High School Counseling office/College Academic Advisor: This is your BEST source for local scholarships and awards available to students from your school!
Online Sources: Be aware! Do not pay for access to scholarship assistance and be careful with the information you provide to unsecured sources.
Your College or University: Check online with the financial aid office, complete the universal scholarship application, ask your college recruiter, attend college fair or senior night, connect online or in person with the office of scholarship services
Specific Degree or Career Path: Check with college professors, connected affinity or alumni groups, employers in degree field
Activity Awards: Check with program/activity advisor, view the national website, ask your high school counselor
Employer/Parent’s Employer: Ask your parent/guardian to talk with their employer and/or human resources department
Community/ National Groups: Check with local civic groups such as Rotary & Kiwanis and visit your area community Foundation website
Washington Apple Education Foundation
The Washington Apple Education Foundation awards over $1 million in scholarships annually to students with a tie to the tree fruit industry. The foundation assists students attending two-year, four-year and vocational colleges. Students pursuing a technical certificate or degree must complete the application titled “Vocational/Technical” while students attending a two- or four-year college/university should complete the “Universal Application”. Awards are based on family ties to the industry, financial need, scholastics and ability to convey drive & commitment.
Community Foundation of NCW
The Community Foundation of NCW manages over 120 scholarship funds established by donors who want to help ease the financial burden of college for local students. Scholarship criteria varies – such as community service, personal growth, or area of study – and is determined by the donor. Most scholarships have criteria aimed at assisting students with the most financial need. CFNCW scholarships may be available to technical school, community college and university students. Check each application for specifics, including deadline.
Sea Mar recognizes and acknowledges the barriers children of farm working families face in their pursuit of a college degree. Economic strains, as well as the language and cultural barriers can often affect these students. Sometimes students need to work after-school and all summer to assist their family.
Mollie Davis Scholarship/Yakima Rotary Trust
Mary Monroe “Mollie” Davis left an educational bequest to Yakima County. The Yakima Rotary Trust administers the scholarship program with oversight by the Yakima Valley Community Foundation. Renewable scholarships for tuition and fees are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited two or four-year college or university of the student’s choice in the amounts of $7,500 or $3,500. Applicants for this scholarship must be both a U.S. citizen and a resident of Yakima County.