• REVISED 6/17/2020 

    Scholarship Updates   



    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!
    When: Complete the short online CTS application 
    Who: High school seniors or matriculated students who earned their diploma or GED in the state of Washington. Explore eligibility criteria through the CTS website.
    Amount: Receive up to $1,500 each quarter for the duration of their associate degree, certificate or apprenticeship program. These scholarship funds are flexible and can be used to cover tuition, fees and other costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more
    Deadline: Midnight, June 4, 2020
    Here is a letter from WA State Universities about changes they'll make in light of the COVD-19 closure: WA Council of University Presidents

    Also, here is information about 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.  

    During the COVID-19 closures, I will be available by email thrroughout the summer: lbuher@lc.k12.wa.us.  Please contact me anytime you have questions or need help with scholarships, financial aid or enrollment.

     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.
    STILL 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
    CLOSED:  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! DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 4/22/2020
    FALL APPLICATION CLOSED:  Washington State Opportunity Scholarship for Technical careers in STEM.  OPENS FOR FALL TECH. PROGRAMS ON 4/6/2020 and closed June 4th. 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
    CLOSED:  CONWAY FIRE DEPT.  For Conway Grads who are in the class of 2020.  May be used for vocational or academic programs.  Due 5pm on May 8.
    CLOSED:   Pointe Pest Control Pay It Forward Scholarship.  $750.00 volunteering and community support are the focus.  Closes:  5/30/20.  
    Link to Application  
    CLOSED:  LARSON AND GROSS ACCOUNTING:  A merit-based scholarship for students interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting. APPLICATION
     Closes 6/14/2020
    CLOSED: Skagit Rotary:  Deadline is May 1, 2020. Over $85,000.00 in scholarships are distributed. Amount awarded varies. Previously, La Conner students have received scholarships. APPLICATION LINK
    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 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.
    CLOSED:  JANSON SCHOLARSHIP:  DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 15.  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:  info@ebcmv.org  Unsealed transcripts (Mrs. Pierson can send them to the email address) are acceptable as are emailed letters of rec.  Application
    CLOSED: BOOSTER CLUB APPLICATION.  Family must be Booster Club members to apply.  Due May 15.  Email completed application to Buher.
    CLOSED:  CONWAY SCHOOLS PSE SCHOLARSHIP. Open to graduating seniors who are Conway Alumni  Due May 11, 2020   APPLICATION
    CLOSED:  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 industry are eligible to apply. APPLICATION INFORMATION
    CLOSED:  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
    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:  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:  Whidbey Island Military Officers Assoc. of America. Deadline is 4/5/20.  ROTC or Military Dependents are eligible.  $1,500.00.  Must include nomination letter from a teacher with application.  Note:  Application contains 2019 dates, but is the one you should use.  Application for 2020
    CLOSED  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 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
    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
    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.  Link to Application  Deadline:  3/20/20
    CLOSED:  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
    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. 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
    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
    CLOSED:  PRIDE FOUNDATION LGBTQ+ allies scholarship program.  Closes in early January.  Amount varies.  Link to 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 FEBRUARY 28, 2020.  APPLICATION  Note:  Erik was a LCHS student who passed away.
    CLOSED:  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  
    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. 
    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. 
    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
    CLOSED:  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
    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, 2020


Last Modified on June 17, 2020