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Local Scholarships 2017-2018

 

(UW) Benjamin Franklin Scholarship

Deadline: June 5, 2018

Scholarship Value: $500

Awards Available: 3

Background

The Theta Xi Fraternity at the University of Washington is dedicated to developing the intellectual curiosity of students and dedication to their community. In honor of Benjamin Franklin, the founding father who was also an author, printer, inventor, scientist and diplomat, we are offering three scholarships of $500 to outstanding gentlemen who will be starting their academic career at the University of Washington this fall that best epitomize Franklin’s spirit of intellectual curiosity and dedication to community.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Please note: You do not need to join the fraternity to be considered for an award; all male students are eligible to receive an award, not just those intending to join a fraternity.
  • Applications must be postmarked or submitted by midnight June 5th, 2018.
  • Applicants are highly encouraged to apply online at http://www.uwthetaxi.com/the-franklin-scholarship/
  • After an initial review of applicants, the strongest candidates will be invited to a personal interview during July or early August 2018. Scholarship winners will be announced by August 31st, 2018.
  • Questions? email us at thetaxiupsilonchapter@gmail.com

Application

Preferred online submission at: http://www.uwthetaxi.com/the-franklin-scholarship/

Paper form: Theta-Xi-Scholarship-Application – 2018

 

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants

Deadline: June 14, 2018

Scholarship Value: $1000

Awards Available: n/a

Background

Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The A&F scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • To apply for this scholarship, you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com
  • Essay topic: “Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving those goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.”
  • The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions as well as the school they are currently attending.

Application

info at: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php

Submissions must be sent via email at: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com

 

Big Sun Athletic Scholarships

Deadline: June 19, 2018

Scholarship Value: $500

Background

The Big Sun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach, or official

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community
  • How to Apply: Please send us a short essay (500-1000 words) answering the following questions:
    • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
    • Has your participation influenced your career goals?
    • Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
  • Email applications to athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com. Please remember to include your name and the school you are attending in the application
  • The winner will be notified within 2 weeks of the deadline and the name of the winner will be posted on the website at that time

Application

http://www.bigsunathletics.com/

 

Clutch Prep Scholarship

Deadline: July 31, 2018

Scholarship Value: n/a

Background

Clutch Prep is excited to let you know that we’re offering a scholarship to one high school senior who demonstrates commitment and passion towards their college degree. Over the years, thousands of students around the nation have used clutchprep.com to help them with their STEM courses, and we feel it’s time for us to start helping them in other ways as well.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Must be a high school senior, graduating between April-July 2018
  • Committed to or already enrolled in a 2-4 year accredited college or university in the United States (must show proof of acceptance letter or offer letter upon being selected)
  • Submitted application by July 31st, 2018 at 11:59pm

Application

Must make an account to apply

Link here https://www.clutchprep.com/scholarships

AES Scholarship

Deadline: October 6, 2018

Scholarship Value: $500

Awards Available: 1

Background

The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study. Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study
  • Award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility
  • You are not required to be taking engineering courses to be eligible
  • Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the question, “When you look back at your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?”
  • Submit essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com
  • There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time
  • Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year

Application

Visit http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php for more information. Submit essays to scholarships@aesengineers.com

 

 

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Seattle Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: February 1,2018 – May 31st, 2018, Depending on Scholarship

Scholarship Value: Varies

Awards Available: Numerous

Background

The Seattle Foundation offers a number of scholarships for students pursuing a variety of education paths, whether through universities, community colleges or technical schools. Below are opportunities for the 2018-2019 scholarship season:

  • E. Boucher Memorial Scholarship (Due March 1) We recognize the impact that engineers have, not only on the physical world around us, but as members of our communities. In light of that, in addition to a range of scholarships supporting currently enrolled university students, we have scholarships which specifically support those studying engineering in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship (Due March 1) 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.
  • Alpha Omicron Boulé Scholarship (Opening in Spring)   For African American male citizens in the Puget Sound region enrolling in institutions of higher learning.  A major aim of this program is to provide assistance and mentoring to students to enhance their opportunities for academic success.
  • Joan Hill Scholarship (Due March 10) 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.
  • Blacks at Microsoft (BAM!) Scholarship (Due March 1) 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 $5000 for up to four years for a total of $20,000.
  • PSBJ’s Women of Influence – Lytle Enterprises Scholarship (Opening in Spring)  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.
  • Nora Stone Smith Scholarship (Due March 30) 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.
  • Patricia Fisher Endowed Scholarship (Due April 7) 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.
  • Bernie Minsk Scholarship (Due March 31) 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.
  • Alden Landis Memorial Scholarship (Due March 23) 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.
  • Edward W. Stimpson Scholarship (Due March 1) 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
  • Lambeth Family Scholarship (Due March 1)  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
  • Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship (Due March 15) 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

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • To apply for these scholarships, create an account at https://fortress.wa.gov/wsac/thewashboard/seeker/ 
  • After creating a profile, students are instantly matched with scholarships for which they are eligible to apply
  • Selection criteria and procedures for specific scholarships will be listed on the WashBoard site

Application

https://fortress.wa.gov/wsac/thewashboard/login.aspx

 

Rotary Club of West Seattle Scholarship Application

Deadline: May 14, 2018

Scholarship Value: $6000

Awards Available: 1 or more

Background

The Rotary Club of West Seattle Service Foundation offers the Vern Gambriell Scholarship, an annual award in order to make it possible for students to pursue a post-secondary educational program at an accredited institution. The specific desire of this West Seattle donor (Vern Gambriell) is that assistance is provided to students who would not otherwise be able to attend college and that preference will be given to residents of West Seattle. Therefore, this scholarship is awarded based on financial need and academic merit.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Applicant must be seeking admission to or enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational program
  • Applicant must be in financial need. Documentation must be provided on request
  • Applicant would not otherwise be able to attend college without this scholarship
  • To apply, fill out the application completely (Parts 1 and 2 and sign Part 2). Do not leave any areas blank. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Write an essay: typed, double-spaced, maximum 2 pages. Include your name, address, phone number, and email address in the heading.
    • In this essay, describe your educational and career goals, what motivates you, your personal experiences to this point and how they have influenced you, and what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after completing your chosen educational goals. Sign your essay.
  • Mail the completed application before the deadline (May 14, 2018). Late applications will not be considered. Address is listed below.
  • The Vocational Committee of the Rotary Club of West Seattle will evaluate the applications, reserve the right to interview the semi-finalists, and select the awardees.
  • The awardees will be determined on or before June 9, 2018. Award recipients will be notified directly by the Vocational committee. All applicants will be able to check the final results by accessing the West Seattle Rotary website at www.westseattlerotary.com
  • Each award is for one year and is annually renewable. Recipient(s) must re-apply for consideration each year before the stated deadlines.

Application

West Seattle Rotary Scholarship

Mail to:

The Rotary Club of West Seattle

Gambriell Scholarship

6523 California Ave. SW, PMB 315

Seattle, WA 98136-1833

(Attn: Vocational Committee Chairperson)

Seattle Alliance of Black School Educators

Deadline: May 15, 2018

Scholarship Value: $1000

Awards Available: 2

Background

The Seattle Alliance of Black School Educators (SABSE) is committed to the academic and cultural development of African American youth. In keeping with its mission, SABSE will grant at least two scholarships to graduating seniors who have been accepted to a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher learning.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Applicants will be considered based on the following high school criteria:
    • African American students who reside in the greater Seattle areas
    • 3.0+ GPA
    • Community Service
    • Leadership Skills
    • Financial Need
    • Written Communication Skills
  • Applicants must submit the following information no later than May 18, 2017
    • Application form with personal essay
    • Official grade transcript (sealed)
    • Academic recommendation from a teacher, counselor or administrator
    • Personal recommendation from an individual other than a family member
  • Scholarship recipients will be announced on June 12, 2018 at 5:30pm during SABSE’s annual student recognition and staff retirement reception at the Northwest African American Museum.
  • Scholarship awards will only be administered in the calendar year in which students were awarded the scholarship

Application

SABSE Application

B. Davis Scholarship

Deadline: May 22, 2018

Scholarship Value: $1000

Awards Available: 1

Background

The generosity of our site sponsors have allowed us to offer a scholarship to students who visit our student award search aid website. The winner of this scholarship will be notified by email and their name(s) will be shown on this site.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as students currently registered in any post-secondary institution
  • There is no age restriction
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.
  • Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.
  • To apply for this scholarship, you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:
    • Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Application

Submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com

http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

 

Mahin and Saifulla Salemy High School Scientific Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2018

Scholarship Value: $1000

Awards Available: 2

Background

Plastic surgery is the branch of scientific medicine that is dedicated to the reconstruction and repair of the body. It can correct deformities that are a result of accidents, birth defects, or illness, in addition to improving overall aesthetics of the body. Not only is it a science, but plastic surgery is also an art that helps individuals increase their confidence. This scholarship is offered by Shahram Salemy, MD FACS.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Open to high school seniors in the United States who have been accepted to and will attend college (either 4-year or community) in the United States and have an interest in the sciences
  • The application process includes a written application, personal statement, 3 references (teachers or employers), and an in-person or other interview. Please complete the application in its entirety.
  • Two students will be honored with a scholarship award of $1000 each, which will be issued to their accepting colleges.
  • Finalists will be chosen by the team at Dr. Shahram Salemy at its sole discretion, and will be notified by phone or email.

Application

Online application at https://www.drsalemy.com/scholarship

Washington Pointe Pest Control Scholarship

Deadline: April 29, 2018

Scholarship Value: $750

Awards Available: n/a

Background

For this scholarship, do something good for someone else and include a note telling them to pass it on. Bonus points are awarded for including pictures. We want to hear what good deed you did to help your community. After you have finished your deed, pass along this scholarship to as many friends as you can. For every submission we get that says you referred/told them about this scholarship, you get bonus points. (Feel free to post the scholarship on social media to spread the word). Once your good deed is finished and you have told all of your friends about this scholarship, play the Pointe Pest Control game and take a screenshot of your highest score. Bonus points are added to your application for playing the game.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Open to any high school senior or college freshman from the state of Washington
  • All applications must be submitted electronically using this form.
  • The scholarship must be submitted in full by April 29, 2018. Late applications will not be considered.
  • The scholarship is a one-time scholarship worth $750. It will be awarded May 30, 2018

Application

Form at https://pointepest.com/washington-scholarship-application/

Seattle Chapter WSPE Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Scholarship Value: $1500

Awards Available: n/a

Background

This is an application for a $1500 Theodore O. Wright Memorial Scholarship, awarded by the Seattle chapter of the Washington Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE) to a college freshman engineering student entering an ABET accredited program.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Applicant must be a high school senior, a U.S. Citizen and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for grades 10 and 11
  • Applicant must attain a minimum test score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Testing Program (ACT). These scores are used only as a minimum qualifying level, and are not otherwise used in the selection process
  • Applicant must have applied as an undergraduate engineering student to an ABET accredited program
  • Applicant must submit one letter of recommendation from a math or science teacher from their present or past high school
  • Applicant must submit an essay entitled “My Interest in Engineering” that is machine-printed and is one-half to one page in length (about 250 words), double-spaced, and typed in 11 or 12 point font. Essay must discuss:
    • Your interest in engineering
    • Specific field of engineering you are pursuing
    • the occupation you propose to follow upon graduation
  • The scholarship committee will judge applicants on the basis of each candidate’s high school record. All courses, except physical education and driver’s education, will be considered. Special supplemental credits will be given for math, computer, natural sciences, and mechanical drawing courses as well as college level courses, advanced placement (AP) and honors courses. The applicant will please clearly highlight all honors/AP classes and list the senior classes.
  • Further criteria information can be found on the application

Application

Form Seattle Chapter WSPE Scholarship Application 2018 (1)

 

WSPE Educational Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Scholarship Value: $2000

Awards Available: n/a

Background

The Washington Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE) Educational Foundation offers $2,000 scholarships to students enrolled in Washington Community Colleges who transfer to ABET-accredited baccalaureate engineering programs offered by universities and colleges in Washington State. Students may apply for scholarships before being admitted to a baccalaureate program, but scholarship funds will not be disbursed until the student accepts an offer of admission.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Applicant must be a second-year community college student and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
  • Applicant must have applied for admission to an ABET-accredited engineering baccalaureate program at a university or college located in Washington State
  • Applicant must submit two letters of recommendation from community college course instructors
  • Applicant must provide an unofficial transcript showing all community college courses completed
  • Applicant must submit a short essay entitled “My Interest in Engineering” that is machine-printed and is one-half to one page in length (about 400 words), single spaced, and typed in 11 or 12 point font. The essay must discuss (1) your interest in engineering (2) specific field of engineering that you are pursuing and (3) the occupation that you propose to follow upon graduation
  • The scholarship committee will evaluate each application using the following criteria to select scholarship recipients: (GPA 20pts, Curriculum Content 20pts, Recommendations 15pts, Essay 15pts, Technical Activities 10pts, Work Experience 10pts, Activities and Honors 10pts)

Application

http://washingtonengineer.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/WSPE-_Ed_Foundation_Scholarship_Info.pdf

West Seattle High School Scholarships Application

Deadline: May 4, 2018

Scholarship Value: $Varies

Awards Available: Several

Background

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.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Must be current West Seattle student
  • Applicants must fill out the application form and get it to their counselor by Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 3:40pm. No exceptions!

Application

wshs-scholarship-app-2018

Carkeek Scholarships

Deadline: May 4, 2018

Scholarship Value: n/a

Awards Available: Multiple

Background

The Vivian and Florence Lewis Carkeek Memorial Fund (“Carkeek Scholarship”) was established in the early 1950s and has continually provided scholarships to graduating seniors from the Seattle Public School system. Applications are solicited in spring and awards are determined by a selection committee comprised of high school principals and citizens of the Seattle community. The awards are based on high school scholastic achievement, participation in school activities and the financial needs of the candidate..

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Scholarship awards are based on (1) high school scholastic achievement, (2) financial need of the student, and (3) recommendations of teachers and community leaders as the student’s participation in school and outside activities.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • Be enrolled in a public institution of higher learning in the State of Washington.
  • Maintain “full time” status by earning at least twelve (12) credits per marking period (quarter or semester).
  •  Submit a copy of your official transcript within 10 business days after the end of each marking period by one of the following methods (transcripts must either be transmitted from the Registrar’s office directly electronically or in a sealed envelope):
  • The completed application must be postmarked or faxed to us by May 4th, 2018 (please do not e-mail any applications). Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Please ensure that you review all materials being submitted for accuracy and completeness. Documents required include:
    • A completed copy of the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • Official transcript of grades earned to date
    • Three letters of recommendation from teachers and/or community members
  • All applicants will be notified of the decision of the Scholarship Committee after their annual meeting.

Application

Carkeek Application – 2018-19 New Applicants rev 3-30-2018

MAIL APPLICATION AND DOCUMENTS TO:
MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Attn: Carkeek Scholarship
PO Box 3123
Seattle, WA 98114

Phone: 206-587-3653
Fax: 206-587-3686

West Seattle Monogram Club Scholarship

Deadline: April 20, 2018

Scholarship Value: up to $1,500

Awards Available: multiple

Background

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 and Procedures

  • Be a 2018 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 2018
  • 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
  • To apply, complete the scholarship application on-line here and submit the application and required coach’s recommendation to Tia Filippelli by Friday, April 20, 2018. Submit applications online 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 16, 2018. Interviews will be scheduled in the Principal’s conference room beginning at 9:30am
  • Recipients will receive scholarship certificates at a Monogram club luncheon on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the West Seattle Golf Club

Application

2018 Monogram application

2018 Coach’s recommendation

 

Friends of Seattle World School

Deadline: April 23, 2018

Scholarship Value: $250-3500

Awards Available: Multiple

Background

The Friends of the Seattle World School scholarship is available to any senior who ever attended the Seattle World School. The scholarship provides financial support and, if needed, mentoring. A very high percentage of students who apply are awarded a scholarship and they can continue to apply each year they attend a post-secondary program.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Any student who attended the SBOC/Seattle World School since 2007, and who is graduating or has graduated from any Seattle public high school, including the Seattle World School.
  • Students are eligible regardless of immigration status. If you cannot get financial aid due to status, you may be eligible for additional scholarship support this year. We encourage you to continue with your education plans to the extent possible.
  • Selection is based on financial need, student effort, character, contribution to the community, and academic success.
  • We award not only those students with high GPAs, but also those with lower GPAs who are working hard to improve. We look for demonstrated effort, commitment to a good future, and need for financial assistance.
  • A committee of Seattle World School friends, administrators, staff and community volunteers will review applications after April 23, 2018. All finalists will be interviewed.
  • Students will be notified by June or July if they have been selected. Award amounts will be determined after students have received their FAFSA awards and the committee can identify gaps in funding.
  • To continue in the program, scholarship recipients will be expected to share progress updates quarterly with the scholarship committee. This will require updating email and phone contact information as needed
  • When completed, applications should be emailed to npf2@comcast.net. You may also drop off applications at the Seattle World School office

Application

Seattle World School

Please email the application to: npf2@comcast.net or mail to:

Nancy Peterfreund

c/o Seattle World School

1700 E. Union St.,

Seattle WA 98122

Phone: (206) 252-2200

 

Filipino American Educators of Washington Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 23, 2018

Scholarship Value: n/a

Awards Available: n/a

Background

Open to all Filipino American high school seniors. Deadline for submission is April 23, 2018.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Must be a Filipino American high school senior
  • Complete the application checklist and organize the application packet in this order:
    • Cover Page/Checklist
    • Freshmen Undergraduate Scholarship Application Form
    • 2 Letters of Recommendation from
      • Teacher, counselor or administrator from your school AND
      • Individual from the community familiar with your community involvement
    • 500 word minimum essay response to the Question(s)
      • How does being Filipino American contribute to your character and strengths in order to be successful in college? What will be your legacy?
  • Application reviews will take place on the first week of May and we will notify you by May 15th of our decision

Application

FAEW 2018 Scholarship Application Form

West Seattle High School Alumni Association Scholarship

Deadline: April 6, 2018

Scholarship Value: Varies (averaging $10,000 each in 2017)

Awards Available: Varies (13 awarded in 2017)

2018_Alumni_Scholarship_Application_WSHS

1058 the West Seattle Alumni Association has been providing scholarships to deserving students pursuing college degrees. These are WSHS graduating seniors who, without the help the scholarships provide, may not have been able to realize their dreams of a college education.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Scholarship applicants must have a GPA average of 3.5 for a 4-year school or a GPA 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 (eg. lab fees)
  • Applications must be filled out neatly and completely in black ink or typed. No exceptions. Do not omit any information requested. Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • An official transcript must accompany your application. Transcript must include first half senior year grades
  • 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 Saturday in June (subject to change) to be introduced to the Alumni 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 provide written notes of appreciation suitable for publication on the Alumni website, the Alumni Chinook and possibly the Alumni Holiday Mailer

Application

 

Applications must be submitted by MAIL and POSTMARKED by April 6, 2018. Applications will not be accepted other than by mail.

Mail to:     Alumni Scholarship Chairman

WSHS Alumni Assn.

4742 42nd Ave. SW, #215

Seattle, WA  98116-4553

 

Seattle Association of Educational Office Professionals (SAEOP) Scholarship

Deadline: April 6, 2018

Scholarship Value: $500

Awards Available: 1

Background

We are seeking all interested and qualified Seattle Public School graduating senior students (class of 2018) 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.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Must be a Seattle Public Schools graduating senior (class of 2018) student intending to continue their education at a 2-Year, 4-Year college/university or vocational school
  • Applicants will be judged on neatness, spelling, punctuation, grammar, clarity of thought, and completeness of application. Please remember this is not a need-based scholarship
  • Complete the application packet including the application form, official transcript, essay, counselor recommendation and faculty recommendation forms.
  • Application packet must be typed and postmarked by Friday, April 6th, 2018 to be considered

Application

SAEOP Scholarship Packet

Sea Mar Farmworker Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2018

Scholarship Value: $1000

Awards Available: Numerous

Background

Sea Mar recognizes and acknowledges the barriers children of farm working families face in their pursuit of a college degree. Economic strains, as well as the language and cultural barriers can often affect these students. Sometimes students need to work after-school and all summer to assist their family. Sea Mar is proud to provide annual scholarships to make college a reality.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Eligible students must:
    • Work or have worked OR whose parent/legal guardian is or has worked as a farm worker
    • Be a high school senior who show commitment to their education, demonstrate leadership and care about the community
    • Exhibit financial need due to individual/family hardship
    • Will be enrolling as a full-time student in a higher education institute the upcoming academic year
    • Be a Washington State resident. HB 1079 students are also eligible.
    • Not have received this scholarship as a high school student or college student. This scholarship is a one-time award
  • To apply, applicants must answer essay questions and provide a copy of their transcript or an online application form*
    • At the moment, the online application does not allow for applicants to save their work and return at a later time. We encourage applicants to review the essay questions and in a separate document, type your response. Once finalized, copy and paste the response into the online application
  • All applications are to be submitted by April 15 by 6:00pm Pacific time
  • Any application that does not follow any of the directions or meets the deadline will be automatically disqualified.

Application

Info at: http://www.seamar.org/scholarship-farmworker.html

Submission form at: https://form.jotform.com/80455358275160

UW Nikkei Alumni Association

Deadline: April 15, 2018

Scholarship Value: $2500-3000

Awards Available: 5

Background

The UW Nikkei Alumni Association is an organization offering scholarships to students of Japanese ancestry who attend the University of Washington. Our scholarship committee offers awards to students based on their financial need, academic achievement and community service, especially to the Asian-American community.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Candidates for this scholarship must be of Japanese ancestry and plan to attend the University of Washington on a full-time basis in 2018-2019
  • Fill out the application form located on the UW Nikkei Alumni Association website (link below)
  • In addition to the form, submit a comprehensive statement of your educational goals, major field of study, and reasons for your choice. Please include a statement of your goal to provide service to your community upon graduation from the university or while attending the university
  • Please submit official transcripts with the application
  • Applications should be postmarked no later than April 15

Application

Nikkei Alumni Association Scholarship

Please return application to:

UW NIKKEI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Scholarship Committee

c/o 2703  36th Ave. SW

Seattle, WA  98126

Lion’s Club of West Seattle Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 16, 2018

Scholarship Value: n/a

Awards Available: n/a

Background

The Lion’s Club of West Seattle started the scholarship fund in 1946. Each year we have been able to offer scholarships to students of families living in our service area. The scholarships are based on citizenship, scholarship, and financial need.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Criteria for the Lion’s Club Scholarship include citizenship, scholarship and financial need
  • To apply, fill out the form below
  • The 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
  • The completed application and required items must be received at the office of Dr. James T. Dunham no later than Monday, April 16, 2018

Application

Lion_s Club Scholarship Applicaion

Robert Mulvihill Scholarship

Deadline: March 30, 2018

Scholarship Value: Varies

Awards Available: Varies

Background

The Robert Mulvihill Scholarship is available for Washington State Seniors who are indigent, orphan children or children who have been adjudicated ‘dependent’. The Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc (CSA), a non-profit, independent organization is the Facilitator of the scholarship fund

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Must be graduating seniors from a high school located in the State of Washington and be residents of the State of Washington
  • Must be worthy, indigent, orphan children or children having been adjudicated ‘dependent’.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Recipients may attend any accredited two-year or four-year college, university, technical, trade, post graduate school or professional school leading to a degree, diploma or certificate, provided the institution meets the criteria
  • Demonstrate financial need, high moral character and leadership qualities
  • Must submit a complete application and all required materials (terms of agreement, official transcript, SAT/ACT scores, letter of recommendation from teacher, personal statement/essay, W-8 or W-9 form) in ONE envelope. The application must be received via mail no later than 5:00pm est., March 30, 2018
  • An advisory committee will consider the respective ability, educational goals, financial need and career ambitions of each applicant. All complete applicants will be notified of the decisions of the committee.

Application

Robert Mulvihill Scholarship

Mail to:

Robert Mulvihill Scholarship Fund

4320 Wade Hampton Blvd., Suite G

Taylors, SC 29687

 

Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Scholarship Value: $1500-3500

Awards Available: 5

Background

The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage and financially assist high school seniors to further their education beyond high school. All eligible high school seniors residing in and attending school in King County, Washington are invited to submit applications to the Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, Seattle Swedish Community will award four scholarships ranging from $1500-3500.

*Note: Swedish ancestry is not required

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Must be a high school senior, attend high school in King County, and reside in King County, Washington
  • Must submit a completed application by March 31, 2018 (both sides) with attached essay, transcript, ACT or SAT score, proof of family income (copy of pages 1-2 of 2017 Form 1040 income tax statement or equivalent official documentation) and a self-addressed, stamped envelope in order to receive notification of results
  • Finalists will be selected May 1, 2018 and notified as soon as possible. Finalists must be available for a personal interview, to be held on May 19, 2018
  • Awards will be granted for fall quarter/semester 2018 and will be paid directly to the college/university

Application

Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships

Executive Women International Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Scholarship Value: $3400

Awards Available: n/a

Background

EWI recognizes those students who ant to attend college and this scholarship is based on academic performance and financial criteria. If awarded, this scholarship will cover tuition and course-related expenses. EWI was founded in 1938 by Lucille J. Perkins to change the roles of women in business and diverse careers held by our members. We are an international organization with 43 chapters across the United States and Canada.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Open to high school seniors enrolled in a public, private, or parochial school located within the boundaries of Western Washington that
    • Plan to pursue a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution
    • Have demonstrated financial need
    • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Have contributed to their community as demonstrated by their involvement in extra-curricular activities, work, religious, or volunteer activities
  • Selection of EWISP winners is based on a number of factors with special emphasis on each individual’s character, personal merit, and background. Merit is demonstrated in a variety of ways: leadership in school, civic, and other extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and motivation to serve and succeed in all endeavors

Application

Apply online at https://app.reviewr.com/s1/site//2018ewisp

Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship

Deadline: March 10, 2018

Scholarship Value: $2500

Awards Available: 52

The Kelly Foundation of Washington is offering awards for it’s scholarship program, the Ewing C. Kelly scholarship. The Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship is designed to reward students who demonstrate good citizenship while striving to attain their academic goals. Applicants will be judged on their academic merit, extra-curricular achievements — both scholastically and in their community–and financial need.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Must be a senior-level student at a public or private high school (or home school)
  • Applicant must be accepted, or have an application pending, at an accredited institution of higher learning, public or private and including community colleges
  • Must have a composite score of 20 on the ACT or a composite score of 1030 on the recently revised SAT if planning to attend a 4-year school
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have a green card
  • Please read the application carefully. It contains 3 information pages, 2 financial assessment pages, a checklist and a page including tips for letters of recommendation. It must be accompanied by an official transcript, ACT and/or SAT scores (photocopy/online copies OK), personal statement and 3 letters of recommendation.
  • Applications must be postmarked by March 10

Application

Online Form: http://kellyfoundationwashington.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Official-Ewing-C-Kelly-Scholarship-App-10-20-2017-form.pdf

Write-In Application: http://kellyfoundationwashington.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Official-Ewing-C-Kelly-Scholarship-App-09-21-2017.pdf

Cancer Unwrapped High School Writing Contest

Deadline: March 11, 2018

Scholarship Value: $1000

Awards Available: Several

Background

Have you survived cancer? Have you watched a loved one or friend deal with cancer? We want to hear your story! The Cancer Unwrapped High School Writing Contest invites students to submit essays about their experience with cancer for the opportunity to win one of several $1000 cash prizes. Winning essays will be well-written, compelling, and emotionally honest.

Criteria and Selection

  • Open to students in grades 9-12 in Washington State
  • Essays must be between 500 and 2000 words
  • Essays must be submitted at cancerpathways.org by March 11, 2018
  • Cancer Pathways staff and members of the foundations that support the contest read all submitted essays, and a group of finalists are selected for an esteemed panel of judges
  • Contest winners will be notified by phone no later than April 23rd, 2018. Entrants who do not win a prize will be notified via email.

Application

http://cancerpathways.org/cancer-unwrapped/wa-high-school-form/

 

Lake Washington Singers Scholarship Awards

Deadline: March 12, 2018

Scholarship Value: Up to $1000

Awards Available: n/a

Background

Lake Washington Singers, a women’s performing choral group, is now accepting applications for the 2018 awards program. We look forward to receiving your submission.

Criteria and Selection

  • Must be a high school student of at least 15 years of age
  • Complete and submit the attached Scholarship Application along with mp3 recordings of two vocal selections
    • America, the Beautiful – verse 1 only – Acapella
    • One selection from any Musical production
    • Please record these songs separately, and identify the recordings with the selection title and the applicant name
  • 3 finalists chosen will perform at auditions on Monday, April 2 judged by professional musicians; auditions will require two selections with accompanist
  • The winning performer agrees to perform as a featured singer at one or both Spring Concerts (May 19th and June 2). The winner will be awarded $100 for each concert performed
  • Application and recordings are due no later than Monday, March 12
  • File version of application and mp3 recordings should be sent to Scholarships@Lakewashingtonsingers.org

Application

Lake Washington Singers Scholarship Application

Stimson Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship Competition

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Scholarship Value: $2,500 – $5,000

Awards Available: 3

Background

The Seattle Public Library Foundation is pleased to host the Stimson Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship Competition. High School seniors and undergraduate students who live, work, or attend school in Seattle are invited to participate. The competition asks students to write an essay about an individual or group of individuals from Washington state who ave demonstrated civic courage on an issue of importance to the community at great personal, political or professional risk.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Applicants must reside, attend school, or work in Seattle and be 13 years of age or older
  • Have an active Seattle Public Library card
  • Be a current high school senior or undergraduate enrolled at a two or four year college.
  • To enter, you must, during the entry period (Jan 1- March 15) visit http://www.civiccouragescholarship.com, complete the online entry form and submit the essay. Detailed essay requirements can be found at http://foundation.spl.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Official-Rules-2018-Seattle-Public-Library-Foundation.pdf
  • A panel of judges will evaluate each qualified story submitted and will select winners on or around May 31, 2018. Judging criteria is also listed on the official rules page
  • The winning essays will be added to the collection in the Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room at The Seattle Public Library

Application

http://foundation.spl.org/what-we-do/scholarship/

Washington State School Retirees’ Association Scholarships

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Scholarship Value: $900-2,500

Awards Available: 25

Background

The Washington State School Retirees’ Association (WSSRA) invites senior students of your school who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply for scholarships. These awards are given to students who wish to have a career in the “field of education”. Their degree could be in one of these majors: teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, or psychologist.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Applicant must plan to follow a program leading to a degree, certificate, or professionally recognized program in the field of education
  • Applicant should give specific examples that show their participation/leadership in activities in and outside of school; but not necessarily in a leadership role. Time, place, and duration of activities should be included
  • Leadership is established by the following criteria: offices held, student participation in community service/work experience, and non-scholastic activities.
  • The cumulative grade point must include 9th, 10th, 11th, and one semester of 12th grade plus, if applicable, any college grade sheets and official transcripts. The type of classes and subject matter will be considered.
  • The applicant must have either the SAT or ACT test score. All other scores are optional.
  • The scholarship application is available online on our web page at www.wssra.org. To access the forms, click on Forms & Files and then in the drop-down menu click on Scholarship Application. The forms must be filled out online, printed and mailed to the WSSRA District Representative for the student’s area.
  • To be eligible for consideration, all applications must be in approved form and must be postmarked by March 2, 2018.
  • Applicants will be notified by May 4, 2018

Application

https://www.wssra.org/wp/?page_id=816

Cascade Warbirds Aviation Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 28, 2018

Scholarship Value: $1125

Awards Available: 8

Background

Cascade Warbirds is a Northwest-based not-for-profit organization that provides aviation scholarships to local area youth. It is the goal of Cascade Warbirds to promote the restoration, preservation, operation and public display of historically significant military aircraft; to acquire and perpetuate the living history of those who served their country on these aircraft; and to inspire today’s young people to become the aviation pioneers of tomorrow.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Available for students between the ages of 16 and 21 at the time of award
  • Fill out the form located at http://www.cascadewarbirds.org/CWBScholarship2018.pdf. Write in Not Applicable (N/A) for unanswered questions rather than leaving a section blank.
  • Mail completed application to CWB, 1066 Yates Road, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
  • The scholarship recipient will be provided with tuition, books and supplies, and two introductory instructional flights.
  • The ground school portion comprises classroom lectures, visual presentations, group discussions, practical exercises, and field trips over a period of approximately 55 hours. Successful completion of this Private Pilot Ground School will qualify the student to take the FAA’s Private Pilot Written Exam.
  • This award also includes two instructional flights in a light aircraft, the make and model of which will be matched to the student. These two flights will be logged in the student’s personal logbook and count toward the minimum flight time required to earn a Private Pilot license.
  • Please contact Fred Smyth via Email (fred@fcsmyth.com) if you have any questions
    about the program or scholarship

Application

http://www.cascadewarbirds.org/CWBScholarship2018.pdf

Print and mail completed application to CWB, 1066 Yates Road, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2018

Scholarship Value: Up to $22,500

Awards Available: n/a

Background

Our scholarship supports low and middle-income Washington students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees. Students receive up to $22,500 in scholarship dollars and access to career-launching support services.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Must be a Washington state resident and have earned a high school diploma or GED from a Washington State high school or institution by June 2018.
  • Must be pursuing an eligible high-demand major in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and be working toward a first bachelor’s degree (Four-year degree)
  • Must be enrolling in an eligible Washington state college or university fall term 2018. Please note: if you will be attending a public community or technical college fall 2018 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 referenced on the application by the time you have earned 90 quarter credits.
  • Must be planning to enroll at least a half time college student (6+ credits) fall term 2018
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) through fall quarter or semester 2017 of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 point scale)
  • Must file the 2018-2019 FAFSA or submit the WASFA by Wednesday, March 7, 2018. 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.
  • 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 on the application.
  • In addition to submitting the online application, you must also mail an official transcript, postmarked by Wednesday, March 7, 2018 and file the FAFSA or WASFA by March 7th.
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified in May. For additional information about the application process, see the Application checklist on the website.

Application

https://waopportunityscholarship.org/scholarship-supports/scholarship/new-applicants/

 

Seattle International District Rotary Club

Deadline: January 29, 2018

Scholarship Value: $2000

Awards Available: 5

Background

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.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Criteria for selecting scholarship recipients include scholastic achievement, community service participation, and financial need
  • Scholarship applications due January 29, 2018
  • Committee will review applications in February and March and scholarship recipients will be announced in April
  • Scholarship awardees are invited to attend our club meeting to receive recognition of their achievements

Application

Rotary Club International District Scholarship

 

2016-2017 Scholarships

AXA Achievement Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2017

Scholarship Value: $2500-$25,000

Awards Available: 52

Background

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Applicants must be united states citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 United States, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico
  • Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2018-2019 academic year
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
    • Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness
  • All applicants will be notified of their status via email in early January. Finalists will receive instructions regarding further documentation required for recipient selection

Application

https://www.scholarsapply.org/axa-achievement/

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Deadline: November 27, 2017

Scholarship Value: $50,000

Awards Available: 500

Background

The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. The top 20 finalists will participate in an all expenses paid leadership weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges for scholarships of $20,000 – $50,000. The 480 runners-up will receive scholarships of $4,000.

Note: Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply
  • Must take the ACT or SAT on or before November 4, 2017
  • Applications will be available online starting September 1, 2017
  • The 500 National semi-finalists will be notified by email in early March 2018. National semi-finalists are required to submit updated application information, along with an essay and teacher’s evaluation
  • 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid leadership weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges.

Application

https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/applyMVS.cfm

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships

Deadline: November 30, 2017

Scholarship Value: $5,000

Awards Available: 5

Background

The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships are designed to recognize and reward the great steps students are taking to fight hunger in our communities across the United States. To support their innovative efforts, winners get a $5,000 scholarship for school and a $5,000 matching grant to give to the hunger-related charity of their choice.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States. All applicants must be ages 5-25 and meet the age requirement by Oct. 5, 2017
  • All applicants must have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months
  • All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States who reside in the contiguous United States, Alaska, and Hawaii only.
  • Volunteer services performed by applicant must help non-family members
  • Application form must be complete, and all information requested must be supplied. Only information presented at the time of application submission will be considered. No additional information will be accepted.
  • Applications must be submitted online from October 5 through December 5, 2017. Do not fax, mail, or send a printed copy of the application submission.
  • Winners will be notified in March 2018

Application

http://us.stop-hunger.org/home/grants.html

 

 

Alumni Scholarship  – deadline April 7

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  1. 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.
  2. Financial need will be considered along with academic achievement.
  3. All available scholarships, with the exception of one, are scholarships toward tuition only and related fees (e.g. lab fees.)
  4. 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.
  5. Scholarship recipients will be notified within two weeks after the interview.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Decisions made by the Scholarship Committee are final.

Questions related to this application may be directed to Sandy DuBuque/Scholarship Chairperson at: sandydubuque@yahoo.com

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

2017-monogram-application

2017-coachs-recommendation-monogram

Background

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 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

Application Process

  1. Complete the scholarship application located on the school website. Submit the application to Tia Filippelli (via email or paper) by April 21, 2017.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

WSHS SCHOLARSHIP APP. 2017.

 

Dorothy Mootafes Journalism Grant

Sponsored by the Chinook staff of 1962

Deadline: May 5, 2107

Award: $1962

Application requirements:

  • 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

Deadline:
May 31, 2017

Award Amount:
$750

Application:
http://tuitelaw.com/rockford-illinois-dui-accident-lawyer/#scholarship-application

LION’S CLUB OF WEST SEATTLE Memorial Scholarship

Deadline – April 14, 2017

lions-club-scholarship-application-2016-17

CRITERIA FOR LION’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS:

CITIZENSHIP

SCHOLARSHIP

FINANCIAL NEED

This application must be accompanied by:

  1. An original transcript of your high school scholastic record.
  2. A personal essay describing your life and how you have reached your decision and goal to attend college.
  3. Two letters of recommendation.

 

 

Seattle First Hill Lions Club Scholarships

Deadline: April 17, 2017

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General Criteria for all scholarships

  1. Above Average academic standing
  2. Financial need
  3. Participation in school and community activities
  4. Graduation from high school in June 2017
  5. Two letters of recommendation

Criteria for Juro Yoshioka Memorial Scholarship

  1. All of above criteria
  2. Although the scholarship is open to all, students of Japanese ancestry should be encouraged to apply

Application Procedure

  1. Submit four page application with Financial Statement
  2. Submit copy of most recent high school transcript (sealed)
  3. Send to:

Elaine Ishihara

Scholarship Committee Chair

10629 – 59th Ave S

Seattle, WA 98178

*Applications lacking any of the requested documents will be disqualified

 

 Local Seattle Scholarships

Rotary Club of Seattle-University District  – deadline February 17, 2017

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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:

Scholastic Achievement

Leadership

Community Service

Financial Need

 

 

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  

 

 

  • 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.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Atsuhiko+Tateuchi+Memorial+Scholarship+-+Tateuchi+Foundation

 

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.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Walter+H+Meyer+-+Garry+L+White+Memorial+Scholarship

 

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.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Joan+Hill+Scholarship

 

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.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/blacks-scholarships.aspx

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.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Doug+Struthers+Memorial+Scholarship

 

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.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Alden+Landis+Memorial+Scholarship

 

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.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Doyne+M+Green+Scholarship

 

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.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Edward+W+Stimpson+Scholarship

 

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.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Lambeth+Family+Scholarship

 

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.

Arlington:

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Linkous+Foundation+Scholarship+-+Arlington

Richland/Hanford

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Linkous+Foundation+Scholarship+-+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.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Yuri+and+Tatsuo+Nakata+Scholarship

 

  1. 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.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/CE+Boucher+Memorial+Scholarship

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.

saeop scholarship-_-2017-package

The deadline for returning applications is Wednesday, April 7, 2017, (Post Marked).

 

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.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/PSBJs+Women+of+Influence+-+Lytle+Enterprises+Scholarship

 

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.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Nora+Stone+Smith+Scholarship+for+ESL/ELL+Students

 

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.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Patricia+Fisher+Endowed+Scholarship

 

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.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Bernie+Minsk+Scholarship

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

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).

Deadline

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.

Scholarship recipients will be notified in May. For additional information about the application process, see the Application Checklist and Timeline.

If you have any questions, please email info@waopportunityscholarship.org.

National Scholarships

The Purpose Challenge

Deadline: February 1, 2018

Scholarship Value: $5,000-25,000

Awards Available: 6

Background

An innovative and inspiring new online tool, The Purpose Challenge incorporates video content, reading materials, and brief written exercises – such as imagining your ideal life at age 40 – to help high school seniors and college transfer students reflect on and refine their sense of purpose. Teens can inject their newly fleshed out sense of purpose in their college entry essay – and enter that essay in a contest with a deadline of midnight, February 1, 2018. Six students will win prizes ranging from $5,000-$25,000.

Selection Criteria and Procedure

  • The Purpose Challenge is open to U.S. High school seniors currently planning to attend college in the fall of 2018 who are at least 16 years of age as of the date of entry
  • To enter the contest, eligible participants may go to the submission page (located at https://purposechallenge.org/toolkit/) and submit all required information, including valid contact information, then submit an essay of no more than 650 words that meets all the submission requirements.
  • All essays submitted must respond to the prompts and questions set forth in the contest toolkit located on the website, including a description of a personal, long-term or far horizon goal and what motivates you to achieve it. Essays that do not meet this requirement will be disqualified.
  • Finalists will be based on the following criteria:
    • How clearly the participant’s essay identifies and describes a long-term, far-horizon goal (25%)
    • Whether that goal is personally meaningful and how well this personal connection is described in the essay (25%)
    • Whether the goal is motivated in part by a desire to contribute to the world beyond-the-self and how clearly this motivation is described in the essay (25%)
    • How well the participant describes specific and concrete details from his or her life that illustrate his or her sense of purpose, ideally details that respond to prompts and questions in the contest toolkit (25%)
  • Potential finalists/winners will be notified by email and telephone on or about Monday, March 5, 2018

Application

https://purposechallenge.org/toolkit/

We the Students Essay Contest

Deadline: February 5, 2018

Scholarship Value: $500-5,000

Awards Available: 15

Background

Should schools be able to keep tabs on students’ social media to prevent internet bullying? Should there be regulations that prohibit President Trump from tweeting? With our “We the Students” essay contest, you could win prizes just for sharing your thoughts on these issues! Each year, We the Students gives 8-12th grade students from across the U.S. a chance to share their perspective on a trending topic. This year’s prompt: To what extent in the U.S. does the government – federal, state, and local –  have the duty to monitor internet content?

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Open to all United States citizens or legal residents who are students who are no older than 19 and no younger than 14 as of the end of the contest period who
    • Attend school in the United States
    • Who are in grades 8-12 attending public, private, religious, or charter schools
  • Each submission must adhere to the topics and should fully answer the question and all sub-parts. Submissions must adhere to the word limits (500-800 words), and must be submitted by 11:59pm PT on the day of the deadline.
  • Judges will review and select finalists from all eligible entries received. Entries will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
    • Adherence to the submission guidelines (See all rules and regulations on the website)
    • Originality, organization, writing style, and depth of analysis
  • Winners will be announced on the contest site on or before March 26, 2018

Application

http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/

Better Business Bureau (BBB) Students of Integrity Scholarship

Deadline: February 13, 2018

Scholarship Value: $10,000

Awards Available: 1

Background

BBB foundation offers the Students of Integrity Scholarship to recognize high school juniors and seniors who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments. A scholarship of $10,000 will be awarded to the winning application submitted by students residing in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington or Western Wyoming. High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply by creating a 90-second video that demonstrates how BBB helps people become smart consumers.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

  • Graduate in 2018 or 2019 with plans to attend a higher education institution
  • Applicant must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. (Note: Finalists will be required to produce an official transcript on a 4.0 scale from an academic institution in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana or Western Wyoming)
  • Applicant must be attending a high school in Alaska, Oregon or Western Washington. (Note: Eligible counties in Western Washington include: Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum, and Whatcom County).
  • Visit bbbpnw.awardspring.com and create your scholarship application account. You will be required to create your own login and password. This will enable you to save your application at any time and return to it prior to the deadline.
  • Create a 90-second video on how BBB helps people become smart consumers. We recommend getting as creative as possible, telling us the story of a person harmed by unethical business practices and how BBB can help educate consumers in advance to prevent scams or to help consumers report scams or bad businesses.
  • Finalists announced February 28, 2018 and videos are available for YouTube viewing.
  • Scholarship recipient is announced March 13, 2018

Application

https://bbbpnw.awardspring.com/

 

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