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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
 
From not getting an FSA ID before filling out the FAFSA to forgetting to sign the form — it’s easy to make missteps when applying for federal financial aid. But the US Department of Education wants to help students avoid the most common mistakes.

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.

Steps to follow to get a clearer picture of college costs.
 
Compare Your Aid Awards
Compare awards from colleges to determine cost of attendance.

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

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

 

WSPE Engineering Scholarships 2020

 There are six $4,000 Carl M. Hansen Foundation Engineering Scholarships for Spokane area students who are entering any ABET accredited engineering college in the fall of 2020. To apply, please email Mrs. Hatcher or Mrs. McIntyre in the counseling center and/or click on the link above.

 

Breakthrough Junior Challenge $250,000 Scholarship
Students ages 13 through 18 are invited to create a short— under three minutes— video explaining a challenging concept in physics, mathematics, or the life sciences in an engaging, illuminating, and creative way.
This year, there is an additional COVID-19 category, and students are encouraged to help educate the world about this global health crisis by sharing the science or math behind the causes, impacts and potential solutions.
In addition to awarding a $250,000 college scholarship to the winner, the Breakthrough Junior Challenge will give the winner’s teacher a $50,000 prize and the winner’s school a new $100,000 science lab.
The deadline for submission is June 25, 2020, so encourage your students to register today at

 

PB & J Scholarship

$1,000 scholarships open to all college-bound seniors who are attending an accredited 2-year or 4 year college in the Fall of 2020.

 

Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship 
Many students struggle to obtain a college degree due to the rising costs of education in this country. To address this need, the Hearthstone Scholarship Fund was established in 2009. Since its inception, the Hearthstone Scholarship Committee has awarded more than $950,000 in scholarships to students from California, Georgia, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $5,000.

 

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.

 Career and Technical Scholarships

The Career and Technical Scholarship is now open for Washington residents of any age planning to go to community or technical college on their path to a high-demand, family-wage career in the trades, STEM or health care. This scholarship offers $1,500 per quarter in scholarship funding for anyone planning to enter the workforce after earning their certificate, apprenticeship and associate degree. The scholarship can be used to cover tuition, fees and other costs of attendance like housing, transportation, food and more.
The application closes on June 4 at 11:59 pm. Visit our website to learn more.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out at awards@waopportunityscholarship.org.

 
 

 

Varsity Tutors College Scholarship

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 the website.

 

 

 

SCHOOL SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Spokane Community College

The Spokane Community College Science Scholars program, with support from the National Science Foundation, is now accepting scholarship applications for fall quarter 2020. Students accepted to the program receive a scholarship to cover all tuition at Spokane Community College as they complete their two-year transfer degree. You must be planning to attend SCC full-time to pursue a two year transfer degree and be majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Environmental Science.

 

Montana State University Scholarships

Montana State University will be offering millions of dollars in merit scholarships and awards to non-resident freshmen who apply for admission for the fall of 2020. Please click the link above for more information.

 

St. Francis University Roundstone Scholarship for Catholic High School Graduates 

If you are interested in attending St. Francis University, please email your counselor about being nominated for the Roundstone Scholarship. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years for a total award of $76,000. 

 

St. Louis University Scholarship

A Jesuit High School Award now has a value of $5,000 per year and is stackable with any other merit scholarship a student may receive. 

In addition, below you will see a list of SLU's merit scholarships and their updated value per academic year.

Billiken Scholarship

$8,000 per academic year.

Ignatian Scholarship

$12,000 per academic year.

University Scholarship

$19,000 per academic year.

Deans' Scholarship

$21,000 per academic year.

Vice Presidents' Scholarship

$23,000 per academic year.

If you have additional questions about scholarships, please feel free to contact your admission counselor at St. Louis University. You can find your admission counselor using the FIND YOUR SLU ADMISSION COUNSELOR page.

 

University of Redlands - The Richard and Virginia Hunsaker Scholarship Prize
This 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.

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.

 

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. 

 

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