Elaine PetersCareer Liaison


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LONGVIEW AMERICAN LEGION POST 155 SCHOLARSHIPIn an effort to assist children of current or former U.S. military service, American Legion Post 155 is offering a one-time, $400.00/year educational scholarship to qualified students. The scholarship funds may only be used to defray necessary costs of the student’s education (i.e. tuition, room and board, books & supplies, fees and equipment required by the course of study/school). Those eligible to apply for the scholarship shall be legally dependent children of active duty United States Military and National Guard/Reservists, or a Veteran who served and was discharged under conditions other than Dishonorable.
AMERICAN LEGION LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP(APPLICATION AVAILABLE ONLINE IN DEC, 2016) Since the inception of The American Legion Legacy Scholarship in 2001 following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, The American Legion has offered its support to the children of fallen post-9/11 service members through this scholarship. Beginning with the 2017 award year, The American Legion expanded the scholarship to include children of VA-rated, post-9/11 veterans with a disability of 50 percent or higher. Our organization remains committed to honoring the memory and service of our fallen and disabled comrades by ensuring their children are afforded the best possible educational opportunities. Apply online at
MARK MORRIS CLASS OF 1974 SCHOLARSHIPAt a recent class reunion, 1974 class members raised funds to provide a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior. Criteria: 2.0 GPA, financial need and college plans to major in a service profession (i.e. social services, education, health care, fire science, law enforcement, etc.) Applications available in the Career Center.
BERGQUIST SCHOLARSHIP FOR FUTURE EDUCATORSThis is a $1,000 award for an MM senior pursuing a career in education, including teaching, school counseling, speech-language education and tech/media specialist. Criteria: 3.0 GPA, four years continuous attendance at MM, (if a Running Start student, must show enrollment in one or more classes per semester at MM), community service and financial need. Note: Must also provide 1) high school attendance record; 2) short background (up to 100 words) of your personal life, interests, hobbies and accomplishments; 3) statement of your future career goals in education (150-250 words), addressing your experiences
working with children and emphasizing factors about yourself that qualify you to become an educator. Applications available in the Career Center.
SUPERINTENDENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR FUTURE EDUCATORSThis $500 award is for a senior pursuing a career as a public educator. Criteria: 4-year GPA that exceeds 2.5, involvement in community and school. Note: Must also provide: 1) high school attendance record and an essay regarding the importance of maintaining and supporting a strong public education system (150-250 words) Applications available in the Career Center.
MARK MORRIS HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPSThe MM Foundation provides up to 10 scholarships of $1,000 for MM graduating seniors. The award is based on a student’s activities and/or leadership, academics, future goals and financial need. Applications available in the Career Center
DICK MEALY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPThese two $500 scholarships are awarded to a female and male swim team member at MM,
based on strong character, academics and leadership qualities embraced by Coach Mealy.
The AD, swim coach and Jim Clary & Randy Sweet (founders) may participate in the review
process. Applications available in the Career Center.
MARK MORRIS CLASS OF 1965 and 1975 SCHOLARSHIPS(2 scholarship - 1 each class) At recent class reunions, 1965 & 1975 class members each raised funds to provide a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior. Criteria: 2.0 GPA, financial need, student’s activities and/or leadership and future goals. Applications available in the Career Center.
DICK AND PAT ROLAND SCHOLARSHIPThis $500 scholarship, awarded in memory of Dick Roland and to honor Pat Roland, is
given by a former student who was profoundly affected by the generosity and mentoring of the Rolands during his senior year. The recipient must attend Lower Columbia College and major in Automotive Technology, the pre-nursing program or other health related fields. Criteria: 2.0 GPA, financial hardship. Note: Must also provide your high school attendance record and an additional 500-word essay about a person who has positively affected your life. Applications available in the Career Center.
KEN MAKINEN EDUCATION AWARD, CLASS OF 1960This $500 scholarship is provided by the Class of 1960, in memory of former Mark Morris
science teacher Ken Makinen. The award is based on a student’s plans to pursue a science-
based career, HS activities and/or leadership, academics, future goals and financial need.
Applications available in the Career Center.
DAVID WRIGHT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPThis $1,000 scholarship was established by Longview Radiology in memory of Dr. David Wright, an active parent who contributed hours of service to Mark Morris while his three children were students. This honor will be presented to a senior impacting MM through their leadership and service and who plans to pursue a career in the medical field. Criteria: Student leadership & service (40%), academic achievement (30%), vision of their future (20%) and financial need (10%). Applications available in the Career Center.
KICKABUSH FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPIn memory of Jim & Linda Kickabush, a $500 scholarship is awarded to a senior who has
impacted Mark Morris High School through leadership and service. Criteria: 40% student
leadership & service, 30% academic achievement, 20% future goals and 10% financial
need. Applications available in the Career Center.
McCRADY BROTHERS SCHOLARSHIPThis $1,500 scholarship is awarded to a senior football player who has upheld the ideals of the Mark Morris Football program. The coaching staff, athletic director and Foundation Scholarship Committee recommend a recipient to the Foundation board. Applications available in the Career Center.
LONGVIEW POLICE BENEFIT ASSOCIATIONThe Longview Police Benefit Association is offering a $500 scholarship to one
graduating senior from each Longview high school based on improvement of GPA
since freshman year, community involvement, and financial need. Applications available in the Career Center.
WHYTE-HOLLEMAN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPThis award was created by the Whyte and Holleman families to recognize the strong schools in our community and the positive effects those schools had on their family. The award is for one year of tuition, fees and books at Lower Columbia College for three consecutive quarters beginning in Fall 2017, valued at roughly $5,000. To be eligible you must graduate in June 2017 from Mark Morris HS. At LCC the recipient must complete 12 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA in each quarter, to have the scholarship renewed. Applications are available in the Career Center.
MERLE KIRKLEY MERIT SCHOLARSHIPThe Merle Kirkley Merit Scholarship is a competitive merit-based scholarship program designed to provide financial support for Washington State high school students planning to obtain a post-secondary education. Applicants must demonstrate that their intent is to major, or obtain a certificate in, a field relating to educational facility planning and design. Fields related to educational facility design include (but are not limited to): school planning, architecture, engineering, product services and construction management. Selection based on clarity of expression and creativity. One $3,000 or two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded. Applications are available in the Career Center or online at under the Washington Chapter (awards) section.4/21/2017
WINDERMERE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPWindermere Foundation Scholarship will award one $1,000 scholarship to a qualified student for use solely at Lower Columbia College for the 2017-18 school year. Applications available in the Career Center.4/25/2017
Dana Brown Mainstage Theatre Scholarship offers one $1000 award. Criteria: involvement in Dana Brown Mainstage Theatre, 3.0 junior & senior GPA may come into consideration, attending a 2-4 year school, positive attitude of acceptance and tolerance, financial need, and a pursuit of theatre in college may play a role in selection of candidates. Applications are available in the Career Center.
EDMUND F. MAXWELL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPThe Edmund F. Maxwell Foundation believes it is important to acknowledge the
accomplishments of high-achieving students. The Maxwell Foundation is offering financial aid of up to $5,000 per year for freshmen starting a four-year private college program during the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarship is renewable each year for a total of up to $20,000 over a four year period. Students who plan to pursue a four-year degree at an accredited private college or university and who are residents of Western Washington are urged to apply. Apply online at
Daryl Duell Scholarship offers one $1000 award. Criteria: involvement in Dana Brown Mainstage Theatre as a theatre technician, students from any high school may apply. 3.0 junior & senior GPA may be a consideration., attending a 2-4 year school studying technical theatre, positive attitude of acceptance and tolerance, financial need may play a role in selection of candidates. Applications are available in the Career Center.
WASHINGTON COUNTIES SCHOLARSHIP FUNDFive scholarships in the amount of $3,000 (awarded in GET Credits) each will be awarded to eligible children of county employees and elected officials by the Washington Counties Scholarship Fund on behalf of the members of the Washington Association of County Officials (WACO) and the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC). Recipients must be full-time students in a baccalaureate degree, associate degree, or vocational/technical certification program. Applications available in the Career Center or online at
One possible $1000 non-renewable scholarship awarded yearly to a high school senior who has met the following criteria: active involvement in Mainstage Theatre while in high school, membership in Thespian Troupe #699 R.A. Long Mainstage, minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA, involvement in other activities besides theatre, attending a community college, technical college, or university. Application available in the Career Center.
FISH MINISTRIES CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPThis scholarship awards $500 to a Mark Morris senior based on leadership, involvement in athletics, extracurricular activities, community service, and Christian activities. Applications are in the Career Center.
POINTE PEST CONTROL SCHOLARSHIPThis $750 scholarship is judged primarily on need basis, but does not exclude achievement standards. Minimum GPA: 3.0. Apply online at
ANDREW J. SHIELDS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPThis is a $700 scholarship, in memory of Andrew Shields who was killed in action in
Afghanistan in 2008. Available to graduating high school seniors who have been
enrolled in any accredited Fire Cadet program in southwest Washington. Minimum
GPA: 3.0. Apply online at
HOKULANI WASHINGTON FUND SCHOLARSHIPEstelle Kelley established this scholarship fund to support the ability of others with less means to experience the life gift of education. . Applicants must:
--Be residents of Washington State, with preference given to residents of Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania counties.
--Be either (1) a graduating high school senior from public or private schools within the state of Washington OR (2) a current student continuing their
undergraduate education.
--Attend an accredited private four-year college or university anywhere on the
mainland United States. Student population must range from 2,000 - 4,000 students.
--Have a cumulative GPA of 2.95 - 3.45.
Preference will be given to students who are the first member in their family to attend an accredited college or university. Apply online at
ROBERT V. LARSON SCHOLARSHIP Eagles AERIE No. 1555Two $1000 scholarships offered, one for a girl and one for a boy. To be eligible:
Provide transcript, 3.0 GPA or higher, community service, letter of recommendation
from a local community member, two letters of recommendation from educators, and a two paragraph personal essay explaining future plans and goals, financial needs and
personal achievements. . Applications available in the Career Center.
ROBERT AND MARGARET PULLIAM SCHOLARSHIPThis scholarship was established to encourage and reward academic excellence and
community service. Recipients must also continue their education at an accredited college, university, career or technical school during the following academic year.
Number of Awards – 6. Total Amount Awarded - $6,000. Apply online at
Chi Chaper will award a $500 scholarship to a Cowlitz Co female planning to major in
education. Based on financial need, academic performance, school and community
activities, and service. Applications available in the Career Center.
The HENAAC Scholars Program addresses the immense need that the United States has to
produce more domestic engineers and scientists. HENAAC awards over 100 scholarships of
$1,000 to $10,000. Applicants must demonstrate merit through academic achievements,
leadership and campus/community activities; be pursuing a science, technology,
engineering or math degree; have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher; be of
Hispanic origin and/or must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the
Hispanic community. Apply online at
FRANCES TRIBE MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIPFive renewable $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Scholarship recipients must be accepted into the Nursing Program at Clark College or currently be enrolled in the Nursing Program. Recipients must also have completed all prerequisites prior to being accepted into the Nursing Program.This scholarship may be awarded for each of the two years of the nursing program, and is based on satisfactory academic progress and successful achievement of course requirements. Preference will be given to previous recipients. Apply online at
MARK MORRIS BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIPFour $750 scholarships. Two letters of recommendation and a statement addressing
school activities/leadership positions, community activities, honors and awards, future plans, and why you would be a good recipient of this scholarship. Applications available in the Career Center.
LONGVIEW JUNIOR SERVICE LEAGUE (LJSL) SCHOLARSHIPS• Dr. William J. Holaday Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 to those pursuing a career in the medical field.
• LJSL Memorial Scholarship(s): one to three $1,000 scholarships awarded without regard to future career pursuits.
• LJSL Non-Traditional Scholarship: $1,000 awarded to a student who may not fit traditional scholarship requirements.
Applications available in the Career Center.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST TOOL COLLECTORS (PNTC) SCHOLARSHIPPNTC offers a minimum of two $1500 scholarship to applicants wishing to continue
their education beyond high school. The intent is to award scholarships to students
pursuing education and training programs that lead to careers that make use of
traditional tools. Examples of careers that use traditional tools include: Automotive
Mechanic, Boat builder, Cabinet Maker, Machinists, Pattern Maker, Model Maker,
Welding etc. Applications available in the Career Center or online at (click on PNTC)
HILANDER DENTAL SCHOLARSHIPHilander Dental offers three scholarships every year. Criteria: Must be a graduating high school senior from Kelso, R.A. Long or Mark Morris planning on attending an accredited two or four year college or university and/or trade school, for a dental related career or any graduating high school senior that is a Hilander Dental patient. Scholarship amounts include two, $500 and one, $1000. Applications available at Hilander Dental, in the Career Center, or online at
This is a $1,000 scholarship to cover tuition, books, and supplies. Applicants must have a
minimum 40dB bilateral hearing loss in both ears, be a citizen of the USA, be pursuing a
bachelor's degreen on a full-time basis, have a minimum 3.2 GPA. Apply online at
The $2000 Don Peck Scholarship and the $2000 Frank Brown Vocational Scholarship
are awarded by the Pioneer Lions Club. Community Service is emphasized and
financial need considered. Applications are available in the Career Center.
GREATER ST. HELENS LEAGUE DISTRICT IV SCHOLARSHIPScholarships amounts are $250. Criteria for scholarship consideration are: citizenship, school involvement, community service, and a 2.0 minimum GPA. Applications are available in the Career Center.
LONGVIEW SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS SCHOLARSHIPThis cash award is open to students involved in Band, DECA, Theater, Industrial & Fine Arts, Music, Home & Family Life and Community Service. Applications are in the Career Center.
LONGVIEW NOON ROTARY CLUB BILL DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPThis 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 are available in the Career Center.
BIAW is pleased to announce it will offer at least $10,000 in scholarship awards to
Washington state students pursuing an education in the homebuilding industry or
related fields. This scholarship may be used to fund almost any post-secondary
education, i.e., 4-year, 2-year, community, vocational, public, private, with an
emphasis in the construction-related industry. Apply online at

LONGVIEW NOON ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIPThe Longview Noon Rotary Club offers scholarships to deserving students who have
demonstrated good citizenship and a 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.
ROBERT B. MCMILLEN FOUNDATION ART SCHOLARSHIPSEligibility is based on the student’s intent to seek a degree or certification at an accredited institution of higher education within the states of Washington and/or Alaska in the area of Visual Arts. Those applying for scholarships should be able to demonstrate outstanding performance in the areas of visual art. Eligibility for a scholarship is partially based financial need. A FAFSA must be submitted. Apply online at
SCOTTISH RITE FREEMASONRY JIM AND ELSIE DAVIES SCHOLARSHIPTwo $500 scholarships awarded (one for a boy and one for a girl). They are based on community and school involvement, academic standing, and future goals. Applications are in the Career Center.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, LONGVIEW UNIT 155 will award a one time scholarship of $1000 to assist a senior students to continue his/her future education. Applicant must be a child, step child, grandchild, step grandchild, great grandschild, or step great grandchild
of a veteran. Applications are available in the Career Center.
KAREN VARNER MEMORIAL TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIPThis $1000 scholarship was established by Steven & Jan Varner in memory of Steve’s
sister, who died in the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens. This scholarship is to be awarded
to a graduating Mark Morris senior based on their interest, participation and success in the Industrial Technology Department at Mark Morris and plans to continue their education by earning a certification at a Vocational or Technical college or university. Financial need is also a consideration. Applications are available in the Career Center.
THANKS USA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMApplicants for this scholarship program must be dependent children of U.S. military service personnel, be current high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll in an
accredited two-or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school, and have at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA. Over 500 scholarships of $3000 will be awarded.
Apply online between 4/1 and 5/15 at
SOUTHERN WASHINGTON MINERALOGICAL SOCIETYThe Southern Washington Mineralogical Society offers a $750 scholarship to graduating seniors interested in the fields of geology, earth science, environmental science, forestry, archaeology, hydrology, engineering, physics, or science education . Applications are in the Career Center.
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 on this topic: "Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel they are developed in an individual." Go to to learn how to apply.5/22/2017
AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUNDMinimum requirements include U.S. citizenship; registration in a federal or state
recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an
enrolled tribal member (Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership); a
minimum GPA of 2.0. Apply online at
180 MEDICAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMFive $1000 awards annually. Applicants must be under a physician’s care for a spinal cord injury, transverse myelitis, spina bifida, neurogenic bladder or ostomy (ileostomy,
colostomy or urostomy). Applications available January 1. Apply online at
The Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts is pleased to offer scholarships to individuals interested in pursuing a career in the industry represented by our membership. Sewer and Water Districts across the state provide a valuable service to our communities and we recognize the need for educational advancement at all levels. Pursuit of a degree in management or technical training in water or wastewater Industry. Scholarships awarded vary in range: $500-$3,000 amounts have been awarded in the past. Apply online at
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. Information available at
CAREERS THAT WORK! NORTHWEST CAREER COLLEGES FEDERATIONThe Careers That Work! scholarship program provides tuition assistance for high school graduates pursuing education at participating private career colleges. The scholarship program makes available five $1000 tuition scholarships to all public and private high schools in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. For more information go to or see Mrs. Peters in the Career Center
BIGSUN SCHOLARSHIPThe BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual $500 scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Application information available online at www.bigsunathletics.com6/19/2017
BBG COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIPThe BBG Communications Scholarship is designed for students between the ages of 16 and 21 who are currently in or will be attending an institution of higher education in the Fall of 2017. GPA: 2.5 or greater Value: $500 Apply online at
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
Application must have been submitted during grade 7 or 8
SAMSUNG AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIP (juniors)Applicants must be high school juniors who attend either American Legion Auxiliary Girls State or American Legion Boys State, and must be direct descendants (i.e., child,
grandchild, great-grandchild, or legally adopted child) of a U.S. wartime veteran who served on active duty during one or more of the periods of war officially designated as
eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion. Scholarship winners are
selected based on academic record, involvement in school and community activities,
community service, and financial need.
Apply online at
Applications are submitted to program staff upon participants' arrival to
Boys State or Girls State.
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.check website for deadlines
FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING (FIDM) (juniors and seniors)FIDM awards a number of scholarships for new students, based on academic merit, financial need, extensive industry experience, or artistic achievement. Some scholarships are available to high school juniors. Deadlines vary. Go to vary
ALERT SCHOLARSHIPAlert is proud to award a $500 college scholarship with each edition of the magazine we publish. Our scholarship is open to current high school seniors, and is awarded to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay in each region. Minimum 2.5 GPA. More information available at