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Announcing New Ballard High School Foundation Scholarship Opportunities! Due March 24

Tim Nygard Ballard “Legacy” Scholarship

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The Ballard High School Foundation is offering a scholarship to honor the memory of Ballard High School alum class of 2001, Tim Nygard, who passed away after a three-year battle with colon cancer in March, 2023.

New! The Tim Nygard Ballard “Legacy” Scholarship is an annual $2,000 award which will be made to a graduating senior with Ballard HS “legacy roots” and be known for modeling character, compassion, and friendship towards fellow students. The award is to be used for tuition to pursue further academic or trade education.

Download or pick up an application in the Counseling Center. Learn more details about this scholarship on the Scholarship News page. Due by March 24, 2024.


The Ballard High School Foundation Golden Beaver Scholarships Announcement Mar. 24

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The Golden Beaver Scholarship Committee is excited to announce even more life-changing scholarships through a recent substantial donation from the estate of Ballard High School Foundation Co-Founder C. David Hughbanks ’54. The Scholarship Committee is looking to award students who have an array of interests, backgrounds, academic achievements, and post-high school educational goals, so make sure to apply to be considered! Don’t wait to apply these opportunities are for you.

  1. New! Hughbanks Family Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing further academic or trade education in WASHINGTON STATE and will prioritize students with situational or financial need. Awards are $5,000 for two years.
  2. Golden Beavers Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing further academic or trade education. Awards are for one year and can range from $500 to $5,000.

Due in March

Mead & Hunt Scholarship Mar. 1

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The Mead & Hunt scholarship for current or incoming college students is now open and accepting applications through March 1. We are offering scholarships for non-traditional/returning college students, high school seniors that identify as ethnic minorities, and a general college scholarship that is open to all. More information, eligibility requirements, and applications are available on the Mead & Hunt website. Applications must be received by March 1, 2024. Scholarships will be awarded and paid in May/June 2024.


Wa. State School Retirees’ Association Mar. 1

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The Washington State School Retirees’ Association (WSSRA) invites senior students who have a GPA of 30. or higher to apply for the above scholarships. These awards are given ot students who plan a career in the field of education. Eight $3,000 WSR – Foundation Scholarships, eight $2,000 WSR – Foundation Scholarships, and sixteen Robert .J Handy Scholarships ($900 per year redeemable for four years) wil eb awarded to students whose degree would be ni one of these areas: teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, social worker, or psychologist. In addition, two Gene Forrester Memorial Scholarships will be awarded ot students who will major in Agricultural Education at Washington State University. WSRA collects applications and refers them to reading committees that score applications and select the recipients. The scholarship application is available online on the Wa State Retiree website and due online by March 1, 2024. Applicants will be notified by May 17, 2024 if they have been chosen.


WSAC American Indian Endowed Scholarship Mar. 1

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The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) will accept applications for the 2024-25 American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES) through March 1.

The American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES) helps students with financial need who have close social and cultural ties to an American Indian community in Washington State. Students can use the scholarship at public colleges and many independent colleges in Washington. The program prioritizes upper-division and graduate-level students, but all applicants are considered. Award amounts range from around $500 to $2,000. Ten to 15 students are selected each year to receive the awards. Students may get AIES funding for up to five years, but must reapply each year. Many past recipients have careers in law, medicine, education, business, and resource management. All have returned, or plan to return, to their tribal communities to work on behalf of Indian peoples within the state. Learn more and apply.


Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship Mar. 8

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The Kelly Foundation of Washington is pleased to offer the Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship. Are you bound for college, community college or an accredited trade school this Fall? The Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship might be available to help you get started. We consider your grades, high school accomplishments, personal statement, financial need and letters of recommendation. Applicants will be judged on citizenship, academic achievement, and financial need. Each award is worth $2,500 and winners will be notified in April 2024. More information is available on the Kelly Foundation website. All applications (with all attachments) must be postmarked by March 8, 2024. Students please pick up an official Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship application in the Ballard HS Counseling Office.


Full Paid Cosmetology Scholarship Contest Mar. 13

Apply for a full paid cosmetology scholarship to Aveda Arts & Sciences Institutes. For their 15 month program. Write a 500-word essay or record a 2 minute personal video about why you are interested in cosmetology and want to pursue your education at Aveda Arts & Sciences Institutes. Participants will participate in an Instagram contest where you can show off your hair, makeup and fashion skills.

Enter now, deadline for submission is Wed, March 13 at 6 p.m.

Questions? Email Seattle.Admissions@AvedaArts.edu or visit the Aveda website.


Horatio Alger Scholarships Mar. 15
Juniors & Seniors

Horatio Alger Scholarships | While most other scholarships focus exclusively on academic achievement or leadership potential, Horatio Alger Scholarships are also intended for promising students who have critical financial need, demonstrate integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, and are determined to succeed. More than 70 options for Juniors and Seniors interested in attending college or CTE programs. Deadline March 15. Learn more and apply today!


Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Sponsorship Mar. 15

For the past 10 years, we have been inspired and impressed by the writing of Seattle Public School students applying for Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship competition. Some of those essays have been written by students at SPS! – in fact, all three of 2023’s winners last year hailed from Ingraham, West Seattle, and Ballard High Schools!

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  • Write about Civic Courage.
  • Win a 1st Place $5,000 Scholarship.
    • Runner Up: Two $2,500 Scholarships.
  • Who’s Your Hero?

Who is your civic hero? The Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship is an opportunity for local students to write essays about an individual or group of individuals from Washington State who have demonstrated civic courage on an issue of importance to the community at great personal, political, or professional risk. Tell us about someone who stood up for what’s right in Washington State. You can win money for college and a chance to have some of the best writers in our region read your work. In addition to the scholarship prize, the winning essays will be added to the collection in the Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room at The Seattle Public Library. Sponsored by the Seattle Public Library. Visit the SPL Scholarship page for applicant and essay requirements as well as more detailed information.


Ballard Nineteen Scholarship Mar. 24

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The Ballard Nineteen Scholarship is to remember the nineteen men from Ballard High School who died serving in Vietnam. A $1000 award to any graduating senior at Ballard High School for college or accredited trade school who meet the criteria listed on the application.

Applications are available in the Counseling Center or can be downloaded. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Carol Bristol at chbristol@seattleschools.org or stop by the Ballard HS Counseling Center.  Applications can be dropped off in the BHS Counseling Center. Due date is March 24, 2024.


Daniel Chavez Scholarship Mar. 24

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The Daniel Chavez Scholarship is in honor of fallen Marine, Daniel Chavez who graduated from Ballard High School in 2003.

Seniors who are a relative of Daniel Chavez or have a parent, grandparent, or sibling in the armed forces should apply.

Applications are available in the Counseling Center or can be downloaded. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Carol Bristol at chbristol@seattleschools.org or stop by the Ballard HS Counseling Center. Applications can be dropped off in the BHS Counseling Center. Due date is March 24, 2024.


Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships Mar. 31

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Applications for the Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships will be accepted Jan. 2 through March 31, 2024.

Criteria and Procedures

  • Must be a HS senior, attend a HS in King County and reside in King County, WA. Must submit a completed application, transcript, information about family income, optional additional information (limit to 3 pages) and a self-addressed, stamped envelope in order to receive a notification of results.
  • Finalists must be available for a personal interview on Saturday, May 18, 2024. Swedish ancestry is not required

Finalists will be selected on the following basis: The candidate’s submitted application and essay, the candidate’s high school record, financial assessment, Leadership and Community Service. Students can also pick up an application in the Counseling Center.


Due in April

Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) April 8

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Our Scholarship Application is now open, and we are hoping for more applicants this year! We have over 70K to award this year and would like to increase the number of applications from last year!

Our criteria is pretty simple, applicants must be pursuing construction-related training at a provider within Washington State. It can be a two or four-year college or university, or even certificate training. Keep in mind construction consists of a wide variety of occupations, carpenters, designers, architects, plumbers, electricians, roofers, engineers, landscapers etc.


New! PSE & SSF College STEM Scholarships April 12

The application period for the Puget Sound Engineering & Science Scholarship Fund (PSE & SSF) and SAME 2024 Scholarship is now open!

Please refer to complete details and the application on the PSE & SSF website as well as the WashBoard site. Please contact John Souza at jsouza@ktainc.net or Geoffrey Compeau gccompeau@gmail.com if you have any questions concerning these scholarships or the application process. Applications are due by April 12, 2024


New! Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) April 15

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The Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) is a nonprofit organization that administers scholarships to eligible high school seniors. We have multiple scholarship awards to distribute in 2024 and the deadline for all scholarships is on Monday, April 15, 2024 at 11:59 PDT.

Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship Eligibility: High school senior living in Washington, plan to attend a US accredited 4-year college/university or a community college and will be enrolled as a freshman in the fall of 2024, have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0, have a household income at or below the County Low Income Level (must be able to show 2022 or 2023 income tax return if selected for award). Open to ALL MAJORs with no ethnicity requirement.

We also have 2 nationwide scholarships: The Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund for Taiwanese American students and the The Kao Kalia Yang Scholarship for Hmong American students. These nationwide scholarships have some ethnicity restrictions.

For more information about all of your scholarships, as well as an online application, please visit our APCF website.


The University-Ballard Lions Foundation Scholarships April 15

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The University-Ballard Lions Foundation $1,000 Scholarships are open to all Ballard High School seniors regardless of race, cultural ethnicity, religion or gender. The senior must be accepted to an accredited school of higher education. Students from diverse communities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with sight and/or hearing impairments and financial need are also encouraged to apply. Attach to the application a short essay about himself /herself, family what career he/she would pursue. Also include a short paragraph explaining the purpose of the Lions Club. Pick up an application in the BHS Counseling office or email Susan Potemkin; spotemkin@comcast.net Applications should be mailed by April 15, 2024.


SPS Scholarship Info

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Don’t get left behind when it comes to scholarships, financial aid, and more. Get details about opportunities and resources available to the Class of 2024 on the the district Featured News.


StudentScholarship.org Multiple Due Dates: March – May 2024

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StudentScholarships.org has been providing scholarship information to students and scholarship management services to companies since 2003. They have the largest collection of Scholarships.

Below you will find a list of Scholarship Programs available to students. More than 495 Individual Scholarships will be distributed through these 15 Programs. Links to more information and scholarship application deadlines posted below.

Scholarship Newsletter
  1. Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship – $5,000 – 15 Awards (Mar. 1, 2024)
  2. FEEA Scholarships – $5,000 – 200 Awards (Mar. 14, 2024)
    • Be children, step-children, or legal dependents of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal workers employed with the federal government for more than three years. Learn More.
  3. Navy League Foundation Scholarships – $10,000 – 11 Awards (Mar. 15, 2024)
    • Be a student enrolled in any curriculum at an accredited institution of higher education in the Fall of 2024. B) Be the child or grandchild of a member of the sea services, which includes: the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, United States Coast Guard, and U.S.-flag Merchant Marine. Learn More.
  4. Latino Actuaries Scholarship Program – $7,500 – 5 Awards (Mar. 31, 2024)
    • Be a Latino student planning on attending a college or university in the United States in the Fall of 2024. Plan on pursuing a career as an actuary. Learn More.
  5. Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship – $1,000 – 35 Awards (April 1, 2024)
    • Be a high school senior or high school graduate starting your first semester of college in the United States. Have a diagnosis of narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnia. Learn More.
  6. Army Scholarship Foundation Scholarships – $1,000 – 5 Awards (April 15, 2024)
    •  Be a son or daughter of regular active duty, active duty Reserve, or active duty National Guard U.S. Army members in good standing. Learn More.
  7. Lift Parts Express Scholarship – $500 – 1 Award (April 30, 2024)
    • Be a current senior in High School and a legal resident of the United States or Canada. Be enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 2024. Learn More.
  8. ASHRAE High School Senior Scholarships – $3,000 – 4 Awards (May 1, 2024)
    • Be a high school senior with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0. Be accepted into an engineering, pre-engineering, or engineering technology program. Learn More.
  9. Be a high school senior who will be pursuing a four-year degree in nursing. Be involved in volunteer work or other extracurricular activities outside of school. Learn More.
  10. Be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder and age 18 years or older by the beginning of the 24-25 academic school year. Learn More.
  11. Be between the ages of 17 and 24 as of Feb. 15, 2024. Submit musical works that have not been assigned to any major music publisher or major record label. Learn More.
  12.  Be an incoming college freshman or a student transferring from a two-year program into a four-year program in the Fall of 2024. Be eligible for Federal Pell Grant funding. Learn More.
  13. Be a high school senior in the United States. Major in an agricultural field at an accredited college or university in the Fall of 2024. Learn More.
  14. Be direct descendants of veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. Membership in the American Legion is not required for this scholarship.Be in their senior year of high school. Learn More.

Largest Collection of Scholarships on the Web.


BigSun Scholarship June 19

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in or what their capacity in that sport is. Please visit SunScholarship 2024 website to apply.

Scholarship Details
  • Who: All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.
  • How to Apply: Send a short essay (500 – 1,000 words) answering the following questions;
    • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you? Has your participation influenced your career goals? Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
  • Deadline: June 19, 2024 & Amount of Award: $500.00

Bold.org

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Bold.org is a student scholarship platform. They have recently announced new scholarships for Black and African American students and would be interested in receiving applications from Ballard High School students. All students should have the opportunity to pursue higher education and the career of their dreams. It’s our mission to make college accessible for all students by eliminating student debt.


Army ROTC Program Scholarships

The University of Washington’s ROTC program is now accepting applications for seniors interested in 4-year full tuition scholarships. We would love to offer your students the opportunity to be a part of the University of Washington’s deep and rich history. The Army ROTC is a program that allows you to attend college and earn a degree while simultaneously completing requirements to commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Army. ROTC is not an alternative to getting a college degree nor is it something students do in lieu of college.

Students who are interested in applying for the ROTC scholarship or would like to learn more about the program or UW please contact us at armyrotc@uw.edu . Visit our Army ROTC Scholarship page to apply.


Applications & Additional Information

All applications are available in the Counseling Center or can be downloaded. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Carol Bristol at chbristol@seattleschools.org or stop by the Ballard HS Counseling Center.  

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District Updates

Scholarships for SPS Students

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Scholarships are a type of grant (monetary gift you do not have to pay back) for students to use in paying for after high school training and college programs. Scholarships are available for students as early as elementary school and continue through graduate school.

Federal and State programs provide over 46 billion dollars in student aid. Private companies, community organizations, civic groups, foundations, and religious organizations provide an additional 3 billion dollars in scholarships.

Finding a Scholarship

A scholarship list can be found on Naviance (all SPS 6th-12th grade students have 24/7 access to Naviance) and the following websites.

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Scholarship Bulletin

05/10/2024 – The Edmund F. Maxwell Foundation

The Maxwell Foundation provide financial resources to student leaders from Washington state. To recognize high academic achievement, The Foundation offers financial aid of up to $5000 per year for freshmen starting a four-year program at a private university or college. The award is based on students academic records, the submission of a personal essay, and a summary of extracurricular activities. The scholarship is renewable each year for a total of up to $20,000 over a four year period. Between 10 and 30 scholarships will be awarded.

03/01/2024 – Robert J. Handy & WSSR Foundation

Amount: $900-3,000

The Washington State School Retirees’ Association (WSSRA) invites high school seniors to apply for the Robert J. Handy and WSSR Foundation scholarships. These awards are given to students who plan to pursue a career in education. Statewide, 16 WSSR foundation scholarship and 16 PEMCO/Robert J. Handy Scholarships will be awarded to students. For the WSSR, one $3000 award and one $1000 award will be granted in each of the eight WSSRA regions. For handy, two $900 scholarship (redeemable for four years) will be awarded in each of the eight WSSRA regions by PEMCO.

04/19/2024 – Seattle Association of Educational Office Professionals (SAEOP) Scholarship

Seattle Association of Educational Office Professionals (SAEOP) Scholarship. This year we are proud to continue the tradition of awarding one (1) One thousand-dollar ($1000) scholarship and (2) Five hundred-dollar scholarships. We are seeking all interested and qualified Seattle Public High School graduating senior students (class of 2024) who wish to continue their education at a 2-year, 4-year college or vocational school. Please keep in mind throughout the application process that this is not a need-based scholarship.
The deadline for returning applications is Friday, April 19, 2024.

SAEOP Scholarship Information and Application