With tuition costs rising, financial aid and scholarships are a very necessary piece of the higher education puzzle. Please check out the following scholarships currently available through the Highline Schools Foundation.
Please visit each scholarship page to see the eligibility requirements and how to apply or download the 2016 Scholarship Application Help document now.
- The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (STIA) Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship funded through the annual the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Scholarship charity golf tournament. Three scholarships are awarded annually to three graduating seniors who attend a Highline Public School and will be pursuing a college education. Students who are motivated to pursue a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) education and career are encouraged to apply for a STIA scholarship. Two (2) $20,000 scholarships will be awarded toward university/college education and one (1) $10,000 scholarship will be awarded toward a vocational or community college education. All scholarships are distributed over a 2-year period.
- The Alaska Airlines Scholarship was established in 2014 thanks to a partnership with Alaska Airlines. The Alaska Airlines Scholarship is based on financial need, academic merit, achievement, and the student’s future goals. Four (4) $5,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2016 — two designated for Raisbeck Aviation High School students. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipients during their first year of study at a 2 or 4-year institution.
- CM Garrity Scholarship was established in 2015 thanks to the generosity of Highline High School Alumnus CM Garrity. This scholarship will award one male and one female graduating student in Highline Public Schools $5,000 per year for four (4) years. This is the only 4-year scholarship opportunity provided by Highline Schools Foundation. Two (2) $20,000 scholarships ($5,000 per year for 4 years) to be awarded to one female and one male graduating student attending a 4-year institution.
- The Light and Love Scholarship was established in 2014 to honor the memory of Dominick Pappas and is designed to honor an individual who exemplifies genuine kindness to adults and peers in all endeavors. One (1) $1,000 scholarship awarded to one graduating student attending a 2 or 4-year institution who exemplifies genuine kindness to adults and peers in all endeavors.
- The Bill Maynard Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of the late Bill Maynard, a beloved figure in the Highline School District. Bill was the coordinator of the Steps to Success program, and he cared deeply for the students that he worked with. One (1) $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student in Highline Public Schools pursuing a voc-tech education and career.
- New in 2016, seniors in Highline Public Schools will have a new scholarship available to them thanks to The Tin Room and their patrons. The TinShip Scholarship is intended for graduates who want to pursue a trade school, for careers in mechanics, building, machinery or craftsmanship. One (1) $6,000 scholarship awarded to one graduating student attending an accredited Trade School.
The following sites are NOT associated with Highline Schools Foundation. This list is provided as a starting point for your search for financial assistance.
College Goal Washington
College Goal Washington is all about helping you file your FAFSA and better understand the steps you need to take to get cash for college. At these events, you will receive one-on-one support from trained volunteers and financial aid questions. To take full advantage of the events, come prepared with your questions about FAFSA and financial aid as well as a list of what to bring.
Washington Financial Aid Association – Financial Aid Resources
The members of the Washington Financial Aid Association are financial aid professionals working at colleges and universities in the state of Washington. Our primary mission is to help students access federal, state, institutional and local financial resources in order to make attending college affordable, regardless of your financial resources. We want you to know that your decision to attend college need NOT be based on your ability to pay for it. We hope the information we’ve provided here will assist you in planning for and making college affordable, especially if you choose to continue your education at a Washington college or university!
The 2014-15 Scholarship Junkies Corps is a specially selected group of recent scholarship recipients and mentors who serve as the scholarship essay feedback team. If you are a student seeking some guidance on your scholarship essay or simply looking for an extra pairs of eyes to look over your draft, submit your essay(s) via their For Students page.
School and other available scholarships:
The following scholarships are NOT associated with Highline Schools Foundation. This list is provided as a starting point for your search for financial assistance.
College Bound Scholarship
The College Bound Scholarship promises tuition (at public rates to the 68 eligible Washington State Institutions) and a small book allowance for income-eligible students who sign up in the 7th or 8th grade, work hard in school, stay out of legal trouble, and successfully apply to a higher education institution when they graduate. The College Success Foundation, in partnership with the state of Washington and the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC), actively works with districts, schools, and community-based organizations to support College Bound students and families statewide. Click here for a list of College Bound staff members in your area who can help you sign up students.
Central Washington University
The General Scholarship Application is available every year from October 1st through March 1st for all incoming and continuing students.
Eastern Washington University
Scholarships come from various sources including the college you are attending, your program of study, your high school, local, regional and national organizations, employers and more! Many scholarships become available in the fall and winter with deadlines in February – May. Through one simple application process, EWU awards over $2.8 million in scholarships to nearly 1,500 students each school year. There are scholarships based on major, hometown, community service and more!
Federal Student Aid
- www.studentaid.gov: This U.S. Department of Education’s website offers information on most federal student aid programs, including: Federal Pell Grant (for undergraduate studies only); Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (for undergraduate studies only); Federal Work Study; Federal Perkins Loan; Federal Direct Student Loans; Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans (available to parents of dependent students only); Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loans (available to graduate students only); Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants.
- www.fafsa.ed.gov: Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school. Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. They help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 15 million students paying for college or career school.
University of Washington
The University of Washington-Seattle has many scholarship opportunities available to students. They provided about $19 million in scholarships to about 2700 of their undergraduate students in the past year. These scholarships cover a wide scope of academic pursuits, musical and athletic talents as well as community service and research activities.
Washington State Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth
The Washington State Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth is a scholarship program that helps young men and women from foster care continue their education and earn a college degree. Eligible students must meet specific criteria. The program has been supported by the current and former governors in Washington State. Proceeds from the Governors’ Cup – an annual golf tournament – provide funding for approximately 40 new scholars each year. Scholarship award amounts range from $2000 to $4000 depending on the college of attendance. The scholarship can be accessed for up to five years to complete an undergraduate study. Students much be enrolled full-time and maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to renew the scholarship each year.
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS)
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible, high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and health care, and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees. Businesses and the Washington state Legislature have joined forces to fulfill the promise of better education and career opportunities for Washington students. Together they have created a unique public-private partnership including major employers like Boeing and Microsoft. The College Success Foundation administers the program.
Washington State University
Every year WSU awards approximately $207 million in scholarships and financial aid to more than 17,000 students. Depending on your level of financial need, you could get grants, loans, work-study jobs on campus and scholarships, too.
Western Washington University
Western Washington University funded scholarships are available for Freshman and transfer students. Scholarship categories include but are not limited to merit, diversity and departmental listings.