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Scholarships are regularly updated on the OHS website.   

School Specific Scholarships 
Check the school you plan to attend FIRST to find scholarship opportunities directly offered to students who are applying for admissions.  These are your first course to obtain funding, these dates often pass by students as they are usually due PRIOR to regular admissions deadlines.   
WUE & WICHE scholarships
Check here: WUE or WICHE to see if your school offers in-state tuition for out of state students.  Remember to check the DEADLINE DATE!  


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 
To be nominated, stop by the Career Center or email us!  

IAHA Scholarships
:  If you would like to be nominated for one of the following scholarships, see Mrs. Harper or Ms. Boelts 

               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 

Read the requirements for scholarships carefully and follow their directions!

The Women's Club of Olympia.  Florence Brewer Memorial Scholarship - $1000-$3000

Recipients need to be in good scholastic standing and display good character, leadership ability and community involvement.  Students must be planning to attend an accredited college or university in the State of Washington.  To receive a copy of the application, stop by the OHS Career Center or email Ms. Harper for the application: Deadline:  January 12, 2018.

NSHSS Foundation - Amounts vary

These scholarships help reduce financial barriers for high school students as they prepare for upcoming careers in STEM majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), business, economics, public policy, and environmental science and sustainability. The Foundation seeks to engage these future leaders in order to help fuel the global economy, stimulate innovation and creativity, and yield a strong ethical foundation for decision-making.

Ron Brown Scholars Program - $10,000/year, renewable for 4 years

This money is awarded to highly talented African-American high school seniors with significant financial need. Awards are chosen based on interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship, and global citizenship, but recipients may pursue any academic discipline.

BBB Foundation Students of Integrity Scholarship - $10,000

High school juniors and seniors from across the Northwest are encouraged to apply by creating a 90-second video that demonstrates how BBB helps people become smart consumers. We recommend getting as creative as possible, telling us the story of a person harmed by unethical business practices and how the BBB can help educate consumers in advance to prevent scams or to help consumers report scams or bad business keeping other consumers safe.   Deadline: February 13, 2018

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship - $1000-$50,000

The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2018 contest will be available online starting September 1, 2017. The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017.

ESA Foundation - Amounts vary

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually.  Deadline:  February 1, 2018.

Gates Millennium Scholars Program - FULL RIDE (any US accredited institution)

Provides outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest.  GPA and Financial Need are taken into account. 1000 Scholars are selected each year.  The average award between 2000 and 2014 was $12,785. This scholarship is CLOSED, but open to REVIEW and PLAN for by UNDERCLASSMEN who may be eligible.

Ewing C Kelly Scholarship - 52 scholarships awarded last year, $2500 each

Applicants will be judged on citizenship, academic achievement and financial need. High school seniors in the state of Washington are eligible.  Deadline March 10, 2018

Dell Scholars Program - $20,000 plus laptop and textbook credits

Applicants must be in the AVID program for at least 11th & 12th grade, have a minimum 2.4 GPA and qualify for financial need.

School Specific Scholarships

Go the the websites of colleges you are interested in to find out what scholarships are available.  

Websites to search for scholarships: and in the upper right, search for “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 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:

Western Undergraduate Exchange

College Bound Scholarship - Click here for the Presentation

Pacific Northwest Scholarship Guide

Let's Get Ready Foundation
Go College
College Board
Student Aid
Career One Stop
Native American Rights Fund
Financial Aid for Native American Students (FinAidFinancial Aid for Native American Students (FinAid)
Ayuda Financieria del Estudiante en Espaniol
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Questbridge Scholarship
Asian and Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Scholarship

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  Financial Aid Officers at any college are available and eager to assist in the financial aid process. 


Schools offer their own scholarships to interested applicants, review ALL scholarship opportunities at the schools you are considering.  These are your FIRST step in finding funding for your education.  


Schools offer their own scholarships to interested applicants, review ALL scholarship opportunities at the schools you are considering.  These are your FIRST step in finding funding for your education.