• Decrease Text Size
  • Increase Text Size

Scholarship Information


The OHS Scholarship information contains scholarships available throughout the year, scholarships are available for not just Seniors, but all grades 9-12.  The sooner students review their options & start to track what they'd like to apply to, the better prepared they will be to apply.  

Scholarships are available from a variety of sources but your best source as a Senior applying to a school for post-high school 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: Presidential, 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 to view the OHS Master Scholarship List: 2019-20 School Year

* Select the TABS at the bottom of the file.  Scholarships listed due by Month, National, Local/State, Summer Opportunities and Website Search Sites.  

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


Did you receive a scholarship?  We want to know!!

Senior Scholarship Recipients -  To have your name & award listed in the graduation program please complete the google form.   

Please report ALL scholarships earned before graduation program printing deadline

(TBA - mid May 2020).   


Link  here >>> Scholarship Recipient Google Form



Over 30 OHS-specific scholarships are available to our students.  Students fill out ONE application to be considered for ALL of the scholarships.  Check out the OHS Master Scholarship List, on the OHS Scholarships tab at the bottom of the page, to find out if there are any additional requirements for a particular scholarship.

  • Application opens March 9, due April 14th, 2020.  Watch for application HERE


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  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

 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.

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.  Early application Nov 1.  Regular application EARLY January.



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.

Washington College Grant 

This is a NEW program to Washington residents!! AMAZING PROGRAM. 
Washington's new two-year budget makes a historic commitment to educational opportunity for WA state residents. Beginning in 2020-2021 academic year, the WA College Grant will be a GUARANTEE for eligible state residents at or below median family income (MFI), which is currently $91,766 for a family of four.  
For eligible students, the maximum award will cover FULL TUITION AND FEES at public colleges and universities. Students can also use the grant at ANY of Washington's eligible private colleges & universities. Another significant change to the state financial aid is that the WA College Grant will also serve people in registered apprenticeships.  They can use the grant to pay for tuition and required equipment. The budget included apprenticeships as part of the Career Connect Washington, an initiative that creates new pathways to postsecondary credentials. 
HOW DO I RECEIVE this WA College Grant?  
This is a first come first served program and you have to be enrolled through your completion of your FAFSA or WAFSA.  The FAFSA can be completed here:
WAFSA can be completed here
DO NOT complete both.  


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