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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.
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.
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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.
Bettering Women Scholarship, Chapter BW, PEO
For Women in the greater Tri-City area attending either CBC or WSU Tri-Cities. Scholarship may be awarded based on any of the following criteria: Women who are returning to school to support self and/or family; those who may have had a break in their education; community and/or school service; financial need; GPA; leadership; and/ or strength of personal statement or recommendation letter. By applying for this scholarship, you may be eligible for a several others. To apply, please visit https://www.columbiabasin.edu/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=6272. The application deadline is September 30 each year.
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.
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.
Business Plan Scholarship For Students With Disabilities
If you have written a business plan for a competition, class, or to further your own entrepreneurial ventures, then you are invited to apply for this scholarship. FitSmallBusiness.com is interested in finding out what you learned from writing a business plan. Instead of providing them with a business plan, to apply for the scholarship submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay on “What I learned from writing a business plan”. Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited American College, University, or Trade School with a documented disability may apply for the scholarship. The scholarship is open to students with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental and psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other disabling conditions. For more information, please visit http://fitsmallbusiness.com/learn-how-to-write-a-business-plan/. The application deadline is April 1st and November 1st, annually.
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.
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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 for the 2020-21 for the Con Agra Scholarship for employees of the Pasco plant and their dependents are now being accepted. This scholarship is open to apply for until all funds have been awarded. To see if you qualify to apply, please contact Erika Carr at email@example.com. The priority deadline is June 15, annually.
At Emergency Dentists USA, they understand the value of a strong education. That is why in 2016, for the first time, they’re going to be offering an annual $1,000 dental themed scholarship and 2nd place of $500 to students of all majors, college or high school. To apply for this scholarship, you simply need to create a video and upload it to the internet and send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org, or if the file size is small enough you can email us the video directly. For a full list of rules, please visit http://www.emergencydentistsusa.com/dental-scholarship/. The application deadline is July 1, annually.
Devconhomesecurity Annual Scholarship
Devconhomesecurity is offering a $2,500 scholarship to the winner of an essay contest. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident and at least 18 years old. This scholarship is merit based, requires an essay submission, and the winning applicant will receive $2,500 dollars towards their cost of education. For additional information and to apply, go to http://devconhomesecurity.com/scholarship. The application deadline is August 15, annually.
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.
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
Geneva Rocks Scholarship
Geneva Rock Products, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of a biannual scholarship essay contest in support of students dedicated to building the future. Through this scholarship, Geneva hopes to inspire more passionate and hard-working individuals to enter and progress in the construction and related engineering industries.
To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited university, college, trade or vocational school. Scholarship applicants must be in pursuit of construction-related careers including, but not limited to: Construction management, civil engineering, business, and commercial/professional sales. Students involved in trades such as welding, diesel tech, heavy equipment operations and building tech are also welcome to apply. High school seniors are eligible to apply, but must be enrolled in one of the previously mentioned institutions. All applicants must have received, (or be in the process of attaining), their high school diploma or GED. All applicants must be U.S. citizens, or be a legal permanent resident with work eligibility status. To enter their essay contest, please visit https://genevarock.com/scholarship/. The scholarship submission deadline is 12:00 a.m. EST, July 1, for the fall semester and November 15, for the spring semester.
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 March 31, annually.
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 15, 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.
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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.
2020 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, 2020.
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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.
OIC of Washington $1,000 College Scholarships
Did you work in seasonal agricultural work (fruit packing warehouse/ orchard) in the last 2 years? If not, you may qualify as a dependent if you lived with your parents or if you are married to someone who is an agricultural worker. Does your household qualify as low income and/or receives state benefits like SNAP (Food Assistance) TANF or Apple Health Medical Insurance? Are you authorized to work in the United States?
If you answered yes, to these three questions you maybe be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship from OIC of Washington. To schedule an appointment with OIC to apply for this scholarship please call 509-545-0484. This is ongoing scholarship opportunity.
Pamela and Scott Woodward Conservation Scholarship
The Pamela and Scott Woodward Conservation Scholarship was created by Tapteal Greenway in 2016. Tapteal Greenway is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting conservation, education and recreation along the lower Yakima River. This merit based scholarship was created to further its education mission while recognizing the significant contributions by the Woodwards to Tapteal Greenway and the Tri-Cities community.
An eligible applicant must be a resident of Benton or Franklin County, be a full-time high school senior entering their freshman year of full-time college or a returning college student enrolled in an accredited college or university in Washington State with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher, and have a demonstrated interest in conservation. The application can be downloaded by visiting http://www.tapteal.org/pamela-scott-woodward-conservation-scholarship/. The application deadline is April 30, annually.
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.
Scholarship for Students with Self-Employment Experience
Any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree program at any accredited American college, university, or trade School with self-employment experience may apply. For purposes of this scholarship, self-employment experience simply means that you or a business you started were paid directly for your work. To apply, you may submit a 750- to 1,500-word essay describing how your experience working for yourself as either a contractor or small business owner has impacted your view of education and your future. The winning application will receive a $1,000 scholarship. For more information about this scholarship, please visit http://www.choosewhat.com/starticles/scholarship. Fall applications are accepted from April 2nd through November 1st, and spring applications are accepted from November 2nd through April 1st.
Senior Living Scholarship
Senior Guidance is proud to offer a $1,000 yearly senior living scholarship to one student per year. You may submit an essay that is between 750 and 4,000 words on any topic related to senior living. For example, you may pick any particular issue related to senior living and write about the solution(s) to the problem. You may also write about specific senior living lifestyles and issues related to them, such as assisted living facilities, nursing homes or retirement communities. You do not have to write about a problem - you may submit an essay that is a thoroughly researched informational article on any topic related to senior living. For a full list of guidelines or to apply, please visit https://www.seniorguidance.org/senior-living/scholarship/. The application deadline is November 15, annually.
Single Parent Scholarships
At Custody X Change, they believe everybody should have the opportunity to attend college, regardless of their circumstances. Single parents often struggle to accumulate funds and maintain a decent standard of living while studying. The fear of being unable to provide adequate child care often overshadows academic aspirations. That is why each year Custody X Change offers three scholarships to single parents going to college.
You must have primary physical custody of one or more minor children, be enrolled full-time at an accredited college, and have a 3.0 or higher GPA. To apply, you will need to write a 450- 550-word essay and submit your unofficial transcript. The essay topic can be found at https://www.custodyxchange.com/scholarships/. The application deadline varies by quarter.
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://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/scholarships. The application deadline is February 15, annually.
Soroptimist International Pasco/Kennewick Live Your Dream Award
The Soroptimist Live Your Dream program (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) has disbursed more than $30 million to tens of thousands of women who have overcome poverty, domestic and sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, or other life challenges. They are women just like you who had the courage and determination to turn their lives around.
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. $1,000. Applications can be downloaded from http://www.soroptimistpascokennewick.org/live-your-dream-awards.html. The Application deadline is November 15, annually.
Soroptimist International Pasco/Kennewick 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.
StudyPug is pleased to announce a $1,000 annual scholarship offered to undergraduate or graduate students. The annual scholarship award is for students who are currently enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States. Applicants must complete the student information form below and submit their 500- 1000-word essay on the selected topic in PDF format. The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant’s original work. For more information, please visit https://www.studypug.com/us/en/scholarship.html. The application deadline is December 15, annually.
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.
University Tutor’s Scholarship
University Tutor holds a monthly $100 college scholarship contest where students write a short essay in response to a monthly prompt. The submitted essays are reviewed by University Tutor staff at the end of the month and one winner is chosen to receive the $100 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest by visiting http://www.universitytutor.com/scholarship-contest. Deadlines can vary per month, please check their site. .
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.
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 http://www.vistahermosafoundation.org/our-community/scholars/.
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/.
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.
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