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Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

The following sites are NOT associated with Highline Schools Foundation.
This list is provided as a starting point for your search for financial assistance.

If you need financial aid to help you pay for college, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. The 2018–19 FAFSA form will be available on Oct. 1, 2017. You should fill it out as soon as possible on the official government site, It’ll be easier to complete the FAFSA form if you gather what you need ahead of time. This article from the Department of Education website lists what you’ll need to fill it out: 7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the 2018–19 FAFSA® Form

CareerOneStop FREE Scholarship Search
Search more than 7,500 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial aid award opportunities. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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.

College Simple
The List of Colleges and Universities in Washington for 2017: Serving 245,070 full time students, the 75 colleges and universities of Washington offer choices for all types of student. Whether you’re searching for a public or private school, traditional or online campus, our guide to colleges in Washington offers a comprehensive guide to the state’s higher education options.

College Success Foundation
The College Success Foundation provides a unique integrated system of supports and scholarships to inspire underserved, low-income students to finish high school, graduate from college and succeed in life. The CSF model provides supports beginning in 7th grade, continuing through high school graduation and helping students as they transition to college. CSF helps students successfully navigate the critical transition from middle to high school. At other levels, emphasis is on the 9th to 10th grade transition and the high school to college transition. After college graduation, we try to stay connected as they move on to employment and career.

Federal Student Aid

  • 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.
  • 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.

Highline Public Schools
Highline Public Schools is committed to ensuring that all students are prepared to begin college when they graduate from high school. Highline has several resources and tools to help students be prepared for post-secondary success including Student & Family Resource Guide; Advisory Program including the High School & Beyond Plan & Family Connection; Counseling & Guidance; College & Career Centers – visit their website for more information.

Ready. Set. Grad
Ready Set Grad is a program to help ensure every student in Washington State has access to the tools, information, and support they need to graduate high school and make college accessible and affordable. Their online tools help students of all ages—from middle schoolers to adult scholars—create their own college plan. Students, parents, and educators can also sign up for email and text updates about important college and financial aid deadlines to help you stay on track.

Scholarship Junkies
Scholarship Junkies helps connect students with scholarships. Scholarship Junkies was created to provide students with an insider’s guide to the scholarship process from the perspective of students who have recently won scholarships, both locally and nationally. Through articles and scholarship profiles, the information covered includes how to find scholarships, how to choose which scholarships to apply for, how to compile competitive applications, and much more. They also provide free one on one feedback, editing, and revision. 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 for Free feedback from experts on scholarship and college essays.

Smart Scholar
Filling out a FAFSA is the first step in getting financial aid for college. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the official document used to determine your eligibility for a host of grants and loans. Whether you’re a student or a parent, it’s important to go in with eyes wide open and to consult only trustworthy resources in your research. Smart Scholar page includes many resources from help to filling out the FAFSA to expert tips and sound advice.

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!

Washington State Board of Education
The High School and Beyond Plan is a non-credit graduation requirement for every student. It’s a tool for students, parents, and teachers to guide students through high school. Plans are personalized and designed to help students set, visualize, and work to achieve goals.


The following scholarships are NOT associated with Highline Schools Foundation.
This list is provided as a starting point for your search for financial assistance.

Central Washington University
The CWU General Scholarship Application is available every year beginning in early October for all incoming and continuing students.

College Bound Scholarship
The College Bound Scholarship Program is an early commitment of state financial aid to eligible students who sign up in middle school and fulfill the scholarship pledge. From sign up to scholarship, they provide the tools and resources you need to get College Bound. The deadline to complete the application is June 30 at the end of the student’s 8th grade year.

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!

First in Family Scholarship
Most college students have faced a multitude of challenges and detours to reach where they are today. This fact rings especially true for those who are first in their family to attend college. Becoming a first-generation college student is a tremendous honor. And StudySoup would like to reward the exceptional work that goes into overcoming this barrier. Therefore, we are offering a $1,000 scholarship this semester to one student who is looking for a leg-up in increasing their educational mobility. The winning student will be able to clearly demonstrate leadership qualities, commitment to their education, and a capacity to triumph over challenges.

Highline College Financial Aid
Scholarships are available to all full-time students including international, undocumented and Running Start students. Only one online application is needed to apply for any and all scholarships. Awards range from $500 to $2,500. Last year the Foundation awarded over $100,000 in scholarships.

Pride Foundation
$400,000 in scholarships for LGBTQ & allied students! Scholarships are available to students who are pursuing post-secondary studies at community colleges, public or private four-year colleges and universities, vocational and trade schools, or apprenticeships and certificate programs. To further assist students applying for these scholarships, they will hold free Scholarship Application Workshops throughout the Northwest and online throughout the fall. Visit their website for specific times and locations.

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.

Women in Technology Scholarship
StudySoup works to improve the educational experiences of college students, including finding ways to lighten their financial burdens. One way they are doing this is through a scholarship program. They are offering a $1,000 scholarship to women seeking a career in computer science and/or computer programming, a field they are highly underrepresented in. The scholarship will be awarded to a female student who demonstrates a passion for computer science and is actively seeking opportunities for a meaningful career in the industry.