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    Scholarship Bulletin and Notices

    Review the published Seattle Public Schools Scholarship Bulletin opportunities as well as the posted scholarship information listed below. Students remember to check out the Career and College Opportunities Bulletin Board in the school hallway outside the Counseling Center and visit this page OFTEN for the most current scholarship information.



    SPS Scholarship Bulletin

    The Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Bulletin shows scholarships with upcoming due dates. A full comprehensive scholarship list, with due dates beyond, can be found on Naviance: An Online College and Career Planning Tool.

    CURRENT SPS SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN


    Scholarship Notices

    Please contact Helen Maynard the Ballard HS College Career Specialist hbmaynard@seattleschools.org for any questions or to pick up an application for some of the below listed scholarships. 

    Scholarship: One senior graduating from Ballard High School in 2019 will be awarded $1,000
    | Deadline: May 1, 2019 Required essay, letter of recommendation and the completed application. Mail to: Lauren Reis at 2636 NW Market St. Seattle, WA 98107


    Society of American Engineers and Puget Sound Engineering & Science Scholarship Fund (PSE&SSF) Deadline: April 12, 2019 SAME Seattle Post College Scholarships (for High School Seniors graduating in spring of 2019): * The applicant must be a US citizen accepted into a full-time program of study towards a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in engineering, science, technology, or a related field at an accredited college or university. *Currently, $15,250 in college scholarships will be awarded to graduating High School Seniors that will be attending an accredited college or university in the fall of 2019. * The SAME Seattle Post College Scholarship breakout and allocation is as follows: · One (1) scholarship award valued at $1,750, · One (1) scholarship award valued at $1,500, · Twelve (12) scholarship awards valued at $1,000 each.
    Selection criteria and application are only available on-line at www.psessf.org under the Scholarship Application tab.


    Seattle Chapter WSPE (Professional Engineers) 2019 Scholarship Program - $1,500.00 DEADLINE: received by mail May 15, 2019 | Pick Up An Application in the Counseling Office.For an outstanding senior high school student who is applying for, or has been accepted for, an accredited college engineering program. This year, WSPE is awarding one scholarship for $1500.00. 
    Criteria:
    1. Applicant must be a high school senior, a U. S. Citizen and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for grades 10 and 11.
    2. Applicant must attain a minimum test score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Testing Program (ACT).
    3. Applicant must have applied as an undergraduate engineering student to an ABET accredited program.
    4. Applicant must submit one letter of recommendations from a math or science teacher from their present or past high school.
    5. Applicant must submit an essay entitled "My Interest in Engineering" that is machine-printed and is one-half to one page in length (about 250 words)  
    You can learn more about our organization at website www.washingtonengineer.org/


    Freestone Capital Management |
    Due April 1, 2019
    https://www.freestonecapital.com/form/freestone-future-leaders-scholarship-application
    The Freestone Future Leaders scholarship is open to all graduating high school seniors, or college students enrolled full-time in an accredited two or four-year university or college. Each year, five students will be awarded with a $5,000 tuition reimbursement, totaling $100,000 in financial support for 20 students over four years. 
    Who Should Apply We encourage all high school seniors or current undergraduates who are involved in meaningful extracurricular activities, demonstrate a commitment to improving their communities, and who possess an entrepreneurial spirit to apply. 5 students awarded $5,000 for tuition reimbursement. Requires essay of maximum of 500 words and letter of recommendation.

    Our Military.Com $1,000 Scholarship: Deadline May 15, 2019
    Eligibility:  All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
    · Applicants are required to have a 2.7 or better GPA
    · Applicants are not required to have a specific major
    · Students attending online universities are welcome to apply
    · Be an active service member or veteran, spouse of an active service member or veteran, or child of an active service member or veteran. Additional scholarship details can be found here: https://www.ourmilitary.com/scholarship/


    The Ballard Nineteen Scholarship |
    Due March 27 This 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 HS for college or accredited trade school who meet the following criteria: A relative of one of The Ballard Nineteen. If relative not related, the following would qualify as applicant. Student that had/has a parent or grandparent that served in the armed forces. Student must submit: A biographical essay about themselves and their military family member (200-300 words). A copy of military ID or documentation for family member. Info on the cover page of application.  See Helen Maynard hbmaynard@seattleschools.org in the Counseling Center for an application. 


    Rotary Club of the University District I | Due March 25 | They are offering six scholarships of $5,000 for 2019-20 academic year. Students who would like to attend a two-year college in Washington State are invited to apply. GED recipients certified within the last two (2) years may also apply. Application 

    Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship
    | Due June 30 2019 
    https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/scholarships/
    A $1,000 award will be given to a student pursuing a health-related degree program. Areas of study considered : counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field). Applicants must submit an essay no more than 500 words describing why they are passionate about health care, with a focus on substance abuse and mental health. Essays can draw from personal or professional experience. 


    Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships Application More Info, due March 31, 2019 addition details on http://swedishclubnw.org/scholarships.htm  Note: Swedish ancestry not required.
    The Maxwell Foundation - financial aid of up to $5,000 per year for freshmen starting a four-year private college program.  Renewable each year for a total of up to $20,000 over a four year period. Due April 30. 
    Details: maxwell.org/ | Application: maxwell.org/Maxwell_sec/ScholarshipApplication.aspx 

    STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS.ORG | SCHOLARSHIP LISTINGS 
    Student Scholarships.org BHS Senior Families view a list of 15 Scholarship Programs pdf icon that will give out more than 556 Individual Scholarship Awards during the 2018-2019 school year. If you have any question contact Helen Maynard in the BHS Counseling Office hbmaynard@seattleschools.org


    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program | Due June 14, 2019 Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 12th year. We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year. Scholarship Application Process - Students will submit an essay (500 to 1000 words) on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm Full details are available on our site. *The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.
    2019 Cathay Bank Scholarship Program - www.apcf.org/2019-cathay-bank-scholarship-program |  Application Deadlines for ALL scholarships: 11:59PM - Wed, March 27 Grants students 20 - $1,000 in scholarship awards for high school seniors planning to attend Fall of 2019.

    2019 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund - www.tascholarshipfund.org/2019-tasf-scholarship-overview/ | Application Deadlines for ALL scholarships: 11:59PM -Wed, March 27, 2019 Grants 10 - $5,000 scholarship awards to students of Taiwanese descent planning to attend a university/college in the U.S. in Fall of 2019.


    Seniors who are applying to U of W and are interested in engineering may want to consider the STARS program.
    U of W’s engineering program is now "Direct to College." Students who have identified engineering and are accepted, are admitted “freshman direct” to that program, as well. However, sometimes a student’s transcript may not show their aptitude for STEM coursework coming in as a freshman. They may be accepted to UW, but not accepted “freshman direct” to the College of Engineering.  What? The STARS program offers an alternative route to receiving a degree in engineering. This program puts them into a cohort of classes that would allow them to get into their engineering program of choice after they finish the 2 year program. Note – student must be eligible for financial aid (preference for Husky Promise, Pell Grant, and State Need Grant recipients).The deadline is March 31, 2019, which is right after our decision letters will be going out (March 1st-15th). Here is a link for more info on the program: https://www.engr.washington.edu/stars



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