Scholarships

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Scholarship Information

 

The OHS Scholarship information contains scholarships available throughout the year.  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.



Where to look FIRST:  

 

School Specific or Pathway Specific Scholarships

Check the school or pathway 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 (if a school has open admissions deadlines are months prior to Fall Semester start dates).  You will find most dates will be BEFORE to May 1st. 
Scholarship examples include: Chancellor, Regent, ROTC military, PacNW Regional Council of Carpenters  

Western Undergraduate Exchange Program -  WUE & WICHE scholarships

Out of State schools may offer a discounted tuition rate if they participate in the WUE scholarship program.  Students pay no more than 150% of in-state tuition at participating schools, compared with nonresident rates that can exceed 300% of in-state rates.
It is important to check the school's DEADLINE DATE as well as any requirements the school may have to obtain this award! 
(FAFSA filing date deadline, GPA requirement, specific major requirement, etc..)  Check here for participating schools: WUE or WICHE 


CLICK HERE - OHS Master Scholarship List: 2018-19 School Year 

* Select the TABS at the bottom of the file.  Scholarships listed DUE BY MONTH, NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS, STATE SCHOLARSHIPS, SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES, WEBSITE SEARCH SITES

Some scholarships may not be available or discontinued, be sure to check the webpages to find specific eligibility requirements and DEADLINES.


Financial Aid 

Students apply for financial aid (FAFSA) 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.

 

A few highlighted 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

Click here for the 2018 online application Deadline:  January 


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. http://nshssfoundation.org/scholarships/


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.  Deadline usually in November each year.   https://www.ronbrown.org/

 

 

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.
Scholarship MUST be applied for EARLY Senior year.  Deadline is VERY EARLY!!!!  Application is lengthy, but worth the effort. 
http://www.gmsp.org/

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, 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


Military Scholarships

 

Beyond academies ROTC is a great scholarship opportunity for students with interest in military and four year university pathway. 
Deadline for submitting your application varies based on the branch.  Some branches have multiple submission deadlines.  Early application improves, but does not guarantee the chance of placement at your first choice school.

Youtube video from the Army ROTC on HOW to Apply - Click here

 

 

Websites to Search for Scholarships