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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**






Bismarck H. Turner Scholarship Trust Application Process


These individual scholarships may be used to pay for any of the following: tuition, books, entrance fees and laboratory fees. The application for these is due by April 6, 2018.  Please see your counselor in the counseling center if you are interested in applying for a paper copy of the application. 


 Officers' Spouses Club at Fairchild(OSNF)

2018 Scholarship awards program guidelines for high school seniors


Eligibility requirements:

1. Applicant must be a senior graduating from a high school or home school program with a minimum cumulative gpa of 3.5

2. Applicant must have a current uniformed service identification card at the time of the application. 

3. The sponsor of the applicant must meet ONE of the eligibility requirements:

a. Active duty/reserve/guard U.S. Military members currently assigned to Fairchild AFB as of March 16, 2018.

b. Retired U.S. Military member currently residing in the Fairchild AFB community

c. Deceased U.S. Military member with applicant residing in the Fairchild AFB community.

Please note the Fairchild AFB community is defined as within 50 miles of Fairchild AFB. 


For questions or information, please contact LIbby Moore at 509-995-1226 or libmoore62@msn.com

You may pick up a copy of the application in the counseling center as well. Please ask Mrs. Hatcher or Mrs. McIntyre for more info. 



Marsden Scholarship
Students are encouraged to apply for the Marsden Scholarship at https://stjohns-cathedral.org/marsden-scholarship
This is one of the most generous scholarships offered in the Northwest. It is available for any accredited institution and is renewable with satisfactory progress toward a degree. 
Applications accepted Feb. 1st  and the deadline for applications is March 29, 2018. Applications must be accompanied by transcripts and recommendations!
Scholarships for STEM and Healthcare Students
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) is a unique, public-private partnership that helps fill Washington State's talent gap by building pathways for low- and middle-income students to pursue a bachelor's degrees in high-demand science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), and healthcare fields in Washington State.
This year WSOS will select more than 1,800 Opportunity Scholars to receive up to $22,500 in scholarship dollars and access to career-launching support services like mentoring, internships, and networking opportunities.
WSOS is looking for low- and middle-income Washington students who:
Have an interest in pursuing a STEM or healthcare field.
Will obtain a Washington State high school diploma or GED by June of 2018.
Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at an eligible Washington State university or college in the fall of 2018.
Let your eligible students know that the WSOS 2018-19 online application is open. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2018, at 11:59 PST. Applicants must also complete the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) and submit an official transcript with grades as of fall 2017 by March 7, 2018.
For more information—including details on eligible majors, institutions, and maximum family income—please visit waopportunityscholarship.org.




National CCAA Scholarship

The National CCAA Scholarship is awarded to eight college-going high school seniors from various geographic regions attending one of our member institutions in Fall 2018.
The scholarship awards were established by the National CCAA’s Board of Directors to promote Catholic higher education. We also aim to engage high school counselors in our effort to further encourage Catholic higher education.
The National CCAA Scholarship is a one-time, $1,000 award.This year's application will go live on our website at 12 pm ET on Monday, January 15. The application is brief and will take students a few minutes to complete. The deadline to apply is March 1 and award recipients will be selected in mid to late March. Further details regarding the scholarship and application procedures can be found by clicking hereTo learn more about the many educational opportunities our member colleges and universities have to offer,


Executive Women International of Spokane (EWI of Spokane)


EWI of Spokane is offering three (3) scholarships totaling $11,000 to Juniors in Kootenai and Spokane County high schools to be awarded in May 2018: $6,000 for 1st place, $3,000 for 2nd place, and $2,000 for 3rd place.  The 2018 EWISP application will be available very soon on the EWI of Spokane website at http://ewispokane.org/community/scholarships. Please see your counselor at Gonzaga Prep by January 30th if you are interested! 


Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship Fund 


Applications for Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship Fund are now available. Last year, $150,000 was awarded in scholarships to residents and students living in the surrounding communities.


Completed applications are due by March 31, 2018. Please see the website below for more information and how to apply!





 PNACAC Student Scholarship

The Pacific Northwest Association of College Admissions Counseling (PNACAC) is pleased to announce that the student scholarship application is now liveFive students who attend school in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington will be selected for a one-time, non-renewable $1,000 scholarship. Students from diverse backgrounds and all family income backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Deadline to apply is March 1, 2018.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 3.00 cumulative unweighted GPA or higher.

  • Currently enrolled student who is in their senior year of high school in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington and plans to attend a regionally accredited college or university in Fall 2018.

  • Currently enrolled student who attends a two-year college in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington and plans to attend a regionally accredited college or university in Fall 2018.

  • Submitted the video essay and application by March 1, 2018.

How to Apply

1. Record a video (no more than one minute in length) responding to one of the following prompts:

  • “What would you like to be doing in 10 years, and how does college help you get there?” -OR-

  • “How has your college / career counselor, school counselor or advisor helped you (and/or others) in finding the right college fit and what would you like to say to them?”

2. Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo.

3.  Fill out the submission form at (URL), including the link to your video in the field provided.

A Few Rules About Videos

  • Must be created by an individual student. No joint entries (video with more than one student onscreen).

  • Must be no more than one minute in length.

  • Must be submitted by March 1, 2018 at midnight.

  • Must be hosted on either YouTube or Vimeo.

Videos will be judged on message, originality, and focus. Students do not need to be experienced videographers or editors and no fancy camera or special equipment is required. Just simply use your camera phone or borrow your friend’s!


College Raptor Announces $2,500 College Scholarship Program

College Raptor, the leader in discovering personalized financial aid and scholarship estimates for college-bound students and families, is pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity beginning November 1, 2017 and running through January 31, 2018.

To help students take a thoughtful approach to their selection process and help pay for a college education, College Raptor is awarding a $2,500 scholarship. To enter the scholarship contest, each student conducts a college search on CollegeRaptor.com that is designed to present college options that match a student’s individual academic, cultural, and financial circumstances in addition to exploring the true cost of their education.

“We are honored to announce this scholarship, which reflects the importance of affordability and academic fit in the college search process,” says William Staib, CEO and Founder at College Raptor. One, $2,500 merit-based scholarship will be awarded based on the student’s academic achievements and essay. The application process opens on 11/1/2017 at www.CollegeRaptor.com/2500Scholarship and concludes 1/31/2018. The award winner will be announced no later than 3/31/2018. The required essay will encourage students to explore their college options and then reflect on how College Raptor’s search helped them evaluate schools based on their individual goals.

About College Raptor, Inc.
College Raptor empowers prospective students, parents, high school counselors, and college enrollment managers to resolve challenges related to college planning, financing and enrollment. College Raptor is the only service that enables students and families to discover quality, affordable college options based on personalized estimates of financial aid, scholarships, academic match, and acceptance chances at every four-year college in the country. Visit www.CollegeRaptor.com.

 WSPE Engineering Scholarships 2018

Interested students are invited to apply for one of the six $4000 Carl M. Hansen Foundation Engineering Scholarships for Spokane area students who are entering any ABET accredited engineering college in the Fall of 2018. 

An electronic form of the application may be downloaded at http://washingtonengineer.org/chapters/spokane-chapter/ or by sending an email to Nicole Schuh at Nicole@springenvironmental.com or Leonard Byrne@byrne@cet.com between now and Feb. 27, 2018. 


American Indian Endowed Scholarship Applications


AIES Applications for the 2018-19 academic year awards are now available on the website at http://www.readysetgrad.org/college/american-indian-endowed-scholarship The Washington Student Achievement Counci will accept applications beginning Jan. 1, 2018. Signed applications, with all required attachments, are due to the Council postmarked by Feb. 1, 2018. 


The Horizons Scholarship-summer opportunity 
The Horizons Scholarship supports outstanding high school students from any greade level on a fully-funded experience in San Francisco, in their pursuit to become leaders in the fast-growing technology sector. Our programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving high school students planning to attends the nation's top universities. The program requires no prior computer science or programming knowledge. 

The Horizons community attend the top business, engineering, and liberal arts programs in the country at The Wharton School, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Williams, Pomona and more. 

Interested students can start an application here! 





Washington State School Retirees Association Scholarships


Eight WSSR-Foundation Scholarships-a one-time scholarship of $2500 each

Sixteen Robert J. Handy Scholarships-$900 each for up to four years

One Neil D. Prescott Scholarship-a one-time scholarship of $2500


Senior students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for the above scholarships. These awards are given to students who wish to have a career in the "field of education." Their degree could be in one of these majors: teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, or psychologist. 


For an application, to be considered, it must be in approved form, with directions followed precisely and mailed and postmarked by March 2, 2018. The scholarship application is available online at www.wssra.org.

Applicants will be notified by May 4, 2018 if they have been chosen. 



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.








Saint Martin’s need-based, full tuition Abbot Roth and Abbot Baran Scholarships.

Applications are due byThursday, March 1st. Students can apply to Saint Martin’s University and submit their scholarship applications to Rebecca Byrne at rbyrne@stmartin.edu.


To simplify the application process this year, students only need to submit one scholarship essay and be admitted to Saint Martin’s University to apply! Follow this link to our scholarships page to access the application document.


Please contact rbyrne@stmartin.edu if you have questions! 



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.  



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




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.

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




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