Scholarships

Current National Opportunities

Raise.me

  • Grade 9 and older
  • Students earn "micro-scholarships" from college and universities 
  • More than 180 institutions participate; criteria for awarding scholarships vary

My Undocumented Life​

  • Deadlines vary
  • Includes scholarships available to undocumented students

Scholarship America

  • Deadlines and award amounts vary
  • Multiple scholarship programs

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships

  • Deadlines vary
  • Value: varies
  • Multiple scholarships available; may be used at TMCF member schools

College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students

  • Deadline: various
  • Value: various

FinAid.org

  • Useful website about financial aid
  • Scholarship lists connected to FastWeb

Scholarship Lists on NitroCollege.com

  • Deadlines: various
  • Value: various
  • 13 lists of scholarships for specific scholarship seekers, including African Americans, Native Americans, students with disabilities, and women

Scholarship Bee

  • Scholarship search site

Scholar Snapp

  • ​Students who make a profile can reuse information from one scholarship or admission application for another 
  • Free

 

Current Local Opportunities 

 

Passport to Careers/Apprenticeship

  • Deadline: ongoing, but priority application date is July
  • Value: up to $5,000; supports costs of attendance at college or in an apprenticeship
  • Students who were in foster care after age 14, currently or in the past year homeless, or eligible for a Pell or Washington College Grant
  • Get more information from the career center

Washington Army National Guard Scholarships

  • ROTC scholarships to attend college and have either tuition and fees paid or room and board paid
  • Recipients also receive a monthly stipend and a yearly book stipend
  • E-mail Aaron Knight, Officer Strength Manager, for more information: aaron.d.knight3@mil.@mail.mil

Army ROTC Scholarships

  • From sophomore through senior year, covers tuition and fees; provides a book allowance and monthly stipend 
  • Students who attend PLU also have room and board covered
  • Scholarship does not include room and board if used at UW Tacoma
  • Contact Danl A. Connelly for more information and an application packet at 253.535.8740; rotc@plu.edu.

Primary places to check for scholarships:

  • The colleges and universities that interest you; there may be a separate application 
  • the WashBoard​, a state-run site that connects Washington students with scholarship providers
    • Make a profile; be as specific as you can
    • Tailor your personal statement to the specific scholarship
    • Investigate My Matches weekly; check Active Scholarships periodically
  • Affiliations you or your parent may have, such as employers, unions, faith organizations, heritage groups, clubs, credit unions, and banks

​​​​​​ ​The U.S. Department of Labor sponsors ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CareerOneStop, which provides a list of nationally available scholarships, in addition to resources about career exploration, training, and jobs.