College & Career


Scholarships for West Seattle HS Students

Here are a few websites to help you in your scholarship search:
BigFuture CollegeBoard
Sallie Mae

What are the types of money out there?


A grant is a type of gift aid, money that does not need to be repaid. Grants are usually awarded based on demonstrated financial need..

Merit-Based Aid

Merit-based aid is financial aid awarded to students based on their personal achievements. Most scholarships are considered merit aid, as they are generally awarded for success in school, the arts, athletics or another area.

Need-Based Aid

Need-based aid is awarded to students based on demonstrated financial need, to help them pay for the cost of college. Need-based aid usually comes in the form of grants, student employment opportunities and student loans. Most need-based aid comes from the federal and state governments and from the colleges and universities.


A scholarship is a form of gift aid, money that does not need to be repaid. Scholarships are usually awarded by private organizations (e.g., foundations, corporations, associations, individual philanthropists and nonprofit organizations) based on some form of merit, such as academic, artistic or athletic talent, or activities, such as community service.

Renewable Scholarship

A renewable scholarship is available for all four years of the student’s undergraduate education, instead of for just one year. Scholarship recipients may have to maintain satisfactory academic progress, write annual reports to the sponsor and/or participate in particular activities to retain the renewable scholarship.

West Seattle High School Scholarship

Deadline: May 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST.Complete application online.
Awards Available: $250 – $1000

2021 WSHS Scholarship Application

The West Seattle Scholarship Committee distributes several monetary awards for a number of general scholarships. You may qualify for one or more scholarships with this application. Click the link above to apply online.

West Seattle High School Scholarship application is open for current WSHS Seniors to complete. Please complete all required questions in the application. Scholarship winners will be recognized at the Senior Awards ceremony in June. 

Please reach out to your school counselor if you have any questions. Good luck!

WSHS Alumni Association Scholarship

All scholarships offered by the West Seattle High School Alumni Association are on one application form. The form can be picked up in the main office or you can download the form in DOC format by clicking the link below. Applications must be submitted by MAIL and POSTMARKED by April 8, 2021  Applications will not be accepted other than by mail.

Visit the Alumni Association website to learn how to apply.

Questions related to this application may be directed to Sandy DuBuque/Scholarship Chairperson at: 

What is the Seattle Promise Scholarship?

Seattle Promise provides ALL graduating seniors from a Seattle public high school with up to two years (or 90 credits) of FREE in-state tuition and support services at South Seattle College.

Take advantage of the scholarship, dive into your studies, and focus on finding an educational path that leads to a career you love. Learn more about Seattle Promise on the South Seattle College website.

Steps to Apply for the Seattle Promise Scholarship

To receive the Seattle Promise Scholarship, students must complete each of the following requirements by their respective deadlines:

  1. Apply for admission to South Seattle College
  2. Apply for the Seattle Promise Scholarship
  3. Apply for a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID
  4. Submit your  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or WASFA
  5. Participate in the Readiness Academy; specialized workshops to learn how to complete enrollment processes such as: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), SSC financial aid file completion, and preparation for placement.
  6. Complete your SSC financial aid file
  7. Attend START New Student Orientation and register for fall quarter classes
  8. Graduate from Chief Sealth, Cleveland, Rainier Beach, or West Seattle High School in June of your senior year.
  9. Attend the 13th Year Bridge Program in September. During the Bridge Program, students are acclimated to the college campus, learn about student success strategies and campus resources, as well as meet instructors, staff, and peers.

Scholarship Opportunities for WSHS students:

SPS Scholarship Bulletin – updated monthly

YouthKAN Scholarship for Korean American Juniors and Seniors

Kaiser Permanente Health Equity Scholarship

UW Nikkei Scholarship– open to students of Japanese ancestry planning to attend UW

SPL Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship

AES Engineers Scholarship

Act Locally Scholarship

American Indian Endowed Scholarship

SAEOP Scholarship

SchoolHouse Connection Youth Leadership

Seattle Foundation Scholarships (most applications available on

Carkeek Scholarship– for SPS graduates.  Must have 2.0 GPA and plan to enroll in a public college in the state of Washington

Sea Mar Scholarship 

UCLA Alumni Scholarship – for WSHS students planning to attend UCLA

Asian Pacific Community Fund Scholarships

American Indian Endowed Scholarship

Cancer Unwrapped

Sixt Scholars

Cascade Warbirds Scholarship

Women’s University Club of Seattle Foundation Scholarship

Seattle Swedish Community Scholarship

PB & J Scholarship

Hiroshima Club Scholarship Application

Elks Foundation Most Valuable Student

Ewing C Kelly Scholarship

Seattle International District Rotary – (2) scholarships available, worth $2000 each.

West Seattle Rotary Club – Past Presidents’ Scholarship – DUE APRIL 15, 2021

The Rotary Club of West Seattle invites you to apply for this $6,000 scholarship if you arenot a Rotarian or a member of a Rotarian’s immediate family and if any one of the following categories apply to you:

  • You are a graduating senior from a high school in the West Seattle area who wishes to earn a 4-year degree.
  • You live in the West Seattle area and are graduating from a high school outside of the West Seattle area and wish to earn a 4-year degree.
  • You live in the West Seattle area and are transferring from a 2-year program to a 4-year college/university seeking a bachelor’s degree.
  • You live in the West Seattle area and have recently earned a bachelor’s degree and wish to work toward a higher degree.

Application on: West Seattle Rotary  (please mail a paper copy or email your completed application to the Rotary’s Youth Services Chair

Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship

This $5,000 renewable scholarship is available to students from the Pacific Rim states of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii; preference will be given to students of Japanese or other Asian ancestry, including multi-ethnic Asians.  Application on: theWashBoard

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Scholarship

The mission of Blacks as Microsoft (BAM) African American Heritage Scholarship is to encourage and enable black high school students to go to college, realize the impact technology has on the world and target a career in the technology industry. There is potential for a renewal of $5,000 for up to four years for a total of $20,000. Five scholarship runners-up will be eligible for a $1,500 BAM technology stipend based on need. Application on: SurveyMonkey Apply

E. Boucher Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor and support Engineering students studying at University of Washington, Washington State University, University of Oregon, and Oregon State University. This is a one-time scholarship for $3,000 dollars. Application on: theWashBoard

Doyne M. Green Scholarship (Graduate Studies)

Supporting female graduate students of medicine, law, social service, or public service, this scholarship assists current graduate students who study at public universities in the State of Washington with a renewable $4,000 scholarship. Application on: theWashBoard

Greater Seattle (WA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Scholarship

The Greater Seattle (WA) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated was established in 1955 with a commitment to enriching, sustaining, and ensuring the identities, culture, and economic survival of African-Americans and persons of African descent. Scholarships will be awarded to qualified high school seniors of African American descent who reside in King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Clallum and Jefferson counties, are U.S. citizens and demonstrate exemplary leadership in their family, school and the African American Community. Scholarship awards up to $15,000. Application on: SurveyMonkey Apply

Joan Hill Scholarship

The Joan Hill Scholarship is available to students in the greater Seattle area who demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students who have been displaced from their home or have overcome hardship. Scholarship amount varies. Application on: theWashBoard

Lambeth Family Scholarship

This scholarship, designed to honor and financially support students pursuing a degree in engineering, natural sciences, mathematics, computer science or business, supports high school seniors in Washington State who will study at a public university, community college or technical school. This scholarship varies from $1,000 to $3,000 and is renewable for up to 4 years. Application on: theWashBoard

Microsoft disAbility Scholarship

The disAbility Scholarship at Microsoft delivers on the mission of Microsoft’s cross disability employee resource group to empower and enable people with disabilities. This scholarship enables high school students with disabilities to go to college and target a career in the technology industry. In addition, we hope to contribute to increasing the pool of persons living with a disability enrolling in higher education and, in the long term, decrease the unemployment bias for this demographic. There is potential for a renewal of $5,000 for up to four years for a total of $20,000. Application on: