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Granger High School Scholarship List

There are many types of scholarships available to students from a variety of sources and for a variety of reasons. Scholarships can be local, state, and national. They can come from community groups, non-profit groups, banks, your and your parents employers, unions, businesses  and corporations. All colleges, technical schools, and universities offer scholarships to students. Higher education institutions also have scholarship offices, websites, and other means of dispersing scholarship information to current and prospective students.


In addition to looking at what I have available I’ve included some great scholarship websites:

The WashBoard




A major source of funding for students going to college, universities, and technical schools is the Federal Financial Aid Program - also known as the FAFSA. You may qualify for grants, loans, and  work-study.

FAFSA On-Line Form  Financial Aid Opens October 1.

WASFA On-Line Form For Seniors who can't file FAFSA, DREAM'ers, DACA, 1079, etc. Opens October 1.


Scholarship Listing

Check websites for due dates. 


Scholarship Opportunities by Postsecondary Institution (most requested)


Central Washington University  Scholarship Information - Click Here.

Columbia Basin College Scholarship Information - Click Here.

Eastern Washington University Scholarship Information - Click Here.

Evergreen State College Information - Click Here.

Heritage University Scholarship Information - Click Here.

Perry Technical Institute Scholarship Information - Click Here.

University of Washington Scholarship Information - Click Here.

Washington State University Scholarship Information - Click Here.

Western Washington University Scholarship Information - Click Here.

Yakima Valley College Scholarship Information - Click Here.

Scholarships by due date 



LEAP Rise Above Scholarship: Enrolling in a higher education institution in the upcoming year, desire to improve or advance the community , committed to achieving educational and leadership goals, exhibit financial need:



The Gates Scholarship: A scholarship that funds the top 300 students in the nation per year. The scholarship seeks outstanding minority students who come from a low-income background. Apply at


The QuestBridge | National College Match: Through the Questbridge National College Match a low-income high school senior who excelled academically can apply for free to the nation's top colleges and be considered for early admissions and a full four-year scholarship from the college:



AES Engineers Scholarship: A $500 scholarship awarded based on character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted. Apply at 


Washington State University Regents Scholarship Program: WSU’s Premier Scholarship Program which awards scholarships to cover all expenses for 4 years at WSU.  For the most recent information please go to High School Administrators and Counselors in the state of Washington are invited to nominate two seniors from their schools who meet the minimum criteria.


National Association for the Advancement of the Arts Young Talent Program: awards between $100 and $10,000 for students in fine and performing arts who are 15-18 years of age at the time of application.  Apply at  


Wendy's Heisman Scholar Athlete Award & Scholarship: Awards to students with athletic participation and achievement in academics, community service, and leadership in athletics.  


Coca Cola Scholars Program: 150 scholarships for $20,000 Applicants must be leaders in school and/or community, show commitment to quality work, record of high ideals and excel academically (3.0 GPA or higher).  Apply at  


VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship: Open to students grades 9-12.  Students write and record a 3-5-minute script based on patriotic theme.  Go to  for forms, rules, number/amount of awards.  


Zombie Apocalypse Halloween Scholarship:  A $2000 scholarship open to students grades 9-12.  In 250 words or less submit a response to the question: "Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive."  Apply at Due October 31 




COSTCO Scholars Program: Financial assistance to highly qualified underrepresented minority students who wish to attend Seattle University or the University of Washington.  

ACT SIX Scholarships: 11 Full tuition and expenses for 4 years to partner colleges Heritage University or Pacific Lutheran University.  Act Six is the Yakima Valley’s only full-tuition, full-need community leadership award, part of an initiative of Yakima Leadership Foundation.  Learn more and apply at: 


The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation | College Scholarship Program: The scholarship is available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation's best four- year colleges and universities. Scholars receive up to $55,000 per year, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to network with the larger Cook Scholar community.  


Seattle University Sullivan Leadership Award: The Sullivan Leadership Award exemplifies Seattle University's holistic definition of academic excellence, one that transcends classroom performance and seeks students with diverse leadership styles and personal backgrounds.  This full scholarship covers tuition, room and board for each of four years of undergraduate study and is awarded to nine incoming freshmen each year. Learn more and apply at  


Elk's Club National Foundation "Most Valuable Student" Scholarship: 6 local awards (3 boys, 3 girls-amounts TBA) and 4 District Awards (2 boys, 2 girls-amounts TBA).  Winners from local level and district level compete for 60 state scholarships of up to $1500 each.  State winners compete for regional, and national scholarships from $4,000-$60,000.  Students must have demonstrated outstanding school/community service, leadership, academic achievement, and have clear goals for the future.  If you need more information, contact [email protected] or call 509.966.4588 or 1-800-825 ELKS. Apply at 




National Honor Society Scholarship: 600 awards distributing over $2 million.  Students must be a senior member of NHS, demonstrate leadership, character, scholarship, and service. Submit your application to the NHS Advisor


National Space Club and Foundation - Keynote Scholar: Award Amount: $10,000 The Keynote Scholarship is available to high school senior with plans to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and attend an accredited U.S. college or university to pursue a course of study in the STEM field.  Must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible.  


ROTC Scholarships: Several thousand scholarships for tuition, books, fees, plus monthly stipends, renewable for all years of college.  Students must enroll in Army, Air Force, Navy or Marine Corps ROTC programs in college. For specific information and to apply Call Army-1-800-USA-ROTC, Air Force-1-800-423-USAF , Navy/Marines- 1-800-327-NAVY .  


Burger King Scholars Program: Awards from $1000-$50,000 for both non- Burger King students and for those who are affiliated with Burger King. Information and applications at


Foot Locker & Ken C. Hicks Scholarship Program: 20 awards of $20,000 in scholarship funding to pursue a 4-year college degree – not because they scored the most touchdowns or goals, but because sports have helped them grow into strong leaders at school and in their communities. The ideal candidates would be proactive, highly motivated, inspiring, charismatic, honest, trustworthy, genuine, strong and courageous. Additionally, promising applicants embody good sportsmanship, strong moral character, are passionate/committed to empowering his or her community, are confident and enthusiastic leaders, come from diverse backgrounds and display academic excellence.  Apply at  


ARRL Foundation Scholarship: Awards to young radio amateurs pursuing higher education.  More than 80 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000.  Go to 



Benton REA Scholarship: Up to 7 awards of $8000, for academic study and up to 2 awards of $4000 for Trade/Technical study.  Family must be members of Benton REA. Apply at or email [email protected] for further information. 

Heritage University SOAR Scholarship - January 10th: 10 Awards of full tuition scholarships for up to 5 years for a student to complete their first Bachelor’s Degree. 

Apply at


John F Kennedy Profiles in Courage Essay Contest: Open to students in grades 9-12 with prizes up to $10000.  For the annual topic and rules go to 


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarships: Scholarships at $10,000 each, renewable for 4 years. The foundation rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Information and applications at: 


Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship: Several Awards of varying amounts for a minority high school senior who plans to attend a 4-year college after graduation.  Criteria include leadership, citizenship, community service and financial need.  Information and applications at


National FFA Scholarships: Several hundred awards.  By filling out one form you will automatically apply for awards from 77 different companies offering from 1 to 5 scholarships each, ranging from $200-$4000, some of which are renewable.  Apply at 


APIASF Scholarship: Awards of $2,500-$20,000 scholarships to high school seniors who are of Asian or Pacific Islander (API) descent; are actively involved in extracurricular activities in school; have outstanding academic records; are young leaders who show concern and commitment to Asian/Pacific Islander communities; and are US citizens. Applications at 


Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship: Scholarships ranging from $500-$5000, for students who are interested in a career in government service including military service.  Go to   


Home Depot Orange Scholars Program: 1000 Awards up to $2,500 You must be a dependent of an hourly associate of The Home Depot and its subsidiaries to be eligible for this award. Go to 


 The America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship: Program gives students the opportunity to earn a $1,500 scholarship to further their agricultural education. The National FFA Organization administers the program, but students do not have to be FFA members.  

Apply at


American Legion National High School Oratorical Scholarship Program:  Open to students in grades 9-12. "A Constitutional Speech Contest" aims to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Scholarships totaling $5,000 will be awarded to students taking part in the state contest. The state winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship, plus an all-expenses paid trip to Indianapolis, Indiana, to compete in the national contest and a part of the $203,500 national scholarship pool. Overall national winner gets $25,000 scholarship. Applications at 


Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium Scholarship: Scholarships for incoming UW freshmen to study science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Scholarships are based on high school academic achievement, standardized test scores, personal essays, 

recommendations, and future academic promise.  Scholarships range from $2,000-$5,000 and recipients may apply for renewal for up to three years. Application at



National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NASDAR) Scholarships: Several scholarships of various amounts for high school seniors. Scholarship categories include General, Political Science, History, Government & Economics, Medical & Nursing, Special Categories and American Indian.  Review and apply at  


Washington State Governor's Scholarship for Foster Youth: The Washington Education Foundation expects to award 30-40 scholarships ranging $2,000-$4,000 per year depending upon a recipient’s financial need.  Many may be renewed for up to four years.  Applicants must be current high school seniors served in a Foster Care program. Apply at 




Mildred J Weyenberg Scholarship: Available to two Granger High School graduating seniors based on academic ability in both math and reading scores measured by the SAT, high school grades, and activity involvement. The two scholarships are $1,500 per year for four years. See this flyer for more information.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Multiple scholarships in various amounts, some renewable are available for students of Hispanic heritage.  For more information about specific scholarship and application forms go to  


ACPE Technology Scholarship: Scholarships of up to $2,000 for high school seniors who have been actively involved in the use of technology during their high school careers and are planning to pursue studies in a technology related field. Complete the application at  


Washington State Employees Credit Union(WSECU) Scholarships: 38 awards of $3,000 for 4year university study and awards of $2,000 for community/technical colleges for WSECU family members.  Apply at


Davidson Fellowships Scholarships: Open to students under age 18 who have completed a significant piece of work in the fields of Mathematics, Science, Technology, Music, Literature, Philosophy or areas “Outside the Box” that have the potential to benefit society. Awards: $50,000 scholarships, $25,000 scholarships, and $10,000 scholarships are awarded each year. Website: 


Christopher’s "You Make a Difference" Poster Contest: Open to students grades 9-12. 8 prizes with a first prize of $1000.   Go to


Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship: The Vegetarian Resource Group awards two $5,000 scholarships and one $10,000 scholarship for high school seniors who have been active in promoting vegetarianism in their school and/or community and have demonstrated compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Go to 


Columbia Basin College Foundation Scholarships: Over 600 scholarship awards of various amounts. Students complete one application to qualify for multiple scholarships at CBC. Go to


Mollie Davis Memorial Scholarship: The Mollie Davis Scholarship program awards up to $7,500 a year and up to $30,00 overall toward a Bachelor's Degree. In addition, they award up to $3,500 a year toward an associate's degree for students of Yakima County. Information and applications at


Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship: Award Amount: $1,500.  Open to current high school seniors. You must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words with two to three photos of your volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed your lives or shaped your perceptions on the importance of animal welfare in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the  


Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association Charitable Fund: Awards scholarships for students who would like to study horticulture, ornamental horticulture, and related fields. 


Yakima Valley College Foundation Scholarships:: The YVC Foundation will award nearly 200 scholarships each year.  Awards will be based on academic achievement, character, activities and leadership, potential for growth and development, area of study and/or need.  One form will allow you to be considered for all scholarships. All students who plan to attend YVC should apply at




Washington Apple Education Foundation / Universal Scholarship: 300 awards - varying amounts. Students raised in families with direct ties to Washington's tree fruit industry are eligible to apply. Apply at  


Washington Apple Education Foundation / Vocational Scholarship: Washington state high school seniors with path of study that should align with potential work in tree fruit industry. Examples electrical, HVAC, IT, refrigeration, computer applications, machine technology, and others. Student must be pursuing a vocational trade at an accredited trade, technical or community college. Apply at  


Washington State Retired Teachers' Association (WSSRA) Future Teacher Scholarships: Open to seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher interested in the field of education (teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, or psychologist) : Statewide sixteen (16) WSSR -Foundation Scholarships and sixteen (16) PEMCO/Robert J Handy Scholarships. Scholarships will be granted by region from $900 (redeemable for four years) to $2,500 in eight WSSRA regions. The application is at


Washington State Elks Vocational Grant Scholarship: Vocational scholarships for seniors who enroll in a vocational-technical school or community college.  Go to Return forms to Yakima Elks Lodge #318, 318 Golf Course Loop Road, Selah, WA 98948-1926, Call 509-697-6161 for further information.


American Indian Endowed Scholarship Program: Several awards of various amounts for students who are members of or have close social and cultural ties to an American Indian Tribe. The program annually awards 10-16 scholarships ranging from $500-$2,000. Students are eligible to receive scholarships for up to five years.


Eagle Scout of the Year: The American Legion honors the Eagle Scout of the Year with a $10,000 scholarship. The three runners-up get $2,500 each. Further information is available from the American Legion or your local Scoutmaster. 


Society of Exploration Geophysicists Scholarship (SEG): Many awards ranging from $500-$10,000 per year, many are renewable.  Student must have 3.0+ GPA and plan to study geophysics.  


Washington State Opportunity Scholarship - Baccalaureate Applicants: For scholars who intend to pursue a bachelor's degree. The scholarship provides up to $22,500 in financial support and access to career-launching support services for students pursuing high-demand STEM and health care majors. The scholarship will help low and middle-income Washington State residents earn their first bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) or health care.  Students must have a 2.75 or higher GPA. Apply at

American Chemical Society Scholarship: 300 awards between $1,000 to $5,000 to underrepresented student for the study of chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be a US citizen. Apply at

AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship: Available to students grades 9-12. 10 Awards from $500-$5,000. To apply you must submit a short essay describing how Alzheimer’s disease has impacted your life; and what you have learned about yourself, your family, and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease. Apply at


National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation: Scholarships for students pursuing 

an education in restaurant or foodservice culinary arts related studies.  Apply at


George Washington Foundation Scholarship: Several awards up to $1050 per year, renewable to a student based on need, personal qualities and being in top 20% of their class. Paper applications will be available from Mr. Herrera - usually when we return in January (look for the document upload in January)


Knights of Columbus National Scholarships: Several awards of varying amounts. Eligible candidates must be accepted to a Catholic College/University for study.


UFCW-21 Scholarship Program: Scholarships offered to UFCW 21 members (Albertson's, Fred Meyer, QFC, Safeway or other union grocery and retail stores) and their spouses, domestic partners, and dependents. Amount varies. Apply at


Zonta Club of Yakima Valley Scholarship: A scholarship of $2000 awarded to an outstanding senior girl with the qualities Zonta seeks from a Yakima Valley high school.  Information and applications at 

YVBOA/CWBO Basketball Officials Scholarship: YVBOA/CWBO sponsor a Student Athlete 

Sportsmanship Scholarship, $250 for a male and $250 for a female.  The eligibility criteria are: 

  • A resident of Washington State 
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 
  • Participated in HS Varsity basketball for a WIAA school whose home games are officiated by either the YVBOA or CWBO 
  • Be nominated by his/her coach or Athletic Director  Contact your coach for a nomination. 


Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest: Several awards of $1000 open to students in grades 9-12.  Students write an essay of 500-2000 words about their own experience of a personal cancer diagnosis or about their experience with the diagnosis of a loved one, schoolmate or friend.  More information at [email protected] or  


Arthur & Tiia Brown Family Foundation Scholarship: A $5000 renewable award to promote educational opportunities for students to obtain an education that adheres to a Christian worldview. Based on financial need and a minimum 3.0 GPA and other conclusions the committee might draw from personal essays and interviews regarding the applicant's character, motivation, ability and potential.  Applications at .  


ASCAP Foundation Scholarships: 15 awards ranges of $250-$1500 to young music composers.  Information at   


Rita Lowe Math Scholarship: Awards of $1000 for a high school senior who will attend college and major in mathematics education.  Apply at  


Washington State 4-H Scholarships: Scholarships information is sent to the 4-H leaders.  Contact your 4-H leader, the Yakima County Extension Office and also visit for information and applications.   


Washington Wine Industry Foundation Scholarships:  

  • Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers Scholarship: Two scholarships of $1,500 to students who are residents of Benton, Yakima or Klickitat counties. 
  • Walter J. Clore Scholarship: Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000.  
  • The Foundation Scholarship: Offering five $3,000 scholarships.   

Applications are at:


Yakima Valley Dairy Women Scholarships:  

YV Dairy Foundation Scholarship $1000 Open to an immediate family member of a household deriving its major income from dairying or dairy supported agribusiness or an individual pursuing a degree relating to the dairy industry who resides in the Yakima Valley.  

Must be a legal resident of Washington and have at least a 2.90 GPA.  

YV Dairy Women Scholarship $500 .A second scholarship is open to those who have a mother or grandmother as a member of YVDW and have at least a 2.50 GPA. Applications are available by contacting Sue Wedam at 509.830.6434 or [email protected].  


ITCNET Scholarships: Several awards of $1000 and up for students of Native America/Alaskan 

heritage to pursue a college education in natural resources.  Apply at  


Live Más Taco Bell Scholarship: Open to student’s grades 9-12. Award Amount: 100 Awards from $5,000 to $25,000.  The Live Más Scholarship is available to innovators, creators, and dreamers. To be considered, you must create and submit a video of up to two minutes in length that tells the story of your life’s passion.  Apply at  


Sub Pop Records Scholarship: $13,000 of awards for three scholarship winners who are seniors in Washington to attend college to study art or music. Information and applications at  


Federal Employee Education Association FEEA Scholarships: Awards of $250-$1000, some are renewable.  Open to dependents of civilian federal and postal employees with at least 3 years of service, must have a 3.0+ GPA.  Apply at  

ESA Scholarship for Children of Law Enforcement & Fire Service Personnel: Awards from 

$1000-$10,000.  Eligible seniors will need to be a son/daughter of a full time paid Washington State member of the police or sheriffs or a fire department, some scholarships may include parents with volunteer experience.  Awards based on GPA, test scores, an essay, and resume of academics, activities, community service and awards.  Apply at


KFC Foundation REACH Educational Grant Program: Awards to help KFC restaurant employees pursue their educational dreams. These $2,000 grants help recipients attend accredited fouryear and two-year educational institutions, as well as trade/vocational/technical schools.  Go to 


Washington Cattle Feeders Association Scholarship: A $1000 award for a high school senior to study beef cattle production at WSU. .  


George and Dorothy Marsden Scholarship Fund: Awards usually of $5,000 each and may be renewed, to help students from Eastern Washington who demonstrate promise of academic excellence to maximize their potential at the world’s best colleges and universities which might otherwise be too costly.   Applications are evaluated in their totality, considering:  

  • Promise of academic excellence, from grades, test scores and/or other factors 
  • Potential for success and leadership as evidenced by involvement in school, extracurricular and community activities and work/volunteer experience and  
  • Potential impact of the scholarship on applicant’s realization of academic goals. Apply at  


Jorden Dodeward Memorial Scholarship: Awards from $500-$1000 for students who have had some golf experience in Yakima County Golf. For further information contact:  Rene Dodeward, 

PO Box 507, Selah, WA 98942, [email protected] or the Jorden Dodeward Foundation Facebook page  


American Postal Workers Union, Hallbeck Memorial & Vocational Scholarships: 5 awards of 

$1000, renewable, for a son/daughter of an APWU member.  Applications at   


Auxiliary to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Scholarship: Scholarships award to senior students who are verified descendants of Union Veterans of the American Civil War, who are interested in the study of history in college.  


CALCOE Federal Credit Union Scholarship: Scholarships of $1000 for a high school student who lives in Yakima County and is a member of CALCOE Federal Credit Union.  Apply at  


Valley Theater Company's Jack Quinn Memorial Scholarship: A $750 scholarship for a senior who plan to pursue a career in music or theater. Applications at 509-731-6633 or online at



Alfred G. and Elma M. Milotte Scholarship: Awards up to $4000 for seniors who are profoundly fascinated by nature, have been a careful observer of it and have successfully expressed their observations in a way that engages the everyday person. Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and have been a resident of Washington State for at least 5 years prior to applying.   Go to  


Washington State Grange Scholarships: For a senior whose family is a grange member in good standing with WSGA. Various scholarships available.  Get individual scholarship details and applications at



National Society of Professional Engineers - The Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman, PE Scholarship: Scholarship to promote diversity in engineering. The $5,000 scholarship is for a minority high school senior who has been accepted into a ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university.
National/Welch's Fred Killian Memorial Scholarship:  A $1,000 scholarship for a senior whose parent/guardian is a member of the National Grape Cooperative or an employee of Welch’s, has 2.5 GPA and is active in community leadership.  Applications at  
Granger Chamber of Commerce Scholarship - The Granger Chamber of Commerce award is a $1,000.00 scholarship provided to one graduating Granger High School student who is enrolled, or is expecting to enroll, as a full-time student in a postsecondary institution of higher education (two-or four-year college, university, business college school, or vocational technical college institute). Applications can be found online at

Local Scholarships:  Students will receive scholarship applications when they become available.

Granger PSE Scholarship

Granger GEA Scholarship

Granger Lions Club Scholarship

Granger Booster Athletic Scholarship


Washington State Opportunity Scholarship - Career and Technical Scholarship : For scholars who intend to earn their certificate, apprenticeship or associate degree. The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) supports Washington students on their path to high-demand trades, STEM, and health care occupations. To be eligible, scholars must enroll in an approved program at one of Washington's 34 community and technical colleges. Scholars are eligible to receive up to $1,500 each quarter for the duration of their associate degree, certificate or apprenticeship program. Apply at


American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program--Second Chance Scholarship: Five $1000 scholarships open to anyone who has graduated high school or equivalency and wants to pursue a college degree or trade school education. Scholarship winners are randomly selected by computer-generated drawing from among valid entries received at the conclusion of the contest period.  


Central Washington Catholic Foundation (CWCF) Scholarships: CWCF awards scholarships to assist students in Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Yakima counties. Scholarships awarded range from $1000 to $7,500. Apply at   


Mabuhay Foundation Scholarship: Students of Filipino Heritage who are graduating from a Yakima Valley High School are invited to apply for this scholarship. The number and amount of scholarship awards is determined annually.  Application forms may be obtained from Dori Baker at 509.945.0891 or email [email protected].  


Washington Association of Pupil Transportation Scholarship: Awards of $500 to a graduating senior whose parent/guardian is a member of WAPT.  Apply at  


WIAA Smart Choices Scholarship Program: This annual program recognizes one male and one female graduating senior from among the WIAA member high schools for excellence in athletics/activities, academics, leadership and community service throughout his/her high school career.  Winners receive a $1,000-$5,000 scholarship. Applications at  


Yakima Valley Construction Federation Scholarship: Awards of $1000, renewable for up to 4 years, to a high school graduate who is preparing for work in a construction related field.  Applications at or email [email protected]


Merit Resources Howard Kelleher Memorial Scholarship: Three $1,000 scholarships awarded 

to Yakima Valley high school seniors.  An essay is required. Apply at  Due April 13. 


Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes: Awards to ten students, aged 8-18, who have developed an extraordinary service project that helped people and the planet. Half of the winners are focused on helping their communities and people, and half are focused on protecting the environment. Winners receive up to $5000 scholarship.  To apply visit: 


Nancy Duree Natural Resource Scholarship: A $1500 scholarship for a student pursuing higher education in natural resources (i.e. fisheries, forestry, wildlife, botany, geology, soil sciences, watershed sciences, ecology, and environmental education/recreation).  Applicants must attend high school in Yakima County, have a 2.5 GPA and been accepted to an accredited twoyear or four-year college/university by the time the scholarship is awarded.  Apply at   


College JumpStart Scholarship: Open to students in grades 10-12. Awards up to $1000. To be considered for this award a student must be committed to going to college and be able express their goals for a higher education. More information and applications at  


Sea Mar Farm Worker Scholarship: Several $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors of migrant or seasonal farm worker families.  To apply go to:


Seattle Mariners Women's Club Bev & Wes Stock Scholarship: An award of $1000 to a graduating senior athlete planning to pursue an athletic related career in college.  Apply at


New Car and Truck Dealers American Dream Scholarship Program: “What does the American Dream mean to you and how do you plan to fulfill yours?” Awards include: 

  • Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded – one each for an eastern Washington student and a western Washington student (no dealership affiliation required.)  
  • One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to an employee of a WSADA-member dealership, or an immediate family member of a WSADA-member dealership employee.  
  • One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a Washington student enrolling in an Automotive Technology program in Washington State.  

Apply at  


Washington State Coaches Association Burnett-Ennis Scholarship: Number and amount of awards vary.  The scholarship is open to any graduating senior whose parent/guardian is a member of the Washington State Coaches Association (WSCA). Go to .  


American Fire Sprinkler Association High School Senior Scholarship: Ten $2000 scholarship pen to 2018-2019 High School Seniors who want to pursue a college degree or trade school education. Scholarship winners are randomly selected by computer-generated drawing from among valid entries received at the conclusion of the contest period.  


Ayn Rand institute "Fountainhead" Essay Contest: 235 scholarships worth up to $10,000 for students in grades 11 & 12 who write an essay regarding the novel "Fountainhead”.  Additional information is online


 Paul R. Wineman Phi Kappa PSI Fraternity Freshman Scholarship: One award of $1000 and four awards of $500. The scholarships are available to male students who will be attending the University of Washington. Although it is being presented by Phi Kappa Psi, membership or a commitment of membership in Phi Kappa Psi is not a requirement to win a scholarship.  To apply or learn more click here.  


Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) Scholarships: 6 awards of $100-$500 to seniors, 3 to FFA members and 3 to 4-H members to attend WSU to study an area of agriculture or home and family living.  Apply at  


Toppenish Eagles Scholarship: The Toppenish Fraternal Order of Eagles 2229 will provide four $1000 scholarships to area seniors.  Students must have a family member who is a current member in good standing with the Eagles.  To apply students must submit a current resume, transcript an essay/letter detailing their future plans (career and college), their contributions to their school and community and why they feel they should be awarded the scholarship.  Questions?   Call Eddie or Dan at 509.865.2229. Mail materials to Toppenish Eagles 2229 Scholarship Committee, PO Box 167, Toppenish, WA 98948.  




Karlee Jenkins Memorial –Scholarship available on Facebook and at GHS.  Search Karlee’s Coffee.


Paradigm Challenge: 100 Awards from $500-$100,000 available to students age 12-18.  Students may work alone or in a team producing an original and creative way to generate new ideas in preventing injuries and fatalities from home fires. Entries may come in the form of posters, videos, inventions, messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help save lives.  Details and registration is found at 


Washington Holocaust Center Writing, Art, Film Contest: Awards up to $500.  Open to any student grades 9-12.  Information and applications at



Yakama Tribal Scholarships: For seniors who are enrolled members of the Yakama Tribe. Apply at: (scroll down to Higher Education) or contact: [email protected] 509.865.5121-Ext. 4509.  


Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) Scholarship: The BIAW will award $10,000 to $20,000 in scholarships to students interested in enrolling in a construction related course of study at a community or technical college or university.  Questions? [email protected], 1800-228-4229-x114 Apply at


 Filipino American Community of the Yakima Valley Scholarship: Two scholarships to FilipinoAmerican high school graduates.   The applicant must be of Filipino descent and the parent/guardian must have been a member of FACYV for at least 2 years.  Each scholarship is worth $1000 Dollars and will be awarded upon submission of the following:  

  • Completed scholarship application form.  
  • Official Transcript of Records from the school reflecting the cumulative GPA  
  • Written essay stating the student’s financial need and why it is important to have a Filipino-American Community organization in the Yakima Valley.  

Send completed application to:  Diana Ibatuan, Scholarship Chair, PO Box 298, Wapato, WA 98951.  For further information or questions, please call (509) 840-2266 or (509) 969-2560.  


YVC Beyond DREAMing Scholarship:  was established to help support DREAMer/DACA (undocumented) students with educational expenses while attending Yakima Valley College. To be eligible for this scholarship a college and/or high school student must have submitted a Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) for the academic year and will plan to attend YVC taking (10+credits) per quarter and is to be used for educational expenses.  For more information call 509.574.4701 or email [email protected].  The application can be found at


Parker Youth & Sports Foundation- Joe Donahue Memorial Scholarship: A scholarship combination of tuition/work grant for $2400 for a Yakima Valley College student planning for an academic degree and/or professional career in an area of health and physical education, athletics, or recreation leadership. Apply at  


International Quill & Scroll Student Journalist Scholarships: Various awards and amounts for students, active in journalism studies or wish to pursue journalism studies in college. Apply at  Due May 10.  


Pledge your Collegiance Scholarship: 10 awards up to $5000. Only current high school seniors attending a 2 or 4-year U.S. college or university in 2018 are eligible.  Students post a video announcing their college choice.   Apply at


Central Washington Home Builders Association (CWHBA) Scholarship: Two awards of $500 to seniors graduating from Yakima County high schools.  Awards based on need, a desire to complete training/education after high school and have a career in a construction industry.




Northwest Career Colleges Federation Careers that Work Scholarship GHS may nominate five seniors for a $1000 scholarship to attend a technical school that is a member of the NCCF, such as Perry Technical Institute.


Greater Yakima Girls Softball Association Scholarship: The GYGSA offers 4 Scholarships: 

  • $500.00 Brenda Reifel Memorial Scholarship 
  • $500.00 Bob Tormaschy Memorial Scholarship 
  • $500.00 GYGSA General Scholarship 
  • $500.00 Al Reyer Memorial 

The recipient must have played softball in the Greater Yakima Girls Softball Association for at least 2 years and be a high school senior with a 3.0 or higher GPA.  Application forms at


Sigma Nu Fraternity Carl L. Hossman Memorial Scholarship: Awards of $1000-$4500 for a male student entering the University of Washington.  Information and applications are found at  


Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship:  Several awards of $2500.  Scholarships for the study of a 1-2-year technical career.  Students must have financial need determined by FASFA. 

Apply a 


Navigate Your Future Scholarship: A $2,500 scholarship offered to a high school graduate to study for a career in the aviation industry. 


Evolve IP’s Cloud Scholarship: We believe that technology affects all aspects of our lives and are pleased to offer a $1,000 and a $500 scholarship to a deserving high school student who plans on a career in technology or computer sciences. ship. 


Just Poetry Scholarship: Entrants must be high school students (Grades 9-12) at the time of entry. Only one entry per poet per 90 day period will be accepted. Poems must be 20 lines or less to qualify, not counting the title and any spaces between stanzas. The Easterday Poetry Award of a $500 college scholarship will be awarded to the American High School Poets, "Poet of the Year". In addition there will be 4 "Best of Issue" Winners ($500 scholarship prize, 1 selected each quarter) and 4 Editor's Choice Selections ($100 scholarship prize, 1 selected each quarter). There will also be hundreds of Just Poetry Topical Winners 


AWG Minority Scholarship: Awards of $500-$5000 for African American, Hispanic, and Native American Indian women. Must be full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the geosciences (geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth science education) at an accredited college or university. Due June 30. 


Do Over Scholarship: $1500 award for students grades 9-12Mistakes - we've all made them. Too bad life doesn't always give you a mulligan. Or does it? What if you had the chance to "doover" a moment in your life? What would it be? How would it affect you and your future?  While we can't undo the past, this fun scholarship is available to students looking for a unique way to earn free college money. Submit an online written response to the question: "If you could get one 'do-over' in life, what would it be and why?" (250 words or less)  




Washington State Farm Bureau Scholarship: Awards of $800.  Candidate must be a son/daughter of a Farm Bureau member and must enroll in a field of agriculture or ag related area. Information and applications at  


Dairy Farmers of Washington Dairy Community Scholarships: Open to students grades 11-12

Two scholarships are available for 4-H or FFA members involved with dairy cattle in Washington State. The awards are $1,000, and $750 scholarship for juniors and a $1,000 and $750 scholarship for seniors.  Apply at 


ERCA Community Contribution Scholarship: Student Research Foundation is offering high school students grades 9-12 up to $15,000 in college scholarship.  Open to students who have recognized a need or problem in their community and have determined a way to address the issue.


Updated 10-5-20