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.
DEADLINE: June 30 of 8th grade year
Falcon Bound Scholarship
Did you apply for Washington state’s College Bound program while in middle school? If so, you may be eligible for the Falcon Bound Commitment — and have 100 percent of your SPU tuition covered over four years! Just apply for admission and submit your FAFSA to be automatically considered.
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.
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).
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.
DEADLINE: November 15, 2019
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: December 1, 2021
The Violet Richardson Award
DESCRIPTION: Each year this scholarship is awarded to a young woman between the ages of 14 and 18 for her outstanding volunteer activities in her school and community.
APPLY: Violet Richardson Award
DEADLINE: November 15
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.
- 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: *not accepting applications for 2020-2021 school year
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!
DEADLINE: December 15
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!
DEADLINE: December 15
DESCRIPTION: The $1,000 PB&J Scholarship is for students wo have experienced challenges in their life and who have the drive to succeed. The scholarship fund is focused on helping students whose test scores or GPA’s might not accurately reflect their ability.
- Open to all college-bound seniors attending an accredited 2 or 4 year college in the Fall 2020.
DEADLINE: December 31
2019 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
- 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
DEADLINE: January 5, 2021
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.
Deadline: Applications accepted from January 19 – March 19, 2021
Gonzaga Leadership Scholarship
DESCRIPTION: Awarded to Outstanding first-year students with a commitment to academic excellence, leadership potential, and community service.
DEADLINE: January 1, 2020
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 (Application Not yet received)
DEADLINE: March 1, 2021
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 (Application Not yet received)
DEADLINE: March 15
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.
DEADLINE: March 10
Bismarck H. Turner Scholarship
DESCRIPTION: The Bismarck H. Turner Scholarship Trust was established by Mr. Turner for the purpose of providing scholarships to students graduating from one of four counties; Spokane and Pend Orielle in Washington and Kootenai and Bonner in Idaho.
Mr. Turner was a land owner in Idaho and Washington, working in the timber industry and becoming a land developer. Mr. Turner came from an educated family and was very supportive of higher education. Thus the majority of his estate was set up in the scholarship fund.
DEADLINE: April 3
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
Banner Bank – Spokane Indians Scholarship Program
Banner Bank, in conjunction with the Spokane Indians Baseball Club, will award five, $500 college scholarships, according to the following guidelines: Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States of America and attending a high school within Spokane County & Kootenai County and/or a member of one of the six (6) regional tribes (Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Colville Tribe, Kalispel Tribe, Kootenai Tribe, Nez Perce Tribe, and Spokane Tribe) may submit an application.
Students graduating from high schools in Spokane County (WA) and Kootenai County (ID) are eligible to fill out an application that is judged on the following criteria:
- Community Involvement
Applications are due during the first week of May every year and scholarship winners are notified by the first week of June. Additionally, scholarship winners will be invited, along with their immediate family, to enjoy a Spokane Indians baseball game as a guest of the Indians and Banner Bank, and be recognized as a scholarship award winner during the on-field ceremony.
DEADLINE: May 01
The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid’ website are offering a $1000 scholarship for 2020. Their website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. They are trying to improve the students’ chances for success. The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application. Visit the website at to read about us and to apply for our scholarship. While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.
DEADLINE: May 22
Association for Women in Communications
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:
- Demonstrated excellence in communications, positive contributions toward communications on campus, in the community, scholastic achievement, financial need and work samples.
DEADLINE: Application packet available in January
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
DESCRIPTION: Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 13th year. We will be awarding $1,000 to the winner(s) each year. Students will submit an essay on the topic on the following topic: “Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.”
DEADLINE: June 12, 2020
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.
DEADLINE: June 19
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:
- Build their college list
- Practice for the SAT
- Improve their SAT score
- Strengthen their college list
- Fill out the FAFSA
- 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
Links to Other Databases:
The Washboard: http://theWashBoard.org
Community Colleges of Spokane: http://sfcc.spokane.edu/For-Our-Students/Getting-Help/Career-and-Community-Engagement-Center/Scholarships
My College Dollars: www.mycollegedollars.com
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:
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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.
Broadcast Media Production
Computer Game Programming
Web Development &Database Admin.
Medical and Nursing Careers
Mobile Entertainment Installation &Repair
Multimedia Graphics and Printing Production
The Skills Center
4141 N. Regal
Spokane, WA 99207