nabj.org
  • up to $2,500
  • Must be a current NABJ member interested in journalism or communications
  • Deadline: March 21, 2014
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, www.buickachievers.scholarshipamerica.org/
  • up to $100,000
  • Must plan to enroll full-time at a four year college or university
  • Criteria: Academic achievement, financial need, leadership, community involvement, and interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industry
  • Deadline: February 28, 2014
Washington State PTA, www.wastatepta.org/programs/scholarship/index.html
  • up to $2,000
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Criteria: financial need, academic performance and leadership/cummunity service
  • Deadline:
Association of Computer Professional in Education, www.acpenw.org/home/scholarships
  • up to $2,500
  • Must be actively involved in the use of technology during high school and plan to pursue studies in a technology related field.
  • Evidence of a technology project is also required
  • Deadline:
Society of Professional Journalists Essay Contest, www.spj.org/a-hs.asp
  • up to $1,000
  • Open to youth grades 9-12
  • 300-500 word essay on why it is important that news media are independent of the government
  • Deadline:
Professional Photographers of Washington, www.ppw.org
  • $2,000
  • Submit 4 original photgraphs and an essay
  • Deadline: 
Sea Mar Farm Worker Scholarship, www.seamar.org/static_pages/farmworkersstudents.php
  • $1,000
  • Must be from a migrant or seasonal farm worker family
  • Must demonstrate leadership, commitment to education and be in good standing with school
  • Deadline: 
AFSA High school Scholarship Contest, www.afsascholarship.org
  • $2,000
  • American Fire Sprinkler Association
  • Must read the "Fire Sprinkler Essay" and take the multiple choice test
  • Deadline: 
It's Always Something Teen Writing Contest, www.gildasclubseattle.org/contactus/writingcontest.php
  • up to $1,000
  • Open to youth grades 9-12
  • Submit an essay about a personal cancer diagnosis or about the cancer experience of a friend or loved one
  • Deadline:
Voice of Democracy Competition, www.vfworg/community/voice-of-democracy
  • up to $30,000
  • Open to youth grades 9-12
  • Audio essay competition: Write and record a broadcast script on an annual patriotic theme
  • Deadline:
The Online Games Scholarship Contest (Big Fish), www.bigfishgames.com/blog/big-fish-online-games-scholarship/
  • $1,000
  • Choose from one of two essay questions pertaining to the casual games industry
  • Deadline:
Alert Magazine Scholarship, www.alertmagazine.org
  • $500
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Write an essay about drug and alcohol abuse
  • Deadline: ongoing
Washington Wine Industry Foundation, www.washingtonwinefoundation.org
  • $500-$3,000
  • Multiple scholarships - view website for details and deadlines
  • Deadline: Varies

West Seattle High School Alumni Association Scholarship

"Tuition Only" Scholarship applications are now available for the graduating class of 2013 from the WSHS Alumni Association.

The applications can be picked up in the School Library or Room 129. All completed applications must be postmarked by April 12, 2013 to be considered. No Exceptions!

The Kelly Foundation of Washington is pleased to offer the Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship. 

High school seniors in the Cascade Region 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.  Last year over 700 applications were judged and 52 scholarships were awarded.  Click HERE to download application.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 6th year.
We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.
Scholarship Deadline   -  June 14, 2013
Application Process
Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
Full details are available on our site.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

The application will be available for review beginning October 15th, with the online application available November 1st.

Students may visit JackieRobinson.org<http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/general-applicants.php> to learn more about the organization that the New York Times described as providing “what might be the educational effort in the country.”

Each new JRF Scholar receives $24,000 over four years to attend a four-year accredited college or university.  In addition to cash grants, JRF Scholars participate in our extensive, four-year program that includes: mentoring, leadership development, practical skill-building, internship and job counseling and placement, and a myriad of networking opportunities.  

Close to 1400 JRF Scholars have been selected since the first awards were made in 1973. To learn more about the foundation and our program click here<http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/programs.php>.

The Assistance League of Seattle

Is again offering extracurricular Enrichment Scholarships to students who are currently enrolled in grades 6 through 11 in Seattle Public Schools.  This includes home schooled students with public school affiliation.  Almost any area in which students display a keen interest will be considered but preference will be given to applications for programs in music, art, science, debate, mathematics, language, drama, technology, leadership and journalism.  Exceptions not covered by the program include religious studies, sports exclusive camps, foreign study or exchange programs, private lessons or any transportation affiliated with a program.

Thanks so much to all the students who participated in our Enrichment Scholarship Program for 2012. We received over 70 applications from 17 middle and high schools in the Seattle School District and funded all qualified applicants at a full or partial level for a total of almost $32,000.  This is up from 39 students receiving $18,000 in 2010.

Students attended various programs including Cornish Institute, Whitman Dance, UW Robinson Center, Marrowstone Music, language camp and art, theater and outdoor programs.

We are here to assist your students and ask for your help in getting the word out to them.  Encourage your deserving students to apply. Together we can make a difference in the lives of Seattle school students.  Look for our application packet to be available online February 2013 atwww.seattle.assistanceleague.org<http://www.seattle.assistanceleague.org>.

S-Trip Scholarship

I am excited to share with you a $2,500 tuition scholarship opportunity for senior high school students pursuing post-secondary education in 2013/2014. This scholarship is only available to students in the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Washington. Students will be asked to submit a short essay and identify areas of extra curricular involvement. Further details of the scholarship are in the attached letter. As this is our inaugural year running the scholarship in the United States we do not anticipate a huge number of applicants, and so students who take the time to apply should have a good chance of winning!

S-Trip! is a North American student travel company, and we created this scholarship as a way to give back to the students who have supported our business in the US. We hope you will help us promote this great opportunity to your students. We are happy to provide posters for placement in the school, and will be available to answer any questions you or your students have.  Click HERE for more informtion.

Lauren Vandervoort
Manager, Student Outreach
Toll Free: 866-627-8747 x 182

Professional Athletes Foundation Scholarship Program

  • 2 - $2,500 scholarships offered
  • 2.0 GPA or better
  • Accepted to a 2 year or 4 year college or university
  • Nominated by high school coach
  • Participated at the varsity level in athletics for at least one year
  • Has NOT accepted any scholarship funds or grants to participate in college athletics
  • Application deadline: February 15, 2013
Click here to find out more and download the application.

Tzu Chi Scholars 2013 - Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation - $1,000 to $4,000 scholarship

  • Demonstrates financial need for college tuition
  • Is a U.S. high school graduating senior or equivalent
  • Has a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Will enroll in an accredited U.S. college full-time for the entire academic year 2013-2014
  • Deadline:  March 9, 2013
Click here for more information and to download application

West Seattle Rotary Gambriell Scholarship

Attention Educators, Parents and West Seattle Seniors the deadline for the Gambriell Scholarship from the Rotary of West Seattle approaches (April 30, 2013). 

Continuing education of our young people is such an important resource that every year the Rotary of West Seattle awards scholarships to two or three graduating Seattle area (preference given to West Seattle) high school seniors towards their college education.

The deadline for applications is fast approaching (April), if you know a deserving West Seattle Senior please visit our website to fill out the application. It is open to any senior student in the West Seattle area. Please see our website for the application http://www.westseattlerotary.org/

Leadership 1000 Scholarship

The Leadership 1000 Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by individuals, foundations, or businesses and provides 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 $2,500 to $5,000. Some scholarships will be for one year only while others will be renewable for up to three additional years.

Visit the Leadership 1000 Donor page for more information about funding a scholar in the program.

O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship

The O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship supports low-income, capable young women so they can achieve their greatest potential through education.

Each scholarship is $20,000 and is awarded in $5,000 increments annually over four years to each recipient who continues to meet eligibility requirements.

Eight scholarships will be awarded this year. Recipients will be announced May 1, 2013.

Visit the O Wines Opportunity for Cussess Scholarshippage for more information

Seattle Chapter WSPE Scholarship Program

I am contacting you as a representative of the Seattle Chapter of the Washington Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE). Each year, our chapter has awarded a scholarship to an outstanding senior high school student who is applying for, or has been accepted for, an accredited college engineering program. This year, we are awarding one scholarship for $1500.00. We hope to provide more scholarships next year. You can learn more about our organization at website www.washingtonengineer.org/<http://www.washingtonengineer.org/> .

Click here for a copy of our Seattle Chapter WSPE Scholarship application form for qualified graduating seniors in your high school. The Eligibility and Applications Requirements are included on the application form.

Your students who want to apply for our scholarship may send their application to me at the address listed below, by April 15, 2013. If anyone wishes to contact me by phone regarding this scholarship, my phone number is also provided below.

Ted J. Taylor, P.E.
Seattle Chapter WSPE President
2324 SW 119th Street
Burien, Washington 98146-2511
Phone 206-246-5910 or Cell 206-817-7849


Hearthstone Housing Foundation 2013-2014 Scholarship Fund

This fund is available to high school and college age youth, ages 16-25 years. All residents in our housing developments are eligible as well as those studying within the county limits of our housing developments (See our website www.hearthstonehousing.org for more information). Awards are available from $500.00 to $5,000.00. Awards will be based on financial need and determination to accomplish academic goals. We are pleased to be able to assist students in their academic endeavors.

We are now accepting scholarship applications through March 30, 2013. Complete applications and accompanying documents must be received or postmarked by this deadline to be considered. Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to larissa@hearthstonehousing.org.

 (Please note there are different applications: One for applicants still in high school or an incoming college freshman, and one for students currently in college)

Larissa Medellín
Project Coordinator
Hearthstone Housing Foundation
5031 Birch Street, Suite F
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949-553-9447 x202
fax: 949-553-9448

Tabor Culinary Arts Scholarships
$5,000 awarded to graduating seniors
Applicants must live in the Puget Sound area and pursue an academic course of study in Culinary Arts or Hospitality. Must complete an essay detailing commitment to culinary arts. Recipients will be eligible to apply for a paidinternship with SkyCity Restaurant.
Deadline:  March 25, 2013

Central Washington University Art Scholarships
Partial or full tuition waiver.  Must plan on majoring in art at Central Washington University. Submit portfolio and statement of interest. See website for details.
Deadline: March 25, 2013

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