Olympia

High School

1302 North Street
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 596-7000
Attendance: (360) 596-7003
Fax: (360) 596-7001

  

SCHOLARSHIPS 

Scholarships are regularly updated on the OHS website.   

For more information and a copy of the application, go to:

http://olympia.osd.wednet.edu/ccenter/seniors/scholarships

Scholarships With Paper Application 

Larson Family Scholarship.  $1,000-$2000.  Must be intent on majoring in political science or pursuing a career in public policy, government, or politics.  Application, essay and letter of recommendation.  Click here for more information and a copy of the application.  Deadline: May 25, 2017.

Careers That Work.  $1000.    Graduating students awarded the Careers That Work! Scholarship receive a tuition scholarship to pursue an education at a participating private career college in the Northwest. Without the restriction of state borders students are able to select the private career college that meets their career goals in any of the three states (Washington, Oregon, Idaho) that meets their career goals!  For more information, visit http://www.nwcareercolleges.org/scholarships/careers-that-work/.  To be nominated, see Mrs. Dale in the Career Center or send email to cdale@osd.wednet.edu.

IAHA Scholarships:  If you would like to be nominated for one of the following scholarships, see Mrs. Dale in the Career Center or send an email to cdale@osd.wednet.edu:

               International Air & Hospitality Academy – Airline Scholarship $500

               International Air & Hospitality Academy – Hotel, Restaurant & Event Mgr. $1000

               Northwest Culinary Institute – Culinary $2000

               Northwest Renewable Energy Institute – Wind Turbine Technician $1000

               Northwest Railroad Institute – Rail Operations $1000

 

Online Scholarships 

(We have no other information in the Career Center on the following scholarships; go online to get applications and details.) 

CGTrader Scholarship.  (1) $1000, (2) $500.  Each semester, CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology by writing different essays on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives. For the following Spring semester the topic is: “The future of technology in education”.  All information and eligibility requirements can be found here: https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships  Deadline:  June 1, 2017.

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington and the Inlandboatmen’s Union, Region 37 are proud to offer a $6000 scholarship in honor of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, two inspiring leaders of the Seattle labor movement. Gene grew up on a farm in the Yakima Valley and began working in Alaskan salmon canneries at the young age of 16.  Gene was a state wrestling champion and attended Central Washington State College on a full ride athletic scholarship. Silme graduated with honors from the University of Washington and went on to found the Seattle chapter of the Union of Democratic Filipinos. Together, they formed the Alaska Cannery Workers’ Association and fought the brutal working conditions and racist management of the industry. Entering freshmen, transfer students, or graduate students at the University of Washington who are committed to the principles of justice and equality and have demonstrated financial need. Students with an interest in labor studies or a family background in labor and social justice are encouraged to apply.  All information and eligibility requirements can be found at: http://depts.washington.edu/pcls/resources-domingo-viernes.html  Deadline: May 29, 2017

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants.  $2000.  To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic of describe your educational career and life goals.  Explain your plan for achieving these goals.  Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.  The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com   Deadline: June 12, 2017.

TurboSquid Spring Scholarship.  $5000.  TurboSquid has established a scholarship program to help identify and nurture future talent in the 3D industry. The topic for our initial scholarship is “The Importance of Diversity for the 3D Industry.” We want to hear from the future artists (or fans) of our industry. Let us know why you think it’s important for 3D companies to diversify their workforce, or tell us what the 3D industry can do to better meet the needs of diverse consumers for whom they produce content— or both.  For more information, visit https://www.turbosquid.com/scholarships  Deadline:  July 31, 2017.

Lehmbecker Law Firm, located in Bellevue, is offering the Sprinting Towards Success Scholarship, which is a $1,000 college scholarship made payable to the recipient’s university of choice. Scholarship applicants will submit a one to three page essay responding to the question, “What motivates you to run?” Here is more information about the scholarship: http://lehmlaw.com/sprinting-towards-success-scholarship/.  Deadline: August 1, 2017.

SCHOOL SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year we have the opportunity to nominate students from our school for scholarships given by specific colleges.  If you are planning to apply to any of the schools below please see Mrs. Dale in the Career Center.                                                          

 

MILITARY SCHOLARSHIPS

US Army ROTC  Click here to read a story that Cadet Tran (Class of 2016) wrote regarding his ROTC experience at UW Seattle.  

US Navy ROTC

US Marine Corps ROTC  Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation

US Air Force ROTC 

US Air National Guard ROTC

US National Guard Scholarships

 

Scholarships are available from a variety of sources but your best source will be the financial aid office of the college you attend.  Be sure to contact them early and pay attention to deadlines. 

Never pay a company or consultant to find you a scholarship.  All scholarships that you are eligible to apply for and receive are FREE.

Websites can be a good resource when searching for scholarships. These scholarships draw from a larger pool of students and can be harder to get. Here are some frequently used links:

www.TheWashBoard.org

www.finaid.com

www.fastweb.com

Western Undergraduate Exchange

College Bound Scholarship - Click here for the Presentation

Pacific Northwest Scholarship Guide

Let's Get Ready Foundation http://www.letsgetready.org/Resources/Resources
Go College www.gocollege.com
College Board www.collegeboard.com/splash/
Petersons www.petersons.com
Student Aid www.studentaid.ed.gov
Scholarships www.scholarships.com
Career One Stop www.careeronestop.org
Native American Rights Fund http://www.narf.org/nill/resources/scholarships.htm
Financial Aid for Native American Students (FinAidFinancial Aid for Native American Students (FinAid)www.finaid.org/otheraid/natamind.phtm
Ayuda Financieria del Estudiante en Espaniol www.finaid.org/otheraid/spanish.phtml
Hispanic Scholarship Fund http://www.hsf.net/
Questbridge Scholarship http://www.questbridge.org/
Asian and Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Scholarship http://www.naacp.org/pages/naacp-scholarships

Students apply for financial aid no earlier than October of the year they plan to attend college. All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid and are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Forms are available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Financial Aid Officers at any college are available and eager to assist in the financial aid process.