Student Affairs

Financial Aid


Green River awards a number of scholarships each year to assist students in meeting their educational expenses. Check with your advisor or a financial aid counselor to get more details about applying for these scholarships and to find out about deadlines.

The following is a list of just a few of the many sites available to students searching for scholarships. This list consists of links our staff have found to be useful for students, but is not exhaustive by any means.

Scholarships Offered Through the Community

  • College Student Scholarship, (deadline: Oct. 31 and Apr. 30 every year - award amount: $500) Non-nursing college students can complete an application and write a 500-800 word essay. See website for more details and the application.
  • Financial Aid for Education, Assistance League Seattle (deadline: none, students should submit applications at least three weeks before the registration date to ensure time for processing - award amount: varies) Each year, Assistance League of Seattle provides qualifying students with scholarships for tuition and books to attend King County community colleges and vocational and technical colleges. The goal of these scholarships is to help students in need who are seeking an AA degree or transfer degree but may not qualify for traditional financial aid. See website for more information.
  • Lawntrepreneur Scholarship (deadline: August 20 for fall semester and December 31 for spring semester every year - award amount: $1,000) Open to all majors as long as you are an incoming or current full-time student enrolled in a 2-year, 4-year or graduate program and are passionate about entrepreneurship.  Submit a transcript, resume, and a 500-700 word essay answering the following prompt "What makes them passionate about building a business?" See website for details and the application.
  • PayScale Scholarships (deadline: May 30, 2017 - award amount: $2,000) Open to any student who is currently studying or plans to study Human Resources or business in college. The Scholarship will be awarded to two students who meet the selection criteria, as determined by PayScale, and writes the most compelling essay on the selected topic. See website for additional details and application.
  • Petkey Scholarship (deadline: July 22 every year - award amount: $500) Open to animal loving full-time students or those who plan on being full-time with over a 3.0 GPA. Submit a 500-1000 word essay or two-minute video. See website for more details.
  • P.E.O. Program Scholarship: Philanthropic Education Organization (deadline varies - average award $3,000) Available to women only. Applicants must have had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student, be within 24 consecutive months of completing their educational goal, and be enrolled in an educational program leading to employment or job advancement. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office. The application must be submitted to the Director of the Financial Aid Office.
  • Rxight™ Scholarship (April 1, 2017 for Spring quarter 2017 - award amount: $1,000) Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA, be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, be pursuing or plan to pursue their first undergraduate or graduate degree in Pharmacy, and plan to enroll as a part-time or full-time student at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution in the upcoming academic year. See website for details and the application.
  • Seattle Foundation Scholarships Multiple scholarships with varied deadlines are available. Application information is provided at
  • Sterling Law Scholarship (deadline: June 30 for the next school year - award amount: $1,000) Open to high school seniors and college students enrolled full-time to help curb the cost of education. See website for more details and the application.
  • Tobacco-Free Life Academic Scholarship (deadline varies - award amount: $1,000) Are you passionate about creating a tobacco-free world? Tobacco-Free Life awards scholarships each quarter to students who are committed to preventing the suffering and death caused by smoking. Submit a typed essay of between 1,000 and 1,500 words that answers the following questions: Why do you believe smoking is a significant problem for both individuals and society as a whole? We as a society need to tackle the issue of smoking. What is the best way to accomplish this, and why is it the best approach? Imagine we're successful in creating a smoke-free world: what would that world look like? How would it be different to the world we live in today?  See website for details and the application.
  • Varsity Tutors Scholarship (deadlines: 15th of each month - award amounts: $1000 each) Essay questions change monthly. See website for more details.

Diversity Scholarship Sites

International Student Scholarship Information

Scholarships for Academic Programs

Washington Universities - Transfer Student Scholarships

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