Montesano School District

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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




“Play On” Montesano High School Music Scholarship

The “Play On” Montesano High School Music Scholarship Criteria: Applicants must have participated in band each year they were eligible while at MHS. Applicants should also have held at least one position of leadership in band such as Drum Major, Section Leader or Band Council. Preference will be given to applicants whose secondary education continues in the study of music. Submit the application and essay to Counseling Office by February 1, 2017. One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of Montesano High School. 



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 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




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!


Scholarships may be used for tuition, books or living expenses incurred while pursuing education beyond high school. Award recipients must attend school on a full-time basis during the academic year of the scholarship. The school will define this "full-time" requirement. Scholarships of $3,000 each are currently awarded to deserving students attending high schools and colleges in our operating communities.

To be eligible, applicants must qualify as an "employee," "spouse of an employee," "child of an employee" or "resident." There are no restrictions for scholarship recipients as to race, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status or sensory, mental or physical disability. While there are some variables in the selection process, merit is the principal determinant. Local boards evaluate candidates on:

  • Qualities of leadership and citizenship
  • Seriousness of purpose
  • Scholastic achievement
  • Ability and capacity for continuing development
  • Breadth of outlook as evidenced by participation in activities other than scholastic activities


Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

The Buick Achievement Scholarship Program is offering:

• Up to $25,000 per year to 50 first-time or existing college students, renewable for up to four years, and one additional year for those entering a qualified five-year engineering program

• The actual award amount will not exceed the total cost of the student’s tuition, fees, books, supplies, required equipment, room and board and other allowable expenses, less other gift aid known at the time of application (scholarships, grants and other awards that do not have to be paid back). Awards are renewable for the given years noted above or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), full-time enrollment and continuing to major in an eligible field of study.

Awards are for students of any age, for undergraduate study only.

Leadership 1000 Scholarship

Leadership 1000 Scholarship

The Leadership 1000 Scholarship provides college scholarships to students who will be attending an eligible four-year college or university in Washington state. A Leadership 1000 Scholarship can be customized around a general set of requirements requested by the donor. The 2017-18 application opens Jan. 3, 2017, and has a Feb. 28, 2017 deadline.

  • Annual awards range from $1,500-$5,000 per year.
  • Some scholarships are renewable for up to four years.

Please visit the following website for more information: Leadership 1000

Washington State Governors' Scholarship

The Washington State Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth helps young men and women from foster care continue their education and earn a college degree. The program has been supported by the current and former governors in Washington state. The 2017-18 application opens Jan. 3, 2017, and has a Feb. 28, 2017 deadline.

  • Annual awards range from $2,000-$4,000 per year.
  • Renewable for up to five years.

Please visit the following website: Washington State Governor's Scholarship

WIAA Smart Choices Scholarship

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), Dairy Farmers of Washington, and Les Schwab Tires are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Smart Choices College Scholarship.

The Smart Choices Scholarship recognizes one female and one male high school student for their achievements in athletics/activities, the community, and the classroom.  The selected recipients will receive a $5,000 college scholarship that will be presented to them at the WIAA Hall of Fame Banquet held at the Renton Pavilion Event Center in May.

Beginning last year, the Dairy Farmers of Washington and Les Schwab Tires have sponsored an additional $8,000 in Smart Choices scholarship money for the remaining four finalists from each gender.  Each of the eight finalists will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college or university of their choice.

"The generosity the Dairy Farmers of Washington and Les Schwab Tires display by increasing the scholarship money is incredible," WIAA Executive Director Mike Colbrese said.  "The Association receives applications from many deserving students and the more students and WIAA member schools that can be recognized with this great initiative, the better."

Applicants have until April 1, 2015 to submit their applications.  In addition to a series of background questions, each applicant will be required to write an essay or provide a personal statement video about "How you plan to use your education to benefit others."  The judging criteria is based on 35 percent athletic/activity excellence, 35 percent academic achievement, 15 percent leadership, 10 percent citizenship/community service, and five percent on originality/creativity of the student's essay or video.  The application for the Smart Choices Scholarship Fund is available online at

Representatives of the WIAA, Dairy Farmers of Washington and Les Schwab Tires determine the final scholarship awards.

"The Dairy Farmers of Washington believe it is important to support and foster opportunities for young men and women in our communities to reach their potential both on the field and in the classroom, especially since they will be tomorrow's leaders in Washington State and across the nation.  Our co-title sponsorship of the WIAA with a respected partner like Les Schwab Tires gives the dairy producers in Washington State the opportunity to do that", said Jeff Steele; Director of Business Development for the Dairy Farmers of Washington.

Out of nearly 400 applications in 2014, Drew Wallen of Auburn Riverside, currently attending Central Washington University and Jenna Moser of Colton, currently enrolled at the University of Washington were selected as the winning recipients in 2014.

"At Les Schwab, we believe in supporting organizations that teach lessons about responsibility, hard work and serving the community - values the company believes in," said Andy Sherry; Regional Manager. "We're proud of our relationships with the WIAA and the Dairy Farmers of Washington, because it does just that. And we're excited to see the excellent opportunities that the Smart Choices scholarships provide to so many deserving students."

About WIAA
WIAA is a membership organization of over 800 schools from every corner of the state. Member school set the structure, rules and regulations for five different activities and sixteen athletics programs at the high school and middle/junior high school level. WIAA staff helps interpret and oversee rule-making decisions and policies, assist member schools with questions and provide accessible and responsive assistance to help athletic and activities programs run smoothly. Learn more about WIAA at

About Les Schwab
Les Schwab Tire Centers (, headquartered in Bend, Oregon is one of the leading independent tire dealers in the United States. The Company has 6,600 employees in 450 locations throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. Les Schwab founded the Company bearing his name in 1952 and quickly established a reputation for outstanding customer service. The first Les Schwab stores were opened in small towns and rural communities with one guiding principal - provide your neighbors with outstanding customer service and high quality products. This single-minded focus on servicing the customer continues today. "Pride in Performance," a slogan coined by the founder explains each employee's commitment to providing the best tire value to its customers and always-delivering world-class customer service.

About Dairy Farmers of Washington
The Washington Dairy Products Commission, operating as the Dairy Farmers of Washington, was created by an act of the Washington State Legislature in 1939 to promote dairy products within Washington State, and educate the public about dairy products and the dairy industry. The Commission is funded entirely by an assessment on milk production from all Washington's approximately 480 dairy farms.

Better Business Bureau Foundation's Students of Integrity Scholarship

Better Business Bureau Northwest, serving Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Western Wyoming will be opening our 2017 Students of Integrity Scholarship for submissions on October 4th.  This scholarship gives your junior and senior students an opportunity to use their creative video skills to earn $10,000 for the post-high school education of their choice, including 4 year universities, community colleges, and technical schools. We encourage you to provide this information to your students and assist them in funding their continuing education opportunities.


The Students of Integrity link below will direct you to view further information on the scholarship. This page will be updated by October 3rd with the deadlines, requirements, and application link.



Grays Harbor Community Foundation

Established by local residents in 1994, the Grays Harbor Community Foundation works with donors from all walks of life who want to create unique funds to improve local communities.  By helping donors help their communities through charitable giving, we are working to build a community endowment for the long-term benefit of Grays Harbor County.  Vocational and 2 & 4 year college awards.

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