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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.

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

 

 Horizons Scholarship 


The Horizons Scholarship supports outstanding high school students on a fully-funded experience in New York City, in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Our programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving high school students. The program is for 7 weeks over summer 2018 and students need not have programming experience to apply! 

Horizons students have gone on to receive offers from firms such as Google, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, BCG, Visa, J.P. Morgan, and more 

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Applicants have attended Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. 

Application Process/Criteria Interested students can start an application here! 
 
For questions, please contact Jonathan Zinger on the Admissions Team,
Horizons School of Technology 
jonathan@joinhorizons.com 
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Spokane Indians Scholarship

Any high school senior in the graduating class of 2019 attending a high school within Spokane County and Kootenai County and/or a member of one of the six regional tribes is eligible for this scholarship. There will be 5 $500 scholarships awarded this year. This scholarship is funded through the generosity of Banner Bank. Completed scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, May 3, 2019. Please see Mrs. McIntyre or Mrs. Hatcher in the counseling center for an application. You can also download an application at www.spokaneindians.com under the community tab. 

 

 

A student's dream of higher education shouldn't be cut short because of financial limitations. Numerica Credit Union offers three different scholarship programs, the Student Ambassador Scholarship for high school seniors who are entering a two or four-year college or university. These scholarships focus on the applicant's community service efforts and do not have a GPA requirement. The Continuing Education Scholarship for students who are continuing to work on an Associates, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, and the Financial Education Scholarship for students who have completed Numerica's financial education program.

 

Student Ambassador Scholarships

Numerica is proud to offer 10 $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors to help achieve their goal of pursuing a college or university education.

Important dates

  • Application deadline: June 2, 2019 (Midnight)
  • Judging: June 24,  2019
  • Award: July 5, 2019

Eligibility

  • Numerica member in good standing
  • High school senior entering college/university as a full-time freshman student in the fall of 2019
  • Completed a minimum of 20 hours community service hours during high school
  • Provide a reference letter from a non-profit 501(c)3 (letters from school coaches, counselors or teachers will not be accepted)
  • Cover letter addressing educational goals, future career plans, financial need, and other information the committee might find valuable in evaluating the application
  • Provide a copy of acceptance letter from a regionally or nationally accredited institute of higher education

 

 

Continuing Education Scholarships

 

Numerica offers two $2,500 scholarships for college students who are continuing to work on an Associates, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree in the fall of 2019.

 

Important dates

  • Application deadline: June 30, 2019 (Midnight)
  • Judging: July 8,  2019
  • Award: July 26, 2019

 

Eligibility

  • Numerica member in good standing
  • Continuing to work on an Associates, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (students who are completing a Doctorate program are not eligible) in the fall of 2019
  • Some college or trade school completed with proof of enrollment
  • Currently employed (FT/PT)
  • Cover letter addressing educational goals, future career plans, financial need, and other information the committee might find valuable in evaluating the application

 

 

Financial Education Scholarships

Numerica Credit Union is excited to offer two $2,500 Financial Education Scholarships for local high school juniors or seniors to help them reach their educational goals. 

 Important dates

  • Application deadline: June 28, 2019 (Midnight)
  • Judging: July 16, 2019
  • Award: July 26, 2019

Eligibility

 

  • Completed a financial education program offered by Numerica’s financial education team
  • Provide a copy of acceptance letter from a regionally or nationally accredited institute of higher education
  • High school junior or senior during the 2018/2019 school year
  • Written testimonial about how financial education in high school will help them reach their goals
  • Cover letter addressing educational goals, future career plans, financial need, how you currently balance your work and social life, and why going to school is important to you.
  • Does not need to be a Numerica Credit Union member

 

 

Do you have a dependent or spouse who qualifies? As long as they meet the other requirements of the scholarship, they are eligible!

 

Please direct members directly to the website to apply.

 

 

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.

 

Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program
The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

 

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

 

Regis University

 

Regis is hosting a Piano Competition for future scholar pianists. Whether you choose to major in music performance or something else entirely, all competitors have a chance to win a $15,000 music scholarship awarded annually, stackable up to full tuition to Regis University, for 4 years.

For more than a decade, Regis University's Music Program has educated men and women to do and become more. Our academic programs are deeply rooted in Jesuit, Catholic values, with a robust liberal arts core. We focus on educating the whole person, preparing you to enrich your life, serve your community and embrace the world. We believe every talent matters, from public speaking and business instincts, to scientific reasoning and, of course, musical gifts. We won't ask you to be just one thing; rather, we ask you to explore how you might use all of your talents to contribute, discover and engage with our community of learners, artists and advocates. 

We seek well-rounded, dynamic pianists who demonstrate strong academic and artistic merit. Following a pre-screening - including a performance video submission and written student statement - a small group of candidates will be invited to compete in the Piano Competition Weekend at Regis. Finalists must be present on campus for all three days.

Piano Competition Weekend
November 1-3, 2019
Regis University Northwest Campus
Denver, Colorado

 For more information, please visit:

https://www.regis.edu/RC/Academics/Departments-and-Faculty/Music-Program/Aid/Piano-Competition.aspx

 

 

Wilson Wildcats Alumni Scholarship

Each year, all college-bound high school seniors who attended Wilson Elementary during some or all of grades K-6 are encouraged to apply for a scholarship of up to $500. Along with completion of an application, we'd like them to share their experience in and continued contributions to the Wilson Community, their current activities and future plans. 

Please see Mrs. Hatcher or Mrs. McIntyre in the counseling office for an application. All applications are due by Wednesday, May 15th. 

 

 

St. Francis University Roundstone Scholarship for Catholic High School Graduates 

If you are interested in attending St. Francis University, please see 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

As the first Catholic, Jesuit institution west of the Mississippi River, Saint Louis University understands the importance of a Jesuit education and the importance of building upon the Catholic, Jesuit identity for the good of society as a whole. In an effort to make a Jesuit education a reality for students, SLU is pleased to announce updates to our scholarships for the entering class of Fall 2019.

 

Our 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.

We hope you and your students find this scholarship information helpful.  

YOUR SLU ADMISSION COUNSELOR 

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

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.  

 

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. 

 

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