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Code to join Scholarship Notebook 2020 classroom in Google is hqxfea0

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SENIOR 2019-20 FAFSA / High School & Beyond Info

Scholarships are announced in the Daily Bulletin.

Applications not found online are available at the PAHS Counseling Office.
Visit www.collegeboard.org or www.thewashboard.org for additional information.

Questions?  Contact Jeani Hill
PAHS Scholarship Coordinator
360.565.1562

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.
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Current Scholarships:

American Indian Endowed Scholarship- Applications will be accepted beginning January 1, 2020. To see if you are eligible, please view the requirements here. Application deadline: February 1, 2020.

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (Baccalaureate) - Apply online hereThe Baccalaureate Scholarship provides up to $22,500 in financial aid support and access to career-launching support services for students pursuing high-demand STEM and health care majors. This scholarship can be used to cover tuition, fees and other indirect costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more. Funding can be used for any eligible STEM or health care degree at any eligible public or private college or university in Washington state (check the eligible colleges and majors here to confirm you are eligible). Application deadline: February 6, 2020.

Feiro Family Scholarship - applications available on www.thewashboard.org Application deadline is February 12, 2020.

Washington State School Retirees' Association Scholarship - Eligible students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Eight (8) scholarships will be awarded to students going into education(teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist or school psychologist) and two (2) scholarships will be awarded to students planning on attending WSU and majoring in Agricultural Education. Application must be complete and postmarked/mailed by March 1, 2020.

Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship - Mail complete application to address listed on Cover Page. Application must be postmarked NO LATER than March 10, 2020. 

Mary Whitmore Memorial Scholarship - Eligible students must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, be on track to graduate in June and be in the foster care system or in an alternative living situation (see application for more details). Application available here. Applications must be submitted to Jeani Hill in the PAHS Counseling office no later than Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Olympic Medical Center Scholarship - Eligible students must be accepted into medical field of study and must include an official transcript, statement of financial need, letters of recommendation and essay with their application. Applications are due to the OMC Gift Shop (located in lobby of hospital) by Friday, April 3, 2020.


Olympic Driftwood Sculptors Visual Art Scholarship - Eligible students must be planning on a major or minor in Visual Arts (studio art, photography, graphic design, computer graphics, multimedia, art education, etc.). See attached flyer here for application website and directions. Application deadline is April 15, 2020.

Karen Byrd Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship is offered year-round ($1,500) to any student for educational pursuit, including but not limited to college/university, training, seminars or camps. Submit completed application (available here) to Ms. Hill in the Counseling Office.

AES Scholarship- This $500 scholarship is available to all students regardless of their field of study. To be eligible, the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that can be found on the AES website here. Application deadline is October 5, 2020.

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.

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