Washington Scholarships

Whether you’re living on the East Coast, the West Coast or somewhere in the middle, college can get expensive. Thankfully, financial aid opportunities are available to students from each state, sometimes restricted to students from that state. For example, those residing or attending college in Washington can find scholarships by just living in, or attending school in, Washington. By using a student’s location as a search criterion, Scholarships.com can help you find these awards. The scholarships below will give you an idea of the opportunities that may be found at Scholarships.com. For additional information about state scholarships and scholarships based on additional criteria, you may conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

Boise State WUE Award

  • Application Deadline: 10/1/2019
  • Amount: $42,000
  • High school students in Washington have an extended deadline of March 15 to apply to Boise State University in order to be considered for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) award. Applications received beyond March 15 are not guaranteed to be considered for the WUE award. WUE recipients receive a savings of approximately $10,500 per year, for four years.

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Cancer for College Henry Streuli Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • This scholarship will be in honor of Henry Joseph Streuli, who heartbreakingly passed away from Burkitt's Lymphoma on July 3 2015 at the young age of 14. The honoree scholarship will be awarded to a student who will use their education to advance a world that is filled with Henry's love of life. Henry loved everyone, from babies to seniors. Henry was passionate about Jesus and his values of [...] More

Cancer for College Pacific Northwest Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Community college applicants are eligible for the minimum scholarship level. All remaining applicants will be eligible for other one-time awards. Awards are typically $5,000. Scholarship recipients must maintain full-time enrollment at his/her stated university. Scholarship recipients experiencing health-related issues that force them to leave school may request a one-time extension of their [...] More

Celebrate The West High School Art Competition

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $1,200
  • The Western Governors' Association is proud to announce "Celebrate the West", a regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state. The competition is open exclusively to high school students. Home-schooled students in that age group also may enter. Students must be in a school in Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, [...] More

Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The State Association of the Daughters of Pioneers of Washington grants two (2) $1,500 scholarships annually. In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must be: a descendant of a person establishing residence in one of the following states: Washington State during or prior to 1870, Oregon State during or prior to 1853, Idaho State during or prior to 1863, Montana State - west of the crest of [...] More

Marsden Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: $7,500
  • Marsden Scholarships are intended primarily for high school graduates who demonstrate a distinct promise of academic excellence pursuing a baccalaureate degree on a full-time basis, to help them attend higher-rated colleges or universities which might be too costly without the scholarship.

    To be eligible, the applicant must have a permanent legal residence within the Episcopal Diocese of [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2020
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/30/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Investing in the future of osteopathic medicine in the Pacific Northwest begins by supporting today's osteopathic medical students. The Foundation's Scholarship Program helps defray some of the cost of osteopathic medical school. Scholarships are awarded primarily to students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington who are committed to practicing osteopathic medicine in the Pacific [...] More

NSHSS Andeavor Youth Leadership Awards

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Andeavor Industries is providing college scholarships for outstanding young leaders. This new scholarship has been launched to encourage young scholars who are leading by example in their schools and communities. The scholarship is open to high school seniors graduating in spring who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of one of the following 19 states where Andeavor does business: Alaska, [...] More

Pride Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/12/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Pride Foundation offers more than 50 different scholarships though there is only one application to complete. Scholarships are available to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and straight-ally (straight and supportive of LGBT issues) students as well as students from LGBT families. Students must either be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington (but may study [...] More

Robert J. Meyer Organic Farming Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • This scholarship is intended to grant college tuition funds and supplement college costs to local individuals, who have a similar interest in organic and sustainable agriculture, as did Robert J. Meyer. In addition, applicants should have a commitment, the disposition and passion for gaining the knowledge, skills, and business & the technical aptitude that will result in making a contribution to [...] More

Washington HECB American Indian Endowed Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • A highly-educated American Indian population is vital for improving the economic sufficiency and prosperity of American Indian communities located within the state of Washington. To this end, Washington State, in collaboration with the American Indian Community and other private sector partners, established the American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES). This program provides educational [...] More

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Last Reviewed: September 2019