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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


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.

Larry Quinn Memorial Scholarship


 Larry Quinn was a 1984 graduate of Montesano High School. He was a member of the 1983 state championship football team, as well as the basketball and track and field teams. In 2007, he was inducted into the Montesano High School Hall of Fame. Larry was a loving husband to his best friend, Renee, and an exceptional father and role model to his three children – Lyndsy, Hannah and Noah. In addition to husband and dad, Larry served as a coach, mentor and source of inspiration to hundreds of kids across Grays Harbor.

 Larry was never the biggest, strongest or fastest athlete, but he worked hard and improved every single day. He never wasted a moment in the gym or on the field. Likewise, Larry worked hard in the classroom, went to college and served as a project Manager at Lakeside Industries for 25 years. 

 An example of leadership and self-sacrifice, Larry was the person you would always want to be on your team. 

 A champion for the underdog and the little guy, Larry spent extra time with the student-athletes who might otherwise be left behind or over-looked. Larry wanted every child to succeed. As a result, the teams he coached were not just highly successful in the win-loss column, but were a model of teamwork and successful collaboration. 

 The Larry Quinn Memorial Scholarship was established to recognize a student or students who exemplify the qualities and spirit Larry possessed. There are no formal requirements to apply, as Larry would've wanted it, rather a commitment to improvement and dedication to personal growth and success. 

To apply, please send a one-page personal narrative highlighting how you have and will use Larry’s model of hustle and hard work in your past and future endeavors to  The award winner will be announced at the Montesano High School Senior Awards Ceremony.




B. Davis Scholarship

B.Davis Scholarship 

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.

  • There is no age restriction 
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next 
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

    Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.
  • Application Procedure
    To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

    Your submissions must be sent to us by email at

    Discuss, in less than 1000 words, what you would consider to be the most important issue that society has to deal with in the next 10 or 20 years? 
    Why do you think this issue so important?