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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.

    Seattle Foundation

    Various scholarships on their site at



    Marsden Scholarship

    Even though this scholarshiop is managed by the St. Johns Episcopal Diocese, there is no faith requirement for this scholarship. If you are planning to attend a 4 year university in the fall, you should check it out. 


    DEADLINE: March 31, 2020

    2020 WIAA Smart Choices Scholarship

    WIAA annually recognizes graduating senior student athletes who excel in athletics/activities, academics, leadership, and community service.  


    DEADLINE: April 1, 2020

    Freestone Future Leaders Scholarship

    This scholarship is for US Citizens who are residents of WA, CA, or OR and plan to enroll full time in a 2 year or 4 year university.


    DEADLINE: April 1, 2020

    ESD 101 Bismark Turner Scholarship

    This scholarship is open to students graduating from Spokane, Bonner, Kootenai, and Pond Oreille counties. Financial need must be shown. ***note that you must submit your application packet to Mrs. Hilsendeger in the College and Career Center. Do not submit to ESD101.


    DEADLINE: April 3, 2020

    UW Nikkei Alumni Association

    This scholarship is for seniors who have applied to University of Washington and are of Japanese ancestry. If you fit this category, apply!

    APPLY:  UW Nikkei Alumni Association

    DEADLINE: April 15, 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. 


    DEADLINE: May 1, 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

    Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing contest

    The goal of the Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing contest is to open a dialogue with teens about the emotions they have felt when dealing with cancer. Essays can be about student's own experience of a personal diagnosis or about their experience wtih the diagnosis of a loved one, schoolmate, or friend. Open to teens in grades 9-12. $1,000 cash prize. 


    DEADLINE: March 3rd, 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

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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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