Scholarships & College Information

Scholarships and College Information


April College Visits pdf icon

Mark Your Calendars!

The UW Women’s Center SAT Prep Course at the University of Washington is again sponsoring two SAT Prep class series, each preparing for the May or June SAT. The next series is April 6, 13, 20 or May 4, 11, 18 from 5:30 to 8:30pm at Savery Hall Room 136. The cost is $150 (all materials are provided). Refer to this SAT Prep Flyer and contact the UW Women’s Center if you have any questions at all. Sign up at the below website address:

PNACAC College Fair on Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 12 - 3pm at Seattle University
Students and Parents: PNACAC fairs are free and open to the public. No fee is necessary for students, family members or guidance counselors to attend. Students are encouraged to visit prior to the fair. After entering their information on the website, students can print a barcode that can be scanned by the college representatives of their choice. Put an end to filling out info cards at every table!  

More information regarding the PNACAC College Fair can be found at:

PNACAC College Fair Flyer pdf icon


Just Announced!

Seniors! Several local scholarships have deadlines coming up RIGHTafter the vacation. Look at the scholarship bulletin ( ) and on the Ballard HS website to see details for the Lions (4/17), District Four Masons (4/28), and Carkeek (4/30).

If you are planning to attend a technical school, vocational program or 2 year college to earn an AA degree after graduation, you are eligible to apply for the Ballard Rotary Scholarship. Applications are available in the BHS counseling center or download an application and are due on Friday, April 21.

Any students of Japanese ancestry who will attend the University of Washington in Fall 2017, please see Ms. Flanagan  for a scholarship opportunity by April 7, 2017.

Carkeek Scholarships
will be available again this year to Seattle Public High School graduates. The scholarships are available to graduating seniors of Seattle Public High Schools who will be attending publicly funded institutions of higher learning within the state of Washington, including junior colleges. Scholarship awards are based on (1) high school scholastic achievement, (2) financial need of the student, and (3) recommendations of teachers and community leaders as to the student’s participation in school and outside activities. The Selection Committee has discretion to determine the number of recipients and the amounts awarded. The completed application must be postmarked or faxed by April 30, 2017 (please do not e-mail any applications).  Carkeek Scholarship Application pdf icon

2017 Seattle Chapter of Links Scholarship Application
pdf icon for African American high school students in the Greater Seattle area. Deadline for application is April 14, 2017

Seattle WSPE Scholarship Application
 pdf icon    This is an application for a Theodore O Wright Memorial Scholarship, awarded by the Seattle Chapter of the Washington Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE) to a college freshman engineering students entering an ABET accredited program. Due May 1, 2017

Ballard Seniors You are making progress towards all of you completing the FAFSA ( but several of you still have NOT! 56.5% of you have completed it…this is still less than the amount of seniors who have completed it at Roosevelt and Garfield.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid must be completed by EVERY student who intends to apply to ANY college/university. You can complete it at and will need information from your parents. If you have any questions come see Ms. Flanagan in the Counseling Center between 9-1 each day. Each college has a finite amount of financial aid- you want to submit your financial aid documents NOW so that you can get some of that aid.

Most of the large Washington public universities have priority Financial Aid deadlines of 1/31 and 2/1 (University of Washington was on 1/15!). This means that in order to get the most financial aid possible, you need to complete and submit your FAFSA before those dates. 

For a full list of deadlines, look at the FAFSA thermometer outside the main office. See Ms. Flanagan in the Counseling Center with questions.

FAFSA Application Information

On September 14, 2015, significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process were announced that will affect millions of students. You can read more and get the link to the online application on the Federal Student Aid website.

Visit the SPS website for more info | 2016-17 Seattle Financial Aid Information Sessions

Scholarship Bulletins

SPS Scholarship Bulletin - April 2017 pdf icon

BHS Scholarship Bulletin - April 2017 pdf icon


Seniors take a look at the Collegewise 2016-17 Guide to Completing the CommonApp. It is a good resource for students when completing the Common Application.  It's free, from the college admissions information website Collegewise.


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