Katy Reeves Performing Arts Scholarship

DESCRIPTION:  Established in 2004 in memory of Katy Reeves, this scholarship is designed to provide funds to worthy applicants for post-secondary education in dance, music or theater. Three $1000 scholarships will be awarded.

APPLY: See Mrs. House for application

DEADLINE:  April 26, 2019

Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship

DESCRIPTION:  The Kelly Foundation of Washington is offering $2,500 awards for its scholarship program, the Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship.  This award is named in honor of Ewing C. Kelly, a longtime radio and television broadcaster. The Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship is designed to reward students who demonstrate good citizenship while striving to attain their academic goals.  Applicants will be judged on their academic merit, extra-curricular achievements–both scholastically and in their community–and financial need.

Eligibility:  1) Applicant must be accepted, or have an application pending, at an accredited institution of higher learning, public or private and including community colleges; 2) must be a senior-level student at a public or private high school (or home school); 3) must have a composite score of 20 on the ACT or a composite score of 1030 on the recently revised SAT if planning to attend a 4-year school (no test scores required for 2-year school); 4) must be a U.S. citizen or have a green card.

APPLY:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-g-9cPn-ajl7gt8aQaTqbC4UWFrtvIap/view

DEADLINE:  April 30, 2019

2019 Banner Bank/Spokane Indians College Scholarship Program

DESCRIPTION: Any high school senior in the graduating class of 2019 who is a U.S. citizen attending a high school within Spokane County is eligible for this scholarship. There will be a total of five scholarships will be awarded. Applicants are evaluated based upon scholarship, leadership, community involvement and character.

APPLY: https://www.milb.com/spokane/community/scholarship

DEADLINE:  May 1, 201

B. Davis Scholarship

DESCRIPTION: This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. There is no age restriction for this scholarship. Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next. This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

APPLY: at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

DEADLINE:  May 24, 2019

DESCRIPTION: Applicants must be a Washington state resident, attending a Washington state four-year college and plan to major in communications. Scholarship selections are based on:

Association for Women in Communications

  • Demonstrated excellence in communications, positive contributions toward communications on campus, in the community, scholastic achievement, financial need and work samples.

APPLY: http://www.seattleawc.org/scholarships-and-awards/

DEADLINE:  Application packet available in January

BigSun Scholarship

DESCRIPTION: The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official. The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community. The amount of the award is $500.

APPLY: http://www.bigsunathletics.com

DEADLINE:  June 19, 2019

VFW Youth Scholarships

Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. 

The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements, then download and complete the 2019-20 entry form. All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post

The 2019-20 theme is: 
What Makes America Great

APPLY: https://vfworg-cdn.azureedge.net/-/media/VFWSite/Files/Community/Youth-and-Education/Voice-of-Democracy-Entry-Form-Fillable.pdf?la=en&v=1&d=20190408T161848Z

DEADLINE: Oct. 31, 2019

College Bound Scholarship

DESCRIPTION: In 2007 the Washington State Legislature established the College Bound Scholarship. This program was created to provide state financial aid to low-income students who may not consider college a possibility due to the cost. The scholarship covers tuition (at comparable public college rates), some fees, and a small book allowance. Eligibility for the scholarship is a two-part process. Students in 7th or 8th grade whose family meets the income requirements must submit and complete an application by June 30 of the student’s 8th grade year. Then students must meet the College Bound Pledge requirements and income-eligibility as determined by the student’s financial aid application (FAFSA or WASFA) in their senior year of high school. 

APPLY: https://www.wsac.wa.gov/college-bound

DEADLINE: June 30 of 8th grade year

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards 

DESCRIPTION: This program recognizes students who have distinguished themselves through community service. To be eligible you must be in grades 5 – 12 as of November 6, 2018, be a resident in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia, and have participated in a volunteer activity after September 1, 2017. 

APPLY: spirit.prudential.com 

DEADLINE: November 6, 2018 

ActSix Spokane

DESCRIPTION:  An initiative of the YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Act Six is Spokane’s only full-tuition, full-need urban leadership award. Act Six will select approximately eight of Spokane’s most promising urban leaders for scholarships to two of the region’s finest colleges:  Gonzaga University and Whitworth University.  It’s easy to start your online application, and important that you begin the process early to make sure your application is completed by the deadline. There is no application fee, and your completed Act Six application also serves as an application for regular admission at the colleges you select, even if you are not chosen as an Act Six scholar.  You can check your eligibility and start your application now and then stop and return to the application whenever you wish.

APPLY:  Online Application

DEADLINE:  November 6, 2018

The Violet Richardson Award

DESCRIPTION: Each year this scholarship is awarded to a young woman between the ages of 14 and 17 for her outstanding volunteer activities in her school and community.  

APPLY: Violet Richardson Award

DEADLINE: December 1, 2018

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program

DESCRIPTION: Recognizes students for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. This year scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to over 800 students nationwide.

Requirements:

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
  • Be enrolled as a high school senior
  • Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or in one of the following NBC or Telemundo markets: Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Los Angeles, McAllen (TX), New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego and Washington, D.C.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2019-2020 academic year
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Demonstrate financial need

APPLY: Online Application

DEADLINE: December 7, 2018

The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship

DESCRIPTION: The $1,000 Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school and college students interested in sales & marketing. Unlike most scholarships which require a simple essay and “good luck” to win, the Lead Roster scholarship puts the tools for winning in your hands by judging your entry on your ability to market and sell your own ideas!

APPLY: https://www.leadroster.com/?scholarship

DEADLINE: December 15, 2018

The Publicity.ai SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship

DESCRIPTION: The $1,000 Publicity.ai SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school and college students interested in SEO and content marketing. Unlike most scholarships which simply require good luck to win, the Publicity.ai scholarship puts the tools for winning in your hands by judging your entry on your ability to appreciate and explain genius marketing!

APPLY:  https://publicity.ai/?scholarship

DEADLINE:  December 15, 2018

2019 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Eligibility:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

Semifinalists will be required to provide a recommendation from a community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee

APPLY: https://www.scholarsapply.org/ge-reagan/

DEADLINE: January 4, 2019

Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation Scholarship

DESCRIPTION: Every year, the CCS Foundation provides over 400 major scholarships for tuition and books, as well as hundreds of smaller awards to help with testing costs, program fees and emergency needs. Once you have completed the application, you’ll be entered in our general scholarship pool to be considered for those scholarships open to all CCS students. You’ll also be alerted to additional scholarship opportunities which you may qualify for based on the responses you provided.

APPLY:  https://www.academicworks.com/

Deadline: January 11, 2019

Seattle U Bound Scholarship 

Seattle University is excited to announce a new scholarship program for students enrolled in Washington State’s College Bound program. The Seattle U Bound scholarship meets full tuition for four years for eligible students.

APPLY: www.seattleu.edu/seattleu-bound

DEADLINE: January 15th

Whitworth Bound Scholarship

Incoming freshmen and transfer students from the state of Washington who meet all requirements for the College Bound Scholarship may be entitled to receive the Whitworth Bound Scholarship, which covers 100 percent of Whitworth tuition (using federal, state and university funds).

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.

APPLY:  http://washingtonengineer.org/chapters/spokane-chapter/

DEADLINE: January 25, 2019

Gonzaga Leadership Scholarship 

DESCRIPTION: Awarded to Outstanding first-year students with a commitment to academic excellence, leadership potential, and community service. 

APPLY: https://www.gonzaga.edu/undergraduate-admission/tuition-aid/scholarship-opportunities/gonzaga-leaders-scholarship 

DEADLINE: February 1, 2019

National CO-OP Scholarship Program

DESCRIPTION:  As the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship program in the United States, WACE will award up to 160 merit co-op scholarships for a total value of $4,200,000. These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and transfer students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of our Partner Institutions listed on the Scholarship Partners tab. To qualify you must have a 3.5 GPA or better and apply for admission for the 2019-2020 academic year to a participating institution.

APPLY: waceinc.org

DEADLINE: February 15, 2019

Washington State School Retiree Association Scholarship

DESCRIPTION: Eight WSSR-Foundation Scholarships – a one-time scholarship of $2500 each
Sixteen Robert J. Handy Scholarships – $900 each for up to four years
One Neil D. Prescott Scholarship – a one-time scholarship of $2500

The Washington State School Retirees’ Association (WSSRA) invites senior students of your school who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply for the above scholarships. These awards are given to students who wish to have a career in the “field of education”. Their degree could be in one of these majors: teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, or psychologist

APPLY: See Mrs. House for application

DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

College Board Opportunity Scholarships

DESCRIPTION: The first-of-its-kind national scholarship program lays out six simple steps that all students can take to get into college. Students have the chance to earn scholarships when they:

  1. Build their college list
  2. Practice for the SAT
  3. Improve their SAT score
  4. Strengthen their college list
  5. Fill out the FAFSA
  6. Apply to college

This isn’t your typical scholarship program. It doesn’t require an essay or an application, and it doesn’t have a minimum GPA or SAT score requirement. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships are different. The program is open to all students. Students can begin today by signing up on the College Board website and then the first step is making a starter list of six colleges they want to attend.

APPLY: Link to more information

DEADLINE: None

Jim & Cheryl Strandy Commemorative Scholarship

DESCRIPTION: The $2500 scholarship is open to students who embody Summit’s core values and are in pursuit of a career in the healthcare field, are a legal US citizen or resident, have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, and are planning to enroll or continue full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after graduation from high school.

APPLY: See Mrs. House for application

DEADLINE: March 15, 2019

FIDM National Scholarship Competition

DESCRIPTION: Each year FIDM awards more than 28 scholarships, including 8 full one-year scholarships worth $31,000 each in the areas of Fashion Design, Visual Communications, Social Media, just to name a few.

APPLY: bit.ly/FIDMscholarship

DEADLINE: March 29, 2019

Links to Other Databases:

Regional:

The Washboard: http://theWashBoard.org

Community Colleges of Spokane: http://sfcc.spokane.edu/For-Our-Students/Getting-Help/Career-and-Community-Engagement-Center/Scholarships

National:

Fastweb www.fastweb.com

The CollegeBoard: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scholarships-and-recognition/scholarship-partners-programs?excmpid=mtg444-st-1-mat&ep_mid=11416891&ep_rid=206418332

My College Dollars: www.mycollegedollars.com

StudentScholarships.org: https://studentscholarships.org/2018scholarships.php#sthash.Y3fct5we.dpbs

Apprenticeship Programs

Apprenticeship programs combine on-the-job (OTJ) training with classroom instruction allowing individuals to become skilled in a particular trade. Trade professionals provide paid OTJ work in various fields of study. Community and technical colleges provide the classroom component. Salary is based on apprenticeship pay; when all work hours and course work is completed, students earn journeyman status in the chosen trade.

Apprenticeship Program Information:

Web Site Topic
www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/ Washington Apprenticeship info

Skill Center

The Spokane Skills Center offers 16 different vocationally certified programs for junior or senior students. Contact the counseling office for additional information or link to www.skillscenter.com for descriptions of the programs.

Spokane Skills Center also offers a summer academy. For further information go to the above link.

Programs
Automotive Technology
Broadcast Media Production
Collision Repair
Computer Game Programming
Web Development &Database Admin.
Construction Technology
Cosmetology
Criminal Justice
Culinary
Arts &Hospitality
Dental Careers
Medical and Nursing Careers
Mobile Entertainment Installation &Repair
Multimedia Graphics and Printing Production
Veterinary Assisting
Welding Technology

The Skills Center
4141 N. Regal
Spokane, WA 99207
(509) 354-7470
www.skillscenter.com