Below are a few ways to find scholarships:
- Your school's Counseling or College & Career office scholarships
- Scholarship Search Engines:
- Family Connection is an online college and career exploration planning tool providing students with National Scholarship Search databases with over 3 million national scholarships worth more than $13 billion. Schools have also uploaded their own list of local or national scholarships for students to explore or match them directly based on qualifications such as gender, ethnicity, or minimum grades or test scores.
- WashBoard.org is a scholarship clearinghouse that matches scholarship seekers with scholarship providers. Students can search and apply for verified scholarships specific to their academic interests, college or university, or by other criteria.
- Scholarships360 is a scholarship website, carefully selecting quality scholarship opportunities.
- College Board is a scholarship website with scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion. Enter as much information as possible to find the most matches.
- Unigo is the premier network for current and future college students to get to where they’re going. Unigo provides cutting-edge tools, compelling content, and essential information, empowering students to make the best decisions about their college experience.
- College Green Light is a website that matches seekers with local and national scholarships that are the best fit for them.
- Fastweb is an online resource when it comes to paying for and preparing for school. It provides scholarships for every type of student from the high school freshmen to the returning adult.
- Scholarships.com is a free college scholarship search and financial aid information resource database, built on solid relationships with colleges and universities across the country.
- Scholarship Directories or Databases
Key scholarship opportunities include:
- College Bound Scholarship is a program that promises to pay tuition at a Washington college or university (at public institution rates) and give a small book allowance for income-eligible students. To be eligible for the College Bound Scholarship, students must sign up in the 7th or 8th grade, work hard in school, stay out of legal trouble, successfully apply to a higher education institution and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during their senior year or after they graduate. Click here for more information.
- Washington State Opportunity Scholarship supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees. Students must meet additional eligibility criteria. Click here for more information.