Named after America’s first president, Washington is known as the “Evergreen State”. With over 40 colleges and universities calling the state home, Washington is an education destination. If you’re a resident or an out-of-stater looking to attend college in Washington state, take a look at some of the available scholarships below.
Deadline: April 30
This scholarship targets students interested in pursuing an education and career-related to organic and sustainable farming. The Friends of Olympia Farmer’s Market wants to supplement college costs to local individuals committed to learning.
To be eligible, students must be a current resident of the following counties: Thurston, Lewis, Mason, or are attending high school in either Elma or Montesano; Intend to enroll in an education institution or engage in an educational opportunity which will be brought back to the South Puget Sound region; and want to learn about agricultural sustainability, organic farming/ranching, or sustainable ecosystems.
Deadline: March 15, 2020
The Seattle Public Library Foundation awards this scholarship to winners of their essay competition. The applicant must write about an individual or group from Washington state that displayed civic courage about an important issue at risk to themselves.
Requirements include: be a resident of Seattle, be a graduating high school senior or enrolled in a 2- or 4-year college, submit the essay, and possess a Seattle Public Library card.
Amount: Up to $5,000 per year (renewable)
Deadline: April 30, 2020
High-achieving students living in Western Washington who are going to attend a 4-year private college program might want to take a look at this great opportunity. Given to students who show promise to be useful citizens, this renewable scholarship can potentially amount to $20,000 of aid over the four years.
To apply, students must: complete the application, write a short essay, achieve an SAT Math/Reading score of 1200 or higher (or the ACT equivalent), demonstrate financial need.
Deadline: TBD for 2021 (Opens Fall 2020)
Passionate about the civil justice system? Well, then this scholarship is for you. The competitive project awards one essayist and one videography who answered the prompt question about the justice systems best. Winners can not only earn the scholarship money but also have their projects featured online and on television.
To be eligible students must be a resident of Washington state (though they do not have to attend a Washington college).
Deadline: April 15
This scholarship supports low- and middle-income students pursuing a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) or healthcare degree. Students must also show interest in working in Washington state after graduation.
To apply, students must: have a diploma or GED from a Washington high school, be enrolled full-time at a Washington college/university, have a minimum 2.75 GPA, and file the FAFSA.
Deadline: March 1, 2020
Artists rejoice! This one’s for you. For those who have a passion for visual arts and wish to encourage arts in their community, this scholarship will help towards their tuition.
Those interested must: be a graduating senior from a public Washington high school, demonstrate visual artistic ability, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, be accepted into a 4-year college or university art program.
Deadline:TBD for 2021 (Opens January 1, 2021)
For students with academic achievements and also involved in their school and community, take a look at this scholarship. The AMESF wants to encourage academic performance, character, leadership, and employment history and community service.
To be eligible, students must: exemplify those stated values, plan to attend a two or four-year college/university, and maintain a 3.0 GPA.