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ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON CITIES (AWC) AWC CENTER FOR QUALITY COMMUNITIES SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Six $1250 scholarships are awarded throughout Washington. Students must be involved with city government or have had significant school leadership activity. Apply online at www.cfqc.org. The MMHS deadline is February 6, 2019, please disregard the deadline posted on the application.02/06/2019
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 be a Washington resident, Criminal Justice major, and attend a Washington college or university. Applications online at http://www.thefair.com/foundation/projects-and-programs/scholarships
02/11/2019
WASHINGTON CPA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS (running start students)The Washington CPA Foundation is pleased to offer $5000 scholarships to accounting students attending an accredited college or university in the state of Washington. Applicants must be entering junior year of college or higher, have a GPA minimum of 3.0. Apply online at www.thiswaytocpa.com/education/scholarship-search/wscpa-scholarships/02/14/2019
WASHINGTON STATE EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIPS (WSECU)
WSECU offers a total of &65,000 in scholarhips. Students attending four-year colleges will receive $2,500 and those attending two-year colleges or vocational schools will receive
$1,500. Applicant must be a member of WSECU. Apply online at www.wsecu.org.
02/18/2019
WASHINGTON MASONIC CHARITIES SCHOLARSHIPSScholarships Available:
Capstone - Top Senior Statewide (one available) $4,000
Senior Boy & Girl (three) $2,000 each
Vocational-Technical College (one) $2,000
Masonic Legacy (one) $2,000
Masonic Youth Group (three - members only) $1,000
More information at www.wa-masoniccharities.org/webhost/scholarships. Apply online at www.washboard.org. Search "Washington Masonic Charities" and complete the online application.
02/28/2019
WASHINGTON STATE GOVERNORS' SCHOLARSHIP FOR FOSTER YOUTH
The Washington State Governors' Scholarship for Foster Youth helps young people of care to continue their education and earn a college degree. Annual awards range from $2,000-
$4,000 per year. Renewable for up to five years. Approximately 40-50 applicants will be selected this year. Minimum 2.0 GPA. Apply online at www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/wagovernors
02/28/2019
WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP (WSOS)The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible, high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and health care, and encourages recipients to work in Washington State once they complete their degrees. Annual awards of $2,500 - $7,500 are renewable based on
continued eligibility. Minimum GPA: 2.75. Applicants must file the upcoming academic year's FAFSA or WASFA by the application deadline. Apply online at waopportunityscholarship.org.
02/28/2019
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY (ACS) SCHOLARS PROGRAMACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000/year are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian students pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply. Apply
online at www.acs.org.
03/01/2019
MARINE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATIONThe Foundation's scholarships support children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school. Application information available online at www.mcsf.org.
03/01/2019
TALL CLUBS INTERNATIONAL AND TCI FOUNDATION
SCHOLARHIPS
All applicants must be under the age of 21, about to enter their first year of higher education, and meet the minimum height requirements for membership in Tall Clubs International; 5' 10" (178 cm) for women and 6' 2" (188 cm) for men in (stocking feet). Information available at www.tall.org/tci-foundation.html
03/01/2019
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 $2,500 WSSR-Foundation Scholarships
Sixteen $900 Robert J. Handy Scholarhips (renewable)
One $2,500 Neil D, Prescott Scholarship
Apply online at www.wssra.org. (click on Forms & Files)
03/01/2019
ASSOCIATION OF COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS IN EDUCATION (ACPE) SCHOLARSHIP
This year the Association of Computer Professionals in Education (ACPE) has allocated up to $10,000 for scholarships of up to $2,000 each for students in Oregon and Washington.
These scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors who have been actively involved in the use of technology during their high school careers and are planning to pursue studies in a technology related field. Apply online at www.acpenw.org/scholarships.
03/04/2019
EWING C. KELLY SCHOLARSHIPThe Kelly Foundation of Washington is offering $2,500 awards for its scholarship program. Fifty-two scholarships were awarded in 2017. Applicants will be judged on their academic merit, scholastic and community extra-curricular achievements, and financial need. Applications are available in the Career Center or online at http://kellyfoundationwashington.org/.
03/10/2019
BETA SIGMA PHI HEALTH FIELD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPThe Longview/Kelso Beta Sigma Phi Sorority is providing a $900.00 scholarship to a resident of Cowlitz, Wahkiakum and Columbia counties who is pursuing an education in a health field. Applicants must show a financial need and sincerity of intent to reach their health field goal to be considered. Applications are available in the Career Center.03/16/2019
ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPThis renewable $1400 award is for use at Lower Columbia College. Preference given to applicants whose annual family income is below $80,000. Applications are available in the
Career Center.
03/22/2019
ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
This $1000 scholarship is for students enrolling at LCC in a two-year technical program in the trades, manufacturing, or industrial fields. Preference will be given to applicants whose
annual family income is below $80,000. Applications available in the Career Center.
03/22/2019
JANE KALAHAN SMITH SCHOLARSHIP ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL
This $1,000 scholarship is for a female student who has attended LCC. Student must have a genuine interest in a science field and have applied to further her education at a four year college or university. Preference will be given to applicants whose annual family income is below $80,000. Applications are available in the Career Center.03/22/2019
BERGQUIST SCHOLARSHIP FOR FUTURE EDUCATORS This 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 provide 1) high school attendance record; 2) short background (up to 100 words) of your personal life, interests, hobbies, and accomplishments; 3) statement of career goals in education (150-250 words), addressing experiences working with children, emphasizing factors that qualify you to become an educator. Apply using the Mark Morris High School Foundation Scholarship Application, available in the MMHS Career Center.03/28/2019
DAVID WRIGHT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP This $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 shows a desire 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%).  Apply using the Mark Morris High School Foundation Scholarship Application, available in the MMHS Career Center.03/28/2019
DICK & PAT ROLAND MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP This $500 scholarship, awarded in memory of Dick and Pat Roland, is given by a former student who was profoundly affected by the generosity and mentoring of the Rolands during his senior year at MM. The recipient must attend Lower Columbia College and major in Automotive Technology, pre-nursing or another health-related field. 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. Apply using the Mark Morris High School Foundation Scholarship Application, available in the MMHS Career Center. 03/28/2019
DICK MEALY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (2) These $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. Apply using the Mark Morris High School Foundation Scholarship Application, available in the MMHS Career Center.03/28/2019
DR. JAMES REISNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP This $1,000 scholarship honors the commitment to our community and school by Longview physician Dr. James Reisner, by his five children, three of whom are Mark Morris graduates. “Doc” also helped serve as a Monarch team doctor. This honor will be presented to a senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA, plans to pursue a career in the medical field and who lettered in athletics while at Mark Morris. Note: Must provide 1) an essay of 200-300 words to share your planned medical field of study and motivation/reasons for pursuing this field; 2) a list of the sport(s) teams for which you earned a letter of copletion (varsity and/or junior varsity) at Mark Morris.  Apply using the Mark Morris High School Foundation Scholarship Application, available in the MMHS Career Center.03/28/2019
KEN MAKINEN EDUCATION AWARD, CLASS OF 1960 This $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. Apply using the Mark Morris High School Foundation Scholarship Application, available in the MMHS Career Center.03/28/2019
KICKABUSH FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP A $1,000 scholarship in memory of Jim & Linda Kickabush, for 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.  Apply using the Mark Morris High School Foundation Scholarship Application, available in the MMHS Career Center.03/28/2019
MARK MORRIS CLASS OF 1965 At a recent class reunion 1965 class members raised funds to provide a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior. Criteria: 2.0 GPA, financial need, student’s activities and/or leadership and future goals. Apply using the Mark Morris High School Foundation Scholarship Application, available in the MMHS Career Center.03/28/2019
MARK MORRIS CLASS OF 1974 At 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.). Apply using the Mark Morris High School Foundation Scholarship Application, available in the MMHS Career Center.03/28/2019
MARK MORRIS HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (10) Open to all graduating seniors, with plans to attend a two-year or four-year college or vocational school. The $1,200 award is based on a student’s activities and/or leadership, academics, future goals and financial need. A minimum of one these scholarships will be awarded to a student considering a vocational school. Apply using the Mark Morris High School Foundation Scholarship Application, available in the MMHS Career Center.03/28/2019
McCRADY BROTHERS SCHOLARSHIP  This $1,000 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 will recommend a recipient to the Foundation board. Apply using the Mark Morris High School Foundation Scholarship Application, available in the MMHS Career Center.03/28/2019
RICK FAULAND MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP This $500 award honors Rick Fauland, the father of former MM swimmers/water polo players Joe and Jordan Fauland. Rick loved all sports and watching his sons and friends participate for the Monarch teams. Criteria: 2.0 GPA, participated as a senior in water polo and/or swimming, financial need, student’s activities and/or leadership and future goals. Apply using the Mark Morris High School Foundation Scholarship Application, available in the MMHS Career Center.03/28/2019
SPENCER’S HEARTSTRONG FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP This $1,000 scholarship will be presented to a senior planning to pursue college or vocational studies to become a “first responder,” such as an EMT, firefighting or law enforcement.   Criteria: 2.0 GPA and record of student leadership & school and community service. Note: Must provide an essay of 200-300 words to share your career plans as a first responder and motivation/reasons for pursuing this field. Apply using the Mark Morris High School Foundation Scholarship Application, available in the MMHS Career Center.03/28/2019
RED CANOE CREDIT UNION W.C. (WALLY) OHLFS SCHOLARSHIPThe Red Canoe Wally Ohlfs Scholarship offers 18 scholarships from $1000 to $3000.. Must be a graduating senior, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be a Red Canoe member and have your own account. Applications available in the Career Center, at Red Canoe, or online at www.redcanoecu.com.03/30/2019
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW) SCHOLARSHIPThis scholarship is open to any Cowlitz County female who has completed two years of college and will be entering her junior or senior year at an accredited college in the Fall of
2019 as a full-time student. Selection will be based on scholarship, leadership, future plans, community involvement, and/or life experience. The amount awarded in 2019/20 will be $1,000.
03/31/2019
ANDREW J. SHIELDS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPThis is a $500 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 https://www.cfsww.org/how-we-grant/scholarships.
03/31/2019
DICK STREISSGUTH MEMORIAL CADET SCHOLARSHIPTwo $1,500 awards. Applicants must have completed, or will complete a Fire Cadet program; attend an accredited college, university, technical, or career school during the upcoming school year. Preference will be given to students with financial need.03/31/2019
KELSO LONGVIEW CHAMBER OF COMMERCEWill you be attending a Vocational, Technical, Trade School or College/University? Students seeking any type of post secondary education can apply for the Maria Harris Scholarship or the Lower Columbia Professionals Scholarship. Apply online at https://kelsolongviewchamber.org/scholarship03/31/2019
FIBRE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIPSOne $2,000 and six $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to Fibre Federal members. Awards are based on quality of application, financial planning/need, academic standing, and extra curricular activities. One award also considers leadership qualities. Applications available at any Fibre Federal branch or online at www.fibrecu.com/about_fibre/scholarships.aspx04/01/2019
WIAA SMART CHOICES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMThe Smart Choices Scholarship Program annually recognizes one male and one female graduating senior from among the WIAA member high schools for excellence in athletics/activities, academics, leadership and community service throughout his and her high school career. Each of the Smart Choices winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship toward the institution of their choosing. An additional eight 2019 finalists (four male, four female) will each receive $1,000 scholarships toward the institution of their choosing.04/01/2019
FRIENDS OF ST. JOHN HEALTH CAREER SCHOLARSHIPSFriends of St. John are offering several scholarships, up to $5000. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and be pursuing a career in the medical profession. Applications in the Career Center.04/05/2019
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.04/13/2019
HOLLYWOOD LIGHTS THEATRE SCHOLARSHIPHollywood Lights, Inc. will be selecting one current high school senior in both Oregon and Washington to receive a $5,000.00 college scholarship. We are 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 SCHOLARSHIPFor 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. High school seniors or college freshmen from the state of Washington, one-time scholarship worth $750, must be submitted electronically using the online form. Information available at https://pointepest.com/washington-scholarship-application04/29/2019
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.
--Attend an accredited private four-year college or university anywhere on the mainland U.S. Student population must range from 1,500 - 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 https://www.cfsww.org/how-we-grant/scholarships
04/30/2019
KEN & DEAN KIRN SCHOLARSHIPStudents selected to receive this $4,000, renewable scholarship must be a graduate of the Inpatient or Outpatient Programs at Daybreak Youth Services; be a residents of Clark or Cowlitz County; plan to continue their education at Clark College, Lower Columbia College, or WSU Vancouver during the upcoming school year.04/30/2019
ROBERT AND MARGARET PULLIAM SCHOLARSHIPThis scholarship was established to encourage and reward academic excellence and community service. Recipients must continue their education at an accredited college, university, career or technical school during the following academic year. Six $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Apply online at https://www.cfsww.org/how-we-grant/scholarships04/30/2019
WALNUT GROVE COMMUNITY CHURCH SCHOLARSHIPApplicants must be active members of this church or one with similar beliefs; have a minimum 2.5 GPA; exemplify Christian character. Apply online at www.cfsww.org/how-we-grant/scholarships.04/30/2019
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 www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to learn how to apply.05/24/2019
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 www.abbottandfenner.com.06/14/2019
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 http://www.nwcareercolleges.org/scholarships or see Mrs. Peters in the Career Center.06/14/2019
AMERICAN LEGION HIGH SCHOOL ORATORICAL CONTEST SCHOLARSHIP (all high school students)The American Legion's National High School Oratorical Scholarship Program aims to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Scholarships totaling $5,000 will be awarded to students taking part in the state contest. The state winner will compete in the national contest for an additional scholarship. Apply online at www.waconstitutionalspeechcontest.org/ CONTACT YOUR LOCAL AMERICAN LEGION POST FOR DEADLINE INFORMATION.
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 www.readysetgrad.org/college/college-bound-scholarship-program
NCAA GUIDE FOR THE COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENT-ATHLETEAccess the NCAA Eligibility Center's resource page on its website at www.eligibilitycenter.org.. You can then navigate through the resources to find helpful information. CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR DEADLINES.
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, 2) an essay regarding the importance of maintaining and supporting a strong public education system (150-250 words). Apply using the Mark Morris High School Foundation Scholarship Application, available in the MMHS Career Center.