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Scholarships

Green River awards a number of scholarships each year to assist students in meeting their educational expenses. Check with your advisor or a financial aid counselor to get more details about applying for these scholarships and to find out about deadlines.

The following is a list of just a few of the many sites available to students searching for scholarships. This list consists of links our staff have found to be useful for students, but is not exhaustive by any means.

Scholarships Offered Through the Community

  • AllJobOpenings.com Working Student Scholarship (deadline: June 10, 2015 - award amount: $2000). Any student enrolled in an accredited US college or university in the Fall of 2015 is welcome to apply. Write an essay at least 800 words in length that covers the topic of working while in school.  See website for additional details and application.
  • American Bullion Scholarship (deadline: Jan. 1, 2015 - amount: $250-$500). Ten Scholarships available annually. Students currently enrolled in an accredited high school, college, or a university in the United States are welcome to apply. See website for additional details and application. -        CenturyLinkquote Google Fiber Scholarship, Centurylinkquote.com (deadline: Dec. 15, 2014 - award amount: $1000). In less than 400 words, write an essay explaining why you think we need a gigabit internet speed. See website for additional details and application.
  • Boling Rice, LLC Scholarship (deadline: Jan. 15, 2015 - award amount: $1000).  Current or incoming college students may submit the 500+ word essay on "distracted driving."  See website for additional details and application.
  • CARiD Scholarship Program (deadline: Oct. 31st & April 30th - award amount: $1000).  Current US students may create a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry and email it to scholarship@CARiD.com.  See website for additional details and what to include in your submission.
  • CashCourse (deadline: Nov. 15, 2014 - amount $250-$1,500). Have you encountered a personal finance situation that you think others could learn from? Submit an essay that describes the situation, problem, or decision, how you worked through the process and what lesson(s) you learned.
  • CenturyLinkquote Google Fiber Scholarship, Centurylinkquote.com (deadline: Dec. 15, 2014 - award amount: $1000). In less than 400 words, write an essay explaining why you think we need a gigabit internet speed. See website for additional details and application.
  • CleanItSupply.com Scholarship (deadline: Nov. 21, 2014 - award amount: $1000). Students between the ages of 16 and 21 who are a freshman or sophomore in college are welcome to apply. Submit a 500-1000 word essay. See website for additional details and application.
  • College Student Scholarship, NursesLink.org (deadline: Oct. 31st & April 30th Every Year - amount: $500). Non-nursing college students can complete an application and write a 500-800 word essay. See website for more details and application.
  • Financial Aid for Education, Assistance League Seattle (deadline: none, students should submit applications at least 3 weeks before the registration date to ensure time for processing - award amount: varies). Each year, Assistance League of Seattle provides qualifying students with scholarships for tuition and books to attend King County community colleges and vocational/technical colleges. The goal of these scholarships is to help students in need who are seeking an AA degree or transfer degree but may not qualify for traditional financial aid. Click on the link below for more information on eligibility and how to apply.
  • HomeInsurance.com Scholarship (deadline: Dec. 31, 2014 - award amount: $1000).  Read through two essay options about risk and natural disaster.  Choose the one that appeals to you most and write a 1,000 word essay on the topic.  See website for additional details and application.
  • Internet and Education Scholarship, AT&T (deadline: Dec. 15, 2014 - award amount: $1000).  Students enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university are welcome to create an infographic showing how students utilize social media in and out of the classroom. See website for additional details and application and to see an example of an infographic.
  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship (deadline: Dec. 2, 2014 - award amount: up to $40,000 per year).  Current students at an accredited U.S. community college or 2-year institution with a sophomore status or a recent graduate (within the last 5 years) who have a cumulative college GPA of 3.5 or above and plans to transfer to a 4-year college or university to begin studies in Fall of 2015 are welcome to apply.  Please see the website to learn more about the scholarship and to complete the online application.
  • Leadership 1000 Scholarship (deadline: March 9, 2015 - award amount: $2,500-$5,000/annual).   students who will be attending an eligible four-year college or university in Washington state. Students attending a community or technical college will be considered if they are transferring to an eligible four-year college/university for the fall of 2015, or if they are planning to complete a bachelor's degree program offered at the community college, or if they meet the specific eligibility criteria for the City of Tacoma. The 2015-2016 application opens in January 2015.  See website for additional details and application.
  • P.E.O. Program Scholarship: Philanthropic Education Organization - (deadline varies, Average Award $3,000). Available to women only.  Applicants must have had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student, be within 24 consecutive months of completing their educational goal, and be enrolled in an educational program leading to employment or job advancement. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office. The application must be submitted to the Director of the Financial Aid Office.
  • Post Office Locator Scholarship (deadline: April 15, 2015 - award amount: $500).  This scholarship is open to all students in all majors enrolled in accredited academic institutions.  Students must submit a 500-1000 word essay about the most interesting item you have ever received in the mail.  See website for application and additional details.
  • Rosenfeld Injury Lawyer's Single Mother Scholarship (deadline: Dec. 5, 2014 - award amount: $1000). 2 Scholarships will be awarded. Single mothers who are attending an accredited college or university in the U.S. are welcome to apply. See website for additional details and application.
  • The Drive to Learn Scholarship, Shift Insurance (deadline: May 1, 2015 - award amount: $1000). Full-time students at a college or university are welcome to apply.  Write a 750-1000 word essay on one of the prompts listed on the website. See website for additional details and application.
  • The JRC Insurance Group Scholarship (deadline: April 1, 2015 - award amount: $1000). Write a 1000 word essay which best explains why the family breadwinner's income should be protected by life insurance and describe the characteristics displayed by those who put their family first. See website for additional details and application.
  • USbundles.com Scholarship (deadline: Dec. 15, 2014 - award amount: $1000). In less than 400 words, write an essay explaining what you think Google will look like in ten years. See website for additional details and application.
  • Verizonspecials.com Scholarship (deadline: Dec. 15, 2015 - award amount: $1000).  Create an infographic using any source of information that you think is relevant.  Submit your infographic in jpeg format and give a brief explanation of your image.  See website for additional details and application.
  • 2014 Car Accident Injury Survivor Scholarship, Michigan Auto Law (deadline: Dec. 31, 2014 - award amount: $500). Students enrolled in an accredited college or university who have sustained injuries from a car or truck accident may apply. See website for additional requirements and application.

Diversity Scholarship Sites

International Student Scholarship Information

Scholarships for Academic Programs

  • BestMedicalAssistantPrograms Scholarship (deadline: Jan. 1, 2015 - award amount: $500). Students currently attending a college or university are welcome to write an essay on why they want to pursue a career in the medical field. See website for additional details and application.
  • Nursing Program Scholarship, NursesLink.org (deadline: Oct. 31st & April 30th Every Year - amount: $1000). Nursing students may complete an application and write a 500-800 word essay.  See website for more details and application.
  • NursingProgramsHelp.com Scholarship (deadline: Jan. 10, 2015 - award amount: $1500). Students currently enrolled in a healthcare related field are welcome to complete the 150-200 word essay on the topic, "my journey to becoming a nurse."  See website for additional details and application.
  • Nursing Scholarship, RN to BSN Online Program (deadline: July 31, 2015 - award amount: $500). Students may write an essay about why they want to become a nurse. See website for additional details and application.
  • Nursing School Scholarship (deadline: August 31st annually - award amount: $1000).  Students who are enrolled or will be enrolling in an undergraduate or certificate level nursing education program are welcome to apply.  See website for additional details and application.
  • OMAP Scholarship, Online Medical Assistant Programs (deadline: varies - amount: $500). Four scholarships awarded annually. Students enrolled in a Health Care related field are welcome to apply. See website for additional details and application.
  • Scholarships for Nursing
  • Senior Care Innovation, A Place for Mom (deadline: April 15, 2015 - award amount: $1000). Students enrolled in an associate's degree or bachelor's degree program in a medical, nursing, or social sciences related major are welcome to apply.  See website for application and additional details.
  • Spring 2015 Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship (deadline: Dec. 29, 2014 - award amount: two $10,000 scholarships and four $5,000 scholarships).  Students at an accredited college or university with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life science field are welcome to complete an application and submit unofficial transcripts.  See website for additional details and application.
  • WA State Opportunity Scholarship (deadline: March 2, 2015 - award amount: $2,500-$7,500/annual).  Low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible, high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care. The 2015-16 application opens Jan. 5, 2015.  See website for additional details and application.

Washington Universities - Transfer Student Scholarships

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