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    **many scholarships have changed their submission instructions due to school and office closures. Make sure you check each scholarship website to make sure you are submitting correctly.**


    Paul R Wineman Freshman Scholarship

    Grant Scholarship 2020

    WA state run scholarship database. Go to the site, create a profile, and you will be matched with scholarships that match your profile. Deadlines vary. 

    GEAR Up

    Go to this site for many scholarship links, tips for successful scholarship submissions, and more. A great resource for anyone planning to attend college.

    Washington State Opportunity Scholarship - Career and Technical 2 year students

    This scholarship supports students pursuing high demand STEM and health care trades. To be eligible, you must be enrolling in an approved program (see list of programs on scholarship site) at one of Washington's community colleges. Scholarship pays up to $1500 each quarter and can be used on tuition, books, supplies, and even transportation. Students planning to transfer to a university for a bachelor's degree are NOT eligible. 


    DEADLINE: June 4, 2020

    Spokane Central Lions Club - community college scholarship

    Are you planning to attend either Spokane Falls Community College or Spokane Community College? Do you have financial need? Awards range from $500 - $5000.

    APPLY:  See Mrs. Hilsendeger in the College and Career Center

    DEADLINE: April 24, 2020

    Pay it Forward Scholarship

    This scholarship was created to encourage students to do something good for someone else. We want to hear about the good deeds!


    DEADLINE: April 29, 2020

    WSPE Engineering Scholarship 

    DESCRIPTION: Awarded to Spokane area students entering any ABET accredited engineering college in the fall of 2019 who are interested in science or engineering. Students must meet minimum SAT score levels, 600 Math and 580 Critical Reading and Writing.


    DEADLINE: May 1, 2020

    Paul R. Wineman Freshman Scholarship - UW

    If you are a male attending the University of Washington Fall 2020, apply for this scholarship. 

    APPLY: (see link at top of page)

    DEADLINE: May 1, 2020

    Art and Soul Scholarship

    Applicants must be Spokane County seniors who have participated in art classes or similar programs to make art available to the student community and to the broader Spokane community.

    APPLY: ART Scholarship application.pdf

    DEADLINE: May 15, 2020

    Grant Elementary PTG scholarship

    If you attended Grant Elementary for at least 1 year, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Application in the College and Career Center.

    APPLY: (see link to application at top of page)

    DEADLINE: May 31, 2020

    CCD Law Spokane Community Law Scholarship

    DESCRIPTION: 3.0 cumulative GPA required. Submit an essay of approximately 500 words in the form below telling us “How Could You Solve the Texting and Driving Epidemic?” We work with many car accident victims and personal injury cases here, and all too many accidents are caused by texting and driving. What is the best way to keep drivers’ eyes on the road?


    DEADLINE: May 1, 2020

    Jefferson Elementary PTG Scholarship

    This scholarship is for seniors who attended Jefferson Elementary for at least 1 year (any grade). 

    APPLY: Click here for Jefferson Scholarship

    DEADLINE: May 18, 2020

    Distracted Driving Scholarship

    DESCRIPTION: Premier Law Group would like to offer a $1,000 scholarship to the person who best exemplifies the dangers of driving while distracted. Applicant will need to put together an infographic or vlog talking about or showing the dangers of distracted driving among teenagers.


    DEADLINE: May 31, 2020

    Army ROTC Minuteman scholarship

    This scholarship requires participation in the Army ROTC program at local colleges/universities. 

    APPLY: 2020 Scholarship.pdf

    DEADLINE: June 1, 2020

    Merle Kirkley Scholarship

    Applicants must demonstrate their intent to purse a career related to educational facility design such as architecture, engineering, or construction management.

    APPLY: Merle Kirkley Scholarship 2020

    DEADLINE: JUNE 19, 2020

Higher Education in Washington State

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Community Colleges of Spokane

Two-year Degrees

In addition to these options, there are many institutions that offer two-year degrees. Log in to SchooLinks to learn more.


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