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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 Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS): Due Oct. 24 for .
      • APPLY NOW: The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) ($1500 per quarter) scholarship supports Washington residents of any age on their path to high-demand, family-wage careers in the trades, STEM, and health care. This scholarship is good for eligible associate degree (2-year) programs, apprenticeships, or certificate.

         

      • This scholarship funds are flexible and can be used to cover tuition, fees and other costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more.

  • 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 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.

     

     

    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 finanical 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 disounts!! 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!