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Scholarship opportunities are emailed to all seniors and interested families.

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PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS (grades 5-12)The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level. Apply online at
KAISER PERMANENTE HEALTH CARE CAREER SCHOLARSHIPAwards of $5000, or $10,000. Must be pursuing a career in an approved human health care field, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Apply online at PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE. FILE EARLY AS THERE ARE SOMETIMES "GLITCHES" THAT MUST BE WORKED OUT.12/6/2019
ANDERSON CRIMINAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP The State Fair FoundationThe Anderson Criminal Justice Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a career in the field of criminal justice. The $5,000 award is payable over two years. Applicant must attend an accredited college or university (two or four year) in Washington; school must offer a Criminal Justice program. Preference will be given to students pursuing a career in law enforcement. Apply online at
WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP (WSOS) - BACCALAUREATEThe Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) Baccalaureate Scholarship provides up to $22,500 in financial aid support and access to career-launching support services for students pursuing high-demand STEM and health care majors. Funding can be used for any eligible STEM or health care degree at any eligible public or private college or university in Washington state. Apply online beginning Jan. 6, 2020 at
WASHINGTON STATE SCHOOL RETIREES’ ASSOCIATION (WSSRA)WSSRA invites seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are committed to a career in education (teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, or psychologist) to apply for the following scholarships:
Eight WSSR-Foundation Scholarships - a one-time scholarship of $2500 Sixteen Robert J. Handy Scholarships - $900 each for up to four years
Two Gene Forrester Memorial Scholarship - a one-time scholarship of $2000 each to students who will major in Agricultural Education
EWING C. KELLY SCHOLARSHIPThe Kelly Foundation of Washington is pleased to offer the Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship. Applicants will be judged on citizenship, academic achievement and financial need. Each award is worth $2,500 and winners will be notified in April. Download application at
FIBRE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIPSOne $2,000 and six $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to Fibre Federal members. Awards are based on quality/completeness of application, financial planning/need, academic standing, and extra curricular activities. One award also considers leadership qualities. Apply online at
LONGVIEW-KELSO EARLY BIRD LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIPScholarship will be awarded to a senior in financial need that shows necessary promise for finishing a degree at a two or four year college/university or trade school. The award is not based on GPA and is open to any area of study. Applications available by email or in the Career Center.4/13/2020
B. DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP (juniors and seniors)This $1,000 scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. Applicants for this scholarship will write an essay of less than 1000 words. Go to
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This is a special competition of the Washington State Fair Junior/Senior High School Art Show. Scholarships will be awarded to the top three finishers in the competition (first place - $2,500, second place - $1,500, third place - $1,000). Registration will open in early March and will close on May 30. Apply online at
The Careers That Work! scholarship program offers $1,000 tuition assistance for high school graduates pursuing education at participating private career colleges in OR, WA, and ID. Recipients are identified and awarded by the high school. Apply in the MMHS Career Center.6/10/2020
ABBOTT AND FENNER SCHOLARSHIPS (juniors and seniors)The Abbott and Fenner Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors. Award value is $1,000. Submit a 500-1000 word essay.
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HORATIO ALGER NATIONAL CAREER & TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMThis scholarship program offers 1020 awards up to $2,500 each to pursue a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution. Applicants must demonstrate critical financial need and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Applications will open on March 15. Apply online at https://scholars.horatioalger.org6/15/2020
WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP (WSOS) - CAREER & TECHNICALThe Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) supports Washington students on their path to high-demand trade, STEM and health care occupations. To be eligible, scholars must enroll in an approved program, such as welding, manufacturing or IT, at one of Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. Apply online beginning May 2020 at TBA
BURGER KING SCHOLARS PROGRAMScholarships range from $1,000 to $50,000. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, be passionate about serving the community, and be a graduating senior with plans to attend a two- or four-year accredited university, college or vocational-technical school. Apply online at 12/15/2020
DKG PAT SAWYER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP $500Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior. The applicant must live in Cowlitz County, must be a female majoring in education, and must attend a four-year college/university or a community college. Applications available in the Career Center.04/12/2019
FISH MINISTRIES CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP $500This scholarship is awarded to a Mark Morris senior based on leadership, involvement in athletics, extracurricular activities, community service, and Christian activities. Applications available in the Career Center.04/13/2019
ANDREW J. SHIELDS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP $500Available to graduating high school seniors who have been enrolled in any accredited Fire Cadet program in southwest Washington. Apply online at
DICK STREISSGUTH MEMORIAL CADET SCHOLARSHIP $1,500Available to students who have completed any Fire Cadet program in Clark, Cowlitz, or Skamania County. Apply online at
LONGVIEW EDUCATION ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP $1,500 - up to threeThe Purpose of the LEA Scholarship is to invest in the higher education of Longview School District seniors who have intentions of entering an educational field. Applicant must be a senior at a Longview School District high school who is planning to enter an education related profession. Apply online at
EARLY EDITION ROTARYThe Longview Early Edition Rotary Club will award scholarships to four local area students. Applicants will be judged on academic record, extracurricular activities, community service, financial need, and quality, content, and completeness of scholarship application. Applications are available in the Career Center.04/18/2019
HOLLYWOOD LIGHTS THEATRE SCHOLARSHIP $5,000Hollywood Lights, looking for students who have a passion for theatre and want to further their knowledge and skills to pursue a theatrical related career. You must currently be enrolled in at least one theatre/drama class or attend an after-school theatre program. You must have plans to pursue theatrical related studies throughout college.04/26/2019
POINTE PEST CONTROL SCHOLARSHIP $750For this scholarship, do something good for someone else and include a note telling them to pass it on. We want to hear what good deed you did to help your community. Information available at
LONGVIEW JUNIOR SERVICE LEAGUE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP $1,000Applicants must be graduating seniors of Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, or Columbia Counties planning on furthering their education. Applications are available in the Career Center.04/30/2019
HOKULANI WASHINGTON FUND SCHOLARSHIP $3,000Available to Washington state residents who are either a graduating high school senior or a current college student. Recipients must plan to attend a private, four-year college or university. Apply online at
KEN & DEAN KIRN SCHOLARSHIP $3,000Available to graduates of the Inpatient or Outpatient Programs at Daybreak Youth Services. Recipients must be residents of Clark or Cowlitz County and plan to attend Clark College, Lower Columbia College, or WSU Vancouver. Apply online at
ROBERT AND MARGARET PULLIAM SCHOLARSHIP $1,000Available to students from Castle Rock High School, Kalama High School, Kelso High School, Mark Morris High School, R. A. Long High School, and Wahkiakum High School. Apply online at
WALNUT GROVE COMMUNITY CHURCH SCHOLARSHIPAvailable to Christian young adults from southwest Washington and the Portland, Oregon metro area. Apply online at
PACIFIC NORTHWEST GOLD STAR SCHOLARSHIPAvailable to residents of Clark, Clowlitz, or Skamania Counties, WA who have had a parent killed in action in support of the Global War on Terror (2001-present). Apply online at
THE EDMUND F. MAXWELL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP $5,000 per yearThe Maxwell Foundation is offering financial aid of up to $5,000 per year for freshmen starting a four-year private college program during the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship is renewable each year for a total of up to $20,000 over a four year period. Apply online at http://maxwell.org04/30/2019
KIWANIS OF KELSO LONGVIEW EARL J REED SCHOLARSHIP $1,500The Earl J Reed Scholarship is primarily based upon community volunteer service. A secondary consideration will be given for the applicant's academic standing. Any volunteer service will be considered which helps people in need or improves the community. Applications available in the Career Center.04/30/2019
KIWANIS OF KELSO LONGVIEW VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP two $500The Kiwanis Club of Kelso Longview will award two-$500 vocational/trade/apprentice scholarships. This scholarship may be applied to the cost of tuition, books, fees, room and board, at a vocational program at a college or trade school. Applications available in the Career Center. 04/30/2019
MARK MORRIS HIGH SCHOOL BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP four $750These scholarships will be awarded based on school activities and leadership, community activities, honors and awards, and future plans. 05/01/2019
PIONEER LIONS DON PECK $2,000The Don Peck Scholarship is awarded by the Pioneer Lions Club. Community Service is emphasized and financial need considered. Applications are available in the Career Center.05/01/2019
PIONEER LIONS FRANK BROWN $2,000The Frank Brown Vocational Scholarship is awarded by the Pioneer Lions Club. Community Service is emphasized and financial need considered. Applications are available in the Career Center.05/01/2019
KAREN VARNER MEMORIAL TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP two $500 This scholarship is awarded to two seniors based on their interest, participation, and success in the Industrial Technology Department. The recipients must have plans to continue their education by earning a certification at a Vocational or Technical Career School or College. Applications available in the Career Center. 05/03/2019
LONGVIEW NOON ROTARY BILL DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPThis Scholarship shall have a business focus.  The scholarship may be awarded to a student who has taken business courses in high school, may have been active in business related extracurricular activities and who realizes that business education can contribute to the success of any field of study.  Applications available in the Career Center.05/03/2019
LONGVIEW NOON ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPThe Longview Noon Rotary Club offers scholarships to deserving students who have demonstrated good citizenship and desire to complete a college or vocational education. Consideration will be given to grade point average, participation in school and community activities, and to need. Applications are available in the Career Center.05/03/2019
BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON (BIAW) EDUCATION PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPBIAW offers scholarships for WA state students in construction industry-related fields. Students must apply to any WA state accredited community, vocational/technical college, or university; and demonstrate a need for funding to complete their programs in a construction industry-related field. Apply online at
LONGVIEW EAGLES AUXILIARY #2116 SCHOLARSHIP $500This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Mark Morris or RA Long. Scholarship must be used within one year at a college or trade school. Applications available in the Career Center.05/15/2019
SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON MINERALOGICAL SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP $750 annuallyStudent must plan a career in geology, earch science, environmental science, forestry, archaeology, hydrology, engineering, physics, or science education; demonstrate scholastic ability, and document school and community involvement, 05/15/2019
LONGVIEW POLICE BENEFIT ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP $500Scholarships will be awarded to one graduating senior from each Longview School district High School. Recipients of these scholarships will be chosen based on the improvement of their GPA since their freshman year, community involvement, and financial need. 05/17/2019
COLLEGE BOUND SCHOLARSHIPThe College Bound Scholarship was established by the Legislature in 2007. The purpose of the program is to provide state funded financial aid to low-income students who may not consider college a possibility because of the cost. Eligibility for the scholarship is a two part process. First, students whose families are income-eligible must submit a complete application during grade 7 or 8, and no later than June 30 of their eighth grade year. Second, students must complete the scholarship pledge requirements and meet income-eligibility guidelines as determined by colleges using data from the student's FAFSA or WASFA in their senior year of high school. The scholarship covers tuition (at comparable public colleges), some fees, and a small book allowance. If you are not sure if you are eligible for this scholarship, see Mrs. Peters in the Career Center. Information about this scholarship is available online at
NCAA GUIDE FOR THE COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENT-ATHLETEAccess the NCAA Eligibility Center's resource page on its website at You can then navigate through the resources to find helpful information. CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR DEADLINES.