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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:

Mary Whitmore Memorial Scholarship Fund- applications available here. Students in foster care or living in non-parental/alternate living arrangements are eligible to apply. Deadline to apply is March 27, 2019.

Peninsula Youth Equestrian Scholarship - application available here. Applications due to Ms. Hill in the counseling office by Friday, March 29, 2019.

Port Angeles Youth Soccer Scholarship - application available here. Applications due to Ms. Hill by Friday, March 29, 2019.

Washington State Sustainable Forestry Initiative Scholarshipapplication available here. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Olympic Medical Center Scholarship - application is attached here. Eligible applicants must be majoring in Medical, Nursing, Medical Assistant or related program. Application deadline is Friday, April 5, 2019.

Port Angeles Youth Baseball Scholarship - application is attached here. Applications must be submitted to Ms. Hill in the counseling office by Thursday, April 11, 2019.

International Footprint Association Scholarship - application is attached here. Eligible applicants must be planning on continuing their education to pursue a degree in law enforcement or fire fighting). Applications due by Friday, April 12, 2019.

Anne & James Minton Scholarship -  application is attached here. Eligible applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and be a member of a Native American Tribe of the Olympic Peninsula. Application deadline is Friday, April 12, 2019.

Naval Elks Lodge Scholarship application is attached here. If you have 3.5 GPA or higher and are actively involved in school & community, you are eligible to apply (not necessary for family member to be an Elk). Students must have completed a scholarship notebook to be eligible. Applications due to Ms. Hill by Friday, April 12, 2019.

Brem
erton Valley Scottish Rite Scholarship - application attached here. Eligible students must have a minimum 3.2 GPA and must be able to attend the awards presentation at the Masonic Temple in Bremerton on Friday, May 24. Application deadline is Monday, April 15, 2019.

Surfrider Foundation Scholarship - application available here. Eligible students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher and must complete and submit the essay to Ms. Hill by the deadline of Thursday, April 18, 2019. Scholarship notebooks will be submitted with the essays.
 
Dewey Ehling & Denise Graham Memorial Scholarships - application available here. Eligible students must be planning on continuing in Vocal Arts in college (as a major, minor or community participant). Applicants must have submitted a scholarship notebook to be considered. Submit applications to Ms. Hill in the counseling office by Friday, April 26, 2019.

Pointe Pest Control "Pay It Forward" Scholarship - apply online here. Deadline to apply is April 29, 2019.

Building Industry of Washington Scholarship - application is available online here. Deadline to apply is May 10, 2019.


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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