Updated 2/29/2024

Scholarships are useless unless you GET INTO A COLLEGE, so focus on college applications first! The organizations and programs that offer scholarships also know this, so many more will open up their applications later in the year. You can check “Helen’s Google Spreadsheet” to the right to see past timelines for scholarships and ongoing updates for scholarships that have announced when their applications open. Also, keep in mind that you will be eligible for financial aid just by doing your FAFSA, so you don’t need to pay for all your college costs just with scholarships. Sincerely, Helen

  • Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship

    Application Deadline: March 1, 2024 11:59 PM

    Ina Goodwin Tateuchi and her late husband, Atsuhiko Tateuchi, both came from hard-working families and were taught to appreciate and respect education. They wish to provide $5,000-$10,000 scholarships for students who are residents of the Pacific Rim states (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington) who demonstrate hard work, dedication and sincerity. Students must have financial need, academic merit and be of Japanese or other Asian ancestry, including multi-ethnic Asians. Students from middle income families and students attending college, university, or graduate schools are encouraged to apply. This scholarship will be renewable for up to four years.


  • Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs

    Application Deadline:  March 15, 2024 by 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time

    “The Horatio Alger Association supports deserving young people who are overcoming significant challenges and are committed to pursuing higher education. Our scholarships and services serve as a powerful symbol of recognition of Scholars’ character and of our belief in their potential.”

    There are multiple Horatio Alger Association scholarship programs, but by filling out one application you will be considered for all scholarships you are eligible for: Apply Here

    Example Awards through Horatio Alger Association include:

    • State Scholarship – Washington (Juniors only): 10 awards of $10,000 each
    • National Scholarship (Juniors only): 106 awards of $25,000 each
    • Patricia Cole Scholarship for Business or STEM (Seniors only): 5 awards of $12,500 each