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Scholarships

  • Act Six

    Application Deadline:  November 2nd, 2021

    Act Six is a leadership development and college scholarship program that brings together diverse, multicultural cadres of emerging urban leaders who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home.

    An initiative of Degrees of Change, Act Six is Tacoma-Seattle’s only full-tuition, full-need urban leadership award. Act Six will select approximately 30 of Tacoma-Seattle’s most promising urban leaders for scholarships to five partner colleges:
    Gonzaga University, Northwest University, Pacific Lutheran University, Saint Martin’s University, Whitworth University.

    Students are eligible to apply if they:
    • love their community and want to use their college education to make a difference as a leader on campus and at home;
    • will graduate from high school in 2022;
    • are not currently enrolled at a four-year college (students at two-year colleges may apply);
    • live in one of our seven Act Six program sites; and
    • want to attend at least one of the Act Six partner colleges in their program site.

    While ethnicity and family income are considered as factors in selecting an intentionally diverse group of scholars, there are no income restrictions, and students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    There is no minimum GPA requirement and admissions standards vary across our partner colleges. In general, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 will need to demonstrate their readiness for academic success in college through their recommendations, essays and/or test scores.

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  • Hispanic Heritage Scholarship

    Application Deadline:  November 14th, 2021

    The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 21st year, the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, and Technology & Engineering.

    Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:
    • Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2022
    • Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale
    • Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2022-2023
    • Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
    • If selected, attendance to regional awards ceremony is mandatory
    • Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA
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  • The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

    Application Deadline:  November 4, 2021

    The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. 

    Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level.

    Thus far, it has recognized more than 125,000 young people who’ve made a difference – and inspired countless others to consider how they might contribute to their communities.

    The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program Eligibility Criteria:
    • Be in grades 5-12;
    • Be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.;
    • Have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application;
    • Submit a completed application to a school or the head of an official designated local organization
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  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

    Application Deadline:  November 18, 2021

    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. Our scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. In addition to the monetary award, students join a thriving network of nearly 2,500 Cooke Scholars.

    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities.

    Cooke College Scholars receive up to $40,000 per year, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to network with the larger Cooke Scholar community.

    Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

    • Senior standing – Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2022.
    • Fall College Enrollment – Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2022.
    • GPA – Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above.
    • Income – Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $35,000.
    Selection Criteria

    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation reviews each College Scholarship Program application individually with the assistance of a panel of national education experts. Among the criteria used in the selection process are:Exceptional academic ability and achievement: Strong academic record, academic awards and honors, and substantive assessments by educators providing confidential recommendations. In addition to GPA and college entrance exam scores, we consider participation in available advanced courses, commitment to learning, and intellectual curiosity.

    Unmet financial need: Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $35,000.

    Persistence: Determination and perseverance in the face of challenges, ability to set and remain focused on goals and to put in the effort needed to meet those goals in the face of obstacles.

    Leadership: Ability to organize and positively influence others in and out of school (family, religious community, sports, arts, etc.).

    Service to Others: Purposeful and meaningful commitment to others which may be evidenced by participation in volunteer/community service activities.

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  • The Gates Scholarship

    Application Deadline:  September 15, 2021

    The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

    The Gates Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

    To apply, students must be:

    • A high school senior;
    • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American;
    • Pell-eligible;
    • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident;
    • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 

    Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

    An ideal candidate will have:

    • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
    • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
    • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

  • Kaiser Permanente Scholarship

    Application Deadline:  May 15th, 2021

    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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  • Maxwell Foundation Scholarship

    Application Deadline:  April 30th, 2021

    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 2021-22 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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  • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

    Application Deadline:  April 1st, 2021

    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 2021, 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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  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Scholar

    Application Deadline:  February 15th, 2021

    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 2021-2022 academic year

    • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

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  • Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

    Application Deadline:  February 12th, 2021 – EXTENDED!

    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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