Montesano School District

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grow and work together.  With high-quality
instruction, every student, regardless of race, class,
language, or disability, can succeed. 

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The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

WA State Opportunity Scholarship - Up to $22,500 

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low and middle-income students pursuing eligible, high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care. The 2017-18 application opens Jan. 3, 2017, and has a Feb. 28, 2017 deadline.

  • Annual awards range from $2,500-$7,500 per year.
  • Renewable up to five years based on credits completed and continued eligibility.

Please visit the following website for more information: WSOS




Grays Harbor Mounted Posse Scholarship

Scholarships in the amount of $500.00 are available from the Grays Harbor Mounted Posse scholarship program.  The recipients will be selected on the following criteria:

 Ÿ  Equine Oriented, Ÿ  Written Resume,   Financial Need, Community Service Commitments, Ÿ  2.5 GPA Minimum, Ÿ  Graduating High School Seniors, Ÿ  May be used for any Post-secondary Education

 Applicants MUST have all scholarship application materials, to include a transcript of grades, postmarked no later than April 21, 2017, for consideration.  Any late applications CANNOT be accepted.  Scholarships awarded must be used for the 2016-17 school year.  Please submit applications to:   

Grays Harbor Mounted Posse

  P.O. Box 638

  Elma, WA   98541



Varsity Tutors Scholarship $1,000 Monthly

Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest Description

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by VarsityTutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here:

The Hornbuckle Law Scholarship

The Hornbuckle Law Firm is pleased to offer the Hornbuckle Law Scholarship. This scholarship is available to high school seniors in Washington, Oregon and Washington who plan on attending a 4-year college or 2-year community college. 

This is a $500 Scholarship

  • Scholarship is due by May 31st, 2016
  • A winner will be announced on July 15th, 2016

Application:  Scroll to the bottom of the page



The Washington State School Retirees' Association (WSSRA) invites senior students of your school who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply for the above scholarships. These awards are given to students who wish to have a career in the "field of education". Their degree could be in one of these majors: teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, or psychologist. 

WSSRA conducts the search and review process and selects the recipients. Applicants will be notified by May 4, 2017, if they have been chosen. Please encourage your outstanding students who are committed to a career in the field of education to apply. 

The scholarship application is available online on our web page at To access the forms click on Forms & Files and then in the drop down menu click on Scholarship Application. The forms must be filled-out online, printed and mailed to the WSSRA District Representative for the student's area. The District Representative's name and address will be displayed once the student has entered the zip code where requested for his/her school. 

For an application to be considered it must be in approved form, with directions followed precisely and mailed and postmarked by March 1, 2017.

There are eight WSSR-Foundation Scholarships- one time $1500

Sixteen Robert J. Handy Scholarships- $900 each for up to 4 years

One Neil D. Prescott Scholarship- a one-time scholarship of $1500




Apartment List Scholarship

Well hello there! Apartment List is one of the fastest growing apartment rental marketplaces in the United States. Finding your next home should be a delightful process, and we’re building the technology tools for a better tomorrow. Our award-winning platform draws nearly 3 million monthly visits, and we have the highest rated iPhone app in the category. We have over 60 employees and are based in San Francisco, CA.

Scholarship details

As a company filled with many college grads, we know that college is an important life endeavor, but one that can be expensive. We couldn’t have graduated without a little help along the way, and we want to give back to the future leaders of America. Therefore, we are offering a $2,500 scholarship to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of Apartment List’s core values:

  • Bold While Pragmatic
  • Endlessly Helpful
  • Making an Impact
  • Driven by Data
  • Succeeding Together
  • Forever Learning

You may have mentored a fellow student, organized a fundraiser for charity, or gone on a humanitarian trip abroad. Whatever your achievements, we want to hear from you!


Any legal U.S. resident at least eighteen (18) years old who meets one of the following criteria:

  • Currently attending attending high school and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year
  • Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

How to Apply

To apply, please submit an application that includes answers to the following questions:

  • What have you done that exemplifies one (or more) of Apartment List’s core values?
  • What is most important to you when choosing a place to call “home”?

Please submit through the Apartment List Scholarship Application Form.


Spring: March 1

Summer: June 1

Fall: September 1

Winter: December 1

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS)

  • Who should apply: low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care.  Students must also meet additional eligibility criteria.
  • Award Amount: $2,500 - $7,500/year depending on class standing.
  • Renewable: for up to five years based on credits completed.
  • Number of Recipients: Approximately 1400 applicants will be selected for 2016-17.


Students of Integrity Scholarship

BBB Foundation offers the Students of Integrity Scholarship to recognize high school seniors who personify high ethics, as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic accomplishments. A scholarship of $10,000 will be awarded to the winning application submitted by students residing in Alaska, Oregon or Western Washington. High school seniors from across the Northwest are encouraged to apply by creating a 90-second video that demonstrates how BBB helps people become smart consumers.

Go to the following link: Students of Integrity $10,000 Scholarship

  • Thursday, October 1, 2016: Open for Submissions
  • Sunday, February 13, 2017: Application Deadline - 11:59 p.m. PST
  • Friday, February 22, 2017: Finalists Announced. Videos available for YouTube viewing.
  • Monday, March 15, 2017: Scholarship Recipient Announcement. Woohoo!

Dave Brittell Memorial Scholarship


This scholarship was established to honor a man who loved wildlife, was dedicated to preserving tracts of land for future generations, and encouraged others to pursue their dreams. Dave Brittell’s passion as a wildlife biologist left a lasting impact on wildlife habitat and species in the Pacific Northwest region. 

This scholarship may be used for tuition, books, or living expenses incurred while pursuing a degree in wildlife biology or a related natural resource field at a college or university in the Pacific Northwest. The award recipient must attend school on a full-time basis during the academic year of the scholarship. A scholarship in the amount of $1000 will be awarded and paid in the second term of the scholarship year, provided the student remains in good academic standing. There are some variables in the selection process, however merit will be the principal determining factor in selection. Candidates will be evaluated on leadership and citizenship qualities, dedication to purpose, scholastic achievement, potential for continuing development, and outlook as demonstrated by participation in activities other than scholastic activities. Two letters of recommendation should address these qualities as demonstrated by the applicant, and an application form must be completed by the applicant. Letters of recommendation should include contact information.

Submit a completed application and letters of recommendation to the address provided on the application no later than April 30.




Susan Houtby Lawrence Memorial Scholarship

Susan Lawrence was a Special Education Teacher at Montesano Junior Senior High School for 31 years. She was a devoted teacher who loved her students and worked hard to help them reach their goals both in high school and in planning for their lives after graduation. Mrs. Lawrence felt great joy in the successes of her students, and she would be so touched to know that her legacy will continue in the form of this scholarship as it will help a deserving student follow his or her dreams.

               Criteria for Scholarship Recipients:

1)    A special education student who has received services for at least two of the four years in high school;

2)   Has maintained a 2.0 grade point average;

3)   Plans to attend either college or trade school after graduation.

Scholarship Requirements:

1)     Complete the Susan Houtby Lawrence Scholarship Application;

2)    Attach a current transcript;

3)    One essay of 250 words or more answering one of the two prompts:

a.    What has been an important lesson you have learned in high school?

b.    What are your goals for life after graduation?

4)   A scholarship award of $250 will be issued to the chosen recipient upon proof of enrollment in college or trade school.

Application   Due May 1st in the Counseling Center by 3pm


A scholarship will be given by the Brady Firefighters Association, to a graduating senior from Montesano High School.  The scholarship must be used for tuition and any accredited college, university, or vocational school.

To qualify for this scholarship, the student must live in Fire District #2.

Applications are available in the Counseling Center.

Due: May 5 at 3pm to the Counseling Center.

Vaughan Co., Inc. Scholarship

Application form for Vaughan Co., Inc. $1,000 minimum scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: The applicant may be any Elma or Montesano High School graduate planning to pursue a higher education. Your choice may be any college, university, community college, accredited vocation school or trade school. Please feel free to attach additional pages for essay questions and any other information that you feel is pertinent.

The applicant should be aware that our choice will not be limited to low income. Payment will be made directly to the school of your choice of enrollment.

Application is available at: