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 http://www.axa-achievement.com/
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
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.
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: www.gwcf.org
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: www.oilcanhenrys.com/scholarship.
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: www.collegesuccessfoundation.org 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 www.chaseyouthspokane.org
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 www.nacelopendoor.org
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 www.pridefoundation.org/scholarships 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 https://readysetgrad.wa.gov/college/american-indian-endowed-scholarship
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 http://washingtonengineer.org/chapters/spokane-chapter/ or in the counseling center.
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: http://www.militaryscholar.org/.
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 www.spokanecounty.org/fair/sif/general_information/ambassadors.aspx
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 www.acpenw.org/scholarships
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: www.ccsfoundation.org/scholarships/apply-for-scholarships.
U.S. BANK- Will award 40, $1,000 scholarships to college-bound seniors. Recipients are selected through a random drawing process. Contact: usbank.com/scholarship.
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 : http://www.ufcw21.org/
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 www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/scholarship-program
WA State School Retirees/PEMCO Robert J Handy - Deadline: March 1, 2020 -seniors interested in entering a teaching profession are invited to apply at www.wssra.org 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. http://www.innovia.org/students/apply-for-scholarships
TWO SCHOLARSHIPS DIRECTLY RELATE TO On Track Academy STUDENTS:
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 http://www.inwcf.org/receive/apply-for-scholarships. THERE ARE MORE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR RESIDENTS OF SPOKANE COUNTY. GO TO THE WEBSITE TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY.
WASHINGTON STATE EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION- Twenty, $2,000 scholarships to students attending a four-year college and seven, $1,000 scholarships to students seeking a two-year or vocational certificate. Applicants must be a member of WSECU. Applications will be available at: www.wsecu.org.
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: http://www.gssac.org/what-youth/GSSACscholarship.html 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. http://wastatedairywomen.org/scholarships.html
YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FOR CHILDREN OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIRE SERVICE PERSONNEL- $24,000 in state and national awards. Criteria: GPA, SAT scores, and essay. http://scholarshipmentor.com/content/scholarships-children-active-duty-police-and-firefighters
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 www.orphan.org
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 www.deaconess.com/For-You/Donors-and-Volunteers
Robert J Handy/PEMCO Deadline: March 1, 2020
Open to seniors entering the teaching profession. Applications are available online at www.wssra.org
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: http://www.hbpaspokane.net/scholarship/
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 http://www.inlandpower.com/community/scholarships
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 http://www.studentinsights.com/
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. http://www.hbpaspokane.net/scholarship.html *Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to receive the 2020 Scholarship application when it comes available.
JARVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP- One or more, $1,000 awards to students who are active in an organized bowling league in Spokane County. www.spokaneusbs.org
Berol-Shindell Scholarship/UW-need-based scholarship available for Jewish undergraduates attending the University of Washington. Additional information is available at: www.hilleluw.org
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. https://www.learninglaw.com/law-resources/scholarships/fallen-female-officers-scholarship
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 www.ie-ashrae.org.
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: www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
IMAGINE AMERICA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP-$1,000 for students planning to attend a career college. Information on participating colleges and application are available at www.imagine-america.org
Big Sun Athletic Organization Scholarship Deadline: June 19, 2020
Open to graduating senior athletes attending post-secondary institutions. Visit www.bigsunathletics.com for more information on this $500 scholarship.
Northwest Renewable Energy Institute-$1000 scholarship available to graduating senior interested in their Wind Turbine Technician program. http://www.nw-rei.com/scholarship-information.html
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 http://www.aha.edu/
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 http://www.washington.edu/doit/resources/scholarships
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 www.ewu.edu/scholarships
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 www.seamar.org
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 http://www.gmsp.org/
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 www.hilleluw.org
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 http://www.museumofflight.org/Education/Explore-programs/Washington-Aerospace-Scholars
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 www.wue.wiche.edu