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.
Check back often as scholarship are updated.
Washboard (State database) thewashboard.org
Scholarships listed on the WashBoard.org 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 WashBoard.org in a nutshell –
How it works:
This platform is very similar to Washboard, in that you create a profile and it matches you to scholarships.
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).