Achieve your dreams.

Thanks to  our generous donors and community partners, there are hundreds of scholarships available through the Olympic College Foundation each year. That means there are hundreds of ways to achieve your dreams. Take a look at the possibilities listed below, then click here to get started.

Interested in adding a scholarship to this list? Click here to learn how you can make a life-transforming gift and create a scholarship in your name or the name of a loved one.

GEORGE ABBAY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
George and his wife Lynne established this scholarship because they believe in the power of an education, and they wanted to help Olympic College students achieve their dreams. It provides funds to students who maintain high academic standards and have a demonstrable commitment to community service.
Donors: Lynne Abbay Kieser and Family

ANTHONY’S CULINARY ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to a promising student enrolled in the Olympic College Culinary Arts program.
Donor: Anonymous

ASSOCIATED GRANDMOTHER CLUBS OF WA SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is for a first-year student pursuing a degree in a medical/healthcare field.
Donor: Associated Grandmother Clubs of WA

DAVID BEARDEN MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to an Olympic College student demonstrating musical talent who is planning to major in vocal or instrumental music.
Donors: Maureen and Allen Herrod; Family and Friends

FAYE W. BICHON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship was established to support full time students majoring in music, particularly those studying violin.
Donors: Gene W. Bichon; Family and Friends

JOSEPH & GEORGINA BOYLES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships are intended to reward and recognize Olympic College students who demonstrate a commitment to academic achievement.
Donors: Joseph and Georgina Boyles

BREMER TRUST SCHOLARSHIPS IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM & SOPHIA BREMER
William and Sophia Bremer scholarships are intended to reward and recognize Olympic College students who demonstrate commitment to academic achievement, extra-curricular activities and community involvement.
Donor: The Bremer Trust

OLYMPIC COLLEGE BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is intended for a first or second year student at Olympic College taking coursework consistent with that needed to successfully transfer to a four-year college or university leading to a Bachelor’s degree in Business.
Donor: Jim and Joy Page

GLEN H. BUTLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to support students focusing in environmentally related subjects, including forestry and biology.
Donors: The Butler Family and Friends

SCOTT JACOB CARLSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in memory of Scott Jacob Carlson for students with a passion for dreaming about their future and what can be accomplished by achieving your dreams.
Donors: Suzanne Coleman and Ralph Carlson

CASCADE NATURAL GAS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to assist students majoring in business, economic, land management, environmental studies finance, engineering, computer science, computer technology, human resources, energy or related disciplines that align with MDU Resources Group’s core business focus.
Donor: MDU Resources Foundation

CROSWAITE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to support students studying science and demonstrating academic excellence.
Donors: Harold and Gwendolyn Croswaite

FINISH LINE SCHOLARSHIP
When students run out of financial aid a few credits short of graduation, they often have to drop out of school. The Olympic College Foundation Board of Directors created this scholarship to help students with financial need who are 15 credits or fewer away from graduating.
Donors: Community members

JOHN & MARILYN FINLAY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships, established by a former Olympic College Foundation Board member, are awarded to a first year or returning full-time student who has a passion for learning.
Donor: John and Lynn Finlay

EDITH M. GIDEON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by a lifelong friend of former OC faculty Edith Gideon to provide support for students with financial need pursuing physics, mathematics, chemistry, nursing, biology, or engineering.
Donor: Anonymous

HERBERT H. GOODMAN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships provide assistance to Olympic College students who demonstrate a commitment to academic achievement, extra-curricular activities and community involvement.
Donor: Herbert H. Goodman

HERBERT H. GOODMAN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships provide assistance to Olympic College students who have been accepted or are a member of an Olympic College athletic team.
Donor: Herbert H. Goodman

HERBERT H. GOODMAN PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships provide assistance to Olympic College students who demonstrate a commitment to academic achievement, extra-curricular activities and community involvement while in a Professional or Technical program at Olympic College.
Donor: Herbert H. Goodman

LAWRENCE I. GOSSER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to a Shelton High School graduating senior who will attend Olympic College full-time.
Donor: Susan Norris-Gosser

THOMAS GRAHAM ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships provide financial support to Olympic College 2nd-year (or continuing) students who are pursuing credits to transfer to a four-year institution, with preference given to a student intending to teach or work in an environmental field.
Donor: Louis Graham

MARILEE HANSEN & ROBERT WOUTAT SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship provides tuition support to a returning adult student entering college after a substantial break in formal education due to changed life circumstances – i.e. unemployment, displaced homemaker or other circumstances requiring re-training.
Donors: Marilee Hansen and Robert Woutat

WILLIAM D. HARVEY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by Catherine A. Worley to honor the best undergraduate college professor she ever had, and someone whose influence still resonates today. It is awarded to students pursuing a course of study in the humanities, social sciences, or fine arts.
Donor: Catherine A. Worley

RUTH JAMIESON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This tuition scholarship is for full-time students with an interest in the field of education.
Donor: Lawrence S. Jamieson

CONRAD & IRENE JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship provides tuition support for a full-time student with a GPA or 2.5 or above.
Donor: Conrad Johnson

JAMES T. AND EMILY S. JOHNSON – MATH, SCIENCE, ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS
These merit based scholarships, established by a former Olympic College Foundation Board member, award support for students pursuing four-year degrees in Math, Science, or Engineering.
Donor: Jim and Sue Johnson

J.S. & CLARA S. KENYON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to honor James and Clara Kenyon, to provide support to Olympic College students who are interested in teaching mathematics.
Donor: Jennie Kenyon Snypp

ALMARIE KING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Provide annual tuition scholarship to students enrolled full time at Olympic College with an interest in going into the field of education and teaching.
Donors: Nu Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society

MARTIN LUTHER KING OF KITSAP COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to provide support to Olympic College students who are residents of Kitsap County and who have demonstrated a financial need to further their educational goals.
Donor: Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund of Kitsap County

KITSAP BANK SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded at the Annual Fall Community Luncheon, this scholarship was established by Kitsap Bank for an Olympic College student demonstrating outstanding leadership, both in the classroom and through active community service and involvement. Students must have an interest in studying business at a four-year institution.
Donor: Kitsap Bank

KITSAP SUN/SCRIPPS HOWARD COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship provides support to an Olympic College Communications or Digital Media student who is planning to transfer to a four-year college or university.
Donor: Scripps Howard Foundation

EMIJEAN LOWE COMPASSIONATE NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship, which was created by a former OC trustee in honor of her mother, is for an OC nursing student who exhibits compassion, caring and a commitment to helping others, particularly the elderly or infirm.
Donor: Shannon Childs

WILLIAM & JANE MILES SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships are awarded to first and second year students enrolled full time at Olympic College and provide support to students in all disciplines.
Donor: William and Jane Miles

ART MORKEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Created in memory of Kitsap County Sheriff Art Morken for student interested in a career in public service or law enforcement.
Donor: Community Members

BERNICE MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by former Olympic College President David Mitchell and his wife, Patti, to honor of Dr. Mitchell’s mother and to support promising students, particularly those who may be the first in their families to pursue post-secondary education or are transitioning from ABE/ESL.
Donors: Patti and David Mitchell & Shirley and Tim Pettersen

OC PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP
Awards one tuition-free year at OC to Bremerton School District alumni. Must be used in the first year following high school graduation. Capped at 30 students per year.
Donor: Olympic College Foundation donors

PETERS PYATT CULINARY ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is available to students in OC’s Culinary Arts Institute.
Donors: Noel & Cathy Pyatt

PROGRESS GRANGE #304 SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship provides support to Olympic College students who are Mason County residents with a preference for Grange or 4-H affiliation.
Donor: Progress Grange

JOSEPH H. & MARY J. RAMAKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to Olympic College students who intends to earn a baccalaureate degree.
Donors: Jolene Ramaker and Cynthia Morana

ROBERT & KATHLEEN PARKER RAMSAY SCHOLARSHIP IN HONOR OF CHARLES & MARGARET PARKER
This scholarship is available to High School seniors in the Central Kitsap School District who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater and a demonstrated commitment to community service.
Donor: Robert and Kathleen Parker Ramsay

REID FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships were created to support students who demonstrate commitment to completing their education and using their education to improve their lives and their communities.
Donor: Jerry and Nancy Reid

RICE FERGUS MILLER/JT BLACKWOOD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to an Olympic College student who intends to use their education to improve the lives of children, or who has overcome a disability to pursue his or her education.
Donors: Rice Fergus Miller Architecture; and Family and Friends of J.T. Blackwood

RYAN FAMILY NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS
The Ryan Family Nursing Scholarship rewards and recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to academic achievement, extra-curricular activities and community involvement.
Donors: Tim and Bev Ryan

RAYMOND V. SCHWIETERING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a first or second-year student attending Olympic College Shelton.
Donor: Raymond Schwietering

JERLINE & ALAN SEARLE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is for DACA-eligible students who have lived in Washington state at least one year.
Donor: Jerline & Alan Searle

HELEN LANGER SMITH & DR. MEREDITH P. SMITH SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship for an Olympic College student demonstrating outstanding leadership, studying business and who is planning to attend a four-year college or university.
Donors: Helen Langer Smith and Dr. Meredith P. Smith

JOHN F. & JENNIE E. (KENYON) SNYPP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to provide support to Olympic College students who are interested in teaching mathematics and science.
Donor: John and Jennie (Kenyon) Snypp

SONS OF NORWAY OSLO LODGE 2-305 BREMERTON SCHOLARSHIP
This award will provide annual tuition support to students enrolled full time at Olympic College from Kitsap or Mason County and will provide support to students in all disciplines.
Donor: Members of Sons of Norway Oslo Lodge 2-305

SHARON AND RAYMOND SOULE / TRIFAM FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships are available to students pursuing any course of study who demonstrate they are “in transition” in their lives.
Donor: Sharon and Raymond Soule

ROBERT B. STEWART MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Based on academic merit and ability to clearly articulate personal and professional goals, this scholarship provides tuition to students attending Olympic College and intending to transfer to a four-year university majoring in one of the following fields – math, math-based science or engineering.
Donor: Robert B. Stewart

SHEILA ULLOCK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship provides tuition support for full-time students with an interest in art and music.
Donor: Charles Ullock

WARREN & JOANN VAN ZEE PRE-ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship, established by a former OC Foundation Board member, is awarded to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
Donor: Warren & Joann Van Zee

WILLIAM J. AND SANDRA J. WALGREN SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by William and Sandra Walgren to support students intending to transfer to a four-year college or university and planning to major in a Chemistry-related discipline such as Pharmacy, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering.
Donor: William and Sandra Walgren

GORDON AND MURIEL WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIPS
(1st year & 2nd year)
These scholarships are awarded to a Kitsap County high school graduate who plans on pursuing an academic program at Olympic College with the intent of earning a bachelor’s degree.
Donor: Gordon and Muriel Williams

THE BETSY HANKIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Betsy Hankin Memorial Scholarship was established to provide a full scholarship to Olympic College students from Mason County who demonstrate financial need, attend Olympic College full-time or part-time, but are enrolled in at least six (6) credits per quarter, and have and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students who intend to remain in Mason County and contribute to the community receive preference.
Donors: Polly and Steve Hankin

MARGARET BORQUIST NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Robert Borquist

IKE & VAL CULBERTSON NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donors: Sons of Norway, Oslo 2-035 Bremerton

PAULINE DAHL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Anonymous

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Members of Daughters of the American Revolution

HERBERT H. GOODMAN NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Herbert H. Goodman

SUE GULDJORD NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Family of Sue Guldjord

LESTER AND BETTY KRUGER NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Lester and Betty Kruger

EDWIN AND IDA LEGGETT NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Ida Leggett and Family

MARTI LEWIS “HAVE A CARE” SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Lester Lewis

MAURY NURSING ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS
Donor: Jerry and Esther Maury

OPKF – WANDA MOSBARGER NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Olympic Peninsula Kidney Center

CAPTAIN DONALD ROSS NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Captain and Mrs. Donald Ross

MAURA MARLER PILET SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. William Marler

RETSIL VETERAN’S SCHOLARSHIP
For a graduate of South Kitsap High School.
Donors: Veterans of Retsil Veterans Home

COLONEL HARRY T. SHARKEY NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Arlene Sharkey and Family

FRANCES C. SUTTON NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Frances C. Sutton

HOWARD TRUANT NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Donor: Howard Truant

The Olympic College Foundation provides this list for your convenience.

The Olympic College Foundation does not have or provide any additional information about these scholarship opportunities.

Many different scholarship opportunities are offered by outside donors and agencies.  Below, you will find outside scholarship information listed in order of deadline date and labeled with the following categories:

  • Local Area Scholarships (LA)
  • State Wide Scholarships (SW)
  • Nation Wide Scholarships (NW)
  • Military Member Scholarships (MIL)

Please note that the outside scholarships listed are intended for those seeking additional aid at any institution, not just Olympic College.  Due to this, some scholarships listed may have eligibility requirements that do not necessarily pertain to OC students.

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American Indian Endowed Scholarship (SW)

The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) will accept signed and completed applications for the American Indian Endowed Scholarship that are postmarked by March 1, 2022.

 

Applicant Eligibility:

  • Have close social and cultural ties to an American Indian Tribe or community in Washington state
  • Intend to use his or her education to benefit the American Indian community in this state
  • Be enrolled full-time by Fall term 2022 at a participating college of university in-state
  • Have demonstrated financial need (per FAFSA, as determined by the college financial aid office)
  • Be a Washington state resident
  • Have not received a total of five years of this scholarship

 

How to Apply:

Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship (NW)

If you are under 30 years of age and pursuing a professional or technical certificate or degree, you may be eligible for up to $2,500 in scholarships through the Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program.

 

Applicant Eligibility:

  • Have completed high school or plan to complete high school by Spring 2016 with plans to enroll at a non-profit post-secondary institution by fall 2016
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA – family income must be $55,000 or less)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be involved in community service activities
  • Be younger than 30 years old
  • Be a United States citizen

 

How to Apply:

  1. Apply online here. (You will need to sign up by creating a new account unless you already made one in a prior year.)
  2. Applications will be reviewed monthly until all 510 awards have been given out.
  3. If you have any questions about the Horatio Alger Scholarships, please contact the Association [email protected](link sends e-mail).

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships

Gilman-McCain Study Abroad Scholarship (MIL)

The US Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5000 for child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.  Developed under the framework of the State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, the John McCain International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited US colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid.

 

Applicant Eligibility:

To be eligible for a Gilman-McCain Scholarship, an applicant must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • An undergradate student in good standing at an accreditd institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions)
  • A dependent child of an active duty military member(s) during the time of application in one of hte following branches: Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard
  • Recipient of any type of Title IV federal financial aid; and
  • Applying for credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country or area with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the US Department of State’s Travel Advisory System.  However, certain locations within these countries or areas may be designated within the Travel Advisory as either “Do not travel to” (Level 4) or “Reconsider travel to” (Level 3) locations, assuch; students will not be allowed to travel to these specific locations.  Moreover, students are not eligible to apply for programs in a country or area with an overall Level 3 or 4 Travel Advisory.

 

How to Apply:

  1. Visit the Application Website and create an account by clicking on the Register button.
  2. Follow the instructions to complete your application.

 

Deadlines:

  • October 1, 2019 for overseas programs that start December 2019-October 2020
  • March 3, 2020 for overseas programs that start May 2020-April 2021

 

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

Sciencesy’s Annual Essay Scholarship (NW)

Because education is important to us, we’re offering an annual $500 scholarship that can be used towards your higher education. All you have to do is write an original, science-related article.

 

Applicant Eligibility:

  • Must be 18 years old or older.
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA currently.
  • Must be a citizen or lawful resident of the United States.
  • Must be able to verify enrollment and must have an active university email address.
  • Your institution must be accredited and listed on the official website of the US Department of Education.

 

How to Apply:

  1. Write an essay of a minimum of 1200 words on any science-related topic you would like.  From anthropology or astronomy to zyrmurgy or zoology, the range of science-related choices for your is vast.  The more creative you are with your topic choice, the better!
  2. Post your original article online.  This can be a student blog on your university website or your own blog or website.
  3. Include at least 4 links within your article citing authoritative sources that support the main points you make in your article.  Be sure to include one to Sciencesy.com, too.
  4. Email the following information to [email protected]:
    • Your full name.
    • Your university or college email address.
    • The title of your article.
    • The URL of your published article.

 

Deadline:

December 1 of every year.  

https://sciencesy.com/pages/scholarship

For questions, email [email protected].

WSOS Career and Technical Scholarship (SW)

The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) supports Washington students on their path to high-demand trade, health care and STEM occupations. To be eligible, scholars must enroll in an approved program, such as welding, nursing or IT, at one of Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. Scholars are eligible to receive up to $1,500 each quarter for the duration of their program, as well as support services.

WSOS accepts applications for the CTS three times each academic year. Approximately half of the scholarships are awarded for the fall, with the other half awarded between the winter and spring. The table below shows the timelines for each scholarship window.

Application Milestone Fall Quarter Dates  Winter Quarter Dates Spring Quarter Dates
Application Opens April 14, 2021 September 21, 2020 January 6, 2021
Application Deadline June 4, 2021 October 22, 2020 February 11, 2021
Transcripts/GED Scores Due  (if applicable) June 4, 2021 October 22, 2020 February 11, 2021
FAFSA/WASFA Submitted June 4, 2021 October 22, 2020 February 11, 2021
Selection Notification July 2021 March 2021 March 2021

 

Applicant Eligibility:

 

How to Apply:

  1. Complete all sections of the application via the Scholarship Application Portal and click “Submit” by the application deadline.
  2. Submit the FAFSA or WASFA for the relevant academic year by the application deadline.
  3. If applicable, mail a copy of your unofficial transcript or GED scores to:
WSOS
1414 31st Ave S., Suite 302
Seattle, WA 98144

 

Deadline:

See chart above.

WSOS Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS)

4/1/22 – UW Tacoma Next Step Scholarship (LA)

The Next Step Scholarship recognizes and rewards exceptional scholarly achievement at the community college level. The fund was specifically created to motivate top students at seven South Puget Sound community colleges to enroll at UW Tacoma.  One scholarship is available for each participating community college in the amount of $4000 for one academic year.

 

Applicant Eligibility:

  • Must be completing their final year at Olympic College, or be a recent graduate of Olympic College who have completed their coursework no earlier than September 1, 2021.  Recent graduates who are already attending other four-year institutions are not eligible.
  • Must be a permanent Washington State resident; international students are not eligible.
  • There is a strong expectation that the student will have completed the necessary credits and other requirements to be admitted to UW Tacoma for the Autumn quarter.  Should a prospective student accept the scholarship and then not qualify for transfer or enrollment, the award will be withdrawn and may go unfilled that year.
  • Must currently post a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.5.  Rare exceptions may be made for students who can show exceptional improvement over their last 45 credits.
  • Must be pursuing their first baccalaureate degree after having graduated from high school and subsequently enrolled in community college.
  • Must submit a complete application for admission to the University of Washington Tacoma by March 15, 2022 in order to guarantee consideration for admission and this award.

 

How to Apply:

  1. Download the Application Form.
  2. Complete the Biographical Information form.
  3. Complete the Release Authorization and Statement of Candidacy form.
  4. Complete the Honors, Awards, Memberships, Enrichment Activities, Leadership, and Community Service form.
  5. Secure one letter of recommendation from a faculty member (faculty signatures required).
  6. Obtain official transcripts from Olympic College.
  7. Submit entire application packet to the Olympic College Foundation Office no later than April 1, 2022.

INCOMPLETE NOMINATION PACKETS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

Deadline:

April 1, 2022 – APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED FOR 2022 SCHOLARSHIP YEAR

Next Step Scholarship

5/6/22 – Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) (SW)

  1. WAVE recognizes high-performing career and technical education (CTE) students at both the high school and college level in each of the state’s 49 legislative districts for as many as 147 potential award winners each year. Eligible applicants include students graduating from high school who have completed (or are in process of completing) their sComplet ethe econd course in a single career and technical education program. Also eligible are students attending a community or technical college who have completed at least one year of a professional-technical program.

The WAVE award pays for up to two years (six quarters or four semesters) according to the tuition charged by the institution students will attend, plus required service and activity fees–up to $11,000 per year. This funding, which varies by school, can be applied toward most undergraduate expenses at a public or private college or university, or licensed private career school in Washington. Remember, the amount of funding a WAVE award winner receives may be less than the full award, if the institution they will attend charges less in tuition and fees. The student has up to three years to begin using the award.

 

Applicant Eligibility:

  • Must be a Washington State resident
  • Must be attending a community or technical college
  • Must have completed at least 1 year of a professional-techincal program, or be a graduating high school student who has completed (or is in the process of completing) a second course in a single career and technical education program)

 

How to Apply:

  1. Visit TheWashBoard.org and create an account that includes your student profile.
  2. Find and complete the Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) scholarship.  Note that the WashBoard portal has been known to “time out” before applicants are done saving their work, so we STRONGLY recommend that applicants write their responses in a Word document first. You can then copy and paste your work into the application portal without the risk of losing your work!
  3. Include a minimum of two, and as many as three Letters of Recommendation from people who can help tell your story, including educators, employers, and other references.
  4. Have your CTE teacher / instructor complete the CTE Educator Certification Form.  It can be uploaded into the WAVE application on TheWashBoard once it’s filled out.

 

Deadline:

May 6, 2022

Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE)

5/15/22 – Charles Gale Masonic Memorial Scholarship (SW)

This scholarship of $1500 is offered by the William H. Upton Naval and Military Lodge #206.

 

Applicant Eligibility:

  • Must be a United States Citizen and be able to provide proof of Washington State residency.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA each quarter to maintain scholarship eligibility.
  • Must be enrolled full-time at Olympic College during the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Must be entering your sophomore year of study.

 

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the Application Packet.
  2. Provide six references that have intimate knowledge of your academic, personal, or professional background.
  3. Provide letters of recommendation from three of your references–they must be addressed directly to the committee.
  4. Write a “Goal Statement” of 100 words or less.
  5. Obtain official, sealed grade transcripts through the last quarter of attendance from all colleges and universities attended.
  6. Prepare for a personal interview with members of the Charles Gale Memorial Scholarship Committee.
  7. Send all application materials to:
William H. Upton Naval & Military Lodge #206
878 5th Street
Bremerton, WA 98337

Deadline:

May 15th, 2022. 

Late and incomplete application packages will be disqualified.

5/15/22 – Stephen BJ Quance Memorial Scholarship (SW)

The Stephen “BJ” Quance Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2000 is being offered by the William H. Upton Naval and Military Lodge #206.

 

Applicant Eligibility:

  • Must be a United States Citizen and be able to provide proof of Washington State residency.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA each quarter to maintain scholarship eligibility.
  • Must be enrolled full-time at Olympic College during the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Must be entering at least your second quarter of college study.

 

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the Application Packet.
  2. Provide six references that have intimate knowledge of your academic, personal, or professional background.
  3. Provide letters of recommendation from three of your references–they must be addressed directly to the committee.
  4. Write a “Goal Statement” of 100 words or less.
  5. Obtain official, sealed grade transcripts through the last quarter of attendance from all colleges and universities attended.
  6. Prepare for a personal interview with members of the Stephen “BJ” Quance Memorial Scholarship Committee.
  7. Send all application materials to:
William H. Upton Naval & Military Lodge #206
878 5th Street
Bremerton, WA 98337

 

Deadline:

May 15th, 2022

Late and incomplete application packages will be disqualified.

5/16/22 – Harstine Island Women’s Club Scholarship (LA)

The Harstine Island Woman’s Club is accepting applications from full-time Harstine Island residents of any age graduating from or having graduated from an accredited high school or who have obtained a diploma from an accredited high school program or GED by August 2022.  Scholarships are available for academic, vocational, or continuing education for the 2022-2023 academic year for students of any age.

 

Applicant Eligibility:

  • Must be a full-time resident of Harstine Island
  • Must be graduating, or already have graduated from an accredited high school, or have obtained a diploma from an accredited high school program or GED by August 2022.
  • Must provide proof of enrollment in an academic, vocational, or continuing education program for the 2022-2023 academic year.

 

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the Application Packet.
  2. Write your Personal Statement.
  3. Provide at least three dated letters of recommendation including the author’s relationship to the applicant. One recommendation is required to be current.
  4. Obtain a copy of your most recent school transcript.
  5. Make a copy of your state driver’s licnese or current ID card.
  6. Mail applications to:
HIWC Scholarships
PO Box 1635
Shelton, WA 98584

 

Deadline:

Applications and all supplemental materials must be postmarked or submitted by midnight of May 16, 2022.

AwardSpring

HAVE YOU APPLIED TO OLYMPIC COLLEGE?

Award Spring is your one-stop shop for applying for an OC Foundation scholarship. If you have a student ID number you are ready to get started!

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Olympic College

For more ways on how to help pay for college visit Olympic College’s financial aid and Students In Need Group (SING) pages.