Scholarships

With tuition costs rising, financial aid and scholarships are a very necessary piece of the higher education puzzle.

With tuition costs rising, financial aid and scholarships are a very necessary piece of the higher education puzzle. Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships in their senior year of high school to help reduce the cost of college. Thanks to generous funders, Highline Schools Foundation is proud to offer many different types of scholarships with awards up to $20,000—and only one application to complete! Scholarships are open to all graduating seniors who are enrolled full-time in a Highline Public School. Deadline: February 28, 2018

2018 Scholarship Application | 2018 Scholarship Application FAQ

Apply OnlineOVERVIEW: Applications are accepted online and processed by the Highline Schools Foundation. The information contained in your scholarship application will not be used for any purpose other than to process your application. Scholarship selection is made without regard to applicant’s race, color, national origin, religious belief, sex, marital status, age, or physical handicap.

Please review the 2018 Scholarship Application FAQ for a complete list of questions you will be asked on the scholarship application, including the essays you will be asked to write and submit. Most of the questions on the scholarship form are required and essays must be submitted with your application. The other documents requested to complete your application may be submitted with your application through the online application form or submitted later. Please read through the FAQ so you know what to expect.

The following documents may be attached to your application or sent separately:

  • High School Transcript: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Transcripts attached to emails from your school or counselor are acceptable. Attach and submit with your application, or ask your school to send.
  • Letter of Recommendation(s): Remember to ask for your letters early enough so the people you ask will have enough time to write a letter and submit them by the deadline.
  • SAT/ACT Test Scores: As more and more colleges go test optional, so have we. A SAT/ACT score is not required to apply for a HSF Scholarship.

Where/how to submit additional documents/paperwork:

  • District mail: Highline Schools Foundation, ATTN: Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • Mail: Highline Schools Foundation, ATTN: Scholarship Committee,15675 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien WA 98166
  • Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must be enrolled in Highline Public Schools and graduate by 6/30 of their senior year
  • Families must live in the Highline Public Schools service area
  • Students must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student, enrolled in college level classes and continue to attend college full-time to receive awarded scholarship money
  • For scholarships paid out over multiple years, students agree to continue to be enrolled full-time, keep a GPA of 2.5 and submit transcripts annually to the Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship Committee

General Scholarship Info

  • Precedence will be given to those recipients who have not received a substantial scholarship or scholarships from other entities
  • Scholarship money will be paid directly to the college and may be used for qualified higher education expenses including tuition, student fees, books, room and board, and supplies or equipment required for enrollment
  • The Highline Schools Foundation will not pay scholarship money to schools outside the United States

Please review the 2018 Scholarship Application FAQ page for detailed information about the application, including a complete list of all questions you will be asked. After you submit your application, a copy will be emailed to you and you may click on the “download .pdf” link provided to save a copy for your records. Do you have questions that aren’t covered in this document? Please call Highline Schools Foundation (206) 631-3120 (weekdays) or email [email protected]

2018 Scholarship Application | 2018 Scholarship Application FAQ


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Below is a list of the 2018 Scholarships. 

All applications will be reviewed by (at least) the following committees – HSF may add more scholarships before the deadline and, if applicable, your application will be submitted to those committees as well (see below).

  • 13th Year Scholarship Committee
  • Alaska Airlines Scholarship Committee
  • CM Garrity Scholarship Committee
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (STIA) Scholarship Committee

 

13th Year Scholarship will be awarded based on need, academic achievement, participation in school activities, community service, leadership, and area of study/career aspirations. Four (4) $5,000 scholarships will be awarded. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipients during their first year of study at a four-year college or university, or a two-year community college, junior college or accredited trade school.

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, with 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.

Civility and Social Responsibility Scholarship will be awarded based on student’s commitment to civility and social responsibility; writing skills, academic achievement, financial need; leadership skills; extent of community involvement; achievements in particular fields; and work history. One (1) $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student pursuing a 2 or 4-year education. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipient during their first year of study.

CM Garrity Scholarship is awarded based on financial need; academic performance; leadership; and community service or extracurricular activities. Two (2) $20,000 scholarships will be awarded to one female and one male graduating student attending a 4-year institution. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipients in four (4) equal installments of $5,000 per year.

Light and Love Scholarship is designed to honor an individual who exemplifies genuine kindness to adults and peers in all endeavors. One (1) $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one graduating student attending a 2 or 4-year institution who exemplifies genuine kindness to adults and peers in all endeavors. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipient during their first year of study.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (STIA) Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship awarded annually to students who are motivated to pursue a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) education and career. Two (2) $20,000 scholarships and one $10,000 scholarship will be awarded. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipients during their first two-years of study.

The application for the 2018 Tin Ship Scholarship will be available in early 2018.

TinShip Scholarship is intended for graduates who want to pursue a trade school, for careers in mechanics, building, machinery or craftsmanship. At least one (1) $6,000 scholarship will be awarded to students attending an accredited Trade School.


Looking for more information? Please check out our Additional Resources page for more information about places to start your search for financial assistance.