If you need help paying for college, check out this guide for applying to scholarships.
Current External Scholarships
Due: Must be postmarked by February 28, 2017
College Success Foundation-Leadership 1000 Scholarship
“The Leadership 1000 Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by individuals, foundations or businesses to provide college scholarships to students who will be attending an eligible four-year college or university in Washington state.”
- Attend 4-year University in Washington State
- Be Washington state resident
- Plan to enroll in fall 2017
- File FAFSA or WASFA
- Have a family income for 2015 that does not exceed the amount listed by family size in chart
- Minimum GPA 2.5
- Letters of Recommendation
- Award: range $1,500-$5,000
Due: April 26, 2017
Albertson & Davidson, LLP Offering $2,500 College Scholarship
At the law firm of Albertson & Davidson, LLP we understand that obtaining an education is the pathway to success for many young Americans. As attorneys, we all have earned both undergraduate degrees as well as successfully completed a rigorous three-year Juris Doctorate before being even eligible to sit for the California Bar Exam. Through these experiences, we have come to understand the often significant financial burdens associated with obtaining an education beyond high school, which is why we are pleased to announce that we will be awarding $2,500 college scholarship to the winner of our newly created essay contest. By creating this award, we hope to help the next generation of students realize their educational and professional goals.
- Their full name, address, and phone number
- The name of the institution they plan to attend in the fall of 2017
- Their major or other programs of study
- If the applicant is under 18, contact information for his or her parents or other legal guardians
National Scholarship Application Deadline: March 8th, 2017, 11:59 P.M. PST
THE NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
We think of our National Scholarship as the “Pell Grant” for highly motivated DREAMers with significant, unmet financial need. While we consider your GPA and test scores, we place great emphasis on your demonstrated ability to overcome the barriers and challenges that DREAMers face each and every day. Check out this video that gives you reasons to apply on how to do it!
High School and HSE Program Graduates:
If you are graduating from high school (or an HSE program) or graduated some time ago and you do not have the financial resources to enroll full time in college, this scholarship may be for you! You are not eligible if you are currently enrolled in college.
You are eligible to apply if you:
- Have graduated or will graduate from high school (or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma) by the end of the 2016-2017 academic year with a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;
- Are not currently enrolled in college in the 2016-2017 academic year (except in a high school pre-college or dual enrollment program);
- Intend to enroll full-time in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges no later than the Spring of 2018;
- Are eligible for in-state tuition at the Partner Collegeyou want to attend;
- Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
- Are DACA eligible OR have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval; and
- Have significant unmet financial need.
Due: March 15, 2017.
The Washington Wine Industry Foundation (WWIF) facilitates scholarships on behalf of Washington’s wine industry for qualifying students pursuing studies in viticulture, enology, and other wine-related studies. These scholarships are made possible through generous gifts from donors who care about the future of Washington’s wine industry.
General Information about WWIF scholarships and awards:
- Each WWIF scholarship has specific requirements. Please read 2017 WWIF Scholarship Descriptions (page 3) and 2017 WWIF Scholarship Requirements (page 4) for details.
- Recipients are selected without regard to race, sex, color, ethnic origin, religious belief, marital status or physical handicap.
- Recipients are expected to maintain good academic standing and meet specific scholarship criteria throughout the award period. Upon request, recipients will provide confirmation of such to WWIF staff.
- Scholarship funds will be paid from the Washington Wine Industry Foundation to the educational institution which the student is or will be attending.
- Payment of funds requires enrollment in the major or accepted area in the college or university stated in student’s application. · All application materials must be postmarked or delivered by March 15 or your application will not be considered. Scholarship awards will be announced mid-May.
- Students who have parents actively serving on the WWIF Board of Directors or Scholarship Committee are not eligible for WWIF scholarships.
Due: December 6, 2017
Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
At Google, we believe information should be universally accessible. Our education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields. As part of our commitment, we’ve partnered with Lime Connect, a nonprofit organization that supports students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising careers, to help university students with disabilities work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the school year and will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat.
- Must have a visible or invisible disability
- Be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the upcoming school year
- Plan to enroll as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada for the upcoming school year
- Maintain a strong academic performance
- Be pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a degree in a closely related technical field
- Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology
Due: December 15, 2017
James W. McLamore WHOPPER® Scholarship
Recipients will be chosen from the BURGER KING℠ Scholars pool including both BURGER KING® General Track and BURGER KING®Employee-Based Track applicants. Recipients must be:
- Citizens of the United States or Canada
- Students who have graduated from high school within the last three years or full-time students who are seniors at a high school or home school in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
- Students who are applying as a full time freshman to a four-year accredited, college or university that is located in the United States or Canada and is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
- Students who have a cumulative unweighted grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3
- Students who have a minimum ACT Composite score of 25 or a minimum combined SAT score of 1220
- Students who demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity (such as student government, team sports, fraternal life, etc); and
- Students who demonstrate substantial work experience
Officers, directors and spouses/domestic partners and children of officers and directors of the BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation are ineligible to apply for a scholarship.
BURGER KING® General Track – Available to all high school seniors who meet the criteria below.
Note: Employees, spouses or domestic partners of employees, and children of employees who meet eligibility requirements for the General and Employee-Based Track will be considered for an award in both tracks, but if selected, will receive only one award.
- Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
- Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
- Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
- Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2017-18 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico
Costco Scholarship Fund
“The Costco Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to highly qualified underrepresented minority students who plan to attend Seattle University or the University of Washington.”
To see additional information on Seattle University’s website, click here.
Contact: Call (206) 296-2000
To see additional information on University of Washington’s website, click here.
Contact: Call (206) 685-3504