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CSO College Center

CSO is an online clearing house of college programs and information for first-generation college,low-income,and minority students. www.csocollegecenter.org

Scholarship Search:
Fastweb scholarships categorized by theme:
Western Undergraduate Exchange
Minority Scholarship Web Search

Navy ROTC:        http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/index.html

Air Force ROTC: https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/

Army ROTC:        Four-Year Scholarship | goarmy.com


Military Academies

Navy (Naval Academy):                                 www.usna.edu

Army (West Point):                                         www.usma.edu

Air Force (Air Force Academy):                     www.usafa.af.mil

Coast Guard (Coast Guard Academy):         www.cga.edu

Merchant Marines:                                         www.usmma.edu



**Scholarship information also available on Naviance Family Connection: Scholarships**







Soroptimist International of Spokane has been serving the community since 1926. As Spokane’s oldest women’s service organization, SI Spokane’s principal focus is women and girls in the community of Spokane, nationally and globally.


Each year we award the Violet Richardson Award to a young woman between 14 and 17 for her outstanding volunteer activities in school or community. Our organization’s name translates to “best for women” and we are particularly interested in activities that benefit women and girls. The scope of them is almost limitless.


Some examples of activities include helping disadvantaged girls; fighting drugs and crime; working to end discrimination, bullying, and violence in school and the community; teaching young girls about hygiene, self-esteem and personal pride; tutoring girls in STEM classes, including reading, math, and problem solving. Community activities might include cleaning up the environment; efforts to protect endangered plants or animals; helping poverty stricken groups locally or globally.


The $600 award is based on your activities, not on academic achievement. It can be used in any you want.


The application process is quite simple. It requires filling out a basic form and writing a brief description of your activities. The written part can include pictures, articles, and any other items you have related to the activities. The form can be completed using the writable application and sent it to Lois’s e-mail with the subject line “your name VRA application”. Or, you can print it, complete it in ink and mail it to Lois. Be sure to keep a copy for yourself when you send it. She must receive it by December 1, 2017.


If you think you would make a good candidate for this award please complete the attached application. The award is limited to young women 14 to 17 by the application deadline, December 1, 2017.


If you need more information call or E-mail us.



Lois Tipple

509-328-7805 home, 509-496-9447 cel


312 W Hastings Rd Apt 115

Spokane, WA 99218


Kathy Rettkowski

509-928-0075 home


13607 E 30th Ave

Spokane Valley, WA 99216



Write a 200-900 word essay based on the website’s prompt for a chance to win a $1,000 college scholarship.  Visitors to the Varsity Tutors website vote for the best essays monthly via social media.  For eligibility and other details, visit https://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship


2018 Smart Choices Scholarship Program
Applications accepted November 1, 2017 - April 1, 2018.
The WIAA, Dairy Farmers of Washington, and Les Schwab Tires are pleased to announce the sixth annual Smart Choices College Scholarship which will recognize one female and one male high school student for their achievements in athletics/activities, the community, and the classroom with a $5,000 college scholarship to the college or university of their choice.


In addition to the two $5,000 scholarship winners, eight finalists will receive $1,000 scholarships.


Applicants have from November 1, 2017 until April 1, 2018 to submit their applications. In addition to a series of background questions, each applicant will be required to write an essay or provide a personal statement video about “How you plan to use your education to benefit others.” The judging criteria is based on 35% athletic/activity excellence, 35% academic achievement, 15% leadership, 10% citizenship/community service, and five% on originality/creativity of the student’s essay or video.


 Applicants are able to save partially completed applications and return at a later date to update their information. All applications will be locked on April 1, 2018 when the application window closes.


Seniors are encouraged to apply online at wiaa.com/SmartChoices.


 Coolidge Scholarship: The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2019 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply).

Coolidge Scholars are selected based on three main criteria:
Primary criterion: Academic excellence;
Secondary criterion: Interest in public policy and an appreciation of the values President Coolidge championed;
Secondary criterion: Humility and service.

The competition for the Coolidge Scholarship is indeed significant -- but even students who do not win have reported to us they are glad they went through the application process because it helps prepare them for college application later on. The Coolidge Foundation also invites the top 45-50 applicants to participate in its Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid Summit in Washington, DC where the students have the chance to meet each other and tour all three branches of government. Furthermore, the finalists who are invited to interview for the scholarship but do not ultimately win are eligible to receive a one-time “Finalist Award” scholarship. The scholarship application, along with additional information, can be accessed on our scholarship site: www.coolidgescholars.org. Please note the deadline is 5:00 PM EST, January 24, 2018. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, the Coolidge Scholars Program can be reached by email at coolidgescholars@coolidgefoundation.org or by phone at (802) 672-3389 ext. 114.








Gonzaga University: Ignatian Leaders Scholarship

Each recipient of this scholarship will receive $24,000($6,000 annually over four consecutive years). This represents scholarship funds over and above any other grant or scholarship that the University provides.

To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must have an application for admission on file at Gonzaga University as of February 1, 2018. 

 If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please request general information and the formal application through the office of admission. You may contact them by letter, phone or email at:


Gonzaga University

ILS Committee

AD Box 102

502 E. Boone Ave.

Spokane, WA 99258-0102


Telephone: Ivette Davila-Goodwin-509-313-6572


Email: ILScholarship@gonzaga.edu


Please specify that you are requesting application materials for the Ignatian Leaders Scholarship. If you do not receive your ILS Application soon after requested, please contact the office at Gonzaga University again for follow up. 





I am pleased to announce that we are launching a new program at Creighton—the Creighton Global Scholars Program. This is a unique international study opportunity unlike any other in the nation. It is a four-year academic and professional development program that includes four international experiences in four years. Creighton Global Scholars will live, study, and learn in Sydney, Australia, Santiago, Dominican Republic, and two additional locations of their choice, in addition to spending six semesters on the Creighton campus. Through these immersive experiences, Global Scholars will develop the skills necessary to live and work anywhere in the world as well-rounded, Jesuit-educated, global citizens.

You can learn more about the Global Scholars Program here. Applications for the first cohort of the program are now open for current high school seniors who have applied to Creighton. Global Scholars Program applications are due by January 5th, 2018.

If you or your students have any questions or would like to learn more, please reach out to our Admissions Team at admissions@creighton.edu or 402.280.2703.  


Seattle University:Sullivan Leadership Award

Seattle University invites applications for the Sullivan Leadership Award, a four-year scholarship equal to tuition, housing and meals for each of the four years of undergraduate study. Recipients are selected on the basis of a commitment to academic excellence, service, leadership, community, global engagement and spirituality.

The Sullivan Leadership Award application, along with a complete Early Action admissions application, must be submitted online on or before November 15, 2017. Candidates who are admitted Early Action and qualified for the Sullivan Leadership Award are required to attend the Sullivan Leaders' Day competition on Saturday, January 20, 2018, on the Seattle University Campus. 


For more information, please visit the website at www.seattleu.edu/sullivan or email sullivanleadershipaward@seattleu.edu or contact them by phone at 206-220-8040 or 800-426-7123.


University of Providence-Great Falls, Montana-Scholarship opportunity for Women's Lacrosse Team Manager


 I would like to take this opportunity to introduce the University of Providence (Formerly the University of Great Falls) lacrosse program. We are looking women who would like to earn a scholarship for being a team manager for our lacrosse program. Knowledge of Lacrosse in not necessary but you should definitely like athletics. Duties would include score-keeping, filming, statistics, attending practice, managing equipment and uniforms etc. We are offering scholarships of $12,000 (approximately 50% of tuition cost) for a handful of students that want an excellent education and the opportunity to be part of a varsity program. The University of Providence is going through some exciting changes with the first being the name change. The name will more closely reflect the founding of the school by the Sisters of Providence and the school’s relationship with Providence Saint Joseph Health. This will also bring the addition of additional majors, athletic programs and a growth in the student population to around 1,400 students. We are an NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) school. Typically, NAIA schools have student body populations that are under a few thousand; UProv is no different with approximately 800 undergrads this year. This means that every class is a personalized experience: our student to faculty ratio is near 12:1. We are a private Catholic school but not all of our students are practicing Catholics. However, the majority of our students place a value on a liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition. If you would like to learn more about our school, please visit uprovidence.edu. Our lacrosse team is competing in the MCLA while the NAIA progresses through the initial founding of lacrosse as a sanctioned sport. We are in the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League, competing against teams in Oregon, Washington, Montana and Idaho. We made great strides in the 2017 season finishing 10-4 and ranked #20 in the MCLA national coach’s poll. To view our schedule, and learn more information about the UProv lacrosse team, please visit UPArgos.com. Our program is looking for quality young men or women who have a strong love for lacrosse and a desire to be part of a varsity team. We also want candidates who want to succeed academically and who enjoy the recreational activities that Montana has to offer: hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking, camping, rafting, etc. If this sounds like a place you would consider for your education along with the opportunity to be part of a varsity lacrosse team, please contact one of the coaches below for more detailed information. Thank you,

Fred Boekel                                  Tim Schlabs                  Michael Fisher

Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach       Assistant Coach            Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

Cell: 303-877-8800                      Cell: 719-238-8856        Cell: 303-829-0993

boekel@uprovidence.edu    Schlabs@uprovidence.edu       fisher@uprovidence.edu


 Boston University:Trustee Scholarship Competition

Earn a four-year, full tuition scholarship to Boston University. The deadline to apply is Dec. 1, 2017. 

For more information go to www.bu.edu/admissions/trustee


Notre Dame: Merit Scholarships

A full list of merit scholarships that Notre Dame offers is available at www.meritscholarships.nd.edu



Baylor University: Gettermans Scholar Program

For students entering in the Fall of 2018, the Gettermans Scholar Program is open to high achieving students interested in an integrated liberal arts education. Students admitted to this prestigious program will be awarded a scholarship valued at approximately $60,000,covering full tuition, fees, room and board along with funding for summer research and/or study abroad experiences.

The deadline to apply is November 1st. Students must have scored a 33 on the ACT or a 1500 on the SAT in order to apply. 


 Montana State University: Nonresident Freshman Scholarships

Montana State University will offer millions of dollars in scholarships and awards to non-resident freshmen who apply for admission. To be eligible, you must complete the following as soon as possible:

Apply for admission to Montana State University

▪Have your official ACT and/or SAT test scores sent to Montana State University directly from the testing company.

Apply early!  MSU's school code for the ACT is 2420 and MSU's schol code for the SAT is 4488.  These scholarships and awards may only be available for a limited time. If you have any specific questions, you can email Ronda Russell, director of admissions, directly at rondarussell@montana.edu

. Details at www.montana.edu/admissions/scholarships/nonres.html.

Fall 2018 freshman scholarship opportunities at www.montana.edu/admissions/scholarships.html


 Pacific University Oregon:

 All seniors in high school who attend a Senior Preview Scholarship Day will earn an annual $1,000 tuition scholarship at Pacific University Oregon (total of $4,000 over 4 years).  RSVP (use Internet Explorer or Firefox) today! Seats are limited.

Pacific's Senior Preview Scholarship Days provide high school seniors and their guests an opportunity to interact with the Pacific University campus and community. Throughout the day you will hear from an Admissions Counselor, meet with outstanding faculty, interact with current students and tour our beautiful campus.

Fall 2017 Senior Preview Scholarship Days for Pacific Oregon University

Check-in will begin at 8:30am in the University Center and the event will conclude by 12:30pm.

RSVP for one of the below dates today!  Seats are limited.

Friday, September 29
FridayOctober 6
MondayOctober 9
FridayOctober 13
FridayOctober 20
FridayOctober 27
FridayNovember 3
FridayNovember 10
FridayNovember 17
MondayNovember 20
FridayDecember 8
SaturdayDecember 9
FridayDecember 15
MondayDecember 18


University of Washington: Franklin Scholarship

The Theta Xi Fraternity at the University of Washington is dedicated to developing the intellectual curiosity of students and dedication to their community. In honor of Benjamin Franklin, the Founding Father who was also an author, printer, inventor, scientist, and diplomat, we are offering three scholarships of $500 to outstanding gentlemen who will be starting their academic career at the University of Washington this fall that best epitomize Franklin’s spirit of intellectual curiosity and dedication to community. 

Applications may be downloaded here and mailed in, or submitted online at  www.uwthetaxi.com/franklinscholarship Applications must be postmarked or submitted by midnight June 3rd, 2017. Although we have a rolling deadline, applicants are highly encouraged to apply early. After an initial review of applications, the strongest candidates will be invited to a personal interview during July or early August 2017. Scholarship winners will be announced by August 31st, 2017. 

Questions? Email thetaxiupsilonchapter@gmail.com.



Brescia University: Catholic Connection Grant

50% tuition discount for new students who graduate from a private Catholic high school www.brescia.edu


Santa Clara University: Johnson Scholars Program 
The Johnson Scholars Program provides outstanding students with comprehensive merit awards that include full coverage of tuition, room, and board; invitations to enroll in the University Honors Program; and support and guidance to develop further as leaders and scholars.  Award is renewable annually for up to four years. www.scu.edu/johnsonscholars


Eastern Oregon University: Advancing Science and Technology in Eastern Oregon (ASTEO)

Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, this award will provide up to $7,500 annually for tuition and fees. Eligible students must be interested in majoring in biology, chemistry-biochemistry, computer science or mathematics, and plan to pursue a career in one of these fields or continue on to a graduate degree. Applications are being accepted October 1 through February 1.  More information at www.eou.edu/ASTEO


Gettysburg College: STEM Scholars Program

Through a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, Gettysburg is pleased to offer monetary awards to qualified First-Year students who intend to earn a bachelor’s degree in one of the following STEM disciplines: Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, and Physics. In selecting members of this cohort, the college will take heightened interest in academically-promising, underrepresented minority, and first-generation students with demonstrated financial need. More information at visit our website