Apr
20
2018
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Numerica Credit Union Scholarships – 5/1/2018

A student’s dream of higher education shouldn’t be cut short because of financial limitations. Numerica offers three different scholarship programs to its members in good standing, the Financial Education Scholarship for students who have completed Numerica’s financial education program, the Student Ambassador Scholarship for high school seniors who are entering a two or four-year college or university and the Returning Education Scholarship for students who are returning to a two or four-year program after at least a year lapse in attendance. The scholarships are focused around the applicant’s community service efforts and does not have a GPA requirement.  You must be a member of Numerica to apply!

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Mar
22
2018
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International Air and Hospitality Academy – Scholarships Available

For more than 38 years, we have provided the accredited training that has launched thousands of successful careers in well-paying positions such as flight attendant, railroad conductor, wind turbine technician, chef, and many others.

Our training programs are designed with input from industry leaders to ensure graduates are meeting the needs of their employers with the right technical, personal, and safety skills.  Some of the features that make our schools so appealing:

  • Financial aid available to those who qualify
  • Student housing
  • Career placement assistance
  • Affordable tuition
  • Complete training in five (5) to nine (9) months, depending on the program

For the current school year, we will be offering students at your high school up to $13,500 in scholarships to attend our programs.  The scholarship awards would be broken down as follows:

Programs:

  • Airline/Travel Specialist Scholarship – Amount $500 (3)
  • Culinary Arts Scholarship – Amount $2,000 (3)
  • Wind Turbine and Telecom Technician Scholarship – Amount $1,000 (3)
  • Railroad Operations Scholarship – Amount $1,000 (3)

Please feel free to contact Ann Dabbs at 800-868-1816, 360-9920-4308, or at adabbs@aha.edu for further information.

More information can be found by emailing info@aha.edu or at www.aha.edu.

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Mar
22
2018
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2018 Banner Bank/Spokane Indians College Scholarship – 5/11/2018

Any high school senior in the graduating class of 2018 attending a high school within Spokane County & Kootenai County and/or a member of one of the six (6) regional tribes (the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, the Colville Tribe, the Kalispel Tribe, the Kootenai Tribe, the Nez Perce Tribe, and the Spokane Tribe) is eligible for this scholarship.

There will be a total of five (5) scholarships awarded this year.

This scholarship is funded through the generosity of Banner Bank.  Completed scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, May 11, 2018.

The following standards will be considered:

  1. Scholarship
  2. Leadership
  3. Character
  4. Location of college (local colleges/universities/vocational schools preferred)

Completed applications should be mailed to the following address and must be postmarked no later than Friday, May 11, 2018:

Banner Bank/Spokane Indians Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 4758, Spokane, WA  99220

Scholarship winners will be notified no later than June 8, 2018.

For a complete copy of the application, please visit the Counseling Center, or visit www.spokaneindians.comThe scholarship will be found under the “Community” tab.

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Mar
13
2018
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CampNeuro – Applications Now Open until 4/23/2018!

Camp NeuroPicture

Camp Neuro and Camp Cardiac, run by local medical students in over 30 cities nationwide, serves as an ideal introduction for any high school student interested in exploring a career in medicine or psychology.

With a focus on both education and real world experience, Camp Neuro provides students with a unique opportunity to learn directly from experts in both the medical and psychological fields.  In addition, this 1-week summer day camp provides a foundation for healthy living with an emphasis on both diet and exercise.  Although Camp Neuro’s primary focus is on care and maintenance of the brain as well as psychology, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.

SPOKANE

August 20th-24th, 2018 (Monday to Friday)
8:30am to 4:00pm (daily)
University of Washington School of Medicine

Open to all high school students (including Spring/Summer 2018 graduates) 15-18 years of age as of first day of assigned session and currently residing in the US.

Spots are limited and filled on a rolling, first-come, first-serve basis.  No payment is required to apply.

Scholarship Application Deadline
Monday, April 2ndEarly Standard Deadline & Tuition
Monday, April 2nd | $550*Regular Standard Deadline & Tuition
Monday, April 23rd | $600*

*Includes daily lunch and course materials.  Cancellation & Refund Policy / Request Form

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN STANDARD & SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Required Application Essay(s) & Timeline

Cancellation & Refund Policy / Request Form

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Camp Neuro is a 1-week (Monday to Friday) summer day camp running daily from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.  The camp is open to high school students (including Spring/Summer 2018 graduates) 15-18 years of age as of first day of assigned session and currently residing in the US.

All of the following and more is included:

Hands-on Workshops
Campers will learn a variety of skills, including how to tie surgical knots, take patient histories, and perform basic routine physical exams.

Basic Knowledge Lectures
Lectures cover basic brain anatomy and physiology.

Introduction to Various Careers in Healthcare
Campers learn about careers directly from professionals a given field (e.g., physician, psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, dietician).

Brain Dissection (pig)*
Campers receive hands-on experience as part of their basic brain anatomy.

Medical Student Forum
A panel of medical campers discuss their individual paths to medical school, and pass on the tips and lessons that they’ve learned from their experience.

Healthy Living Exercise
Campers learn various techniques to become/stay physically fit.

Graduation Certificate
Campers receive a certificate of graduation upon the completion of the camp.

Daily Lunch

*This activity is performed with actual “real”  tissue and may make some campers uncomfortable or ill.  Please let us know of any concerns that you may have ahead of time.  An alternative schedule can be arranged.

Sample Day

8:30-9:00am:
Introduction

9:00-10:30am:
Anatomy of the Nervous System

10:30am-12:00pm:
Brain Dissection (pig)

12:00-12:30pm:
Lunch

12:30-1:00pm:
Career Profile
Meet a Psychiatrist

1:00-2:00pm:
PhysicalExam Skills

2:00-3:00pm:
Patient Encounter

3:00-4:00pm:
Brain imaging basics

4:00pm:
End of Day’s Program

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Feb
26
2018
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State Need Grant (Paying for College) – FAFSA

WASHINGTON STATE NEED GRANT

The State Need Grant (SNG) program helps the state’s lowest-income undergraduate students pursue degrees, hone skills, or retrain for new careers. Students can use the grants at eligible institutions in Washington.

Eligibility

Students eligible for SNG must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Washington State resident.
  • Have a family income at or below the amounts specified in the following chart:

State Need Grant Family Income Eligibility Chart (2017-18)

Family size Annual income*
1 $31,500
2 $41,500
3 $51,000
4 $60,500
5 $70,500
6 $80,000
7 $82,000
8 $84,000
9 $85,500
10 $87,500

*Adusted Gross Income (AGI) + Nontaxable Income

  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Attend classes at one of the eligible institutions in Washington.
  • Enroll in an eligible program with a minimum of three credits as an undergraduate student.
  • Pursue a first bachelor’s degree, a certificate, or a first associate degree in any field of study excluding theology.
  • Make satisfactory academic progress.
  • Not exceed five years of SNG term usage or 125% of enrolled program length.
  • Not owe a repayment to another student aid program.

How to Apply

The application process for the State Need Grant is simple. All you need to do is complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as the FAFSA. To apply online or review your status go to www.fafsa.gov.

If you are not eligible to complete the FAFSA due to your immigration status, you still may be eligible to apply for the State Need Grant by completing the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). For more information go to www.readysetgrad.org/wasfa.

Award Amounts

State Need Grant amounts vary by the type of school you attend. The chart below shows the maximum you may be eligible to receive if enrolled full time.

Maximum SNG Award Amounts 2017-18*
Institutions Award
Public Research University of Washington $9,553
Washington State University $9,553
Public Comprehensive Central Washington University $6,431
Eastern Washington University $6,090
The Evergreen State College $6,411
Western Washington University $6,638
Private Four-Year Independent/Private Four-Year Nonprofit Universities and Colleges $9,553
Independent/Private Four-Year For-Profit Universities and Colleges $8,517
WGU Washington $5,619
Community and Technical Colleges (CTC) Community and Technical Colleges $3,620
CTC Applied Baccalaureate Programs $6,090
Private Two-Year Private Two-Year Nonprofit Colleges $3,620
Private Two-Year For-Profit Colleges $2,823
Dependent Care Allowance $906

* Actual SNG award amounts may vary due to individual campus awarding policies and available funds.

Additional Resources

Contact Us

Have more questions? The State Need Grant program staff at the Washington Student Achievement Council will be happy to help!

Email: finaid@wsac.wa.gov
Phone: 1-888-535-0747, option 3

 

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Feb
06
2018
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Jan
24
2018
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StudentScholarships.org – Various Due Dates

http://www.studentscholarship.org/newsletter.php

http://www.studentscholarship.org/

 

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship:  $10,000 – 3 Awards (Deadline:  2/20/2018)

https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9544/vegetarian_resourse_group_scholarships_scholarship.php

 

SP Scholarships:  $10,000 – 10 Awards (Deadline:  2/28/2018)

https://www/studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14803/sp_scholarship_scholarship.php

 

Project Yellow Light Billboard Scholarship:  $2,000 – 2 Awards (Deadline:  3/1/2018)

https://www/studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14801/project_yellow_light_billboard_design_scholarship_scholarship.php

 

National Farmers Farm Kids Scholarship:  $1,000 – 3 Awards (Deadline:  3/1/2018)

https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13249/national_farmers_farm_kids_scholarship_scholarship.php

 

SEG Scholarship:  $10,000 – 150 Awards (Deadline:  3/1/2018)

https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9766/seg_scholarships_scholarship.php

 

USPAACC Scholarships:  $5,000 – 10 Awards (Deadline:  3/10/2018)

http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10177/uspaacc_scholarships_scholarship.php

 

Microsoft Disability Scholarship:  $20,000 – 10 Awards (Deadline:  3/15/2018)

https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12198/microsoft_disability_scholarship_scholarship.php

 

United States Institute of Peach Scholarships:  $2,500 – 2 Awards (Deadline:  3/15/2018)

https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9221/united_states_institute_of_peace_scholarship_scholarship.php

 

Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship:  $20,000 – 2 Awards (Deadline:  3/15/2018)

https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12089/beyond_the_buroughs_national_scholarship_scholarship.php

 

Harris Poll Scholarship:  $1,000 – 1 Award (Deadline:  3/15/2018)

https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14804/harris_poll_scholarship_scholarship.php

 

Sister Rita Jeanne Scholarships:  $3,000 – 7 Awards (Deadline:  3/15/2018)

https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9759/sister_rita_jeanne_scholarships_scholarship.php

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Jan
24
2018
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Inland Northwest Community Foundation Scholarships – Various Due Dates

Inland Northwest Community Foundation hosts several scholarships available to help students in our region achieve their higher education goals by attending colleges, universities, or vocational schools. These funds provide nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Most scholarships are due March 1 and applications open the first week of December.
To find scholarship details and applications, start by clicking the link below to the county in which you reside.
If you are a potential applicant, the best way to learn about scholarships is to contact your higher education institution’s financial aid department or your current high school counselor’s office directly.

Washington

Idaho       

Adams Benewah
Asotin Bonner
Columbia Boundary
Ferry Clearwater
Garfield Idaho
Grant Kootenai
Lincoln Latah
Pend Oreille Lewis
Spokane Nez Perce
Stevens Shoshone
Whitman

To search an extensive list of all scholarships, including designated scholarships, search our Fund Descriptions page.  Type “scholarship” or “scholarships” or the donor’s name.

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Jan
16
2018
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Friends of Spokane County Library Book Sale

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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Jan
08
2018
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Leadership 1000 Scholarship –

Leadership 1000 Scholarship Application

OPENS 1/1/18

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

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.

APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY

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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