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Scholarships

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

    Application Deadline:  January 31, 2023

    The goal of this scholarship is to help deserving students achieve the dream of a higher education. The scholarship seeks out students who show financial need and academic promise, have overcome obstacles, and who contribute to their community. The scholarship is limited to students from ethnic or racial groups that are underrepresented in higher education.

    The scholarship is renewable for all four years of college. Students attending four-year colleges will receive $4,000 per year for four years. Students attending two-year colleges will receive $2,000 per year for two years. If they transfer or transition to a four-year college, they will receive $4,000 per year for their final two years.

    Eligibility

    To be considered for the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship, students must:

    • Be a high school senior who is a resident of or attending school in one of the following zip codes and be on track to graduate by June 2021: 98104, 98108, 98118, 98122, 98134, 98144; (Franklin, Garfield, NOVA, interagency sites, Rainier Beach, South Lake, Cleveland and independent schools in these zip codes are all eligible).
    • Be a member of a racial or ethnic group that is underrepresented in higher education:
      • American Indian or Alaskan Native
      • Cambodian, Filipino, Laotian, Vietnamese
      • African or Black
      • Hispanic
      • Pacific Islander
      • Multi-racial
    • Have a family income for 2019 that does not exceed the amount listed by family size in this chart.
    • Have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.50 through fall 2020 term. An ideal candidate will have a GPA between 2.5 and 3.6.
    • Plan to enroll full time at a not-for-profit, accredited college or university in the United States starting in fall 2021.
    • Have filed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
    • Complete and submit the application along with the required supporting documents.
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  • Black American Engineering Scholarship Award

    Application Deadline:  January 31, 2023

    The Black American Engineering Scholarship Award provides opportunities to underrepresented students in the field of engineering by providing scholarship funds and a support system through mentorship.

    ABOUT THE AWARD

    – Up to $10,000 per school year is awarded to recipients to be used for tuition, books, fees and/or room & board
    – Open to students pursuing careers in the classical engineering fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering including any of their subfields
    – Opportunity to receive mentoring from successful business professionals
    – Renewable annually for up to 4 years for a complete Bachelor’s degree

    QUALIFICATIONS

    – Black American pursuing a degree in civil, mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering or any subfield of those disciplines at a public or private university or college with a strong engineering program
    – In good academic standing with demonstrated financial need
    – Graduates from high school or two-year college programs are eligible
    – Willing to participate in a mentoring program
    – Apply by January 15th, 2021

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  • Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (Career and Technical)

    Application Deadline:  February 5, 2023

    The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) supports Washington students on their path to high-demand trade, STEM and health care occupations. To be eligible, Scholars must enroll in an approved program, such as welding, manufacturing or IT, at one of Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. Scholars are eligible to receive up to $1,500 each quarter for the duration of their associate degree, certificate or apprenticeship program. These scholarship funds are flexible and can be used to cover tuition, fees and other costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more.

    Scholars that intend to earn their bachelor’s degree after the completion of their program are not eligible for CTS and are instead encouraged to review the Baccalaureate Scholarship. Learn more about BaS here.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Applicants for the scholarship must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Kaiser Permanente Scholarship

    Application Deadline:  February 8, 2023

    Description

    The Kaiser Permanente Health Equity Scholars Program supports young leaders who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a clinical (e.g., pharmacist, physician, practitioner, nurse) or non-clinical (e.g., accounting, business administration, human resources, marketing, public policy) career in the healthcare industry.

    At Kaiser Permanente we believe everyone should have equal access to education and live a long, healthy life. The Kaiser Permanente Health Equity Scholarship Program aims to build healthier communities by helping students achieve their dreams of going to college. This scholarship program enables young leaders to pursue a clinical or non-clinical career in the healthcare industry.

    Selected students will receive a $5,000 award

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  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Scholar

    Application Deadline:  February 15th, 2023

    As an HSF Scholar, you will have access to HSF’s invaluable Scholar Support Services and be eligible to receive a scholarship, depending on available funds.

    • Every year, HSF selects ~10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants
    • HSF Scholars have access to a full range of invaluable Scholar Support Services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training
    • Career services include access to select internship and job opportunities with HSF corporate partners
    • HSF Scholars are eligible to apply for all Scholar Conferences including, the STEM Summit, Finance Conference, Media & Entertainment Summit, Entrepreneurship Summit, and Healthcare Summit
    • Exclusive access to the HSF Insider which shares invaluable information and career opportunities
    • Finally, and importantly, HSF awards more than $30 million in Scholarships annually and, depending upon available funds, HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which range from $500-$5,000 and awarded directly to students

    Who is eligible to be an HSF Scholar?

    • Graduating high school seniors
    • Undergraduate students (all years)
    • Community college students transferring to four-year universities
    • Graduate students (law school, medical school, MBA, and all other full-time masters or PhD programs)
    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
    • Must be of Hispanic heritage
    • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
    • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2022-2023 academic year
    • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)
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  • Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (Baccalaureate)

    Application Deadline:  February 28, 2023

    The Baccalaureate Scholarship provides up to $22,500 in financial aid support and access to career-launching support services for students pursuing high-demand STEM and health care majors. This scholarship can be used to cover tuition, fees and other indirect costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more. Funding can be used for any eligible STEM or health care degree at any eligible public or private college or university in Washington state.

    Eligibility Requirements for Applicants

    Applicants for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

    • RESIDENCY
      • Be a Washington state resident as defined by state Legislature (RCW 28B.15.012).
      • Earn a high school diploma or GED from a Washington state institution by June of the year of application.
    • FINANCIAL NEED
    • ACADEMIC RECORD
      • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) as of application date of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale), demonstrated on either a current college or high school transcript; OR
      • A passing GED score, demonstrated on an official score report.
    • ENROLLMENT PLAN
      • Plan to pursue an eligible science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care major as defined on the eligible majors list.
      • Plan to enroll at an eligible Washington state institution for the fall term following selection as defined on the list of eligible college and universities.
      • Plan to enroll at least half-time (six or more credits) every term. Scholars are not expected to enroll in nor does WSOS fund summer term.
    • PREVIOUS EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
      • Do not yet have a bachelor’s degree.
      • Applicant must currently be a:
        • High school senior or graduate (high school equivalency)
        • College freshman or college sophomore. If the applicant has completed any college terms or college credits post high-school, they must meet either the maximum term OR maximum credit requirement stated below:
          High school senior or graduate (high school equivalency)
          1. Maximum Terms Completed: The applicant must have completed no more than six quarters or four semesters of college at the end of the current academic year; OR
          2. Maximum Credits Earned: The applicant must have earned no more than 90 quarter or 60 semester credits at the end of the current academic year
        • If you are still unsure, we recommend on using this credit/term eligibility flowchart to determine if you are eligible to apply.
  • Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs

    Application Deadline:  March 15, 2023

    As one of the nation’s largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.

    There are 4 different scholarship programs that you may apply for within the Horatio Alger Association:

    State Scholarships (High School Juniors)

    Targeted Scholarships

    Career and Technical Scholarships

    National Scholarships (High School Juniors)

    To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria*:

    • Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States
    • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
    • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
    • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
    • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
    • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
    • Be a United States citizen

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  • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

    Application Deadline:  March 31, 2023 at 3:00PM Central Time

    Application opens January 9, 2023

    Lockheed Martin has established a scholarship program to provide opportunities to students studying engineering or computer science that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. In 2022, up to 200 renewable scholarships of $10,000 each are offered for full-time study at an accredited U.S. institution of the student’s choice.

    The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals.

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  • Maxwell Foundation Scholarship

    Application Deadline:  April 28th, 2023

    OVERVIEW:

    The Maxwell Scholarship was established to assist high school seniors from Western Washington in obtaining a higher education. For freshmen starting college during the 2023-24 academic year, scholarships will be $5,000 per year or less based on financial need. This award has the potential to be renewed for up to an additional three years of undergraduate education based on financial need and reasonable progress toward graduation. A simple renewal application is required each year.

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