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FAFSA REMINDER
 
1) The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application opens OCTOBER 1st this year!
That means if your student will be attending any post-secondary institutions in 2017, you should fill this out.
The closer you can fill it out to Oct. 1st, the better chance you have of getting aid if you qualify.
Here is the website: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

2) Even if you think your income level will be too high, many institutions
REQUIRE the FAFSA. It never hurts to fill it out, as your circumstances can change.

3) In order to submit the FAFSA, you must first create an "FSA ID." There are no longer pin numbers,
so everyone must create an ID this year. Both student and parent need an FSA ID.
You can go to fsaid.ed.gov to start the process now.

4) If you have questions or get "stuck" on the FAFSA, feel free to call any local institution's financial
aid departments (i.e., SFCC, EWU, Gonzaga, etc.). They should be able to answer general questions
even if you don't intend to apply there. You can also call FAFSA directly at 1-800-4FED-AID
(1-800-433-3243).

• 7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the FAFSA
http://blog.ed.gov/2015/12/7-things-before-fafsa/

• 7 Steps to Filling Out the FAFSA
http://blog.ed.gov/2015/12/7-steps-filling-out-fafsa/

• 11 Common FAFSA Mistakes
http://blog.ed.gov/2016/01/11-common-fafsa-mistakes/

Common Questions about Filing the FAFSA
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/fafsa/. This guide answers the most common questions that students
have about filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Topics include eligibility, special cases, what you need to actually apply, and questions to expect.

 

 
SCHOLARSHIPS 2016-2017 
 

Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship

Below is a direct link to information about the Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship.  This $5,000 renewable scholarship is available to students from the Pacific Rim states of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii; preference will be given to students of Japanese or other Asian ancestry, including multi-ethnic Asians.  The deadline for applications is: March 1, 2017.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Atsuhiko+Tateuchi+Memorial+Scholarship+-+Tateuchi+Foundation

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Nora Stone Smith Scholarship

The purpose of the Nora Stone Smith Scholarship is to honor and to give financial support to deserving ESL/ELL high school seniors in Washington.  This scholarship ranges from $1,000 - $2,000 renewable for 2 or 4 years.  The deadline for applications is: March 30, 2017.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Nora+Stone+Smith+Scholarship+for+ESL/ELL+Students

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Patricia Fisher Endowed Scholarship

Established to honor Patricia Fisher, a Puget Sound native, journalist, educator and role model, this scholarship was established by the Seattle Association of Black Journalists to support students of color who pursue college careers in journalism. This one-time scholarship ranges from $500-$2500, with recipients able to reapply. The deadline for applications is: March 22, 2017.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Patricia+Fisher+Endowed+Scholarship

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Alden Landis Memorial Scholarship

The Alden Landis Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Alden Landis, who died while serving in the Peace Corps in Mozambique, Africa. The scholarship is intended for current high school students (grades 10-12) who demonstrate financial need and who successfully apply for enrollment in a summer study abroad, service trip, or a gap year program run by a 501(c)(3) public charity. Students must demonstrate a commitment to community service and learning about other cultures. The deadline for applications is: March 1, 2017.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Alden+Landis+Memorial+Scholarship 

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Edward W. Stimpson Scholarship

Created in honor of Bellingham native Ambassador Edward W. Stimpson, this scholarship supports students from Washington State who intend on studying at the University of Washington or Western Washington University. This $5,000 scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. The deadline for applications is: March 1, 2017.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Edward+W+Stimpson+Scholarship

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Lambeth Family Scholarship

This scholarship, designed to honor and financially support students pursuing a degree in engineering, natural sciences, mathematics, computer science or business, supports high school seniors in Washington State who will study at a public university, community college or technical school. This scholarship varies from $1000 to $3000 dollars and is renewable for up to 4 years. The deadline for applications is: March 1, 2017.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Lambeth+Family+Scholarship

 
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Evergreen Girls State
 
Evergreen Girls State is a leadership program focusing on Americanism and government training sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. Girls State allows young women the opportunity to live together as self-governing citizens where individuals learn about the privileges and responsibilities of American citizenship. This workshop in democracy is an invaluable lesson into how the American political system works.
 
Evergreen Girls State is the week of June 11-17, 2017. Citizens who attend Girls State must be able to attend the entire week. Those eligible to attend must be entering their senior year of high school. 
 
Girls State girls can look forward to a variety of activities including legislative debate, listening to inspiring guest speakers, problem solving activities, mock trials, fast song competitions, Americanism activities and many other things!
 
If you are interested in attending Evergreen Girls State please contact Mrs. Rippee at nrippee@mlsd.org or (509) 565-3275
 
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Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare 

This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2017

Interested students may visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here you will find detailed scholarship information and the official application form. 

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 The Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) Scholarship
 

The Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) is proud to announce their 2017-2018 education scholarship aimed to encourage workforce training in the construction industry.  In addition to at least $10,000 in funding for students pursuing a degree in the construction industry, new this year is an additional $10,000 for scholarships designated for technical and trade students.

Who Should Apply?

Washington state residents only

• Students who will be applying to any Washington state accredited community, vocational/technical college or university

• Students who can demonstrate a need for additional funding to complete their programs in a construction industry-related field of study

Please click here for the application or find a hard copy in the counseling center: http://www.biaw.com/documents/education/scholarship_app_fillable_17.pdf

 
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Fisher & Talwar $1,000 Legal Inspiration Scholarship
 
The Fisher & Talwar $1,000 Legal Inspiration Scholarship is now available to students currently pursuing or plan on pursuing a college degree. 
 
To qualify for this scholarship:
1.       Must be a U.S. citizen.
2.       Must be a full-time student who is currently attending (or planning to attend full-time) an accredited institution of higher education.
3.       Must provide proof of current enrollment or plans to enroll in an accredited institution of higher education. If you have not received acceptance, you may still apply, but be sure to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment for the scholarship to be released.
4.       Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
The deadline for application submissions is November 15, 2017. Qualifying students can apply here:
 
 
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The Denny & Thelma Yasuhara Scholarship
will award two (2) scholarships of $5,000/each.  The criteria is as follows:
 
Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates from the Inland Northwest region who demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of Japanese culture and must be good citizens.  The scholarship committee will consider the applicant's experience participating in school or community activities and job or volunteer activities, as well as his or her commitment to academic excellence and financial need.  Applicant must provide recommendations from teachers or community members who are not related to the applicant.
 
Our scholarship process for this particular scholarship is open until March 1st.   For students to access an online application, please go to our website at http://www.inwcf.org/, Scholarship Opportunities, create an account and complete the application.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  I look forward to working with both you and your students during this year’s scholarship process.
 
Sincerely,
Terri Crum
 
Terri L. Crum
Grants Program Assistant
Inland Northwest Community Foundation
421 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 606
Spokane, WA 99201-0405
 
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GSSAC Essay "Drug Free"
Essay competition, on the topic of "Why I have chosen to be drug free."  One scholarship in the amount of $1000.00 will be awarded to the senior who submits the winning essay.
 
Please see the form on the right.  The deadline is March 16, 2017.
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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.
 
Please see if you qualify by checking out this link:
 
To apply, click this link:
 
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2017 PSE Dependent Scholarship

The PSE Dependent Scholarship provides financial assistance after high school to dependents of PSE members, including grandchildren, interested in continuing their education.

PSE will award two dependents, including grandchildren, a $1,000 scholarship. Additionally, PSE will award one dependent, including grandchildren, a $500 scholarship . The dependent must be an IRS-dependent of a member in good standing. The applicant must also be a high school senior or equivalent and plans to enroll as a full-time student in an accredited institution by the fall term.

Please follow this link for the application: http://pseclassified.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/70/files/2013/01/Dependent-Application-2017.pdf

The application deadline is March 1, 2017.

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APCA Scholarship 

 

The Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA), a non-profit Employee Resource Group of AT&T, is seeking qualified applicants for its 2017 National APCA Scholarship Program.  We are proud to announce that 21 $2000 National APCA scholarships will be awarded for the 2017 academic year.  Besides the 21 national scholarships, we are also offering 3 $1000 state scholarships to Washington State students.  The scholarship program is open to all high school seniors of any ethnic or cultural background with a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Information about our scholarship program, the link to download the scholarship application, and the process to submit the scholarship application can be found at our web site:  http://www.apca-att.org/scholarship.html.  All scholarship applications must be submitted online by 11:59 pm

 

 Pacific Standard Time on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

 

 

Carol Tagayun

Dir. External Affairs, W. Washington & Hawaii

AT&T External & Legislative Affairs

16331 NE 72nd Way

Redmond, WA 98052

425.580.4694
m  714.624.0943 | ct1417@att.com

 

 
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SPOKANE INTERSTATE FAIR

The Spokane County Interstate Fair is looking for four individuals to serve as the 2017 Interstate Fair Ambassadors.  The 2017 Interstate Fair dates are September 8-17. The Fair activities this year will be as exciting and as memorable as ever. As a part of this annual event, we are featuring a competition to select four ambassadors for the Fair.

According to the official rules, the competition is open to juniors and seniors.  The winners will reign as the official hosts of the Interstate Fair for the year of 2017. Ambassadors will each receive a $500.00 scholarship after completion of their reign as well as a wardrobe for the Fair.

The Interstate Fair is one of the Inland Empire's largest family events. The Ambassador competition receives the highest quality of publicity and recognition in the Inland Northwest newspapers and media. This includes pictures and stories, radio and television interviews and personal appearances. Participation in this competition will attract favorable attention for the youth chosen as Ambassadors.

Please find attached official contest rules and the application.  Paper copies are available in the Counseling Center.

 

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GREATER SPOKANE ABUSE COUNCIL ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP

 

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Better Business Bureau Northwest Scholarship

 

This is just a reminder that the Better Business Bureau Northwest 2017 Students of Integrity Scholarship is currently open for submissions. With $10,000 on the line, I know you’ll want to give your students the opportunity to win. The deadline is coming up on February 13, 2017 so make sure your students submit their applications including You Tube videos before then. Please have them review the application information and apply online at: http://www.bbb.org/northwest/charities-donors/about-us/bbb-foundation/current-scholarship-campaign/2016-17_Scholarship/

Amy Biviano, Foundation Director

Better Business Bureau Northwest

152 S Jefferson, Suite 200

Spokane, WA 99201  

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Cheney Credit Union 
We will be awarding a $500.00 scholarship to two current credit union members who are high school seniors and planning to go to college.
 
If they are interested, please have them complete the application (attached) and either drop it off at 520 First Street, mail it to P.O. Box 160 Cheney WA, 99004, or fax it to 235-6544.
The deadline for accepting applications is April 14, 2017.
 
If you have any questions, please contact JoAn or Lynn at 235-6533.
 
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2017 Merle Kirkley Merit Scholarship
 
Overview
The $3,000.00 Merle Kirkley Merit Scholarship Award is a competitive merit-based scholarship
program designed to provide financial support for Washington State high school students planning
to obtain a post-secondary education. Applicants must demonstrate that their intent is to major, or
obtain a certificate in, a field relating to educational facility planning and design. Fields related to
educational facility design include (but are not limited to): school planning, architecture,
engineering, product services and construction management.

Submission Requirements
The Merle Kirkley Merit Scholarship Award information packets, with all required submission forms
are available on-line at www.A4LE.org, under the Washington Chapter [awards] section.
The entire scholarship submission requirements will be accepted by submitting via email by
5:00 p.m. on April 21, 2017.

1. High School transcript through the winter quarter [current year].
2. Name of institution you will attend with an accredited certificate or 4-year degree program
3. A completed Merle Kirkley Merit Scholarship Award Application Form (Form "A").
4. A completed Merle Kirkley Merit Scholarship Commitment Form (Form "B").
5. A completed Merle Kirkley Merit Scholarship Award Essay Form (Form "C").
6. Copy of college application(s) and/or acceptance letter(s)
7. Two letters of character recommendation. (encouraged but not required)
 
Selection Guidelines
Clarity of Expression - Is the material presented logical and coherent? Was the essay report carefully proofread for spelling and grammar? Did the narrative demonstrate completion of thought?
 
Creativity - Is the essay original and imaginative? Did the student develop new solutions or procedures? To what extent were the student's talent and insight incorporated into the report? How did the student address any surprising or unforeseen developments?
 
Conditions
1. A candidate can only receive one award throughout their educational career
2. Award may be used only for pre-approved tuition, fees, books, room and board
3. Recipient may defer up to one year the scholarship award after completion of high school
 
Announcement of Award (s)
Winners will be announced no later than June 1, 2017. A press release will be sent to local media and the students' schools announcing the winners.
 
Send completed information to:
Cathie Carlson, Director of Construction and Planning, Bethel School District, 516 176th St E, Spanaway, WA 98387
Or email at ctcarlson@bethelsd.org Questions can be answered by Cathie Carlson via email or at 253.683.6045
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WA State Opportunity Scholarship - Up to $22,500 

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. The 2017-18 application opens Jan. 3, 2017, and has a Feb. 28, 2017 deadline.

  • Annual awards range from $2,500-$7,500 per year.
  • Renewable up to five years based on credits completed and continued eligibility.
  • Approximately 1,850 applicants will be selected this year. We strongly encourage students who meet the criteria to apply.
Read more >
Leadership 1000 Scholarship - Up to $20,000

The Leadership 1000 Scholarship provides 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. The 2017-18 application opens Jan. 3, 2017, and has a Feb. 28, 2017 deadline.

  • Annual awards range from $1,500-$5,000 per year.
  • Some scholarships are renewable for up to four years.
  • Approximately 80 applicants will be selected this year.
Read more >
Governors’ Scholarship - Up to $20,000

The Washington State Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth helps young men and women from foster care continue their education and earn a college degree. The program has been supported by the current and former governors in Washington state. The 2017-18 application opens Jan. 3, 2017, and has a Feb. 28, 2017 deadline.

  • Annual awards range from $2,000-$4,000 per year.
  • Renewable for up to five years.
  • Approximately 40 applicants selected this year.
Read more >
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Violet Richardson Award

The deadline for applications for the Violet Richardson Award, is December 1. This award is given to honor a young woman for her volunteer activities. The $600 cash award may be used in any way the winner desires.

Applicants must be active in volunteer activities in school or the community. They must be at least 14 and not older than 17 on December 1, 2016. Academic achievement is not a factor.

Examples of activities include fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; working to end discrimination, violence, bullying, or poverty; tutoring young girls in STEM classes, reading, math, or problem solving; encouraging girls learning about nontraditional occupations; teaching young girls about hygiene, beauty, and personal pride activities. Activities that benefit women and girls are of particular interest, and the scope of them is almost limitless.

The application is attached or hard copies will be available in the Counseling Center.
WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship was launched in 2011 to reduce the barriers that low- & middle- income students face in college and on their way into rewarding careers in high demand fields. This year we will award 1850 scholarships worth up to $22,500. Please help us in promoting this scholarship within your schools. Interested and eligible students can use these funds at 67 Washington colleges and universities to pursue 200 fantastic majors. We hope that these points and files help:

OVERVIEW | See attached document.

DEADLINES | Applications received online from January 3 - February 28, 2017.

ELIGIBLE MAJORS | http://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/document.doc?id=675

ELIGIBLE COLLEGES | http://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/document.doc?id=678

SAMPLE APPLICATION | http://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/document.doc?id=680

PROMOTION POSTER (ENGLISH) | http://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/file/publications/WSOS-Poster.pdf

PROMOTION POSTER (SPANISH) | http://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/file/publications/WSOS-Poster-Spanish.pdf

SIGN UP FOR A REMINDER | On the WSOS homepage, https://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/home

WEBSITE FRIENDLY TEXT| Low- and Middle- income high schools seniors and qualifying college students with a 2.75+ GPA and a desire to pursue a science, technology, engineering, mathematics or health care major and career are encouraged to apply for the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship. Awardees receive up to $22,500 over 5 years. Application open from Jan 3 - Feb 28, 2017 at www.waopportunity scholarship.org.
NRMCA ESSAY CONTEST

We are happy to announce the return of the Concrete Essay contest, presented by the WA Aggregates & Concrete Association and National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. This contest is open to all High Schools in WA State. For more information on this great opportunity for your students, please read the attached document. We would love for you to forward this information on to the person in charge of scholarships/career development at your school.
Racine Olson Injury Scholarship

This scholarship is open to high school seniors in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington who plan on either attending a 4-year college or 2-year community college. These applicants have either been a victim of a personal injury accident or has a parent(s) or guardian(s) who has been a victim of a personal injury accident.


- Funds will be sent directly to the college you'll be attending
- Scholarship is a one-time award of $500
- Scholarship is due by May 31, 2017
- Winner will be announced on July 8th, 2017.

Would you consider adding this scholarship to your school website's scholarships page to help spread the word to your students? If so, please include our online application which is located below. Here you can also see our eligibility requirements and other pertinent information.
To access our scholarship, visit: http://www.racinelaw.net/practice-areas/idaho-personal-injury-lawyers#scholarship-application
Michael Anderson Scholarship
 
We are offering two $1000 Michael Anderson scholarships to young people in good academic standing. Our deadline is rapidly approaching and we have only had a few responses Would you be willing to contact your counselors or teachers to advise them of this opportunity? We would like to get the word out to as many eligible young people as possible. I have attached the scholarship application criteria. We may be able to extend the deadline until Monday, October 24.
ELK SCHOLARSHIP

The 2017 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2017 contest are available online at:
http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
The 2017 MVS application deadline is November 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.

BBB Foundation

BBB Foundation offers the
Students of Integrity Scholarship
to recognize high school juniors and seniors who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments.

Deadline is February 13, 2017 @ 11:59 p.m. PST

Apply today at go.bbb.org/nw-scholarship
 
FRA Scholarship

The Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) is sponsoring an essay contest for grades 7-12 called "What Memorial Day Means to Me." The deadline is December 1, 2016. Please visit the following link for more information: http://www.fra.org/essay

The local chapter is Inland Empire Branch 038 (Spokane) and you can contact Peg Burke at 509-385-7275 or FRAbranch38@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Horatio Alger Scholarship Program

Please visit the following link for scholarship opportunities. Scholarship programs offered include:
1) National Scholarships
2) State Scholarships
3) Career and Technical Scholarships
4) Targeted Scholarships based on college and major

https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/

Feel free to contact Bart Barrett at (509) 680-5416 or barrett@gcu.edu if you have questions.
 

BBB Foundation Scholarship

BBB Foundation offers the Students of Integrity Scholarship to recognize a high school seniors who personifies high ethics, as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic accomplishments. A scholarship of $10,000 is awarded to the winning application submitted by students residing in Alaska, Oregon or Western Washington.

With $10,000 of college funding on the line, more than 300 applicants participated in the 2016 Students of Integrity Scholarship online application. Putting their creativity to the test, qualified applicants submitted a 90-second video that demonstrated how Better Business Bureau helps people become smart consumers.
http:// http://www.bbb.org/northwest/charities-donors/about-us/bbb-foundation/bbb-students-of-integrity-scholarship/

Scholarship Essay

Please see the enclosed link for an essay contest scholarship open to grades 9-12. The deadline is November 1, 2016. Hard copies are also available in the counseling center.

https://www.vfw.org/uploadedFiles/VFW.org/Community/2017VoiceofDemocracyStudentEntryForm.pdf

Michael P. Anderson Scholarship
Please see the attached documents regarding the Michael P. Anderson Scholarship. The deadline is October 21st. Please direct questions to Ms. Elaine Tyrie at 509-456-7785 or Dr. Jeanne Baynes at 509-255-6013.





HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP

WASBO Members:

AXA Advisors asked us to pass along information regarding their amazing scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors. The scholarships range from $2,500, $10,000, and $25,000. They will be accepting applications starting Sept 1, 2016 until December 15, 2016.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Scholarship Information AXA

We award $8,000 in scholarships every year to students who share their stories of how quitting smoking helped them to change their lives and their views on how we can create a smoke-free world. It’s free to apply for everyone.

You can find more information at: tobaccofreelife.org/scholarship

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

The Washboard
Looking for scholarships? theWashBoard.org makes it simple.
We connect Washington students of all types with Washington scholarship providers….for FREE.Whether you’ll be attending in state or out, you save time by entering your profile once and letting us find the scholarship opportunities that fit. theWashBoard.org is spam-free and will never sell your information.

Fast Web
Need Money for College? Try the Internet's largest free scholarship search! This site allows borrowers to search through the databses of 180,000 private scholarships. This database is set up to e-mail the borrower when it find grants or scholarships that match the borrower's profile.

College Scholarship Guide (The Simple Dollar)
Higher education costs are at an all-time high, and landing the right scholarship could be the difference between graduating debt-free or paying off loans for years and years. This online guide walks you through the whole process, including preparing, searching, applying, deadlines, etc.

General Scholarship Information

http://www.spokanefalls.edu/Resources/career Click on the SFCC scholarship link
http://www.freschinfo.com Free scholarship search
http://www.colegescholarships.com College Connection – listing free college scholarship information
http://www.fastweb.com Customized scholarship search
http://www.collegeplan.org/cpnow/pnwguide/pnwguide.htm Pacific Northwest Scholarship Guide
http://www.ccs.spokane.edu/Foundation/foundation.htm Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation
http://www.hecb.wa.gov/paying/waaidprgm/eog.asp Educational Opportunity Grant for WA State
http://www.all-ink.com/scholarship.html Write two 50-200 word essays
http://www.aynrand.org/contests Write an essay on the novel “Atlas Shrugged”
http://mach25.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/M25/index no fee scholarship database search
http://www.upromise.com Register and earn college savings
http://www.nationalservice.org/scholarships/ Promoting service and citizenship
http://www.scholarshiphelp.org/index.htm How a scholarship application is evaluated
http://www.freegrants.com
http://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/all-articles-and-videos/College Tax tips for students going to college from TurboTax

College Savings Plans Network

This site provides information on state sponsored prepaid tuition and college savings plans throughout the U.S.
College Savings Plans Network

Scholarships at Geoportals

This valuable tool allows the entry of a student's personal and academic information. Parents and other non-students will be entering information as well. Once entered, the scholarship search engine searches the database, of more than 8,000 funding sources comprised of more than 600,000 individual awards, and selects those matching the student's profile. It provides each funding source's eligibility requirements, due dates, number of awards, award amounts, and contact information. Scholarships at Geoportals

Super College

Get free cash for college from loans, grants, and scholarships. Plus, search our free scholarship database, with over $1.1 billion in prizes. Super College

Educational and Training Voucher (ETV)
Program for Former/Present Foster Care Youth

The Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) Program offers financial assistance to current and former foster youth to help them attend colleges, universities or vocational training programs. Students may receive up to $5,000 per academic year to help pay for tuition, fees, books, room and board, rent and other school-related expenses not covered by financial aid.

You may qualify if you:

have been accepted into or are enrolled in a degree, certificate or other program at an accredited college, university, technical or vocational school; and
have not yet reached your 21st birthday; or
have not yet reached your 23rd birthday and received ETV funds as of your 21st birthday; and
are currently in foster care; or
aged out of foster care at age 18 or were adopted from foster care after your 16th birthday; and
show you are making progress towards a degree or certificate.

For more information or for an application form online, go to www.collegesuccessfoundation.org.

Western Washington University

Multicultural Achievement Program (MAP) Scholarship
Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 and are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to multiculturalism and/or diversity.See Mrs. Long for more information.

Inland Northwest Community Foundation

Inland Northwest Community Foundation manages more than thirty Scholarship Funds established by donors interested in helping students from the Inland Northwest attend college, university or vocational school. Examples of some of the scholarships available are: Carol Fahlgren Crispin Scholarship (for students planning on attending WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing), Stanley A. and Bernice F. Fahlgren Scholarship (for students planning on attending EWU School of Education to become elementary and secondary school teachers), and Robert and Anna Neill WSU Scholarship (for worthy and deserving students planning on attending WSU). For a complete list of scholarships, visit INCF's website at www.inwcomfound.org.

Tuition FundingSources.com

Unlike other scholarship search websites, the TFS website does not collect student’s names and other personal information.

Go to http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com/ Click on Login and then the “First Time User?” link. Select the state where you live and school you attend. Enter your email address as your username and then create a password.

University of Washington Undergraduate Admissions

The Husky Promise guarantees that full tuition will be covered by grant or scholarship support if you are a low- or lower middle-income student and a Washington resident. These grants and scholarships do not have to be repaid. If you qualify for the Husky Promise you can be assured that if tuition increases, the University of Washington has you covered.

Here is the website for you. http://admit.washington.edu/Paying/Freshman/HuskyPromise

For students with confirmed financial hardship, the University of Washington is happy to provide a waiver of the $50 application fee. For more information see Mrs. Long.
Spokane Community College Technical Education

Construction Trades, Engineering, Manufacturing, Mechanical Trades and Service Industries. This is a new Career Planning Guide that can be looked up in the CHS Career Center.