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Additional Scholarship Opportunities


The Edmund F. Maxwell Foundation Scholarship (Deadline:  April 30, 2015) Amount: $5,000(renewable).  The Maxwell Foundation is offering financial aid of up to $5,000 per year for freshmen starting college during the 2015-2016 academic year.  The scholarship is renewable for up to four years for a total of up to $20,000.  Students who plan to attend accredited private colleges or universities and who are residents of Western Washington are urged to apply in early 2015.  Scholarships will be limited to entering freshmen who have a combined math and reading SAT scores (not including the score on the writing section) of over 1200 (or equivalent ACT scores) and who have demonstrated financial need.  For more information, visit

The Nordstrom Scholarship Program (Deadline: must be submitted online by 3:00 pm PST on May 1, 2015)  Amount:  $10,000 over 4 years; $2,500 per year.   Every year since 1994, Nordstrom has awarded college scholarships of $10,000 to hardworking high-school juniors with dreams of a higher education. Paid out in equal installments of $2,500 over four years to the college of their choice, Nordstrom Scholarships give bright, deserving kids the help they need to achieve their goals. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.7, volunteer or participate in community service or extracurricular activities, volunteer or participate in community service or extracurricular activities, and plan to apply for financial assistance to attend college. For more information, visit                                                                              

Miss Washington USA (Deadline: May 15, 2015) Amount: over $72,000 in cash, scholarships, and prizes.  The 2015 MISS WASHINGTON TEEN USA pageant will be held this fall. October 17th – 18th, 2015. This program is designed to be an excellent vehicle for advancing both personal and career goals.  As a contestant, each entrant will be judged in three equal categories consisting of Personal Interviews, Swimsuit, and Evening Gown.  If you are interested or if you have any other questions, please see Mrs. Kitselman.

The Athnet Scholarship (Deadline:  June 1, 2015) Amount: $1,000. Athnet Sports Recruiting believes in the ability of sports to teach young people important life lessons. They are offering a $1,000 scholarship to a current or future college student who plays, or has played high school or college sports.  Applicants must write a 400-500 word essay describing how the lessons you have learned through playing sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education. The scholarship committee will award the scholarship to the student whose essay best demonstrates how the lessons they learned through sport have positively impacted them as they pursue their college education. For other information, see

Master Builders Association Scholarship (Deadline: June 20, 2015) Amount: $500. This scholarship is for students interested in such fields as association management, government affairs, architecture, engineering, business or interior design, plumbing, painting, remodeling, building or other house-related studies. The application focuses on school and community participation and is not directed soley toward academic performance. For more information, see