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Washington State Scholarships

by Mary Brito | Last Updated: May 9, 2022

Important Note: The purpose of this detailed listing is to help you plan your scholarship search throughout the year. Please find information below about scholarships for Washington State students. Some of the deadlines may be from prior years. Scholarship deadlines are cyclical, so even if a deadline has passed, the website will likely be updated for the 2021-22 cycle. Be sure to reach out to the sponsor or check sponsor websites for the most recent details.

January

This gives financial support to young students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Applicants must be pursuing a post-secondary institution and reside in the eligible states. The deadline to apply is January 8th. More information here.

This offers multiple amounts of financial support to students who identify as LGBTQ or as allies to the movement. Applicants must demonstrate community involvement, strong academic abilities and leadership. The deadline to apply is January 8th. More details here.

This awards varying amounts of financial support to graduating high school seniors of any cultural background. Applicants must demonstrate academic success and a 3.40 GPA. Eligible individuals must reside within one of the listed states that have an active InspirASIAN chapter. The deadline to apply is January 31st. Learn more here. 

This provides various amounts of financial support to students who are seeking a career in engineering, eciences, pre-medicine, or pre-dentistry. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at Washington State University and be at least in their sophomore year of education. The deadline to apply is January 31st. More information here.

February

This provides $2,000 to students seeking post-secondary education. Applicants must reside within the eligible states. Grant preference will be given to individuals with Nordic connection in culture or heritage. The deadline to apply is February 11th. More details here.

This awards children of Simon Property Group employees $3,000 in financial support. Applicants must be younger than 24 and a dependent of an employee who has been employed for at least a year. The deadline is February 19th. Learn more here. 

March

This grants various scholarships to students who are enrolling/enrolled in Eastern Washington University. Applicants must have a 2.8 GPA minimum.  The deadline to apply is March 1st. More details here.

This provides awards from $500-$2,000 to students who have a strong connection to a Washington State American Indian community. Applicants must submit their FAFSA application and enroll full-time. The deadline to apply is March 1st. Learn more here.

This awards high school students who have been improving the quality of their communities through volunteership and racial relations up to $1,000 in financial aid. Selected applicants will be invited to the Symposium to discuss various topics with other prize recipients. The deadline is March 1st. More information here.

This provides $2,500 to college and graduate students who are seeking a career in civil engineering, welding engineering, welding engineering technology, or a related field. Applicants must have graduated high school and enrolled part-time/full-time in college. The deadline to apply is March 1st. More information here.

This offers up to $10,000 to 25 incoming full-time college students. Applicants demonstrating leadership abilities and diversity are eligible from any state except Utah. Students must also be eligible for a Pell-Grant. The deadline to apply is March 8th. Learn more here.

This provides $7,000, $5,000, and $3,000 awards to three high school seniors who express interest in art/music. Applicants must submit an essay and reside in Washington or Oregon. The deadline is March 24th. More details here.

This offers high school students who enrolled in their senior year $3,500 in financial support. Applicants must demonstrate academic success and potential for handling college courses. The deadline is March 26th. Learn more here. 

This provides $500-$5,000 to students who live in a Hearthstone Housing Foundation property or a Hearthstone Housing Foundation property location. Applicants must be enrolled full-time, demonstrate financial need and have at least a 2.75/3.0 for high school and college students respectively. The deadline is March 31st. Apply here.

This gives financial support to high school seniors who are pursuing higher education. Applicants must reside in Episcopal Diocese of Spokane and provide references. The deadline to apply is March 31st. More details here.

This awards $1,000-$5,000 scholarships to high school seniors seeking enrollment at a university. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, complet 15+ hours of community service, and reside in the City of Tukwila. The deadline to apply is March 31st. Apply here.

April

This provides various scholarship awards t0 LGBTQI+ identifying students or individuals who are directly related to LGBTQI+ parents.. Applicants must be planning to enroll in a post-secondary institution and have resided in Washington or Oregon for at least a year. The deadline to apply is April 1st. Apply here.

This offers $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who reside in the listed states. Applicants must be enrolling in a 4 year college and demonstrate financial need. Employees of Cathay Bank and their relatives are not eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is April 2nd. More information here.

This provides $5,000 per year to female students who reside in Washington. Applicants must identify as a woman, demonstrate financial need, submit their FAFSA application and at least a 2.50 GPA. The deadline to apply is April 10th. Learn more here.

This gives various amounts of financial support to students with disabilities. Applicants must reside in Washington, Oregon or California and be enrolled in a post-secondary institution. The deadline to apply is April 15th. Apply here.

This awards between $5,000 and $20,000 to osteopathic medical school students. Applicants must demonstrate community involvement and practice in the Northwest states. One letter of recommendation is also required. The deadline to apply is April 15th. Learn more here.

This grants various amounts of financial support to students who are attending a Washington college full-time. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, nominated by their school advisor and submit a letter of recommendation. The scholarship is renewable as long as the listed requirements are met. The deadline is April 15th. More information here.

This provides $5,000 scholarships to students who are enrolled in a four year college. Applicants must be enrolled full-time, demonstrate community involvement and entrepreneurship. Post-graduate, master’s or doctorate are not eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is April 16th. Learn more here.

This awards $2,000 to high school students in their junior and senior years. The award is given through an essay writing contest to the winning competitors. Applicants must reside in Alaska , Montana, Idaho , Hawaii, Oregon, Washington or Western Wyoming. The deadline is April 21st. More details here.

This holds an art competition for high school students who are residing in Western US. Applicants must submit a piece of 2d artwork that represents their state. The awards of $1,500, $750 and $500 will be given to the first, second, and third place winners respectively. $200 will also be given to the remaining finalists. The deadline is April 30th. Learn more here.

This offers various amounts of financial aid to students who are interested in organic agriculture and farming/ranching. Applicants must reside within the eligible Washington counties and be available for an interview. The deadline to apply is April 30th. More details here.

This provides up to $5,000 per year to students who are residing in Western Washington. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and planning to enrol in a 4 year college. The deadline to apply is April 30th. Apply here.

May

This provides $1,000 to students who are children of WACOPS members. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence. One letter of recommendation is also required. The deadline to apply is May 1st. More details here.

This awards $3,000 to $11,000 to female students  residing in Washington. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a Washington college and have at least a 3.0 GPA. The deadline to submit the application is May 1st. More information here.

This awards African- American/ Black students seeking a full-time post secondary education. Applicants must demonstrate leadership qualities and reside in a CBC member district. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA to be eligible. The application deadline is May 7th. Learn more here

This provides $2,500 to high school seniors who are planning to attend a technical school. Applicants must be attending a Ridgefield Public School. The deadline to apply is May 10th. Apply here.

This offers students expressing an interest in marine/ ocean fields of study. Applicants must display academic success and have been involved in NOSB once in their highschool career. The deadline is May 25th. Learn more here.

This provides various amounts of financial support to Christian students. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, leadership in Christian activities, and a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Eligible applicants must be residing in California, Oregon, or Washington. THe deadline to apply is May 28th. More details here.

This awards $2,500 per year to American students of Indian descent who reside in Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Pacific Corporation serviced states. Applicants must be pursuing one the eligible degrees and a 3.0 GPA. The deadline is May 31st. Learn more here.

June

This awards the winner of a prom attire competition $10,000 in prize money.  The eight runner ups will also be awarded various amounts of prize money as well. The winner will be decided by community voting. The deadline is June 9th. Learn more here.

This gives $5,000 to women who plan to pursue a career in transportation. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Examples of eligible fields of study are transportation engineering, planning, finance, or logistics. The deadline to apply is June 12th. More details here.

This offers $3,000-$4,000 to Roosevelt high school students who are planning to enroll at the University of Washington. Applicants must display financial need, involvement in their high school community and academic success. The deadline to apply is June 15th. More information here.

This provides $7,000 over the course of three years to students seeking a career in power and energy engineering. Applicants must be enrolled full-time, attending power engineering courses and a GPA of at least 3.0. The deadline to apply is June 30th. Learn more here.

July

This offers financial aid to students who are single parents. Applicants must be at least 21 years old. The deadline to apply is July 12th. Apply here.

This provides $1,000 to HBCU students who are attending a post-secondary institution in Washington or California. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. One letter of recommendation and a resume must be submitted as well. The deadline to apply is July 30th. More information here.

This provides financial support to students attending a community college in Washington and are transferring to the University of Washington. Applicants must have earned at least 36 credits, demonstrate community involvement and been accepted into the University of Washington. The deadline to apply is June 30th. Learn more here.

August

This gives research grants up to $25,000  to researchers . Applicants must submit documents discussing their research project and its need for financial support. The deadline to submit is August 3rd. More details here.

September

October

This awards $500 per year to students that are interested in the field of structural welding. Applicants must be enrolled at a WABO registered community or technical college. The deadline to apply is October 15th. More details here.

This gives $5,000 to female graduate students who plan to pursue a career in transportation. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Examples of eligible fields of study are transportation engineering, planning, finance, or logistics. The deadline to apply is October 21st More details here. 

 

November

December

This awards an out of state student up to $11,000 in financial  support for classes, tuition, and other college expenses. Applicants must demonstrate high academic performance to be considered eligible. The deadline is November 1st. Read more here.

Deadlines Vary

This awards financial support to one high school female student who is enrolled in her senior year. Applicants must be planning to enroll in a post-secondary institution and have a 2.5 GPA. Only individuals who reside in Washington or Oregon are eligible. The application opens in March. The deadline has not been announced yet. More details here.

This provides multiple scholarships to incoming Boise State University students. Applicants cannot receive multiple scholarships together. Scholarships will be given based on financial need and academic success. The deadline to apply for the Fall semester is February 15th and October 1st for the Spring semester. Apply here.

This offers multiple scholarships such as the Brian Kershaw Memorial Fund, the Douglas Fruit and Fruit Packers Supply Scholarship to Washington residents who are directly related to the fruit industry. Applicants who are seeking a career in the fruit industry are also eligible. Applicants can apply with one application to see which scholarships they are eligible for. Additional requirements may appear per scholarship. The application opens September 15th. Learn more here.

This awards $2,024 and $1,024 to high school seniors residing in Washington State. To be considered eligible for the $2,024 award, applicants must graduate from a Fife high school. However, all highschool seniors in Washington are eligible for the $1,024 award. The deadline has not been announced. More details here.

This provides various amounts of financial support to young cancer survivors. Applicants must be between 18-25 and registered with the Candlelighters program. The application deadline has not been announced yet. Learn more here.

This gives various scholarships to college students who have survived cancer. Applicants can apply using one application which will match them to eligible scholarships. The deadline to apply has not been announced yet. More information here

This awards $1,000 to students who are members of The American Legion Boys Nation program. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and meet the age requirements listed. The deadline to apply has not been announced. Learn more here.

This gives various scholarships to students seeking a career in the healthcare field. The amount of financial aid awarded is usually between $500 and $2,000. Additional requirements may be listed per scholarship. Deadline varies. More information here.

This awards high school graduate students various amounts of financial support. Applicants must express interest and talent in the visual arts. One letter of recommendation must be submitted with the application. Deadline varies. Apply here.

This provides scholarships to students who are seeking a profession in farmwork and agriculture. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be eligible to work in the USA. The deadline to apply varies. More details here.

This offers multiple scholarships between $500-$5,000 to students pursuing a career in science or engineering. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and community involvement. The deadline to apply varies. Learn more here.

This hosts an essay writing contest for students who reside in Seattle, Washington. $5,000 will be awarded to the 1st place winner with $2,500 to the runner ups. Applicants must be at least 13 years old and have a Seattle Public Library card. The deadline has not been announced. More details here.

This provides multiple scholarships to students who are diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. Applicants must be planning to attend a post-secondary institution and reside in the eligible states. The deadlines vary. More information here.  

This offers multiple unique scholarships to students such as individuals who are descendents of pioneers. Additional requirements may vary depending on the scholarship, but applicants must reside in Washington for most opportunities. Apply here.

This awards $3,000 per year to students who are at least in their junior year at a college or university. Applicants must have at least 3.0 GPA and reside in Washington State. The deadline has not been announced yet. More information here.

This offers partial payment of student loans for individuals enrolling in service up to 15%. Applicants must enlist for at least six years, have attained high school diploma and qualify for specific military occupations.The deadline may vary. More information here. 

This provides multiple financial aid opportunities such as University of Washington Diversity Scholarship to incoming and attending students. Applicants must be enrolling or planning to enroll at the University of Washington. Additional requirements may appear depending on the scholarship. Deadlines may vary. Apply here.

This gives multiple scholarships to female students residing in Jefferson County, Washington. Additional requirements such as majoring in a specific field may appear depending on the scholarship. The deadline to apply varies. More information here.

This provides financial support to Washington students. Students may potentially receive full tuition coverage. Applicants must submit their FAFSA application and demonstrate financial need. The grant will appear on the FAFSA application if eligible. Learn more here. 

This provides multiple scholarships to Washington residents. Applicants must be planning to attend a post-secondary institution. Additional requirements vary depending on the scholarship offered. The deadline varies per scholarship. More details here.

This offers exchange students discounted rates for classes and programs outside their resident state. Further requirements may apply and applicants must check their eligibility using the WUE savings finder provided. Deadline varies. Learn more here.

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Mary Brito is enrolled at the prestigious Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York Queens College. She is studying urban studies and political science and aspires to one day work in the nonprofit sector for a social justice organization. Knowing the difficulties, hardships, and struggles that students face on their journey to college, Mary offers insight on the ins and outs of college admissions, what colleges look for in personal statements and supplemental essays, and navigating the scholarship and paying for the college process. For fun, Mary likes to paint, travel, and explore the city with friends. She will also be a programming and residential life assistant for high school students in Building Community at Columbia University.