Financial Aid & Scholarship Opportunities
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Financial Aid Resources:
- Christian Connector
- College Answer
- Fastweb College Gold
- Mapping Your Future
- Merit Aid
- National Merit Scholarship
- Princeton Review
- College Confidential
- Varsity Learning Tools
- Khan Academy
- Best Colleges
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
Lakeview Light and Power Scholarship (Deadline: January 26, 2017) Amount: $2,500. The Lakeview Light and Power scholarship is open to all Lakeview Light and Power members or customers excluding persons related to the Board of Directors and/or employees of Lakeview Light & Power. Student qualification requirements include being a high school senior, enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college, university, or other training institute. Recipients must agree to personally accept the Light and Power scholarship at the annual meeting of Lakeview Light & Power. Scholarship Award Application Packets will be available at the offices of Lakeview Light and Power, 11509 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 from 7:00AM -6:00 PM Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays, until the Application Closing Date of January 26, 2017.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation's Student Leaders Program (Deadline: January 27, 2017) This program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through two components: 1) A summer eight-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank. 2) A week long, all-expense paid Student Leadership Summit in Washington DC (July 9 – July 14, 2017). Students who apply must currently be a junior or senior in high school, be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week, be legally authorized to work in the US, be able to participate in the Student Leadership Summit, be a student a good standing in your school, and obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator. For details, go to www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders.
Union Plus Scholarship (Deadline: January 31, 2017 before 12:00pm ET) Amount: $500-$5,000. This program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation. To be eligible, you must the child of a union member or a union member. Applicants must write an essay of 500 words with your career goals, aspirations and community service. In addition, you must describe your relationship with the union and the labor movement, how it has personally affected your life, and explain why you believe you are a good choice for a union scholarship. You must also be required to submit one letter of reference from a teacher or other adult who is familiar with your achievements and abilities. For more information, see www.unionplus.org/college-education-financing/union-plus-scholarship.
ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program (Deadline: January 31, 2017 at 11:59pm EST) Amount: $500-$5,000. The ARRL Foundation offers scholarships to eligible young radio amateurs planning to pursue higher education. All applicants must be active FCC licensees and submit an online application. There are more than 80 scholarships available, and one applicant will be selected to receive the awarded to a high school senior pursuing a degree in business, computers, medical, nursing, engineering, or science. Students submitting 2017 applications should read the ARRL Scholarship descriptions http://www.arrl.org/scholarship-descriptions carefully and apply only for those for which they are eligible. Some scholarships have geographic criteria or other requirement http://arrl.org/summary-of-scholarship-requirements. For more information, visit www.arrl.org/scholarship-program.
SportQuest Playing With Purpose Scholarship Program (Deadline: February 1, 2017) Amount: $2,000(4), $300 or $75 expedition award. The SportQuest Playing with Purpose Scholarship Program is a national program that honors and encourages high school student athletes who excel athletically, academically, and have committed their life to following Christ. Through scholarships, college exposure, community and national recognition, and more, the program strives to see them succeed and make a difference in this world. Applying athletes must meet ALL of the following criteria: is currently a high school sophomore, junior, or senior, maintains a minimum “C” grade average or higher, is currently a varsity level athlete in one or more sports, and is a committed follower of Christ who embodies the Playing with Purpose message. An online application can be found at www.playingwithpurpose.org.
American Indian Endowed Scholarship (Deadline: February 1, 2017) Amount: $500-$2,000. The Higher Education Coordinating Board is now accepting applications for the American Indian Endowed Scholarship awards. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, be a Washington resident student with close social and cultural ties to an American Indian tribe, and intend to use his or her education to benefit the in-state American Indian community. To apply, visit http://www.readysetgrad.org/college/american-indian-endowed-scholarship.
Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards Scholarship Program (Deadline: February 3, 2017 at 11:59 am CT) Amount: $4,000. The ENF Legacy Awards scholarship program offers college scholarships to the children and grandchildren of a living Elk who became a member on or before April 1, 2014, or is a charter member. Eligible: College-bound high school seniors, who are the children or grandchildren of dues-paying Elks and have taken the SAT or ACT by the end of 2016, are welcome to apply. Applications are available online. For information about eligibility requirements and/or an application, visit http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy.cfm.
Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarship Program (Deadline: February 1, 2017 at 11:00pm MST) Amount: varies. Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) International is a special organization – an organization that is truly defined by the hearts of its members. It is an international leadership and service organization. The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually, you do not have to be an ESA member to apply for a scholarship, and our application process is online. To view ESA Scholarships for the state of Washington, please visit http://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants, then choose Washington as your state of residency.