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Current Scholarship Opportunities 
"No Sweat" Scholarship - $2,500 - Deadline: December 31, 2019
There is no minimum GPA or long essay to write. Students can use for any educational need. from tuition to books and supplies, even transportation if needed. Come to the Counseling Center for more information.
Dean's Scholarship Assurance: Puget Sound awarded over $55 million last year in scholarships and financial aid. To reflect our commitment to helping student plan for college costs, we are excited to announce that first - year students admitted to Puget Sound with and unweighted grade point average of 3.6 or higher will earn, at minimum, the Dean's Scholarship, valued at $23,000 each year.
We continue to evaluate applications holistically and remain Test-Optional. All students are considered for merit scholarships, ranging between $15,000 to $26,000. Students can also apply for our Lillis Foundation and Matelich Scholarships, which cover the full cost of tuition, fees, room, and board for four years.
PB&J Scholarship: Priority Deadline: December 16, 2019  Amount: $1,000  Apply using this link:
We are looking for students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to reflect well academically, but who have the drive to succeed.
For the first time, we are opening this scholarship to Cheney High School students. We are excited to help you with your application. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out! (More information in the counseling center.)
Eligibility: Open to all college-bound seniors at Cheney High School. Attending an accredited 2-or-4-year college in Fall 2020.
Yearly Scholarship Listings


Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers - December 1 - $2,000 - 10 awards
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be a high school senior pursuing, or planning to pursue, a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in the high schools. Applications can be found by going to:
Lamber-Goodnow Scholarships - December 1 - $1,000 - 8 awards
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be an innovative and highly creative high school or college student. We seek essay submissions from student who are creative thinkers and problem solvers. Applications can be found by going to:
The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship - December 15 - $1,000 - 1 award
The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad in the United States who has had his/her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. Applications can be found by going to:
North American Van Lines Logistic Scholarship - December 15 - $1,000 - 5 awards
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must a U.S. citizen (or permanent resident). Be enrolled (or enrolling) as a full time student of an accredited college/university with the United States for completion of an undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field. Applications can be found by going to:


AXA Achievement Scholarship ($10k+) Deadline: December 15, 2019

Open to seniors with demonstrated outstanding achievement in school, community and workplace activities. To learn more and to download applications go to


Edison Scholars Program - December 16 -$40,000 - 30 awards
To be eligible for this scholarship a student must be a high school senior with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA, plan to pursue studies in the STEM fields at a four - year accredited college or university and show financial need. Applications can be found by going to:
You Deserve it Scholarship - December 29 -$1,000 - 1 award
To be eligible for this scholarship a student must be a resident of the United States, District of Columbia, or US Territories. You also, must be 16 years of age or older and be enrolled in college or registered in a high school. Applications can be found by going to:
Knight Essay Scholarship - December 31 - $5,000 - 3 awards
To be eligible a student must be a US resident attending public, parochial, private or home schools in grades 9 - 12. Applications can be found by going to:
Illustrators of the Future Scholarship - December 31 - $5,000 - 4 awards
To be eligible for this scholarship a student must be a new or amateur artists who has not been professionally published and paid for more than tree black-and white story illustrations, or more than on process-color painting or have your work broadly featured to the general public through media. Applications can be found by going to:
GoTranscript Academic Scholarship Program - December 31 - $1,000 - 1 award
To be eligible for this scholarship a student must a high school senior or current full-time college freshman. Applications can be found by going to:
Infinity Scholarship - December 31 - $1,000 - 1 award
To be eligible for this scholarship a student must be at least 13 years of age and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US and be a legal resident of the US or Puerto Rico. Applications can be found by going to:
Design Thinking Scholarship - December 31 - $1,000 - 2 awards
To be eligible for this scholarship a student must be enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited tow or four - year college or university located in the United States. Applications can be found by going to:
SuperMoney's Financial Literacy Scholarship - December 31 - $2,500 - 1 award
To be eligible for this scholarship a student must be enrolled full-time in high school as a senior or be a part-time or full-time student in a college, graduate school, trade school, or coding bootcamp. The student must also have an overall GPA of at least 3.0. Applications can be found by going to:
SP Scholarship - December 31 $10,000 - 10 awards
To be eligible for this scholarship a student must be a high school student planning to attend college in September, 2020, answer the Essay question on the sponsors website. Applications can be found by going to:
Wealth Wise Scholarship - December 31 $1,000 - 1 award
To be eligible for this scholarship a student must be planning a major study that supports a career in the finance industry (e.g. finance, business, accounting, mathematics, management, and other related majors). Applications can be found by going to:
GenM Scholarship - December 31 - $5,000 - 4 awards
To be eligible for this scholarship a student must currently be in high school, college, or university and be at least 16 years of age on the day of the deadline. Applications can be found by going to:
Bullying Prevention Scholarship - December 31 - $1,000 - 1 award
To be eligible for this scholarship a student must be a high schol senior who will be graduating and planning to attend a university the following semester. Applications can be found by going to:
CC Bank's Young Scholars Scholarship - December 31 - $2,000 - 5 awards
To be eligible for this scholarship a student must be a U.S. resident under the age of 30 that carries a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Applications can be found by going to:



GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program - January 3 - $40,000 - 20 awards

To be eligible for this scholarship a student must be able to demonstrate at school, at the workplace and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Must also be able to  demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 GPA). Applications can be found by going to:


Foot Locker Scholar Athletes - January 3 -$20,000 - 20 awards

To be eligible for this scholarship a student must be entering college in the fall of 2020 and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community - based sports. Applications can be found by going to:


Ron Brown Scholarships Program - January 9 -$40,000 - 10 awards

To be eligible for this scholarship a student must be US citizens or permanent residents. Black/African American and current high school senior at the time of their application. A student must also be able to demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and have a demonstrated financial need. Applications can be found by going to: https//


Fair Chance Scholarship

The $3,000 Fair Chance Scholarship is awarded to 20 students from across the state of Washington pursuing higher education. Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020

To qualify:

   You must be attending (Fall 2020) an accredited two or four year college, university or trade/technical school.

   Must have a minimum GPA of 2.7.

   You must be currently working, volunteering or involved in a school-sponsored activity at least 8 hours per         month, on average.

   Prior involvement with the Fair (4H, FFA, etc.)

   Most recent copy of your transcript (unofficial)

   Two letters of recommendation: one from a scholastic contact and one from an employer, volunteer contact, or     advisor of school-sponsored activity. Letters written by relatives are not allowed.

Go to to apply. If you have any questions or would like more information please call at (253) 841-5120 or email at


NASA SPACE GRANT SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline: January 15, 2020 - For seniors who wish to major in math, science, or engineering at the U of W. Awards are from $1,000 to $5,000 per year, for up to four years. Criteria: Academic achievement, test scores, essays, and recommendations.


GSBA/PRIDE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline: January 10, 2020 -build leadership and promote diversity. Applications at:



WASHINGTON CROSSING FOUNDATION - Deadline:January 15,2020 - Has several scholarships available for students planning a career in government service. Student must submit essay(s) to win between $500 and $1,000. Apply online at:


OIL CAN HENRY SCHOLARSHIP-$88,000 in scholarships to high school students who plan to attend a two-year or four-year college or vocational technical school. Apply online at:


LEADERSHIP 1000 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - Deadline: January 31, 2020 - $5,000 per year for four years for a maximum of $20,000 to Washington students who plan to attend a four-year college or university. Student must file a FAFSA (financial aid form) and have a family income of less than $70,000 for a family of four. Student must have a GPA of 2.75. Go to: for more information about this and other scholarships.


Chase Youth Award Deadline: January 31, 2020

Know a young person who deserves to be noticed for creativity, demonstrating leadership and caring or doing the right thing in spite of obstacles. The nominating categories are community involvement, courage, creativity, diversity, leadership and personal achievement. Nomination forms are available at


Congress-Bundestag Vocational Exchange Program (CBYX) Deadline: January 15, 2020

This scholarship provides an opportunity for a U.S. high school graduate to spend their 13th year abroad pursuing their vocational interests. You must be a U. S. citizen with a minimum 3.0 GPA. For information and application visit


Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) and The Pride Foundation Scholarships Deadline: January 10, 2020

Various scholarships are available to build leadership and promote diversity in the LGBT community. Applications can be downloaded at starting in October.


O'Donnell Family MS Scholarship Deadline: January

$1500-$3000 per year available to students that have been personally impacted by MS. Application available at



AMERICAN INDIAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline: February 1, 2020 - For financially needy students with close ties to an American Indian tribe who will be enrolled full-time at a public or independent college or university next year. Criteria: Three letters of recommendation, transcript, and statement of intent to return to service in an American Indian community. Applications and information at


SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS- Februrary 3 - Six, $4,000 scholarships open to Spokane seniors who plan to enter an engineering college next fall. Criteria: Minimum SAT levels are 600 for math, and 580 for the average of the new critical reading and writing tests. GPA of 3.0 or higher and student must submit an essay on, “My interest in Engineering.” The application and essay must be typed, and signed. Interviews will be held on Wednesday evening, March 4, 2020. Applications available at or in the counseling center.



A total of $65,000 will be awarded. $2,500 scholarships to students attending a four-year college or graduate school and  $1,500 scholarships to students seeking a two-year or vocational certificate. Applicants must be a member of WSECU. Applications will be available at:


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MILITARY CHILDREN PROGRAM- Dependents of military may apply for a scholarship to a university or four-year college. Individual awards anticipated at $1,500. Criteria: GPA of 3.0 or above. Additional information is available at:


THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY- Has a scholarship program to give cancer survivors the opportunity to pursue their post-secondary education from a university, community college, or vocational technical school. Criteria: Complete application and checklist.

Spokane Interstate Fair Ambassador Scholarship-young men and women are invited to apply for this $500 scholarship. You must be available to work during the Spokane Interstate Fair in September. Information and applications at


ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS IN EDUCATION- Deadline: February 28, 2020- Has allocated $10,000 for scholarships of up to $2,500 each, for graduating seniors in Oregon and Washington, who are actively involved in the use of technology and are planning to pursue studies in a technology-related field. Criteria: GPA of 2.5, demonstrated community involvement. Applications at

Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation Scholarships - Deadline: February 28, 2020 -New this year-scholarship application must be submitted online. Various scholarships will be awarded (only one application required) to seniors planning to attend CCS next fall. You must have a 2.0+ cumulative GPA. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. You must complete the entire application in one setting and will not be notified of missing or incomplete documents. Information and application at:




PNACAC Student Scholarship - Deadline: March 1 - $1,000 - 10 awards

The Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) will be awarding ten one-time, $1,000 scholarships to students planning to attend a regionally accredited college or university in Fall 2020. To be eligible a student must be a currently enrolled student who is in their senior year of high school in the states of of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington. Currently have a 3.0 cumulative, unweighted GPA or higher, and submit a video essay no later than March 1, 2020. To apply go to: For further questions come see Mrs. Ford in the counseling center. 


U.S. BANK- Will award 40, $1,000 scholarships to college-bound seniors. Recipients are selected through a random drawing process. Contact:


UFCW21 Scholarship-$1,ooo scholarships available to members or children or partners of a member in good standing of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. Applications are available at :


WA State PTA-Deadline: March 1, 2020 - Will awards scholarships to seniors based on financial need, academic performance and leadership/community service. Applications are available at


WA State School Retirees/PEMCO Robert J Handy - Deadline: March 1, 2020 -seniors interested in entering a teaching profession are invited to apply at A variety of scholarships will be awarded.


INLAND NORTHWEST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (INCF) - INCF manages more than 30 scholarship funds, helping students from the Inland Northwest attend colleges, universities and vocational schools. Scholarships may support students who plan to study a particular subject, attend a specific college/university, or are graduating from a specific school in the ten Eastern Washington counties.




LUCILLE I. HUDON- GPA of 3.0, Spokane County resident, and plan to enroll in college, and have financial need.


REN RICE- For students in foster care, group home, or emancipated minor.

A description of each scholarship, eligibility and application information is available at: for more information, or go to the "Apply for Scholarships" page of the Inland Northwest Community Foundation web site at THERE ARE MORE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR RESIDENTS OF SPOKANE COUNTY. GO TO THE WEBSITE TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY.


OFFICERS’ SPOUSES’ CLUB- For students who are dependents of military on: active duty, remote tour, legally retired, or deceased. Student must have GPA of 3.5, essay, test scores, and transcript.


Great Spokane Substance Abuse Council's (GSSAC) 2011 Harry Kennedy Memorial Scholarship- $1,000 scholarship for senior planning to continue their education. Students must submit an essay highlighting why s/he has chosen to be drug free. Information at: Deaconess Adult Volunteers Scholarship-5-$2,000 scholarships for a graduating senior pursuing a degree or certificate in a medical, surgery-related or health care field.


INLAND NORTHWEST DAIRY WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP-$500 scholarship for graduating senior pursuing studies in Agriculture, Nutrition, or Dairy Food Science. Criteria: GPA, transcript, essay and letters of recommendation.


YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FOR CHILDREN OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIRE SERVICE PERSONNEL- $24,000 in state and national awards. Criteria: GPA, SAT scores, and essay.


Casey Family Scholars Program Deadline: March 31, 2020

Open to seniors attending post-secondary next fall that are in foster care, adopted or have lost both parents. Applications are available online at


Deaconess Adult Volunteers Scholarship Deadline: March (Second Friday of March each year)

Five $2000 scholarships will be given to graduating seniors pursuing a degree or certification in medical, surgery-related or health care fields. You must have a 2.5+ GPA and show responsibility in school and community. Applications can be found at


Robert J Handy/PEMCO Deadline: March 1, 2020

Open to seniors entering the teaching profession. Applications are available online at




Hispanic Business and Professional Association Foundation- Scholarships of $500-$2,000 are available to graduating seniors with a 3.0+ GPA, involved in the Latino community planning to attend full time college. Applications are available at:


Smart Start Scholarship - Deadline April 15, 2020

Cheney Federal Credit Union is once again offering our $2,000 Smart Start Scholarship. Please come and see Mrs. Ford in the counseling center for an application.


Award of Excellence Scholarship Program, Lineman Scholarship/Inland Power - Deadline: April 16, 2020 -$1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors who reside in areas served by Inland Power. Criteria: Transcript, letters of recommendation, extracurricular/service activities and essay. Applications on line at


Banner Bank-Spokane Indians College Scholarship - Deadline: First week of May -Criteria includes; graduating senior, scholarship, leadership, community involvement, character and location of college (local preferred). 5 $500 scholarships will be awarded.


2020 Student-View Scholarship Program-random scholarship drawing for seniors who complete an online application survey at


HBPA Foundation Scholarship Deadline: April

Open to seniors planning full time college with demonstrated involvement in the Hispanic/Latino community with a minimum 2.5+ GPA. *Email if you want to receive the 2020 Scholarship application when it comes available.



CCD Law Spokane Community Scholarship Deadline: May 1, 2020

One student will be awarded $500 .  To qualify a student must be a graduating high school senior, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and submit an essay of approximately 500 words telling us "How Could You Solve the Texting and Driving Epidemic?"  For an application please go to


JARVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP- One or more, $1,000 awards to students who are active in an organized bowling league in Spokane County.


Berol-Shindell Scholarship/UW-need-based scholarship available for Jewish undergraduates attending the University of Washington. Additional information is available at:


SACAJAWEA MIDDLE SCHOOL BILLY RAE SCHOLARSHIP- $1,000, for a senior who attended Sacajawea for at least three semesters, and plans to continue their education next year. Criteria: Submit application, essay, and recommendations. Contact Deb for more information.


NAWCJ Fallen Female Officers Scholarship- $1,000 available to graduating senior interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice, law enforcement or a closely aligned field.


The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inland Empire Chapter - Deadline: May 1, 2020-  is offering 38 scholarships up to $10,000 each college scholarship to a qualified graduating senior. The applicant must be enrolled in an ABET accredited mechanical engineering program. Applications can be found at



ABBOTT & FENNER BUSINESS CONSULTANTS - Deadline: June 12, 2020 -$1,000 for student who writes winning essay about a topic that appears on the webpage. Contact:


IMAGINE AMERICA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP-$1,000 for students planning to attend a career college. Information on participating colleges and application are available at


Big Sun Athletic Organization Scholarship Deadline: June 19, 2020

Open to graduating senior athletes attending post-secondary institutions. Visit for more information on this $500 scholarship.



Northwest Renewable Energy Institute-$1000 scholarship available to graduating senior interested in their Wind Turbine Technician program.


International Air & Hospitality Academy Scholarships Deadline: July

Seniors applying to attend IA&HA in 2010 may qualify for various culinary and airline/hospitality scholarships. Information is available at


Spokane Interstate Fair Ambassador Competition Deadline: December

The Fair Ambassador Program (established in 2000) is open to all youth (male and female). The candidates need to be at least a junior in High School up to 20 years of age. The 2016 competition was held on April 27. Winners will receive a $500 scholarship to the educational institution of their choice.

Applications for the program are available around December 1 each year. For further information and an application, please contact the Fair Office at 509.477.2772 or via e-mail.




DO-IT Scholars/University of Washington 

This program is for 10th and 11th graders with a significant disability interested in attending college. For more information and deadlines visit


EWU Scholarships ($1.5 million +) Deadline: February

Available to any student enrolled in a degree seeking program with a minimum 2.8 GPA. Apply at

Executive Women International Scholarship Deadline: March


Farm Worker/Sea Mar Scholarship Deadline: March

100 $1000 scholarships are available to low-income high school seniors from WA seasonal or migrant farm worker families planning to attend college in the fall. Applications are available online at


Gates Millennium Scholars Program Deadline: January

This program was established to provide outstanding, low income 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 they choose. Criteria includes: U. S. citizen or legal resident; 3.3+ GPA or GED; first-time college enrollee; nomination by a teacher or counselor; demonstrated leadership through participation in community service, extra curricular or other activities and meet federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria (FAFSA). Information is available at


Hillel Foundation for Jewish Life at the University of Washington Deadline: May

This scholarship is open to Jewish undergrads attending UW in the fall in financial need. Applications are available at


Washington Aerospace Scholars Deadline: November

This is open to juniors interested in learning more about STEM careers. You will have the opportunity to study NASA designed curriculum, work with professional engineers and scientists, go on field trips and participate in hands-on engineering challenges. For more information visit


 Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Deadline: varies

A program for seniors planning to attend post-secondary school outside of WA at reduced rates. Sixteen western states participate, for more information visit