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College Scholarships


For the most up to date scholarships, please visit:

https://wshscounseling.wordpress.com/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
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Programswww.horatioalger.org/scholarships
  • $5000 - $20,000
  • 2.0 GPA, financial need, community involvement, & perserverance in overcoming adversity
Coca-Cola Scholars programwww.coca-colasholars.org 
  • $10,000 - $20,000
  • 3.0 GPA, essay &  2 letters of reccomendation required
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.
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.
College Success Foundation

CSF
 announced that applications for their three scholarship programs open in January. Learn more.
  • Leadership 1000 Scholarship - Up to $20,000
  • Governors’ Scholarship - Up to $20,000
The Gayl Bertagni Culinary Arts Scholarship
http://gaylbertagni.rentonlions.com/
  • $1000 
  • renewable for 4 years.
  • For students planning to attend Renton Tech or South Seattle CC.
  • US Citizenship not required.
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
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
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. 
AXA Achievement Scholarship, www.axa-achievement.com
  • $10,000 - $25,000
  • Outstanding achievement in activities in school, the community or the workplace.
Futuro con leche Scholarship,
Better Business Bureau students of Integrity Scholarship
www.alaskaoregonwesternwashington.bbb.org/scholarship
  • $1,000
  • open to 11th-12th grades
  • 3.5 GPA
  • support students that recognize the importance of ethical & responsible marketplace parctices.
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
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.
Ayn Rand, Anthem Essay Contest,  www.aynrand.com
  • $30-$2000
  • open to 8th-10th grades
  • Essay contest based on the novel Anthem
  • $1000 - $5000
  • King County Resident
  • Swedish Ancestry not required
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".
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Essay Contest, www.aynrand.com
  • $25 - $30,000
  • 11th - 12th
  • Essay contest based on the novel The Fountainhead
BigSun Athletic Scholarship, www.bigsunathletics.com
  • $4,500
  • All sudent ahtletes are eligible regardless of the sport they play.  
  • Essay submission required.
  • $1000 - $2500
  • open to 9th-12th grades
  • Fast, easy, & free.  
  • Must be US citizen or permanent resident.
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 2015 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 2017
  • 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 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov by March 1, 2015
  • 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 2014-2015 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
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
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)
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.
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
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
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
SmartKids with LD Youth Achievement Award, www.smartkidwithld.org/award 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)
eSchool View Scholarship, www.eschoolview.com/ESVStudentScholarshipProgram.aspx
  • $1,000 - $5,000
  • Eight scholarships available in two categories: Web Design & Web Technology
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
DECA/Collegiate DECA Student Scholarships, www.deca.org/scholarships/
  • $1,000 - $2,000
  • Must be current DECA member
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
National Associateion of Black Journalists Scholarships, www.nabj.org
  • up to $2,500
  • Must be a current NABJ member interested in journalism or communications
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
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
  • http://www.acpenw.org/scholarships
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
Professional Photographers of Washington, www.ppw.org
  • $2,000
  • Submit 4 original photgraphs and an essay 
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
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 
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
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
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
Alert Magazine Scholarship, www.alertmagazine.org
  • $500
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Write an essay about drug and alcohol abuse
Washington Wine Industry Foundation, www.washingtonwinefoundation.org
  • $500-$3,000
  • Multiple scholarships - view website for details and deadlines
Seattle Public Library

Seattle high school seniors and college undergraduates are invited to enter an essay scholarship competition created by The Seattle Public Library Foundation to honor civic leader Stimson Bullitt.The second annual Stimson Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship seeks essays that explore civic courage. Essays may be submitted online between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2015. Three scholarships will be awarded: the author of the winning essay will receive $5,000, and the authors of the two second-place essays will each receive $2,500. Learn more here. 


West Seattle High School Alumni Association Scholarship

"Tuition Only" Scholarship applications become available for the Senior class after January 1st .

The applications can be picked up in the School Library or from the counselors. All completed applications must be postmarked by the deadline date specified on the application to be considered. No Exceptions!


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.
 
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 2014. 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. atwww.seattle.assistanceleague.org<http://www.seattle.assistanceleague.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.

Visit the O Wines Opportunity for Cussess Scholarship page 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. If anyone wishes to contact me by phone regarding this scholarship, my phone number is also provided below.

Sincerely,
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 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.

 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)

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



Central Washington University Art Scholarships
http://www.cwu.edu/art/department-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.

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