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Please check further eligibility criteria for the following scholarships on their respective websites. Application forms for most of these scholarships are also available on-line.
AARP WOMEN'S SCHOLARSHIP
AARP WOMEN'S SCHOLARSHIP Applicants must be: Women, age 50+ by March 30, 2012; Low-income (150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or less to qualify;) pursuing a technical or vocational education, an Associates Degree, or a bachelor's Degree; enrolled a US Dept of Education accredited school or technical program within 6 months of the scholarship award date. Further information and application available at www.aarp.org/womensscholarship. Submission Deadline Date is March 30, 2012.
ABBOTT & FENNER BUSINESS CONSULTANTS SCHOLARSHIP
ABBOTT & FENNER BUSINESS CONSULTANTS SCHOLARSHIP
A $1,000 scholarship available to all high school juniors and seniors, as well as all students currently registered in an accredited post secondary institution. Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 30. Application information available at http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm . Deadline is June 14, 2013.
AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Visit the Seattle Foundation website to see information on a variety of scholarships for African American students including: Alpha Omicron Boule Scholarship and UNCF Scholarship.www.seattlefoundation.org/africanamericanscholarships.
AFRICAN AMERICAN JEWISH COALITION
The June R. Chaus Scholarship assists students who are committed to working for social justice, and who may be disadvantaged due to race, ethnicity, national background, religious affiliation or sexual orientation. Alternately, students who have been inspired to work for constructive social change due to one or more of the above factors are also welcome to apply. Annual scholarships of up to $1500 each may be awarded to applicants who meet the following criteria: a)have been admitted to an approved undergraduate or graduate institution in the Pacific NW; b)are pursuing studies in Human Services, Health Care, Education, Public Affairs or a related field; c)have demonstrated financial need; have demonstrated strong financial aptitude; d)successfully complete a competitive 500-word essay on an assigned topic (see website); f)are considered to be minority students, based on race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation. See website for further guidelines, information, and application http://www.africanamericanjewishcoalition.org/scholarship.html, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are accepted between January 1 and April 30 each year.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN-ANACORTES BRANCH
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN, ANACORTES BRANCH is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a woman who is entering or completing an undergraduate degree program, a vocational certification program, or taking courses beyond the undergraduate level in preparation for an advanced degree. The woman must either be an Anacortes High School Graduate or have resided on Fidalgo Island or Guemes Island for the last three years. Applications can be obtained by request from the AAUW Anacortes Branch at email@example.com, or paper versions may be picked up at the Anacortes Public Library. For further information, contact Diane Dempsey Marr, Ph.D., AAUW Scholarship Co-Chairperson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-770-0647. Applications must be postmarked or e-stamped by 5:00pm, April 20, 2013. Finalists will be contacted for a May 4, 2013 interview at the Anacortes Public Library. Attendance is mandatory and finalists will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview process.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN STANWOOD-CAMANO
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN STANWOOD-CAMANO BRANCH will offer three $2500 scholarships to local students for the 2010-2011 school year. To be eligible students must be residents of the Arlington/Stanwood/Camano Island area OR they must be past graduates of Stanwood, Lincoln Hill, Lakewood, or Arlington High Schools. In addition, students must have completed at least two years of college or university by June 2010 and have verifiable plans to continue upper-division or graduate work at an accredited 4-year college or university in the fall of 2010. Additional requirements are listed on the application form, available via e-mail at email@example.com or on the Web at http://www.s-caf.org. Application postmark deadline is March 11, 2013. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-387-7558.
AMERICAN MUSCLE AUTOMOTIVE SCHOLARSHIP
AMERICAN MUSCLE AUTOMOTIVE SCHOLARSHIP American Muscle, an aftermarket Ford Mustang parts distributor, is offering 4 currently enrolled college students, or graduating high school seniors, a $2000 scholarship for tuition assistance in an automotive degree or field of study. Students must submit a 700-1500 word essay telling who they are and why creativity and personalization in the automotive industry are important for advancement of the industry as a whole. Submit essays to email@example.com by June 15, 2013, 12:00pm EST, for Fall quarter 2013 scholarships. Deadline for Winter quarter is October 1, 2013. For more information, visit www.americanmuscle.com/scholarships.html.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, R.H. THOMSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, R.H. THOMSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship honors Seattle City Engineer (from 1882-1931) Reginald Thomson with a $5000 award to promising students who express an interest in the field of Civil Engineering. Student must be a U.S citizen and resident of and attending a school in the 9-county Seattle Section of ASCE (San Juan, Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, Island, Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, or King) with a current standing of high school senior to university graduate student. Applications are available at www.SeattleASCE.org/careers/scholarships, and must be submitted with a current resume, 3 letters of recommendation, and a short essay by the deadline date of February 15, 2013. Awards will be announced by May 1, 2013.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF WOMEN ACCOUNTANTS SEATTLE CHAPTER
Annual award of $1000-5000 to a part-time or full-time student pursuing either an associate's of applied science, bachelor's or master's degree in accounting at an accredited community college, college, university or professional school of accounting located in Washington State. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.05 overall and 3.00 in accounting, and must have also completed a minimum of 30 semester hours or 45 credit hours within four weeks of the application deadline of May 16, 2011. Details and application are available at www.aswaseattle.org.
AMERICAN WELDING SOCIETY FOUNDATION
AMERICAN WELDING SOCIETY FOUNDATION, INC. Several scholarships available to full-time students pursuing degrees in welding engineering and welding engineering technology. Various requirements, restrictions, and awards. Most scholarships have an application deadline of March 1, 2013 for the following Fall term. Visit the AWS website at www.aws.org/foundation/ or contact the AWS Foundation office at 800-443-9353, ext 250.
ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION
ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION offers scholarships to students studying journalism at accredited colleges and universities who are current AAJA members. These include the Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship and the Founders' Scholarship. Visit http://www.aajaseattle.org/programs or http://www.aaja.org. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASSOC. OF WASH. COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGES
Two scholarship programs: 1)for classified, professional or confidential exempt employees and 2)for graduating transfer-degree students. The Alan Spence Employee Scholarship is to be awarded to classified, professional or confidential exempt employees who are full-time and permanent, with at least five years experience in this classification in the Washington Community and Technical College System. They must have expressed an interest in community of technical college administration and receive full endorsement from their community or technical college president. If awarded, recipients must carry at least 5-qtr credits or 3-semester credits. The maximum award is $1,200. The application deadline is April 4, 2013. The "Building Our Future" Student Scholarship is to be awarded to a student who will have completed his/her AA, AS or other transfer degree during the year they are being considered for the scholarship and have been admitted to a 4-year college prior to receiving the scholarship and have and minimum 3.0 cumulative college-level GPA. The purpose of the scholarship is to actively recruit and support students who are seriously considering a community college or technical college teaching or administrative career upon completion of college. Additional eligibility requirements are included on the application form. Faculty recommendation is also required. The maximum award is $1,200. The application deadline is May 16, 2013. Applications for both student and staff scholarships can be accessed at http://www.theassociationctc.org.
BECU FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
BECU FOUNDATION will award 25 merit-based $2500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students who will attend college, technical college, or university. Applicants must be a member of BECU and have a GPA of 3.0 or greater. Other selection criteria include community/school involvement, leadership and academic achievement. Scholarship and/or BECU membership application are available at www.becu.org/scholarship or by calling member services at 206-439-5700 or 1-800-233-2328. Application period is January through March each year.
BIG SUN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP
All student athletes in high school or attending a post secondary institute are eligible to apply for a $500 scholarship award. Application includes an essay of 500 words or less describing why you should be the winner of this award. Submit essay to email@example.com by the deadline of June 21, 2013. For more information, visit http://www.bigsunathletics.com.
BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON
BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON Mackenzie Cowell Memorial Scholarship for students currently pursuing or intending to pursue a career in the construction industry, or for those with work experience in the construction industry. BIAW will award scholarships in the total amount of $5,000 coming academic year. Visit www.biaw.com Completed applications must be postmarked by May 13, 2012.
The CIRI Foundation scholarships are available for post-secondary undergraduate and graduate studies. Education grants are offered for technical and vocational training. Scholarship and education grants are limited to eligible, qualified, and selected Alaska Native beneficiaries. Awards range up to $2500 based on stated need. A completed application and all required materials must be submitted by the deadline in order for an applicant to receive full consideration. Scholarship awarded twice annually. Re-application required each semester. Application deadlines June 1 & December 1. Application Information available at http://www.thecirifoundation.org/scholarships.htm.
COLLEGE SUCCESS FOUNDATION
Several scholarship awards of up to $5000 per year for four years to eligible students. Minimum requirements include: Washington residency (of one-year or more), enrollment as a college freshman or sophomore or as a high school senior who has applied for and been accepted into a four year college/university, completion of FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid, income limitations (see link), minimum 2.75 GPA, plans to continue enrollment as a full-time (12 quarter credits) student. For further information, application instructions, and other resources for financing your education, visit this scholarship link on the College Success Foundation website,http://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org.
DEGREEDIRECTORY.ORG ASSOCIATE DEGREE SCHOLARSHIPS
DEGREEDIRECTORY.ORG ASSOCIATE DEGREE SCHOLARSHIPS, see individual links for details.
All scholarship deadlines are April 1, 2013.
NURSING AND MEDICAL ASSISTING: A $500 scholarship for students who are interested in pursuing associate level degrees or certificates related to Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Technology, Radiologic Technology and others. http://degreedirectory.org/pages/Nursing_and_Medical_Assisting_Associates_Degree_Scholarship.html.
ART & DESIGN: A $500 scholarship for students who are interested in pursuing associated level degrees related to Art, Computer Aided Design, Fashion Design, Visual Communications, Interior Design, Computer Graphics, and others. http://degreedirectory.org/pages/Art_and_Design_Associates_Degree_Scholarship.html.
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS: A $500 scholarship who are interested in pursuing associate level degrees or certificates related to Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Networking, Computer Software, Database Technology, Information Security, and others. http://degreedirectory.org/pages/Computer_Technology_and Information_Systems_Associates_Degree_Scholarship.html.
ONLINE ASSOCIATE DEGREE SCHOLARSHIP: A $500 scholarship for full-time or part-time students who are interested in pursuing any online associate level degree. http://degreedirectory.org/pages/Online_Associates_Degree_Scholarship.html.
EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
More than $1.5 million in scholarship and tuition assistance is awarded annually. Most recognize students for academic and/or community excellence, while some are based on financial need, academic major, or other special qualifications. For a complete list of EWU, Departmental, Athletic, and other scholarships, and to apply on-line, visit www.ewu.edu/scholarships. Application deadline is February 15, 2013.
ELECTRICAL GENERATING SYSTEMS ASSOCIATION
David I. Coren Scholarship of $2,500 for up to eight students. These competitive, merit-based scholarships will be awarded to qualified students who plan to pursue a career in the On-Site Power Generation Industry (this may include Diesel Technicians.) Applicants must be full-time students with a minimum 2.8 GPA. Applications are available at www.egsa.org and the application packet will also require a Financial Aid Form. Application deadline is May 1, 2013. For further information, contact George Rowley, Director of Education, at 561-237-5557 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE
THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE offers several scholarship and grant opportunities to new students. These include Americorps Service Award ($1800 value,) and these scholarships with estimated values up to $4,800 each: The Evergreen State College Foundation Scholarship, Cultural Diversity Award, First Peoples' Scholarship, Merit Award, and the Scholastic Achievement Award. The complete listing of 2009-2010 Undergraduate Scholarships and Tuition Awards is available in November at www.evergreen.edu/scholarships. General application deadline is February 1, 2013. For further information, contact Michele Elhardt, 360-867-6310 or email@example.com.
FIDALGO ISLAND ROTARY CLUB CONNIE KELLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
A $1000 scholarship award for students who are: a current resident of Fidalgo or Guemes Island, seeking initial or continued support for Vocational or Technical education, and who demonstrate the qualities that epitomized Connie Kelley; curiosity, perseverance, humor, courage, optimism, and determination in pursuing their chosen career and life. Requirements include: Application available at http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/5050/272/HTML/105581/ConnieKelleyMemorialScholarship2011.doc. Cover Letter, Two Letters of Recommendation. Application deadline is April 8, 2011. Finalists must be available for interviews between April 18th and April 22nd.
FISHER COMMUNICATIONS MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP
FISHER COMMUNICATIONS MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP for minority students who are permanent residents of the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or California. Students must be at sophomore level or above and enrolled in a broadcast oriented curriculum (radio, television, marketing, or broadcast technology.) Students must be earning a degree at a Community College (transferable to a 4-year baccalaureate degree program,) 4-year College or University, or a Vocational-Technical school. Students must be of non-white origin, be able to provide proof of citizenship, and have a minimum GPA of 2.50. To apply, visit http://ch.tbe.aleo.net/CH05/as/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FISHERCOMM&cws=1&rid=925. Application deadline is May 31, 2013. If you have problems uploading your documents, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful applicants will be notified no later than July 30, 2013.
FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE -LODGE 24 MATT HERZOG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
A non-renewable $2000 (subject to change) scholarship to an applicant attending, or enrolled in, a Washington State college or university on a full-time basis for the 2012-2013 year. The applicant must be pursuing a career in, or related to, law enforcement.
Submit an application (available at the MV SVC Financial Aid Office) with: a) 3 letters of recommendation (see application for source information,) b) a 500-word (minimum) essay on "How I can make a difference in Law Enforcement," and c) high school transcripts, or if already in college, both high school and college transcripts. Application deadline is March 31, 2012.
GASEO MIGRANT CENTER GLORIA & JOSEPH MATTERA NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN
GASEO MIGRANT CENTER GLORIA & JOSEPH MATTERA NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR MIGRANT CHILDRENAssists migrant farm worker youth who have the potential and desire to further their education to achieve their personal and career goals. The Fund grants approximately 100 awards annually ranging from $150 to $500. Eligible applicants must have: a)recent history of movement for agricultural employment – priority will be given to current interstate migrant youth; b)scholastic potential; c)financial need; d)enrolled in or accepted at an accredited public or private college, technical or vocational school. See the website for further information and an application http://migrant.net/migrant/sch-mattera.htm. There is no deadline for applications which are reviewed on a case by case basis. Students may reapply annually but are limited to one award per 12 month period.
GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS PROGRAM
GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS PROGRAM funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian Pacific Islander American**, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Applicants must also be a US Citizen, national or legal US permanent resident who has attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 or higher or have earned a GED. Students must be enrolling for the first time at a US located, accredited college or university; have demonstrated leadership abilities, and meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria. Further criteria may apply. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. Full details and application available at http://www.gmsp.org. Submission Deadline for 2013-2014 year is the end of January 2013.
BOB & ELEANOR GRANT TRUST (NATURAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES)
BOB & ELEANOR GRANT TRUST Scholarship for first-generation college students studying natural or environmental sciences. The trust can provide up to $15,000 per year based on satisfactory student progress. Applicants must be: first-generation college students, planning to become a professional in natural or environmental sciences, in need of financial assistance to complete college, a resident of Washington State for at least 24 months prior to applying, entering the 2nd year of a program at a 2-year college or will have attained junior status at a 4-year college. Required application materials include official college transcripts, a copy of your Student Aid Report, Letters of Recommendation, Resume, an Essay, etc. For full material list and an application, visit www.bandegranttrust.org. Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2013.
HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP & HEALTH PROFESSIONAL LOAN REPAYMENT
See the listing under Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board for further information, or contact Chris Wilkins at 360-236-2817 or email@example.com.
HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND is one of the largest providers of college financial aid for Latino students. Eligibility requirements include 3.0 GPA, US Citizenship or legal permanent residency, completed FAFSA application, additional restrictions or requirements may apply to specific HSF scholarships. Visit the scholarship page of http://hsf.net for further information.
INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The IHS Scholarship Program, created by the authority of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, is designed to help the agency achieve the mission of raising the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. Scholarships are available to eligible American Indian and Alaskan Natives focused on the health care profession in a variety of fields. Applications, Eligibility Criteria, and the Student Handbook may be downloaded from the HIS website http://www.scholarship.ihs.gov. Application handbooks are also available at the Mount Vernon SVC Financial Aid Office. Deadline is typically late April new applications, check the website for details. Telephone inquires to 301-443-6197.
JANSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND
JANSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND Several scholarships in various amounts are available for undergraduate (post-high school) residents of Skagit County (established for at least one year immediately prior to commencement of the first day of the term being applied for) based on the criteria of Scholastic Ability, Good Moral Character, and Financial Need. Applications will only be accepted from March 1st through the deadline date of April 15th, 2013. It is essential that students follow application procedures exactly to avoid disqualification. As this scholarship is administered by Emmanuel Baptist Church Board of Trustees, relatives of Emmanuel Baptist Church Trustees or Janson Committee Members are not eligible to receive scholarships. The application process includes, but is not limited to, Family Data, Educational background, Financial Need, an Essay, Faculty Recommendation (to be written on School Letterhead), etc. Applications available at the SVC Financial Aid Office (MV & Oak Harbor) March 1, 2013.
JEANETTE RANKIN FOUNDATION
Applicant must be a woman, age 35 or older as of March 1, 2011. Be a U.S. citizen, enrolled in or accepted to a regionally or ACICS accredited school. Pursuing a vocational education, an associate's degree, or a first bachelor's degree, and be low-income Financial guidelines, complete eligibility criteria, and application available at http://www.rankinfoundation.org/students. Application deadline March 1, 2013.
KIDS CHANCE OF WASHINGTON
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. Scholarships may be used for tuition, books, fees, room and general living expenses. Scholarships are paid directly to the school where the student is enrolled. Scholarship recipients can attend any accredited university, community, technical or vocational college. Applications accepted year around. Application and information available at http://www.kidschancewa.com/?page_id=12 .
LENDIO BROCK BLAKE ENTREPRENEUR SCHOLARSHIP
LENDIO BROCK BLAKE STUDENT ENTRPENEUR SCHOLARSHIP A $2,500 award available to a future entrepreneur who is currently attending a college or university, or will be attending within one year. A 500-1000 word essay is required. See http://www.lendio.com/scholarship for full details. Submission deadline is July 1, 2012.
Luvera Anacortes HS Alumni Scholarship
LUVERA SCHOLARSHIP FOR ANACORTES HIGH SCHOOL GRADS A scholarship available to graduates of Anacortes High School with a college level GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must be currently enrolled SVC students. To apply students should complete the SVC Foundation Scholarship Application, located on the web at http://www.skagit.edu/file_upload/foundationscholarship_app.pdf, and submit the completed form and 1-page essay to the MV or WIC SVC Financial Aid Office during the SVC Foundation Scholarship open application period each year.
MASSMUTUAL SCHOLARSHIP A national scholarship program for high achieving college students of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic descent interested in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industry. Criteria include: US citizen or legal permanent resident, minimum 3.0 GPA, sophomore/junior/senior/5th year grade standing, FAFSA application completed. Selected students are awarded $2,500 for 2-year college students and $5,000 for 4-year college students. A total of $150,000 will be awarded for the 2013-2014 school year. Application available at www.act.org/massmutual. Application deadline is May 3, 2013.
MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND
Law School Scholarship Program awards scholarships of varying amounts to several students each year based on their commitment to serve the Latino community through law; their past achievement and potential for achievement; and their financial need. Application available on-line at http://www.maldef.org. MALDEF has also developed a comprehensive Undergraduate Scholarship Resource Guide that can be downloaded for free The resources listed include scholarships for permanent legal residents as well as private scholarships available to all students regardless of immigration status, or country of origin. Download the guide from the MALDEF website above.
MOUNT BAKER NURSE'S ASSOCIATION
MOUNT BAKER NURSES ASSOCIATION will provide two scholarships of up to $750 each to students from Whatcom County, or those who have lived in Whatcom County for the past 12 months. She/he must be accepted at or attending an accredited RN school of nursing or accredited continuing education institution. This does not include any form of pre-nursing. Financial and academic criteria also apply. An application form and eligibility information are available at http://www.uwb.edu/getattachment/financialaid/scholarships/upcoming-scholarships-fellowships/may/mount-baker-nurse-s-association.pdf. The application deadline date is May 10, 2013.
MILOTTE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Alfred G. & Elma M. Milotte were known world-wide for their documentary work in natural history, environmental & wildlife studies, and the arts. Their scholarship trust fund annually awards one-year grants of up to $4000 to individuals who share their enthusiasm for exploring, chronicling and spreading the magnificence of the wilderness through artistic communication. The applicant should portray through photography (or other forms of artistic expression such as drawings or written work,) evidence of their interest in natural history, environmental studies or animal behavior. Eligible applicants must: be profoundly fascinated by nature & have been a careful observer of it and have successfully expressed your observations in an artistic way that engages the everyday person, be a high school graduate or GED holder, accepted at a trade school/art school/2 or 4-year college or university for either undergraduate or graduate studies, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, have been a resident of the State of Washington for at least 5 years prior to applying. Visit www.milotte.org for full eligibility and application criteria. Application deadline each year is March 31st.
MOUNT VERNON ROTARY CLUB LYLE POOLMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Several awards of typically not less than $1,000 to assist deserving freshman students returning for their sophomore year in academic or vocational majors. Selection criteria and considerations include need, academic achievement, and community service. Preference given to current residents of Skagit County who are graduates from a Mount Vernon High School; i.e Mount Vernon High School, Emerson School, or Mount Vernon Christian High School. This award was named in memory of Lyle Poolman who served for several years as chair of the scholarship committee and has been awarded for the past 36 years. Applicants should complete and submit the standard SVC Foundation Scholarship application available at www.skagit.edu. Submit completed applications to the SVC Financial Aid Office of either the Mount Vernon or Whidbey Island campus by the deadline date of April 1, 2013.
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN – SEATTLE SECTION offers partial tuition scholarships for Jewish students. Students must be Washington State residents and scholarships may be used for undergraduate study at any accredited Washington State public or private college, university, technical/vocational school, or job retraining program. Criteria considered: Financial need, Academic Achievement, Jewish & general community involvement, Essay, Special aptitudes/skills/interests. Application materials: most recent official transcripts; 2 letters of recommendation (1 from a teacher;) most recent tax return for yourself and the person(s) who support you; a 1-page essay explaining your background, Jewish & secular community involvement, & future goals. Also include information about special needs or extenuating circumstances; a recent photo for identification purposes. Scholarships will be granted by committee review of the application materials and finalists will be interviewed Summer 2012. Application materials & more info available at www.ncjwseattle.org. Submission Deadline is May 13, 2012. Questions to NCJW 425-558-1894 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND NFB offers thirty scholarships from $3000 to $12000 to legally blind students living in the US. Go to www.nfb.org/scholarships for complete details and an application form. Application deadline is March 31, 2013.
NATIONAL PEACE ESSAY CONTEST
NATIONAL PEACE ESSAY CONTEST promotes serious discussion among high school students, teachers, and national leaders about international peace and conflict resolution today and in the future. Based on a 1,500 word essay, up to 53 winners are awarded college scholarships and an invitation to participate in an Awards Program in Washington D.C. each year. This scholarship is open to 9-12 grade high school students. Deadline is February 1, 2013. Contest information is available at http://www.usip.org/npec.
NATIONAL STUDENT NURSES' ASSOCIATION
The Undergraduate Scholarship Program of the NSNA Foundation awards scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 based on academic achievement, financial need, and involvement in nursing student organizations and community activities related to health care. Additional criteria may be required by some specific scholarships. Next application period is for 2013 and will be available from May 2012until January 2013. Deadline is January 2013. Visit http://www.nsna.org for application information and for a listing of nursing scholarship resources.
NAVY-MARINE RELIEF SOCIETY
NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY offers education assistance for navy and marine corps family members through interest-free loans and grants. Eligibility criteria include: child (under 23) or spouse of a sailor or marine who is serving on active duty or retired or is a reservist on active duty more than 90 days or has died on active duty or after retiring. Also available for combat wounded sailors and marines who served in Iraq or Afghanistan and are pursuing a degree leading to teacher license/certification; sailors of marines participating in Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) or Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP,) Navy and Marine Corps qualified divers, their children (under age 23) and their spouses, and for spouses of active duty Sailors and Marines stationed and living outside the 50 United States. Applications are available at www.nmcrs.org/education. Application Deadline is May 1, 2013.
NORTH PUGET SOUND ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
NORTH PUGET SOUND ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS offers two scholarships to deserving students pursuing an education at an accredited Washington State school. The George Koetje Memorial Scholarship is for students from Whidbey Island and surrounding areas. Application deadline is June 15. The Brandon Koetje Memorial Scholarship is for students from Skagit County and surrounding areas with an application deadline of May 15. Criteria for both awards include: minimum 3.0 GPA, undergraduate student with at least 1 year of secondary school, letter of recommendation from faculty member, letter of recommendation from sponsoring REALTOR Member. For an application form and further information, visit the "Education" page of www.npsar.com or call the North Puget Sound Association of REALTORS at 360-416-4902.
NW PLUS CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarships up to $1,000 for graduating high school seniors and post-secondary students who are NWPlus Credit Union member in good standing for at least 90 days prior to application. If under 18, parent must be a good-standing member. NWPCU employees, family members, or volunteer officials are not eligible. Instruction sheet and application form are available at the Mount Vernon and Oak Harbor Financial Aid Offices. For questions, please contact NWPLUS CU at 425-297-1033 or 1-800-456-6481 ext#1033. Application Deadline is March 25, 2013.
NORTHWEST HAWAI'I OHANA (NWHO) SCHOLARSHIP
NORTHWEST HAWAI’I OHANA (NWHO) SCHOLARSHIP A $500 Education Scholarship and 2 x $75 Cultural Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students. Top priority given to a member, or dependent of NWHO. Second priority to the child of a Hawai’i high school graduate. Information and application forms available at http://nwhawaiiohana.webs.com/scholarships.htm . Application deadline for the Cultural Scholarship is March 31, 2013 & application deadline for the Educational Scholarship is May 31, 2013.
OFFICERS' SPOUSES' CLUB OF WHIDBEY ISLAND
OFFICERS' SPOUSES' CLUB OF WHIDBEY ISLAND offers three scholarships annually: Graduating Senior, Undergraduate Spouse, or Spouse Continuing Education. Applicants must be currently residing in Skagit or Island County, and planning to attend a college or university to pursue a degree. Applicants must also be a dependent of either an active duty or retired military service member, or an un-remarried widow/widower of a deceased military service member. Application forms and information are available at www.oscwi.com. Submission deadline is March 31, 2012. For further eligibility inquires, please contact email@example.com.
ORPHAN FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Applications for two scholarships; the Casey Family Scholars Scholarship, and the Foster Care to Success Scholarship. Applicants must: 1)Have been in foster care for one consecutive year at the time of their 18th birthday OR have been adopted or taken into legal guardianship out of foster care or upon the death of their parents after their 16th birthday OR have lost both parents to death before the age of 18 and not been subsequently adopted or taken into legal guardianship; 2)Be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited post-secondary program at the undergraduate level; 3)Be under the age of 25 on March 31, 2011; 4)Have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States. U.S. citizenship is not required. Visit http://www.orphan.org for application and further information. Application deadline is March 31, 2013.
PRIDE FOUNDATION / GREATER SEATTLE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
Over $350,000 (over 50 types of scholarships with awards up to $10,000) is available to People of Color, Potential Leaders in the LGBT community, Students raised by Lesbian/Gay parents, and students who are straight allies and are committed to civil rights for the LGBTQ community. Applications and information available at www.PrideFoundationScholar.org or www.thegsbascholarship.org. Application deadline is 5:00pm on January 31, 2013.
PUGET SOUND ANGLERS FIDALGO
PUGET SOUND ANGLERS (P.S.A.) FIDALGO awards scholarships to students wishing to pursue a Bachelor's degree or higher in fisheries, with an emphasis in fish management. You must have an Associate's degree or be a junior or senior in class standing at a university. Research grants ranging from $1,000 to $8,000 may also be available. Please visit the PSA Fidalgo website at www.psafidalgo.org or contact Steve Stout (hm)360-826-3858/(wk)360-873-4241 for further information, application instructions, and requirement criteria. Deadline date for all applications is May 1, 2012.
REALIZE THE DREAM SCHOLARSHIP
REALIZE THE DREAM SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is available to 2012 Washington State high school graduates who do not qualify for federal and state financial aid programs, but who do qualify for resident student status for state tuition and fees by completing an affidavit approved by House Bill 1079. The maximum scholarship to be awarded for the 2012-2013 academic year will be $5,000. Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible: 1)Receiving their high school diploma from a Washington State high school in 2012. 2)Have a 2.0 or higher high school GPA. 3)Plan to enroll in college full-time and complete an Associate's &/or bachelor's Degree.4)Plan to enroll in the Fall term of 2012 at eligible 2 or 4-year Washington State college or university. 5)Eligible to file the HB 1079 Affidavit for Washington State resident tuition. 6)Student's 2011 family size and income level meet the program requirements. Applications are available at www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/realizethedream. Application deadline is 5:00pm June 18, 2012. For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-655-4097 or 425-416-2000.
REGENCY ON WHIDBEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
NOT OFFERED 2012-2013: REGENCY ON WHIDBEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP honors former residents of Regency on Whidbey with a $1,000 scholarship for SVC Nursing students on the Whidbey Island Campus. The applicant will need to be a student accepted into the Nursing Department at SVC. The applicant should also exhibit a strong academic standing, a financial need, and a commitment to quality nursing with a long range goal of service to geriatric patients. Following acceptance of this scholarship, the recipient should prepare a 10-minute oral presentation to the Nursing staff at Regency on Whidbey. Application is made through the SVC Foundation Scholarship application available at http://www.skagit.edu/news3.asp_Q_pagenumber_E_136. Submit the completed application and essay to the SVC Financial Aid Office by April 13, 2011.
ROTARY CLUB OF NORTH WHIDBEY ISLAND SUNRISE
ROTARY CLUB OF NORTH WHIDBEY SUNRISE offers a number of scholarships to students in good standing at the Whidbey Island campus of Skagit Valley College. Additional criteria may apply to specific scholarships (please see list below.) Awards are typically $1,000 each and award recipients are expected to attend a rotary meeting where they will make a 10-minute oral presentation on the topics relevant to their respective scholarship. Applications are made by completing the SVC Foundation application and essay and submitting it within the open application period. See "SVC Foundation Scholarships" at http://www.skagit.edu/news3.asp_Q_pagenumber_E_136 for annual submission dates and deadlines (March 29, 2013 for the '13-'14 school year,) and for the scholarship application. The Rotary Club of North Whidbey Island Sunrise offers several scholarships, including:
Edgar Samuelson Scholarship – Applicant must be majoring in Business Administration, and embody the virtues of "Service Above Self" and high ethical business standards, as well as exhibiting a quest for knowledge with a strong desire to excel in his/her chosen field.
Dorothy Neil Scholarship – In honor of Dorothy Neil who was a newspaper woman for over 50 years, a publisher author, and historian of merit; this award is given to applicants who demonstrate similar qualities that separate him/herself from his/her college peers. In their presentation, the award recipient must give their presentation on a topic of interest in either the field of English, History, or Teaching.
Rotary President's Scholarship – Applicants should demonstrate the ideals of "not only doing things right, but doing the right things," and also demonstrate leadership characteristics in his/her academic achievement and in his/her personal life. The recipient's presentation topic should deal with the topics of either leadership or service.
Rotary Community Service Scholarship – In the spirit of Rotarian Founders, applicants should embody the Founders pioneer ideals and demonstrate excellence in his/her academic achievement and in his/her personal life, as well as a unique desire and willingness to take his/her vocation to the level of community service.
Sandra Jeane Crank-Mulkey Scholarship – The Applicant should be a student in good standing in the Life Transitions program. They should exhibit a strong academic standing, a financial need and an active role in community service projects in Oak Harbor. Their presentation topic should detail financial need, further educational plans, and life goals.
Herb Carter Accounting Scholarship – Applicant should be majoring in Business Administration and Accounting and exhibit a strong academic standing and a financial need. Presentation topic should detail further educational plans and life goals.
Dorothy Carter Scholarship - Applicant should be majoring in Education and exhibit a strong academic standing and a financial need. Presentation topic should detail further educational plans and life goals.
Captain Roy Seth Scholarship – In addition to being a student in good standing of the Whidbey Island Campus of SVC, the student must also be: on active duty, retired, military dependent or a reservist in the US Navy; working toward a four-year degree; a student who exhibits a strong commitment to family, community, and country.
ST LUKE'S FOUNDATION NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
ST. LUKE'S FOUNDATION LOIS JEAN ROBERTS NURSING SCHOLARSHIP: Available to students who are Whatcom County residents or who have graduated from a Whatcom County High School. The scholarship is for $1,500 per year and may be renewed up to three additional years based on continued success in a course of study leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse, or for continued nursing education. The Submission Deadline for the 2013-2014 year is June 10,2013. For further information, visit http://stlukesfoundation.org. Click on Grant Information, then Grants for Education where you can download the application; or contact St. Luke's Foundation at 360-671-3349.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MILITARY CHILDREN / DEFENSE COMMISSARY AGENCY
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MILITARY CHILDREN / DEFENSE COMMISSARY AGENCY For unmarried children (under 23) of active duty, Reserve/Guard and retired military personnel, and survivors of deceased members. Eligibilty determined by DEERS (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System ) database. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time (12 or more credits) undergraduate program of study leading to a Bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Additional information and application can be found at http://www.militaryscholar.org or at http://www.commissaries.com . Applications must be received (not postmarked) at a commissary by the close of business on February 22, 2013. For a list of commissary locations, see www.commissaries.com "locations." Applications are also available at the SVC Oak Harbor Campus Financial Aid Office.
SCOTTISH RITE FOUNDATION OF WASHINGTON
SCOTTISH RITE FOUNDATION OF WASHINGTON UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP Applicants must be:
a US Citizen, a Washington Resident, Entering their Junior or Senior year (or Fifth Year Undergrad if required for the degree) attending an accredited 4-year college or university in the State of Washington as a Full-Time student for the full academic year (note: Distance Learning and/or On-line classes will not be considered when determining full-time status,) Maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA. Further information and application is available at http://www.wascottishrite.org/ . Annual Submission Deadline is generally March 31st.
SEAMAR Community Health Center Scholarships for Children of Farm Workers
SEA MAR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHILDREN OF FARM WORKERS
Each year Sea Mar gives $1000 Farm Worker College Scholarships to low-income college students from Washington seasonal or migrant farm worker families, who are currently enrolled in a college or university, and who are planning to continue their education in the next academic year. Students who have previously received Sea Mar scholarships are not eligible. The application with full instructions is available at www.seamar.org/static_pages/farmworkersstudents.php. For more information, contact email@example.com or 206-763-5277. Application deadline is April 1, 2013.
SEALASKA HERITAGE INSTITUTE
SEALASKA HERITAGE INSTITUTE
Applicants must be: Alaska Natives who are defined as "Native" under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) and enrolled to Sealaska Corp.; or, Native lineal descendants of Alaska Natives enrolled to Sealaska Corp., whether or not the applicant owns Sealaska Corp. stock. Be accepted or admitted into an accredited college/university or an accredited voc/tech school. Be a full-time student (generally 12 credits per semester for undergraduates, 9 credits per semester for graduate students).
Application and information available at http://www.sealaskaheritage.org/programs/scholarships.html. Application deadline each year is March 1st.
SEATTLE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
SEATTLE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS The Seattle Foundation lists most of its Washington-based scholarships on theWashBoard.org. Free of cost for both students and providers, theWashBoard.org acts as a clearinghouse with vetted scholarship information and matches those seeking scholarship support with those looking to provide it. Students can also check the Seattle Foundation website at www.seattlefoundation.org.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
SEDRO-WOOLLEY HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship is available to any graduate of Sedro-Woolley High School or State Street High School, regardless of their year of graduation enrolled in a one or two-year trade/vocational course. Students planning on transferring to a four-year college or university are not eligible and should not apply. To get an application, visit the webiste at www.swhsaa.com. For further information, please contact Joanna Bruno, Scholarship Chair, at JoannaEwe@comcast.net, or write to: Sedro-Woolley HS Alumni Scholarship Committee – Box 509, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284. For questions, please call 360-755-9872. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2013.
SILME DOMINGO & GENE VIERNES SCHOLARSHIP IN LABOR STUDIES
SILME DOMINGO & GENE VIERNES SCHOLARSHIP IN LABOR STUDIES A $5,500 scholarship for students entering or transferring into the University of Washington. The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington and the Inlandboatmen’s Union, Region 37’s Alaskero Foundation are proud to announce the creation of a new scholarship in honor of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, two inspiring leaders of the Seattle labor movement. The scholarship is awarded yearly to students entering or transferring into the University of Washington who are committed to the principles of justice and equality and have demonstrated financial need. To apply, a student should verify that they have financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) and prepare the following materials:
A brief written statement by the application explaining her or his commitment to the study of labor or to involvement with the labor movement and social justice.
A letter of support from a teacher or community member.
Up to date contact information, including e-mail, mailing addresses, and phone number.
Please note in your application if you have applied to the University of Washington but have not yet received notice from the Admissions Office. If this is the case, you are eligible for the scholarship, but the award will be contingent on admittance to the UW.
Send application by mail or e-mail to:
Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3530
APPLICATIONS ARE UE BY MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013.
For more information, visit http://depts.washington.edu/pcls/ or contact Andrew Hedden at the above address/e-mail/ or at 206-543-7946.
SKAGIT COUNTY FARM BUREAU
SKAGIT COUNTY FARM BUREAU $1000 scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior or an already enrolled student in good academic standing at an accredited college or vocational program. Must be a voting member, or the son or daughter of a voting Skagit County Farm Bureau member. For further details and instructions, contact Konnie McCutchin at 360-428-4193, firstname.lastname@example.org or Skagit County Farm Bureau Scholarship Committee at 360-766-7103, 15283 Sunset Road, Bow, WA 98232. Application postmark deadline is March 30, 2012.
SKAGIT FARMERS SUPPLY
SKAGIT FARMERS SUPPLY
Awards up to $1,000 Careers in Agriculture Scholarships to area students pursuing training for careers in agriculture. The award is based on scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture, and an ability to contribute to agriculture in the future. Information and application forms are available at http://www.skagitfarmers.com/youth-award-programs.html . Applications must be submitted to the Skagit Farmers Supply Burlington Office by April 1.
SKAGIT ROCK & GEM CLUB - LARRY NELSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
SKAGIT ROCK & GEM CLUB (LARRY NELSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP) –A $1,000 award to one student to be disbursed Spring quarter 2011. In order to qualify the student must maintain a 2.5 or better GPA, be currently enrolled in an accredited Earth Science, Geology or Park Ranger Program. Ability, need, and intent to continue in the specified field of study will be strongly considered in applicant review. Applications are available in the MV SVC Financial Aid Office. Applications must be accompanied by an official transcript of grades and a letter of reference/recommendation prepared by a professor in the Geology/Physical Sciences Department. Application must be mailed to: Skagit Rock & Gem Club Executive Board, P O Box 244, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Applications must be received on or before December 15, 2010 to be considered.
SKAGIT FARMERS SUPPLY CAREERS IN AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP
SKAGIT FARMERS SUPPLY awards up to $1,000 Careers in Agriculture Scholarships to area students pursuing training for careers in agriculture. The award is based on scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture, and an ability to contribute to agriculture in the future. Application forms are available in the Mount Vernon SVC Financial Aid Office. Applications must be submitted to the Skagit Farmers Supply Burlington Office by April 1, 2010.
SKAGIT WOMEN IN BUSINESS
SKAGIT WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Awards of a minimum of $500 for tuition & books for female students who: A. Are returning to school after a break in their education (not continuing from high school); B. Reside in Skagit County; C. Demonstrate Financial Need; D. Exhibit a commitment to specific career goals; E. Intend to continue education at an accredited vocational school or a 2-4 year college or university in Washington State, or an accredited online college, university or trade school; F. Demonstrate community commitment; G. Will access the scholarship within 1 calendar year of receipt. Eligible candidates must complete an application form available at www.SkagitWomenInBusiness.com and write a cover letter explaining the student's goals and plan to achieve these goals. Two letters of recommendation and a copy of college transcripts are also required. Submission deadline is March 30, 2013. Scholarships are awarded in May. For additional information, please contact athy Larson at 360-941-2019 or email@example.com.
SKAGIT WOMEN'S ALLIANCE & NETWORK (S.W.A.N.)
SKAGIT WOMEN'S ALLIANCE AND NETWORK (S.W.A.N.) SCHOLARSHIP Up to $1500 awarded annually in October to a woman who: A. Works or resides in Skagit County, B. Is established in a business or profession and practices this business according to ethical standards, C. Holds an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or PhD Degree from an accredited college or university, D. Is pursuing and is currently enrolled in a program to enhance their business standing or competence (e.g. professional designation or post-graduate study.) S.W.A.N. board members and their relatives are not eligible for this scholarship. Candidates must complete an application form, available on-line at http://www.swanskagit.org/scholarships/.asp, accompanied by two letters of recommendation and a copy of college transcripts postmarked by June 30, 2012.
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF ANACORTES
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF ANACORTES
Several scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 available to students from Anacortes, WA, for those beginning studies in college and Professional-Technical courses as well as for those already enrolled. Application forms are available from January 21, 2013 at the SIA Thrift Shop, the Anacortes Public Library, the Anacortes High School Counseling Office, or on-line at www.soroptimistanacortes.org. For questions, call 360-588-8205 or 360-299-2866. Application Deadline is March 4, 2013.
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF OAK HARBOR PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL AWARD
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF OAK HARBOR PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL AWARD
One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a female student participating in Professional/Technical studies at Oak Harbor High School or Skagit Valley College. Applicants must be a graduating OHHS senior or a SVC student pursuing her 2-year degree and have a GPA of 2.80 or higher. She must be motivated to achieve her educational and career goals. See http://www.ohsd.net/ohhs/uploads/u_0_2621.pdf for more information. Applications are available in the SVC Whidbey Island Campus Financial Aid Office. Application deadline is 2:30pm March 8th.
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S OPPORTUNITY AWARD
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL- WOMEN'S OPPORTUNITY AWARD To be eligible for the women's Opportunity Award, you must:
1) Be a woman with primary financial responsibility for supporting your family. 2) Attend or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program, or an undergraduate degree program. 3) Have financial need. 4) Be motivated to achieve your educational and career goals. 5) Reside in one of Soroptimist International of Americas' member countries and territories. Previous Women's Opportunity Awards recipients are ineligible to apply. Applications are available on-line at http://www.soroptimist.org/awards/awards.html . Click on the link in step 4 to locate your applicable region and appropriate regional contact. Different Deadlines apply depending on region.
Applicants residing in the City of Mount Vernon may mail their application and references to: Anita Ordonez, WOA Chair, c/o Skagit Valley College, 2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273; or to firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 1, 2012.
For more information, please contact Anita Ordonez at 360-416-7786. The Mount Vernon Club will provide a $2,000 cash grant to its award recipient, who will then advance to the Soroptimist Regional level, where one recipient will $5,000. The program culminates with three finalist $10,000 awards.
Oak Harbor residents may pick up an application in the SVC Whidbey Island Campus Financial Aid Office or print one on-line at http://www.soroptimist.org/awards/awards.html. Completed applications must be received by December 1 (different than stated on on-line application) and should be mailed to: SOIH, PO Box 893, Oak Harbor, WA 98277.
Burlington residents may send their application and references by December 15, 2011 to: SI Burlington, Carla Tucker, PO Box 362, Burlington, WA 98233. For more info, call 360-770-6117 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Anacortes residents are eligible for a $2,500 first place award or $1,500 second place award. Applications for Anacortes residents are available from November 2, 2010 at the SIA Thrift Shop, Anacortes Public Library, Anacortes High School Counselor's Office, or on-line at www.soroptimistanacortes.org. For questions, call 360-588-8205 or 360-299-2866. Application deadline Dec 10, 2010.
Coupeville women living in the Coupeville School District may apply for a local club scholarship with a chance to become eligible for regional and national scholarships before the deadline of December 15, 2011 and mail the completed application to Soroptimist International of Coupeville, PO Box 573, Coupeville, WA 98239. For further information, contact Susan Roberts at 360-678-4171.
STANWOOD-CAMANO AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW) SCHOLARSHIP
STANWOOD-CAMANO AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW) SCHOLARSHIP Two scholarships of $2500 each to eligible local students who have completed two years of college. Applicants must be residents of the Arlington/Stanwood/Camano Island area OR must be past graduates of Stanwood, Lincoln Hill, Lakewood, or Arlington High Schools. Applicants are asked to submit college transcripts, letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and a 300-word essay about their relationship to the AAUW mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. For more information, go to http://www.aauw.org/about/index.cfm . Download an application form at http://www.s-ccs.org/Adult_%7C_AAUW_Scholarships.php . Applications must be complete and submitted by July 11, 2013.
UDALL FOUNDATION: MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP
UDALL FOUNDATION, MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP : In 2011, the Morris K. Udall Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships of up to $5,000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. See the Udall Foundation website http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx for further information.
UNITED STATES HISPANIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE DR. JUAN ANDRADE SCHOLARSHIP
UNITED STATES HISPANIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE annually awards the Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders to outstanding high school seniors or college students who are committed to make a change for their community. Students attending or accepted to a 2-year institution may be eligible for a $500 scholarship and those attending/accepted to a four-year institution may be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. Full-time enrollment, financial need, and at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry are required. Recipients must also be able to attend the USHLI National Conference in Chicago, Feb 13-16, 2014. Applications and further information are available at http://www.ushli.org/student/scholarship.php . The application deadline is November 1, 2013.
US DEPT HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES HRSA NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NURSING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM The Nursing Scholarship Program of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is a selective program of the US Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of registered nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities by helping needy students complete their registered nurse training. In exchange for scholarship, upon graduation, the newly minted nurses work (receiving a competitive salary and benefits package, negotiated directly with the employing facility) at these types of facilities for at least 2 years. Applications are accepted once each year, beginning in March or April and ending in April or May. Eligible applicants must be US Citizens or nationals, enrolled full-time for the next Fall term in an accredited professional registered nurse program, free from any Federal judgment liens or delinquent on any Federal debt, and free from any existing service commitments. Additional criteria may apply. The award includes tuition, fees, book & supply expenses, and a monthly stipend. An estimated 500 scholarships will be awarded, most to those applicants who have a zero EFC on their FAFSA application. See http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/scholarships/Nursing/ for full information and application.
VA MORTGAGE CENTER MILITARY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
VA MORTGAGE CENTER MILITARY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Ten yearly $1,000 scholarship awards to college students with current or potential military affiliation. Eligibility criteria include: Current and prospective ROTC program students, Active-duty military personnel with plans to attend college, Honorably Discharged Veterans of the US military, Son and Daughters of Veterans or Active-duty military. Further information on the selection and application process available at http://www.vamortgagecenter.com/scholarships.html. The next scholarship period begins in September. Further information is available at 573-382-2689.
theWashBoard.org is a new, one-stop, free, student-centered, online clearing house for Washington students seeking college scholarships. Launched in January 2010 by the public/private Washington Scholarship Coalition, this site is designed to make it easier for Washington students to efficiently find and apply for relevant scholarships. This user-friendly site allows students to search and apply for verified scholarships that are specific to their academic interests, college or university, or other criteria. Visit http://www.thewashboard.org for further information.
WASHINGTON APPLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION
WASHINGTON APPLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Washington's tree fruit industry is assisting 105 students this fall with scholarships valued at $350,000 through the industry's charitable foundation. Awards range in size from $500 to full-ride, multi-year awards. Each award has its own set of criteria and selection priorities established by the scholarship sponsor. View a list of awards and a universal scholarship application at http://www.waef.org. Application deadline is March 1, 2012.
WASHINGTON SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
WASHINGTON SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS Qualified applicants will be beginning their Junior of College/University in Fall 2012, have completed at least two accounting courses with the intention of becoming a Certified Public Accountant, and must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA overall. Minimum awards are $1,000 annually. Information and applications may be accessed at http://www.discovercpa.org/scholarships/index.cfm. Application deadline is February 15, 2013.
WASHINGTON SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
WASHINGTON SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS EDUCATION FOUNDATION provides Engineering Education Incentive Awards of $500 or more to students transitioning from a Washington community college into an accredited engineering program in the state of Washington. Candidates are nominated for the Incentive Award by the faculty of their community college. Nomination packets are due by April 1st of each year. More details are available at http://www.washingtonengineer.org, or by contacting Leonard Byrne, PE at 509-928-8561 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WASHINGTON STATE BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S FOUNDATION
WASHINGTON STATE BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S FOUNDATION Several scholarships of various amounts available to eligible applicants. Requirements include: a women student and a U.S. citizen, meet age requirements for specific scholarships, a Washington State resident for two or more years, officially accepted into a program or course of study at an accredited school in Washington State (including on-line courses,) demonstrate scholastic ability and financial need. Official transcripts and other documentation also required. Some of the awards that SVC students may be eligible include: Mature Woman Education Scholarship ($1000,) Single Parent Scholarship ($1000,) BPW/WA Past President Memorial ($500,) Lulu Fairbanks Memorial Scholarship ($500,) and the BPW/WA Member Scholarship (up to $500.) Further information and an application available at http://home.earthlink.net/~wabusinesswoman/id59.html. Application deadline is May 1, 2013.
WASHINGTON STATE EDUCATION & TRAINING VOUCHER FOR CURRENT & FORMER FOSTER YOUTH
WASHINGTON STATE EDUCATION & TRAINING VOUCHER (ETV) FOR CURRENT & FORMER FOSTER YOUTH ETV offers financial assistance up to $5000 to eligible students who are: under 21(or under 23 & received ETV funds as of your 21st birthday;) accepted into a or are enrolled in a degree, certificate, or other program at an accredited school; are currently a dependent youth in foster care, or you were a dependent of the State of Washington and aged out of foster care system at age 18; emancipated or were adopted from foster care after age 16. Applications are available at www.independence.wa.gov or from the ETV Program Manager. Call for further info at 1-877-433-8388. Quarterly Priority Processing Deadlines may apply. You must also submit a Federal Financial Aid Application at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
WASHINGTON STATE ELKS ASSOCIATION JOSEPH DARIMONT VOCATIONAL GRANT
WASHINGTON STATE ELKS ASSOCIATION JOSEPH DARIMONT VOCATIONAL GRANT AWARDS
Grants up to $1000 for qualified applicants planning to pursue an eligible vocational/technical course above and supplemental to high school. Applicants must: be a US citizen at the time of application, be planning to attend a community college or training school in Washington State, be an adult aged 21 to 50 with a high school diploma or GED, be planning to pursue an eligible two-year or less technical or vocational course culminating in an Associate degree, diploma, or certificate. Application forms are available at www.waelks.net or at your nearest Elks Lodge, i.e. Oak Harbor Lodge No.2362, 155 NE Earnst St., Oak Harbor, WA 98277, 360-675-7111. Mount Vernon Elks #1604, 2120 Market St. MV 98273, 360-848-8882. Application deadline each year is the last working day in February.
WASHINGTON STATE EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION
WASHINGTON STATE EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION For members or member's dependents of WSECU. Must be attending full-time in Fall '12. A total of $50,000 will be distributed; including 20 x $2,000 for awardees attending a 4-year or graduate school, and 7 x $1,000 scholarships for students attending a 2-year or vocational school. Application deadline is March 5, 2012. For more info and application, visit the website at www.wsecu.org (search "Scholarships".)
WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP
WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship was created by the Washington State Legislature in 2011 to address rising tuition at Washington colleges and universities. It is a public-private partnership funded initially with $5 million from the state of Washington. Boeing and Microsoft have committed $50millioncombined. This scholarship will provide help to students in families who earn up to 125% of the median family income attain bachelor's degrees in high employer demand fields including science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and health care. This expands college financial aid to a greater group of young people beyond the current state need grant which only reaches families with 70% of the median family income. Eligibility requirements include: WA residency, high school diploma or GED and working on first bachelor's degree, full-time enrollment, 2.75 or higher GPA, pursuing an eligible degree program for this award (Engineering, Health Care, Mathematics, Science, Technology,) submission of 2013-1014 FAFSA, meet family income guidelines (see chart on website.) Application available at http://www.waopportunityscholarship.org. Application deadline is February 18, 2013.
WASHINGTON STATE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
WASHINGTON STATE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
Applicants must be first-time entering freshman at an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university, vocational technical school, or trade school. Awards up to $2,500 for 2-year schools and up to $5,000 for 4-year schools. Application and information available at http://www.washingtonscholarships.org/index.html. Application deadline March 1, 2012.
WASHINGTON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT COUNCIL
WASHINGTON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT COUNCIL
The State of Washington funds a variety of financial aid programs to help students and their families pay for college. Visit http://www.wasac.wa.gov to find a list of Washington State Aid Programs. Scholarships applicable to Skagit Valley College students include:
-American Indian Endowed Scholarship for financially needy undergraduate and graduate students with close social and cultural ties to a Native American Community.
-Health Professional Loan Repayment and Scholarship. Participants in these programs agree to provide primary health care in rural or underserved urban areas in Washington with designated shortages.
-Passport to College Promise Scholarship Program & Governor's Scholarship for Foster Youth to receive support to succeed in college.
-Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE Scholarship) honors vocational students for outstanding achievement in vocational/technical education.
WWU COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS SCHOLARSHIPS Available to students fully admitted to WWU and the College of Business & Economics who will be juniors or seniors during the 2012-2013 academic year. Scholarships are awarded mainly on the basis of scholarship, as evidenced by GPA. Visit the CBE website, http://www.cbe.wwu.edu/cbe/students/scholarships.shtml for information and an application, or contact by phone WWU Parks Hall 419 – 360-650-3896. Deadline is generally early April with award notification in July.
WHATCOM HISPANIC ORGANIZATION (WHO)
WHATCOM HISPANIC ORGANIZATION (WHO)
Promising members of the Hispanic Community who are: permanent Whatcom or Skagit County Residents or a high school graduate from Whatcom or Skagit County, strongly involved in school & community service activities, enrolled at least half-time at an accredited college or university and maintaining satisfactory academic progress may apply for a $1,000 scholarship. Application form and additional information are available at the WHO website, http://www.whatcomhispanic.org/services.html . Application deadline, including a required letter of recommendation, is March 2, 2012.
WHITMAN COUNTY RETIRED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES
WHITMAN COUNTY RETIRED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES A $1000 scholarship to a worthy candidate who meets the following criteria: a graduate of a Whitman County Public High School who has successfully completed the freshman college year, a student in the field of Education and who is planning to become a teacher, a student who demonstrates financial need. Application forms are available at the SVC Financial Aid Offices (Mt Vernon & Oak Harbor) and must be received by Whitman County Retired School Employees Association by the deadline of April 15, 2010.
WILSON GIFT FUND SCHOLARSHIP
The Wilson Gift Fund Scholarship is intended to help disadvantaged adults gain marketable job skills through SVC's Professional/Technical Associate Degree Programs. Three awards of up to $4000 are available for eligible students to use towards tuition, fees, and books only. Eligibility criteria include:
1. Age 25 or older
2. HS diploma or equivalent
3. Have held full-time employment for at least 3 of the past 4 consecutive years.
4. Demonstrate Financial Need determined by conventional SVC criteria (a completed FAFSA application.)
5. Current GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply, and maintained to continue funding throughout the academic year.
To apply students should complete the SVC Foundation Scholarship Application, located on the web at http://www.skagit.edu/file_upload/foundationscholarship_app.pdf, and submit the completed form and 1-page essay to the MV or WIC SVC Financial Aid Office during the SVC Foundation Scholarship open application period each year.
WOMEN'S CENTER AT THE UW EDITH LANGLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
WOMEN'S CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON EDITH LANGLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP A $250 scholarship is awarded to one individual each year who is presently enrolled in or has been admitted to an undergraduate Nursing Program in western Washington, and working on a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Students must be over 25 years of age, be a Washington resident, have demonstrated financial need, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Please see http://depts.washington.edu/womenctr , then "Find Scholarships" or contact 206-685-1090 / email@example.com for application information. Application deadline is September 17, 2012.
WORKSOURCE Scholarships are available through WorkSource to students who meet the following criteria: a Running Start student currently in your senior year of high school, a student who will be working towards a Professional/Technical degree at SVC, a student who is low income. The scholarship may cover up to $3500 per year to a maximum of $7000 for two years. Contact Barbara Urbach at WorkSource, 360-416-3521, or http://www.worksourcefl.com/jobseekers/educational_opportunities.aspx for further information.