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Scholarships

  • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

    Application Deadline:  April 1st, 2022

    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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  • APIA Scholars

    Application Deadline:  January 26th, 2022

    ABOUT THE APIA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

    Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students with a special focus on those who:

    • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
    • Are the first in their families to attend college;
    • Are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
    • Have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.
    HOW TO APPLY

    The APIA Scholarship Program application must be completed online and submitted electronically once all of the required questions have been answered. You do not have to complete the online application in one sitting. Until you are ready to submit, you may access your application and edit your answers as many times as you like with your login from any computer with internet access. The application will be available for the 2022-2023 academic year from September 8, 2021 until January 26, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST.

    If you need some tips on helping you prepare to apply, please check out our Applicant Resources

    APIA SCHOLARS MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR 2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR:
    • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
    • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
    • Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2022.
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
    • Must apply for federal financial aid for the 2022-2023 academic year using the Free Application for the Federal Student Aid (FASFA) by early April 2022
    • Submit one letter of recommendation online
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  • Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (Career and Technical)

    Application Deadline:  February 6th, 2022

    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.

    Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (Baccalaureate)

    Application Deadline:  March 2nd, 2022

    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.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund

    Application Deadline:  February 15th, 2022

    Scholars are selected based on merit. Award amounts range from $500 – $5,000, based on relative need.

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund Eligibility Criteria:

    • 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)
  • Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs

    Application Deadline:  March 15, 2022

    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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  • Dell Scholars Foundation

    Application Deadline: December 1st, 2021

    Our program includes a support network made up of students, peer mentors, and the Dell Scholars staff to help our scholars succeed. We created a financial award that is very flexible, so Scholars can use their award money for the many costs that arise during their college career. We offer an online community to meet Scholars where they are connect them with fellow Scholars. We are constantly evolving our program to serve our Scholars all the way to college graduation.

    Today, the Dell Scholars program offers personalized, multifaceted support to our Scholars that extends beyond the financial support of $20,000, a laptop, and textbook credits. We offer students and their families services and solutions to address individual and systemic issues that can create major barriers to student success.

    Scholarship Criteria:
    • Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12; 
    • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance;
    • Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited higher education institution in the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in the fall directly following high school graduation;
    • Earn a minimum of a 2.4 GPA;
    • Be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant in first year of college;
    • Be on track to graduate from an accredited high school in the current academic year
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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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  • 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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  • 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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