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Scholarships

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

  • Abbott & Fenner Scholarship (deadline: June 10, 2016 - award amount: $1,000) Available to all high school juniors and seniors, and all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution. Essay on career or life goals and application details are available on the website.
  • Aging Matters Scholarship (deadline: May 15, 2016 - award amount: $1,500) Open to full-time students in good academic standing who care for an aging loved one, work with the senior community or are pursuing a career that will impact the elderly population. Application and essay information are available on the website.
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (Mar. 1, 2016 - award amount: up to $5,000) Scholarships to study and intern abroad offered to U.S. citizen undergraduates at 2 or 4 year institutions in the U.S. Must be Pell Grant recipient. See website for more information.
  • CARiD Scholarship Program (deadline: Oct. 31 and Apr. 30 - award amount: $1000) Current U.S. students may create a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry and email it to scholarship@CARiD.com. See the website for additional details and what to include in your submission.
  • College Student Scholarship, NursesLink.org (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.
  • CourseMinded scholarship (deadline: June 20, 2016 - award amount: $1,000) High school and college undergraduate students who are passionate about online learning. Students applying must list the online courses they've taught, taken or intend on taking, as well as why they are interested in online learning and what they think the future of online courses will look like. The website can be about any topic the student is passionate about. See website for more details and the application.
  • DISHPromotions.com Scholarship (deadline: Nov. 30 and June 30 every year - award amount: $1,000) College students and incoming freshman with 2.5 grade point average. See website for additional details and 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.
  • Get-Frontier.com Scholarship (deadline: Nov. 30 and June 30 every year - award amount: $1,000) College students and incoming freshman with 2.5 grade point average. See website for additional details and application.
  • Karin Riley Porter Good Works Scholarship (deadline: May 1, 2016 - award amount: $500) The candidate must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Write a 500-word letter of intent that describes the applicants leadership and dedication to the community. See website for more information.
  • Kush Arora Federal Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship (deadline May 1, 2016 - award amount: $500) Applicants must be in good academic standing with at least a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA. Submit a 1,000-word essay providing a well-reasoned argument about whether a specific policy of your choice in the criminal justice system is unjust and requires reform, or is just and should stay the same. See website for additional details and application.
  • Leadership 1000 Scholarship (deadline: Feb. 24, 2016 - award amount: $2,500-$5,000 per year) Students who will be attending an eligible four-year college or university in Washington state. A Leadership 1000 Scholarship can be customized around a general set of requirements requested by the donor. See website for more information. 
  • Michael Kiely Strong Roots Scholarship (deadline: May 1, 2016 - award amount: $500) Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. Write a 500-word essay that answers the following question: how is the meaning of the word "community" changing in today's world, and what does that mean for people who wish to build strong, healthy communities. Submit an updated resumé that includes academic, professional, and volunteer experiences with a focus on community building. Candidates can feel free to highlight relevant coursework or experiences that might not be included in a typical resumé. This document must be limited to actual experiences. See website for more details.
  • Petkey Scholarship (deadline: July 22 - 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.
  • Renton Community Foundation (deadline April 4, 2016 - offers numerous scholarships totaling over $65,000 for 2016). Visit the website for details and application.  Also available at www.washboard.org.
  • Seattle Foundation Scholarships Multiple scholarships with varied deadlines are available. Application information is provided at washboard.org.
  • Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship (deadline: May 1, 2016 - award amount: $500) Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater and interested and engaged in serving their community. Write a 500-word essay that responds to the following question: with so many people and organizations in today's world in need of volunteers and financial assistance, how should people decide where to direct their time and donations. See website for more information.
  • 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.
  • Tatiana Mendez Future Resources Scholarship (deadline May 1, 2016 - award amount: $500) Applicants must possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate a continued interest in environmental stewardship and the protection of natural resources, based on volunteer, professional and academic experience. Write a 500-word essay that responding to the questions: what do you believe is the biggest issue that currently threatens our nation's natural resources, and what are at least two ways we can begin working to fix this issue. See website for more information.
  • The April Cockerham DREAM Act Scholarship (deadline: May 1, 2016 - award amount: $500) Applicants must be in good academic standing and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Submit a 700-word essay or statement that considers current immigration conditions and reforms in the United States and offers at least two concrete ways that these conditions might be improved. See website for more information.
  • The Ed Tayter Outstanding Citizen Scholarship (deadline: May 1, 2016 - award amount: $500) Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater and possess a proven commitment to citizenry. Write a 500-word essay that answers the following question: what is one of the most important ways an individual can serve her or his community, and how have you served your community in this way. See website for more information.
  • The Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship (deadline: May 1, 2016 - award amount: $500) Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or greater. Submit a 500-word personal statement explaining your dedication to local conservation and detailing the efforts, past and current, you have made to contribute to conservation and natural preservation efforts, with an updated resume that highlights your conservation and natural stewardship accomplishments, listing volunteer, professional, and academic experience.
  • The Thomas Soldan Healthy Communities Scholarship (deadline May 1, 2016 award amount: $500) Applicants must be in good academic standing, maintaining a cumulative average grade of a B or have a 3.0 GPA, and possess a proven record of interest in healthy communities through past and present volunteer, professional or educational experiences. Write a 500-word statement identifying you and your past and future dedication to healthy communities and sustainable initiatives. The personal statement should make clear how you would use your continued education to champion accessible and health and local activities programs. See website for more information.
  • 2016 Lumity Health Care and Science Scholarship (deadline: July 1, 2016 - award amount: $1,000 - first, $500 - second) Open to currently enrolled college students participating in educational programs involving health care, dermatology, nutrition or science with a minimum 2.8 GPA. Submit transcripts with essay answering the following question: besides helping others, what intrigued you to take college courses related to the health care field? See website for more information.
  • Varsity Tutors Scholarship (deadlines: fifteeth of each month - award amounts: $1000 each) Essay questions change monthly. See website for more details.
  • Washington State Governors' Scholarship (deadline: Feb. 29, 2016 - award amount: $2,000-$4,000 annual) Eligible for foster youth who are currently in an open dependency court order in Washington State or an open dependency tribal court order. Students should be enrolled as a Washington state high school senior and on track to graduate from high school during the 2015-2016 academic year with a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.0 or greater. See website for more details and the application.
  • Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (deadline: Feb. 29, 2016 - award amounts: $2500 - $7500 per year) WSOS is committed to cultivating homegrown talent. The scholarship is open to Washington State residents with high school diploma or GED intending to complete a bachelor's degree in Washington State, majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). See website for more information.
  • WSECU Scholarship Program (deadline Feb. 12, 2016 - award amounts: $2,500 for a four-year school, $1,500for a two-year school)  Must be enrolled full-time and use the scholarship for fall 2016 semester; must be WSECU member. See website for more information.

Diversity Scholarship Sites

  • American Indian College Fund
  • Black Excel Multiple links to African American, Hispanic and other minority scholarship searches as well as historically Black colleges and other useful sites.
  • Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
  • Financial Aid for Minority Students
  • Gates Millenium  Scholarships for African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian Pacific American or Hispanic students.
  • Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide
  • Hispanic Students Online Guide, Making College Affordable  Includes a listing of scholarships for Latino students.
  • Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships
  • INROADS internships
  • Kerri Castellini Women's Leadership Scholarship (deadline May 1, 2016 award amount: $500) The applicant must be a female or female-identifying student pursuing a post-secondary education. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and write a 500-word essay describing an ideal woman leader in the 21st century and how she has inspired your career aspirations. See website for additional 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.
  • ScienceNet Scholarship Listing
  • The Angie Dipietro Women in Business Scholarship (deadline May 1, 2016 award amount: $500) Open to any female student pursuing post-secondary education who possess an interest in business or entrepreneurship, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences. The minimum GPA required for application is 3.0. Write a 500-word essay describing the one change in gender inequality you would like to see in your lifetime and why.
  • The Latin American Educational Foundation
  • The Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship (deadline: May 1, 2016 - award amount: $500) Applicants must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and possess an interest in social justice, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional and educational experiences. Write a 750-word statement describing significant challenges people with disabilities face while also outlining some practicable public policies that will help address these problems.
  • Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
  • United Negro College Fund Scholarships are sorted by general, alphabetical, geographical and discipline.
  • Washington State Governors' Scholarship (deadline: Feb. 29, 2016 - award amount: $2,000-$4,000 annual) Eligible for foster youth who are currently in an open dependency court order in Washington State or an open dependency tribal court order. Students should be enrolled as a Washington state high school senior and on track to graduate from high school during the 2015-2016 academic year with a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.0 or greater. See website for more details and the application.
  • White Collar Defense Diversity Scholarship (deadline: Sep. 1, 2016 - award amount: $500) Offered to African American and Hispanic students from single-mother homes who are committed to pursuing a quality education and who have a demonstrated ability for overcoming adversity and challenges related to their backgrounds. Applicants must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. See website for additional details and application.

International Student Scholarship Information

Scholarships for Academic Programs

  • Funding Your Nursing School Education offers information on multiple scholarships and grants for students in Nursing or CNA programs.
  • Medical assisting certificate and degree programs  
  • Nursing Program Scholarship, NursesLink.org (deadline: Oct. 31 and Apr. 30 every year - amount: $1000) Nursing students may complete an application and write a 500-800 word essay. See website for more details and application.
  • Nursing School Scholarship (deadline: Aug. 31, annually - award amount: $1000) Students who are enrolled or will be enrolling in an undergraduate or certificate level nursing education program are welcome to apply. See website for additional details and application.
  • OMAP Scholarship, Online Medical Assistant Programs (deadline: varies - award amount: $500) four scholarships awarded annually. Students enrolled in a health care related field are welcome to apply. See the website for additional details and application.
  • Scholarships for Nursing
  • Shear Comfort Automotive Scholarship (deadline:  Apr. 15, 2016 - award amount: $1,500) Student must be enrolled either in an engineering program related to the development of vehicles (mechanical engineering, automotive, aerospace, production, electrical, etc), Automotive Technology, or a similar program related to the automotive industry at an accredited college or university in Canada or the United States. Essay question and application information are available on the website.
  • Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (deadline: Feb. 29, 2016 - award amounts: $2500 - $7500 per year) WSOS is committed to cultivating homegrown talent. The scholarship is open to Washington State residents with high school diploma or GED intending to complete a bachelor's degree in Washington State, majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Visit the website for details.

Washington Universities - Transfer Student Scholarships

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