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Financial Aid & Scholarships

FAFSA
All graduating seniors should complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)! It opens October 1st and each college will have a different priority filing date, so check each college's website to be sure you are making deadlines. 
 
New this year is MyStudentAid, a mobile-friendly application (available on iOS and Android),so you can apply for the FAFSA from your phone or iPad.
 
View and download resources on applying for aid
 
CSS Profile 
The CSS Profile is an online application that collects information used by nearly 400 colleges and scholarship programs to award non-federal aid. (For federal aid you must complete the FAFSA, available Oct. 1 at fafsa.ed.gov.)
 
A Net Price Calculator gives families a personalized estimate of net price (a college's sticker price for tuition and fees minus the grants, scholarships, and education tax benefits you may receive). While each college has its own Net Price Calculator, this site explains how they work.

Did you sign the pledge in middle school? Check out the resources available to you and what you need to do to receive the scholarship.
 
CSO College Center
CSO is an online clearing house of college programs and information for first-generation college,low-income,and minority students. 
 
Search for scholarships, learn about loans, and other helpful information about the how to finance your education. 
 
Earn micro-scholarships for your grades, club involvement, sports, volunteer activities, and more as early as 9th grade.
 
Connects Washington students of all types with Washington scholarship providers
 
Get matched to colleges and scholarships
 
Fastweb is your connection to scholarships, financial aid, and more! They even have an app!
 
With WUE, out-of-state students pay no more than 150% of in-state tuition at participating schools, compared with nonresident rates that can exceed 300% of in-state rates.
 

College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Starts with the Class of 2020 - 

The more effort you put in, the more chances you get to earn a scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,000. If you complete all six steps, you’re eligible to earn a $40,000 scholarship. Scholarships are awarded—through monthly drawings—to students who complete each step.

Eco & Environmental Scholarships, Internships, & Activities

 
ROTC 

Air Force 
Army 
Navy/Marine Corps 

 

Military Academies

United States Air Force Academy                 
United States Coast Guard Academy 
United States Military Academy - West Point 
United States Merchant Marine Academy  
United States Naval Academy                              

                            

                                         

 
 

SCHOLARSHIPS

ESSAY CONTESTS/AWARDS:

 

 

 

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

 

 

Students of Integrity Scholarship
Presented by Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific, the Students of Integrity Scholarship aims to recognize high school juniors and seniors who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments.

*$5000 Video Scholarship - #BBB5K Video Scholarship applicants must produce a 90-second video using the topic Why BBB and Trust are Important to Local Businesses and Communities.
Ten finalists will be selected from the application pool. Only one recipient will win the $5,000 scholarship.

 

*$1000 Essay Scholarships - Applicants must write a 500-word essay for BBB’s online magazine Torch Talk. The topic of the essay is, Why BBB and Trust are Important to Local Businesses and Communities.
Five finalists from each region will be selected from the application pool. Seven recipients will win a $1,000 scholarship.

 

 

The Jim and Cheryl Strandy Commemorative Scholarship honors the founders of Summit Rehabilitation Associates and their commitment to serving our community. The scholarship is open to students who embody Summit’s core values and are in pursuit of a career in the healthcare field.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the $2,500 Jim and Cheryl Strandy Honorary Scholarship, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Applicants must be:

  • A student in good standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Planning to enroll or continue full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after your graduation from high school.
  • Pursuing a degree in healthcare
  • Legal US citizens or residents

Applicants must not be:

  • Children or grandchildren of employees, or owners of Summit Rehabilitation Associates, LLC.
  • Undergraduates

Application Process

Applicants will mail the items listed below to:

Summit Rehabilitation Associates, LLC. 407 E 2nd Ave Ste 100 Spokane, WA 99202

  • Completed Application
  • Official Transcript
  • An acceptance letter from a regionally or nationally accredited institute of higher education

Selection

 

  • All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of members of the Summit Rehabilitation Associates Management Team

Award Dates & Deadlines

One scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded annually. Applications must be postmarked by March 15th, a winner will be chosen and notified by May 1st, and the award will be dispersed by August 1st.

Privacy Statement

All application materials and information submitted to Summit Rehabilitation Associates become the property of Summit Rehabilitation Associates. Your personal information will not be given, sold, or distributed to third parties. We reserve the right to use the winners name and photo in any announcement or communication related to the scholarship on the company website, in marketing materials, or in social media posts. By submitting your application, you agree to our public use of your name and image.

 
WSPE Engineering Scholarships 2019
There are six $4000 Carl M. Hansen Foundation Engineering Scholarships for Spokane area students who are entering any ABET accredited engineering college in the fall of 2019. If interested in applying, please fill out the application form at http://washingtonengineer.org/chapters/spokane-chapter- or email Leonard Byrne at byrne@cet.com between now and January 25, 2019. 
 
Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program
Receive up to $2500 to pursue career or technical education-for more details, requirements and to apply, please visit www.application.horatioalger.org.

 

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

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Seattle University

Seattle University is excited to announce a new scholarship program for students enrolled in Washington State's College Bound program. The Seattle U Bound scholarship meets full tuition for four years for eligible students. More information can be found on our website atwww.seattleu.edu/seattleu-bound. To be considered, students should apply to Seattle University by our Regular Decision deadline  January 15th and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1st. 

 

Gonzaga University Leaders Scholarship

The Gonzaga Leaders Scholarship is open to students who have developed leadership skills across many settings. The scholarship will be worth $20,000 over four years and will be added to any merit scholarship(s) already awarded to the student.  

 

Gonzaga University Christopher M West Scholarship

Eligibility:  Students who demonstrates humanitarianism through membership in honorary service clubs, participation in community service organizations, or individual humanitarian interests. Each year, approximately ten new scholarships are awarded.

Must fit one of the criteria below :

  • Reside in Spokane County
  • Reside in Sandpoint, ID 
  • Graduate of Xavier Prep in Palm Desert, CA
  • Child of a Gonzaga graduate who served in the military

 
Value:  Awards are variable, ranging from $1000 to $5000 / year|

Application will be live November 1 and is due by February 1. 

Gonzaga University Joseph Cataldo Scholarship
Eligibility: Academically outstanding and involved Catholic high school graduates with demonstrated leadership and service to others.

  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.75 
  • Complete one of the following:
    • SAT score of at least 1310 (Math and Evidence-based Reading and Writing)
    • ACT score of at least 28 (composite)
    • Ten (10) Honors, AP, IB, or Cambridge Courses 
      (or similar) in all four years of high school 

 

Value: $5000 / year

Application will be live November 1 and is due by February 1. 

 

Seattle University - Sullivan Leadership Award

Each year, Seattle University selects nine incoming freshmen to receive the Sullivan Leadership Award. This award covers the entirety of their undergraduate tuition, housing, and meals for four years of study.

We seek students with diverse leadership styles and personal backgrounds to join our Sullivan Scholar community. Sullivan Scholars are not easily defined, coming from a variety of heritages—small towns to large cities, public and independent schools, Catholic or from many other spiritual traditions. We seek students, like you, to carry forward our holistic definition of academic excellence, one that transcends classroom performance.

Beyond monetary support, our faculty mentorship and your connections within the Sullivan Scholar community will promote your personal and professional growth–taking you to new heights as a change agent for a just and humane world.

Seattle University - Seattle Bound Full Tuition Scholarship
Seattle University is excited to announce a new scholarship program for students enrolled in Washington State's College Bound program. The Seattle U Bound scholarship meets full tuition for four years for eligible students. To be considered, students should apply to Seattle University by the Regular Decision deadline of January 15th and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1st.

Spring Hill College Partnership Award
In recognition of Gonzaga Preparatory School's mission, Spring Hill College would like to offer the Spring Hill Partnership Award to seniors who have been accepted for fall 2019. 

The Spring Hill Partnership Award is valued at $3,000 annually, which carries a four-year value of $12,000.  In most cases this award can be included with any merit award your students receive from Spring Hill College. 

All eligible students should complete the admissions process to Spring Hill College by December 1, 2018. 

University of Redlands - The Richard and Virginia Hunsaker Scholarship Prize
The Prize is the most prestigious scholarship available for incoming freshmen students at the University of Redlands. Qualities emphasized in the selection process include a student’s ability to effectively communicate how he/she has: made a difference in the community; taken initiative and shown commitment to an issue or organization(s); successfully collaborated with others; reflected upon and grown from past experiences; and applied experiences in one arena to another context.

Approximately forty finalists who have the ability to positively affect the academic and extracurricular experience at Redlands are chosen by the Admissions Committee and brought to Redlands for an all-expenses-paid campus visit over Admitted Students Day weekend. On Saturday, finalists sit for an interview with the selection committee composed of university faculty and alumni who have reviewed the finalists' applications. 

The University of Texas at Dallas - The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program
McDermott Scholars receive one of the most selective and generous undergraduate merit awards in the nation; it includes a full scholarship and stipend package with access to UT Dallas’ rigorous education, leadership training, cultural enrichment, and personalized opportunities designed to equip them with the skills, experience, and confidence to succeed as leaders.

The scholarship includes:
• Tuition and fees.
• Book stipends.
• Over $16,000 in living stipends each year.
• Up to $12,000 for study abroad.
• Up to $3,000 for career-oriented support.
• Cohort travel to Santa Fe, N.M.; Austin, Texas; and Washington, D.C.
• Network of professional staff, faculty, alumni and current scholars.

The award provides an essentially debt-free college education with benefits valued at more than $250,000 (out-of-state) or $150,000 (in-state) over the four-year term. 

Deadline to apply is December 7, 2018.
 

Seton Hall University

Incoming freshmen currently enrolled in a Catholic high school who have a minimum of an unweighted 3.0 GPA and a 1350 SAT or 29 on the ACT, as well as a strong record of involvement in high school, community or church are eligible for an $8,000 award(distributed annually in $2,000 increments over four years). In addition, students can qualify for need-based aid and apply for other scholarships. Learn more at www.shu.edu/go/scholarships

 

University of Dayton

The Leader in Service Scholarship is offered to students who meet the admission standards as well as have an innate desire to learn and grow in service to others. This scholarship is worth $10,000($2,500 per year for four years), and recipients will also be considered for a merit scholarship, worth up to $98,000 over four years.

 

Notre Dame: Merit Scholarships

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

 

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.

 

 

 Brescia University: Catholic Connection Grant

50% tuition discount for new students who graduate from a private Catholic high school. Find out more at  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

 

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