Here you'll find many local scholarships that SWHS student receive EVERY year and some good state and national ones as well. Scholarships will be listed here in order of their due date. Start with LOCAL scholarships - less competition!
More LOCAL scholarship forms will start coming out in December – but now is the time to focus on your college applications and make sure you've signed up for any applicable tests you need to take for admission. Whether it be the ACT (www.actstudent.org) or SAT (www.collegeboard.org) for 4-year colleges or the Accuplacer for Skagit Valley College and Bellingham Technical College and other community and technical colleges, this is the time to get these out of the way.
See the link below for all the Senior To-Do's you should have on your radar as well!
State- Base in Bellevue, WA, Nurse.org is seeking applications for the Heathcare Leaders Scholarship. To be eligible for the $1000 award, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above, be pursuing a degree related to healthcare, and submit a 600-1000 word essay. Apply Online
National- Since 1946, more than $14 million in scholarships has been awarded to outstanding NHS senior members. The scholarship program is supported by the parent organization of NHS, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
475 national semifinalists - $2,850 scholarship
24 national finalists - $5,150 scholarship
1 national winner - $22,650 scholarship
Apply Online - Create an account on the ISTS website (link below). If prompted enter program key "NHS". NHS scholarship application procedures are in the boxes outside the counseling office- Ms. Jen is happy to help with this process as it can be confusing.
State- Washington State University-Pullman offers this scholarship to seniors whose parent(s) has/have completed no more than two years of education beyond high school and have no post-secondary degree. To be considered for this scholarship you have to be admited to WSU, maintain a 3.0 GPA and complete the WSU Scholarship Application. Apply Online
Local- The SWHS Class of 1971 is pleased to offer four scholarships for SWHS and State Street HS graduates, two for a technical program and two for an academic program. You can find an application in the scholarship holder outside the counseling office door or print one from the Word doc below. Please send your application electronically. Ms. Jen can assist you with this in the counseling office.
State- For students with close cultural and social ties to an American Indian tribe or community in-state, who plan to use their education to benefit their American Indian Community. You have to be able to demonstrate financial need based on a completed FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid and enroll full-time as an undergraduate student at a public or private college or university in Washington State. Scholarship awards range from about $500 to $2,000. Approx. 15 students are selceted each year to receive the awards. Renewal of scholarships are not automatic and require submission of the application each year. You can find an application in the scholarship holder outside the counseling office door or print one from the pdf below. Please send your application by mail.
National- Purpose: To serve as a living tribute to Frank Kazmierczak, a long time migrant educator, by offering an annual award in the amount of $1,000 for post-secondary scholarship assistance to a migrant farmworker student who wishes to pursue a career in teaching.
Candidates will be screened by a selection committee on the basis of the following criteria:
• Recent history of migration for agricultural employment
• Teaching as a career goal • Scholastic achievement
National- Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. Apply Online
National -More than 1,800 scholarships are available. Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation and are given for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans. The selection process takes into account the whole student - FFA involvement, work experience, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), community service, leadership skills and academics.
Am I Eligible to apply? Each scholarship has specific criteria that are defined by the sponsor when the scholarship is established. Please read the individual scholarship descriptions in the Scholarship Guidebook to see if you qualify. You must be a current FFA members unless otherwise stated.
How do I apply? Students can access the application through the FFA website located at www.ffa.org. FFA members with FFA.org accounts should log in and proceed to the Application Center. FFA members without an account must contact their advisor for an invitation. Non-members must create an account through the “Community” portal to access the Application Center.
Deadline: The application must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. EST on February 1. The printed Signature Page* must be postmarked no later than February 8.
National- For sons and daughters of active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military commissary customers. You must be planning to enroll full-time in a four-year college or universtiy, accredited in the U.S. You nust have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and have to drop off your applicatoin at your local commissary by February 13, 2016. Apply online
State (PNW Region)- BBB Foundation offers the Students of Intergrity Scholarship to recognize high school seniors who personify high ethicsm, as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal intergrity and academics accomplishments. A scholarship of $10,000 will be awarded to the winning application sumbitted by students residing in Alaska, Oregon, or Western Washington. High school seniors from across the Northwest are encouraged to apply by creating a 90-second video that demonstratyets how BBB help people become smart consumers. Apply online
Local- The McIntyre Scholarship is awarded to Skagit County high school students (preferably Sedro-Woolley) who demonstrate the need for financial assistance, show promise of success in his or her chosen field and can prove exceptional scholarship (academics and involvement) throughout high school. This scholarship is for a public 4-year college in Washington and is renewable for a maximum of 4 years. This is the most generous scholarship our community offers- the number of gifts change yearly- last year 3 students were recipients. You can find an application in the scholarship holder outside the counseling office or print one from the pdf below.
Local- If you apply for one scholarship, apply for this one! You fill out one application and it goes out to 20+LOCAL groups! You can find an application in the scholarship holder outside the counseling office or print one from the word doc. below
PLEASE NOTE: The doc attached is also FILLABLE - you can type in your responses rather than writing them, but it will NOT work on Chromebooks.
Deadline: February 20th by 3:15 p.m
Sedro-Woolley Alumni Association
Clear Lake Community Connection
Lacey Klinger Memorial
SWVFD Kent Peters
Knights of Pythias
Mollie Young Memorial
Heather Schols Memorial
Right Way Plumbing - Allison D. Clark Memorial Scholarship *NEW*
Soroptimist International of Sedro-Woolley Scholarship
Local- The Soroptimist ladies of Sedro-Woolley have decided to have their own application this year. This has been attached to the Community Scholarship in the past so make sure you fill this one out! They are looking for involved, community minded, driven students. They narrow the pool of applicants down to approximately 12 students and then will conduct interviews with these finalists. If you have any questions please see Ms. Jen in the Counseling Dept. You can find an application in the scholarship holder outside the counseling office or print one from the word doc. below.
Albert Lee Wright, Jr. Memorial Migrant Scholarship
National- This scholarship is to honor a migrant farmwork student who has overcome barriers presented by mobility, who has performed strongly academically, and who has provided service to his or her community. This scholarship ($3,000+) will go to a mobile student or students who have attended more than one school in a year and/or who has traveled on their own or with a parent or guardian in pursuit of qualifying agricultural, agriculture-related, timber or fishing work in the summer or regular school term. Sutdents who demonstrate a strong interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics are especially encouraged to apply. You can find an application in the scholarship holder outside the counseling office door or print one from the pdf below.
State- Washington Masonic Charities is proud to offer scholarships for deserving high school seniors throughout the state of Washington. Masons believe strongly in investing in the education of young people - tens of thousands of dollars a year in scholarships are provided to youth by Masonic Lodges across the state. Washington Masonic Charities partners with the Grand Lodge of Washington to provide scholarships.ultiple scholarships offered for deserving youth throughout the state of Washington. Children/Grandchildren of Masons ONLY. *Please NOTE- you must be logged into your Washboard account to have access to apply for this scholarship.
State- Washington Masonic Charities is proud to offer scholarships for deserving high school seniors throughout the state of Washington. Masons believe strongly in investing in the education of young people - tens of thousands of dollars a year in scholarships are provided to youth by Masonic Lodges across the state. Washington Masonic Charities partners with the Grand Lodge of Washington to provide scholarships.ultiple scholarships offered for deserving youth throughout the state of Washington. *Please NOTE-you must be logged into your Washboard account to have access to apply for this scholarship.
Skagit County Benevolent Assoc (Anne Jackson & Erick Valenzuela)
Local- This year the Skagit County Benevolent Association has combined 2 scholarships into one application. Please state clearly which scholarship you are applying for at the bottom of the first page of the application. You can find an application in the scholarship holder outside the counseling office or print one from the pdf below.
The Anne Jackson Memorial Scholarship- to qualify the student must have a parent who is employed or has retired from a law enforcement agency within Skagit County
The Erick Valenzuela Memorial Scholarship- open to ALL high school seniors who reside in Skagit County
Send your completed application to:
Skagit County Sheriff's Office Benevolent Association
State - The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship is for students pursuing a Bachelor's degree in one of the dozens of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and health care fields. Your official transcripts must be sent in and you must fill out the FAFSA or WAFSA by March 7th.
-Annual Awards range from $2,500-$7,500 per year for a total of award of $22,500
-Renewable up to five years based on credits completed and continued eligibility
-Approx. 1850 applicants will be selected this year
-Must meet the family income requirement to qualify
-Must be pursuing an eligible high-demand major at an eligible WA college
Washington State Governor's Scholarship for Foster Youth
State - The Washington State Governor's Scholarship for Foster Youth is a scholarship program that helps young men and women who are currently in an open dependency court order in Washington State, or an open dependency tribal court order, continue their eucation and earn a college degree. Eligible students must meet very specific criteria. Apply Online