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Scholarship Bulletin

West Seattle Scholarship Bulletin

Scholarship Opportunities for WSHS Students

Here are a few websites to help you in your scholarship search:

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.

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship


We offer financial aid, mentorship opportunities, and career training to holistically support Opportunity Scholars as they build their pathway to a high-demand career.

Our support is a fundamental reason why our Scholars graduate faster, take on less debt, and earn a higher average salary than their peers.

Our program is designed to deliver the best possible return for students, taxpayers, and private sector partners investing in Washington’s future workforce.

$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship for Students
Eligibility: Current high school, college, or university students from any country
Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The runner-up prize is $500
Deadline: October 31, 2023

IvyPanda Scholarship

Monogram Club Student Athlete Scholarship Application

Monogram Club Coaches Letter of Recommendation


May 10,2024


The West Seattle Monogram Club provides scholarships to West Seattle High School student athletes pursuing higher education.
The Monogram Club will provide for scholarships this year, with individual scholarships up to $1000. The scholarships can be used at any accredited two-year, or four-year institution of higher education. The awards will be mailed to the selected institutions to defer costs for tuition and fees.

Selection Criteria

  • Be a 2024 graduate with at least one varsity letter. If you are a Running Start student, at least 50% of your senior-year courses must be at West Seattle High School
  • Plan to attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year institution of higher education in the fall of 2024
  • Demonstrate success in both athletics and academics
  • Financial need will be considered along with athletic and academic achievement
  • Has a 2.5 grade-point average or higher
  • Has a good idea of what he or she wants to accomplish in college

Application Process

  1. Complete the scholarship application on-line on the school website.
  2. Submit application online and email required coach’s recommendation to wshscounseling@seattleschools.org or counseling secretary Ms. Burns in Room 214
  3. Be available for an interview with the Monogram Club Scholarship Committee on May 24th. Interviews are tentatively scheduled in the principal’s conference room beginning at 9:30AM.
  4. Recipients will receive scholarship certificates at a Monogram Club luncheon on June 6th, 2024 at the West Seattle Golf Course Clubhouse starting at 12 pm.

Pointe Pest Control is pleased to announce the 6th annual Pay it Forward scholarship for the 2023/2024 school year!

We wanted to make sure students were aware of this offer as this scholarship was created to encourage students to do something good for someone else.  We want to hear about the good deed they’ve performed!  

Here is some brief information about this scholarship:

  • Scholarship is due no later than 04/29/23
  • Scholarship is a one-time award of $750.
  • A winner will be announced on 05/30/23.
  • Late and Incomplete applications Will Not be accepted.

You can view more information about the Pointe Pest Washington Scholarship and also access the application

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.

Up to $1,000
Deadline is May 5, 2023

All of your High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior who have a parent or guardian who has been on the frontline this past year are eligible to apply.

Apply for the Stop the Bleed Frontline Families Scholarship

Up to $3,000
Deadline is May 5, 2023

All of your High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students are eligible to apply.

Apply for the Stop the Bleed National Scholarship

Scholarships with November 1st Deadline

College Scholarship for High School Seniors

We are excited to be awarding a $2000 scholarship to an individual high school senior that is about to go to college. We are passionate about reducing barriers to educational access through awards such as this.

Computer Science Scholarship

We hope that with this $1000 scholarship for computer science majors we can improve access to education for those seeking their degree in CS as part of our mission to make education accessible.

Biology Scholarship

As part of our commitment to accessible education, we are excited to award a $1000 scholarship for biology majors. We hope that this academic award increases access to higher-level biology programs by reducing barriers to education.

Scholarship for Economics Majors

We are thrilled to offer a $1000 scholarship to a student who is an enrolled or prospective economics major. We believe that affordable and accessible education is vital for all students. It is our hope that we can reduce barriers to higher-level economics education through this academic award.

Math Scholarship

As part of our mission to make education accessible, we are providing a $1000 scholarship for math majors in the hope that we can reduce barriers to higher mathematics education for students.

Scholarship for Accounting Majors

A student will be awarded the $1000 Scholarship for Accounting Majors to support their academic studies. We value educational opportunities and hope to increase access to quality accounting programs through this award.

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 5, 2024.  

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: sandydubuque@yahoo.com 

2024 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.

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!

Our scholarships are based on leadership and community service. They can talk about anything they have done leadership wise or community service in their four years of high school. First, they have to complete the General Scholarship Application on the financial aid website. Then go to our alumni website and create an account in our Reviewr software program. Fill that application out as well as submit their personal statement response in a word document that they must attach.

Alumni Association Leadership Awards ($5,000 per award)– Minimum GPA 3.30

First-Year Legacy Awards ($5,000 per award)– Minimum GPA 3.3

For questions reach out to Leilani Carpenter at leilani.carpenter@wsu.edu or go to our WSU Alumni Association Scholarship website.

  • Live it Up Women in Healthcare– $500 to student women pursuing any degree in the healthcare field. Application Deadline is May 1- Recurring quarterly.
  • Mead & Hunt – We are offering scholarships for non-traditional/returning college students, high school seniors that identify as ethnic minorities, and a general college scholarship that is open to all. Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2024.
  • Steps– Scholarships and Resources for students with disabilities.

SPS Scholarship Bulletin

Scholarships for SPS Students

A group of eight students hold large checks while confetti falls on them

Scholarships are a type of grant (monetary gift you do not have to pay back) for students to use in paying for after high school training and college programs. Scholarships are available for students as early as elementary school and continue through graduate school.

Federal and State programs provide over 46 billion dollars in student aid. Private companies, community organizations, civic groups, foundations, and religious organizations provide an additional 3 billion dollars in scholarships.

Finding a Scholarships

A scholarship database can be found in Naviance (all SPS 6th-12th grade students have 24/7 access to Naviance)as well as some of the following resources. You should never pay for access to scholarships you find online.

Share a Scholarship

Are you aware of and/or sponsoring scholarships that are not in our Naviance list?
Fill out the form below to add your scholarship to Naviance for all SPS students to access.

Scholarship Examples

06/17/2024 – Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship

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 community college or technical school in the United States. Five hundred scholarships of up to $2,500 each are available. Requirements are listed below:

  • Have completed a high school diploma (or equivalency) by July 1
  • Enroll in associate’s degree, certificate, or diploma program by September that will lead to employment (no transfer programs are eligible)
  • Attend a not-for-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrate critical financial need through Pell eligibility or Family Income below $65,000
  • Be a United States Citizen

The deadline for applications is Monday, June 17, 2024 at 12:00PM.

07/31/2024 – The Flavor of the Month Scholarship

For National Ice Cream Month, students above the age of 14 can earn a scholarship for writing about their favorite ice cream flavor. Scholarships are $1500. Applicants must be residents of the United States or District of Columbia, Students can earn the scholarship by responding to the following question in 250 words or less:

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?

Find more local, national and college based scholarship in Naviance and search for scholarships through your internet search engine.