Scholarship Opportunities

  I      CLASS OF 2021

Dear Class of 2021,

As we navigate this unprecedented time, I want to help you with steps you can take at home to continue pursuing scholarship opportunities. This year, our scholarship notebook program will be 100% digital! The transition to digital scholarship notebooks is a long time coming and I'm happy to announce that you'll still be able to express your creativity during the process. You can find all the information you need on the Career Center website.

As the year progresses, there will be other scholarship opportunities that require separate applications You can find them in our annual "Scholarship Watch." Once these scholarships are announced, they'll be listed below with links to websites and applications. When applying for these independent opportunities, please take the following steps:


  1. Access the scholarship application by following the links below. 
  2. Read the criteria. If you qualify for the scholarship, read and follow the instructions to apply for the award.
  3. Make a checklist and ensure that you send all the necessary and required information to the scholarship organization.
  4. If you need a transcript, email Mrs. Kettel dkettel@sequimschools.org
  5. Watch your email and check the Career Center website for more opportunities. 
  6.  Email me with any questions or help you may need! mitzi@sequimschools.org  

 

SCHOLARSHIP WATCH

 

  • Washington State Opportunity Scholarship ~ Up to $22,500 for seniors with a 2.75 or better GPA who plan to pursue a career in Healthcare or a STEM field. Apply online at: https://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/students/ Application opens on 12/7/20 and closes on 2/11/21
  • Washington State Opportunity Career & Technical Scholarship ~ For students planning to enter a career or technical program at a WA State community or technical college. $1,100 per quarter! Apply online  https://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/students/ Application opens on 12/7/20 and closes on 2/11/21 
  • Feiro Family $1,000 Scholarship ~ For seniors planning to pursue any field of study in college. Apply online at www.thewashboard.org     Deadline: 2/20/21
  • WA State School Retirees Future Teacher Scholarship ~ For seniors with a 3.0 or better GPA who plan to pursue a career in the field of education. Apply online: www.wrssa.org (under the Foundation tab). Deadline: 3/1/21
  • Ewing Kelly Foundation Scholarship ~ $2,500 scholarship for seniors planning to attend a 4-year, 2-year or technical/trade college this fall. Apply online at www.kellyfoundationwashington.org (Read application instructions CAREFULLY) Deadline: 3/10/21
  • Sequim Prairie Nights Scholarship ~ For seniors pursuing a vocational path in automotive, construction trades or related careers. Email Ms. Sanders for an application mitzi@sequimschools.org Deadline: 3/11/21 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 4/15!
  • Mary Whitmore Memorial Scholarship ~ For seniors with a 2.0 or better GPA and who have been in foster care, homeless or in a non-parental living situation. Email Ms. Sanders for an application mitzi@sequimschools.org  Deadline: 3/11/21
  • Monday Musicale Scholarship ~ For seniors who are musically talented. Can be vocal or instrumental. Must provide a performance video. Contact Ms. Sanders for an application and details. mitzi@sequimschools.org Deadline: 3/29/21
  • WGU New Year/New Start $2,500 Scholarship ~ For Washington Governor's University students. For more info:wgu.edu/newyear or 866-225-5948 Deadline: 3/31/21

  • International Footprint Scholarship ~ For seniors who plan to pursue a career in law enforcement or firefighting. Email Ms. Sanders for an application mitzi@sequimschools.org Deadline: 4/1/21 
  • TASF $5,000 Scholarship ~ For seniors with a 3.0 GPA, with financial need and of Taiwanese descent. Apply online at: www.TAScholarshipFund.org Deadline: 4/2/21
  • Sequim Association of Realtors ~ For SHS graduation seniors who plan to pursue an education. Special consideration for those planning to return and work on the Olympic Peninsula. Contact Ms. Sanders mitzi@sequimschools.org or Scott Gordon ScottinSequim@olypen.com for an application. Deadline: 4/12/21
  • Ann and James Minton Scholarship ~ For seniors who have a 2.5 or better GPA and who are a member of a Native American Tribe on the Olympic Peninsula. Contact Ms. Sanders for an application. mitzi@sequimschools.org Deadline: 4/12/21
  • Bremerton Valley Scottish Rite Scholarship ~ For seniors with a 3.2 or better GPA. Email Ms. Sanders for an application. mitzi@sequimschools.org Deadline: 4/15/21 
  • Sequim Prairie Nights Scholarship ~ For seniors pursuing a vocational path in automotive, construction trades or related careers. Email Ms. Sanders for an application mitzi@sequimschools.org Deadline: 4/15/21
  • Sequim Sunrise Rotary Scholarship ~ For graduating seniors who have participated in any type of leadership or volunteer service. Contact Ms. Sanders for an application. Deadline: 4/15/21  mitzi@sequimschools.org
  • The John and Margaret Maxwell Future of Conservation Award ~ For seniors who have a passion and appreciation for the outdoors and our environment. Awarded by Friends of Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. Apply online: http://www.fodnwr.org/maxwell.html Deadline: 4/15/21

  • Sunland Homeowners Association Scholarship ~ For seniors with a 3.7 or better GPA. Email Ms. Sanders for an application: mitzi@sequimschools.org Deadline: 4/16/21

  • Peninsula College Foundation ~ For seniors planning to attend PC in the fall. MANY scholarships available! Apply online: www.WashBoard.wsac.wa.gov Deadline: 4/18/2
  • B&G Club Karen Byrd Memorial Scholarship ~ For any graduating senior who will be attending college, university or trade school. Contact Ms. Sanders for an application. mitzi@sequimschools.org Deadline:4/21/21
  • Boys & Girls Club $1,500 Maytag Dependable Leader Scholarship ~ For seniors with a 2.0 or better GPA and who have B&G Club experience and financial need. Email Ms. Sanders for an application mitzi@sequimschools.org Deadline: 4/23/21
  • Senior Care Aging Matters $1,500 Scholarship ~ For graduating seniors who plan to pursue  a career that will have an impact on the elder population. Apply online  https://www.seniorcare.com/scholarship/  Deadline: 5/15/21
  • Washington Governor's University (WGU) $4,000 MLK Scholarship. For more info: wgu.edu/dream or call 855-948-8493 Deadline: 6/30/21

Scholarship opportunities come and go based on deadlines. Please check back here regularly!

                              APPLY FOR MANY SCHOLARSHIPS THROUGH THE WASHBOARD!

LOTS OF LOCAL AND STATE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS! (If you plan to attend Peninsula College, this is the only way to receive scholarships through the Peninsula College Foundation - you must have an account!) www.WashBoard.wsac.wa.gov

SENIORS!!! When you know your plans for next year, please notify me as soon as possible! This information will go into local newspapers in the spring. 
Also, please inform me of ANY scholarships you receive. This includes merit scholarships and need-based financial aid awards from the college you’ll be attending.

~ IMPORTANT COLLEGE UPDATES ~

No matter if you will be attending a 4-yr public, private or 2-yr community/vocational/technical college in the fall, check your school’s website for updates. Many institutions have made accommodations and/or adjustments due to the coronavirus.

Email Ms. Sanders if you have any questions. mitzi@sequimschools.org

 

College and University Updates
Each of our institutions has created a dedicated webpage for COVID-19 related updates. These links have the most up-to-date details about class and campus operations, housing, and all university activities.

Central Washington University
Eastern Washington University
The Evergreen State College
University of Washington
Washington State University
Western Washington University