Any student at Port Angeles High School (including Running Start students) who is thinking about going on to further their education after high school should do a scholarship notebook! They are due in February of your graduating year of high school. These notebooks are usually about 20 pages, are digital only, and about 10 pages of information about yourself followed by around 10 pages of photos/awards/activities you've participated in either at the high school or over the last 4 years anywhere.
Turning in a notebook will allow us to send out your information to over 150 scholarship donors in our community. Last year students were awarded over $500,000 in scholarships from our community donors.
Completing a notebook takes between 10-20 hours and you have until February 12th 2023 to get yours done! Everyone ABSOLUTELY should turn one in if you are graduating this year!
Contact Andrea Dusenko
College Success Foundation
Contact Charity Brock
PAHS Scholarship Notebook Coordinator
WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP - The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship helps low- and middle-income Washington students earn degrees, certificates or apprenticeships in high-demand trade, health care or STEM fields and launch careers in Washington state. For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/students/applicants/.
MARITIME SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - Each spring the Port Townsend Yacht Club awards scholarships to individual students for study in a maritime educational program or college. Approved fields include, but are not limited to:
- marine biology
- ship and/or boat building and repair
- ship operations, such as officer training
- other marine field
FEIRO FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP - The Feiro Family Scholarship supports youth from Clallam County who plan post-secondary study
that relates to the mission of Feiro Marine Life Center: Feiro Marine Life Center connects
community and environment by providing local marine and watershed learning experiences and
increasing awareness of how closely connected and interdependent we are. Apply on The Washboard by March 27th.
COLLEGE SUCCESS FOUNDATION’S L1000 –The Leadership 1000 Scholarship provides scholarships based on academic promise, personal drive, and financial need. In addition to the scholarship, scholars have the opportunity to build relationships with their donors and build their networks. Scholars receive guidance related to college, career, financial aid, and networking opportunities through CSF College Services to ensure students graduate with a four-year degree and achieve success in life. Scholarship range from $1,000 to $5,000 per year for up to four years, for a maximum of $20,000. All PAHS seniors who complete an application will receive a $75 gift card! Apply here: https://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/scholarship/leadership-1000-scholarship/#about by January 31, 2023.
WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP – The Baccalaureate Scholarship (BaS) is for Washington students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree in more than 150 eligible high-demand science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or health care fields. BaS offers up to $22,500 in funding and support services. The scholarship can cover tuition, fees and other costs of attendance like housing, transportation, food and more! Apply here: https://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/students/applicants/baccalaureate/ by February 28, 2023.
AMERICAN INDIAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP – The American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES) helps students with close social and cultural ties to an American Indian community in the state of Washington. Students can use the scholarships at public colleges and many independent colleges in Washington. Award amounts range from around $500 to $2,000. Students may get AIES funding for up to five years, but they must reapply each year.
Many past recipients have careers in law, medicine, education, business, and resource management. All have returned, or plan to return, to their tribal communities to work on behalf of Indian peoples within the state. Follow the instructions here https://wsac.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2023-24.AIES_.Application-fillable%20form.pdf and mail your application package by March 1, 2023.
EWING C. KELLY SCHOLARSHIP –The Kelly Foundation of Washington is pleased to offer the Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship. High school seniors in the state of Washington are eligible. Applicants will be judged on citizenship, academic achievement, and financial need. Each award is worth $2,500 and winners will be notified in April. Apply by following these instructions: https://kellyfoundationwashington.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Official-Ewing-C-Kelly-Scholarship-Application-10-03-2022.pdf . Application deadline is March 10, 2023.
Federal Student Aid Information
If you have not set up a profile on thewashboard.org yet, you should set one up ASAP! There are numerous scholarships available on this site - many of them are local!
General Scholarship 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
WASHINGTON STATE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS FAQ
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)
WA State College Admissions