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West Seattle Scholarships
Alumni Scholarship – deadline April 7
- Scholarship applicants must have a grade-point average of 3.5 for a 4-year school or a grade-point average of 2.5 for a 2-year and/or trade school.
- Financial need will be considered along with academic achievement.
- All available scholarships, with the exception of one, are scholarships toward tuition only and related fees (e.g. lab fees.)
- Finalists will be personally interviewed by the Alumni Scholarship Committee. At the interview each finalist must provide the official financial aid award letter from the school they plan to attend in order to be considered.
- Scholarship recipients will be notified within two weeks after the interview.
- All recipients must attend the West Seattle Alumni All-School Reunion on the first Friday night in June to be introduced to the membership. Senior recipients must also attend Honors/Awards Night.
- If awarded a scholarship, recipients will agree to provide a recent headshot sized 3”x5” or 4”x6” for publication in the Alumni edition of the Chinook. Also, recipients must write a thank you to the Alumni which will be published on the Alumni website and possibly published in the Alumni Holiday Mailer.
- Decisions made by the Scholarship Committee are final.
Questions related to this application may be directed to Sandy DuBuque/Scholarship Chairperson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be submitted by MAIL and POSTMARKED by April 7, 2017. Applications will not be accepted other than by mail.
Monogram Scholarship – deadline April 21, 2017
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.
- Be a 2017 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 2017
- 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
- Complete the scholarship application located on the school website. Submit the application to Tia Filippelli (via email or paper) by April 21, 2017.
- Submit application and required coach’s recommendation to Tia Filippelli by Friday April 21, 2017. Submit applications on-line and have a coach’s recommendation put in Tia’s mailbox.
- Be available for an interview with the Monogram Club Scholarship Committee on Wednesday May 17, 2016. Interviews will be scheduled in the Principal’s conference room beginning at 10 am.
- Recipients will receive scholarship certificates at a Monogram Club luncheon on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the West Seattle Golf Club.
West Seattle High School Scholarship
Deadline – May 5, 2017
Dorothy Mootafes Journalism Grant
Sponsored by the Chinook staff of 1962
Deadline: May 5, 2107
- Must be a current senior
- Student has participated in journalism during high school career and/or member of the Chinook staff
- Planning to study a major relating to writing in their post-secondary career
- Must be accepted and enroll into a post-secondary institution for the 2017-18 school year
- Statement of intent: In no more than 150 words, please explain your future goals in the areas of writing and your plan for the use of the scholarship, if awarded
Must submit to Ms. Filippelli by email or hard copy on May 5.
The Hornbuckle Law Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Award Amount: $500
Application: The application can be found here: http://www.thehornbucklefirm.com/seattle-brain-injury-lawyer/#scholarship-application
The Tuite Law DUI Accident Scholarship
May 31, 2017
LION’S CLUB OF WEST SEATTLE Memorial Scholarship
Deadline – April 14, 2017
CRITERIA FOR LION’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS:
This application must be accompanied by:
- An original transcript of your high school scholastic record.
- A personal essay describing your life and how you have reached your decision and goal to attend college.
- Two letters of recommendation.
Seattle Chapter WSPE 2017 Scholarship Program – West Seattle HS
Deadline – May 1, 2017
The Seattle Chapter WSPE is awarding one scholarship for $1500.00. You can learn more about our organization at website www.washingtonengineer.org/ .
Seattle Chapter WSPE Scholarship application form for qualified graduating seniors in your high school.
Mail completed application to:
Ted J. Taylor, P.E.
Seattle Chapter WSPE President
2324 SW 119th Street
Burien, Washington 98146-2511
Seattle First Hill Lions Club Scholarships
Deadline: April 17, 2017
General Criteria for all scholarships
- Above Average academic standing
- Financial need
- Participation in school and community activities
- Graduation from high school in June 2017
- Two letters of recommendation
Criteria for Juro Yoshioka Memorial Scholarship
- All of above criteria
- Although the scholarship is open to all, students of Japanese ancestry should be encouraged to apply
- Submit four page application with Financial Statement
- Submit copy of most recent high school transcript (sealed)
- Send to:
Scholarship Committee Chair
10629 – 59th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98178
*Applications lacking any of the requested documents will be disqualified
Seattle Association of Educational Office Professionals Scholarship (SAEOP)
Deadline – April 7, 2017
This year we are proud to continue the tradition of awarding one (1) five hundred dollar ($500) scholarship.
We are seeking all interested and qualified Seattle Public High School graduating senior student (class of 2017) who wish to continue their education at a 2-year, 4-year college or vocational school. Please keep in mind throughout the application process that this is not a need-based scholarship.
The deadline for returning applications is Wednesday, April 7, 2017, (Post Marked).
- Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships ($1,500 to $3,500)
- Due March 31st
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.
PSBJ’s Women of Influence – Lytle Enterprises Scholarship – $5,000
The Puget Sound Business Journal and Chuck and Karen Lytle joined forces to create the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Women of Influence-Lytle Enterprises Scholarship Fund. To be a Woman of Influence, students must evidence not only leadership and achievement in business and in the community, but also be a mentor to other women. This scholarship will enable a woman of potential to develop her leadership and business acumen in a local graduate school of business. In addition to providing $5,000 financial support toward the scholarship winner’s education, the members of our stellar and prestigious Women of Influence advisory board will make themselves available to mentor her, providing her with a truly powerful launching pad. The deadline for applications is: March 25, 2017.
Nora Stone Smith Scholarship
The purpose of the Nora Stone Smith Scholarship is to honor and to give financial support to deserving ESL/ELL high school seniors in Washington. This scholarship ranges from $1,000 – $2,000 renewable for 2 or 4 years. The deadline for applications is: March 30, 2017.
Patricia Fisher Endowed Scholarship
Established to honor Patricia Fisher, a Puget Sound native, journalist, educator and role model, this scholarship was established by the Seattle Association of Black Journalists to support students of color who pursue college careers in journalism. This one-time scholarship ranges from $500-$2500, with recipients able to reapply. The deadline for applications is: March 22, 2017.
Bernie Minsk Scholarship
This scholarship honors Garfield High School graduate, local businessman and community leader Bernie Minsk. Though preference is given to seniors attending Garfield High School, any senior currently working with Rainier Scholars may apply for this renewable scholarship of $2,000 to $10,000. The deadline for applications is: March 31, 2017.
Rotary Club of Seattle-International District – deadline January 29, 2017
The Seattle International Rotary Club (SIRC) provides college scholarships each year to recognize and assist youth from Seattle Area high schools and community colleges who have made significant contributions to their community and who have demonstrated academic excellence.
For the 2016-2017 academic year, SIRC will award five scholarships of $2,000. To apply, download the application form and send it to the address listed on the form by January 29, 2016.
Rotary Club of Seattle-University District – deadline February 17, 2017
The Rotary Club of Seattle-University District is offering (7)$4,000 scholarships to students expecting to graduate from a Seattle High School and attend a 2-year college in Washington State.
Criteria for eligibility:
The 2017-2018 Seattle Central Foundation Scholarship is now OPEN!
Students only need to complete 1 application for over 80 scholarship opportunities. We’ll give away more than $500,000 to students in the coming year. Eligible applicants will be Seattle Central students next academic year. The majority of our scholarships are for students who plan to enroll full-time (12 credits or more) Fall 2017-Spring 2018, we have a limited number of scholarships for students who plan to enroll part-time (6 credits or more)
The application roughly takes 3-4 hours to complete, for awards that range $1,000-$5,000. Essentially, 4 hours of work can potentially translate to $250-$1,250 an hour!
The application deadline is: March 1st, 2017
- Leadership 1000 Scholarship ($1,500 to $5,000)
- Due February 28th
- Sweet and Simple Scholarship ($1,500)
- Due February 28th
- Spirit of Anne Frank Scholarship ($5,000)
- Due March 17th
Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship
Below is a direct link to information about the 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. The deadline for applications is: March 1, 2017.
Walter H. Meyer – Garry L. White Memorial Scholarship
Below is a direct link to information about the Walter H. Meyer – Garry L. White Memorial Scholarship. This $5,000 scholarship is available to non-traditional students working towards an undergraduate (must be over 24 years old) or graduate (must be over 30 years old) degree. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2017.
Joan Hill Scholarship
The Joan Hill Scholarship is available to students enrolled in a Seattle School District school who demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students who have been displaced from their home or have overcome hardship. The deadline for applications is: March 1, 2017.
Blacks at Microsoft (BAM!) Scholarship
The Blacks at Microsoft (BAM!) Scholarship is a $5,000 renewable reward for students who plan to study business, computer science or engineering. The deadline for applications is: March 1, 2017.
Doug Struthers Memorial Scholarship
Doug Struthers taught at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary in the Lake Washington School District for more than two decades. His hard work, commitment and perseverance made a difference in the school and the community. This scholarship fund was created in his memory to help young people learn skills to serve their communities. Four Lake Washington School District students every year are chosen to receive this $5,000 renewable scholarship. The deadline for applications is: March 1, 2017.
Alden Landis Memorial Scholarship
The Alden Landis Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Alden Landis, who died while serving in the Peace Corps in Mozambique, Africa. The scholarship is intended for current high school students (grades 10-12) who demonstrate financial need and who successfully apply for enrollment in a summer study abroad, service trip, or a gap year program run by a 501(c)(3) public charity. Students must demonstrate a commitment to community service and learning about other cultures. The deadline for applications is: March 1, 2017.
Doyne M. Green Scholarship
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. The deadline for applications is: March 1, 2017.
Edward W. Stimpson Scholarship
Created in honor of Bellingham native Ambassador Edward W. Stimpson, this scholarship supports students from Washington State who intend on studying at the University of Washington or Western Washington University. This $5,000 scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. The deadline for applications is: March 1, 2017.
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 $1000 to $3000 dollars and is renewable for up to 4 years. The deadline for applications is: March 1, 2017.
Linkous Foundation Scholarships
These scholarships, created in memory of Gary L. Linkous (Columbia High School, Class of 1955) supports students enrolled in either Arlington High School or High Schools in Richland and Hanford. The deadlines for applications are April 15, 2017 for Arlington and March 31, 2017 for Richland and Hanford.
Yuri and Tatsuo Nakata Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to honor and to give financial support to students of Asian heritage currently enrolled at Roosevelt, Cleveland, or Franklin High School in Seattle, WA. This $2,500 scholarship can be used for public and private universities and colleges across the country. The deadline for applications is: March 1, 2017.
- E. Boucher
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. The deadline for applications is: March 1, 2017.
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Must be a Washington state resident (as defined in RCW 28B.15.012)
- Must have earned a high school diploma or GED from a Washington State high school or institution by June 2017.Please note: If you graduated from high school outside of Washington State, you are not eligible.
- Must be pursuing an eligible high-demand major (by alphabet; by category) in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care.
- Must be working toward a first bachelor’s degree, (i.e. four-year degree).
- Must be enrolling in an eligible Washington state college or university fall term 2017.Please note: If you will be attending a public community or technical college Fall 2017 that does not offer a four-year degree in your eligible high-demand major you must be planning to transfer to one of the four-year colleges/universities referenced above by the time you have earned 90 quarter credits.
- Must be planning to enroll as a full time college student (12+ credits) fall term 2017.
- Must be a high school senior at the time of application or a college student who will have completed six or fewer quarters, or four or fewer semesters by fall of 2017 as a full-time student (12 or more credits per term).Please note: College students who will have completed more than six full-time quarters or four full-time semesters of college at the start of fall term 2017 are not eligible. If you are currently in college and completed running start credits while in high school, please count only the quarters/semesters completed after high school graduation.
- Must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) through fall quarter or semester 2016 of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale).Please note: We understand that The Evergreen State College (TESC) does not issue GPAs. We have a partnership with The Evergreen State College in which we will determine if you satisfy this requirement. In addition, if you attend a high school that does not provide GPAs, you are eligible to complete the application, and we will follow up with your high school to determine eligibility.
- Must file the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov or submit the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) at readysetgrad.org/wasfa by Tuesday, March 7, 2017.Please note: Students who are eligible to submit the FAFSA due to immigration status must submit the FAFSA in order to be eligible for this scholarship. Students who are ineligible to complete the FAFSA must submit the WASFA instead. Students need not quality for aid, but must apply to one of these applications by the deadline stated.
- Must apply for Federal Education tax credits if eligible.
- Must have a family income (adjusted gross income plus all untaxed income) less than the amount listed by family size on this chart. (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 2017-2018 FAFSA).
The application for 2017-2018 will be available here on January 3, 2017. The online application must be submitted by Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5 p.m. PST.
Remember, in addition to submitting the online application, for your application to be considered, you must also:
- Mail an official transcript, postmarked by Tuesday, March 7, 2017. See transcript instructions on the Application Checklist.Please note that many high schools and colleges take up to a couple of weeks to prepare an official transcript, so be sure to request a transcript early. Transcripts must include all grades through fall term 2016. Unofficial transcripts, transcripts without fall 2016 grades, and transcripts postmarked after March 7 will not be accepted.
- File the 2017-2018 FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov or WASFA at readysetgrad.org/wasfa by Tuesday, March 7, 2017.You do not need to submit your FAFSA or WASFA information to this scholarship. We will verify with the state that you have submitted the FAFSA or WASFA.
Please see this sample PDF of the 2017-18 application.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.