Scholarship Updates Revised 11-24-2020
2020/2021 is going to be an exciting, challenging year for all of us; seniors, families, and me! I am here to help every one of you no matter what your after high school plans might be. Please contact me anytime you need help.
Counseling Hours: Monday - Friday 7:45am - 3:15pm
Virtual Braves Space Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 - 9:30 am and 2:00 - 3:00 pm. (Zoom access coming soon)
Seniors: you can text me also: 360-630-0809
Financial Aid help for FAFSA: Link to WSAC
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.
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. Because of COVID, that will not be the case this year. I'm going to post information that comes to our office so that any of you who are interested may look here for info. I will update as needed. Military Futures Flier
OPEN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2021 GRADS
These will be listed as we receive notice that they are open and available for the 2020/21 school year. Check out the closed 2019/20 scholarship listings below to get an idea of the scholarships that will probably be available to 2021 grads again this year!
Ewing Kelly Memorial Scholarship: Open now, closes March 10, 2021. $2,500.00. This is a merit scholarship. Selection is based on Academics, Citizenship and financial aid.
Pointe Pest Control Pay It Forward Scholarship. $750.00 volunteering and community support are the focus. Closes 4/29/21. Application
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, the amount varies. complete and return to Mrs. Buher. DO NOT SUBMIT TO NATIONAL SOROPTOMISTS, THIS IS A LA CONNER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP.
PB and J Scholarship: This is a new one and it's a National award which means anyone in the US may apply. It targets students who have had challenges and perhaps don't have the best resume (test scores, GPA, etc), but who have the desire to attend college anyway Application
Washington State School Retirees Assoc. FOR STUDENTS WHO INTEND TO MAJOR IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION: The deadline is March 1, 2021. Eight scholarships were available for $2500.00 each and 16 renewable awards for $900.00 each for up to 4 years. 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 the application and apply: HOW TO APPLY AND LINK TO APPLICATION
Intertribal Timber Council: Deadline is MARCH 12, 2021 5:00 PM pst. 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
From StudentScholarship.Org: Here are four pages of national scholarships that you might want to consider applying for. I don't have any more information about any of these scholarships, and have not always included this information on our scholarship page in the past, primarily because we are competing on a national level - and sometimes your time might be better spent focusing on more local scholarships. However, I will certainly support you if you want to apply for any one of these awards! List of Scholarships
OPEN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2020 GRADS
OPEN: 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
OPEN: The Edmond F. Maxwell Foundation. Scholarships for Western Washington Students with high academics who are going to attend a Private College
$5,000. awards Application and Information
CAREER AND TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP OFFERED BY THE WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGAM. IT REOPENS EVERY QUARTER FOR NEW APPLICATIONS. FALL APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED, BUT THE APPLICATION WILL OPEN AGAIN FOR WINTER QUARTER. VISIT WEBSITE REGULARLY FOR DATES.
Class of 2020 and graduates: If you are starting or in a technical college program now, check out this great scholarship that is not being taken advantage of by WA State students: Appy please, and see Buher if you need help!
What: Apply now for the Career and Technical Scholarship provided by the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship program! The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) provides Washington state residents with $1,500 per quarter towards an eligible associate degree, certificate, or apprenticeship in a trade, STEM, or health care field. Funding can be used at any Washington state community or technical college and can be used to cover tuition, fees, and other costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food, and more. Visit www.waopportunityscholarship.org to learn more!
CLOSED 2019/20 SCHOLARSHIPS
Class of 2021: Check this list out to give you an idea of what scholarships will most likely be available to you this year. Deadlines will be similar for 2021.
THE APPLICATION YOU MUST NOT MISS! LA CONNER COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION: Open January 6. Deadline is April 22, 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!
FALL APPLICATION CLOSED: Washington State Opportunity Scholarship for Technical careers in STEM. OPENS FOR FALL TECH. 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
CONWAY FIRE DEPT. For Conway Grads who are in the class of 2021. May be used for vocational or academic programs. Closes __________. Application
Pointe Pest Control Pay It Forward Scholarship. $750.00 volunteering and community support are the focus. Closes:
Link to Application
LARSON AND GROSS ACCOUNTING: A merit-based scholarship for students interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting. APPLICATION Closes ________
Skagit Rotary: Deadline is ________. Over $85,000.00 in scholarships are distributed. Amount awarded varies. Previously, La Conner students have received scholarships. APPLICATION LINK
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 _________. Application
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 MAY 10. APPLICATION Email or contact Buher for delivery.
THIS APPLICATION WORKS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS REAPPLYING FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT ALSO!
JANSON SCHOLARSHIP: DEADLINE _________ 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 often receive a scholarship from this organization. UPDATE: Everything accepted digitally by emailing to: firstname.lastname@example.org Unsealed transcripts (Mrs. Pierson can send them to the email address) are acceptable as are emailed letters of rec. Application
BOOSTER CLUB APPLICATION. The family must be Booster Club members to apply. Due May 15. Email completed application to Buher. Application
CONWAY SCHOOLS PSE SCHOLARSHIP. Open to graduating seniors who are Conway Alumni Due May 11, 2020 APPLICATION
IBEW VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP: $2,500.00 award. Closes April 1. Students who plan to earn a certificate or technical degree in the construction industry are eligible to apply. APPLICATION INFORMATION
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
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 Application
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 Application
Whidbey Island Military Officers Assoc. of America. Deadline is ______. ROTC or Military Dependents are eligible. $1,500.00. Must include a nomination letter from a teacher with application. Application for 2020
Smart Choices 2021: 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, 2020. Closes April 1, 2021
CLOSED 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
Deadline is February 1. 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
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. Link to Application Deadline: ______
Whidbey Island Military Officers Assoc. of America. Deadline is _______ ROTC or Military Dependents are eligible. $1,500.00. Must include a nomination letter from a teacher. APPLICATION
Washington State School Retirees Assoc. The deadline is _______. 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 the application and apply: Information and Application
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
PRIDE FOUNDATION LGBTQ+ allies scholarship program. Closes in early January. Amount varies. Link to Application
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, 2021. APPLICATION Note: Erik was a LCHS student who passed away.
Intertribal Timber Council: Deadline is ________. 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
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, the amount varies. Application Download, complete, print and give to Mrs. Buher. Do not send electronically.
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.
- Roger Benjamin Vocational Grant. $5,000.00. Due _______ - must be delivered to the Mt. Vernon Elks Lodge Roger Benjamin Application
- MV Elks Vocational Grant Award: Due _________. 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 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 2/1/2021
CLOSED: 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