☰ MENU

Scholarships

Scholarship Notebook Instructions 2019-20 here

Code to join Scholarship Notebook 2020 classroom in Google is hqxfea0

Teacher Recommendation Student Information Sheet

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.
_______________________________________________________________
Current Scholarships:

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. 

Gladys Christopher Pollanz Scholarship - Eligible students must be planning on pursuing a degree at 4-year college/university in the field of science, engineering, business or education. Application instructions can be found here. SAT and transcripts as well as a 250-word essay must be submitted to Ms. Hill no later than Friday, March 13, 2020. 

Port Angeles Girls Basketball Association Scholarship - Eligible students must have played PAGBA for at least 3 years and PAHS basketball for all 4 years (with at least one year on varsity). Applications are available here or in the Counseling office. Deadline to submit application to Ms. Hill is Friday, March 20, 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.

Port Angeles Youth Soccer Scholarship - Applications are available here and in the Counseling office. Deadline to submit applications to Ms. Hill is Friday, March 27, 2020.

Monday Musicale Scholarship - Students planning on continuing music education after high school are eligible to apply. See Ms. Hill in the Counseling office for more information or to pick up an application (or access application here). Deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 27, 2020.

North Olympic Mustang Club Scholarship
- Students planning on an education in automotives/trade are encouraged to apply. Applications are available here or from Ms. Hill in the counseling office. Applications must be emailed to the NOMC by Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Washington State Forestry Initiative Scholarship - Eligible students must be planning on a major in Forestry or Natural Resources and must be attending one of the eligible colleges for this program (see application here for details). Applications must be postmarked by Friday, April 3, 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 Peninsula Art Association Scholarship - Eligible applicants must complete the application (here) and send with a portfolio including a maximum of 6 pieces of artwork (photos okay). See Ms. Hill for more information. Applications and portfolios must be received before 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

Bremerton Valley Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Scholarship - Eligible students must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 and must submit a complete application packet (found here) by Friday, April 15, 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 Friday, 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. 

Maytag Dependable Leader Scholarship - Eligible students will be a current or former member of the Boys & Girls Club, have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and must be able to demonstrate financial need. Application available here or from Ms. Hill in the counseling office. Deadline to submit application to Ms. Hill is Friday, April 24, 2020.

Building Industry of Washington Scholarship - Students interested in a construction-related field of study at a Washington state accredited community, vocational/technical college or university are eligible to apply. Applications (available here) must be postmarked by Friday, May 15, 2020.

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.

Financial Aid Facts