LHS and Local Scholarships


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These opportunities are for students who live in the local area, or in specific counties.  In addition, there are multiple scholarships exclusively for LHS seniors, which will open in early spring 2023.

**Click on the scholarship title to be taken to the application website

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WSPE Engineering Scholarships    Deadline:  Feb. 8, 2023

  • Must reside in Spokane County
  • Five $5000 Scholarships
  • Student wants to enter an engineering college next year
  • Avg. GPA Grades 10 and 11: Minimum 3.0
  • Students are not required to report an SAT or ACT score
  • Provide an official transcript

Innovia Foundation  Deadline: March 3, 2023

Multiple opportunities! 

The scholarships listed below are only some of the awards offered through Innovia

Lucille Hudon Scholarship 

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in the last two years of secondary education
  • Have resided for two years in one of the following counties: Spokane, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, or Stevens County, WA: or Kootenai, Shoshone, Bonner or Boundary Counties

Eileen Hutchison Scholarship 

  • Female students only
  • Resident of Stevens County, Washington
  • You are pursuing training in the medical health field
  • Based on academics, financial need, and good personal character

Bess Mikalson Scholarship 

  • Applicant must be a high school senior or graduate of a high school in Ferry or Stevens County, or of Selkirk High School, and plan to attend a state supported college or university in Washington
  • Awards are granted primarily on the basis of financial need
  • Merit and community involvement are also considered

Rika Ream Environmental Scholarship 

  • Applicants must be residents of Spokane County currently enrolled, or enrolling, as a full-time college student to pursue a degree in environmental sciences or land management.
  • Applicant must have a financial need and a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Denny and Thelma Yasuhara Scholarship

  • Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates from the Inland Northwest region who demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of Japanese culture and must be good citizens.
  • The scholarship committee will consider the applicant's experience participating in school, community, job and volunteer activities, as well as his/her commitment to academic excellence and financial need.

  • Applicant must provide recommendations from teachers or community members who are not related to the applicant.

Don and Mabel Nicholls Scholarship

  • Preference will be given to those studying for careers in education or engineering and have some employment/work experience.
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be first in family to attend college
  • 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Recipients are eligible to reapply and compete with the field for subsequent awards.

Mark and Kay Burkett Scholarship Fund 

  • This scholarship has over $16,000 to award and is available to any student within the foundation's county service area, which includes the following Washington counties: Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane, Adam, Whitman, Columbia, Garfield, Asotin.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need and academic achievement.
  • Preference shall be given to students with community service experience. Students must reside in or have attended high school within the geographic region served by the Foundation. 

Marsden Scholarship  Deadline: March 15, 2023

  • Renewable award ($30,000 over four years)
  • Demonstrate promise of academic excellence, from grades, scores and/or other factors
  • Potential for success and leadership as evidenced by involvement in school, extracurricular and community activities, work and volunteer experience
  • Please print the application checklist before applying

wrenchYADDA Scholarship Program   Deadline: April 1, 2023

YADDA will be awarding a $5000 grand prize, one $2000, two $1000 and two $500 scholarships to high school seniors or college students from Spokane County to help increase the awareness of domestic and dating violence in the community. To apply for this scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Be a resident of Spokane County.
  • Plan to enroll or be enrolled in a community college, four-year university, or vocational school on either a part-time or full-time basis.
  • Be a high school senior or college student from ages 17-30
  • Complete the application and submit an essay, art, story, poem, video, skit, song, etc. that answers questions included in the application.
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation: One from a teacher/professor or mentor and the other from a community leader or religious leader.

Inland Power and Light Excellence Award   Deadline:  April 13, 2023

  • 15 $1000 Scholarships awarded to students attending accredited schools in any state and students attending lineman school.
  • For students whose primary residence receives electricity from Inland Power
  • Two short essays required
  • Must send an official transcript postmarked by the deadline

CCD Law Spokane Community Scholarship   Deadline:  May 1, 2023

The CCD Law Spokane Community Scholarship is available to high school seniors who reside in Washington and will be attending college in the fall.

  • Be a resident of Washington or Idaho
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Submit an essay of approximately 500 words telling “Will driverless cars make Washington roads safer?” 

Lakeside High School Scholarships

Coming Early Spring 2023!

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The scholarships listed below are for LHS Seniors Only!

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Click on the scholarship title to be taken to the application

Nine Mile Falls Education Association Scholarship 

Deadline: Wednesday, April 27th by 2:00 PM

  • Applicants are evaluated on many criteria: Personal History,School Activities/Awards/Achievements, Non-school Activities, Community Service, Employment History, Statement of Goals, Other Scholarships Awarded
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • 1 official transcript
  • See Mrs. Mitzlaff in Counseling Office for more details

LHS Booster Club Scholarship   Deadline: 2:00 pm Friday, April 29th

The Lakeside Booster Club is a strong supporter of all activities at Lakeside High School, and would like to honor graduating senior(s) for his/her participation and dedication to Lakeside High School. This scholarship(s) will be offered to a graduating senior(s) who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to extracurricular activities at Lakeside High School.

  • The applicant must have completed their senior year at Lakeside High School, fulfilled all graduation requirements, and plan to continue their education.
  • Applicants must have participated in a given extracurricular activities for a minimum of 2 years. Those activities eligible are any LHS supported sport, music program or club which requires commitment outside of the regular school day.
  • Applicants must plan to attend an institution of higher learning (college, vocational school, etc.) and funds will be dispersed directly to the institution upon proof of fall registration/class schedule.

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Phase 1 Physical Therapy STEM/Health Care Scholarship

      Deadline: Wednesday, May 4th by 2:00 p.m.

Phase 1 Physical Therapy, PS has served the Nine Mile Falls community since its inception in 2003. With a passion for exceptional patient care and commitment to service to the greater community at large, the providers and staff at Phase 1 Physical Therapy, PS are pleased to be able to support students who express an interest in helping others through a career in the STEM/Health Care fields.


  • Lakeside High School senior
  • Admitted or pending admission to a university or community college for the upcoming school year
  • Planning on pursuing a degree in a STEM/Health Care field
  • Completed application
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or school administrator
  • Statement of completed community service
  • Turn the completed packet in by the scholarship deadline to the LHS front office.

Total Security Trades Scholarship  Deadline: Friday, May 6, 2022 by 2:00 PM

Scholarship vision: We are looking to award a financial scholarship to a student who seeks to pursue education that leads directly to an associate’s degree that is career specific, trade school program, or a certification program.  Maybe you would like to pursue welding, diesel mechanic, x-ray technician, dental assistant, or paraeducator.  We want to help you achieve your goals.

In order to be considered for this scholarship students must:

  • Be a 2021-2022 Lakeside High School senior
  • Complete the essay portion of the scholarship as directed
  • Complete the Scholarship Application
  • Turn the completed packet in by the scholarship deadline to Mr. Osborn.  No late applications will be accepted.

Students who are chosen to receive a scholarship will be notified at the LHS academic awards night. There will be two recipients for this award, and the amount of the scholarships will be $650.


Lakeside Principals Scholarship  Deadline: Friday, May 6th by 2:00 p.m.

  • No GPA or test scores required!
  • One award will go to a student attending a community college or trade program.
  • Be a 2021-2022 Lakeside High School senior
  • Complete the essay portion of the scholarship as directed
  • Complete the scholarship application
  • Turn the completed packet in by the scholarship deadline to the LHS front office.

Students who are chosen to receive a scholarship will be notified at the LHS academic awards night. The amount and number of scholarships awarded will be determined by the funds generated.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Apex Physical Therapy Scholarship     Deadline: 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 9th

  • Lakeside High School Senior
  • Plan on attending a University or Community College
  • Plan on pursuing health science, health/wellness, or healthcare related major.
  • Completed application
  • Copy of Transcript

Turn in scholarship application to Mrs. Dallabetta in the LHS College/Career Center.

Kaylene Palaniuk Memorial Scholarship  Deadline: Monday, May 9th

                                                                          Extended to Wednesday, May 11th

The Kaylene Palaniuk Memorial Scholarship was established by her parents after Kaylene passed away in an automobile accident December 2009. The Scholarship has been set forth to provide a one-time award, annually, to a deserving student graduating from Lakeside High School in Nine Mile Falls Washington. This will keep Kaylene, and her accomplishments, alive and memorialized w ith all present and future students who attend Lakeside High School.

  • 3 (limit one-page) essays on assigned question topics
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • 1 official transcript

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Spokane Kiwanis Charities Foundatio   Deadline: 

  • 13 Community Service Scholarships of $1,500 each for Spokane area seniors attending any college, and 4 additional scholarships for students attending SFCC or SCC.
  • These scholarships are awarded to the student who best epitomizes the Kiwanis mission of changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
  • Only students who live in Spokane County are eligible.

Bismarck H. Turner Scholarship Trust  Deadline:

  • Must reside in Spokane County and must file a FAFSA before submitting an application
  • Criteria for selection includes possessing a scholarly disposition, high moral character and financial need
  • Personal essay of no more than 400 words describing your involvement in the following areas: Extracurricular activities (including any work experience), community involvement, academic plans and/or final career goals  

The Society of Military Engineers (Lewis & Clark Post) Scholarship


  • For students in Spokane or Stevens County
  • $1000 Scholarship
  • For student who plan to pursue an engineering or engineering-related program at college.
  • Applications will be evaluated on GPA in math/science classes; a one-page essay; and participation in extra-curricular activities.

  Spokane Regional Plan Center

  • Applicant, parent, or legal guardian must be an employee of a company who is a member in good standing with the Spokane Regional Plan Center on the date of submission of his or her application

Spokane Regional Plan Center Scholarship 

Kiwanis of East Spokane   

  • The Jerry Marsh/HOPE Scholarship provides a $1500 award for one year and can be renewed for a second year at the same amount.
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Acceptance at a local community college, tech program, trade school or regional college or university.

Fairchild Spouses United Scholarship S Deadline:

  • A spouse or dependent child of an active duty, reserve, guard, retired, or deceased military member associated with Fairchild Air Force Base.
  • Awards are based on outstanding academic achievement, character/leadership qualities, and community involvement.
  • The quantity and value of annual FSU scholarship awards are dependent on funds raised.
  • Must have resided within a 60-mile radius of FAFB for 90 DAYS of the 2020-2021 school year.

Spokane NAACP Lt Colonel Michael P. Anderson Scholarship S Deadline:

  • Two $2,000.00 scholarships will be awarded on or before May 1st
  • Student must hold a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher or have received their GED
  • Scholarship recipients will be selected from students planning to enroll in the fall of 2021 in a post-secondary two-year or four-year college, university, vocational or technical schools, or in an apprenticeship program


Fire Fighters of Spokane County Fire Districts 9 &10 S Deadline:

  • Offered to two students at Mead, Mt. Spokane or Lakeside High School
  • Essay: "How has organized union labor improved labor laws and how does it protect union workers and indirectly non-union workers?"
  • 2 $1000 scholarships awarded


Banner Bank/Spokane Indians Scholarship S

  • Demonstrate scholarship, leadership, community involvement, and character
  • Those who attend Washington state colleges and vocational schools are preferred
  • Winners will be invited with their families to attend a Spokane Indians baseball game, and be recognized as a scholarship award winners during an on-field ceremony
  • The rules say that students must graduate from a school in Spokane county. Because the Nine Mile School District is within both Steven and Spokane counties, students at LHS are eligible to apply.

BYU Management Society S

  • Do not have to attend BYU
  • Essay (1000 words) about a leadership role you have taken and how you accomplished the goals of the organization
  • Interview with an LDS ecclesiastical leader (bishop) demonstrating good character, community service and any special circumstances

Inland Northwest Dairy Women S

  • You are pursuing studies in Agriculture, Nutrition, or Dairy Food Science
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Essay (500 words or less) describing your goals and why you would like to receive the scholarship

Bloomsday Road Runners Club Scholarship S


  • 3 Scholarships of $565 are available to only Cross Country and Track and Field participants and must be a graduating high school senior.
  • The Scholarship money will be sent directly to the winner’s college/university of choice.
  • Essay must be 300-400 words in length.
  • Grading is based on content, spelling, grammar and neatness.
  • A letter of recommendation from an educator is required.

Mel Lindauer Eyes to the Future Scholarship S

  • Short goal statement required
  • One scholarship given to an Eastern Washington graduating senior