State Scholarships



Washington State Scholarships

Washington State Scholarships

These opportunities are for WA state students

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wrenchBIAW (Building Industry of WA State) Scholarship  Deadline:  May 16, 2022

  • Average awards are $1000 to $5000
  • Washington state residents only
  • Students will be applying to any Washington state accredited community, vocational/technical college or university
  • Students can demonstrate a need for additional funding to complete their programs in a construction industry-related field of study

 Make a Difference Foundation  Deadline:  May 31, 2022

Up to 10 $1500 scholarships to be awarded

Eligibility & Criteria

Application Submission Details

-Applicant must reside in the state of Washington or California.

·Applicant must demonstrate a financial need.

·Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college, school or university.

·Award must be used for educational expenses (cost of tuition, books, supplies, room and/or board).

 

·A completed online application

·Completion of scholarship questions

·A current headshot photo that captures:

  • Professional image
  • Appropriate attire
  • Shoulders and up
  • Good lighting to distinguish features

·Official transcript*

·A financial aid award letter*

 


  wrenchWA Opportunity Career & Technical Scholarship    Deadline:  June 5, 2022

  • Income requirement: a family of 4 must make $133,750 or less
  • Supports Washington students on their path to high-demand trade, STEM and health care occupations
  • Scholars must enroll in an approved program, such as welding, manufacturing or IT, at one of Washington's 34 community and technical colleges
  • Scholars are eligible to receive up to $1,500 each quarter for the duration of their associates degree, certificate or apprenticeship program.
  • These scholarship funds are flexible and can be used to cover tuition, fees and other costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more. 

Brain Injury Association of Washington S Deadline:  Deadline:  June 30, 2022

    • You have suffered a brain injury (concussion) during high school

    • $1000 scholarship

International Air and Hospitality Scholarship S

  • See Mrs. Dallabetta if you would like to be nominated for an International Air and Hospitality Academy, Northwest Renewable Energy Institute, Northwest Culinary Institute, or Northwest Railroad Institute scholarship.

  • Check out these programs at this site.


Closed for the 2021-22 School Year

Lambeth Family Scholarship  Deadline:

Applicants to The Lambeth Family Foundation Scholarship must:

  • Be a resident of the state of Washington
  • Be high school seniors, graduates or current college undergraduates
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Plan to pursue a degree in Engineering, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science/Information Technology, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Economics, or Business
  • Plan to enroll or are already enrolled in half-time* or full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year community college or public university

wrenchPride Foundation Scholarships  Deadline: 

  • Identify as LGBTQ+, questioning, or an ally
  • Live in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington
  • Show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ+ community or within your field of study
  • Demonstrate significant financial need

    WA State Fair Foundation  Deadline: January 31, 2022

    Multiple Scholarship Opportunities!

    • Fair Chance Scholarship
    • Anderson Criminal Justice Scholarship
    • Complete one application to be considered for all scholarships offered.

    WA NASA Space Grant Deadline:  January 31, 2022

    • You are pursuing careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
    • Available at all three UW campuses 

    Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation  Deadline: February 1, 2022

    Multiple Scholarship Opportunities!

    • Over 200 Washington state scholarships awarded each year with varying requirements
    • $5.00 processing fee per scholarship
    • Washington State Employees Credit Union Deadline: Feb. 14, 2022

      • Students with a bank account at WSECU or who open one
      • 29 awards given each year
      • $1,500 awards for two-year college/vocational school
      • $2,500 awards for four-year undergraduate and graduate programs 

      Assoc of Computer Professionals in Education  Deadline: February 21, 2022

      • Each year, ACPE awards scholarships of up to $2,000 apiece to graduating seniors who plan to study technology.
      • Successful applicants have studied and used technology in innovative ways throughout their high school career and can demonstrate their work through a project.
      • The project itself can take many forms, including but not limited to a website, app, video, podcast, webcast, etc., produced sometime during their high school years.   

      WA School Retirees Association Scholarships   Deadline:  March 1, 2022

      • Sixteen (16) WSSR – Foundation Scholarships and sixteen (16) PEMCO/ Robert J. Handy Scholarships will be awarded to students whose degree would be in one of these areas: teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, or psychologist.

      • For the WSSR-Foundation, one $2,500 award and one $1,500 award will be granted in each of the eight WSSRA regions.  For Handy, two $900 scholarships (redeemable for four years) will be awarded in each of the eight WSSRA regions.

      • WSSRA conducts the search and review process and selects the recipients.

      • For an application to be considered it must be in approved form, with directions followed precisely and mailed and postmarked by March 1, 2022.

        The scholarship application must be filled-out online, printed and mailed to WSSRA PO BOX 5127 Lacey, WA 98509


      wrenchAtsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Vocational and Trade Scholarship  

                    Deadline:  March 1, 2022 

      • Students must be of Japanese or other Asian ancestry
      • Students from middle income families are encouraged to apply
      • $5000 award
      • Students must be a resident of Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii or Alaska
      • For students pursuing a vocational or trade degree or certification.
      • Must demonstrate financial need

      WA State Opportunity Baccalaureate Scholarship  Deadline:  March 2, 2022

      • Income requirement: A family of 4 must make $133,750 or less
      • 2.75 minimum GPA
      • This scholarship is for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Health Care related fields and some Education majors
      • A 4-5 year award, your freshman and sophomore years you receive $2500 per year, juniors receive $5000 per year, and seniors receive $7500 per year. If a fifth year of schooling is taken, the award is $5000

      wrenchCancer Unwrapped F So J S  Deadline:  March 4, 2022

      • Write a 500-2000-word essay sharing your story about cancer--either your personal diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one.
      • Several $1000 cash prizes 

      Ewing C Kelly Foundation Scholarship  Deadline: March 10, 2022

      • For Washington state students who demonstrate citizenship, academic achievement and financial need
      • Applicant must be accepted, or have an application pending, at an accredited institution of higher learning, public or private, including community colleges
      • $2500 awards

      Ewing C Kelly Info Flyer 


      Women at Microsoft Scholarship   Deadline: March 12, 2022

      • 3 $20,000 scholarships distributed over 4 years ($5,000 per year, renewable)
      • 10 $2,500 one-time scholarships
      • Identify as a woman and/or as non-binary and wish to pursue a career in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) field
      • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
      • Must be applying (or have been accepted to) to an accredited 2-4 year public or private college or university or technical college in the United States
      • Awards will be made based on financial need, scholastic achievement, and passion for technology

      Due to the dynamic nature of a career in technology, this scholarship is not limited only to students pursuing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) fields of study. Instead, the selection committee is most interested in an applicant’s plan to be engaged in a STEAM industry in their career, their passion for technology, and the difference technology can make in the world.


      PNACAC Student Scholarship   Deadline:  March 15, 2022

      • Currently enrolled student who is in their senior year of high school in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington and plans to attend a regionally accredited college or university in the coming Fall - OR - Currently enrolled student who attends a two-year college in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington and plans to attend a regionally accredited college or university in the coming Fall.
      • Currently have a 3.00 cumulative, unweighted GPA or higher.
      • Submit a video essay application

         


        Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship   Deadline: March 31, 2022

        To be considered for a BAM Scholarship, you must: 

        • Be a U.S.-based high-school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, or Ethiopian).  
        • Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the U.S. in the fall immediately following your high-school graduation.  
        • Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).  
        • Demonstrate a passion for technology.  
        • Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community.  
        • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.  
        • Require financial assistance to attend college.

        Washington Masonics Scholarship   Deadline: March 31, 2022

        DESCRIPTION: Open to children, grandchildren, and dependents of Washington Masons in good standing, or Washington Members of Masonic Youth Orders.

        Masonic Legacy Scholarship - $3,750 each

        Washington Masonic Charities is proud to offer four $3,750 regional scholarships for high school senior -aged children, grandchildren or dependents of a Washington Mason in Good Standing.

        Masonic Youth Order Scholarships - $3,000 each

        Supporting our Masonic Youth is a priority of Washington Masonic Charities. Washington Masonic Charities is pleased to provide one $3,000 scholarship each for a Washington resident youth member of Rainbow, Job's Daughters or DeMolay


        wrenchWIAA Smart Choices Scholarship  Deadline:  April 1, 2022

        Officials from the WIAA, Gesa Credit Union, the Dairy Farmers of Washington and Les Schwab Tires (“Selection Committee”) will judge applications and determine scholarship winners according to the following criteria:

        • Athletic/Activity Excellence (30%)
        • Academic Achievement (30%)
        • Leadership (20%)
        • Citizenship/Community Service (10%)
        • Originality/Creativity of the essay submitted with the application Form (5%)
        • Financial Need (5%)

        Prizes
        The Selection Committee will award three (3) $5,000 Scholarships and 12 $1,000 Scholarships.  Winners (and, if minors, their parents or legal guardians) will be notified in early May.
         


        wrenchWWIN (WA Women in Need) Star Scholarship

                        Opens Jan. 7th!  Deadline: April 9, 2022

        Each WWIN Star Scholar will receive up to $5,000 per academic year, and $20,000 over her undergraduate college career, to pay for tuition and required books at the approved Washington college or university of her choice.

        • Between $500 and $20,000 per person (A total of $825,000 available)
        • Between 50 and 125 scholarships will be awarded
        • Certificate program, High School Senior, College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior
        • Private 4-year University or College, Private Vocational / Technical / Career College, Public 4-year University or College, Public 2-year Community / Technical College
        • Must demonstrate financial need by completing a FAFSA 

          

        wrenchWashington State Auto Dealers Assoc Bright Future Scholarship 

                                        Deadline:  April 15, 2022

        The Washington State Auto Dealers Association will award two (2) $3,000 scholarships to high school students enrolling in a Washington State automotive technology program.
        • In addition, three (3) $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to Washington State high school seniors who are an employee of a WSADA-member dealership, or an immediate family member of a WSADA-member dealership employee, or applying to Northwood University’s Automotive Marketing and Management Program.


        wrenchPointe Pest Control "Pay it Forward" Scholarship  Deadline:  April 29, 2022

        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.

        • Applications for the scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or college freshman from the state of Washington.
        • This scholarship is worth $750 

        Numerica Scholarship  Opens April 1    Deadline: April 30. 2022

        • Numerica member in good standing
        • High school senior entering college/university as a full-time freshman student in the fall
        • Ten $1000 awards to Washington state students

        wrenchLift Parts Express Scholarship   Deadline:  April 30, 2022

        • Write an essay (no word limit) that outlines how much you expect to spend to finish your schooling, how you intend to pay for your schooling, and what you expect your job to be once you are finished your schooling

        • Minimum 3.0 GPA 

      • Coming Soon for the 2021-2022 School Year! 


        Distracted Driving Scholarship

        • MUST have a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply.
        • MUST be a resident of the state of Washington.
        • This is a 1-time scholarship for $1,000.
        • MUST submit an infographic or vlog talking about or showing the dangers of driving while distracted.

        Merle Kirkley Scholarship S

        • Applicants must demonstrate that their intent is to major, or obtain a certificate in, a field related to educational facility planning and design. Fields related to educational facility design include (but are not limited to): school planning, architecture, civil/structural/mechanical/electrical engineering, product services and construction management.
        • Essay asks what you would change about the physical facilities of your high school  

        Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship S Deadline:

        • Living with a disability whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech, or other dis Ability
        • Planning to major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business or a related field (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing)
        • Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community
        • Minimum GPA 3.0
        • Require financial assistance to attend college

        Apply


        Jack Reynolds Scholarship S Deadline:

        • The primary mission of The Jack Reynolds Scholarship Fund is to encourage scholarship and sportsmanship in student athletes. We will achieve this by acknowledging exceptional student athletes who exemplify dedication, integrity, mentorship, academic achievement and fair-play.
        • This scholarship is open to student athletes graduating from a Washington state high school who plan on attending post-secondary university, college, or vocational school.

        Apply 


        Better Business Bureau Students of Integrity J S Deadline:

        • Better Business Bureau is awarding over $12,000 in scholarships through the Students of Integrity Scholarship Program
        • An essay scholarship that recognizes students who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments.
        • Open to high school juniors and seniors from Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Western Wyoming.
        • Each winning essay will receive a $2,000 scholarship to the school of their choice.

        Apply 


        The WOIS Scholarship S Deadline:

        • The WOIS Scholarship is awarded to one or more WOIS or Career Planner users each year.
        • Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $1,000 and up to three scholarships will be awarded.
        • Each WOIS or Career Planner site may nominate up to two students or clients.
        • The application requires the applicant to answer two short prompts regarding how he/she used WOIS and his/her future educational plans.
        • Funds awarded will be paid directly to the scholarship recipient after he or she has sent transcripts to WOIS from one quarter or semester of post-high school education/training/apprenticeship. The scholarship must be used within one calendar year after it is awarded. Funds may be used for any expenses related to education/training/apprenticeship.

        Contact Mrs. Dallabetta if you would like to be one of the two LHS students nominated


        PAUL R. WINEMAN SCHOLARSHIP Deadline:

        • Applicant must be a freshman male student at The University of Washington beginning in the Fall.
        • Selection will be merit-based using the criteria below.
        • An ideal applicant to this scholarship is a passionate leader that exemplifies excellence in their community and high school. By applying for this scholarship, you are not committing yourself to membership in Phi Kappa Psi or any other organization.
        • One $1000.00 scholarship, and at least four $500.00 scholarships, will be awarded in the summer, prior to the beginning to the Fall term at The University of Washington.

        Apply 


        SigEp Balanced Man Scholarship Deadline:

        • In order to apply you must be a male high school senior attending Washington State University in the Fall of 2021.
        • You do not need to be interested in Greek life or in SigEp to apply.
        • There are three (3) scholarships available: First place: $1,500, Second place: $1,000, Third place: $500

        Apply


         


        State Grant Programs

        Important to Understand: You MUST fill out your FAFSA to receive nearly ALL Washington state grants - they are awarded through your school's financial aid package!

        If you have not filed your FAFSA yet, go back to Step One!

        College Bound Scholarship 7th 8th

        Fill out your FAFSA after October 1, 2020 - Check with Mrs. Dallabetta to see if you are a College Bound student

        An "early promise" scholarship; you must have signed up for this in 7th or 8th grade.

        • Will combine with other state financial aid you receive to cover the average tuition (at comparable public college rates) some fees, and a small book allowance.
        • Must be income-eligible: family of 4 must make $57,000 or less
        • Minimum 2.0 GPA by high school graduation

        Washington College Grant

        • Fill out FAFSA after October 1, 2021 (no separate application necessary)
        • Have a family income of equal to or less than 70 percent of the state median
        • Enroll at an eligible institution in Washington

        Washington State Governors' Scholarship  Deadline: January 31, 2022

        • Foster youth only - can be foster care or legal guardianship, but not adopted by relatives
        • Recipients can receive between $2,000 and $4,000 per academic year

        American Indian Endowed Scholarship    Deadline: March 1, 2022

        • Must have close social and cultural ties to an in-state American Indian tribe or community
        • Have a financial need
        • Enroll in a public or private college

        Passport to College for Foster Youth

        • Have been in Washington state, federal, or tribal foster care after age 15
        • The Passport to Careers program helps former foster youth and unaccompanied homeless youth prepare for and succeed in college, apprenticeships, or pre-apprenticeship programs. Passport to Careers includes two sub-programs:

          • Passport to College
          • Passport to Apprenticeship Opportunities

          Through Passport to College, students get a scholarship and support services from college staff. Funds can be used for tuition, fees, books, housing, transportation, and some personal expenses. 

          Passport to Apprenticeship Opportunities supports people in registered apprenticeship or pre-apprenticeship programs. Funds can cover tuition and fees for classes, and occupational costs like work clothes and tools.


        WA State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Opportunity Grant

        • SFCC, SCC and Washington state community colleges students only
        • Only certain programs/majors are eligible
        • Based on financial need, FAFSA information used to determine eligibility

        Coming Soon for the 2021-2022 School Year! 


        Distracted Driving Scholarship

        • MUST have a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply.
        • MUST be a resident of the state of Washington.
        • This is a 1-time scholarship for $1,000.
        • MUST submit an infographic or vlog talking about or showing the dangers of driving while distracted.

        Merle Kirkley Scholarship S

        • Applicants must demonstrate that their intent is to major, or obtain a certificate in, a field related to educational facility planning and design. Fields related to educational facility design include (but are not limited to): school planning, architecture, civil/structural/mechanical/electrical engineering, product services and construction management.
        • Essay asks what you would change about the physical facilities of your high school  

        Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship S Deadline:

        • Living with a disability whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech, or other dis Ability
        • Planning to major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business or a related field (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing)
        • Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community
        • Minimum GPA 3.0
        • Require financial assistance to attend college

        Apply


        Jack Reynolds Scholarship S Deadline:

        • The primary mission of The Jack Reynolds Scholarship Fund is to encourage scholarship and sportsmanship in student athletes. We will achieve this by acknowledging exceptional student athletes who exemplify dedication, integrity, mentorship, academic achievement and fair-play.
        • This scholarship is open to student athletes graduating from a Washington state high school who plan on attending post-secondary university, college, or vocational school.

        Apply 


        Better Business Bureau Students of Integrity J S Deadline:

        • Better Business Bureau is awarding over $12,000 in scholarships through the Students of Integrity Scholarship Program
        • An essay scholarship that recognizes students who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments.
        • Open to high school juniors and seniors from Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Western Wyoming.
        • Each winning essay will receive a $2,000 scholarship to the school of their choice.

        Apply 


        The WOIS Scholarship S Deadline:

        • The WOIS Scholarship is awarded to one or more WOIS or Career Planner users each year.
        • Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $1,000 and up to three scholarships will be awarded.
        • Each WOIS or Career Planner site may nominate up to two students or clients.
        • The application requires the applicant to answer two short prompts regarding how he/she used WOIS and his/her future educational plans.
        • Funds awarded will be paid directly to the scholarship recipient after he or she has sent transcripts to WOIS from one quarter or semester of post-high school education/training/apprenticeship. The scholarship must be used within one calendar year after it is awarded. Funds may be used for any expenses related to education/training/apprenticeship.

        Contact Mrs. Dallabetta if you would like to be one of the two LHS students nominated


        PAUL R. WINEMAN SCHOLARSHIP Deadline:

        • Applicant must be a freshman male student at The University of Washington beginning in the Fall.
        • Selection will be merit-based using the criteria below.
        • An ideal applicant to this scholarship is a passionate leader that exemplifies excellence in their community and high school. By applying for this scholarship, you are not committing yourself to membership in Phi Kappa Psi or any other organization.
        • One $1000.00 scholarship, and at least four $500.00 scholarships, will be awarded in the summer, prior to the beginning to the Fall term at The University of Washington.

        Apply 


        SigEp Balanced Man Scholarship Deadline:

        • In order to apply you must be a male high school senior attending Washington State University in the Fall of 2021.
        • You do not need to be interested in Greek life or in SigEp to apply.
        • There are three (3) scholarships available: First place: $1,500, Second place: $1,000, Third place: $500

        Apply


        Brain Injury Association of Washington S Deadline:

        • You have suffered a brain injury (concussion) during high school

        • $1000 scholarship

        Apply


        Alert Magazine S Rolling Deadline Information on how to apply coming soon!

        • Essay contest on the topic of a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse
        • Minimum 2.5 GPA

Other State Scholarship Resources


theWashBoard.org

Connecting Washington students of all types with Washington scholarship providers….for FREE.Whether you'll be attending in state or out, you save time by entering your profile once and letting us find the scholarship opportunities that fit. theWashBoard.org is spam-free and will never sell your information.


College Success Foundation

The College Success Foundation has an overview of many opportunities in Washington.


Headed out of state?

  • Check if your school is on the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) list of eligible schools.

    The WUE waiver can reduce your tuition from the non-resident rate (usually double or triple the state resident rate) to just 150% of the state resident rate.

  • Next, call your school's financial aid office to ask about non-resident scholarships and how to apply
  • You may also want to visit this site