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.

ARC of Washington Trust Fund Research Grants

  • Application Deadline: 8/3/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Since 1950 the Arc of Washington Trust Fund has promoted research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of intellectual disabilities and its personal, social, and legal consequences. The Trust provides grants to researchers in the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska or Idaho and in British Columbia. Because the Arc Trust Fund is small compared to public funding sources, preference is given to [...] More

BBB Foundation Students of Integrity Scholarship - Northwest

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • BBB Foundation offers the Students of Integrity Scholarship to recognize high school juniors and seniors who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments. A scholarship of $10,000 will be awarded to the winning application submitted by students residing in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, [...] More

Boise State WUE Award

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $51,544
  • To be considered for the WUE Award, you must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and have a permanent residence within one of the following participating states/U.S. territories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Guam, and Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI). WUE recipients [...] More

Cancer for College Henry Streuli Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • 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: 1/31/2021
  • 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
  • The George and Dorothy Marsden Scholarship Fund was established by Mrs. Marsden to help academically promising students from the Inland Northwest maximize their potential at the world’s best colleges and universities. “My intentions would be wholly fulfilled,” she wrote, if “... our young people … go to the great universities of the world as designated Marsden Scholars.” Up to two new Marsden [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2020
  • 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: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Northwest Osteophatic Medical 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 Northwest. Applicants must be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington and be student [...] More

Pride Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/10/2021
  • 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
  • The Robert J. Meyer Organic Farming 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. Through this scholarship, the Meyer Family desires to keep Robert’s vision alive by assisting individuals in pursuing their vision of a sustainable south sound region, [...] More

The Health Professional Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP)

  • Application Deadline: 5/27/2020
  • Amount: $75,000
  • The Health Professional Loan Repayment Program encourages licensed primary care health professionals to serve in Washington's critical shortage areas. The program provides financial assistance through either conditional scholarships or loan repayment. The loan repayment portion of the program provides educational repayment assistance to licensed primary care health professionals. Applicants agree [...] More

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 2/26/2020
  • Amount: $15,000
  • You have the power to prevent distracted driving among teens. Make a 30-60 second video that inspires your peers to drive safely, and you'll be entered for a chance to win one of 15 great prizes. Approach your video submission as your chance to find a message that would resonate with you and your peers. If your friends - and teens throughout the United States - were going to watch ONE video that [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • U.S Army Loan Repayment Program helps servicemen repay qualified student loans. Out of all the service branches, the Army’s CLRP benefits package is typically regarded as the best, since it provides up to $65,000 in lifetime student loan forgiveness. The benefit is doled out on an annual basis, beginning as soon as a Soldier completes his first year of qualifying service, and provided at a rate [...] More

Washington HECB American Indian Endowed Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • 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

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2020
  • Amount: $7,500
  • The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees. Students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and plan to enroll in an eligible Washington state college or university. For [...] More

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Last Reviewed: February 2020