Washington Scholarships


Aija Matthews Educational Scholarship Fund (AMESF) - This scholarship will pay $5,000 to applicants who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and who are going to attend a 2-year college or 4-year university. The fund was established in the memory of Ajia Matthews, who tragically passed away at age 14 because of medical conditions. Candidates are chosen based on involvement in school activities, leadership, character, academic performance, community service and employment history.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship - The APIASF is a three-year scholarship that will pay $5,000 per year ($15,000) for Washington residents who have Asian or Pacific Island decent. Students must be enrolling full=time during their second year at an accredited U.S. college or university. Applicant must also show commitment to working in the community and have a GPA of 2.75 or above.

Coyote Rock Ranch Veterinary Scholarship - The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has multiple scholarships available. One notable scholarship for Washington and Oregon residents is the Coyote Rock Ranch Veterinary Scholarship. This pays $75,000 for one-year. It is reserved for students enrolled at an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) approved college of veterinary medicine in the U.S. or Canada whose studies are equine focused.

Margaret A. Haines Telephony Scholarship- This is another AQHA scholarship that pays a $35,000 for one year. Upon applying, applicants should be a member of the AQHA for at least one year. This scholarship is also meant for students in their third year of pursuing an undergraduate degree. After graduating with a bachelor's degree, students must continue practicing veterinarian medicine that is equine focused.

Bachelor’s Degree Pathways Scholarship - This scholarship is tailored for Washington residents who are currently working in a child care center or a home child care setting. It will pay up to $6,000 for a year of tuition and fees, up to $1,000 a year for books, $100 per quarter for a travel stipend, $11 per hour, up to 3 hours a week for release time, and a $300 bonus upon completion of scholarship contract that is a condition of the award. There is no deadline, but may be a waitlist.

The Family Child Care Providers Scholarship - The Family Child Care Providers Scholarship awards all tuition and fees for coursework toward the State Initial ECE Certificate. Reimbursement is available for books up to $500 per year. Applicants also receive up to three hours of release time per week.

The BBB Foundation’s Students of Integrity Scholarship - The Better Business Bureau (BBB) pays $10,00 and is reserved for Western Washington, Oregon, and Alaskan residents. The applicant must illustrate ethics through academics, your history with the community, integrity, and leadership.

WUE Award and GEM Scholarship - Boise State offers Washington residents with a $14,000 WUE award and a $10,500 GEM Scholarship. Candidates must have at least a GPA of 3.2, have test scores of 21 and up for the ACT or 980 and up for the SAT. Applications are due February 15, 2017, for new and transfer students and March 15, 2017, for current students. Ineligible majors include Nursing, Pre-Nursing, Radiology, and Pre-Radiology, and self-supported online programs.

The Henry Streuli Scholarship - This scholarship was established in the memory of Henry Streuli, who passed away from cancer at age 14 from cancer July 2015. The Cancer for College organization offers cancer survivors an award between $1,000 and $5,000. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are residents and attending a school in either Washington, Oregon, Montana or Idaho. This scholarship is specifically for students who are attending full-time at a 4-year institution and must maintain full-time status.

The Pacific Northwest Scholarship - Cancer for College also offers Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho residents the Pacific Northwest Scholarship for $1,000 to $5,000. Students must be U.S. citizens, and enrolled full-time at an accredited institution in the U.S. Anytime students fall below full-time status, it will result in loss of scholarship funds. Students must also provide tax information if they are tax independent or dependents of their parents.

The Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest - This contest gives high school students an opportunity to compete for a $10,000 prize for college. The applicant couples must be attending their high school prom and wearing prom attire entirely made out of duct tape according to their own creativity and design.

The Eleanor Pinkham Scholarship - Students graduating from Roosevelt High School next year can apply for this scholarship. It will pay up to $4,000 for college.

The National Scholars Program - Students looking to attend Eastern Michigan University - The award is $15,000 for students enrolling as a first-year or transfer students and who also has a 3.50 GPA or higher. This award is conditional in that the student must live on campus grounds for the first two years. Residents of all states are welcome to apply except Ohio and Michigan.

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation’s Graduate Fellowship Award - Students pursuing their PhDs are encouraged to apply for this fellowship that has three options for funding.

The Henry and Joyce W. Sumid Scholarship - This award gives Washington resident students $5,000 who are interested in theater arts. Candidates must demonstrate their need for financial aid in detail through the FAFSA and any supporting financial documents included within the FAFSA. Candidates should have a GPA of at least 3.0 evidenced through an official transcript. Applicants are also required to include their resume that showcases any and all theater experiences and three letters of recommendation, one from a theater instructor.

The Korean-American Scholarship - Korean-American students who are attending school within the Western Region are encouraged to apply for the Korean American Scholarship for awards of $500 to $5,000. Students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and must also demonstrate financial need.

Marsden Scholarship - The Marsden Scholarship awards $7,500 to residents of either Washington east of the Cascades or Idaho north of the Salmon River who are Seniors in high school. This scholarship was established to recognize academically successful students and to assist them in attending high-end institutions.

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge - An alternative to winning a scholarship is the Moody’s Mega Math Challenge. This contest awards students who excel in mathematics a prize of $20,000. All juniors and seniors from all high schools in the U.S. can apply. Applicants are a maximum of two teams per high school of three to five and one teacher coach.

The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program - This program pays it’s winner tuition, fees, stipends, and other educational costs in return for a commitment to work at least two years in primary care. Applicants must attend accredited institutions with areas of studies focusing on careers for physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, and physician's assistants for the purpose of primary care.

The NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships - The NIADA Foundation awards high school seniors residing in any state within the United States $3,500 who have achieved an outstanding academic record. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated an aptitude for college work according to SAT or ACT scores. Applicants must also submit an official transcript.

Robert J. Meyer Organic Farming Scholarship - The Friends of Olympia Farmer's Market established this scholarship in the memory of the avid organic farmer Robert J. Meyer. It is reserved for residents of Washington in Thurston, Lewis, or Mason counties as well as living or going to school in Elma or Montesano. Applicants must be enrolling in an accredited institution with studies focusing on agricultural sustainability, organic farming/ranching or sustainable ecosystems. This scholarship is conditional in that awardees must apply their education to the needs of the South Puget Sound area.

Stim Bullit Civic Courage Scholarship - This scholarship is an essay contest where 1st Place gets $5,000, and two 2nd Place winners get $2,500 for the cost of secondary education. Participants must either by working, going to school, or living in Seattle. Participants must also be high school seniors, enrolling in or accepted to attend school at an institution of two or four years.

Sub Pop Loser Scholarship - The Sub Pop Loser Scholarship is another essay contest with winnings of $7000, $5000, and $3,000. This scholarship contest is available for resident students of Washington or Oregon of any area of study. However, applicants who are interested in music or the arts are strongly urged to apply. Applicants must be a graduating senior on the way to full-time enrollment at an accredited university or college. Students are also required to demonstrate that they are in need of financial aid as well.

The Federal-State Loan Repayment Program (FSLRP)- Licensed primary care health professionals needing some assistance paying student loans are encouraged to apply for The Federal-State Loan Repayment Program. Primary Care Providers who are awardees must provide healthcare in areas in Washington that have healthcare shortages. This program awards $70,000, and the applicant must work at least 40 hours a week. This program receives funding through federal grants.

The Health Professional Loan Repayment Program - Primary Care Providers also have the option to apply for this loan repayment program that awards $75,000 and includes a contractual condition of working at least 24 hours a week. Health professionals are strongly urged to apply for this program because, in 2014, at least 100 individuals served 38 Washington counties with healthcare shortages. Also, over 80% of these professionals stayed working in these areas at least two more years following their term. The list of health agencies that apply to their care needs varies every year. 

The Scottish Rite Scholarship - This scholarship awards residents of Washington $3,000 that is based on merits. Applicants must also be citizens of the United States who are entering their third years of undergraduate school that is accredited. Students must also have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Online classes or distance learning is not included as attending full-time and therefore not applicable for this scholarship.

The Washington Thoroughbred Scholarship- Students pursuing a career in equine or agricultural industry are encouraged to apply for the Washington Thoroughbred Scholarship for $5,000. Students The household income has to be less than $75,000 per year, or the student must be financially independent.

The Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge - An opportunity for teenage drivers looking for money to pay for college is by signing up to participate in this video challenge. Toyota will pay $15,000 and other prizes to the winners. The applicant must create a video individually or with up to three friends and is 30-60 seconds long. The video must focus on the problem of distracted driving. In order to participate, teens must open a user account by registering for the challenge of the web page and is sure to include the TeenDrive365 end frame at the very end, which is downloadable from the web page. Videos must be submitted by March 7, 2017.

The U of W Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship Program - This scholarship awards students $10,000 who have above-and-beyond academic successes and seeks to encourage them to attend the University of Washington Seattle Campus. Students will be judged based on their service to their community, courage, intellectual abilities, strength, purpose, and leadership. This scholarship is reserved for Washington residents who are currently attending or have attend a community college in Washington State.

University of Arizona Excellence Tuition Award - This Excellence Tuition Award is a scholarship that is offered every year to a select few of first-time college enrollees who have just graduated high school based on their high school achievements. The award is for $5,000 to $17,500 per year available to U.S. citizens and non-Arizona residents.

U.S. Army Repayment Loan Repayment Program (LRP)- Certain members of the military are eligible to apply for the U.S. Army's LRP that can help with student loan debt. It will pay $1,500 or 15 percent of outstanding student loan balance, whichever is greater, after each year of service of up to $20,000. Loans need to have already generated and paid out to be eligible. Lastly, only certain Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs) qualify.

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship - Students from low or middle-income families or who do not have much of an income themselves are encouraged to apply for this opportunity because it pays $7,500 and is available for Washington residents who are high school graduates or GED recipients before June 2016. Science, technology, engineering, math, or healthcare (STEM) are the areas of studies this scholarship is designed for. Students must be enrolled in a program surrounding those studies that is accredited in Washington State.

Washington State Scholarship - The Washington State Scholarship awards $5,000 to students attending a four-year institution and $2,500 for students attending a two-year institution. Students must be in need of financial assistance and be a first-time college student who has just graduated from high school or has achieved a GED in Washington State. This award is reserved for those planning on enrolling in any two-year or four-year institutions as well as trade schools and vocational tech schools.


WTS Scholarships - Scholarship is open to women currently attending or will be attending a junior college, trade school, college or university in Oregon or Southwest Washington. Applicant must be currently enrolled in or accepted to a program in a transportation-related field such as transportation engineering, planning, finance, communications, operations, or logistics.

AANAPISI Scholarship Program - Amount: Up to $5,000 - Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program in the 2019 Spring semester/quarter at specific institutions located in California, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Texas, Washington, Guam or American Samoa (see website for details).

Kids’ Chance of Washington Scholarship - Scholarship is open to spouses or children of injured Washington workers whose injury, while at work in Washington State, resulted in a permanent inability to work or death. Scholarship is available for college undergraduates, technical school students, high school students participating in a Running Start program, or other accredited school.

Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship - Amount: $2,500 - Scholarship is open to full-time students who desire to study illumination as a career. Applicant must be a junior, senior or graduate student in an accredited four-year college or university located in Northern California, Nevada, Oregon or Washington.

Tanner Electric Cooperative Scholarships - Amount: $1,000 - Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors who are a full-time dependents of a Tanner Electric Cooperative Member (Washington state).

Celebrate the West High School Art Competition - Amount: Up to $1,200 - Competition is open to high school students (grades 9-12) in public, private, charter, and alternative schools. Home-schooled students in that age group also may enter. Applicant must submit a two-dimensional art piece on what their state means to them.

EFWA Scholarships - Scholarships are open to women who are pursuing Accounting degrees at the undergraduate level. In addition to the general scholarships, there are scholarships open to students who attend school in the state of Washington, women returning to school after raising children, and minority students.

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State Department of Education
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Old Capitol Building
600 South Washington
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Phone: (360) 725-6000

State Higher Education Agency
Washington State Achievement Council

917 Lakeridge Way SW
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: (360) 753-7800

Special Education Agency
Special Education Programs
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Old Capitol Building
600 South Washington
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Phone: (360) 725-6075

State Adult Education Agency
Office of Adult Literacy
State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

1300 Quince Street, SE
P. O. Box 42495
Olympia, WA 98504-2495
Phone: (360) 704-4321


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There are 245,596 full time students in the 63 colleges and universities of Washington

Antioch University Seattle Seattle, Washington
Bates Technical College Tacoma, Washington
Bellevue College Bellevue, Washington
Bellingham Technical College Bellingham, Washington
Big Bend Community College Moses Lake, Washington
Cascadia Community College Bothell, Washington
Central Washington University Ellensburg, Washington
Centralia College Centralia, Washington
City University of Seattle Bellevue, Washington
Clark College Vancouver, Washington
Clover Park Technical College Lakewood, Washington
Columbia Basin College Pasco, Washington
Cornish College of the Arts Seattle, Washington
DeVry University Washington Federal Way, Washington
DigiPen Institute of Technology Redmond, Washington
Eastern Washington University Cheney, Washington
Edmonds Community College Lynnwood, Washington
Everett Community College Everett, Washington
Faith Evangelical College & Seminary Tacoma, Washington
Gonzaga University Spokane, Washington
Grays Harbor College Aberdeen, Washington
Green River Community College Auburn, Washington
Heritage University Toppenish, Washington
Highline Community College Des Moines, Washington
Lake Washington Institute of Technology Kirkland, Washington
Lower Columbia College Longview, Washington
Northwest College of Art Poulsbo, Washington
Northwest Indian College Bellingham, Washington
Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building Port Hadlock, Washington
Northwest University Kirkland, Washington
Olympic College Bremerton, Washington
Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, Washington
Peninsula College Port Angeles, Washington
Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Lakewood, Washington
Pierce College at Puyallup Puyallup, Washington
Renton Technical College Renton, Washington
Saint Martin's University Lacey, Washington
Seattle Community College Central Campus Seattle, Washington
Seattle Community College North Campus Seattle, Washington
Seattle Community College South Campus Seattle, Washington

Seattle Pacific University Seattle, Washington
Seattle University Seattle, Washington
Shoreline Community College Shoreline, Washington
Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon, Washington
South Puget Sound Community College Olympia, Washington
Spokane Community College Spokane, Washington
Spokane Falls Community College Spokane, Washington
Tacoma Community College Tacoma, Washington
The Evergreen State College Olympia, Washington
University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus Tukwila, Washington
University of Puget Sound Tacoma, Washington
University of Washington Bothell Campus Bothell, Washington
University of Washington Seattle Campus Seattle, Washington
University of Washington Tacoma Campus Tacoma, Washington

Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla, Washington
Walla Walla University College Place, Washington
Washington State University Pullman, Washington
Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee, Washington
Western Washington University Bellingham, Washington
Whatcom Community College Bellingham, Washington
Whitman College Walla Walla, Washington
Whitworth University Spokane, Washington
Yakima Valley Community College Yakima, Washington