Student Affairs

Financial Aid

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

  • Broadcasting Your Aspirations Scholarship, GetDirectTv (deadline: April 1, 2014 - amount: $2500).  Write a 500-1000 word blog post about some way television has influenced your post-graduate career aspirations.  It can be about a show, a character, a news anchor, technology, etc.  See website for details.
  • Centurylinkquote.com (deadline: June 22, 2014 - award amount: $1000).  Write an essay in 500 words or less about how you can use social media to improve education and learning.  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.
  • ECBPWFoundation Scholarship & Past Presidents' Assembly Scholarship, Emerald City Business and Professional Women Foundation (deadline: May 2, 2014 - award amount: $1500-$2000).  Female students who are entering or continuing a curriculum in the field of study that will advance her career are welcome to apply.  See website for additional eligibility requirements, the scholarships that are available, and the 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.
  • Find a Law Scholarship (deadline: May 15, 2014 – award amount: $500). Answer essay question about the craziest law you have heard of. See website for details.
  • General Scholarship for Higher Learning Spring 2014, HotelsCheap.org (deadline: April 15, 2014 - award amount: $1500).  Students who are U.S. citizens over the age of 16 who are enrolled in a two year, four year, or graduate program are welcome to apply.  See website for application and details.
  • Hearthstone Housing Foundation Academic Scholarship Program (deadline: March 31, 2014 - award amount: $500-$5000).  Students between the ages of 16-25 who are attending or planning to attend college and have financial need may apply.  See website for additional requirements and application.
  • Leadership 1000 Scholarship, College Success Foundation (deadline: March 31, 2014 - award amount: $2500-$5000). Current students and students planning to enroll in Fall 2014 who are Washington state residents and have filed or plan to file a FAFSA are welcome to apply.  See website for additional eligibility requirements and the application.
  • Mission Creek Orthodontics Scholarship (deadline: May 15, 2014 - award amount: $500).  Current students and students enrolling in 2014 are welcome to apply.  See website for application and essay question.
  • Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship (deadline: March 30, 2014 - award amount: $500).  Respond to 2 essay questions.  See website for details.
  • 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.
  • Renton Community Foundation - multiple scholarships available (deadline: April 15, 2014 - award amount: varies from $500-$5000).  Students who are U.S. citizens and live within the Renton School District boundaries or have graduated from a Renton High School are welcome to apply.  See website for additional requirements, scholarships available, and application.
  • Shift Insurance Scholarships (deadline: March 1, 2014 - award amount: $1000).  Write an essay on one of the topics listed and complete an application.  Click on the link below for more information on eligibility and how to apply.
  • USbundles.com Scholarship, Centurylink (deadline: June 22, 2014 - award amount: $1000).  Write an essay in 500 words or less about how teachers and professors can use social media to improve education and learning.  See website for additional details and application.
  • Washington State Business and Professional Women's Foundation Scholarship (deadline: May 1, 2014 - award amount: $500-$1000).  Female students that are Washington state residents and US citizens are welcome to apply.  See website for additional eligibility requirements, the scholarships that are available, and the 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

  • American Welding Society Scholarships, Welding for the Strength of America (deadline: Feb. 15, 2014 or later for some scholarships - amount: varies).  See website for all the scholarships and applications.
  • 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.
  • Pediatric Dentist of Tomorrow Scholarship (deadline: March 15, 2014 - award amount: $500). See website for information.
  • Scholarship for Architecture and Drafting Degrees, Education Portal (deadline: April 1, 2014 - award amount: $500).  Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an accredited college or university and be pursuing a degree at the associate degree level or higher in a program related to Architecture or Drafting.  See website for additional requirements and application.
  • Scholarship for Computer Science & Computer Engineering, Education Portal (deadline:  April 1, 2014 - award amount: $1000).  Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an accredited college or university and be pursuing a degree at the associate degree level or higher in a program related to Computer Science or Computer Engineering.  See website for additional requirements and application.  **Last year's winner was a Green River Community College Student!!
  • Scholarship for Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Degrees, Education Portal (deadline: April 1, 2014 - award amount: $500).  Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an accredited college or university and be pursuing a degree within a related Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement program emphasis.  See website for additional requirements and application.
  • Scholarship for Distance Learning (Undergraduate), Education Portal (deadline: April 1, 2014 - award amount: $500). Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an accredited college or university and be pursuing a degree through a distance learning program.  See website for additional requirements and application.
  • Scholarships for Nursing
  • Scholarship for Liberal Arts & General Studies Degrees, Education Portal (deadline: April 1, 2014 - award amount: $500).  Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an accredited college or university and be pursuing a degree at the associate degree level or higher in a program related to Liberal Arts or General Studies.  See website for additional requirements and application.
  • Senior Care Innovation Scholarship, A Place for Mom (deadline: April 30, 2014 - award amount: $1000).  Students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, or graduate level program in the fields of gerontology, long term care administration, social work, medicine, nursing, or sociology are welcome to apply.  See website for details and application process.
  • The Yellow Pages United Mark Smith Scholarship (deadline: May 31, 2014 - award amount: $2500).  Full-time students who are U.S. citizens majoring in marketing, graphic design, or related majors are welcome to "create an infographic that depicts the evolution of how companies market and advertise from your parents' generation to today."  See website for details and to submit your entry.
  • Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program, Thermo Fisher Scientific (deadline: August 1, 2014 - award amount: $5000-$10,000).  Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university for 2014-2015 who have a declared major of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related life science field are welcome to apply.  See website for additional details and application process.

Washington Universities - Transfer Student Scholarships

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