• REVISED 2/6/2020 

    Scholarships For The 2019/2020 School Year   

    GENERAL INFORMATION: As 2019/20 Scholarships to technical schools, community colleges, and both private and public 4-year colleges and universities become available, they will be posted below.  Please note that very few scholarships are announced before mid to late Fall each year.  Many scholarships are not announced until January.  All scholarships received through the high school office will be posted here as well as announced in senior classrooms.  Paper copies of scholarships will be available in the high school office as noted at the time of posting.  PLEASE call, email or visit Mrs. Buher in the counseling office for questions, assistance or concerns regarding scholarships!
     
    All La Conner Students should be registered at http://washboard.org/login.aspx  This is a scholarship clearinghouse for Washington State residents.  The student is notified when a scholarship match is found.
     
    NEW:  THE APPLICATION YOU MUST NOT MISS!  LA CONNER COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION:  Open January 6. Deadline is April 15, 2020. Apply at: Dollars for Scholars This is the most important scholarship of the year.  Every student who completes an application is almost guaranteed to receive a scholarship. La Conner Scholarship Foundation, Kiwanis and Rotary awards many scholarships.  Seniors: we will work together on this in Mrs. Keith's classes, but don't wait for me, go ahead and get started!    
     
    NEW:  WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP:  Opened January 6TH.  Closes February 6th.  Awards to students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, math, and healthcare. Up to $22,500 in scholarships (over four years) plus professional development, skills-building workshops, and genuine industry exposure.  SEE MRS. BUHLER for a list of eligible degrees.  Washington State Public or Private Technical and Community Colleges and University programs are eligible.  Apply at:  www.waopportunityscholarship.org
     
    NEW:  IBEW VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP:  $2,500.00 award.  Closes April 1, 2020.  Students who plan to earn a certificate or technical degree in the construction injury are eligible to apply. APPLICATION INFORMATION
     
    NEW:  SKAGIT RUNNERS SCHOLARSHIP  $1,000 TO $2,500.00 awards.  Strong academically, involved in Track/Field, Cross Country or Running for fun and good health!  Deadline April 15.  Application and Information FAQS AND TIPS
     
    NEW:  Washington State Opportunity Scholarship for Technical careers in STEM.  NOW OPEN FOR SPRING QUARTER 2020 programs. This scholarship is available each quarter for students attending technical programs at two year technical colleges or schools.
    more information and application available on the website: WEBSITE WITH APPLICATION
     
    NEW: Anne Jackson and Erik Valenzuela Memorial Scholarship.  Offered by Skagit County Sherriff's Office.  Open to students who reside in Skagit County and/or have a parent who is employed or has retired from a law enforcement agency within Skagit. Amount varies. CLOSES FEBRUARY 28, 2020.  APPLICATION  Note:  Erik was a LCHS student who passed away.
     
    NEW:  Intertribal Timber Council: Deadline is March 13, 2020.   For Native American/Alaska Native Students.  $2,500.00 award for students interested in pursuing a career in Natural Resources, fisheries, forestry, game management. Information and Application  
     
    NEW: LARSON AND GROSS ACCOUNTING:  A merit-based scholarship for students interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting. APPLICATION
     
    CLOSED: Deadline is February 1, 2020. Intertribal Timber Council:  For Native American/Alaska Native Students.  $500.00 - $2,000.00 award for students interested in pursuing a career in Natural Resources, fisheries, forestry, game management.  Information and Application
     
    NEW:  SISU CHILDREN'S FUND  $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior or $2500.00 award to a senior attending  Bellingham Technical College.  The student must have a medical problem or a physical disabilityLink to Application  Deadline:  3/20/20
        
     NEW:  Whidbey Island Military Officers Assoc. of America. Deadline is 3/1/20.  ROTC or Military Dependents are eligible.  $1,500.00.  Must include nomination letter from a teacher.  APPLICATION
     
    NEW:  Washington State School Retirees Assoc.  The deadline was 3/1/19.  Eight scholarships were available for $1500.00 each and 16 renewable awards for $900.00 each. An additional two scholarships for students who will major in Agricultural Sciences at WSU.  GPA of 3.0 or higher for all.  Please apply for this one!!  To view application and apply:   Information and Application
     
    NEW:  Pointe Pest Control Pay It Forward Scholarship.  $750.00 volunteering and community support are the focus.  Closes:  5/30/20.  
    Link to Application 
    NEW:  PRIDE FOUNDATION LGBTQ+ allies scholarship program.  Closes in early January.  Amount varies.  Link to Application
     
    CLOSED  Violet Richardson Scholarship for Girls:  Honoring the President of the first Soroptomist's Club, this award is presented to a female student who has demonstrated exemplary community service.  Awarded by La Conner Soroptomists, amount varies.  Application  Download, complete, print and give to Mrs. Buher.  Do not send electronically. 
     
    NEW:  TWO VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS:  Offered by the Mt. Vernon Elks, these awards are specifically for students who will attend technical programs at technical or community colleges, or other programs offering technical certificates. 
    1.  Roger Benjamin Vocational Grant.  $5,000.00.  Due March 6, 2020 - must be delivered to the Mt. Vernon Elks Lodge Roger Benjamin Application
    2.  MV Elks Vocational Grant Award:  Due March 6, 2020. Must be turned in to the Elks Lodge in Mt. Vernon. Voc. Grant Application
     
    ESA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS:  This is a foundation that is focused on childhood cancers.  It that acts as a clearinghouse for scholarships.  There are multiple scholarships for you to look at.  Important to note, they require a small processing fee with your application.  Information can be found at http://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org  NOTE:  be sure to discuss this application with your parents before you apply.  This is the only scholarship application that charges a processing fee! Deadline 2/1/2020
     
     
    Smart Choices 2020:  WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires Smart Choices Scholarship Program!  The Smart Choices Scholarship Program annually recognizes one (1) male and one (1) female graduating senior from among the WIAA member high schools for excellence in athletics/activities, academics, leadership and community service throughout his and her high school career.  Each of the Smart Choices winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship toward the institution of their choosing. Application and Information  Opens November 1, 2019 Closes April 1 2020
     
    CLOSED.  Elks Most Valuable Student:  Student applicants must download applications and complete applications online at enf.elks.org/mvs  This is a national scholarship, but the local lodge does select area winners who are then eligible for a local scholarship, and will be sent on to the regional competition.  
    Due:  November 5th
     
    Everett Carl Oman Scholarship: Available for 2020 Graduates and current college students who are pursuing degrees in STEM or STEM related fields.  Washington State schools only.  $2,000.00 per year, renewable for up to four years.  APPLICATION INFORMATION  
     
    Ewing C Kelly Scholarship:  Open to high school seniors who are planning to attend a 4-year college, community college or accredited vocational school. See Information and application at:  http://kellyfoundationwashington.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Official-Ewing-C-Kelly-Scholarship-Application-10-03-2019-form.pdf  Amount of award varies.  Due date:  March 10, 2020
      
     
     
     
    2018/19 SCHOLARSHIPS ARE CLOSED NOW.  
    They will stay listed below so that 2019/20 students and families may use them as a reference.
    Most of these awards are offered every year
     
     
    CLOSED:  Washington State Opportunity Scholarship for Technical careers in STEM.  Opens 5/20/19 and closes 7/12/19 for Fall 2019 programs.
    more information and application available on the website:  WSOS Application
     
     
    Closed:  Joe and Emma Scholarship.  Open to all seniors who have suffered a medical issue during high school, or have been impacted by the medical issues of someone they love.  Due 5/31.  Application
     
    CLOSED:  LA CONNER BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP.  Amount varies.  Closes May 10.  Parents/Guardians must be members of the LC Booster Club in order to apply.Application
     
     
    CLOSED  THE APPLICATION YOU MUST NOT MISS!  LA CONNER COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION:  Opened February 1, 2019. Deadline is April 15, 2019. Apply at: Dollars for Scholars  This is the most important scholarship of the year.  Every student who completes an application is almost guaranteed to receive a scholarship. La Conner Scholarship Foundation, Kiwanis and Rotary awards many scholarships.  Seniors: we will work together on this in Mrs. Keith's classes.  
     
    CLOSED  The McMillan Scholarship:  Opened February 1, 2019. Deadline is April 15, 2019.  Four Years of Tuition, Room and Board and Books to any public two-year or four-year college or university in Washington State. Apply using the Dollars for Scholars application above.  Be sure to indicate that you are interested in this full ride scholarship.
     
    CLOSED: LARSON AND GROSS ACCOUNTING:  A merit-based scholarship for students interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting. Application
     
    CLOSED: Skagit Rotary:  Deadline is April 1, 2019. Over $85,000.00 in scholarships are distributed. Amount awarded varies. Previously, La Conner students have received scholarships.  Application
     
    CLOSED:  CONWAY SCHOOLS PSE SCHOLARSHIP. Open to graduating seniors who are Conway Alumni  Due May 1, 2019   
    Website:  https://www.conway.k12.wa.us/blog/conway-pse-scholarship
     
    CLOSED  SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS (SAME): Deadline is April 12, 2019.  Students must be accepted into a full-time program of study towards a bachelors degree in STEM.  Several scholarships are available.    Apply at:  Link and click on scholarships.
     
    CLOSED: SKAGIT FARMERS:  Annual scholarship for students interested in pursueing a career in agriculture.  Closes March 30, 2019  Application
     
    CLOSEDTruman D. Picard Scholarship for Native American/Alaska Native Natural Resource Students.  $2,500.00.  INFORMATION AND APPLICATION
     
    CLOSED: PUGET SOUND ANGLERS.  This is a scholarship that not very many students apply to.  If you are going into a natural resources program, fisheries, parks and rec., forestry, environmental science, please apply.  It's local!  Closes May 1, 2019 APPLICATION
     
    CLOSED:  SISU CHILDREN'S FUND  $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior or $2500.00 award to a senior attending  Bellingham Technical College.  The student must have a medical problem or a physical disability.  This is a paper application, available in Mrs. Buher's office.  Deadline:  3/25/19
     
    CLOSED:  LA CONNER SOROPTIMISTS, LA CONNER PEO, LA CONNER ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.  One application will work for all three scholarships.  Complete and submit to Mrs. Buher by April 30, 2019. APPLICATION
    THIS APPLICATION WORKS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS REAPPLYING FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT ALSO! 
     
    CLOSED:  Skagit County Farm Bureau:  Vocational or Academic.  A family must be a member of the Farm Bureau or have a Member sponsor them. Agricultural major or interest.  See Mrs. Buher for Application.  Closes 4/10/19
     
    CLOSED:  SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS:  Amount Varies.  2 scholarships available to students entering STEM fields:  Link to Application access site and select scholarships for application details.  Closes April 12th.
     
    CLOSED:  FOR TECHNICAL SCHOOLS:  IBEW Local Union 191:  International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.  For any student pursuing a Technical Degree in a construction related field.  $500.00 award.  Closes April 5, 2019APPLICATION
     
    CLOSED:  WSECU For WSECU members.  $2,500 for 4 year programs $1,500 for 2 year schools.  Apply online at WSECU.org  application
     
    CLOSED:  Garrett Chase MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP offered by the Skagit County Youth Soccer Association.  Available to a male soccer player from any of our county schools.  $1000.00  Due May 1, 2019  Application
     
    CLOSED:  JANSON SCHOLARSHIP:  Deadline is April 15th.  This is a local scholarship managed by the Emmanuel Baptist Church.  Paper applications are available in my office.  Amount varies.  Renewable to students who perform well as freshmen. La Conner students generally receive a scholarship from this organization.   
     
    CLOSED:  Todd Cartwright MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP offered by the SKAGIT COUNTY YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION.  Available to a female soccer player from any of our county schools.  $1,000.00 Due May 1, 2019  Application
     
     
    CLOSED:  FOR TECHNICAL SCHOOLS: TWO VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS:  Offered by the Mt. Vernon Elks, these awards are specifically for students who will attend technical programs at technical or community colleges, or other programs offering technical certificates. 
    1.  Roger Benjamin Vocational Grant.  $5,000.00.  Due May 3, 2019
    2.  CLOSED MV Elks Vocational Grant Award:  Due March 1, 2019. Must be turned in to the Elks Lodge in Mt. Vernon.
    Application packets in Mrs. Buher's office, or go to Voc Grant  Benjamin Voc Grant
     
    CLOSED:  BETTY VANBEBER MEMORIAL P.E.O SCHOLARSHIP:  Deadline:  April 18, 2019.  $1,500.00Anacortes PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization) supports the advancement of women through scholarships and grants.  Applications are available in Mrs. Buher's office.
     
    CLOSED:  Deadline is March 15, 2019. Intertribal Timber Council:  For Native American/Alaska Native Students.  $2,500.00 award for students interested in pursuing a career in Natural Resources, fisheries, forestry, game management.  Application
     
    CLOSED:  NW PLUS Credit Union:  Deadline is March 11, 2019. Open to members or children of members (must have been a member for at least 90 days).  The amount is not specified. The application is available in Mrs. Buher's office. APPLICATION
     
    CLOSED:  Whidbey Island Military Officers Assoc. of America. Deadline is 4/5/19.  ROTC or Military Dependents are eligible.  $1,500.00.  Must include nomination letter from a teacher with APPLICATION
     
    ESA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS:  This is a foundation that acts as a clearinghouse for scholarships.  So there are multiple scholarships for you to look at.  Important to note, they require a small processing fee with your application.  Information can be found at http://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org  NOTE:  be sure to discuss this application with your parents before you apply.  This is the only scholarship application that charges a processing fee!
     
    CLOSED:  EWING C. KELLY SCHOLARSHIP:  This scholarship considers GPA, SAT test scores (1030 or higher) and financial need (FAFSA).  48 scholarships were awarded last year in Washington State.  $2,500.00.  The deadline was March 10, 2019.  APPLICATION
     
    CLOSED:  Washington State School Retirees Assoc.  The deadline was 3/1/19.  Eight scholarships were available for $1500.00 each and 16 renewable awards for $900.00 each. Please apply for this one!!  To view application and apply:   http://www.wssra.org  INSTRUCTIONS 
     
    CLOSED:  Deadline was February 28, 2019.  WASHINGTON MASONIC CHARITIES offer 5 different scholarships. Amounts vary from $1,000.00 to $4,000.00.  Information on how to apply is in paper form and in Mrs. Buher's office.  Information and Application 
     
    CLOSED: Anne Jackson and Erik Valenzuela Memorial Scholarship.  Offered by Skagit County Sherriff's Office.  Open to students who reside in Skagit County and/or have a parent who is employed or has retired from a law enforcement agency within Skagit. Amount varies.  Closed: February 28, 2019. 

    CLOSED:  WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP:  Opened January 3rd.  Closed February 28th.  Awards to students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, math, and healthcare. Up to $22,500 in scholarships (over four years) plus professional development, skills-building workshops, and genuine industry exposure.  SEE MRS. BUHLER for a list of eligible degrees.  Washington State Public or Private Technical and Community Colleges and University programs are eligible.  Apply at:  www.waopportunityscholarship.org


     
Last Modified on February 6, 2020