Friends of Spokane County Library Book Sale


The Deer Park Friends invite you to their next sale during Deer Park Winterfest featuring gently used books, CDs, magazines, movies, and more!

Deer Park Library meeting room
208 S. Forest Ave.
Deer Park, Washington

Saturday, Jan 20, 9am–4pm


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Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship and Emergency Grant Programs – Veterans and Spouses Only

The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship and Emergency Grant Programs

Scholarship America and Wells Fargo are pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship and Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant programs, designed to help veterans complete the postsecondary education or training they need to return to — and succeed in — civilian life and work. We need your help to spread the word.

The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships up to $7,000 per year, to fill gaps for veterans and the spouses of disabled veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been utilized. To help recipients focus on completing their degree, these scholarships are renewable, and award amounts will grow by $1,000 each year. The deadline to apply is February 28.

Wells Fargo’s emergency grant program helps veterans already enrolled in postsecondary education meet their household expenses when faced with unexpected financial setbacks. Ranging up to $1,000, these immediate, one-time grants are designed to keep recipients in school without creating undue financial hardship.


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Washington State Governor’s Scholarship – 2/28/2018

Washington State Governors’




To be considered for the Washington State Governors’ Scholarship students must:

  • Be a high school senior on track to graduate from a Washington state high school or obtain a GED from a Washington state institution by June 2018.
  • Have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.0.
  • Plan to enroll fulltime by fall 2018 at an eligible college or university in the state of Washington.
  • Have resided in Washington state for at least three academic years prior to graduating from high school or obtaining a GED.
  • Have applied for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the free Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)
  • Meet one of the following criteria (either currently or until age 18):
    • Placed by a Washington State court order in any of the following living situations:
      • Foster Care, Guardianship or Dependency Guardianship (non-relatives, relatives, residential/group care)
    • Placed in federally-recognized care (private nonprofit agency in Washington state),  classified as unaccompanied minor and rendered legal permanent residency in the United States
    • Placed under a dependency tribal court order outside of your home.

Applicants are not eligible if they:

  • Have been adopted.
  • Returned to live with their parents before turning 18, (regardless of whether the court continued to remain involved).
  • Have had their dependency court order dismissed.
  • Were not dependent to federal, state or tribal court prior age 18.


The 2018-19 Governors’ Scholarship application will be available on  Monday, January 1, 2018. The online application must be submitted by Wednesday, February 28, 2018. No exceptions.

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Leadership 1000 Scholarship –

Leadership 1000 Scholarship Application

OPENS 1/1/18


The Leadership 1000 Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by individuals, foundations or businesses to provide college scholarships to students who will graduate or have graduated from a Washington state high school or obtained a GED from a Washington state institution. In addition to the eligibility criteria listed below, donors may set additional requirements. Scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $5,000 per academic year.


To be considered for the Leadership 1000 Scholarship students must:

Please note: International students, students on foreign exchange or visas and out-of-state residents are not eligible.

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Sophomores and Juniors – DO-IT Scholars – 1/30/2018

The DO-IT Center (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) serves to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. We hope to have your help finding great students for our capstone program, DO-IT Scholars. For this unique program we are seeking students who

•           are sophomores or juniors in high school in Washington State;

•           have an aptitude for and interest in attending college;

•           have any disability such as, but not restricted to, mobility impairment, learning disability, sensory impairment, or health impairment; and

•           are motivated to participate and interested in interacting with other students with a variety of disabilities.

For two to three summers, DO-IT Scholars attend a two week, live-in summer program on the University of Washington, Seattle campus, where they learn about college selection, challenging careers, self-advocacy, and adaptive technology. DO-IT Scholars are loaned computers and adaptive technology needed to participate in electronic mentoring and Internet support year-round. This program is provided at no cost to the participants.

Students are encouraged to work on and submit their applications in the fall and winter since priority is given to applications received before January 30, 2018. Applications received after January 30 will be considered on a space-available basis. Please feel free to the link to the application at http://www.uw.edu/doit/Programs/scholar.html.

If you are interested in other programs offered by DO-IT, please visit www.uw.edu/doit/Programs.

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Merle Kirkley Merit Scholarship Award – $3,000

The $3,000.00 Merle Kirkley Merit Scholarship Award is a competitive merit-based scholarship program designed to provide financial support for Washington State high school students planning to obtain a post-secondary education.  Applicants must demonstrate that their intent is to major, or obtain a certificate in, a field relating to educational facility planning and design.  Fields related to educational facility design include (but are not limited to):  school planning, architecture, engineering, product services and construction management.

The deadline for receiving the application is April 20, 2018. Please click here to download the application form.

Our mailing address is:

Association for Learning Environments

ScottsdaleAZ 85259

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Washington State Fair Foundation’s Blue Ribbon Scholarship – 2/19/2018


Scholarship Programs
The Washington State Fair Foundation is pleased to present over $100,000 in scholarship opportunities to students residing in Washington State this year. The Blue Ribbon Scholarship Program is made possible through the generosity of the Foundation’s donors. Since the inception of the program in 1991, over $1,200,000 in awards have been distributed and have provided a “fair chance” at a college education. As support of the program has grown, so have the opportunities for students. We are now pleased to offer scholarships to students statewide.
Interested in supporting the Blue Ribbon Scholarship Program? Gifts made to Washington State Fair Foundation provide scholarships for college students, keep the Traveling Farm on the road, and allow for new projects to be funded- like Piglet Palace, Classic Coaster Park, The Farm at SillyVille.

Our scholarship system is now open, please click any of the links below to begin the application process.

The following scholarships are now available on our online application:

Apply Online

For any Scholarship questions, please email kima@thefair.com .

Students only need to submit one application for all our scholarships offered online. The application system will automatically apply students for the scholarships they qualify for. Click any of the scholarships above to see specific qualifications or apply directly at: https://thefairfoundation.awardspring.com

Scholarship applications are due February 19, 2018.

*Exception: Tom Absher Memorial Scholarship is due April 15th, 2018


The Korum Family Arts Scholarship Competition is intended to promote appreciation for the arts, to encourage young artists in the pursuit of their artistic and educational growth, and to showcase the uniqueness of Washington State.  Scholarships will be awarded to the top three finishers in the competition (first place – $2,500, second place – $1,500, third place – $1,000) and are paid directly to the recipient’s college or university to be used toward tuition or books within 24 months of award. The winning piece (1st place) will be retained by the Foundation and auctioned at the annual Washington State Fair Foundation Round Up Auction; it will not be returned to the student.  All proceeds from the sale of the winning art piece will fund the Washington State Fair Foundation scholarship program.

This is a special competition of the Washington State Fair Junior/Senior High School Art Show.

Please check back in February/March 2018 for details on how to enter the competition and how to apply for the scholarship.


The Campbell‐Montgomery Scholarship is awarded to one graduating senior from Puyallup, Rogers or Emerald Ridge High School.  The $1,000 award is paid directly to the recipient’s college or university to be used toward tuition or books.  The Campbell‐ Montgomery Scholarship was created by Robert Campbell and Marna Montgomery Campbell in hopes to spur better writing, better communication and better thinking.

To apply complete the Standard Application Form and supplemental information in the Local Schoalrships booklet provided by your high school (only available for Puyallup, Rogers, and Emerald Ridge High School).

The application will open on February 16, 2018 and the due date is March 16, 2018. Please contact your school counselor for more information about the Local Scholarships booklet and application.


The Washington State Fair Foundation supports the Daffodil Festival by awarding a $5,000 scholarship to the Daffodil Queen. The award is announced at the Queen’s Coronation ceremony in the spring.

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Washington State Opportunity Scholarship – 2/28/2018

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship opened January 2, 2018!

Washington state is home to one of the most innovative economies in the world. Yet there are MORE jobs than qualified applicants to meet our workforce needs in the science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and health care fields that drive our state economy.
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) is a unique, public-private partnership that aims to help fill our talent gap by building pathways for Washington students to pursue the high-demand degrees our economy needs. Opportunity Scholars receive up to $22,500 in scholarship dollars and career-launching support services like mentoring, internship opportunities and networking events.

The mission of the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship is to fuel Washington State’s innovation economy by providing scholarship and a continuum of support services to low-and middle-income undergraduates pursuing high demand STEM and health care degrees.  Explore the opportunity and apply online between January 2nd and February 28th, 2018.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Must be a Washington state resident (as defined in RCW 28B.15.012)
  • Must have earned a high school diploma or GED from a Washington State high school or institution by June 2018. Please note: If you graduated from high school outside of Washington State, you are not eligible.
  • Must be pursuing an eligible high-demand major (Approved Majors, Alphabetically) in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care.
  • Must be working toward a first bachelor’s degree, (i.e. four-year degree).
  • Must be enrolling in an eligible Washington state college or university fall term 2018. Please note: If you will be attending a public community or technical college fall 2018 that does not offer a four-year degree in your eligible high-demand major you must be planning to transfer to one of the four-year colleges/universities referenced above by the time you have earned 90 quarter credits. The list of eligible Washington state college or university has been approved by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) for participation in state financial aid programs under RCW 28B.92.030(4) and WAC 250-20-013 for fall term 2018.
  • Must be planning to enroll at least a half time college student (6+ credits) fall term 2018.
  • Must be a high school senior at the time of application or a college student who will have completed six or fewer quarters, or four or fewer semesters by fall of 2018 as a full-time student (12 or more credits per term). Please note: College students who will have completed more than six full time quarters or four full time semesters of college at the start of fall term 2018 are not eligible. If you are currently in college and completed running start credits while in high school, please count only the quarters/semesters completed after high school graduation.
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) through fall quarter or semester 2017 of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale). Please note: We understand that The Evergreen State College (TESC) does not issue GPAs. We have a partnership with The Evergreen State College in which we will determine if you satisfy this requirement. In addition, if you attend a high school that does not provide GPAs, you are eligible to complete the application, and we will follow up with your high school to determine eligibility.
  • Must file the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov or submit the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) at readysetgrad.org/wasfa by Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Please note: Students who are eligible to submit the FAFSA due to immigration status must submit the FAFSA in order to be eligible for this scholarship. Students who are ineligible to complete the FAFSA must submit the WASFA instead. Students need not qualify for aid, but must apply to one of these applications by the deadline stated.
  • Must apply for Federal Education tax credits if eligible.
  • Must have a family income (adjusted gross income plus all untaxed income) less than the amount listed by family size on this chart. (Note: Unless you qualified to submit the FAFSA as an independent student, the family income amounts are those reported by your parent(s) on your 2018-2019 FAFSA).
  • The amount of funding that selected students will be eligible to receive each year will vary based on the number of credits they have completed. Please see Award Amounts for additional information. 


The application for 2018-2019 will be available here on January 2, 2018. The online application must be submitted by Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 5 p.m. PST.

Remember, in addition to submitting the online application, for your application to be considered, you must also:

  • Mail an official transcript, postmarked by Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Please note that many high schools and colleges take up to a couple of weeks to prepare an official transcript, so be sure to request a transcript early. Transcripts must include all grades through fall term 2017. Unofficial transcripts, transcripts without fall 2017 grades, and transcripts postmarked after March 7 will not be accepted.
  • File the 2018-2019 FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov or WASFA at readysetgrad.org/wasfa by Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

You do not need to submit your FAFSA or WASFA information to this scholarship. We will verify with the state that you have submitted the FAFSA or WASFA.

Sample PDF of 2018-19 application coming soon.

Scholarship recipients will be notified in May. For additional information about the application process, see the Application Checklist and Timeline.

If you have any questions, please email info@waopportunityscholarship.org.


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Deer Park Rotary Club Trade/Vocational Scholarship – 4/2/2018

Deer Park Rotary Club is offering $1,000 scholarships for tuition.  High school seniors graduating from Deer Park High School, Mary Walker High School or Riverside High School who are planning to attend a vocational or trade school this fall and have need for financial assistance are eligible for consideration.  The scholarship committee will evaluate applications on the following:

  • Goal Statement
  • Activities in school and the community
  • Citizenship; concern for others, etc.
  • Financial need
  • Completeness and legibility of this application

Selections are not based on GPA and students (or their parents) do not have to be a member of Rotary to be considered for this scholarship.

The Vocational Committee will review the completed applications.  Scholarships will be awarded without regard to age, sex, marital status, race, creed, color, religion, national origin or the presence of any mental, sensory or physical handicaps.

The scholarship award can be up to $1,000 and will be awarded directly to the student after the successful completion of the first semester/quarter.  In order to receive the award, winners of the scholarship must:

Remain a full-time student in good standing (as defined by the school) while receiving the scholarship and attend one Rotary Club meeting during the school year.

To apply, see Mrs. Bickley in the Counseling Center for a copy of the application.  Applications must be completed and returned along with a current high school transcript, and at least one letter of endorsement from a responsible person, not related to the applicant, to your school counselor or mail all materials to:

Vocational Scholarship Committee, Deer Park Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1234, Deer Park, WA  99006

Deadline to apply is April 2, 2018.

For more information, contact Marty Hilton, Deer Park Vocational Chair at 509-276-2880 or via email at hiltonhaven@hotmail.com.


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WSECU Scholarship Program – 2/12/2018

Scholarship Overview

We received more than 400 applications for our 2017 scholarships and were pleased to provide $64,500 in higher education support for our recipients. A committee comprised of WSECU employees and members select recipients based on an evaluation of students’ academic record, financial need, community involvement and a written essay.

About the Scholarship Program
  • Applications are accepted December through February each year
  • Recipients are selected and notified in the spring
  • WSECU members of all ages are welcome to apply
  • $1,500 awards for two-year college/vocational school
  • $2,500 awards for four-year undergraduate and graduate programs

How to apply:

It’s an online application process.  You may access the application at the link below.  Deadline to apply is February 12, 2018.


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