Scholarship Resources

Scholarship are gifts.  They don't need to be repaid.  Students are encouraged to apply for national, state, regional and community scholarships.  There are thousands of them, offered by colleges, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, ethnic groups, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.  Scholarships are awarded based on merit, ethnic background, community service, leadership, school activities and personal interests.  Colleges often offer scholarship money.  Check out the financial aid office from the colleges you are applying to.  Make sure you talk to college representatives, admission counselors and specific departments in the college (e.g. music, biology departments).  Sometimes the application for scholarships may be different from the admission applications.  


Whatcom Dollars for Scholars due February 20

Keith Eide Memorial due February 28

Patricia Haglin Scholarship due February 28

Masonic Legacy and Youth Order Education due February 28

Association of Computer Professionals in Education due February 28

P.E.O. due March 1

Elks Vocational Grant due March 1

Florence-Lemcke Memorial due March 1

Gene Forrester Memorial 
due March 1

Marguerite Mc'Alpin Memorial
due March 1

Robert J Handy  WSSR Foundation
due March 1

USW 12-591 Fallen Worker's due March 1

Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counselingdue March 1

WCC Foundation Scholarship due March 2

SISU Children's  due March 6

Deming Logging Show due March 6

Albert Lee Wright Jr. Memorial Migrant due March 6 

Ewing C. Kelly due March 10

PDK Prospective Educator due March 11

Truman D. Picard  due March 13

Northwest Dairy Association
due March 15

BMW/SAE Engineering due March 15

Whatcom County Dairy Women due March 16

The Sub Pop Loser
  due March 19 

Standing Tall for American Agriculture due March 27 

Northwest Journalists of Color due March 29

Whatcom Women in Business due March 31

Greater Bellingham Running Club & Haggen due March 31

Whatcom County Farm Bureau due April  1

Skagit Farmers Supply due April 1

Print and Graphics
due April 1

Cultivating your Community
due April 3

Shaping your Future
due April 3

Health Science CTE due April  3

IBEW Local Union 171 due April 10

Lynden Scholarship Foundation due April  15

Sofia Milstead Memorial due April 15

Washington Cattle Women Beef Ambassador due April 15

Northwest Washington Fair Foundation  due April 17

Accountants of Tomorrow due April 27

Clarence and Cornelia Ludden due April 30

Edmund Maxwell due April  30 

American Indian Graduate Center due May 1

Lois Jean Roberts Memorial due May 20 

PSBJs Women of Influence due June 1

Rick Pankow Foundation applications are accepted on a rolling basis 

Alert Essay  due various times throughout the year

  • Local Scholarship Available Online
  • Washboard (State database)
  • Scholarships listed on the are diverse and support a wide variety of student interests and accomplishments.  Over half of the scholarships are not based on financial need.  Many of the scholarships listed are renewable, which means you may be eligible for continued scholarship funding as you continue your educations.

     The in a nutshell

    ·       Free web-based resource for Washington students attending college in and outside of Washington.

    ·       Students’ private information is kept confidential

    ·       Helps students quickly identify scholarship for which they are eligible by showing only those scholarship opportunities that match their profile data

    ·       Web-based, so it can be used at school, at the library or at home

    ·       Serves all  ages of students, from middle school through college and into graduate school

     How it works:

                  Go to

                  Complete your student profile

                  Explore Scholarships that match your profile

    Apply and submit your application either by mail, website, or by using the as the electronic application host by the due date

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Note: Some scholarship organizations ask schools to nominate one student for their scholarship.  LHS is a large public high school - students interested in being considered for a scholarship opportunity that require a nomination need to bring a current high school resume highlighting their leadership, community service and high school coursework to the High School and Beyond Center. Based on the scholarship criteria LHS will select the best qualified student to nominate (selected students need to follow through on all application details).