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Washington State Scholarships

Washington State Scholarships

These opportunities are for WA state students

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WA NASA Space Grant    Deadline: January 13, 2022

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

Lambeth Family Scholarship  Deadline:  Jan. 17th

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

WA State Fair Foundation  Deadline: January 31, 2023

Multiple Scholarship Opportunities!

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

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation  Deadline:  Feb. 1, 2023

Multiple Scholarship Opportunities!

  • Over 200 Washington state scholarships awarded each year with varying requirements
  • $5.00 processing fee per scholarship

WAEOP Past Presidents Scholarship  Deadline:  Feb. 1, 2023

  • Ten $1500 scholarships
  • WA state students wishing to pursue a higher education at either a two or four-year college
  • Official Transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • One-page essay on "Why I am Applying for the WAEOP Past Presidents Scholarship"

Washington State Employees Credit Union  Deadline: Feb. 13, 2023

Students with a bank account at WSECU or who open one.

    • Last year, WSECU awarded 38 scholarships to WA state students
    • $2,000 awards for two-year college/vocational school
    • $3,000 awards for four-year undergraduate and graduate program

    WA State Opportunity Baccalaureate Scholarship   Deadline:  Feb. 28, 2023

    • 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 

WA School Retirees Association Scholarships   Deadline: March 1, 2023

  • 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.


Cancer Unwrapped F So J S  Deadline: March 3, 2023wrench

  • 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, 2023

  • $2500 awards for WA state students bound for a two/four-year college or accredited trade school.
  • 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, extracurricular achievements--both scholastically and in their community--and financial need.

wrenchWIAA Smart Choices Scholarship  Deadline: March 15, 2023

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.


WWIN (WA Women in Need) Star Scholarship  Deadline: April 13, 2023

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 21, 2023

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.


  

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  •   wrenchWA Opportunity Career & Technical Scholarship    Opens in Spring 2023!

    • 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. 

  • Assoc of Computer Professionals in Education  Deadline:

    • 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.   

     

    wrenchAtsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Vocational and Trade Scholarship  

                  Deadline: 

    • 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     

    Women at Microsoft Scholarship   Deadline:

    • 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: 

    • 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:

      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.

      Pride Foundation Scholarships  

      The Pride Foundation Scholarship program supports LGBTQ+ students who are leaders—in their own lives, in their families, in their home communities, in their fields of study, in their workplaces, or in our movements for justice. Applicants must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but may study elsewhere.  

      We prioritize moving resources to LGBTQ+ students who need it most, so we especially focus our funding on those LGBTQ+ student leaders who have some or all of the following experiences and qualities: 

      • Demonstrate a commitment to advancing justice and the well-being of their communities, past, present, and future 
      • Have experienced family rejection and/or haven’t been able to access a larger community support system
      • Face systemic barriers to educational access, and have been impacted by systemic discrimination and oppression. Specifically:
        • Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color
        • Trans, non-binary, gender diverse, gender non-conforming, and Two Spirit people
        • Immigrants 
        • Disabled people/People with Disabilities, including people living with chronic illness, HIV, neurodivergence, and mental health challenges
        • People over 25, as non-traditionally aged students
        • People living rurally
        • People who have experienced or are experiencing housing instability or houselessness
        • People who have experienced or are experiencing poverty
        • Demonstrate financial need and don’t have access to familial or other financial supports 

      Washington Masonics Scholarship   Deadline:

      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


        

      wrenchPointe Pest Control "Pay it Forward" Scholarship  Deadline: 

      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:

      • 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: 

      • 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 

       


      BIAW (Building Industry of WA State) Scholarship  Deadline: 

       

        • 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: 

        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: 

        • 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: 

        •  You have suffered a brain injury (concussion) during high school
        • $1000 scholarship


  • Dave Henderson Scholarship    Deadline:  September 30, 2022

    This scholarship was established to recognize outstanding high school seniors that exemplify the high standards and commitment to the community that Dave Henderson, former major league baseball player, believed in.  

    • WA state seniors
    • $5000 Award
    • GPA 2.5 and above
    • 250 – 300 word double spaced essay on: “How does continuing your education make you smile every day?”



    • 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

       

      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

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College Success Foundation

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


Headed out of state?

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