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Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Mackenzie Cowell Memorial Scholarship/BIAW (Deadline:  May 6, 2016) Amount: $10,000. The Building Industry Association of Washington is the largest trade association in this state. BIAW created this scholarship for students who choose the building industry as their life’s work. It can be used to find almost any post-secondary education, i.e., college or vocational, public or private.  For more information, please see www.biaw.com or see Mrs. Kitselman.

JASNA 2015 Essay Contest (Deadline: May 15, 2016) Amount: $1,000; $500; $250. The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) Essay Contest celebrates the life and work of the author, Jane Austen.  High school students worldwide are encouraged to enter. In keeping with the theme of the JASNA annual meeting, Emma at 200, the 2016 essay contest topic is “No One But Herself.” JASNA is looking for essays that address the following: Education is a running theme in Emma. For instance, there are teacher/pupil relationships, a school, and former and aspiring governesses. Discuss how this emphasis shapes the plot, develops characters or reflects the views of the period. For instructions and more information, visit www.jasna.org.

Brower Youth Awards (Deadline: May 16, 2016) Amount: $3,000 and a trip to San Francisco.  To be eligible, you must live in North America and be between the ages of 13 and 22. The program seeks outstanding leaders who have played a major role in creating, organizing and implementing a project in the areas of Conservation, Preservation, or Restoration. For more information, see http://www.broweryouthawards.org/apply/.

Foundation for College Christian Leaders Scholarships (Deadline: May 20, 2016 ) Amount: Varies. The purpose of the Foundation is to assist Christian individuals with identified leadership history, high academic achievement and financial need with academic, vocational, and ministry training to further the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. The following guidelines must be met before a candidate is considered: Christian testimony and verifiable Christian leadership, entering undergraduate studies, minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need, and a primary residence or attending college in California, Oregon, or Washington. See http://www.collegechristianleader.com/.

Master Builders Association Scholarship (Deadline: May 27, 2016) 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 solely toward academic performance.  For more information, please call 253-272-2112 ext.105. For an application, see Mrs. Kitselman.

2016 Bob Denomy Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: May 27, 2016). Applicant must be a graduating high school senior living in pierce county and pursuing a degree by taking multiple courses in a field of study that enhances their education and benefits the building trades. Such field may include association management, government affairs, architecture, engineering, business or interior design, plumbing, painting, remodeling, building or other house-related studies, law or pre-law. For more information, please call 253-272-2112 ext 105. For an application, see Mrs. Kitselman.

The Rover College Scholarship (Deadline: May 31, 2016) Amount: $1,000. College: a magical time where deadlines are tight and budgets are tighter. To help fund your brain fuel for the coming school year, just take a survey and write a 400-500 word essay answering the following question:  Sharing economy companies like Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, and Rover have seen a big rise in popularity over the last few years. How do you think the sharing economy will change in the next 5 years? What impacts do you think it will have on the lives of college students, both in big cities and small towns? To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen and a graduating high school senior or current college student. For instructions on how to enter and to find a form to complete, visit https://www.rover.com/blog/rover-college-scholarship/.

The Hornbuckle Law Firm Scholarship (Deadline: May 31, 2016) Amount: $500. The Hornbuckle Law Firm is pleased to offer the Hornbuckle Law Scholarship. This scholarship is available to high school seniors in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington who plan on attending a 4-year college or 2-year community college. For further requirements, please visit http://www.thehornbucklefirm.com/seattle-brain-injury-lawyer/.

2016 Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship (Deadline: June 1, 2016) Amount: $2,500. The Horatio Alger Association is proud to announce their first national scholarship program for students seeking to pursue a career or technical education in a post-secondary environment. This program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Scholarship criteria also include high school completion by spring of 2016, commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical certificate/degree, and U.S. citizenship. They will award 510 scholarships in 2016 with a maximum award amount of $2,500 depending on the length of the program. To apply, visit www.application.horatioalger.org

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship (Deadline June 10, 2016) Amount: $1,000. The Abbott and Fenner Scholarship is available for students who submit a 500-1000 word essay on the 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.” The A&F Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors. Your submissions must be sent by email to: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com by above deadline. Information can be found at: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm.

Aspiring Nursing Scholarship (Deadline: June 30, 2016) Amount: $1,000. Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its second annual Aspiring Nursing Scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates the following:  a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and math, and a passion for the nursing and the overall field of healthcare. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue a college education in nursing.  If you are interested, please visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the homepage.

The Tylenol Future Care Scholarship (Deadline:  June 30, 2016) Amount: $5,000, and $10,000. The Tylenol Scholarship Fund currently awards scholarships to students pursuing careers in healthcare. The makers of Tylenol award 10 scholarships worth $10,000 each, followed by 30 scholarships worth $5,000 each. An additional 150 scholarships worth $1,000 are reserved for students who participate in community service activities.  Applicants will be judged on leadership qualities and academic performance. This scholarship program can be used at any accredited university or college in the United States.  For more information, see www.discovernursing.com/scholarship/tylenol-future-care-scholarship.

Aspiring Nursing Scholarship (Deadline: June 30, 2016) Amount: $1,000. Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its second annual Aspiring Nursing Scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates the following:  a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and math, and a passion for the nursing and the overall field of healthcare. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue a college education in nursing.  If you are interested, please visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the homepage.

The Tylenol Future Care Scholarship (Deadline: June 30, 2016) Amount: $5,000 and $10,000. The Tylenol Scholarship Fund currently awards scholarships to students pursuing careers in healthcare. The makers of Tylenol award 10 scholarships worth $10,000 each, reserved for students who participate in community service activities. Applicants will be judged on leadership qualities and academic performance.  This scholarship program can be used at any accredited university or college in the United States. For more information, see www.discovernursing.com/scholarship/tylenol-future-care-scholarship.