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Seattle Public Schools Scholarship List
April 2014 Scholarship Deadlines
Franklin Alumni Association Scholarships!
These are due April 11th to Mr. Kautz in the Counseling Office. Please check out the following attachments for information on what you will need to make your scholarship application complete and eligibility requirements. Don’t procrastinate on this!
University District Rotary Scholarship
Some March Reminders:
University of Washington Alumnae Board Scholarship. Eligible students must be Washington state residents who will be attending the University of Washington as undergraduates. GPA 3.0. Parents must have adjusted gross income under $95,000. See: http://www.washington.edu/alumni/meet/groups/uwab/scholarships.html#apply and see: http://www.washington.edu/alumni/meet/groups/uwab/scholarships.html
DEADLINE: March 28, 2014
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
DEADLINE: varies, but note, March 28, 2014
National Association of Hispanic Journalists ($1,000 – $5,000)
See: http://nahj.org/scholarships/ and
DEADLINE: March 31, 2014
CIRI Foundation Scholarships and Grants (Variable)
The CIRI Foundation is to maintain pride in culture and heritage among Alaska Natives who are original enrollees of Cook Inlet region and their descendants.
DEADLINE: March 31, 2014 and variable other deadlines.
The McCoy-Livingston Rotary Club of Emerald City Foundation Scholarship
A $5,000 scholarship awarded to one applicant or divided between several applicants based upon the decision of the awards committee. B average or better is required. (Past years’ Contact: Paul L. Anderson at email@example.com ) or see: http://emeraldcityrotary.org/programs/mccoy-livingston-scholarship-program/
DEADLINE: past years: March 31
College Success Foundation Leadership 1000 Scholarship Awards for high school students in Washington State with minimum GPA of 2.75 and financial need. See:
http://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/Page.aspx?pid=418 and https://apply.collegesuccessfoundation.org/https://apply.collegesuccessfoundation.org/WA/WA/ DEADLINE: 5 p.m. PST on Monday, March 31, 2014
PDK-International Scholarships. Scholarships for students interested in becoming teachers. Must join or be connected to PDK (see website). Multiple scholarship awards: http://www.pdkintl.org/awards/prospective.htm . Multiple $1,000 scholarships.
DEADLINE: April 1, 2014
WIAA, Dairy Farmers of Washington and Les Schwab Tires Announce Smart Choices Scholarship Program RENTON, Wash. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, in conjunction with the Dairy Farmers of Washington and Les Schwab Tires announced the Smart Choices College Scholarship that will be awarded to one female and one male recipient, annually. Award winners will receive a $5,000 college scholarship that will be presented to them at the WIAA Hall of Fame Banquet held each year in May at the Renton Pavilion Event Center.
DEADLINE: April 1, 2014
MLK School Foundation The closing of Martin Luther King Elementary School in 2006 caused the Board of Directors to rethink the future of the foundation. Believing in its mission, the board decided two things. We will keep the commitment to former King students until the last one has graduated high school in 2017. This foundation provides a limited number of $1000 scholarships for students who have attended Martin Luther King Elementary School for at least 2 years and who are seeking post-secondary education. See: www.mlkdream.com and click on: “Students Apply.”
DEADLINE: April 1, 2014
Japanese American Citizens League Scholarships (Variable)
DEADLINE: April 1, 2014
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Scholarships
Multiple scholarships are listed on the HACU website at: http://www.hacu.net/hacu and
DEADLINE: April 1, 2014
Shoreline Community College Scholarships for high school seniors with 2.0 GPA and going to Shoreline Community College. See https://new.shoreline.edu/foundation/scholarships.aspx .
DEADLINE: Varying dates in April (see websites listed in link.)
Edmonds Community College Scholarships. Multiple scholarships, minimum 2.5 GPA, some based on financial need. Available online at
DEADLINE: 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Sophomores and Juniors- Summer Camp- UW School of Nursing Diversity Awareness Group Summer Program For students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have completed their junior year of high school. One week summer nursing camp. Telephone 206-543-8736 or go to http://nursing.uw.edu/about/diversity/nursecamp/apply DEADLINE: April 15, 2014
Edmund Maxwell Foundation Scholarships
Expected combined GPA’s will probably need to be 1200.
DEADLINE: April 30, 2014 (this IS the deadline! Read carefully!)
Seattle Central Community College Foundation Scholarships
All students applying to SCCC should meet this deadline (online until May 1, but try to get it in earlier.) See: http://seattlecentral.edu/foundation/scholarships.php
DEADLINE: April 31, 2014 (follow instructions closely for varying deadlines).
Green River Community College Foundation Scholarships. This community college in Auburn, Washington has multiple need based scholarships, one application, for high school seniors going to GRCC. See: http://www.greenriver.edu/student-affairs/apply-now/money-for-college.htm
DEADLINE: Due in college office by 4pm April 30, 2014.
Housing Authority Insurance Group Scholarships. Developed to create educational opportunities for residents of member housing authorities. Must have 2.0 GPA or G.E.D. See: http://www.housingcenter.com/riskcontrol/scholarship.aspx DEADLINE: April 30, 2014 (and see, also, next scholarship):
(And note for May: see also, Dream Big Scholarship for Low Income Public Housing Students. Seattle Housing Authority Higher Education Project scholarships for residents of low-income public housing in Seattle. Scroll down to the Dream Big section and below that, as well, to see other scholarships. http://www.seattlehousing.org/residents/education/scholarships/ DEADLINE: May 19, 2014)
Edmund F. Maxwell Foundation Scholarships for Western Washington Students.
Eligibility based on financial need but limited to outstanding high school seniors who are residents of Western Washington with SAT scores over 1200 (without writing score). See: http://www.maxwell.org/guidelines.aspx and see www.maxwell.org
DEADLINE: April 30, 2013
Gates Foundation/First Robotics Program Scholarships
See: http://www.gates.com/FIRST/scholarship.html and see:
DEADLINE: April 30, 2014
Bellevue Community College Foundation Scholarships List:
See website at http://bellevuecollege.edu/scholarships/sch_annual.html and at
DEADLINES: throughout March and April.
Note: YMCA of Greater Seattle Black Achievers and other Scholarships. Four separate scholarships, one application, for King County or south Snohomish County high school seniors, low income, minority and/or ethnic minority students. Past involvement in YMCA given preference but not required. Inquire about: the Dottie Eley Scholarship, the Marie E. Jenner Scholarship, the Earl Phillips Scholarship and the Theresa E. Lee Scholarship, which has in the past been administered by the YMCA Black Achievers Program. Call to inquire. See: http://www.ymcayas.org/get/education.aspx
DEADLINE: Deadline is often in March or April
MAY SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES:
JUNIORS: Nordstrom Scholarship Program. Five $2,500 awards, renewed annually. Current high school juniors in Washington and Alaska w/ GPA of 2.7 or higher, community volunteer activities, financial need for college, be eligible to attend a four-year college in the U.S. See: www.Nordstrom.com/scholarship. and http://www.act.org/nordstrom/
DEADLINE: May 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm SEATTLE TIME.
SE Chapter Blacks in Government
Two $1,000 scholarships for local, graduating seniors.
if you have questions, please call Pat West at (206) 723-3234. http://www.bignet.org/regional/southeast/index.htm
Click on scholarships and WAIT for download (often at bottom left of screen).
DEADLINE: May 1, 2014
SAEOP (Educational Office Professionals) Scholarship. This $500 is available to all interested and qualified male or female students graduating from a Seattle Public senior high school who wish to continue their education at a 2 year, 4 year or vocational school. Any Seattle Schools male or female senior who wishes to attend a 2-year, 4-year or vocational school. This is merit-based; NOT need-based. See: www.saeop.org and: http://www.saeop.org/index.php/wea-scholarships/saeop-scholarship Amount: $500.00.
DEADLINE: May 1 in past years. Not yet updated. Call to inquire.
Emerald City BPW Foundation Scholarship
Two scholarships for female high school seniors, $1,500 and $2,000.
DEADLINE: May 2, 2014
BCC Priority Scholarships Deadline for priority consideration for scholarships at Bellevue Community College. Apply to BCC and then be sure to submit application for scholarships by May 3, 2013. Priority deadline! Go to: http://bellevuecollege.edu/fa/ (scroll to the bottom of the page.)
DEADLINE: May 2, 2014
Hillel (Berol-Shindell) Foundation for Jewish Life at the UW Scholarship
Offered to undergraduate Jewish students in financial need who plan to attend the UW. See: http://www.hilleluw.org/?site=undergrad&page=page&name=Scholarships
DEADLINE: May 3, 2014
ITT Tech Opportunity Scholarship
Seafair Foundation Scholarship Program for Women. Inquire in Career Center Counseling office. See also, Seafair website for scholarship contest information: http://www.seafair.com/foundation/subcontent.aspx?SecID=938 Amounts: $5000.00
DEADLINE: May 9, 2014
Dream Big Scholarship for Low Income Public Housing Students. Seattle Housing Authority Higher Education Project scholarships for residents of low-income public housing in Seattle. Scroll down to the Dream Big section. Application at http://www.seattlehousing.org/residents/education/scholarships/ DEADLINE: May 19, 2014 (and NAHMA a bit later in May, as well).
North Seattle Community College Education Fund Scholarships
All C.A.N. students applying to this community college should apply for this and meet these deadlines. See: https://northseattle.edu and https://northseattle.edu/scholarships/current-scholarships and see also https://northseattle.edu/scholarships#1
DEADLINE: Varying March through May deadlines- research and call to inquire.
Assistance League of Seattle Enrichment Scholarships (JUNIORS).
Summer scholarships for students in grades 6-11 taking any enrichment courses in music, art, science, mathematics, drama, leadership, debate, journalism, computer science, etc.
Contact (past years): Ms. Carol Singler ~ firstname.lastname@example.org .Amount:$500.00
DEADLINE: April 2 in past years. Inquire about this year.
Seattle First Hill Lions Club Scholarships. Description: Based upon academic standing, financial need, community activities; one general scholarship and one intended for seniors of Japanese ancestry. 3 general $1000.00; 1 Yoshioka $1000.00
DEADLINE: Was April 9 in past years. Inquire about this year.
KOMO Radio and Television Minority Scholarship. Tuition award (amount determined by scholarship committee), must be a U.S. citizen, enrolled in a broadcasting program, racial minority, WA resident, in top half of graduating class, and/or achieving a 3.0 or higher GPA, attend a college or voc-tech in-state. Submit transcript, SAT or WA PCT results, recommendations, essay. Notification by September 1. Renewable. http://www.collegeplan.org/scholarship/profile.asp?Id=10820
DEADLINE: April 30 in past years. Call to inquire.
Chandler Schaeffer New Leaders Scholarship. The student must be a current high school senior in a King County high school. The student must enroll full-time in a 4 year public university. The student must declare a major in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, business, economics or finance. The student must have earned a cumulative 3.2 GPA during high school. The student must be a first-generation college student. The student must demonstrate financial need . Emphasis on demonstrated achievements, motivation, sincerity, judgment, and integrity. Go to:
DEADLINE: Was in April in past years. Call to inquire.
UW Nikkei Alumni Association Scholarships. UW Nikkei Alumni Association awards up to 6 scholarships ranging from $1800 to $3000 to students of Japanese ancestry planning to attend the University of Washington. Awards were based on financial need, academic achievement and community service.
DEADLINE: Was in April in past years. Call UW to inquire.
Rainier Beach Community Club Scholarship Past years: was available in Franklin High Career Center Counseling office. Call to inquire. Description: Seniors must live in South Seattle (south of Kenyon and between I-5 and Lake Washington), and applying to an accredited trade school, apprenticeship program, or a 2-year or 4-year college or university. Past year’s contact: Ms. Mary Wieckowicz @ (206) 723-6766, 6 – $1200.00
DEADLINE: (Past year’s deadline was April 15. Inquire about this year.)
Seattle Urban League Young Professional’s Scholarship
This year SULYP is awarding a $2,000 scholarship to a African American senior attending a public high school.
DEADLINE: April 18th.
T.U.W. Fred G. Zahn Scholarship Fund. Past years description: intended as a tuition scholarship for a senior intending to go to a four-year college or university, based upon personal letter, goals, financial need and work experience; you do need to provide information from your FAFSA – SAR Report. Applications in past years have been available in your career center offices. Past years’ information: Contact Bank of America Trust Services @ 1-877-264-9992 Amount: “Several” – $1500.00
DEADLINE: Past year’s deadline was April 15. Inquire about this year.
Seattle-Rainier Lions Club Scholarship Program. In past years: The Veldwyk Memorial Scholarship was for seniors graduating from selected Rainier Valley area high schools with the intent to pursue apprenticeship or technical/vocational school programs.
Past years’ information: Mr. Greg Wharton ~ GWharton@studioms.com .6 – $1000.00
DEADLINE: Past years’ deadline was in April. Inquire about this year.
Crista Ministries Scholarship. In prior years this has been available in Franklin High Career Center Counselling office. Call to inquire. Awarded to college-bound Christian high school students who will be attending a Christian or evangelical college. Prior Years’ Contact: Ms. Kate Kim ~ email@example.com Amount: $1500.00
DEADLINE: Prior years’ deadline was April 30. Call to inquire this year.
African American/Jewish Coalition June R. Chaus Scholarship (local). In prior years this has been offered for minority students who will study human services fields. Qualified students could request an application form electronically by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or writing directly to “Scholarships, African American – Jewish Coalition, POB 22843, Seattle WA, 98122.” The goal of the June R. Chaus Scholarship is to assist students who may have faced barriers or challenges due to minority status, and who are committed to working for social justice. Annual scholarships of up to $1,500 each may be awarded to applicants who meet the eligibility criteria listed below. Subject to the availability, scholarships may be renewed at reduced amounts.
DEADLINE: Prior years’ deadline was April 30. Inquire about this year.
101 Club Foundation Scholar-Athlete Awards Scholarships. Every year, the 101 Club Foundation honors scholar-athletes and is based on need, achievement and community involvement. The scholarship has a potential value of $1,000. To receive the award, applicant must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college or accredited technical or trade school. Award winners who participate in intercollegiate athletics must comply with the NCAA regulations concerning receipt of financial aid. The application includes a brief biography, statement of need, letters of recommendation and a sealed transcript. Check with your high school Career Center. In prior years this had an April deadline.
Margaret Morrill Scholarship Extended Deadline was in April. In the past, the Margaret Morrill Scholarship was earmarked for Garfield graduates who are pursuing 2 or 4 year college. The application includes a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, financial information and transcript. The completed application packet was turned in to the Career & College Center. Ask high school college counselors if this is ongoing what is this year’s deadline.
African American Dollars for Scholars Seattle students: low income-first-generation-college; attended an impoverished school system; attended a school in which there was much peer pressure not to achieve academically; overcame difficult economic and social obstacles while growing up; or demonstrated leadership characteristics and involvement in personal and community development. See your High School Career Counselling Center. Prior years’ DEADLINE: April.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Upsilon Omega, Seattle Alumnae Scholarships In prior years, four $1,000 scholarships for female African American high school seniors from King County who show financial need, demonstrate academic achievement, and show leadership qualities. At least one extracurricular activity required. Minimum GPA 3.0. See high school counselors’ office for the forms and information.
Prior years’ DEADLINE: April.
Carkeek Scholarships. For SPS graduates attending two- and four-year colleges in the State of Washington and based upon scholastic achievement, financial need and school/community activities. In prior years, students contacted: Ms. Debra Smiley @ (206) 587-3695. Varying amounts. DEADLINE past years’ was April.
Seattle Urban League’s Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship In past years this scholarship provided financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students for tuition, books and supplies. Applicants must be a US citizen, resident of King County and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Website: www.urbanleague.org Contact UL to learn if something similar is offered this year. Past years’ deadline: April.
Rainier Chamber Foundation Scholarship. Rainier Chamber Foundation sometimes offers four, one year $2,000 merit scholarships and up to two, one year $1,000 merit scholarships. Students who attend Cleveland, Franklin, Garfield, South Lake, and Rainier Beach High Schools in past years were encouraged to apply. The awards were based on academic merit and school and community involvement. Financial need in not a factor. Required a statement of educational goals, certified high school transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a history of applicant’s employment, were given to your high school counselor to send in to the Foundation. Deadline often April 1.
Rotary Club of the University District. In prior years, Garfield description said: “The Rotary Club of the University District offers 10 $1,000 scholarships for students who are accepted by a community college in King, Pierce or Snohomish counties. Decisions are based on financial need, scholastic achievement, community service and leadership. Application includes a biography, personal goals, review of community service, and how this scholarship will assist you. You must submit a letter of acceptance of community college, 2 letters of recommendation and a copy of your transcript. Only four applications are sent for consideration. Nomination deadline in past years was April.
Washington Career Guidance and Counseling Association. The Washington Career Guidance and Counseling Association awarded four $500 scholarships to qualified graduating seniors with an outstanding Post High School Plan. The scholarship shall be used for tuition and other direct school expenses at an accredited two-year community or technical college or four-year college or university. Applications must be received by the CGCA Scholarship Committee by deadline. Scholarship applications were available in the Counselors’ offices. For more information, students in prior years were asked to contact the CGCA Scholarship Chair, Sandra Gordon at email@example.com
DEADLINE in past years was April.
Margaret Lobdell Schack Scholarship This $1000 – $2000 scholarship was in past years awarded to 4 or 5 Garfield students interested in Math, Science, or Engineering. Awards were based on financial need, recognizable contribution to Garfield and/or community, and outstanding performance in academic or vocational pursuits. Garfield students will be nominated by their counselors for this scholarship. In past years the deadline was April 15.
This is a free scholarship search and application tool, which matches Washington State scholarships with students who plan to attend college in the state, or who are Washington residents planning to go elsewhere. 50+ scholarship providers are now listed on the site. Students complete an online profile and are then provided a list of appropriate scholarships. Many of the scholarship applications can be done directly on the site. All of the scholarships administered by the Seattle Foundation are now accessible only on this site. To get started go to: www.thewashboard.org
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
This site manages multiple scholarships for minorities and should be consulted regularly for ongoing deadlines. http://www.hsf.net/Scholarships.aspx?id=426
(See also: www.LatinoCollegeDollars.org for multiple minority scholarship listings.)
Assistance League of Seattle Financial Aid for Education
(This is different than the one, above, which was for juniors. This one is for college applicants.) Each year Assistance League of Seattle provides scholarships for tuition and books to Greater Seattle area community colleges. The goal of these scholarships is to help students in need who seek an education but may not qualify for traditional scholarships in various fields: Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Nursing, Dental Assistant, Culinary Arts, Graphic Arts, and more. Applicants must have a B average, and must plan to enroll for at least 10 community college credits. Application available on the Assistance League Website: www.seattle.assistanceleague.org/ps.projects.cfm?ID=977 and in the Career Center. For more information contact: Financial Aid for Education Chairman, 1415 North 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103, (206) 547-4680.
Kids’ Chance of Washington
This scholarship program is need-based for dependent children and spouses of workers killed or seriously disabled in a workplace accident in Washington. It is a non-profit organization funded through donations from industry and individuals. The application includes personal information including finances. No Deadline.