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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

 

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.

 

 

Welcome to the 2019 Student-View Scholarship!

The Student-View Scholarship is a unique opportunity for high school seniors. 
It is open to all students regardless of academic achievement or financial need.

Student Insights will award the following prizes: (Select your state below to apply)

  • One (1) individual prize of a $4,000 scholarship.
  • Two (2) individual prize of a $1,000 scholarship.
  • Ten (10) individual prizes, consisting of $500 scholarships each
scholarships for seniors
It is exceptionally easy to apply:

* NO minimum SAT or ACT score
* NO minimum grade point average
* NO lengthy, time-consuming paperwork
* NO essays
* NO application fees

Simply log in to www.student-view.com and  complete a 15-25 minute online survey about local colleges. You will then be automatically entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award. The scholarship deadline is April 22, 2019. 

 
 
 

 

WSADA American Dream Scholarship

Washington State Auto Dealers Association’s dealer members as individuals are very active in supporting education, so it is particularly appropriate and rewarding to help young people realize their academic goals. Since the 2008 inception of the Association’s scholarship program, over $112,000 has been awarded to 45 students from across the state.

The 2018 WSADA American Dream scholarship is OPEN.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of June.

Click here for a copy of the 2019 American Dream scholarship application.

Deadline: Submissions must be postmarked by April 15, 2019.

Please mail your applications to:

WSADA “American Dream” Scholarship Program
c/o College Planning Network
43 Bentley Place, Port Townsend, WA 98368

  

Bismarck H. Turner Scholarship Trust Application

 

If you graduate from high school in Spokane county, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship! Scholarship funds can be up to $5250 and be used toward tuition, books, entrance and laboratory fees. Applications must be received by April 5, 2019. Please see Mrs. McIntyre or Mrs. Hatcher in the counseling center for more information and to fill out an application! 

 

 

Questbridge's 2019 College Prep Scholars Program
Through the College Prep Scholars Program, high-achieving, low-income high school juniors can receive special awards and opportunities, including a full scholarship to a college summer program, an invitation to a National College Admissions Conference, campus visits, essay feedback, and more. The deadline for students to apply is March 20, 2019

Marsden Scholarship 

The Marsden Scholarship is available for students from eastern Washington and northern Idaho who continue to push themselves inside and outside the classroom. The scholarship is $30,000 over four years and is available for any accredited institution. Interested students should apply at

https://stjohns-cathedral.org/marsden-scholarship.

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2019. 

 

  

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

 

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. 

 

Central Spokane Lions Club
SENIORS planning on attending the Community Colleges of Spokane (either SCC or SFCC) in the fall! The Spokane Central Lions Club is offering a one-year scholarship for students entering a CCS program. Prep may nominate one student, so if you fit the following criteria, please speak to your counselor by Tuesday, April 9th:

*Must be entering a CCS program in Fall 2019
*Must have financial need (successful candidates need to demonstrate they would not be able to attend college without financial assistance)
*Must have community involvement
*Must have a work history
*Must have taken an SAT or ACT exam  
*Must be able to attend an interview with the Selection Committee around the May 1-3, 2019 timeline
 
If you would like to be considered as Prep's candidate, you must speak with your counselor by Tuesday, April 9th.

 

 

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. 

 

Holy Cross College

The new Signature Scholarship is valued at $20,000 a year and there will be multiple recipients of each award. To be considered, you must submit a common application on or before Feb. 15, 2019. More information can be found at

hcc-nd.edu/scholarships.

 

 

 

 

Rosemont College Scholarship

Students who have exemplified excellence in academics and a commitment to social justice at your high school are eligible for the full-tuition Cornelian Scholarship Cornelian Scholarship at Rosemont College. 
 
The scholarship is named for Cornelia Connelly, the founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, and covers full tuition and fees at Rosemont College. Annually, this scholarship honors two students from Catholic high schools that best represent the ideals of Cornelia Connelly.
 
The Cornelian Scholarship selection committee will invite finalists to campus on Monday, February 18, 2019 for brief interviews with the selection committee. To be considered as a finalist for the Cornelian Scholarship, students will need to submit the following by January 21, 2019:
 
Essay - 500 words on the following topic: The Cornelian mission is based on persistence and courage in promoting justice with compassion. Describe a personal experience in which you promoted a cause that you felt was just. What was the result? What did you learn from this experience?
 
Letter of recommendation (1) from a source other than that used for your Rosemont College application. This could be a counselor, teacher or a member of the community who is familiar with the students' academic work and/or community service work.
 
Please share this information with students who you believe embody the Cornelian spirit.
 
Essays and letters of recommendation should be submitted to:
Rosemont College
Admissions Office
1400 Montgomery Avenue
Rosemont, PA 19010
 
Or you may email your documents directly to me at courtney.clarke@rosemont.edu.
 
 Please feel free to contact me with any questions at 610-527-0200 ext. 2601.
 
Sincerely,
Courtney Clarke
Interim Director of Admissions
Office of Admissions
610-527-0200 x2966

 

 

 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.

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.

 

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