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Office of Student Financial Aid

Providing Dollars for OC Students

What Scholarship Opportunities do I have available?

This website provides an array of scholarships resources to help you pay for your college education.

  • Local Area Scholarships
  • State Wide Scholarships
  • Nation Wide Scholarships
  • Military Member Scholarships
  • Undocumented students

All active scholarships on this page have a hyperlink to the donor's page.  When the deadline has passed, the link becomes deactivated until the next award year. Please check this page often; most recent additions will have the NEW! notification next to it.  Scholarships are updated during the application and award cycle, which typically runs from September to March.

In each section the scholarships are listed in alphabetic sequence. We have provided the necessary links which lead directly to the scholarship donor's sites. Please note that some of the web links are external links, and do not belong to Olympic College.

If you cannot find what you are looking for on this page, check the Olympic College Foundation webpage, or use the free scholarship search engine: theWashboard.org. Most of the foundation scholarships are hosted on the washboard search engine. At the Washboard website you will complete an online application that, based on the data you provide, will search for scholarships for Washington schools and remind you when deadlines are near; you will also be reminded when new scholarship opportunities become available.

You may also visit the College Success Foundation's website.  At the College Success Foundation website, you will click on the scholarship links to the left of the website, and complete the scholarship application for each one to which you apply.

SCHOLARSHIP SCAMS: During your scholarship search you may come across several scholarship opportunities that seem too good to be true. For information concerning Scholarship SCAMS identified by the Federal Trades Commission, click here.

For additional information, or questions please contact the Financial Aid Office 360-475-7160.


LOCAL AREA SCHOLARSHIPS

Bremerton Elks Lodge # 1181 Scholarship -- Due March 31, 2014

Bremerton Pilot Association
-- See donor website

Charles Gale Masonic Memorial Scholarship - Due May 16, 2014

Elmira K. Beyer Scholarship - Due March 8, 2014

Edmund F. Maxwell Foundation Scholarship - Due April 30, 2014

Emerald City Business & Professional Women Foundation - Due May 2, 2014

Greater Seattle Business Association Scholarships - Due January 31, 2014

Harstine Island Theatre Club Scholarship - Due August 1, 2014

Harstine Island Women's Club & Chase Memorial Scholarships - Due April 14, 2014

Lockheed Martin Olympic College Scholarship - Due March 15, 2013

Mark E. Reed Scholarship - Due February 28, 2014

Mary M. Knight Achievement Scholarship - Due February 15, 2014

Mason County School Retirees' Scholarship (OCS Students only) - Due April 7, 2014

Minerva Scholarship Gig Harbor Fund - July 1, 2014

Merrill Wallace Scholarship  - Due April 10, 2014 

Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary Vocational Scholarships - DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 9, 2014

Port Orchard Business and Professional Women's Club - Due April 1, 2014

Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary 2013 Vocational Scholarship -- Due April 1, 2013

Puget Sound Engineering and Science Scholarship Fund - Due March 21, 2014

Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Bremerton Valley - Due March 31, 2014  

Skookum Rotary Club - Due April 12, 2013 (FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES CLASS OF 2013)

Soroptimist International of Port Orchard -- Ongoing for professional-technical programs

Soroptimist International of Olympia -- December 1, 2014

TwinStar Credit Union Higher Education Scholarship -- July 31st, 2014 (deadline extended)

Udall Scholarship  -- Due March 5, 2014 

WABO Welder Program Scholarship Fund -- Due June 16, 2014 

YWCA of Kitsap County Women of Achievement Scholarship -- Due March 1, 2014


STATE WIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

Building Industry Association of Washington Educational Scholarship - Due May 9, 2014

American Indian Endowed Scholarship - Due February 1, 2014

City University Community College Transfer Scholarship Program -- Check donor website

Governors' Scholarship for Foster Youth - Due December 16, 2013

Leadership 1000 Scholarship - Due March 31, 2014

Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship - Check donor website

National Merit Scholarship Program - Check donor website

University of Washington Next Step Scholarship - Due April 1, 2014  

NEW! Washington Financial Aid Association Ethnic Awareness Scholarship - Due September 15, 2014

Washington NASA Space Grant Community College Transfer Scholarships - Due April 25, 2014

Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants -- Check donor website

Washington State Business and Professional Women's Foundation Scholarship - Due May 1, 2014

Washington State Elks Association Vocational Grant Program -- Check donor website

Washington State Home and Community Educators Scholarship - Due May 1, 2014

Washington State Lake Protection Association - Due April 26, 2014

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship - Due February 24, 2014

Washington Center for Nursing - Check donor website


NATION WIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

AES Engineering Solutions -- Due October 6, 2014

American Welding Foundation Scholarships -- Check donor website

Asian and Pacific Islander American Student Scholarship -- Due January 10, 2014

NEW! Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship - Due January 27, 2015       

Big Sun Athletic Scholarship - Due June 20, 2014

Cady McDonnell Memorial Scholarship - Due April 18, 2014

Caretenders Scholarship Program - Due May 31, 2014

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation -- Check donor website

NEW! Gates Millennium Scholarship - Due January 14, 2015

GM Women's Retail Network Scholarship -- Due April 15, 2014

Hispanic College Fund - Check donor website

Horatio Alger Washington Scholarship - Check donor website

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship - Due November 7th, 2013

Military Children Scholarship Program -- Check donor website

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Children of Deceased Service Members -- Due May 1, 2014

O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship Eligibility - Due May 1st, 2014

Pride Foundation Scholarship LGBTQA - Due January 15, 2014


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MILITARY FAMILIES

Amvets Scholarships - Check donor website

The American Legion Scholarship
- Check donor website

Disabled American Veterans Jesse Brown Scholarship - Check donor website

Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship Check donor website

Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy Award - Check donor website



UNDOCUMENTED HB 1079 STUDENTS

Undocumented, or HB 1079 students, are not eligible for federal student financial aid. But, undocumented students may apply for state financial aid using the WASFA application.  Please see the undocumented students webpage.

Undocumented students may also research scholarship opportunities below:

ScholarshipsavailabletoUndocumentedStudents.pdf
www.fastweb.com
www.maldef.org
www.latinocollegedollars.org
www.scholarshipsforhispanics.org
www.migrant.net





Last reviewed: September 9, 2014 KF