Scholarships

Kamiakin High School Scholarship

 

Scholarship lists are available to students and parents.  The Kamiakin list is available in The Career Center and on our website.  This list includes both national and local scholarships and is mostly for seniors although there are occasional opportunities for non-seniors.  This list in no way includes every scholarship that’s out there.  Look at the websites of other high schools as well as other sites, including the ones below.  Our Career Specialist in our Career Center, can help students and parents access these resources and answer many questions.
theWashBoard.org– (“the” is important.  If you don’t type it in, you get something else).  This is a free, web-based scholarship clearinghouse that matches Washington scholarship providers with qualified students.  Since last January, nearly 30,000 scholarship seekers and 125 scholarship providers have registered with over $14 million in funds available.  New scholarships are added weekly. Students complete a profile to help match them with scholarships to pursue. (It isn’t possible to complete 100% of the profile so do as much as you can).
 http://www.careercruising.com - Career Cruising is an underused resource for students and parents for career information, interest assessment as well.  A portfolio in Career Cruising makes the student led conference in the spring a snap.  Here is the place to get started!        
http://www.fastweb.com - Scholarships, Colleges-Jobs & Internships            
www.educationplanner.com http://www.4scholarships.com                        
 http://www.athleticaid.com - Sports Scholarships
http://www.collegescholarships.com                      
www.offtocollege.com - college planning - college search guide
 www.march2success.com – the military provides a free, no obligation tool to help prep w/ test prep www.schoolsoup.com/
http://college-scholarships.com/washington.htm
www.studentscholarships.org –Free national resource for scholarships
 Here are some tips for our seniors and parents about searching for scholarship money:

  1. Be motivated – it’s hard work.  It involves searching websites, writing essays and being very organized.  Parents and students need to decide the time and effort you are willing to expend.
  2. Be supportive – help keep tabs on deadlines, recommendations and essays but don’t do all the lifting.
  3. Don’t pay for a service
  4. Stick close to home – try to land local scholarships (these usually come out later in the school-year) from groups that you know or hear about.  The odds of winning a nation-wide mega scholarship are not in your student’s favor.  A more effective use of your time is to pursue scholarships from your employer, church group, local service chapters in the community and awards for special interests like future teachers etc.
  5. Set realistic goals – how much money do you want to go after?
  6. Pay attention to details – deadlines matter.  Follow directions.  If they want a 3.0 minimum don’t apply with a 2.5. Complete the entire application.  Kids frequently skip stuff.  Review the application with your student.  
  7. If the application needs counselor (or teacher) signature or information, GIVE US TIME.  Don’t press deadlines by requesting required information and signatures at the last minute. 

 

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS:  March 14, 2014

Name: Sussle Scholarship

Award: $1000/month

Deadline: Last day of each month

This is not your usual scholarship.  There is no application or essay, and it’s actually fun.  By participating, you will be posting your knowledge for the benefit of others, and in return, the best contributor will win the scholarship.
Eligibility:  High school seniors or current full-time undergrad or grad students at an accredited college or university in the U.S.  U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident.
Enter at: http://sussle.org/scholarship

Name:  Alert Magazine

Award:  $500.00

Deadline:  none

In order to qualify:

  1.  You must currently be a senior in high school
  2. GPPA of 2.5 or better
  3. Plans to attend college after graduation

All you have to do is write an essay (650-800 words, double-space) about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse, how it was dealt with, what you learned form it, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. 

Information available in Career Center or at http://alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php

Name:  Do Something

Award:  Various

Deadline: Varies depending on scholarship

We recognize and reward teens who are social action leaders in their community. Each one of our scholarships have different criteria and deadlines. Check out our opportunities to find out how easy it is to apply.

Apply online:  http://www.dosomething.org/scholarships?sid=2801647

Name:  Courage to Grow Scholarship

Award:  $500

Deadline: Ongoing Month to Month

You must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only please.

Apply online:  http://couragetogrowscholarship.com/

Name:  Imagine America High School Scholarship

Award:  $1,000

Deadline:  Dependent of school choice

Each year, thousands of students are awarded scholarships through these programs to attend one of the more than 500 participating career colleges or Technical Schools. 

Apply online:  http://www.imagine-america.org/  or See Mrs. Smith in the Career Center

Name:  Kids Chance of Washington Scholarship

Award:  Various

Deadline:  Ongoing

Kids’ Chance of Washington is a need-based scholarship program for the dependent children and spouses of workers killed or seriously disabled in a workplace accident in Washington. This scholarship is available to spouses or children of injured Washington workers whose injury, while at work in Washington State, resulted in a permanent inability to return to work (a pension under the claim) or death. Money is available for college undergraduates, technical school students, high school students participating in a Running Start program, or other accredited schools.

Apply Online:  http://www.kidschancewa.com/

Name:  Passport to College

Award:  Various

Deadline:  Ongoing

The Passport to College Promise Scholarship program helps students from foster care prepare for and succeed in college. Through Passport, students receive a scholarship that assists with the cost of attending college (tuition, fees, books, housing, transportation, and some personal expenses), specialized support services from college staff, and priority consideration for the State Need Grant and State Work Study programs. To learn more about the program see the Passport brochure.

Apply online:  http://www.wsac.wa.gov/PayingForCollege/StateAid/Passport

Name:  Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship

Award: 

Deadline:  March 15, 2014

Microsoft has launched a new scholarship for high school seniors with disabilities who require financial assistance to attend a vocational or academic college program. Applicants must demonstrate a passion for technology and declare a major in engineering, computer science, law or business. 

Apply online:  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/microsoftdisabilityscholarship.aspx

 

 

 

Name:  Washington State Association for Justice 2014 Presidents’ Scholarship

Award: $1,000 or $2,000

Deadline:  March 14, 2014

The Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) created the WSAJ Presidents’ Scholarship Fund in 1991. Scholarships are awarded annually, averaging $2,000. There may be one or more deserving recipients chosen. Scholarship winners are selected based on the following criteria: 1. Demonstrated academic achievement and planned advancement toward a degree in an institution of higher learning. 2. A documented need for financial assistance. 3. A history of achievement despite having been a victim of injury or overcoming a disability, handicap, or similar challenge. 4. A record of commitment to helping people in need or protecting the rights of injured persons. 5. A plan or commitment to apply your education toward helping people. 6. Residency in Washington State. 7. High school seniors only.

Application available in Career Center or at www.thewashboard.org

Name:  Washington State Association for Justice’s 2014 American Justice Video Scholarship

Award: Two $2,000

Deadline:  March 14, 2014

As part of the Washington State Association for Justice’s (WSAJ) commitment to foster an awareness and understanding of the important role that the civil justice system plays in our society, WSAJ sponsors an annual statewide student video scholarship program. The 2014 video topic is Don't Text and Drive. Please see attached document for ALL video requirements. For 2014, WSAJ will award two, $2,000 scholarships. The winning videos will be posted on WSAJ’s YouTube and Facebook pages, and may be aired on TV. This scholarship is available to high school seniors who are residents of Washington State and who attend high school in Washington State. Students need not intend to attend a Washington college, but must start college within the next 2 years to receive the scholarship funds

Apply available in Career Center or online:  www.thewashboard.org

 

 

Name:  Tri-City Construction Council

Award:  $2,000

Deadline:  March 31, 2014

Must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in college or vocational school.  Tri-City Construction Council members only – 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.
Stop by the Career Center for an application or download a copy of the application at http://www.tricityplancenter.com/

Name:  Project Yellow Light

Award:  One $5,000, One $2,000 and One $1,000

Deadline:  March 17, 2014

Create a video either exactly :25 or exactly :55 seconds to help stop distracted driving (texting, emailing, tweeting, or anything else someone does with their thumbs and their phone instead of keeping them on the wheel. 

Apply online:  http://www.projectyellowlight.com/

 

Name:  “It’s Always Something” Writing Contest

Award:  $1,000

Deadline:  March 15, 2014

Have you survived cancer?
Have you watched a family member deal with cancer?
What was it like to watch someone your own age go through cancer?
Submit Essay between 500-2000 words by visiting https://www.gildasclubseattle.org/contactUs/WritingContest.php
Or come the the Career Center for more info

Name:  Pasco-Kennewick Rotary

Award:  Various Awards

Deadline:  March 21, 2014

 Scholarship awards will be based on:
            1)   Scholarship and Educational Goal with relevant entry criteria for selected institution:             
                        a)  SAT/ACT/Asset/Other scores                                                                   
                        b)  High school grade point average

  1. Scholastic honors                                                 
  2. Leadership                                                                                               

a)  High school activities                                                        

  1. Work activities
  2. Volunteer activities

            3)   Financial Need                                                                             
            4)   Essay                                                                                            
            5)   References (At least one outside of high school personnel.)       

Application available in Career Center

Name:  Professional Photographers of Washington

Award:  $2,000

Deadline:  March 25, 2014

Application is open only to Washington State High School Seniors graduating in 2014. Multiple items needed for application submission including Portfolio of Photographer’s work. 

Apply Online:  www.ppw.org  Application is found under “About PPW” Tab

Name:  Washington Cattle Feeders Association

Award:  Multiple $1,000

Deadline:  March 25, 2014

The scholarships are given to deserving recipients based on industry background, academic merit, leadership, activities, personal accomplishments and the demonstrated ability to contribute to the agricultural industry. Our main intent is to fund students who are interested in the Beef Cattle production industry.

Apply online:  www.thewashboard.org 

Name:  Gerd Sievers Memorial Scholarship

Award:  $1,500

Deadline:  March 25, 2014

The scholarships are given to deserving recipients based on industry background, academic merit, leadership, activities, personal accomplishments and the demonstrated ability to contribute to the agricultural industry. Our main intent is to fund students who are interested in the Beef Cattle production industry.

Apply online:  www.thewashboard.org 

Name:  University of Washington Alumnae Board

Award:  Varies

Deadline:  March 28, 2014

Freshman Scholarship – Eligibility Requirements – all applicants must:

  1. Be a resident of Washington at time of application. (For questions about residency, please call the Residence Classification Office at 206-543-5932.)
  1. Have never previously received a scholarship from the UWAB.
  2. Be attending the University of Washington as an undergraduate (freshman) Fall Quarter 2014 and have not yet obtained a Bachelor’s degree.
  3. Attend the University of Washington – Seattle Campus for the entire 2014-2015 academic year.
  4. Have earned a high school GPA of 3.5 and above.
  5. Have earned combined SAT scores over 1,600 or ACT scores over 22.

Application available online:  http://www.washington.edu/alumni/students/scholarships.html#alumnae

 

Name:  Hawthorne Court Residents’ Scholarship

Award:  $1,000

Deadline:  March 28, 2014

The Hawthorne Court Residents’ Scholarship Fund will be awarding at least one $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors of Kennewick, Kamiakin or Southridge High Schools interested in a professional career (medical, social services, gerontology, etc.) that benefits all people, including senior citizens.

Student’s interested in applying for a scholarship should complete the following requirements:

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Submit two letters of recommendation or references.
  3. Submit a one page essay entitled, “How my Career Will Benefit a Senior Citizen” and include educational intent and/or goals to that end.
  4. Submit a high school transcript.
  5. Return completed application to the Main Desk at Hawthorne Court by the deadline date of March 28, 2014.

Application available in Career Center.

Name: Washington Interscholatsic Activities Association

Award:  $5,000

Deadline:  April 1, 2014

Person applying (“Applicant”) must be a legal resident of Washington State, who, as of SEPTEMBER 1, 2013, is enrolled as full-time student in a WIAA member high school, in good standing, in grade 12, with a minimum GPA of 3.20, and who participates in a WIAA sanctioned high school sport or activity during the 2013-2014 school year, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.  Applicant cannot be on suspension or other disciplinary probation imposed by the school or school system at any time in the 2013-2014 school year. Applicant cannot have been arrested, charged with, or convicted of any crime including but not limited to possessing a suspended driver’s license, or a DUI conviction.   Applicant must be a consumer of real dairy products and not opposed to dairy product production or practices based on social or personal choice regarding animal welfare or nutritional beliefs.  Scholarship recipients must graduate at the end of the regular 2013-2014 school year and enroll as a full-time student matriculating at a State accredited four year college or university, approved by Sponsors, carrying a minimum of 12 credits for the 2014 Fall semester.  Trade, vocational and community colleges are not eligible.

Apply Online:  WIAA.com/smartchoices

Name: Hearthstone Housing Foundation

Award: Range from $500-$5,000

Deadline: March 31, 2014

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- Be 16-25 years of age
- Attend college/university, trade school, professional/leadership training, or internship.
- Maintain at least a 2.75 GPA
- Must be available for a phone interview in May, 2014.
- Must be from a low-income household or demonstrate financial need.

Application available in Career Center.

Name: Anderson Criminal Justice Scholarship

Award:  $5,000 (paid over two years)

Deadline: March 31, 2014

The Anderson Criminal Justice Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a career in the field of criminal justice. The $5,000 award is payable over two years ($2,500 per year). All funds are paid directly to the recipient’s college or university to be used toward tuition or books. Preference will be given to a student pursuing a career in law enforcement. Student must remain enrolled full time in criminal justice program to receive second year award.

Application available in Career Center or online at www.thewashboard.org 

Name: Leadership 1000 Scholarship

Award:  $2,500 and $5,000

Deadline: March 31, 2014

The Leadership 1000 Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by individuals, foundations, or businesses to provide college scholarships to deserving students who need assistance 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.

Apply Online:   http://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/supports-and-scholarships/scholarships/leadership-1000

 

Name: Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship

Award: $500

Deadline: April 1, 2014

To be eligible for the Study Habits Scholarship a student must:

  • Be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2014.
  • A student must be enrolled at any level in any program that is two years in length or longer.
  • Students must answer the essay question on the website onlie application form.

Applications can be found by going to:  http://www.mortgagebrokerscoquitlam.com/

Name: American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship

Award: multiple $1,000 to $5,000

Deadline: April 1, 2013

Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior; and, must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen. Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels may apply. Each award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student's first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student's choosing within the United States. In the event an underclassman is an award recipient, the monies will be held by the American College Foundation until the student completes high school and begins their higher education; at which time the awarded amount will be distributed. Application packets consist of a completed application (available online), a transcript and a 500-word, typed, double-spaced essay on “Why College is Important to Me”. See americancollegefoundation.org for program details and applications.

Name: Kennewick Schools Foundation Scholarships

Award:  Multiple awards

Deadline:  Postmarked by April 4, 2014

The following scholarships are available to an eligible graduating senior from Kamiakin High School. These scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, sex, religion, or ethnic origin. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, extra-curricular activities, community service and GPA standing.
     
     Tom Anderlik Memorial Scholarship Tom Anderlik graduated from Kamiakin in 1990.  He was an average student with a career goal in law enforcement. On August 16, 1991, Tom stopped to help a motorist on a California freeway. He was struck and killed by an oncoming car. Tom will be remembered for his sense of humor and his exceptional concern for family, friends, and the community. This scholarship will be awarded to an applicant with similar qualities. The Foundation's scholarship program will provide a $750 scholarship paid directly to the institute of higher learning the recipient elects to attend. Recipient must be a graduating senior from Kamiakin High School with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
    
      Sally Jo Joseph Educational Scholarship Sally Jo Joseph taught English and Humanities in the Kennewick School system for 32 years, retiring from Kennewick High School. Sally Jo died from health complications in the summer of 2001. She stressed the values of reading, appreciation of the Humanities and emphasized lifelong learning. Developing leadership skills is important and she encouraged participation in school and community activities. The Foundation's scholarship program will provide one $10,000 (4 years @ $2,500) paid directly to the institute of higher learning within the state of Washington. Recipient must be a graduating senior from the Kennewick School district with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and planning a career in teaching or the liberal arts.

      Kennewick Highland Grange Science Scholarship The Foundation's scholarship program will provide a $1,000 scholarship paid directly to the institute of higher learning the recipient elects to attend. The Kennewick Highland Grange provided this scholarship in 1988. Recipient must be a graduating senior from Kennewick School district and planning a career in a science related field. Mathematics and Engineering qualify.

     Terry M. Tanneberg Memorial Scholarship Terry Tanneberg began her career as a teacher for the Kennewick School District in 1976. She taught at Hawthorne and Southgate Elementary Schools for fourteen years before being named Principal of Sunset View Elementary in 1990. She continued as a Principal with the Kennewick School District until 2003, when she was forced into retirement due to melanoma. She lost her battle with melanoma and passed away on August 26, 2003. Terry believed strongly that all children had the capacity to learn and strived to provide quality educational opportunities for all students. She believed that education was a life long opportunity and continually strived to make life better, for everyone she came into contact with, through the educational process. The Foundation's Scholarship program will provide a $750 scholarship paid directly to the institute of higher learning the recipient elects to attend. Recipient must be a graduating senior from the Kennewick School District and planning a career in education.

      Faurot Family Endowment Scholarship Mr. and Mrs. Faurot retired to the Kennewick community in 1992. Mr. Faurot passed away in 1995. Mrs. Faurot passed away in 2004. They both demonstrated significant charitable commitment to the community. Mrs. Faurot came from a large family that did not have the resources to assist all of the children to further their education. Mrs. Faurot made a gift in 2002 to establish an endowment for students in the Kennewick School District. Through the endowment the Kennewick School Foundation will provide two $1,500 scholarships paid directly to the institute of higher learning the recipient elects to attend. Recipient must be a graduating senior from the Kennewick School District and have GPA of 2.5 or higher. The scholarship is to focus on students that have a strong financial need. Eligible schools for further education would include community colleges, vocational and tech schools as well as four-year universities.

Apply online: 2014 Kennewick Schools Foundation Scholarships-Kamiakin

Name:  Kennewick Education Association

Award: Seven  $500

Deadline:  April 8, 2014

 

The Kennewick Education Association sponsors seven scholarship awards as a memorial to Kennewick School District Educators.  The award was initiated in 1993 in memory of Sherry Meilleur and expanded in 1994 in memory of Betty Pratt.  Awards are currently in the amount of $500.00. 

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Applicants must be a dependent of a KEA member (active, retired or deceased).
  2. Applicants must be a high school senior or a college student.

3.         Applicants must plan to attend an accredited post-secondary college, university,        technical/vocational institute or trade school.
4.         Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Application available in the Career Center.

 

Name:  Tri-Cities Sports Officials Association Football Scholarship

Award:  $500

Deadline:  April 11, 2014

TCSOA Football Officials are looking for graduation seniors that will be attending a college or trade school next year and would be interested in receiving scholarship assistance from the football officials who have worked their games.

The student needs to be a senior who played football during his senior year at one of the schools that our association services.  It is not necessary that they be one of the star players on the team.  Rather, we look to financial need, leadership as evidenced by participation in sports or community service, sportsmanship and well-rounded academic performance.

Application Available in Career Center

Name: Ed Troxel Endowment Scholarship

Award: Two $5000

Deadline: April 11, 2014

Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to the top female and male candidate from applications received from Kamiakin, Kennewick, Southridge, Riverview, Burbank, Pasco, Chiawana, Hanford and Richland High Schools.  Deadline for application is midnight April 11, 2014.  You may learn more about the scholarships and the Ed Troxel Endowment on our website - EdTroxel.com

Apply Online:  www.edtroxel.com/qualifications/ 

Name:  Kiwanis Club of the Columbia

Award:  $1,000

Deadline: April 15, 2013

The Kiwanis Club of the Columbia will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a Senior at Kamiakin.
SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA
1) Students, to submit a resume to be mailed to Columbia Kiwanis at 1020 North Center Parkway, Ste. B, Kennewick, Washington 99336, or emailed to cmertens@mmclegal.net, attention Chris Mertens, Youth Services Chairman, or can be delivered in an envelope to the Career Specialist Debbie Smith at Kamiakin High School to be used for scholarship determination.  The determination of the scholarship winner will be made by May 10, 2014.  The scholarship will be awarded based upon a determination of the committee using the following criteria:
     a)    Employment: must be employed either during the school year or in the summer;
     b)    Community Service Activities (Very important): these are volunteer activities, the volunteer activities should be broken down by organization involved with and number of hours volunteered;
     c)    School Extra-Curricular Activities: clubs, sports, organizations, band etc.;
     d     )Grades: requires  at least a 3.0 GPA, copy of most recent transcript should be attached to application.

As you can see, grades are not the most important aspect of this scholarship, it will not be “weighted” for grade point average above 3.0, we are looking for the well rounded student.

THE RESUME IS VERY IMPORTANT, AND SHOULD ADDRESS ALL OF THE CRITERIA IN DETAIL.  THE RESUME IS THE SOLE BASIS THAT THE COMMITTEE SELECTS THE SCHOLARSHIP WINNER ON.

Name: UW Nikkei Alumni Scholarship

Award: 5 from $2000 to $2500

Deadline:  April 15, 2014

Awarded to students of Japanese ancestry who will attend UW. Awards are based on need, academic achievement, and community service. One award may be granted to an individual who has potential for college success but who has not yet distinguished themselves academically. 

Applications are available in the Career Center or www.uwnikkeialums.org

Name:  Kennewick Kiwanis Foundation Scholarships

Award:  One 4 year $1,000 renewable & one $1,000

Deadline:  April 18, 2014

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS   The Student:

1.         Must be a graduating senior from a high school or a certified high school affiliated with the Kennewick or Finley School Districts.     
2.         Must be enrolled in an institution of higher education by the fall term of 2014.
3.         Must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, based on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.
4.         Will have taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and have results in hand by the date of the application.
5.         Show evidence of leadership and participation in community service activities.
6.         Show personal and financial need.

Application Available in the Career Center.

Name:  The Tri-Cities Chapter of the Links, Incorporated

Award:  varies

Deadline:  April 19, 2014

The Tri-Cities Chapter of the Links, Incorporated (a local not-for-profit women’s service organization) is holding its annual scholarship essay contest in the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas.  The scholarships are targeted for local high school seniors of African American descent pursuing higher education.  This year’s essay topic focuses on health and wellness. 

Essay Topic:  “Planting Seeds for a Healthy Lifestyle”  What seeds can you plant to ensure a healthy life for you and your family.

Application Available in the Career Center.

 

Name:  Student-View Scholarship Program

Award:  1- $4,000   2- $1,000   8- $500

Deadline:  April 20, 2014

It’s quick and easy to apply:
     No minimum SAT/ACT score or GPA
     No essay required
     No lengthy application forms
    
Apply online at www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.  The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. 

Name:  Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma

Award:  $750

Deadline:  April 25, 2014

Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international honorary society composed of women educators, offers a grant to a graduating high school girl in Kennewick.  She should plan to focus on education in college with the intent of becoming a teacher.
Applicants will be evaluated on the following:

  1. Academic achievement (submit official copy of transcript)
  2. Character
  3. Leadership
  4. Recommendations of school teachers and/or administrators
  5. Applicant’s statement explaining reasons for choosing education as a career and why she feels deserving of this scholarship (attach to application form)

Application Available in the Career Center.

Name:  Yakima Federal Savings “Award for Academic Excellence”

Award: Multiple $1,500 Awards

Deadline:  April 26, 2014

One young man and one young woman will be selected from Kamiakin to submit their application for this scholarship.

“In awarding grants the committee shall select students who have demonstrated their worthiness by their work in school and have shown to the committee’s satisfaction that they are persons of high moral character, are industrious, ambitious, hardworking students having a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.5.”  Internet and Home School applicants are not eligible for this award.

Applications available in the Career Center. 

Name:  Your Favorite Car Scholarship

Award:  $500

Deadline:  April 30, 2014

Student Eligibility:
1) Must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2014 at the latest.
2) Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least two years in length.

Apply Online:  http://www.calgarycardealerships.ca/calgary/234/infiniti_used_cars_calgary.php

 

Name:  Kiwanis Club of the Horse Heaven Hill Foundation

Award:  Two $1,000

Deadline:  May 1, 2014

To provide educational opportunities to high school and college students in or from the Mid-Columbia.

Essay(s):  What are your community's most important issues? Why?
Letters of Recommendation:  2 letters from adults outside your immediate family

Apply online:  www.thewashboard.org

Name:   The American Legion Legacy Scholarship

Award:  Varies

Deadline:  April 15,  2014

Those eligible to apply for the scholarship shall be the child/children or legally adopted child/children or a child of a spouse by a prior marriage or dependent child as defined by the United States Armed Services of active duty United States military and National Guard, and military reservists who were federalized and die on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. The applicant must be a high school senior or high school graduate to apply for the scholarship. Scholarship is for undergraduate study at an accredited institution of higher education within the United States.
Apply online:  http://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy

Name:  Miss Washington Teen USA

Award:  Multiple Awards

Deadline:  May 2014 *no set date yet

Must be single, never married nor have given birth to a child, a U.S citizen and is at least a six-month resident of Washington.  Must also be at least 14 years and under 19 as of February 1, 2014. 
Apply online at http://misswashingtonusa.com/application.php

Name:  Miss Washington USA

Award:  Multiple Awards

Deadline:  May 2014 *no set date yet

Must be single, never married nor have given birth to a child, a U.S citizen and is at least a six-month resident of Washington.  Must also be at least 18 years and under 27 as of February 1, 2014. 
Apply online at http://misswashingtonusa.com/application.php

Name:  Mission Creek Orthodontics

Award:  $500

Deadline:  May 15, 2014

Student Eligibility:
1) Be attending college or university no later than December of 2014.
2) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by December of 2014.
3) Submit an answer to the essay question no later than 11:59 PM EST on May 15, 2014.
4) Be currently in your last year of high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college/university.

Apply Online:  http://www.missioncreekortho.com/orthodontists.php
 

Name:  Mission Creek Orthodontics

Award:  $500

Deadline:  May 15, 2014

Student Eligibility:
1) Be attending college or university no later than December of 2014.
2) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by December of 2014.
3) Submit an answer to the essay question no later than 11:59 PM EST on May 15, 2014.
4) Be currently in your last year of high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college/university.

Apply Online:  http://www.missioncreekortho.com/orthodontists.php
 

Name:  Find a Law Scholarship

Award:  $500

Deadline:  May 15, 2014

Student Eligibility:

  1.  Must be enrolled in full-time studies at a college, trades, or technical school by no later than the fall of 2014.
  2. Must currently reside in the U.S. and intend on continuing studies in the U.S.
  3. Must complete the online form and Short Question by no later than May 15, 2014.

Apply online:  www.arizonapersonalinjurylawyerattorney.com   

 

Name:  CBC Student Ambassador

Award: 

Deadline:  May 30, 2014

This is not a traditional scholarship, but an opportunity to have some or all of you tuition covered.
A Student Ambassador is a student leader who serves as liaison, spokesperson, and advocate for Columbia Basin College. Ambassadors must have strong interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and commitment to integrity. CBC Ambassadors are highly motivated and energetic. These students possess effective decision making skills, the ability to motivate others, and a willingness to work as a team.
To be considered for the Student Ambassador program, a student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7.

Application available in the Career Center.

Name: Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship

Award: $500

Deadline: May 30, 2014

  • To be eligible a student must be attending school at the undergraduate level in the fall of 2014 and can be enrolled in any year of the undergraduate program.  High School seniors who will graduate in 2014 are considered eligible.  If you are attending a trades and or technical school, the program must be at least 2 years in length or longer.
  • A student must have done at least 100 hours of volunteer work over the last 2 years.

*You are required to name someone in the organization that can verify the time you spent participation in volunteer activities.  We will only contact the individual you name in the event that you are chosen as the winner.

  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in his/her last academic year.

Applications can be found by going to:  http://www.peterboroughdentists.com/

Name:  Find a Law Scholarship

Award:  $500

Deadline:  May 15, 2014

Student Eligibility:

  1.  Must be enrolled in full-time studies at a college, trades, or technical school by no later than the fall of 2014.
  2. Must currently reside in the U.S. and intend on continuing studies in the U.S.
  3. Must complete the online form and Short Question by no later than May 15, 2014.

Apply online:  www.arizonapersonalinjurylawyerattorney.com   

Name: Odenza Vacation College Scholarship

Award: $500

Deadline: June 1, 2014

Student Eligibility:

  1.  Must be between the ages of 17-24 on September 1, 2014.
  2. Must submit an answer to the essay question, which can be found on the application page.
  3. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

Apply online:  www.odenzavactionscholarships.com 

 

Name:  Pacific Northwest Tool Collectors

Award:  $1,500 and $2,000

Deadline:  June 1, 2014

To assist students over the age of 17 who want to continue their education beyond high school, especially in fields that use traditional tools. Examples include Auto Mechanics Technology, Boat Building, Diesel Technology, Machining Technology, HVAC Technology, Construction Technology, Foundry Pattern Making, Model Making, Welding Technology, Auto Restoration, Cabinet Making and other careers that make use of "traditional tools." 

For use in:  Career & Technical Education, Career & Technical Education, Apprenticeships, Culinary Art, Automotive Technology, Auto Body Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Carpentry, Welding, Plumbing, Machinist program, Sheet Metal Technology, Architectural woodworking, Cabinet making, HVAC/R, Facilities Maintenance, Boat Building
Applications available in Career Center or online at www.thewashboard.org

Name:  North Star Council for Alcohol and Drug Education Scholarship

Award:  Multiple $750 Awards

Deadline:  June 1, 2014

North Star Council for Alcohol and Drug Education wishes to reward students who have made a commitment to being a positive role model for other students by abstaining from the use of alcohol and drugs and encouraging others to make that same commitment. 
Applicants who are currently high school seniors must identify which high school they are attending and provide a copy of their letter of acceptance or registration confirmation from a qualifying Washington state college or university. Applicant must submit an essay of not more than 300 words supporting their reasons for not using alcohol or drugs and the impact this decision has had upon their life. Please attach your essay, rather than type in this box.

Apply Online:  www.thewashboard.org

Name: Got a Spine Scholarship

Award: $500

Deadline: June 2, 2014

Student Eligibility:

  1.  Must be attending college or university no later than October of 2014.
  2. Must be attending college or university on a full-time basis by October of 2014.
  3. Must have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during the last academic year.

Apply online:  www.studentscholarships.org/2014_college_scholarships.php  

Name: Global Lift Equipment Scholarship

Award: $500

Deadline: June 15, 2014

Student Eligibility:

  1.  Must be currently attending or planning on attending a post-secondary institution no later than the Fall of 2014.
  2. Must submit a short story.  Detailed instructions can be found on the application page.
  3. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

Apply online:  www.usedforklilftswashington.com 

 

Name:  Big Sun Scholarship

Award:   $500

Deadline:  June 20, 2014

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.  The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute. 

Apply online:  www.bigsunathletics.com

 

Name:  Careers That Work!

Award:  $1,000

Deadline:  June 24, 2014

The Careers That Work! scholarship program provides tuition assistance for high school graduates pursuing education at participating private career colleges in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. (Technical Schools such as Perry Tech, The Hair Acacdemy Paul Mitchell Partner School-Rexburg, Id, ITT) 42 Career & Technical Schools participate.  See your counselor if you are interested. 

Name: Lift Parts Express Scholarship

Award: $500

Deadline: June 30, 2014

Student Eligibility:

  1. Must be a current Senior in High School or
  2. Be a Freshman or Sophomore in College/University
  3. Must be enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 2014.

Apply online:  www.forkliftpartswashington.com 

 

Name:  The American Legion Baseball Scholarship

Award:  Various Awards

Deadline:  July 15, 2014

Any team manager or head coach of an American Legion (post – affiliated) team may nominate a player for consideration of this award. The scholarship application, letters of recommendation and certification form must be completed, postmarked and mailed to the department headquarters no later than July 15, 2014. Three letters of testimony must be attached to the nomination form.
The player must:
 • Attach a copy of his official high school transcript.
• Have graduated from high school.
• Be on 2013 roster (American Legion National Baseball Electronic registration form) been filed with National Headquarters.
• Be part of a team affiliated with an American Legion post.
• Have three letters of testimony attached to application.
Apply online: http://www.legion.org/scholarships/baseball

Name:  Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship

Award:  $500

Deadline:  August 31, 2014

Student Eligibility:
1) Be attending college or university no later than January of 2015.
2) Be attending college or university on a full-time or part-time basis by January of 2015.
3) Have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or greater during their last academic year.
4) Resident of U.S. or Canada
 
Apply Online:  http://www.physicaltherapyfairbanks.com/physical_therapy_fairbanks.php

 

Name: Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps

Award: Tuition

Deadline: open

Basic eligibility requirements:
-Be a U.S. Citizen
-Be at least 17 years of age and not older than 23 by June 30th of the year you start college
-Complete high school/equivalent certificate
-Take the ACT or SAT test prior to deadline and receive at least the minimum scores listed:
ACT                               SAT
Math = 21                           Math = 520       
           English = 22                Critical Reading = 530