CLASS OF 2023 information and Scholarship Revised: 3/20/23
Class of 2023 Important Dates is linked here for your use. Please feel free to call or email me for more information.
To order Grad Supplies: National Achiever Corporation: National Achiever for Grad Supplies or National Achiever at 425-357-1338 - online ordering is recommended.
10/1/22: FAFSA application is open: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Universities, Community Colleges, Technical Colleges, private for-profit programs, and most scholarship applications require that you share the FAFSA evaluation when you apply for Financial Aid. Please call Mrs. Buher, or arrange for an appointment if you have questions or need help. There is also expert help available at the WSAC website (see link below). WSAC = Washington Student Achievement Council
Links to very helpful information from the Washington Student Achievement Council WSAC Links
Financial Aid help for FAFSA: Upcoming FAFSA Information Events. You'll see that WSAC has tutorials, people you can call with your questions, and more. Very helpful!
More Help from WSAC: Helpful answers to your FAFSA Questions!
WSAC has a new feature you can access if you have questions about financial aid or FAFSA. It's called, Ask Otter: Text “Hi Otter” to 360.928.7281 to receive 24/7 real-time answers to your financial aid questions.
REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: Senior Request for Letters of Recommendation Form: Senior Ltr. of Recommendation Request Template Seniors will request letters of recommendation from 1 staff member, 1 family friend or community member, and an employer (substitute another community member if not employed).
REQUIRED SENIOR EXIT INTERVIEW RUBRIC: Senior Exit Interview Rubric these interviews will be scheduled for May, 2023.
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.
Military Information: We usually see military recruiters on campus throughout the school year. We will also host a recruiter or two during advisories.
ACTIVE 2023 SCHOLARSHIPS
APPLICATION YOU MUST NOT MISS! LA CONNER COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION: Open January 6. The deadline is April 15, 2022. 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 award many scholarships. Seniors: we will work together on this in advisory, but don't wait for me, go ahead and get started! Dollars for Scholars Website for La Conner Scholarship Application
NEW: J and J Livestock Scholarship: $500.00 award. Due before April 19th, 2023. All students are invited to apply. You don't need to go into agriculture or a related field. Pretty straightforward application! Information Application requirements
NEW: LCHS GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION. Due May 1, 2023. This application is used for local organizations who don't partner with the La Conner Community Scholarship Foundation, like the La Conner Soroptomists, the La Conner Alumni Association, The La Conner Fire Department, PEO group and more. There are very generous renewable scholarships available from many of these organizations so please be sure to fill this one out! Due 5/1/23 Application
NEW: SISU CHILDREN'S FUND: This local scholarship is for students with a physical or medical disability, IEP, and 504 learning plans. Amount varies, application closes on March 31. Information and Application
NEW: FOR POST-GRADS WHO HAVE COMPLETED 2 YEARS OF COLLEGE. AAUW of Stanwood. InformationThis is a $10,000.00 scholarship. Application Closes April 29, 2023
NEW: Janson Scholarship (Mount Vernon Emmanuel Baptist Church. This is a renewable scholarship based on academic success, extra curricular and community service. Financial need considered. Due March 31, 2023. Information and Application
NEW: Society of American Military Engineers and The Puget Sound Engineering and Science Scholarship Fund: STEM Scholarships for high-achieving candidates. Closes on April 28, 2023. Website and Application
NEW: Skagit Rotary Foundation: Closes April 1, 2023 The Skagit Rotary Club is a service club comprised of local community members and business owners dedicated to “service above self." All Skagit County high school graduates are eligible. Links to general information and application forms along with a description of the scholarships available are as follows: Skagit Rotary Scholarship Information and Applications Skagit Rotary offers both Technical and two-year degree application as well as a College and University Application
La Conner Arts Foundation: $2,000.00 Scholarship to a student interested in pursuing a degree in Fine Arts. Closes April 14th. The application asks for a lot of information that you can answer using a resume. We will work on resumes in Senior WIN. Application .doc Application pdf
BETTE VANBEBER MEMORIAL P.E.O. SCHOLARSHIP Application Bette VanBeber was a P.E.O. member for fifty-nine years. She was a woman who was loved by all who knew her. She was the mother of four successful children, and she appreciated the importance of education. She was a cheerful, fun-loving- lady and a very hard worker. She was a past president of Chapter HO in Anacortes, Washington. Her husband, Henry VanBeber, and family knew how much Bette loved and believed in P.E.O. and women's education and are honoring her memory by providing this scholarship in her name. It is their sincere hope that many women throughout the years will benefit from their gift. A senior female student from Anacortes or LaConner High School with a 3.0 GPA or better and active in their school, church, or community. Planning on attending an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university in the fall after graduation, preference will be given to one attending a school in Washington State and a need-based scholarship. DEADLINE April 1, 2023
CLOSED: Skagit Valley College Foundation Scholarship: Amounts vary. Closes March 5th. Information Application
CLOSED: WASHINGTON STATE BACCALAUREATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP: A four-year scholarship for students planning to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in any STEM career. This is a merit scholarship based on grades, leadership, and community service. Year 1 and 2 the awardees will receive $2,500.00. Year 3, $5,000, and year 4 $7,500. Mentors work with students to find internships, job opportunities and give support during the four years when needed. The Application closes on February 28th. Info and Application
NEW: WASHINGTON STATE CAREER TECHNICAL OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP: The application FOR FALL QUARTER 2023 opens in early April. Students attending technical or community colleges may apply quarterly for this scholarship throughout their schooling. Info and Application
CLOSED Ewing Kelly Academic Scholarship: $2500.00 award. Due March 10th. High Academic Achievement is required. Ewing Kelly Information and Application
CLOSED Truman D. Picard Scholarship: Due 3/1/23 $2,500.00 award to Native American/Alaska Native Natural Resource Students. Dedicated to the support of Native American/Alaska Native students interested in pursuing careers in fisheries, forestry, park ranger, or game warden. Closes March 10, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Application
CLOSED ELKS LEGACY AWARDS: These scholarships are reserved for students who have family members ( grandparents, aunts, uncles, all count) who are club members. The scholarship is open now and closes on February 6th, 2023. We had a student receive this scholarship last year! The award is $4,000.00 Information and Application
CLOSED ELKS VOCATIONAL AWARDS: Due March 3rd. LCHS students almost always receive generous Elks scholarships because I really stress them and also because not a lot of Skagit students apply for them. So here are two applications, both are due on March 3rd. See Buher for help. Local Club Application Roger Benjamin Application Local Elks Club
WICMOAA Military Scholarship: The Whidbey Island Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (WICMOAA) is Offering a Three Thousand Dollar ($3000.00) Scholarship for graduating Seniors with the following criteria:
1. Child of a Military Person (Active Duty, Active Reserve. Retired) in any branch of the military or a member of a high school JROTC unit
2. Not accepted to a college ROTC program or a military academy
3. Accepted to a 4-year college Information and Application
THE HAGAN SCHOLARSHIP: FIRST TIME OFFERED TO SENIORS AT LCHS. The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide four-year need-based merit scholarship providing each recipient with the opportunity to graduate college debt-free, providing up to $6,000 each semester. After graduation from college, Hagan Scholars can apply for a two-year extension of their scholarship to attend graduate school or a professional school, receiving $6,000 each semester. info and application
Swinomish Tribal Member Scholarship Application: Please see the attached information and application. This is for Tribal members only. The scholarship covers both two and four-year programs as well as technical programs. Information and Application
CLOSED: WA STATE SCHOOL RETIREE'S ASSOC. For seniors planning to become Educators: WSSRA offers eight $3,000 scholarships, eight $1,000 scholarships, the PEMCO Robert J. Handy Scholarship ($900.00 per year for up to 4 years), Gene Forrester Memorial Scholarships for students enrolling in AGRICULTURE EDUCATION AT WSU ($2,000).
CLOSED: Garfield Lodge Outstanding Student: DUE January 31. $750.00 award to one student. Only La Conner seniors may apply. Application
CLOSED: Violet Richardson Community Service Award: Offered by the La Conner Soroptomists, this award is offered to girls at LCHS, ages 14 - 17. Community Service is the primary consideration for receiving the award. The amount varies from year to year. The application closes on December 1st, 2022. Application
CLOSED: COOK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: Merit Scholarship for students with financial needs. Award amounts vary, but up to $55,000 per year for four years. Mentor support and other benefits are included. Open now, closes on November 17, 11/17 at midnight. Cook Scholarship Program
CLOSED: ELKS MOST VALUABLE SCHOLAR: Open Now. Closes November 14, 2022. Applicants are evaluated on academics, leadership, service, and financial need. Awards vary from $1,000.00 to $12,500.00. This is a good one and not many students apply. Information and Application You do not need to have a family member in the Elks to apply!
For your review: information about past scholarships offered
Below are 2022 scholarships. These are closed now, but you may look through them to see what was available for 2022 grads and will be open and available for 2023 grads in the coming months. Please contact me with questions! Lori B.
APPLICATION YOU MUST NOT MISS! LA CONNER COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION: Open January 6. The deadline is April 15, 2022. 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 award many scholarships. Seniors: we will work together on this in advisory, but don't wait for me, go ahead and get started! Dollars For Scholars Website
EXTENDED: La Conner Arts Foundation. Offering $2,000.00 scholarship to students interested in studying Fine Arts Closes April 30, 2022.
NEW: Emma and Joe Scholarship: offered by LCHS Leadership Class. $300.00. These are two high schoolers who passed away from Cancer while students at LCHS in the early 2000s. Application
CLOSED Garfield Masonic Lodge Scholarship: La Conner students only Closes on 3/31/22. The amount of the award varies. Garfield Masonic Lodge Scholarship
closed La Conner Booster Club Scholarship: Closes April 30. Family must be a member of the Booster Club in order to apply. Application
closed SOROPTOMIST, ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, COMMUNITY GROUP APPLICATION: This application is provided to the groups listed as well as several others that do not belong to the La Conner Community Foundation. This is also only for La Conner Students and there are several opportunities for renewable scholarships! The application closes on May 9th. Application
Skagit Community Foundation: Here is a list of scholarships within the Skagit Community Foundation that are open to LCHS students. Note that due dates are listed after the link.
Allen Lowe Memorial Scholarship – 4/18/22 - https://www.skagitcf.org/allen-lowe-memorial-scholarship.html
Otto Walberg Memorial Scholarship – 4/30/22 - https://www.skagitcf.org/otto-walberg-memorial-scholarship.html
Semillas de Esperanza Scholarship – 6/1/22 - https://www.skagitcf.org/semillas-de-esperanza-scholarship.html
Clarence & Eileen Summers Scholarship – 4/18/22 - https://www.skagitcf.org/clarence--eileen-summers-scholarship.html
CLOSED Ewing Kelly Memorial Scholarship: Open now, closes March 10, 2022. $2,500.00. This is a merit scholarship. Selection is based on Academics, Citizenship, and financial aid.
Link to the 2021 Fillable Form (can type directly in the document, then print, and mail-in):
kellyfoundationwashington.org/ wp-content/uploads/2021/09/ Official-Ewing-C-Kelly- Scholarship-Application-10-03- 2021-form.pdf
Link to the Flyer: http://
kellyfoundationwashington.org/ wp-content/uploads/2018/09/ Ewing-C-Kelly-Scholarship- flyer-v2.pdf
CLOSED: Violet Richardson Community Service Award: Offered by the La Conner Soroptomists, this award is offered to girls at LCHS, ages 14 - 17. Community Service is the primary consideration for receiving the award. The amount varies from year to year. The application closes on December 15th, 2021. Submit application by email to Christine Valdez at Christine Valdez
CLOSED: 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. Scholarship Information
- Roger Benjamin Vocational Grant. $5,000.00. Due March 4, 2022, must be delivered to the Mt. Vernon Elks Lodge
- MV Elks Vocational Grant Award: Due March 5th. Must be turned in to the Elks Lodge in Mt. Vernon. Application ONE APPLICATION WORKS FOR BOTH SCHOLARSHIPS! LCHS STUDENTS DO VERY WELL WITH THIS SCHOLARSHIP!
BETTE VANBEBER MEMORIAL P.E.O. SCHOLARSHIP Application Bette VanBeber was a P.E.O. member for fifty-nine years. She was a woman who was loved by all who knew her. She was the mother of four successful children, and she appreciated the importance of education. She was a cheerful, fun-loving- lady and a very hard worker. She was a past president of Chapter HO in Anacortes, Washington. Her husband, Henry VanBeber, and family knew how much Bette loved and believed in P.E.O. and women's education and are honoring her memory by providing this scholarship in her name. It is their sincere hope that many women throughout the years will benefit from their gift. A senior female student from Anacortes or LaConner High School with a 3.0 GPA or better and active in their school, church, or community. Planning on attending an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university in the fall after graduation, preference will be given to one attending a school in Washington State and a need-based scholarship. DEADLINE April 14, 2022.
CLOSED ESA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS: This is a foundation that is focused on childhood cancers. It 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 2/1/2022
CLOSED: SCHOOL HOUSE CONNECTIONS: $2,000 award for students who have experienced Homelessness. Mentoring and support were included with the award. The deadline is October 15, 2021.
JACK KENT COLLEGE FOUNDATION: Opens September 1, Closes September 18th. To be eligible to apply to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program you must:
•Graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2022
•Intend to enroll full time in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2022
•Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
•Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $35,000. Website and Application
CLOSED ELKS MOST VALUABLE STUDENT AWARD: Open now, closes November 15th, 2021. Award varies. Open to students who will be attending four-year universities in September 2022. Scholarship Information Website and Application
CLOSED April 1, 2022 Rotary Scholarships for 2022The Skagit Rotary Club is a service club comprised of local community members and business owners dedicated to “service above self." Our scholarship program is funded with donations from the Annual Seafood and Wild Game Dinner and Auction held in January of each year. This year, thanks to the donations raised at the Seafood and Wild Game Dinner & Auction, the Class of 2022 will receive an estimated $100,000 in scholarships from local Skagit Valley donors. All Skagit County high school graduates are eligible. Links to general information and application forms along with a description of the scholarships available are as follows:General Information: https://www.skagitrotary.com/
sitepage/scholarships/welcomeCollege Application: https://clubrunner.blob.core. windows.net/00000000808/en-ca/ files/sitepage/scholarships/ download-collegeuniversity- scholarship-applic/2021- College_University- Scholarship.pdf windows.net/00000000808/en-ca/ files/sitepage/scholarships/ download-technicalvocational- scholarship-appl/2021-Tech- Scholarship-01.26.2021.pdf
In Memory of Wallace Sigmar - The Skagit Valley College Scholarship is given each year to a Skagit County senior who exemplifies the qualities of a good citizen and dedicated student, and who is entering Skagit Valley College. This scholarship pays for tuition, fees, and books for two (2) years at Skagit Valley College for the student to obtain an Associate’s Degree.
Bernadette Roozen Scholarship - The Bernadette Roozen Scholarship will be awarded to a female graduate of Mount Vernon High School attending college in Washington State who exemplifies the leadership qualities of Bernadette Roozen.
Corey Mendoza Scholarship - The Corey Mendoza Scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of Mount Vernon High School who will be attending the University of Washington and who exemplifies the leadership qualities of Corey Mendoza.
Professional Technical / Vocational Scholarships - Scholarships are given to students who exemplify the qualities of a good citizen and show dedication to pursuing their education in the professional technical or vocational fields of study.
Skagit / Mount Vernon Rotary Memorial University 4 Year Scholarship - This Scholarship is awarded to a student who exemplifies the ideals and standards of Rotary, and the qualities of late Skagit / Mount Vernon Rotary members. The scholarship award is for four years in an amount determined by the Club members and is renewable upon proof of enrollment in good standing.
College/University Scholarships - If additional scholarship funding is available, the club may decide on discretionary scholarships to Skagit County students entering either a college or university.
DEADLINE: April 1st
All materials must be emailed to SkagitRotaryFoundation@gmail.
comby April 1While we welcome requests from all eligible students, we would particularly encourage applications from those students who tend to fall through the gaps as well as those interested in pursuing post-secondary training in professional technical fields.