WA MESA Scholarship Application

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Deadline: Friday June 17, 2022, 11:59 PM PST

The MESA 2022 Scholarships

Required Criteria

One recommendation from a MESA teacher or staff

High school transcript emailed to briant54@uw.edu

Recommended Qualifications

Past and/or current involvement with MESA
Graduating high school
At least a 3.0 GPA
Pursuing a STEM degree at a 2 or 4 year-institution
At least 3 years of math
At least 3 years of science

By submitting this application, you will also be eligible to receive the Washington MESA and

the DNV Future Leaders Scholarships.

Deadline: May 10th 2022, 11:59 pm.

Apply for the MESA 2022 Scholarships due May 10th, 2022.

Available External Scholarships

Past Scholarships

Lotus Scholarship (Past)

SYL Foundation is committed to creating opportunity and access to higher education. Guided by the belief that immigrant students are deserving of respect and support, the Foundation’s Lotus Scholarship Program provides assistance to recently immigrated students in Washington’s King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. The purpose of the scholarship program is to give financial support to immigrant and refugee students who are pursuing post-secondary education, regardless of a student’s immigration status. All application information is kept strictly confidential. The total scholarship amount is $9,000 over four years for most students.

More information about both the scholarship and Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation can be found here.

Deadline: March 31st, 2022.

BHW Scholarship (Women Pursuing STEM) (Past)


The BHW Group is excited to announce our Women in STEM academic scholarship. Please see the eligibility and submission requirements below.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree and are majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics during the 2022 school year.
  • Must be attending college next year to be eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 800 words to either of the following prompts:  
  1. Tell us about your favorite app and what you like about it.
  2. Tell us about a time an app played a significant role in improving your day.  
Amount of award: $3000.00  
Application period: Applications open in January and are due each April 15th. The winner will be announced on May 15th. 
Submit essay to: scholarships@aesengineers.com  

Study.com Scholarship for Children of First Responders (Past)

Any student who is a child of a first responder and is pursuing their undergraduate college degree can apply to the Study.com Scholarship for Children of First Responders and be offered a $500 academic award. Study.com’s mission is to make education accessible, and we hope to bring this group of students access to a quality education with this scholarship.

More information: Click here.

Deadline: May 1st, 2022.

The Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund (Past)

Every spring the Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund awards $5,000 college scholarships to female-identifying seniors at Mercer Island High School, Chief Sealth International High School, and Rainier Beach High School.

Eligibility Requirements  

  • Female-identifying seniors at Mercer Island High School, Chief Sealth International High School or Rainier Beach High School
  • Plan to enroll in a private or public university, community college, or technical college

Deadline: March 31st, 2022.

GMiS STEM Scholarship (Hispanic Students Pursuing STEM) (Past) 


The intent of the GMiS Scholars Program is to increase the persistence to graduation among underrepresented and underserved STEM college students. The financial support helps these students focus on their coursework so they can graduate on time, enter a STEM profession, continue to serve as a role model for future generations, and secure the country’s place as the finest technological leader in the world.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Applicants must demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership and campus/community activities.
  • Applicants must be pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math degree.
  • Applicants must have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants must be of Hispanic descent and/or must demonstrate significant leadership or service within the underserved community.
  • Recipients must be enrolled full-time in a STEM undergraduate or graduate program for the upcoming fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories.
If you have already earned a bachelor’s degree and are seeking support for another bachelor’s degree OR you have already earned a master’s degree and are seeking support for another master’s degree OR you have already earned a doctoral degree and are seeking support for another doctoral degree, you are ineligible to apply to this scholarship program.

How to Apply

Complete the online GMiS STEM Scholarship Application and submit your personal statement, resume, letters of recommendation, official transcript(s) and photo.
Documents must be uploaded by 11:59 PM PST on April 30, 2022. The personal statement must address the following prompt(s):
When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?
Amount of award: Between $500.00 to $5,000.00, based on merit.
Application deadline: April 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST.
Upon submission, an auto-confirmation page will be displayed verifying receipt of your application. If you did not receive this confirmation page, then you did not successfully submit your application. This confirmation page is your only record of submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Applicants WILL NOT have the opportunity to submit materials that are missing. Students selected as scholarship recipients will be notified, by email, in August. No other notifications will be made. Please do not call the office during the review period from May 1 – September 30 to check on the status of your application.

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship – Career and Technical (Past)


CTS provides $1500 per quarter for Washington state residents pursuing an eligible associate degree, certificate, or apprenticeship in a trade, STEM or healthcare field.
Para obtener información en español, haga clic aquí.

Deadline: February 6th, 2022, 11:59 pm.

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship – Baccalaureate (Past)


BaS provides up to $22,500 in financial aid and access to career-launching support services for Washington State residents pursuing a bachelor’s degree in eligible high-demand STEM and healthcare fields.

Deadline: March 6th, 2022, 11:59 pm.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (Past)

Eligibility Requirements  

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA 
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2022-2023 academic year
  • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)
Deadline: February 15th, 2022.
The Seattle Promise Scholarship (Past)

To earn Seattle Promise, students must do both, TWO separate applications to earn this scholarship for FREE tuition and mentorship for up to 90 credits or two years at any of the Seattle Colleges (North, Central or South.)

Step 1: Apply to Seattle Promise.

Step 2: Complete your Fall 2022 College Admissions Application (North, Central, South.)

Deadline: March 1st 2022.

The Seattle Foundation: Nora Stoen Smith Scholarship for ESL/ELL Students (Past)

Renewable $1,000 – $2,000 scholarship.

This scholarship is available for all English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Language Learners (ELL) students, regardless of their citizenship status.

Open to students who are graduating seniors, college freshmen, or those graduated with a high school diploma.

Supports Private 4-year University or College, Public 4-year University or College, Public 2-year Community / Technical College.

More information about can be found here.

Deadline: March 15th, 2022.


Community College Student Study.com Scholarship (Past)

A $500 academic award is being offered to any student pursuing their any associate’s or bachelor’s degree from a community college through the Community College Student Study.com Scholarship. Our mission at Study.com is to make education accessible, and we hope to bring this group of students access to a quality education with this scholarship.

More information: Click here.

Deadline: March 15th, 2022.


Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Scholarship (Past)

The mission of Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) African American Heritage Scholarship is to encourage and enable Black high school students to go to college, realize the impact technology has on the world, and target a career in the technology industry.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a U.S.-based high-school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, or Ethiopian).  
  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the U.S. in the fall immediately following your high-school graduation.  
  • Plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).  
  • Demonstrate a passion for technology.  
  • Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community.  
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.  
  • Require financial assistance to attend college.

More information: Click here.

Deadline: March 15th, 2022.


Greater Seattle (WA) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated Scholarship (Past)

The Greater Seattle (WA) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated was established in 1955 with a commitment to enriching, sustaining, and ensuring the identities, culture, and economic survival of African Americans and persons of African descent. Scholarships will be awarded to qualified high school seniors of African American descent who reside in King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Clallum, and Jefferson counties, are U.S. citizens and demonstrate exemplary leadership in their family, school, and the African American Community. Scholarship awards up to $15,000.


More information: Click here.

Deadline: March 1st, 2022. (Past)


The Stim Bullit Civic Courage Scholarship (Past)

Seniors looking for scholarship funds for Fall 2022 school year? The Seattle Public Library Foundation’s Stim Bullit Civic Courage Scholarship will open for submissions on January 1 – March 15. $10,000 in post-secondary scholarship money will be split between three worthy essayists; one winner earns $5,000 and two runners-up win $2,500.

More questions? Send an email to ken.gollersrud@spl.org

Deadline: March 15th, 2022.



American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES) (Past)

The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) will accept applications for the 2022-23 American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES) from December 2021 through March 1, 2022. Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2022. Applications must be accompanied with all required attachments.

Deadline: March 1, 2022.


Generation Google Scholarship (Women, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Pursuing Computer Science Degrees) (Closed)


The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring students pursuing computer science degrees excel in technology and become leaders in the field.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program at an accredited university or college in the United States or Canada for the 2021-2022 academic year. 
  • Be studying computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field.
  • Demonstrate a strong academic record.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for improving representation of underrepresented groups in computer science and technology.

How to Apply

Students must submit an online application on the website that includes general background information, family and household information, resume/CV, academic transcripts from your current (if you are currently enrolled) and prior institutions (if you have earned a prior degree), and three short answer essay question to the following prompt(s):
When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?
Amount of award: $10,000.00 USD or $5,000 CAD for the 2021-2022 school year  
Application period: Applications are now closed and will reopen in Fall 2022.
Submit an application online.  
Before starting the application, please have a PDF copy of your resume (if applicable, please include leadership positions, extracurricular activities, and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on your resume), PDF copy of your current or most recent transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and PDF copy of your three short answer responses ready for upload.

Catching the Dream (Native American Students Pursuing STEM) (Past)


Catching the Dream’s objective is to recognize and reward outstanding student achievement. This supplemental award is intended to help Native American Indian students who are ¼ or more degree American Indian, and an enrolled member of a U.S. tribe.  “U.S. Tribe” is defined as federally recognized, state recognized or terminated.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Students must attend a college or university on a full-time basis, seeking a BA or higher.
Catching the Dream does not fund students studying out of the country or attending non­accredited institutions, vocational, technical institutions, distance learning or online programs. 
Catching the Dream scholarships are awarded for life. If you win, you will never have to apply again. However, if you are not selected for a scholarship with CTD, you cannot reapply.

How to Apply

Complete the application located on the website. PLEASE TYPE ALL MATERIAL SUBMITTED: Do not staple, bind, or clip any part of the application; leave it loose leaf. Submit all documents on standard size paper (8 ½ x 11). Documents should be placed in the order as specified on page 2 of the application. Do not place labels or dividers in the application packet. Use extra pages if necessary. DO NOT LEAVE BLANK SPACES. Failure to supply the requested information may preclude an applicant from being eligible for assistance under this program. Included in the application is an essay that must address the following:
INTRODUCTION: Please introduce yourself using your full name and your tribe. Please put your name and page number on each page. ACADEMICS: State your grade point average, class rank, and ACT/SAT test scores from high school. State any test scores from standardized tests such as CTBS, ITBS, LSAT, MCAT, GRE, WRAT, CAT, or Stanford. State why/how you made the grades and test scores that you did. State what grades you made in your field of interest and why. State how much time you spend studying each day or week. Describe any awards won in high school or college and their significance. List any clubs and honors and their significance. List any scholarships and how you won them. Describe any leadership positions you have held in high school or college, how you were elected and what your responsibilities were. Describe what courses you have taken to prepare you for college and your career and what you have learned so far that has inspired you. Tell us who or what inspired you to pursue your chosen field of study, and how that inspiration came to you. CAREER PLANS: Explain what you plan to do after you finish college. Tell what your ultimate career goals are. Describe your personal interests and tell how they are related to your planned career. Describe your strengths and explain how they are used in your study for your planned career. Describe the requirements for the completion of your degree. SERVICE TO INDIANS: Describe your plans on working with the Indian community. Tell how your work will directly benefit Indians. Tell us about your Indian heritage and what this means to you. Describe your ties to your Indian community and your experience in this community. Explain how your college education will directly contribute to your work with Indians. LEADERSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIPS: Describe any elected or appointed positions in school or college and how they relate to your planned career. Describe any summer work relevant to your planned career and/or your service to Indians. Describe your membership in clubs and how it relates to your future. Describe all other sources of funds that you applied to and the results. Tell us what scholarships you have won and the amounts of funding you will receive from these scholarships. Explain what you will do if you do not receive a scholarship from Catching the Dream.
Amount of award: Between $500.00 to $5,000.00, based on merit.
Yearly Application Deadlines: September 15 (Spring Semester / Winter Quarter), March 15 (Summer Session), April 30 (Fall Semester / Winter Quarter)
Submit essay to:Mr. Dean Chavers at CTD4deanchavers@aol.com

Education First (Past)

$5,500 worth of college scholarships for students attending high schools with low college enrollment.

No minimum GPA required.

An added incentive is personalized coaching and mentoring as you traverse through college.

Visit educationfirst.org for more information.

Deadline: March 18th, 2022.

Bernie Minsk (Past)

This scholarship honors Garfield High School graduate, local businessman and community leader Bernie Minsk. Though preference is given to seniors attending Garfield High School, any senior currently working with Rainier Scholars may apply for this renewable scholarship of $2,000 to $10,000.

More information: Click here.

Deadline: March 15th, 2022.


Hawkins Memorial Scholarship (Past)

The purpose of this scholarship is to honor and to give financial support to graduating seniors currently enrolled at Lake Stevens High School who are pursuing a course of study in life sciences, medicine, or pharmacy. Preference will be given to students attending the University of Washington. Scholarship awards up to $1,500 and is renewable for up to 4 years.

More information: Click here.

Deadline: March 15th, 2022.


Dominic and Jesse Vitulli Scholarship (Past)

The Dominic and Jessie Vitulli Scholarship supports graduates of Bothell High School in Bothell, Washington, who are enrolled full time at an accredited 4-year college or university in the state of Washington. A scholarship may cover up to fifty percent (50%) of the annual tuition to attend their selected institution. The intent of the scholarship is to encourage and assist students who demonstrate financial need, the potential to succeed, motivation and overall “well-roundedness.” Academic achievement is not a primary consideration in awarding the Dominic and Jessie Vitulli Scholarship.

More information: Click here.

Deadline: March 15th, 2022.


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