Steilacoom High School

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Scholarships listed below are updated regularly by month due

***Please be aware that there are “scholarship scams.” Ask questions and read information carefully before submitting applications. Steilacoom High School does not endorse or recommend specific scholarship programs, but provides these opportunities as a service to students.***


1.  YDI Scholarship - $1000/due 10/29/16
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2.  Coca-Cola Scholarship - $20,000/due 10/31/16
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3.  VIP Scholarship - $5,000/due 10/31/16
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1. Trucker to Trucker Scholarship - $500/due 11/1/16
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2. Act 6 Scholarship - up to $20,000/due 11/8/16
3. SP Scholarship - $10,000/due 11/15/16
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4.  Elks Most Valuable Scholarship - $50,000/due 11/30/16
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5. SIxt Scholars - $5000/due 11/30/16
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6. Andrew Flushe Scholarship $500/due 11/30/16
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OTHER Scholarship Search Opportunities:

•Scholarships from colleges – Scholarships for students who live in Washington state. – Scholarships for students who live in the Pacific Northwest. - This is a national database. Students receive emails with potential scholarships which match your profile once created.  - If you are pursuing a degree in a science, technology, engineering, math or health care field, at a Washington state college, you may be eligible – Pay 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state.


 Scholarship Name    




 Coca-Cola Scholars

For more than a quarter of a century, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has invested in students who have shown leadership potential, not only in academics, but most importantly, in dedication and actions that positively impact others. What these students have in common is a passion for service that was developed at an early age and continued throughout their college and professional careers. The lasting legacy of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is thousands of extraordinary individuals who are fulfilling the promise they showed when they were awarded their scholarships. Our ever-increasing network of Scholars is becoming a powerful force for positive change throughout the world.

 October 31, 2016

 The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Now through November 3, students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The application is available at and

 November 8, 2016

 DAR Good Citizens Program 

 The David Douglas Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is again sponsoring the DAR Good Citizens program in our area. Please see the College & Career Center for application information.


 Burger King Scholars Program


 Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service. The application period for the 2016-2017 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2015 and closes Dec. 15, 2015. Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply now.

 HomeAdvisor’s green home improvement scholarship challenges students to come up with innovative ideas and thoughts towards green homes and energy-efficient improvements. Our goal is to hopefully help future students make changes and innovations in the green home improvement industry. This scholarship intends to serves as the first step towards those changes.

 December 15, 2016

 December 17th, 2016

 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation    

 Are you a young entrepreneur? Graduation high school seniors who operate their own small business are eligible to receive a 2016 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award from the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation. Visit  for more information and to apply online between October 1 and December 18, 2015.

 December 18, 2016

 Young Entrepreneur Foundation

 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards program was established to raise awareness among the nation’s youth of the critical role that private enterprise and entrepreneurship play in the building of America. Since 2003, the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation has awarded over 2,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors totaling more than $2.5 million. 

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior entering their freshman year at an accredited (not for profit) two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute. Applicants MUST be running their own small business in order to be considered for an award.

This year, thanks to VISA, 95 Awards will be $2000 each, 3 Awards will be $10,000 each, 1 Award will be $15,000, and 1 will be $25,000!

 December 18, 2016

 APIASF General Scholarship (open to AAPI students)

 Minimum Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 2016. Please read the scholarships by supporter details below for specific eligibility requirements regarding the academic standing required for each scholarship.
  • 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 using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Submit one letter of recommendation online.

 January 11, 2017




Gettysburg College STEM Scholars

This opportunity is made available by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help Gettysburg College achieve their goal of increasing the number of financially disadvantaged students who pursue careers in STEM fields (Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics). 


The Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts (WaCLA) Third Annual Essay Contest

The contest is open to all seniors and the first place winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship to one of WaCLA’s 36 member institutions.  The second place winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship and the third place winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to a WaCLA school.

To enter the essay contest, a student must write a 500 word essay in response to the following prompt:  Write an essay to your fellow high school students about why it’s wise to pursue a liberal education.  “Show how a liberal education helps you understand an ethical issue that concerns you and your peers when you think about the future.”

Essays must be submitted by 15 January 2016.  More details can be found on the WaCLA web page:


 University of Washington Space Grant

 Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium annually offers scholarships to incoming freshmen planning to study science, technology, engineering or mathematics at the University of Washington.

These competitive scholarships are open to accomplished high school seniors, Running Start students, and Early Entrance students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and Washington state residents.

UW Space Grant scholarships range from $2,000 to $5,000. Scholarships are awarded for one year at a time. Scholarship recipients may apply for award renewal for up to three years, depending on availability of funding. Candidates for renewal must be enrolled in an eligible major, earn a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better, and maintain program requirements for their majors.




 2016 National APCA Scholarship Program

 The Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA), a non-profit Employee Resource Group of AT&T is seeking qualified applicants for its scholarship program.  28, $2000 National APCA scholarships will be awarded for the 2016 academic year and 3, $1000 state scholarships to Washington State students. The scholarship program is open to all high school seniors of any ethnic or cultural background with a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. Information about the scholarship program, link to download the application, and the process to submit the scholarship application can be found at:


 American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES)

This program provides educational scholarships on a competitive basis to outstanding students with close social and cultural ties to an American Indian tribe or community in the state. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic merit and a commitment to serve the American Indian community in the state of Washington. Scholarships are awarded from the interest earnings of an endowment established from funds appropriated by the Washington State Legislature with matching contributions from tribes, private individuals, and organizations.

Who is eligible to apply?

You must:

  • Have close social and cultural ties to an American Indian tribe, or an American Indian community, in this state.
  • Intend to use your education to benefit other American Indians in Washington state.
  • Have demonstrated financial need (as determined by the college financial aid office).
  • Be a Washington state resident. [See Chapter 250-18 Washington Administrative Code (WAC)]
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at an eligible Washington college or university by fall term of the award year.
  • Not be pursuing a degree in theology.
  • Have received fewer than five years of this scholarship, in total.


 Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarship

Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) International is an international leadership and service organization. You do NOT have to be an ESA member to apply for a scholarship. The application process is online. Any completed application/accompanying documents submitted by December 15, and approved for judging will be eligible for a drawing to be awarded a $1,000 Early Bird Scholarship as funds permit.  The final deadline for 2016-17 academic year scholarships is February 1, 2016. 

For further information, please visit the ESA Foundation Web Site:




Washington State Employee Credit Union (WSECU) Scholarship

WSECU is accepting applications for the 2016 fall semester for the following scholarships:

  • Four-year college or graduate school: $2,500
  • Two-year college or vocational school: $ 1,500

A total of $65,000 will be awarded. You must be a WSECU member. You'll need to be enrolled full-time and use the scholarship for the fall 2016 semester. If you are selected as a recipient, you can use the scholarship for nearly any type of post-secondary education. The degree you are pursuing must be your first one - e.g., first bachelor's or first master's. Recipients will be announced in the spring of 2016.
Additional information and applications are available at:


 Whittier College - Talent Scholarships

This scholarship range is from $1,000 to $12,000 per year for entering freshmen, or up to $6,000 per year for entering trnasfer students, and are renewable for up to four years. Applicants do NOT need to major or minor in art/music/theater to receive this scholarship, however, recipients are expected to fulfill a minimum participation requirement set by the respective department. You must be admitted to the college prior to applying.

Applications are available at  


Better Business Bureau - 2016 Students of Integrity Scholarship

Applications open on October 4, 2016: Students of Integrity $10,000 Scholarship


Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

Visit for program details and the online application.
The following are encouraged to apply:

·         High school seniors and current undergraduates

·         U.S. military veterans and their dependents

·         Those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2016-2017

Those who plan to major in a specified course of study focused on engineering, technology or design, with an interest in the automotive industry. 


 The Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship 2016

 Awards range from $500 - $2,000 a year, and scholarships are renewable for four years of college.  Students must be a U.S. citizen, and planning to attend a college or university in the state of Washington.  



 Executive Women International (EWI)

 Executive Women International (EWI®) is a professional business organization that brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of promoting member firms, enhancing personal and professional developments and encouraging community involvement.  EWI has Chapters in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

 The EWI Scholarship Program (EWISP) is an annual, competition-based program which awards more than $200,000 in college scholarship money to qualifying high school seniors each year.

EWISP has been recognized by Money Magazine as one of the top 12 scholarships in the United States. Students are nominated by their schools to participate in the scholarship competition. Judges select winning students based on their scholastic achievement, leadership qualities, good citizenship and extra-curricular activities.

High school students first apply for EWISP and then compete at the local Chapter level where award levels vary (Participating Chapters listed below). Chapter-level winners are submitted to the Corporate level for a chance to win one of six scholarships. Corporate scholarship awards range between $1,000 and $5,000. Applicants must live within 50 miles of their local Chapter boundary to be eligible.

Executive Women International of Western Washington, Seattle Division is pleased to announce that we have two scholarships that we are offering this year.  First place will receive $4,000 and second place will receive $2,000.  Pick up the application in the College and Career Center.


 Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships

The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage and financially assist high school seniors to further their education beyond high school. Awards are made possible through donations. Must be a high school senior, attend high school in King County, and reside in King County, Washington. Must submit completed application with essay, transcript, ACT or SAT score, proof of family income, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope in order to receive notification of results. Please see the College and Career Center for application materials.




 HIMSS Washington Student Scholarship Program

 Starting April 4, 2016, students studying healthcare (e.g. science, technology, business, administration, public policy, or other related fields) from around Washington State will be able to apply for one of the four $3,000 HIMSS Washington Scholarships.

Through the scholarship program, we are able to support students as they pursue education for a career in Health IT. The introduction to the HIMSS WA organization also gives students opportunities to meet colleagues and prospective employers.

To apply for the scholarships, candidates complete a detailed application outlining their scholastic achievement, leadership skills, and industry-related training/experience. They also complete essays and supply academic references to support their candidacy. Each winner is required to be an HIMSS WA member and agree to actively participate in HIMSS WA activities.

If you have any questions, please: Check out the HIMSS WA Website:  

Or, contact the HIMSS WA Emerging Professionals/Scholarship Chair directly at


I.A.F.F. Local 2878 Scholarship    

 The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 2818 represents the firefighters of Eastside Fire & Rescue. They have established this scholarship to reward and encourage high school seniors who will be going on to any type of secondary education with this $500 scholarship. Please find application instructions HERE. Please turn in completed scholarship to Mrs. Sherman or Mrs. King in the College & Career Center by 2:30 pm on Thursday, May 19. 


UW-Seattle Theta Xi - The Ben Franklin Scholarship    

The Theta Xi Fraternity at the University of Washington is offering three scholarships of $500 to outstanding gentlemen who will be starting their academic career at the University of Washington next fall. Scholarships will be offered to those who best epitomize Franklin's spirit of intellectual curiosity and dedication to the community. Please note: You do NOT need to join the fraternity to be considered for an award. All students are eligible to receive an award, not just those intending to join a fraternity.  Applications are available in the College & Career Center.


Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program

 (510 awards up to $2,500 each)

Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree

  • Have completed high school or plan to complete high school by Spring 2016 with plans to enroll at a community college for the first time by fall 2016
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit community college in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be involved in community service activities
  • Be younger than 30 years old
  • Be a United States citizen

The application will be open through June 1, 2016

Apply HERE.


 Aspiring Fashion Professional

 Our program offers scholarship opportunities to high school seniors in the US. A single $1000 scholarship will be awarded. 

Scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who:

  1. Intend to pursue a fashion related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college.
  2. Have a demonstrable record of academic success.
  3. Have a passion and drive for a fashion related career.  

Selection Criteria

  • Scholarship may be used at any accredited post-secondary school or college.
  • Selection is based on the students high school academic performance combined with the student's application essay. 
  • Selection is determined by the staff.
  • Scholarship is a one-year non-renewable scholarship.
  • Application and essay are submitted online at


The scholarship is limited to high school seniors in the US pursuing a fashion related degree program at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Fashion related fields include, but are not limited to, the following programs:   

  • Fashion Design 
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Management
  • Fashion Retailing

See the scholarship details online.


 Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship

 Goal for this program is twofold:

  1. To promote animation and its related fields as a career path for young people
  2. To encourage aspiring animation professionals to research and understand what a career in animation requires.

Our program offers a scholarship opportunity to high school seniors in the US. 

Scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior who:

  1. Intends to pursue an animation related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college.
  2. Has a demonstrable record of academic success.
  3. Has a passion and drive for an animation and/or design related career.  

Selection Criteria

  • Scholarships may be used at any accredited post-secondary school or college.
  • Selection is based on the students high school academic performance combined with the student's application essay. 
  • Selection is determined by the staff.
  • Scholarship is a one-year non-renewable scholarship.
  • Application and essay are submitted online at
  • A single $1000 scholarship will be awarded.


The scholarship is limited to high school seniors in the US pursuing an animation related degree program at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Animation related fields include, but are not limited to, specific programs.

Visit their site for details.


 Got a Spine Scholarship

 Arctic Chriopractic is offering this $500 scholarship - 1 Award. Student must be attending college or university on a full-time basis no later than October of 2016. Qualified applicants must have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.


2016 DigiPen President's Scholarship Program

 This scholarship opportunity is for WANIC students currently enrolled in the DigiPen program who will be continuing on with DigiPen Institute of Technology. This scholarship is for 50% tuition discount for four years!


 Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants

 Please visit their website to learn more about this opportunity. If you have questions, please direct them to


Spokane CyberKnife 

 We are currently offering a scholarship of $500 available to all students interested in a career in medicine. The deadline for the application is June 15th, 2016. If you have any questions about the details of the scholarship, here is a link that provides the details and more information. You can also ask me any questions, so don’t hesitate to ask!


Nursing Schools Almanac's Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

 A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics, and a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare.  This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue a college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, ADN and BSN programs. For more information, please visit


 10 Words or Less Scholarship

$500 - 1 Award

Student Eligibility:
A) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2016.
B) In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve the $500 scholarship.


Airline/Travel Specialist Scholarship through the International Air and Hospitality Academy (IAHA)            

 IAHA offers each high school three $500 Airline/Travel Specialist scholarships. Deadline is July 1 of each year. Please visit for additional information. Please see your counselor by May 18 if you would like to be nominated for this scholarship.


Hotel, Restaurant and Event Management Scholarship through the International Air and Hospitality Academy (IAHA)   

 IAHA offers each high school three $1,000 Hotel, Restaurant and Event Management scholarships. Deadline is July 1 of each year. Please visit for additional information. Please see your counselor by May 18 if you would like to be nominated for this scholarship.


Culinary Scholarship through the Northwest Culinary Institute

 Northwest Culinary Institute offers each high school three $2,000 scholarships. Culinary Scholarships are awarded based on nominations by your high school counselor or a teacher at your school. Deadline is July 1 of each year, but please see your teacher or your counselor by May 18 if you would like to be nominated for this scholarship. Please visit their website for more information:


Wind Turbine and Telecom Technician Scholarship through Northwest Renewable Energy Institute

 Northwest Renewable Energy Institute offers each high school three $1,000 scholarships. Please visit for additional information. Deadline is July 1, but please see your counselor by May 18 if you would like to be nominated for this scholarship.


Rail Operations Training Program Scholarship through Northwest Railroad Institute

 Northwest Railroad Institute offers each high school three $1,000 scholarships. Please visit for additional information. Deadline is July 1, but please see your counselor by May 18 if you would like to be nominated for this scholarship.