2021 Scholarship Notebook Webinar Slide Show

Click the above link to view the Scholarship Notebook slideshow that was shared as part of the webinar that aired on Sept. 30, 2020.



Click the link below for great information from six of our
Washington State College admissions counselors
(WWU, UW, CWU, EWU, WSU and Evergreen Community College)



To check out Peninsula College upcoming events/information sessions
click here: PC Events Winter 2020

These sessions provide students the opportunity to talk directly with PC's program coordinators to learn more about the programs offered at Peninsula College.




Letter of Recommendation worksheet (to give to teachers)

SENIOR 2020-21 FAFSA  (opens October 1st)


Any scholarship applications that are due to Ms. Hill can be submitted to the following email address (by the deadlines indicated for each scholarship)

Please check the submission instructions for each scholarship, as some are submitted directly to the scholarship committee.

Questions?  Contact Jeani Hill
PAHS Scholarship Coordinator

If you have not set up a profile on www.thewashboard.org yet, you should set one up ASAP! There are numerous scholarships available on this site - many of them are local!

Federal Student Aid information - click for information on college prep, FAFSA and other financial aid info.


Current Scholarships:

CSF LEADERSHIP 1000 SCHOLARSHIP The Leadership 1000 Scholarship awards funding to certain high school seniors attending eligible high schools and who are planning to enroll in a Washington state college or university. The scholarship is renewable and it is available in amounts up to $5,000 per academic year. In addition to the scholarship, scholars receive guidance in regards to career, financial aid, and networking opportunities with CSF alumni and scholarship donors to ensure students graduate with a four-year degree and achieve success in life. Application deadline extended to February 12, 2021

- Eligible students should be planning on post-high school study in a maritime educational program at a technical school/college. Approved fields include, but are not limited to, marine biology, fisheries, ship and/or boat building and repair, ship operations such as officer and/or deckhand training, commercial dive training, and other marine fields. Applications must be postmarked NO LATER THAN February 8, 2021.

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship - Applicant must meet eligibility requirements with regard to school (in Washington State) and intended major. See instructions and requirements on WSOS website. Application deadline is February 11, 2021

Feiro Family Scholarship - Application available on thewashboard.org. Deadline to submit application is February 20, 2021.

Washington State School Retirees Scholarship - Gene Forrester Scholarship -
Eligible students should be planning on pursuing a major in Agricultural Education at Washington State University. Must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0. Application must be submitted by March 1, 2021.

AMERICAN INDIAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP - Fillable application  Instruction sheet
Please read the instruction sheet for eligibility requirements. The application must be mailed (with required attachments) by Sunday, March 1, 2021.

- Print version  Fillable Form Application deadline is March 10, 2021 (Note: the SAT/ACT scores will be waived for this scholarship this year.)

Washington State School Retirees Scholarships - Robert J. Handy Scholarship - Eligible students should be planning on pursuing a career in the "field of education" (teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, school psychologist). Minimum 3.0 GPA. Application must be submitted by March 21, 2021.

Olympic Peninsula Art Association Scholarship - Info Flyer  Parent Release Form  Olympic Peninsula Art Association offers scholarships each year to Clallam County High School Seniors in an effort to encourage students to continue their artistic studies in college, tech, or trade school. Art Portfolios may contain up to a maximum of 6 artworks. Digital photos or videos of original artwork must be uploaded and submitted for consideration with the online application (including Parent Release) by 10:00 pm Saturday, April 10, 2021.

Clallam Promise ScholarshipThe Clallam Promise Scholarship is a need-based scholarship available to students attending Peninsula College who have graduated from any Clallam County high school (Cape Flattery, Clallam Bay, Crescent, Forks, Lincoln, Neah Bay, Port Angeles, Quileute Tribal School, and Sequim). Visit the Peninsula College website (here) to find out if you qualify for this scholarship

General Information

Financial assistance for college comes primarily from four sources: the colleges themselves, the government, national and regional scholarships, and local scholarships. The Port Angeles community has one of the most successful local scholarship programs in the state, awarding approximately $500,000 a year to graduates. There are scholarships for students planning to attend technical colleges, vocational colleges, community colleges and four-year colleges.

Port Angeles High School also helps students access regional and national scholarships by posting scholarship applications on this website. 

The federal and state government offer grants and loans, mostly based on financial need. Families complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in early October. The high school partners with Peninsula College to hold a workshop each year to explain these government programs. 

The largest amount of scholarships are awarded by the colleges themselves. College catalogs and web sites have specific information on their offerings, so we highly encourage students to visit the website of their intended college to see what scholarships they offer and should apply immediately upon acceptance to their college. High school juniors should get help from the College Success Foundation Representative or their Counselor to develop a list of potential schools of interest. Scholarship offerings are one factor to consider when deciding where to apply.

Financial Aid Facts