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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Federal Student Aid - FAFSA  Colleges and career schools use the FAFSA form to determine how much financial aid you're eligible to receive, which could include grants, scholarships, work-study funds, and loans.

Washington Student Achievement Council Financial Aid  The Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) is for people who don’t file a federal FAFSA application. People who complete a WASFA are applying for state aid. There are various reasons to complete a WASFA instead of a FAFSA:

  • A person may not be eligible for federal aid due to:

    • Citizenship or immigration status, including being undocumented.

    • Defaulted federal student loans.

    • Repayments owed on federal grants.

  • A person may choose not to apply for federal aid due to:

    • Family members who do not want to file the FAFSA.

    • Other personal reasons.

February Scholarship Newsletter

Innovia Foundation Scholarships  

Over 30 scholarships, just ONE application.  Each year, Innovia awards over $300,000 in scholarships to deserving students like you who are college-bound or pursuing vocational or technical training. Single scholarship awards range between $400 and $8,000.

 

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship  Due February 29, 2024   

They offer two different scholarships.  You will apply for the first one (BaS) if your plan is to get a Bachelor's degree, even if you are starting at a community college with plans to transfer to a university.  You will need to have your FAFSA complete to apply. 

 

Newport Masonic Lodge #144 Senior Scholarship  Due March 4, 2024

 

Washington State School Retirees’ Association Scholarships  Due March 1, 2024

The Washington State School Retirees' Association (WSSRA) invites senior students who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply for the above scholarships. These awards are given to students who plan a career in the field of education.  Eight $3,000 WSSR – Foundation Scholarships, eight $2,000 WSSR – Foundation Scholarships, and sixteen Robert J. Handy Scholarships ($900 per year redeemable for four years) will be awarded to students whose degree would be in one of these areas: teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, social worker, or psychologist.  In addition, two Gene Forrester Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to students who will major in Agricultural Education at Washington State University.  WSSRA collects applications and refers them to reading committees that score applications and select the recipients. Applicants will be notified by May 17, 2024, if they have been chosen. Please encourage your outstanding students who are committed to a career in the field of education to apply.

 

American Indian Endowed Scholarships  Due March 1, 2024

The American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES) helps students with financial need who have close social and cultural ties to an American Indian community in Washington State. Students can use the scholarship at public colleges and many independent colleges in Washington. The program prioritizes upper-division and graduate-level students, but all applicants are considered. Award amounts range from around $500 to $2,000. Ten to 15 students are selected each year to receive the awards. Students may get AIES funding for up to five years, but must reapply each year. Many past recipients have careers in law, medicine, education, business, and resource management. All have returned, or plan to return, to their tribal communities to work on behalf of Indian peoples within the state.

 

Hagan Scholarship  Due March 1, 2024

The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship, providing recipients with the opportunity to achieve their goals and graduate college debt-free. Applicants must graduate from a high school located in the United States. Applicant’s Adjusted Gross Household Income reported for 2022 Federal Income Tax Purposes must not have exceeded $100,000. Free workshops, Free Schwab Brokerage Accounts, and Free Study Abroad provide recipients with a practical understanding of important life skills not typically covered in the school curriculum. Recipients graduating college while in the Hagan Scholarship Program can apply for a Hagan Graduate Scholarship good for up to four additional consecutive semesters. Hagan Scholars have attended over 500 colleges and universities located in 48 states.

 

Washington Award for Vocational Excellence  Scholarship  Due March 10, 2024

This scholarship recognizes the achievements of Washington career and technical education (CTE) students who demonstrate excellence in career-connected coursework. The award was established in 1984. It was reinstated by the Legislature in 2022 following a 12 year pause that began in the Great Recession.  WAVE recognizes top career and technical education (CTE) students at both the high school and college level across 49 Washington legislative districts. There are up to 147 potential award winners each year.

 

Smart Choices Scholarship Program  Due March 15, 2024

The WIAA is proud to partner with Gesa Credit Union, the Dairy Farmers of Washington and Les Schwab Tires to present the Smart Choices Scholarship Program. The 2024 Smart Choices Scholarship Program awarded three $5,000 scholarships and 12 $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from WIAA member high schools for excellence in athletics/activities, academics, leadership and community service throughout their high school careers. This application is launched annually in the fall. 2024 applications are due by 11:59 pm on March 15th, 2024.

 

Marsden Scholarship  Due March 15, 2024

The George and Dorothy Marsden Scholarship Fund was established by Mrs. Marsden to help academically promising students from the Inland Northwest maximize their potential at the world’s best colleges and universities. “My intentions would be wholly fulfilled,” she wrote, if “... our young people … go to the great universities of the world as designated Marsden Scholars.” Up to two new Marsden Scholars are named each spring from high school seniors whose permanent legal residence is within the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane, and a number of scholarships are renewed.

 

The Sea Mar Community Health Centers Scholarships Due April 15, 2024

The Sea Mar Community Health Centers Scholarships are now open! Sea Mar will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to students who are of migrant or seasonal farm worker backgrounds. In addition to this, Sea Mar offers a $2,500 scholarship to students who demonstrate a history of advocacy, responsibility, accountability, and perseverance. The money can be used to cover expenses while you’re enrolled in college such as tuition, food, housing, books, etc!  Take advantage of this opportunity. Take the time to apply and submit your application. For any questions, please email scholarship@seamarchc.org or call (206) 763-5277.

 

The Evergreen Art Association Scholarship  Due April 25, 2024

For the past 35 years, the Evergreen Art Association has awarded $500 to graduating seniors from area schools or home school for continuing education in the field of visual arts, including fine art, commercial art, computer graphics, website design, and photography. The deadline to apply is April 25, 2024 by 7:00pm. For information, email the Evergreen Art Association Scholarship Committee at hatchermarciaa@gmail.com