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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.


June 10, 2022 (please do not e-mail any applications)


Carkeek Scholarships will be available again this year to Seattle Public High School graduates. The scholarships are available to graduating seniors of Seattle Public High Schools who will be attending publicly funded institutions of higher learning within the State of Washington, including community and technical colleges. Scholarship awards are based on high school scholastic achievement, financial need of the student, and a recommendation from teachers or community leaders as to the student’s participation in school and outside activities. The Selection Committee has discretion to determine the number of recipients and the amounts awarded. The Carkeek Scholarship has been awarding scholarships to graduates of Seattle Public High School since the early 1950’s.  In 2021 $90,000 was awarded to 24 new and renewing graduates of Seattle Public Schools.

Any application that is postmarked after June 10, 2022 will not be accepted by the Selection Committee. Please ensure that you and each applicant review all materials being submitted for accuracy and completeness. Any application that is not completed cannot be considered.

Charles V. Johnson Youth and Law Forum Scholarship


5 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022

About the Scholarship

This scholarship program exists to support the goals of the youth and law forum and to support students who wish to pursue a career in a field related to social justice or the justice system, e.g., police officer, probation officer, attorney, social worker, etc.

Please carefully review all eligibility and application information. Completed applications, photo, and all supporting materials must be received, or postmarked, by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022.

All applications can be mailed or dropped off at the church office:

First AME Church Scholarship Foundation
c/o First AME Church
1522 14th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

If you have additional questions regarding the application or submission process, please contact:

Monogram Club Student Athlete Scholarship Application


Tuesday, May 10, 2022


The West Seattle Monogram Club provides scholarships to West Seattle High School student athletes pursuing higher education.

The Monogram Club will provide $12,000 for scholarships this year, with individual scholarships up to $1500. 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 2022 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 2022
  • 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

Pointe Pest Control is pleased to announce the 6th annual Pay it Forward scholarship for the 2021/2022 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 04/29/22
  • Scholarship is a one-time award of $750.
  • A winner will be announced on 05/30/22.
  • Late and Incomplete applications Will Not be accepted.

You can view more information about the scholarship and also access the application here:

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, 2022

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.

Use this link to apply:

Up to $3,000
Deadline is May 5, 2022

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

Use this link to apply:

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: 

Deadline: May 6, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST. Complete application online.
Awards Available: $250 – $1000

2022 WSHS Scholarship Application: 2022 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!

SPS Scholarship Bulletin

Summer 2022

College and Career Readiness logo

Scholarships are a type or grant (monetary gift) for students use in paying for after high school training and college programs. Scholarships are available for students as early as Elementary and continue through Grad School. Federal and State programs provide over 46 billion dollars in student aid and private companies, community organizations, civic groups, foundations and religious organizations provide an additional 3 billion dollars in scholarships.

This bulletin highlights a small sample of scholarships available to students with an upcoming due date. A more comprehensive scholarship list can be found on Naviance (all SPS 6th-12th grade students have 24/7 access to Naviance) or on the following websites:

Are you aware of or sponsoring scholarships that are not on this list? Fill out our Scholarship Form to be added to Naviance.

06/01/2022 – Colburn Law Annual Spinal Disability Scholarship

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: June 1
Seniors only: Yes

Currently enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the U.S. Must be enrolled as either an undergraduate or in the final year of high school. Must be age 17 or older.

Colburn Law website

06/01/2022 – Big Sun Scholarship

Amount: $500
Deadline: June 1
Seniors only: Yes

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part, we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate.

Big Sun Scholarship website

06/15/2022 – Ambient Edge Student Affected by Cancer Scholarship

Amount: $1000
Deadline: June 15
Seniors only: No

This scholarship of $1000 is open to students who have been diagnosed with cancer themselves, as well as those who have stood by a loved one. Survivors, current cancer patients, and the allies of patients and survivors are welcome to apply.

Eligibility: Current or incoming US undergraduate/graduate students with a minimum 3.0 GPA; either a current/former cancer patient or have stood by a loved one who was diagnosed with cancer.

Ambient Edge Scholarship website

06/26/2022 – ACT Student Champion Award Scholarship

Amount: $15,000
Deadline: June 26
Seniors only: No

Eligible sophomores, juniors and seniors who register for the ACT® test between 9-3-2019 and 6-26-2020 are automatically entered for a chance to win. It’s that easy!

No purchase necessary or ACT test registration necessary.

07/01/2022 – Rita’s First Gen Scholarship

Amount: $31,656
Deadline: July 01
Seniors only: No

This scholarship is open to any high school senior who will be a first-generation college student. Refugees are strongly encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate is a student who has experienced obstacles or sacrifice in pursuit of their education. These obstacles or sacrifices can be in the form of time, money, being away from family, having to care for or support one’s family, completing school despite social, religious, familial, or cultural pressure not to, etc.

Rita’s First Gen Scholarship

07/17/2022 – Asian American Luminary Awards (AALA) Nomination Program

Deadline: July 17
Seniors only: No

AALA is a platform to honor and celebrate outstanding Asian American professionals and leaders with high achievements and contributions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) within Pacific Northwest. CIE/USA-SEA is very proud to provide such a platform to recognize their remarkable career achievements.

During the unprecedented pandemic year, we successfully concluded our 2021 AALA program with the selection of five outstanding recipients, followed by CIE AALA Seminar Series featuring these recipients. This year, we are committed to continue honoring and celebrating the success of outstanding Asian American professionals and leaders.

AALA website

07/17/2022 – Hire a Helper Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: July 17
Seniors only: Yes

Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades like the moving industry means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation of professionals, Hire-A-Helper will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students.

Hire A Helper website

07/31/2022 – ABC Law Centers Disability Advocacy Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 31
Seniors only: No

ABC Law Centers is proud to offer our Disability Advocacy Scholarship! Our firm will award one annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to an undergraduate, graduate, or law student planning to pursue a law or public policy career focused on disability advocacy.

Eligibility: An undergraduate, graduate, or law student planning to pursue a law or public policy career focused on disability advocacy.

ABC Law website