CLASS OF 2022 information and Scholarship Revised: 11/17/21
Senior Family Meeting: Zoom Recording: Senior Family Zoom
FINANCIAL AID WEBINAR SCHEDULE:
Information from the Washington Student Achievement Council (a great source for Financial Aid information and more):
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. We will also host a recruiter or two during advisories. Military Futures Flier
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2022 GRADS
These will be listed as we receive notice that they are open and available for the 2021/2022 school year. Check out the closed 2020/21 scholarship listings below to get an idea of the scholarships that will probably be available to 2022 grads again this year!
NEW: 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):
NEW: 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
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. 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!
NEW: 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.
NEW: 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.
NEW: 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
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.
2021 SCHOLARSHIPS NOW CLOSED
CAREER AND TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP OFFERED BY THE WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. IT REOPENS EVERY QUARTER FOR NEW APPLICATIONS. THE FALL APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED, BUT THE APPLICATION WILL OPEN AGAIN FOR THE WINTER QUARTER. VISIT THE WEBSITE REGULARLY FOR DATES.
Class of 2020, 2021, 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: Everett Carl Oman Scholarship: Available for 2020 and 2021 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
CLOSED: 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
CLOSED - APPLICATION YOU MUST NOT MISS! LA CONNER COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION: Open January 6. The deadline is April 15, 2021. 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!
Apply at: Dollars for Scholars
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 MAY 10. Email or contact Buher for delivery. Application
CLOSED: BOOSTER CLUB APPLICATION. The family must be Booster Club members to apply. Due May 1, 2021. Email completed application to Buher. Application
CLOSED: CONWAY FIRE DEPT. For Conway Grads who are in the class of 2021. $2,000.00 CLOSES MAY 7 AT 5PM. May be used for vocational or academic programs. APPLICATION
CLOSED: BETTY VANBEBER PEO SCHOLARSHIP for Girls continuing their education. This scholarship is open to La Conner and Anacortes High School students. $1,500.00 Closes April 16, 2021.
CLOSED: SISU CHILDREN'S FUND: For Students with a 504 or IEP or a student who has or had a medical problem or physical disability. : $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior or $2500.00 award to a senior attending Bellingham Technical College. Deadline March 15, 2021. Application
CLOSED UNITED STEEL WORKERS LOCAL 12-591 FALLEN WORKERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Deadline Extended to 3/14/21. Local Scholarship that requires an essay about the loss of union members. Your essay could reflect on losses you have suffered, relating them to how family and co-workers would feel. The word from the official who called me is that the Local has quite a lot of $$ available and that most likely, students who complete an application will receive an award...no guarantee, but... good chance! UAW Scholarship Information and Application Application
CLOSED: LARSON AND GROSS ACCOUNTING: General Application and Information.
CLOSED Skagit Rotary: Deadline is April 1, 2021. Over $85,000.00 in scholarships are distributed. Amount awarded varies. Previously, La Conner students have received scholarships.
CLOSED: Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants: $1,000 award, application closes 6/12/21. Process: Submit an essay based on information on their website: Website 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. CLOSES MARCH 1, 2021 APPLICATION Note: Erik was a formerLCHS student and volunteer Firefighter who passed away while answering a Fire call.
CLOSED: PUGET SOUND ANGLERS: Three $1,500.00 scholarships that are renewable for up to four years. This is a local Skagit county organization and awards scholarship to students entering the Fishing or Environmental Science fields - technical programs or university programs. Instructions
CLOSED: WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP: Opened December 7th. Closes February 11th. Awards to students pursuing both 4 year and 2 year 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. BUHER for a list of eligible degrees. Washington State Public or Private Technical and Community Colleges and University programs are eligible. Apply at: Information and Application Be sure to read through the information before beginning the application!
American Indian Endowed Scholarship: Awards vary, from $500.00 to $2000.00 5 awards are given to Native American students who are enrolled members of a Washington State Tribe. The scholarship prioritizes upper division and graduate students (so students who are juniors or seniors in college). You should be aware of this, though, so you can apply when you are in that group, and maybe it doesn't hurt to apply as a freshman, if you have a good story. This one closes March 1st 2021. Information and to Apply
WIAA CHOICES SCHOLARSHIP: 2 $5,000 SCHOLARSHIPS AND 8 $1,000.00 AWARDS to students who are outstanding in academics and athletics. CHOICES SCHOLARSHIP Closes 4/1/2021
OSCWI (Officers Spouses Club of Whidbey Island): Eligible students include children of active, retired or deceased Military members. Closing Date is 3/31/21. Amount varies, $500 - $1500 usually. Application and Information
PRIDE FOUNDATION: LGBTQ scholarship opportunities. Over 660 scholarships to Western US students - one applicaton. Closes January 8th! LINK TO APPLICATION
Pointe Pest Control Pay It Forward Scholarship. $750.00 volunteering and community support are the focus. Closes 4/29/21. 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, the amount varies. DO NOT SUBMIT TO NATIONAL SOROPTOMISTS, THIS IS A LA CONNER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP. Follow directions for submission that are in the scholarship application, please. Application Closes 12/31/20
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