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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 Advisors Group College Scholarship Contest (deadline: March 21, 2015 - award amount: $1000).  College students between the ages of 16-22 are welcome to write an essay in 800 words or less.  See website for additional details and application.
  • Bachus & Schanker, LLC Scholarship (deadline: July 30, 2015 - award amount: $2,000) Write an essay of no fewer than 800 words about your opinion on the importance and efficacy of the 7th Amendment and how it affects your life. Any high school senior accepted to attend a four-year university by the time of the award, or full time student attending a four-year university in the United States who carries a 3.0 cumulative GPA may apply.  See website for more details and the 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.
  • Chicago Injury Center's Annual Scholarship Fund for Disabled Veterans (deadline: June 1, 2015 - award amount: 1 for $1000, 1 for $500, and 2 for $250).  Write a 500+ word essay on the hurdles you have had to overcome as a veteran with a disability and how it has prepared you to face the challenges of your particular course of study.  How do you believe the military and your road to recovery has helped prepare you for the challenges that you will face as a student?  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.
  • Drug Lawsuit Source Single Parent Scholarship (deadline: November 1, 2015 - award amount: $1,000) Offering one scholarship to a single mom and the other to a single dad with a GPA of 2.7 or higher. Write a 300-600 word essay explaining your career goals and the challenges of being a single parent in school.  See website for more details and the application.
  • Drugnews Scholarships (deadline: April 30, 2015 - award amount: $1,000 for summer quarter 2015) Students planning a career in drug research, or with family members affected by a permanent drug injury. Write a 400-600 words essay explaining why you wish to pursue a career in biology, medicine, biomedical engineering or drug research. For non-medical related degrees, explain how the injury of a family member from a drug side effect has affected your educational goals. See website for more details and the application.
  • Drugnews Scholarships (deadline: July 31, 2015 - award amount: $1,000) Students planning a career in drug research, or with family members affected by a permanent drug injury. Write a 400-600 words essay explaining why you wish to pursue a career in biology, medicine, biomedical engineering or drug research. For non-medical related degrees, explain how the injury of a family member from a drug side effect has affected your educational goals. See website for more details 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.
  • Healthcare Scholarship Program 2015, MedicalAssistantDegrees.net (deadline: June 30, 2015 - award amount: $500).  Students may write an essay between 750 and 1000 words on the topic "Why I want to pursue a career in the healthcare field."  See website for additional details and application.
  • Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship (deadline: March 31, 2015 - award amount: $500-$5000).  Students between the ages of 16-25 who are from low-income housing or demonstrate financial need and who are maintaining a 2.75 GPA or higher are welcome to apply.  See website for additional details and application.
  • HotelsCheap Scholarship Program (deadline: April 15, 2015 - award amount: $1500).  Applicants must answer four personal, open-ended, and though provoking questions as well as complete the application.  See website for additional details and application.
  • I am Applying Scholarship (deadline: July 31, 2015 - award amount: $1,000) High School Students, adults looking to head back to school, current college students and anyone else looking to attend college or graduate school within 12 months.  See website for more details and the application.
  • Icing on the Ring Triumph Over Breast Cancer Scholarship (deadline: July 31, 2015 - award amount: $1000).  Students with a 2.8 GPA or higher are welcome to write an essay between 500 and 1000 words on the topic "How has breast cancer challenged you to pursue your education goals?"  See website for additional details and application.
  • iVein® Health & Wellness Scholarship (deadline: August 31, 2015 - award amount: $2,000/annual) Write an essay of 800 to 1000 words, promoting a practical approach to healthy lifestyle during college years and how these habits can be sustained over a lifetime. Any current full-time undergraduate/graduate student attending an accredited US university or college with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 is welcome to apply. See website for more details and the application.
  • Live Your Dream Award (deadline: April 30, 2015 - award amount: up to $10,000)  Women who demonstrate financial need and provide the primary financial support for their families and  enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.  See website for more details and the application.
  • Logomaker Scholarship Program (deadline: July 31, 2015 - award amount: $2,500/annual) Write an original essay of 500-700 words (roughly two pages) on the impact of art and design in commerce. Get creative. This scholarship is open to all undergraduate students in the United States regardless of major. However, preference will be given to students studying fine arts, commercial arts, or graphic design. You do not need to be seeking a degree in these fields to apply. See website for more details and the application.
  • Mark A. Forester Scholarship (deadline: December 21, 2015 - award amount: $1,000) Write a 300-500-word essay explaining how they go about honoring America's military heroes. See website for more details and the application. 
  • Military College Scholarship (deadline: July 1, 2015 - award amount: $2,500/annual) Military students currently enrolled in college may also enter the contest and there is no age requirement for the college scholarship applicants.  Children with a mother or father serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to apply for the college scholarship. See website for more details and the 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.
  • Renton Community Foundation Scholarship Program (deadline: April 3, 2015 - award amount: multiple scholarships ranging between $1000-$5000).  Students with a family income of $50,000 or less or who demonstrate financial need and live within the Renton School District Boundaries or have graduated from a Renton High School are welcome to apply.  Please see website to view all scholarships and for additional details and application.
  • The Bud Siegfried Scholarship (deadline: July 31, 2015 - award amount: $1,000) The Bud Siegfried Scholarship is intended to help students pursuing a professional degree cover the costs of tuition. It is meant to enable them more time to study, rather than work, so that they can achieve their degree in a more timely manner.  See website for more details and the 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.
  • 2015 Small Business Success Scholarship Program (deadline: March 31, 2015 - award amount: $1,500) Write a 500 to 1,000-word essay about "How small business ownership (personal, parent, grandparent, or legal guardian) has shaped you into the person you are today." See website for more details and the application.
  • Veterans' Educational Scholarship (deadline: June 15, 2015 - award amount: $1000).  Students who are a veteran of the US Armed Forces with an Honorable Discharge are welcome to complete the scholarship application and submit a brief essay about their military experience, their educational goals, and their future aspirations.  See website for additional details and application.
  • Washington State Business and Professional Women's Foundation Educational Scholarships (deadline: May 1, 2015 - award amount: $500-undetermined amount) Woman student and a U.S. citizen and meet age requirements for specific scholarship.  Write an essay (career objective 500 words or less).  See website for more details and the application.

Diversity Scholarship Sites

International Student Scholarship Information

Scholarships for Academic Programs

  • Airport Management Internship Grant (deadline: March 31 - award amount $1,000). Students enrolled in an accredited two or four-year college or university with major coursework Aviation Management or related field, such as Airport Maintenance, Airport Operations, Airport Engineering, or Airport Planning. See website for more details and application.
  • USAttorneys.com Scholarship (deadline: July 14, 2015 - award amount: $2,500) Students majoring in Pre-Law, Family Law, Law, Criminal Justice or Sociology.  Students interested in applying for the scholarship are required to submit a 1000 word legal essay outlining the step-by-step process of divorce proceedings. See website for more details and the application.  
  • Global Health Nursing Scholarship (deadline: July 15, 2015 - award amount: $3,000/annual) Students enrolled in nursing, public health or medicine.  Write an essay between 800-1000 words.  See website for more details and the application.   
  • Ignite AG Customer Advisory Board Scholarship (deadline: October 1, 2015 - award amount: $1,000) Send a 300-500 word piece of original content, explaining why the student would like to enter this field, or the student's perceived value of customer-focused marketing programs.  Student seeking to enter a marketing field focused around customer engagement or research with cumulative GPA of: 3.0 or higher. See website for more details and the application.
  • Medical assisting certificate and degree programs  
  • Mind the Gap Scholarship Program (deadline: May 31, 2015 - award amount: $1,000) Students must be a full time student currently enrolled in an accredited American university or college. Open to graduate degree candidates. Write a 300-to-500-word essay regarding what role music has played in their development as a student and person.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scholarship for the Arts, the Horse and a Whole Lot More! (deadline: April 1, 2015 - award amount: up to $2,500) Washington State resident(s) OR student(s) attending a Washington State school who wish to pursue a recognized art program at a college, university or art school.  Describe, in whatever medium you choose, the creative journey that has led you to submit this application. You may submit this description in written, oral or an art media form of your choice (JPEG, audio, YouTube video, etc.). If you choose to submit a media file, please upload to Youtube.com or any other video-sharing website, copy and post link in the 'Student Essay Questions' portion of the application process. See website for more details and the 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.
  • Tattoo Art Scholarship (Deadline: June 15, 2015 - award amount: $500-$1,000) Students must be pursuing a Graduate or Under-Graduate level degree for Graphic Design or Art and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  See website for more details and the application.
  • The Christopher W. Keyser Undergraduate Scholarship (deadline: July 31, 2015 - award amount: $1,500) Students pursuing a degree and career in the legal or criminal justice field. Applicants are required to submit a 1,000-1,500-word essay regarding our current legal system. See website for more details and the application. 
  • Thomas Eller Memorial Airport Management Scholarship (deadline: March 31 -award amount $1,000)  Students who are a Washington resident and enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited aviation related undergraduate program in Washington state. The programs include Airport Management, Airport Maintenance, Airport Operations, Airport Engineering and Airport Planning. students must have a proven record of academic achievement, a strong potential to succeed in the future, and a demonstrated financial need. See website for more details and application.
  • USAttorneys.com National Scholarship Essay Contest (deadline: July 14, 2015 - award amount: $2,500) US Citizens, currently enrolled in an accredited American university or college majoring in Pre-Law, Family Law, Law, Criminal Justice or Sociology. Write a 800 to 1000 word legal essay on the topics listed on the website. 

Washington Universities - Transfer Student Scholarships

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