• SCHOLARSHIPS ARE EVERYWHERE (AT YOUR SCHOOL, COLLEGE, NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATIONS, NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, PARENTS' WORKPLACE COMPANIES, BANKS & CREDIT UNIONS, ETC......). BELOW ARE LOCAL 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 (EMAIL: DDAHLKE@EVERETTSD.EDU) IF YOU NEED AN UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT, HELP WITH ESSAYS, AND PRINT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: CONTACT JHS REGISTRAR AT EMAIL: JHStranscripts@everettsd.org.

    UPCOMING SCHOLARSHIPS (Printed copies in Career Center)

    • InspirASIAN Scholarships ($2000 National, $1000 Washington State) - Due Jan. 31, 2024 (11:59pm PST)...Application
      • Eligibility & Instructions:
        • Full-time graduating high school senior with minimum and unweighted, cumulative GPA 3.40 (4.0 scale), of any ethnic or cultural background, who plans to attend an accredited college/university (2-year & 4-year) Fall 2024. Applicants must be US citizens for permanent residents (green card holders) and resident of Washington State.
        • Read Instructions above (Complete application, save as WORD or Adobe pdf document with file name format: FirstName_LastName_Application. Upload application online at https://inspirasian.us/scholarship2024.)

     

    • JHS Application for Scholarships & Scholastic Awards - Due Feb. 15, 2024
      • JHS Seniors: This scholarship is used by JHS Scholarship Committee to award scholarships from Everett Public Schools Foundation (office), local non-profit and private organizations, and many more. Apply today!!

     

    • Gertrude Jackson Memorial Fund Scholarship (~$2000) - Due Feb. 26, 2024...Application
      • Eligibility:
        • Financial Need: Student and family lack sufficient funds for the first year of college. Special consideration will be given to students who are not likely to receive other financial help.
        • Motivation/Desire to Learn: Student does not need to have a high GPA or be in a multitude of school activities, but must have a sincere desire for further education and a willingness to work toward a realistic goal.
        • Goals: Either professional or vocational goals are considered. Persons planning technical or vocational studies such as automotive, welding, clerical, cosmetology, aircraft work, and many others are just as eligible for these scholarships as are persons going into a profession requiring four or more years in a university. Goals should be realistic in terms of ability.
        • College Choice: School must be an accredited institution of higher learning, or a recognized program of vocational or professional education or training. Special consideration will be given to students applying at local schools, especially community colleges and vocational training programs. Student should be realistic in terms of financial requirements.
        • Requirements:
          • High School Transcript (upload unofficial transcript OK, ask JHS Career Center for assistance)
          • Resume (upload)
          • One recommendation letter (upload)
          • W-9 Form or W-8 Form (upload completed W-9 Form for US Citizens or completed W-8 Form for non-US citizens)

     

    • American Indian Endowed Scholarship ($500-$2000) - Due March 1, 2024...APPLICATION
      • Instructions & Information:
      • Eligibility: Applicants must: have close cultural & social ties to an American Indian tribe or community in WA State; intend to use applicant's education to benefit the American Indian community in WA; be enrolled full-time for 2024-25 beginning fall term at partcipating WA college or university; have demonstrated financial need as determined by college financial aid office, per FAFSA); be a WA State resident; have not received a total of five years of this scholarship.
        • Mail signed application with required documents, postmarked by March 1, 2024, to address on application.

     

    • Hagan Scholarship Foundation Scholarship (up to $7500 x 4 years) - Due March 1, 2024...APPLICATION & INSTRUCTIONS
      • Eligibility:
        • Graduate of high school and achieved a 3.50 GPA
        • Enroll in college/university in first term following high school graduation; maintain a 4 year or less graduation schedule
        • Must work 240 hours prior to commencement of the fall term in college
        • Applicants Adjusted Gross Income reported on 2022 Federal Income Tax Purposes must not have exceeded $100,000.

     

    • Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship ($2500) - Due March 8, 2024 ...APPLICATION
      • The Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship is designed to reward students based on their citizenship, academic achievement, and financial need. Awardees are notified in April. 
      • Eligibility:
        • Applicants must be accepted, or have an application pending, at an accredited institution of higher learning, public or private and including community and technical colleges;
        • Must be a senior-level student at a public or private high school (or home school);
        • If the college you are attending requires ACT/SAT scores, you must have an ACT composite score of 20 or a composite score of 1030 on the SAT;
        • Must be a U.S. citizen or have a green card.

     

    • JUNIORS ONLY: Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. Scholarship ($10,000 to $25,000) - Due March 15, 2024....APPLICATION & PROCEDURES
      • Eligibility:
        • Be US citizen and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. Scholarships available for current high school juniors (class of 2025), seniors (class of 2024), and current college freshman
        • Enrolled as a high school junior in the United States, graduating in spring/summer 2025 with plans to enter college in the fall/autumn term after graduation.
        • Exhibit strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the US. Starting at a 2-year school then transferring to a 4-year school is OK.
        • Demonstrate financial need ($65,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).
        • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
        • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.

     

    • JHS PTSA Class of 2024 Senior Scholarship ($1000) - Due March 27, 2024....APPLICATION
      • Eligibility and Instructions
        • Graduating senior at JHS
        • Official transcript from JHS Registrar, request at JHStranscripts@everettsd.org
        • Applicants must use scholarship to further education beyond high school at any college/university/trade school/technical school/community college
        • Applicant must have proven involvement in at least two school-based activities during attendance at JHS. Involvement can be in either elected or non-elected roles or positions in any area of the school (i.e, ASB, athletics, clubs/organizations/activities, honors program, among others)
        • 500-word maximum essay that addresses the following prompt:
          • "Explain how you have grown personally and contributed to the growth of others at JHS or in the community at large during your time at JHS. Examples coud include how you were supportive of others, provided opportunities, inspired chane, initiated constructive programs, and/or showed effective leader and compassion."

     

    • Providence General Children's Association Scholarship ($2000) - Due March 29, 2024.....APPLICATION & INSTRUCTIONS
      • Eligibility and Instructions:
        • Graduating seniors who participated in volunteer activities March 29, 2023 to March 29, 2024.
        • Volunteer activities must involve health or the welfare of children.
        • Special consideration will be given to a graduate entering the health care field.
        • Financial need will be considered.
          • Requires:
            • 2 recommendation letters from a non-relative (Request letters at least 2 weeks before deadline.)
            • One evaluation letter from applicant's volunteer/community service advisor
            • Official academic transcripts (email JHS Registrar (email: JHStranscripts@everettsd.org)
            • Personal resume

     

    • Soroptimist International of Everett Scholarship 2024 (Three $2000 Awards) - Due March 31, 2024....APPLICATION & INFORMATION
      • Give application to JHS Career Center by deadline.
      • Eligibility:
        • Female applicants graduating at the end of the 2023-2024 school year in the Everett school district AND will enroll in a college, university, vocational school, or advanced training as a full-time student.
        • Applicants will write about their goals, overcoming obstacles, and financial need.
        • One letter of recommendation

     

    • Rotary Club of Mill Creek, Annual Student Scholarship (One $1000 Award for 4 Years) - Due April 10, 2024....APPLICATION & INFORMATION
      • Give application to JHS Career Center by deadline.
      • Requires:
        • Resume of school activities, community service, honors/awards, and/or work experience
        • One page essay about how you live the Rotary 4-Way Test (see application & information)
        • Recommendation letter from teacher or school administrator
        • Recommendation letter from a community member or friend

     

    • Sno-Isle (Unit 22) School Retirees Association (Renewable) Scholarship (Two $2500 Awards) - Due April 15, 2024....APPLICATION & INFORMATION
      •  Eligibility:
        • Applicants are committed to a career in the field of education and are from Snohomish County, Camano Island, and South Whidbey Island.
        • Must attend a publicly funded (not private) 2-year or 4-year school in Washington State.
        • Scholarship is renewable with a 3.0 GPA and continued commitment to the field of education.

     

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    HELPFUL INFORMATION:

    • Answer all questions on applications, type / write answers clearly. Double-check your writing (grammar, spelling, word choice, etc). Ask friends and adults to read your essays.

     

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

     

    • Turn in scholarship applications BEFORE their due dates, which means you need to request EARLY 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 possible. Some colleges / universities require FAFSA to be completed by certain dates. The earlier you complete the FAFSA the more financial aid money you can receive!