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    SCHOLARSHIPS ARE EVERYWHERE--AT YOUR SCHOOL, COLLEGE, NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATIONS, NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, PARENTS' WORKPLACE COMPANIES, BANKS & CREDIT UNIONS, ETC...... BELOW ARE FEATURED SCHOLARSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIP DATABASES, AND A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO FIND AND APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.

    FOR ASSISTANCE & QUESTIONS, CONTACT MR. DAHLKE, CAREER SPECIALIST, IN THE CAREER CENTER.

     

     UPCOMING SCHOLARSHIPS

    • Washington State Fair Foundation - Due January 31, 2022 - Apply HERE to submit one application!
      • Fair Chance Scholarship ($3000-20 students)
      • Anderson Law Enforcement/Police Scholarship ($5000-1 student)
      • Wrangler Scholarship for Agriculture Education ($1500-1 student)
      • Community Hero Scholarship ($2500-2 students)
      • Korum Family Art Schorlaship (check website for information)

     

    • Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) - Due Feb. 6 APPLY NOW
      • Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS). CTS provides $1,500 per quarter for Washington state residents pursuing an eligible associate degree, certificateor apprenticeship in a trade, STEM or health care field. Application deadline: Feb. 6, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PT

         Para obtener información en español haga clic aquí.

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        Baccalaureate (BaS) provides up to $22,500 in financial aid and access to career-launching support services for Washington state residents pursuing a bachelor's degree in eligible high-demand STEM and health care fields. Application deadline: March 2, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PT

         Para obtener información en español haga clic aquí.JHS Scholarship Application - Due Feb. 14, 2022

     

    • JHS Scholarship Application - Due Feb. 14, 2022
      • JHS Scholarship Committee use this application to award many scholarships from Everett Public Schools, local non-profit and private organizations, JHS-PTSA, and many others. Apply today! 

     

    • US Marine Corps Scholarship - To apply for free college education and commissioned officer status, see JHS Career Center
      • Students need SAT score of 1000 or 74 score on ASVAB test or 22 on ACT
      • Pass physical fitness test (pull ups, crunches, three mile run)
      • Interview with Captain Patton (gregory.patton@marines.usmc.mil) and fill out application with evaluations by teachers and counselor

     

     

    • SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF EVERETT ($3000) - Due. March 4, 2022   APPLICATION
      • Criteria for Selection:
        • Graduating high school senior and will enroll in a college, university, vocational school or advanced training as a full-time student in the 2022-2023 academic year
        • Essays about student's goals, service, leadership in school and community, and financial need

     

     

    • Everett Community College (EvCC) Foundation Scholarships - Due March 10, 2022
      • For 2022-2023 school year, APPLY now online, just create an account and apply!!
      • The EvCC Foundation offers over 85 scholarships for students attending EvCC. EvCC Foundation Scholarships can be used to help cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and supplies while attending EvCC. You can find more information including answers to frequently asked questions on our student resources page. Got questions? Email us at foundation@everettcc.edu.

     

     

    • JUNIORS ONLY: Horatio Alger Scholarship ($10,000 to $25,000) APPLICATION - Due March 15, 2022
      • Eligibility Requirements:
        • For full-time juniors (US citizens) with spring/summer 2023 graduation with plans to complete a 4-year (bachelor) degree at accredited school; students can begin at, and transfer from, a 2-year community college
        • Demonstrate finanical need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
        • Students must be involved in co-curricular (sports, clubs, etc) and community service activities
        • Students must show on application integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
        • GPA of 2.00 or higher

     

    • ISABELLE CUTHBERTSON SCHOLARSHIP - Due April 13, 2022...APPLICATION (Adobe pdf) and Word Doc
      • Scholarship applicant will pursue a career in teaching. Read application for background of Isabelle Cuthbertson.
      • Apply with completed application and essay, official high school transcript, three recommendation letters, a recent photograph or snapshot of applicant (no larger than 4"x6"), and applicant signature.
      • Application and materials will be mailed in one packet, no electronic applications accepted. Send to: Lois Tysseling, 11110 24th Drive SE, Everett, WA 98208 (landttysse@hotmail.com).

     

  • STEP BY STEP GUIDE - TO FIND AND APPLY TO SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

     

     STEP 1: Start now!!! Keep a notebook to organize your efforts and save information (Excel spreadsheet works well). Schedule time to research and fill out scholarship applications. ALSO, EVEN JUNIORS & SOPHOMORES CAN APPLY!! Come to the Career Center for help to get started. View Scholarships Basics PowerPoint presentation, also available in in Adobe pdf format

     

    STEP 2: Start and then complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with your parents. It opens October 1 every year. The Career Center and Naviance Specialist can also help you. Please finish the FAFSA application as soon as you can. Colleges and universities require the FAFSA to be finished near their college application due dates AND to be eligible for their school scholarships!

     

    STEP 3: Log in to your Naviance account and view the scholarship list after watching this video. Look for scholarships and their eligibility requirements and then choose a scholarship to apply.

     

    STEP 4: Visit the Career Center, Counselors, and teachers for additional scholarships. Ask your parent/guardian's work, your bank, your workplace, etc, if there are any scholarships available through their organization.

     

    STEP 5: Apply to scholarships from colleges/universities you apply to, either in a separate application or on the school's application. Also, check their Financial Aid and Foundation department webpages.

     

    STEP 6: Search databases and websites below for scholarships that fit you and your career and academic goals. These databases are continually being updated so make your database account. Keep track of scholarships that fit you. Juniors and sophomores are encouraged to apply. (THERE ARE MANY MORE SCHOLARSHIP DATABASES & WEBSITES NOT LISTED BELOW, SO GOOGLE THEM :).)

     

     

    STEP 7: Keep checking these lists for new and updated scholarships and awards. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE ADDED TO DATABASES ALL THE TIME.

     

    STEP 8: College Bound Scholarship: Find out if you qualify for the College Bound Scholarship by calling 1-888-535-0747 (choose Option 1) or by email, collegebound@wsac.wa.gov. If you went to middle school in Washington State, you and your parents may have applied for the College Bound Scholarship. Also, to receive texts from College Bound, text 360-928-7281 and write "Hi Otter" to start receiving messages about financial aid. Visit the Career Center and your Counselor, they can check if you are on the College Bound Scholarship list.

     

    STEP 9: Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS): Check if your family income qualifies you for this Opportunity Scholarship, which supports students pursuing bachelor (4-year) and associate (2-year) degrees in  CTE, high demand trades, STEM, and health care occupations. Students studying certificate and apprenticeship programs are also eligible for this scholarship. View eligible programs at Washington Community and Technical Colleges here: https://www.sbctc.edu/our-colleges/explore-colleges/default.aspx. To view application deadlines, go to www.waopportunityscholarship.org/students/applicants/cts

     

    STEP 10: Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program: Are you applying to non-Washington State schools? If so, maybe these schools participate in the Western Undergraduate Exchange program, possibly giving you huge tuition discounts!! Go to https://www.wiche.edu/wue and search for out of state schools that offer WUE scholarship. For a list of WUE schools, you can also visit https://wuesavingsfinder.wiche.edu/search-results.php.

     

    STEP 11: Attend Everett Public School district's Financial Aid Night or High School & Beyond Events to learn more. Go to https://www.everettsd.org/domain/1464 to read more about High School & Beyond events.)

     

    STEP 12: Never give up applying for scholarships. Your efforts are well worth your time. Good luck.

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    HELPFUL INFORMATION:

    • On scholarship applications answer all questions and type/write answers clearly. Double-check your writing (grammar, spelling, word choice, etc). Ask others, friends and adults, to read your essays, which explain who you are, what you have done, who you want to become, and why do you deserve to receive the scholarship.

     

    • Never pay any money to get a scholarship or attend a financial aid presentation. You never should have to pay money to get money.

     

    • Turn in scholarship applications BEFORE their due dates, which means you need to request EARLY required recommendation letters, transcripts, and so on. Keep track of your progress in a notebook or Excel spreadsheet.

     

    • Complete the FAFSA (Go to https://www.everettsd.org/Page/9402 to learn more about Financial Aid). The FAFSA opens October 1 every year and should be completed as soon as you can. Some colleges/universities require FAFSA to be completed by certain dates even though June is the deadline. The earlier you complete the FAFSA the more financial aid money you can receive!