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Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program
Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing their efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. This $1,000 scholarship is open to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution. To apply, you will need to submit a 500- to 1000-word essay on the topic listed on their website http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. The application deadline is June 10, 2016.
Albertson & Davidson, LLP Offering $2,500 College Scholarship
The law firm of Albertson & Davidson, LLP understands that obtaining an education is the pathway to success for many young Americans. As attorneys, they all have earned both undergraduate degrees as well as successfully completed a rigorous three-year Juris Doctorate before being even eligible to sit for the California Bar Exam. Through these experiences, they have come to understand the often significant financial burdens associated with obtaining an education beyond high school, which is why they are pleased to announce that they will be awarding $2,500 college scholarship to the winner of our newly created essay contest. By creating this award, they hope to help the next generation of students realize their educational and professional goals.
The Albertson & Davidson, LLP College Scholarship is open to individuals who are currently attending or are planning on attending an accredited United States college or university during the fall 2016 semester. In order to participate in the essay contests, applicants must submit a 500-word essay answering the question posed on their website. For the essay topic, please visit http://www.aldavlaw.com/scholarship/. The application deadline is August 24, 2016.
Alfred G. and Elma M. Milotte Scholarship Trust Fund
Bank of America is Trustee for the Alfred G. and Elma M. Milotte Scholarship Trust Fund. It has been established for the purpose of awarding tuition scholarship awards to students who are interested in pursuing a course of study in natural history and the arts with particular interest in portraying the wilderness area in a manner to benefit the citizens of our country currently and in the future. The applicant should portray thorough photography, evidence in their interest in natural history, environmental studies, or animal behavior. Other forms of artistic expression, such as drawings or written work, which illustrates this evidence, will also be considered. More information can be found on the website at www.milotte.org. Applications can be printed directly from this website. Deadline for the application is March 31, annually.
Allied Van Lines Scholarship 2016
Allied Van Lines, one of the leading moving companies in America, is excited to offer a 2016 scholarship program aimed at students whose area of study focuses on logistics and moving-related fields. They are committed to growing their industry and supporting the brightest students in logistics and moving.
To apply, you will need to submit a brief essay of between 400 and 800 words, detailing why a career in logistics/supply chain management is your college major of choice. A personalized tone, referencing sincere firsthand experience and sentiment, is best. They want to know why you truly believe in logistics as the best career path for you! To apply, please visit https://www.allied.com/scholarship. The application deadline is April 15, 2016.
This is the prestigious "Rotary" organization scholarship for students who can speak another language and want to study abroad in the "host" country of that language. Award amounts are from $10,000 to $23,000 for a three-month to full-year of study abroad. You should have completed at least two years of college work. Additional information may be obtained by visiting:
American Society of Women Accountants Seattle Chapter
This scholarship is for part-time of full-time students, pursuing either an associate of applied science, bachelor's, or master's degree in accounting or an equivalent designated post-baccalaureate certificate of accounting at an accredited community college, college, university, or professional school of accounting located in Washington state. Student must have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours within four weeks of the application deadline and also maintained a minimum grade point average of 2.05 overall and 3.0 in accounting. The annual amounts awarded each year range from $1,000-$5,000 per student. For more details and to view the scholarship applications, visit the website: www.aswaseattle.org. Applications must be received by May 15, annually.
American Welding Society Scholarships
The American Welding Society is now accepting applications for their vast array of scholarship opportunities. The AWS offers more scholarships than can easily be listed. The list and the applications can be downloaded from www.aws.org. Application deadlines vary by type of scholarship.
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This scholarship is 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. The scholarship is $1,000 and the applicant will need to write an essay of less than 1,000 words on the topic listed at their website http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm. Application deadline is May 23, 2016.
BIAW Education Program Scholarship
The Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) is proud to announce the BIAW Education Program Scholarship is available to assist and encourage workforce training in the construction industry. To apply you must complete the application on their website, submit three letters of recommendation, unofficial transcript, 250 or more word essay on your career goals, and have support from a BIAW local homebuilder association in your area.
To print the application, review the evaluation criteria, or for a listing of BIAW local builders in your area please visit http://www.biaw.com/documents/education/scholarship_app_fillable_16.pdf. The application must be postmarked by May 6, 2016.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Scholarship
Students must be high school seniors, GED recipients, or incoming college freshman. The foundation's goal is to reduce financial barriers for African-American, Hispanic American, American Indian/Alaska Native and Asian Pacific Islander American students with high academic and leadership promise who have a significant financial need. To obtain information go to www.gmsp.org.
The BigSun organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. An annual scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. 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. To apply for this $500 scholarship, visit their website http://www.bigsunathletics.com for more information. Deadline is June 20, annually.
BrickHouse Security $10,000 College Scholarship
Working closely with law enforcement personnel for years, the BrickHouse Security team has come to understand and appreciate not only the value of service, but also how the personal sacrifice of men and women in uniform affects their entire family. As a way of giving back they are offering a $10,000 scholarship to be dispersed among up to three qualified applicants.
The funds granted can be used for your child's education, your education, or your spouse's college education. Applicants must be a high school graduate or current college student, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, and complete a 250-500 word essay. The topic is "Describe how your service and injury have impacted your outlook on higher education."
The Scholarship will be held twice yearly. Applications for this cycle will be accepted through April 1st. At which point a winner will be chosen, announced, and we will also begin accepting applications for the next cycle which will run until September 1st. Please visit http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/category/company+info/scholarship.do for more information.
BulkOfficeSupply.com offers more than school supplies, they are also there to help students pursue their goals. They have implemented a program to help students express their educational goals and future plans. Bulk Office Supply wants to help students throughout the U.S.A. have an opportunity to get a scholarship.
If you have an interest in art, teaching or owning your own business you are eligible to apply for our scholarship program. The program is open to all high school students as well as college freshmen and sophomores.
To apply for this $1,000 scholarship you will need to write a 500 word essay on the questions listed on their site. To apply please visit http://www.bulkofficesupply.com/scholarships-in-new-york. The application deadline is February 1, annually.
Caring.com Student-Caregiver Annual Scholarship
Are you caring for an adult relative while enrolled in a U.S. college or university? When you're living with your aging loved one, managing their finances because they no longer can, taking them to doctor’s appointments, Caring.com knows that caregiving can be both difficult and rewarding. As America’s leading senior care resource for family caregivers, they know that juggling the responsibilities of caregiving and student life is a unique challenge.
Caring.com is offering three $1,500 scholarships to university students attending an accredited U.S. college or university who care for aging relatives. Submit your story though a 1,500-word essay or 2-minute video telling us about your journey. For the list of topics, please visit https://www.caring.com/scholarship. The application deadline is May 31, 2016.
The Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success
Clubs of America is proud to offer the "Clubs of America Scholarship Award" for students pursuing their career aspirations. This $1,000 annual scholarship will help students consider their aspirations as well as ease the burden of the costs of higher education.
An eligible applicant must have a 3.0 GPA and write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about their career aspirations and how their current course load will help them achieve success in their careers. For more information, please visit http://www.greatclubs.com/scholarship-award-for-career-success.asp. The application deadline is August 31, annually.
College Bound Scholarship
The College Bound Scholarship offers the promise of tuition and books to qualifying 7th, 8th, or 9th graders in Washington. This scholarship covers the amount of tuition (at public college rates) not covered by other state financial aid, plus $500 for books. It can be used at any public two- or four-year, and many of the private universities, colleges, or career schools in Washington. To be eligible, your family income must meet requirements. Foster youth are automatically eligible to apply. Students must submit an application, graduate from a Washington state high school, maintain a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.0, be a good citizen and stay crime free, apply for admission to an eligible college in Washington, complete a FAFSA, meet the income requirements, and be a resident of Washington. For information and applications, visit www.hecb.wa.gov/collegebound, call 1-888-535-0747, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
College Funding Strategies for Students with Disabilities
If you are a student or a perspective student with one of the following: hearing loss/deafness, visual impairment, any mobility impairments, health impairments, or learning impairments, please visit www.washington.edu/doit/brochures/academics/financial-aid.html for scholarship information and other funding strategies.
Columbia Basin College Foundation Scholarship
The Columbia Basin College Foundation awards scholarships to deserving students each year. Any student planning to attend CBC next year is eligible to apply. Applications can be found in the Hawk Central office or downloaded online by going to www.columbiabasin.edu/foundation. Applications are due February 21 for the following school year. If February 21 falls on a holiday or weekend, the deadline will be the following working day. For more information, please contact the Foundation.
Computer Science and Computer Engineering Academic Scholarship
One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Areas of study that will be considered include computer science, computer engineering, computer information systems, software engineering, database management, computer networking, computer programming, and information technology management. Applications can be found at the Education Portal website http://education-portal.com/pages/Computer_Science_Academic_Scholarship.html. The application is due April 1 annually.
Con Agra Scholarship
Applications are now available for the Con Agra Scholarship for employees of the Pasco plant and their dependents. This scholarship is open to apply for until all funds have been awarded. To see if you qualify to apply, please contact Erika Davis at email@example.com. The application for the 2016-17 year is now available. The deadline is June 15, 2016.
County Office Scholarship
CountyOffice.org supports local communities by making it easier to find the contact information, hours, locations, and phone numbers of county government offices in the United States. Its organization plans to better the lives of people living in our communities by offering an annual scholarship. To apply, you must write a 500- 1500-word essay for the following prompt: " Describe how one of the local government offices (or type of office) listed on its website has improved your own life and/or the lives of people around you". You will need to submit your essay electronically on their site http://www.countyoffice.org/. The submission deadline is April 30, 2016.
The CourseMinded Online Course Scholarship
The CourseMinded Online Course Scholarship is a highly competitive award for those interested in online teaching & online learning. It's available for high school and college undergraduate students who are passionate about online learning. Students applying must list the online courses they've taught, have taken, or intend on taking, as well as why they’re interested in online learning and what they think the future of online courses will look like. The website can be about any topic the student is passionate about.
This scholarship is for $1,000 and will be award in June 2016. To apply, please visit http://www.courseminded.com/#/scholarship/1/. The submission deadline is June 15, 2016.
Edna Myers Scholarship for Women Chapter FK, P.E.O
The Edna Myers scholarship is offered by the PEO Chapter FK in Richland for local women who demonstrate financial need and who are attending Columbia Basin College or Washington State University Tri-Cities. It provides a helping hand to women who are returning to school to continue their education, sometimes at great odds. This scholarship is meant for women returning to school after taking a break in their education. This scholarship is not applicable to high school seniors entering college in the fall. The amount of the award ranges between $750 and $1,000. The application can be downloaded from http://www.columbiabasin.edu/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4089. The application deadline is the first Friday of the first full week of May.
Ehline American Military Vets $500 Scholarship Fund
At Ehline Law Firm, they believe that it is of the utmost importance to reward drive and dedication in law students and promote the meritocratic ideology that hard work and commitment results in a myriad of benefits and ultimate success. They feel that the motivation, honor, and discipline learned in the military translates seamlessly to the law profession, and as a result, we are offering a $500 Military Veteran’s Law Scholarship.
Eligible applicants must be enrolled in an accredited Law Office Study Program, or Law School, such as a judge’s chambers, law school, or other university in the several states. They must either provide proof of a 3.0 or higher GPA, or proof of continuous law office study up until the time of the receipt of the award. All applications for the military scholarship must include a copy of your DD-214 with proof of an honorable discharge and a 500- or more word essay about why military vets can make a difference in improving the image of the practice of law. To download the application, please visit http://losangeles.ehlinelaw.com/vets-scholarship-fund/. The submission deadline is October 1, 2016.
Elk National Foundation Scholarships
ENF Legacy Awards are available only to children and grandchildren of Elks who have been members in good standing for at least two years. For more information see http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy.cfm. Additional scholarship information available at http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/ourscholarships.cfm.
Excel University Scholarship
Excel University is pleased to offer the following scholarships to outstanding accounting students. The award is for $500 to use during the 2016-2017 academic year. The scholarship is for currently enrolled college students with a declared accounting major or emphasis in accounting. An eligible applicant must also be a U.S. resident or hold a valid student visa.
To apply, you will need to submit a resume including work experience, extracurricular activities, and honors or awards. You will also need a letter of recommendation from an accounting professor that includes the professor’s full contact information for verification of enrollment in accounting courses. Your application will also need to contain an unofficial transcript and a one-page essay on the topic of: “Interesting Ways You’ve Used Microsoft Excel”. To apply, please visit http://www.excel-university.com/scholarship. The application deadline is June 30, 2016.
Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
Scholarships are available to dependent children or spouses of persons who were killed or are permanently disabled as a direct result of the terrorist attacks in the U.S. on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Applicants may be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States. Scholarships will be offered to applicants who demonstrate financial need. For more information contact:
Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
505 Riverview Rd PO Box 297
St. Peter MN 56082
Far West Agribusiness Association Scholarship
The Far West Agribusiness Association is accepting applications for its 2012 scholarship program. The FWAA scholarship program has been designed to provide outstanding high school and collegiate undergraduate students with a chance to pursue their educational goals in college. There will be two separate selection pools: one for graduating high school seniors and one for current college students. Scholarships are one year in length and will be awarded in $250 increments, not to exceed $1,000 per student. Any full-time student from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, or Nevada may apply. Applications and instructions for applying are available on their website www.fwaa.org. Click on the scholarships tab on the left column of the website. Deadline for applications is February 28, annually.
Frontier Internet Technology Scholarship
Frontierbundles.com wants to help out one lucky student with a little extra cash. This scholarship is $1,000 for tuition. Applicants will write an essay on the following topic: What app or internet technology has most improved your life as a student? To apply online please visit their website at www.frontierbundles.com/scholarship. Application deadline varies per college semester.
Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC Offering $1,200 College Scholarship
The military trial lawyers of Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC believe that a quality education is one of the most valuable assets for young students today. For this reason, they are pleased to announce that their firm is offering a $1,200.00 college scholarship to the winner of an essay competition. All students who plan on pursuing a course of study at a college or university for the school year of 2015-2016 are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity.
To apply you must be enrolled full-time by fall 2016, be 18 years of age or have parent’s permission, and submit a 500-1000 word essay. For a complete list of rules and to see the current essay topic, please visit http://militarytriallawyers.com/college-scholarship/. The application must be submitted by July 17, 2016.
Gay/Lesbian Adoptive/Foster Parent Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to promote understanding and acceptance. To be eligible to apply your adoptive or foster parent must be gay or lesbian and you must be at least 18 years of age. To apply, write 500-650 words supporting this prompt, "My adoptive/foster parent is gay/lesbian and I wouldn't change it." You must be enrolled in at least six credits/units in a college or university and must be able to provide government issued proof of identity and school enrollment. To read more, please visit http://www.childsupportlawyerla.com/adoptive-foster-parent-gay-lesbian. The submission deadline is September 30, 2016.
Hackard Law Scholarship
Trust & estate litigation attorney Michael Hackard of Hackard Law, a Northern California law firm, is devoted to protecting the interests of the elderly and their families in estate, trust, and probate law. Promoting education on elder issues goes hand-in-hand with renewed respect for our elders. With that goal in mind, Hackard Law is honored to provide a one-time, non-renewable scholarship of $2,500 to one college student who wins the Hackard Law 2016 Scholarship Essay Contest.
To be eligible you must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 18 years of age at the time the scholarship is awarded, be enrolled in a U.S. college or university at the time of the award, and in good academic standings with your institution. To apply you must write a 500-word essay on the topic listed on their site. Make sure to carefully read the formatting rules of your essay. To apply, please visit http://www.hackardlaw.com/Academic-Scholarship.shtml. The application deadline is August 16, 2016.
Healthcare Scholarship Program 2016
Medicalassistantdegrees.net is excited to offer a $500 scholarship to help with the costs of your medical assistant training for one lucky student. Applicants must write and submit an essay in English of between 750 and 1,000 words on the topic “Why I Want to Pursue a Career in the Healthcare Field”. The applicant must also be 18 years of age at the time of the disbursement of the award, be a U.S. citizen, and be enrolled in full-time courses at the time the scholarship is awarded. To apply, please visit https://www.medicalassistantdegrees.net/scholarship/. The application deadline is June 30, 2016.
Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship Fund
Hearthstone Housing Foundation's Scholarship Fund was created to develop and empower new generations to achieve their educational endeavors. Awards range from $500-$5,000. Many students struggle to obtain a college degree due to the rising costs of education in this country. Hearthstone Housing Foundation reaches out to the communities they serve and offers scholarships for their residents, as well as others in the local community who may not be able to afford higher education.
To be eligible you must demonstrate financial need, be between 16-25 years of age, reside at a Hearthstone Housing Foundation property, maintain a 3.0 GPA for current high school students or a 2.75 GPA for current college students, and you must also be available for a phone interview in May. An eligible applicant must attend high school, college/university, graduate school, trade school, professional/leadership training, internship, OR enroll in a college test-taking preparation course, leadership conference, or other academic enriching activity during the 2016-2017 academic year. There are three different applications with individual instructions based on your grade level. Please read the instructions carefully to make sure you are using the correct application. To read a full list of rules or to apply, visit http://www.hearthstonehousing.org/#!scholarship/c1x43. The application deadline is March 31, 2016.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
HSF offers different scholarships to Hispanic American students enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at a U.S. accredited Title IV institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage, be a U.S. citizen or a legal resident, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and must have applied for federal financial aid. For a full listing of the different scholarships available through this organization please log onto http://www.hispanicfund.org/.
Horse Heaven Wine Growers Scholarship
The Horse Heaven Wine Growers are pleased to be able to offer a $1,500 scholarship to a student pursuing studies in Viticulture and or Enology. The scholarship is open to high school graduates planning to enroll in a Washington state college or university or in the WSU two year Vit/Enol Certification Program; current students planning to study in viticulture and enology and/or areas pertinent to the wine industry; and be a resident from Benton, Yakima, Klickitat counties. Applications along with additional eligibility criteria are available online at http://washingtonwinefoundation.org/scholarships/. Applications must be postmarked by November 30, annually.
inSegment Scholarship Program
InSegment is an innovative, full-service digital marketing agency. They are looking to find gifted people from the younger generation to inspire the digital marketing industry. You must be enrolled in high school, college, or a university in the U.S.; be a least 16 years of age; be in good academic standings; and have at least a 3.0 GPA. To apply, you will need to write a personal statement, write an essay on the topic on their site, and submit your current resume. To learn more, please visit http://www.insegment.com/scholarship/. The submission deadline is June 3, 2016.
John Foy & Associates “Strong Arm” Leukemia Scholarship
John Foy & Associates is known as the “Strong Arm of Georgia”. They know that not every battle is fought in the courtroom. Fighting a disease requires more than a legal “Strong Arm”, it requires a dedicated team of medical staff, loved ones and countless more. Fighting leukemia requires determination, drive, and diligence in both the patient and the patient’s loved ones. Often, the battle is a solitary one, isolating the patient and family.
To be eligible to apply for this $1,000 scholarship you or loved one must have been affected by leukemia, and you must be enrolled as an undergraduate at an accredited institution in the U.S. You will find three different topics listed at to choose from. To apply, please visit https://www.johnfoy.com/strong-arm-leukemia-scholarship/. The submission deadline is June 15, 2016.
Karman Healthcare Mobility Disability Scholarship
This scholarship will apply to students this year who have a mobility disability, excelled academically and those who have a regard for disability awareness in America. All academic applicants who meet the criteria are welcome to submit their application to this year’s Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited institution, be 16 or older, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and be a student with a mobility disability who uses a wheelchair or other mobility devices on a regular basis. To read more about this scholarship or to apply, please visit http://www.karmanhealthcare.com/scholarships/. The application deadline is September 1, 2016.
Killingsworth Environmental $1,000 Scholarship
Killingsworth Environmental is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled college student. This scholarship is to be used throughout the 2016-17 academic year and requires full-time enrollment. To apply, you must write an essay on the topic on their site, http://www.thebiggreenk.com/scholarship/index.html. The submission deadline is February 15, 2016.
Kittitas County Cattle Women Memorial Fund Scholarship
The Kittitas County Cattle Women Memorial Fund Scholarship for $500 is available to a female Kittitas County High School graduate who is enrolled full time at a community college or university in Washington state. Applicant must be a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate level with a major or minor in an ag-related field. Applications can be found online at http://www.washingtoncattlemen.org/scholarships/. Applications must be postmarked by September 30, annually.
Landscape Architecture Foundation
LAF is now accepting scholarship applications. Eligible candidates are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Additional requirements vary by scholarship/fellowship. Please visit https://lafoundation.org/scholarship/scholarships-and-fellowships/ for a full list of available scholarships. Deadlines vary per scholarship.
Leadership 1000 Scholarship
The Leadership 1000 Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by individuals, foundations, or businesses to provide college scholarships to students who will be attending an eligible four-year college or university in Washington state. A Leadership 1000 Scholarship can be customized around a general set of requirements requested by the donor. Scholarships awarded will range from $2,500 to $5,000. This scholarship is renewable. For a full-list of eligibility requirements or to apply, please visit https://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/scholarships/l1000/eligibility?srctid=1&erid=1039286&trid=c05d6225-683f-4cc9-b908-9bee925a92cd. The application deadline is February 24, 2016.
LeafFilter Racing/Blake Koch Undergraduate Scholarship
NASCAR driver, Blake Koch and the rest of the team at LeafFilter Racing are pleased to announce their first ever college scholarship. Students who will be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the fall of 2016 are highly encouraged to write an original essay and apply. The winner will receive $500 to use towards books or tuition.
An eligible applicant must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program for the 2016-2017 school year. To apply you must write a 350-500 word essay describing your passion and how it relates to your chosen major. Only original content will be considered. To apply, please visit
http://www.leaffilterracing.com/scholarship/. The submission deadline is June 6, 2016.
Lendedu is excited to offer a scholarship this fall. The Lendedu Scholarship is a $1,000 award that can be used to cover any and all costs related to your education including tuition, textbooks, room and board, and even living expenses. The Lendedu Scholarship will be awarded to two students this spring.
To apply, you must be a current high school senior or a full-time college student, a U.S. resident, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. You will also need to need to write a 750-word essay based on the topic listed on their site. For a full list of rules or to apply, please visit https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application/. The submission deadline is April 15, 2016.
Lighting55 is awarding a need-based scholarship of $1,250 to a college student. They at Lighting55 understand that financing your education can be difficult. As a result, they would like to help. An applicant must be at least 16 years of age and he or she must answer four personal, open-ended, and thought-provoking questions. The students whose responses are the most persuasive, compelling, and well-written, as judged by our executive management team will be considered finalists. To apply, please visit http://www.lighting55.com/scholarship-apply/. The submission deadline is April 15, 2016.
Logistics & Supply Chain Scholarships
The Grimes Companies are pleased to announce that they are offering two (2) $750 college scholarships this spring 2016. They offer their new Logistics & Supply Chain Scholarship program in an effort to encourage more college students to pursue meaningful and rewarding careers in the transportation and logistics industry.
At this time, the scholarship is open only to students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate level degree program at a college or university located within the United States. An eligible applicant must be a U.S. resident, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, not be an employee or related to an employee of the Grimes Companies, and be majoring in a supply chain management degree program. To apply, you must write an in-depth essay on the subject on their page, http://www.grimescompanies.com/scholarships. The application deadline is June 15, 2016.
Los Angeles Attorney Diabetes Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is intended to support one hard working, high achieving college student who lives with diabetes. To be eligible to apply you must have been diagnosed with diabetes of any type. You need to have been accepted or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the U.S., and have at least a 3.0 GPA. You will need to write a 500-1000- word essay on one of the three topics listed on their website and submit an official copy of your transcript. To see the essay topics or to apply, please visit https://www.losangelesduiattorney.com/los-angeles-dui-attorney-diabetes-scholarship/. The application deadline is June 15, 2016.
Lourdes Health Care Scholarship
Lourdes Health Network will be awarding seven scholarships to area students for the 2016-2017 academic year. Qualified students will be eligible for the one of six $1,500 healthcare scholarships or the Sandbank-Stanke Memorial Scholarship ($500) for nursing students.
To be considered for a scholarship, students must pursue undergraduate degrees in nursing or other healthcare related fields, and reside in Benton, Franklin counties or Burbank. Special consideration will be based on academic achievement, volunteerism, and financial need. The application can be found online at http://www.lourdeshealth.net/foundation/scholarships.html. The application deadline is April 29, 2016.
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Since MALDEF's founding, the civil rights organization has supported the next generation of civil rights advocates for the Latino community. MALDEF currently offers: a Scholarship Resource Guide for high school, college, and graduate students; and a Law School Scholarship Program for law students. They are pleased to offer each year a scholarship resource guide listing many different types of scholarships for which you can apply. Please visit http://www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/index.html.
Mensa Foundation Scholarship Essay Contest
The U.S. scholarship program covers all of the country and awards more than $87,000 a year. The Foundation's U.S. scholarship program relies on approximately 400 volunteers around the country with support from the Foundation's office staff. The Foundation's college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need.
The scholarship application process opens September 15 and closes January 15 each year. To determine your eligibility to apply, please visit http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships. Applications must be received by January 15, annually.
To encourage the pursuit of knowledge in medicine, nursing, public health, nutrition, and exercise science, MyHeart is offering a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for two students in post-secondary education(including medical school). MyHeart is specifically interested in providing scholarships to those with a passion for protecting America’s future generations from cardiovascular disease, although they will consider applications from students pursuing all areas of healthcare.
An eligible applicant must be interested in the study of cardiovascular health or the pursuit of a career in the healthcare industry; pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or medical degree; and be a resident of the United States. To apply, you will need to write a 500-word or less essay on one of the two topics listed on its site. The essay topics can be found by visiting http://myheart.net/scholarship/. The application deadline is February 15, 2016.
National Association of Hispanic Journalist
NAHJ offers scholarships for each school year to full-time undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in journalism in English or Spanish-language media, or both. The series of scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 have varying requirements and are open to students attending four-year and community colleges in the Unites States and Puerto Rico.
For a full list of available scholarship or read the various requirements, please visit http://nahj.org/scholarships/. The application deadline is March 15, annually.
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is a non-profit service organization (501C3) that annually offers a variety of scholarships to qualified individuals who are citizens of the United States, are attending, or plan to attend an accredited college or university within the United States. For information and complete instructions about how and where to apply, visit the NSDAR website at www.dar.org, then select "Scholarships" where a complete description of each scholarship is available, as well as the application process, and deadlines.
Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program
The Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program is awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field twice a year. A $1500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded to one student for the fall and spring semesters.
An eligible applicant must have a major declared in a science related field and be enrolled or accepted into a baccalaureate, graduate, or an associate degree program. To apply, you will need to download their application and complete a 500-word essay on how you plan to use your degree to further advance science in your field of interest. For more information please visit http://www.novusbio.com/scholarship-program.html. The application deadline is July 8, 2016.
Daughters of the American Revolution
The local Columbia River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is pleased to once again offer a scholarship in the amount of $250. The applicant must be a local student who has been accepted or is currently enrolled at CBC. They must also be a member of the local chapter of DAR, a descendent of members of Columbia River DAR, or recommended by Columbia River DAR. Preference will given to those in nursing or history fields. To apply for the Columbia River DAR scholarship, please provide a short essay as to why you choose nursing or history. You must also attach a recommendation from a CBC instructor. For more information or to submit the above listed materials for consideration, contact Nancy Gower Hulse at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 509-539-1178. Please submit materials by August.
Lourdes Health Care Scholarship
Lourdes Health Network will be awarding 7 scholarships to area students for the 2016-2017 academic year. Qualified students will be eligible for the one of six $1,500 health care scholarships or the Sandbank-Stanke Memorial Scholarship ($500) for nursing students.
To be considered for a scholarship, students must pursue undergraduate degrees in nursing or other healthcare related fields, and reside in Benton, Franklin Counties or Burbank. Special consideration will be based on academic achievement, volunteerism and financial need. The application can be found online at http://www.lourdeshealth.net/foundation/scholarships.html. The application deadline is April 29, 2016.
An eligible applicant must be interested in the study of cardiovascular health or the pursuit of a career in the healthcare industry; pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or medical degree; and be a resident of the United States. To apply you will need to write a 500 word or less essay on one of the two topics listed on their site. The essay topics can be found by visiting http://myheart.net/scholarship/. The application deadline is February 15, 2016.
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Approximately six awards for Hispanic students who are entering or enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. Additional information may be obtained by writing to:
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
1501 16th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Deadline: May 1, Annually.
OneTri $500 Student Triathlete Scholarship
Triathletes understand that reaching your goals takes commitment and passion. Being an excellent student takes these same attributes but also requires a love of learning. If you’re a student and a tri-athlete, OneTri wants to give you the chance to win $500 towards your education expenses.
All students enrolled or recently accepted to an accredited college or university are welcome to enter the One Tri Scholarship. Applicants must provide proof of their enrollment via email, preferably a picture of your current student ID or copy of your recent acceptance letter. Applying students need to send in proof that they’ve participated in a triathlon (of any length), a marathon, or a half-marathon. Acceptable forms of proof include a photo of you at the event, a photo of your registration form, or a photo of you with your race number (for example, on your swim cap or number bib). A winner will be chosen by a lottery drawing from the pool of qualified candidates. To apply, please visit https://www.onetri.com/OneTri-500-Student-Tri-Athlete-Scholarship_ep_116-1.html. The application deadline is April 1, 2016.
Online Schools Offering Laptops $2,500 Essay Competition
The scholarship award is a one-time disbursement of $2,500 to the chosen student. Why $2,500? Although most scholarships of this nature are in the $500 – $1000 dollar range, the goal is to offer more to students who genuinely need the assistance.
To apply an applicant must be currently enrolled in college or a senior in high school, be at least 18 years of age, and be a legal resident of the U.S. You will need to write a 350-word essay on the topic listed on their site. Proper grammar and correct use of punctuation required. Essays with moderate to severe grammar issues will be disqualified. To view the essay topic or to apply, please visit http://www.onlineschoolsofferinglaptops.com/scholarship/. The application deadline is February 28, 2016.
PayScale is proud to announce their first scholarship aimed at helping female students obtaining college degrees in a STEM subject. The annual $2,000 scholarship award is for one student enrolled in an associate, bachelor, or graduate level program in a science, technology, engineering, or math related major. The applicant must have accepted an offer of admission or be attending classes at an accredited college or university before the award is granted.
Applicants must complete the official application, which includes a 300-500-word essay on the selected topic and agree to terms of the Official Scholarship Award Agreement on the last section of the application. To complete the application and view the essay topic, please visit http://www.payscale.com/education/scholarship. The application deadline is February 29, 2016.
Pointe Pest Control Scholarship
Pointe Pest Control is again offering a $750 scholarship to a Washington state high school senior or college freshman. This scholarship is primarily judged on a financial need basis but does not exclude achievement standards. An eligible applicant must submit a completed application, a copy of his/her student aid report from FAFSA, a current transcript, and although not required, letters of recommendation are encouraged. To apply, please visit http://pointepest.com/washington-scholarship-application/. The application deadline is April 29, 2016.
Pride Foundation Scholarships
Pride Foundation has more than 50 different types of scholarships available, but students only need to fill out one application. Thanks to the generosity of their community, Pride Foundation is able to offer a diversity of scholarships, which encourage students of different backgrounds and educational interests to apply. Most scholarships are available for straight-ally or questioning students as well as students of LGBT parents. All promote leadership and diversity in the LGBT community. Interested individuals submit one application and the scholarship review committee will determine for which scholarship the applicant is eligible. Pride Foundation has awarded $340,000 in scholarships to students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. To assist students applying for these scholarships, Pride Foundation will hold scholarship application workshops throughout the Pacific Northwest this fall. For specific times and locations, please email email@example.com or call 800-735-7287 ext. 110. Full details on who qualifies for a scholarship are available at http://www.pridefoundation.org/scholarships/questions-answers. The application can be found at http://www.pridefoundationscholar.org/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fdefault.aspx. The deadline for applications is January 31, annually. NOTE: To confirm annual deadline, please check their website.
R&D Systems Scholarship Application Fall 2016
R&D Systems is proud to support education in science with a scholarship program established to students who are pursuing a degree in a science related field. A $1,500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded twice a year for one student in the fall semester and one student in the spring semester.
An eligible applicant must have a major declared in a science related field and be enrolled or accepted into baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree program. To apply you will need to download their application and complete a 500-word essay on how you plan to use your degree to further advance science in your field of interest. For more information please visit https://www.rndsystems.com/grants-scholarships/scholarship-application. The application deadline is July 8, 2016.
Race Entry Student Scholarship
Race Entry is an online race registration company that supports students of all disciplines who pursue self-improvement and enhanced health through race preparation and participation. Annually Race Entry is offering a $500 scholarship to the winner of our annual “Race to Inspire” essay contest. Many people have different reasons for running in a race and that is why they want to hear your inspiring story.
Participants must be able to verify enrollment for college at an accredited university inside the USA during the fall semester of the same year the essay is submitted. Whether you ran a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or marathon, write a short essay explaining what inspired you to run, what challenges you faced, and what you learned through the experience. Prepare an essay sharing your race story between 1,000 and 2,000 words in length. Send your essay to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Race to Inspire – Scholarship” in the subject line. You can read more online at https://www.raceentry.com/race-to-inspire-scholarship. The application deadline is August 15, 2016.
Respshop.com 2015 Scholarship
Respshop.com will be awarding five scholarships for the 2015-2016 year. There will be one $1,000 award and four $500 awards. The scholarships will be awarded to the students who write the most insightful essays about snoring, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, or CPAP therapy. This application is only open to college undergraduates, graduate students, and high school students who plan to attend college within the following seven months. Those who apply MUST attend school within the following year to receive any scholarship award. Applicants already in college must have a grade point average of 2.0 or better to apply. For full list of rules or to apply, please visit https://www.respshop.com/respshop_scholarship.php. The application deadline is January 31, 2016.
Ron Brown Scholarship
The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Current college students are not eligible to apply. For more information go to http://www.ronbrown.org/.
Deadline: Early January, Annually.
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The Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program
Sleeklens is proud to announce its academic scholarship program for 2016. Three winners will each receive $2000 to cover academic expenses for the 2016 academic year. Sleeklens believes individual effort and brilliance should be rewarded.
In order to apply you will need to write an essay based on the topic found on their website as well as complete the online application. To apply, please visit http://sleeklens.com/the-sleeklens-academic-scholarship/. The application deadline is March 31, 2016.
Society of Women Engineers Eastern Section AREVA Inc. Scholarship
The Eastern Washington Section of the Society of Women Engineers administers a $1,000 scholarship funded by AREVA Inc. AREVA created this scholarship to help ease the shortage of engineers. To be eligible, students need to have completed at least one year of studies in an accredited school with an intention to enter any engineering field, have satisfactorily completed a minimum of one year of full-time equivalent engineering credits at an ABET accredited school, be in a position to accept the scholarship toward undergraduate or graduate engineering studies in an accredited school in the fall following presentation of the award, and attend an engineering school in one of the following states: Washington, Oregon, or Idaho. Applications can be downloaded from http://ews.swe.org/uploads/6/0/9/6/60960501/2016_areva_swe_scholarship_application.pdf. Applications must be postmarked by February 29, 2016.
Society of Women Engineers Wanda Munn Scholarship
Each year, the SWE administers a minimum $1,000 scholarship to a nontraditional female student to help alleviate the financial burden of returning to school. Eligible applicants must be a nontraditional female student, be able to accept the scholarship toward undergraduate or graduate engineering studies in an accredited school in the fall, satisfactory completion of a minimum of two years of full-time equivalent credits at an ABET accredited school, and be residing in the northwestern United States (inclusive of WA, OR, ID, MT, and AK). Application and instructions are available online at http://swe.org under "Scholarships" and on the page under "Reentry." The application deadline is February 15, annually.
Soroptimist International of Mid-Columbia Women's Opportunity Award
This award gives women the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families (head of household), are enrolled in or have been accepted into a vocational/skills training program or undergraduate degree program, have financial need, and are motivated to achieve their educational and career goals. The award is $1,000. Applications can be found at their website http://simidcolumbia.wordpress.com. Application deadline is December 15, annually.
Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Award
This award gives women the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families (head of household), are enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program, have financial need, and are motivated to achieve their educational and career goals. The first place award is $2,000 and the second place award is $1,000. The applications can be downloaded from http://www.columbiabasin.edu/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4090. The deadline is December 15, annually.
Soroptimist Professional/Technical Award
This award will be given to two women enrolled in a professional or technical program leading to a certificate, license, or degree. The award can be used for tuition and books. The first place award is $1,500 and the second place award is $1,000. Applications can be downloaded by visiting http://www.soroptimistpascokennewick.org/live-your-dream-awards.html. The deadline for applications is January 15, annually.
SR Education Group Scholarships
SR Education Group is an organization committed to providing assistance to students pursuing higher education. They offer monthly need-based scholarships to students over the age of 16 who are interested in pursuing a degree or certificate program at an accredited institute of higher learning. They offer a Community College scholarship and a Women’s scholarship. The application or process can be found online at http://www.sreducationgroup.org/scholarships. Deadlines vary each month.
StudentScholarships.org 2016-2017 Scholarships
StudentScholarships.org is offering several different scholarships available to college students. The criteria and deadline dates for each scholarship varies. More information can be found at https://www.studentscholarships.org/2016scholarships.php.
S.W. (Bill) Preston Scholarship
This scholarship is offered by Preston Premium Wines and Preston Vineyards through the Washington Wine Industry Foundation. It is a rotating annual $3,000 scholarship awarded one year to a student enrolled or planning to enroll in the viticulture program at a Washington college or university; and the subsequent year to a student enrolled or planning to enroll in the enology program at a Washington college or university. Selection basis will include academic merit, leadership abilities, and interest in the study of viticulture or enology. The application must include a 500-word essay explaining why you should receive the scholarship, two letters of reference, and official school transcripts. Applications can be found online at http://washingtonwinefoundation.org/scholarships/.
The Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) program provides scholarships to childcare center providers and family childcare providers who want to study early childhood education. Any childcare provider employed full-time (30 hours or more per week) in a licensed childcare center or licensed family care provider; or any school-age provider working in a licensed facility 15 to 29 hours per week: is eligible. For more information about the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program call toll-free 1-866-30TEACH or (253) 383-2746 or E-mail TEACH@childcarenet.org. A limited number of scholarships are awarded every quarter.
Tri-City Construction Council
The Tri-City Construction Council is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a deserving student for the 2016-2017 academic year. To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or vocational school, and the applicant or applicant’s parents must be an owner or employee of a company that is a full dues paying member in good standing with the Tri-City Construction Council. Applications can be downloaded by visiting http://tricityplancenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Scholarship-2016.pdf. The application deadline is March 31, 2016.
Thumbtack School-To-Skills Scholarship
Thumbtack is building the world’s largest local services marketplace. They are an online marketplace that connects people with experienced local professionals to help them accomplish more than 5 million projects each year. They are offering a $5,000 scholarship to individuals enrolling in or continuing to pursue education opportunities that enable them to:
• Develop skills relevant to running a small service business
• Master a trade that is currently offered on Thumbtack
• Or improve and expand their knowledge of entrepreneurship
To apply, you must be at least 18, a U.S. resident, be currently enrolled or will be enrolled full-time for the 2016-17 year, and be pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your communities to learn a new trade, develop skills, or start a small business. You will need to submit an application that answers the questions found on their site at https://www.thumbtack.com/scholarship. The application deadline is January 31, 2016.
University of Washington Do-It
College Funding Strategies for Students with Disabilities. Visit this website for lists of scholarships: http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Academics/financial-aid.html.
UnstressYourself.com Scholarship Program
The UnstressYourself.com Research Leadership Scholarship Program was created in hopes that it may encourage students in various health fields to work toward a future in which stress and its related problems can be controlled. Three winners will be chosen, based on quality of submitted essay. Highest award is $1,000. Two additional winners will be given $500 each.
To apply you must write an 800-1400- word essay about managing stress. To read the full essay subject requirements or to submit your essay, visit http://www.unstressyourself.com/scholarship/. The application deadline is July 31, 2016.
Veterans United Foundation Scholarships
The Veterans United Foundation scholarships are awarded ongoing, and as of October, new scholarship applications are now being accepted. They are now offering ten $1,000 scholarships each year. Check out their website http://www.enhancelives.com/scholarships for scholarship opportunities. Eligible applicants will be current and prospective ROTC program students, active-duty military personnel with plans to attend college, honorably discharged Veterans of the U.S. military, and sons and daughters of veterans or active-duty military. Please check the website for the new essay prompt.
Viking Mergers’ Entrepreneur Endorsement Scholarship
Viking Merger & Acquisitions understands the importance of small and local businesses. They are excited to see the new ideas of the future entrepreneurs, but they know starting a business can be financially straining. Tack on the cost of education, and the financial burden grows even further. Viking wants to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and foster small business growth in America. That’s why they’ve created the Entrepreneur Endorsement Scholarship.
Those applying need to be able to demonstrate an interest in entrepreneurship. Demonstration can include majoring in business, currently operating a side business while in college, being involved in a family business, or being involved in an activity that will support your business/career goals of entrepreneurship. As part of the application process, you’ll need to explain how your major, business, or extracurricular activities express your interest in entrepreneurship.
For a full list of rules or to apply, please visit http://www.vikingmergers.com/scholarships/. The scholarship award is for $1,000. The application deadline is May 1, 2016.
Vista Hermosa Foundation Scholarships
The Vista Hermosa Foundation Scholarship program offers financial support and encouragement to low-income and first-generation college students who might otherwise not be able to continue their education and pursue their dreams for the future. There are three types of scholarships available to students pursuing vocational, technical, community college or 4-year university degrees. The committee reviews application two times per year. For more information please visit www.firstfruits.com/scholarships.html.
Waechter Medical-Legal Scholarship
Jason Waechter loves both the medical profession and the legal profession. He believes the best of each field have something in common—they solve problems in creative and original ways. That is why his firm is offering one $1,000 scholarship awarded to a student of some kind of legal college, university or program; AND one $1,000 scholarship awarded to a student of some kind of medical college, university, or program.
This is open to any student of any kind of legal or medical college, university, or program and has no GPA requirement. An applicant must provide their contact information, background information, and submit an original word essay on one of the topics listed on their site. For a full list of rules or to apply, please visit http://www.birthlaw.com/34.html. The application deadline is September 1, 2016.
Walter J. Clore Scholarship
The Walter J. Clore Scholarship was established in 1997 by the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers in honor of Dr. Clore's grape research and lifetime achievements in the field of viticulture and enology. During the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, while a researcher at the Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, Dr. Clore worked with the pioneer grape growers in the state of Washington to foster the rebirth of the wine industry. The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers, through the Washington Wine Industry Foundation, is offering $500 - $2,000 scholarships(s) to be awarded to student(s) interested in the studies of viticulture and/or enology. For specific guidelines and applications logon to http://washingtonwinefoundation.org/scholarships/.
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Washington State Employees Credit Union Scholarship
Washington State Employees Credit Union is pleased to offer financial assistance to students pursuing a higher education. The WSECU scholarship is available for students who are pursuing a two-year, four-year, or graduate degree full-time in the fall of that year. Twenty scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to recipients attending a four-year or graduate school and seven scholarships of $1,000 each to students studying at a two-year or vocational school. Applicants must be WSECU members, must attend school full-time, and the degree sought must be the first of its type (first bachelor's, first master's). Scholarship applications will be available in early January online at www.wsecu.org. Applications must be postmarked on or before March 5, annually. NOTE: This scholarship is offered annually, however dates may vary. Please check their website for current open and close dates.
Washington State Governors’ Scholarship
The Washington State Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth is a scholarship program that helps young men and women who are currently in an open dependency court order in Washington state, or an open dependency tribal court order, continue their education and earn a college degree. Eligible students must meet specific criteria. The program is supported by Governor Jay Inslee, The Honorable Chris Gregoire (former Governor), The Honorable Gary Locke (former Governor), and other former governors of Washington state. Selected students can access the annual scholarship for up to five years to complete their undergraduate study. Students must be enrolled full-time and maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to renew the scholarship each year. For a full list of required criteria, please visit https://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/scholarships/governors/eligibility?srctid=1&erid=1039286&trid=c05d6225-683f-4cc9-b908-9bee925a92cd. The application deadline is February 29, 2016.
Washington Women In Need Grants
WWIN is a community-supported non-profit organization that provides funding for education and healthcare for women in need in Washington state. The WWIN Education Grant provides assistance for tuition and books at accredited institutions in the state of Washington. The WWIN grant is the last funding source applied to tuition and book expenses, after all federal and private grants and scholarships. This means that women will only be eligible for WWIN funding if other grants and scholarships received do not fully cover costs of tuition and books. The WWIN Education Grant funds up to $5,000 over one year for low income women throughout the state of Washington and applicants are selected based on financial criteria, a balanced distribution among the schools, and the order in which the application was received. In order to apply, women must be enrolled in the school of their choice and have completed the federal financial aid (FAFSA) form. WWIN can fund any level of degree or vocational certification through a bachelor’s degree. In order to receive funding, students must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average and be eligible for in-state tuition at accredited institutions. Education Assistance grant applications will be available on their website at http://www.wwin.org/. Check their website for quarterly application dates.
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income 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 must meet additional eligibility criteria. For a full list of all eligibility requirements as well as to apply, please visit https://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/new-applicants/overview?srctid=1&erid=1038422&trid=923c1657-3d35-4fb1-9e78-9b97a46c3d75. The application for 2016-17 must be submitted online by February 29, 2016, and students' transcripts must be postmarked by March 7, 2016.
WyzAnt College Scholarships
WyzAnt is pleased to again offer their annual college scholarship contest that features $10,000 in total awards. WyZant is asking students to write a short essay about who has inspired them most. Students will be able to solicit votes from friends and family to reach the finals and then their nationwide network of 40,000 tutors will vote for the winners. To apply, please visit http://www.wyzant.com/scholarships/. Essays must be submitted by May 1, 2016.
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