FYI...These links have been provided as additional information that may be useful to students applying for scholarships and financial aid. They are neither endorsed nor supported by Woodring College of Education or Western Washington University.
The WWU Fellowships Office will provide assistance with national fellowship applications and information: http://www.wwu.edu/fellowships/about.shtml
Fulbright Scholarships are intended to promote “international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science.” The program offers opportunities for students and young professionals to “undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.” Because the primary goal of the Fulbright Program is to further mutual understanding, the application must clearly explain how the proposed plan of study or research will further that goal. For further information: http://www.iie.org/fulbright
James Madison Graduate Fellowships
James Madison Graduate Fellowships are awarded to recent college graduates and full-time school teachers for the purpose of completing a master’s degree in U.S. history, government, or education – in each case, with an emphasis on government and/or the Constitution – and subsequently teaching at the secondary level. For further information: http://www.jamesmadison.com
Soroptimist Fellowship AwardThis award is presented to a woman living in NW Region who is continuing her education with a post graduate (masters or PhD) program. (As with all Soroptimist awards, this award can’t be given to a Soroptimist or a immediate family member.)
The region offers $4,000 to the region winner. For information, visit the website.
To help students understand and navigate the many available options, BrainTrack's series of student financial aid articles covers a wide range of topics that should be of interest to any student pursuing assistance in financing their higher education. For more information visit: http://www.braintrack.com/financial-aid-articles.
FinAid is a comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools about loans, scholarships, savings and military aid. For more information visit http://finaid.org/about/.
Paying for College
The Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board provides a wealth of information from the State of Washington on how to estimate costs, apply for financial aid, and access federal aid programs and tax benefits. For more information visit http://www.hecb.wa.gov/paying/index.asp.
Personal Finance Calculators
Plan ahead for the transition from student to professional by estimating the costs you may incur after graduation. http://www.mortgageloan.com/calculator/
School Employees Credit Union
Contact the credit union started by a teacher for teachers for help with planning as you transition from student to professional. http://www.secuwa.org/home/about The SECU has contributed several scholarships to Woodring for teacher candidates through the PEMCO Foundation.
College Board's Scholarship Search
The College Board's Scholarship Search offers online tools to help you locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background. For more information visit http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp.
Journalism Education Association
The Journalism Education Association sponsors up to three $1,000 scholarships for education majors who intend to teach scholastic journalism. Each recipient must be an upper-division or master’s degree student in a college program designed to prepare him/her for teaching at the secondary-school level. Current secondary-school journalism teachers who are in a degree program to improve their journalism teaching skills are also eligible. For more information visit http://www.jea.org/awards/futureteacher.html.
Presidential Freedom Scholarships
The Presidential Freedom Scholarships promote student service and civic engagement. These scholarships, funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency, recognize high school students for outstanding leadership in service to their community and neighbors. For more information visit http://www.learnandserve.gov/about/programs/pfs.asp.
Sallie Mae College Answer
This is a free scholarship search. To learn more visit http://www.collegeanswer.com/index.jsp.
Scholarship America® carries out its mission expand access to education through its three major programs: Dollars for Scholars®, Scholarship Management Services® and ScholarShop®. For more information visit http://www.scholarshipamerica.org/index.php.
Straight Forward Media
Straight Forward Media offers four scholarships per year exclusively to students who will become teachers. For more information visit http://www.straightforwardmedia.com/education/index.php.
U.S. Department of Education
The HOPE Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credits
For information about educational tax credits visit http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/PPI/HOPE/index.html.
The ThanksUSA Scholarship Program is open to dependent children, age 24 and under, or spouses of active-duty U.S. military service personnel who are planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. Eligibility criteria, program specifications and applications are available at www.thanksusa.org.
American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund is used to support student scholarships and other developmental needs at universities across the United States. Free registration is required. For more information about scholarships available through the American Indian College Fund and other opportunities for financial aid visit http://www.collegefund.org/.
American Indian Endowed Scholarship
The American Indian Endowed Scholarship helps financially needy students with close social and cultural ties to a Native American community to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies. Students can use the scholarships at public two- and four-year colleges and universities and accredited independent colleges, universities and career schools in Washington. For more information contact the Washington Higher Education Board at (360) 753-7843 or email email@example.com. Website: http://www.hecb.wa.gov/paying/waaidprgm/aies.asp
American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships
For more information, visit the web site http://www.aigc.com/.
Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
The Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund supports the financial scholarship needs of Asian and Pacific Islander American students. Applications are due in March each year. For more information visit http://www.apiasf.org/.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) provides information about national and regional scholarships available to Hispanic students, including the PacifiCare Foundation-Latino Health Scholars Program. For more information visit http://www.chci.org/chciyouth/index.htm.
Gates Millennium Scholarships
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander American*, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing GMS Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence by providing thousands of outstanding students, who have significant financial need, the opportunity to reach their full potential. For more information visit http://www.gmsp.org/.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
For more information, visit the web site http://www.hsf.net/.
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,200 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. For more information visit http://www.JackieRobinson.org.
Minority Corporate Counsel Association
The following site links to over 100 scholarship programs for minority students. For more information visit http://www.mcca.com/scholarships.htm.
Multicultural Advantage Scholarships and Fellowships Update
This is a monthly mailing of is a monthly mailing of scholarships, fellowships, grants awards and other opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, professional students and Ph.D candidates from diverse backgrounds seeking to continuing education and other opportunities for career advancement. http://www.multiculturaladvantage.com/scholarship.asp
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
The NAACP offers the following national scholarships: Earl G. Graves Scholarship, Agnes Jones Scholarship, Historically Black College & Universities Scholarship Fund, Lillian and Samuel Sutton Scholarship, Roy Wilkins scholarship, and the Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship. Scholarship award amounts range from $1,000 - $5,000 and are disbursed in two installments throughout a specified school year. Each scholarship contains its own set of requirements and students are encouraged to apply for each award that aligns with their eligibility. For more information visit http://www.naacp.org/advocacy/education/ and scroll down to "Scholarship Program."
National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education (NAAPE)
NAAPAE has established a scholarship fund with the donations from the National
Education Association and the Southern California Edison Company. High school
seniors and college juniors and seniors may participate in the scholarship
For more information visit http://www.naapae.net/scholarship.htm.
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
This NCLR Web area provides opportunities to develop young Latino leaders, offering a variety of schooling opportunities—internships, training, and scholarships. For more information visit http://lideres.nclr.org/opportunities/.
Native American Fish and Wildlife Society Pacific Region
Contact Information: Joe Jay Pinkham III (509) 865-5121
Applicants must be a member of a federally recognized
tribe. Full time undergraduate or graduate student who has completed one year at
an accredited institution. Overall GPA must by 2.0 or above. These scholarships
are in honor of three long time supporters of the Society
Native American Scholarship Fund: Catching the Dream
The Native American Leadership Education program
(NALE) is for Native students who are paraprofessionals in
Indian schools, and who plan to complete their degree in
education, counseling, or school administration. Since only 7%
of teachers in reservation schools are Indians, the need for
more Indian teachers is huge.
Details at: http://www.catchingthedream.org/Scholarship.htm
NEA, the National Hispanic Press Foundation
This scholarship site links to more than 1,000 sources of college financial aid at the Hispanic Scholarship Directory Web site and includes college application guidelines and a scholarship database searchable by state, college, and field of interest. Free registration is required. For more information visit http://www.scholarshipsforhispanics.org/.
National Urban League (NUL)
The National Urban League Scholarship Program offers college scholarships to help deserving African-American students attend some of our country's most influential and challenging institutions. For more information visit http://www.nul.org/scholarships.html.
Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA)
The OCA manages four scholarships: the Gates Millennium Scholars for higher education scholarships for minority student leaders, the Avon Foundation scholarship to fund college scholarships for Asian Pacific American (APA) women who will be entering their first year of college, the United Parcel Service Gold Mountain Scholarship, which focuses on APAs who are the first in their family to attend college, and the Verizon Scholarship program for financially disadvantaged APA high school seniors. For more information visit www.ocanatl.org and click "programs."
Ron Brown Scholarships
Each year, a minimum of ten African American students will be designated Ron Brown Scholars and will receive $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000. The recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown Scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. For more information visit http://www.RonBrown.org.
The Sallie Mae Fund Unmet Need Scholarship Program
The Sallie Mae Fund Unmet Need Scholarship Program provides scholarships to help meet last dollar needs of low-income students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a family adjusted gross income of $30,000 or less, demonstrate unmet financial need of at least $1,000 after the financial aid award package has been determined and have a grade point average of 2.5 and above on a 4.0 scale. Recipients must enroll at the undergraduate level on a full-time basis at an accredited Title IV eligible institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Awards range from $1,000 to $3,800. Applications are available at www.salliemaefund.org.
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
The scholarship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups. For more information visit http://www.apsanet.org/content_11389.cfm.
AXA Achievement Scholarship
The AXA Achievement Scholarship, sponsored by the AXA Foundation in association with U.S. News & World Report, is open to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the fall. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents and must have demonstrated ambition and self-drive as evidenced by an outstanding achievement in an activity in school, the community, or the workplace. Applications are available at www.axa-achievement.com.
Best Buy Scholarship
The Best Buy Scholarship, sponsored by the Best Buy Children's Foundation, is open to high school seniors planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or vocational school in the fall of 2007. Scholarships are awarded to students who volunteer time to their communities, excel in academics, and participate in extra curricular activities. The application must be completed electronically on-line; no paper applications will be accepted. The application and directions will be available on the Best Buy website at bestbuy.com.
Burger King Scholars Program
Every year, the Burger King Scholars Program provides $1,000 scholarships that may be used for educational expenses during the first year of college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. For more information visit http://www.bkscholars.csfa.org/.
Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships
Each year the Foundation awards 250 achievement-based scholarships. Fifty (50) awards are for $20,000, payable in equal installments over a four-year period. The remaining 200 awards are for $10,000, also payable over a four-year period. The scholarship can be used for any line of study at any accredited U.S. college or university. For more information visit https://www.coca-colascholars.org/cokeWeb/jsp/scholars/FourYearInstructions.jsp.
Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta Chapter scholarship
For graduates in Chelan and Douglas counties going into teacher education. Link here for details.
John R. Olsen Scholarship
The John R. Olsen Scholarship offered by Homestead Capital is designed to encourage college students majoring in a variety of academic disciplines to consider a future in affordable housing and community development. As housing costs for Americans increase, the majority of workers in the middle income range struggle to find adequate accommodations in safe, healthy locations which they can afford. This population of working individuals and families will increasingly require advocates who envision, plan, finance and build affordable properties. Regardless of one’s academic field, there are countless opportunities to contribute to these issues at the city, state or national level. Western Washington University with three scholarships at $1,000 each. Apply at: http://www.homesteadcap.com/comminvolv_olsenscholar.asp
Talbots Women's Scholarship
Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund, a program of the Talbots Charitable Foundation, will award $100,000 in scholarships to women determined to finally get that college degree.
Five women will each be awarded $10,000 scholarships, and 50 women will each be awarded $1,000 scholarships. All applicants must be seeking an undergraduate degree from an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school. Only applicants seeking a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university are eligible to receive a $10,000 award. Scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need and previous achievements for women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago.
Deadline: January 2, 2008 or until 1,000 eligible applications have been received.
For more information and/or to apply:
Transgender Scholarship and Education Legacy Fund
The International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), awards numerous scholarships to transgender identified students in the helping and caring professions through it's collaborative Transgender Scholarship and Education Legacy Fund (TSELF) in the United States and Canada. Each scholarship provides supplemental funding for post-secondary students who have a demonstrated ability in and commitment to affecting change in the transgender communities through their commitment to working and being educated in the helping and caring professions. These include, but are not limited to, Social Services, Health Care, Religious Instruction (all denominations), Teaching and the Law. We seek to reflect a broad range of interests, including social services, HIV/AIDS education, law, teaching and education, religious instruction (all denominations), medical and health care as well as the sciences. Details: http://www.tself.org/index.html
Truman Foundation Scholarship
The mission of the Truman Scholarship Foundation is: to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.
The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection.
Washington State Scottish Rite Masons Scholarship Foundation -Scholarships and Grants
Awards range from $1,500 - $5,000. In the 2008-2009 academic year, 139 awards totaled $355,000 with about $70,000 of those going to students at Western Washington University.
The scholarships are available to college students who will be juniors or seniors and in some cases 5th year students for the coming school year. In addition, a few graduate fellowships are available. The applicant must: 1. Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA. 2. Be a resident of Washington State. 3. Be a U.S. citizen. 4. Attend an accredited college or university in Washington State as a full time student for the full academic year.
To learn more and/or get an application, contact (in Bellingham) Winton Smith, (360) 733-4547 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Mark Quenneville, (360) 714-8808 or email@example.com or visit the web site www.wascottishrite.org
Back 2 College
Back 2 College provides access to financial aid information for adults and single parents who want to pursue higher education. For more information visit http://www.back2college.com/.
Edward G. and Helen A. Borgens Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education Scholarships
Two one-time, preferred amount awards of up to $1,500 for students twenty-five (25) years of age or older. One award is given to students studying to teach at the elementary school level, the other to students studying to teach at the secondary level. All applicants must have at least a 3.50 GPA, be at least a college sophomore, and attend or plan on attending an accredited college or university. The award is based on academic merit and is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration as long as they meet the eligibility requirements.
Deadline: April 15. More information: www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm#general
Click here for list of science education scholarships.
Bob Drewel Human Services Scholarship
The Bob Drewel Human Services Scholarship is awarded each year to an individual or individuals who have dedicated themselves to the service of others. The scholarship supports the personal and professional development of human service workers and/or volunteers in Snohomish County. For the academic year of 2008/2009 a total of $2,000 will be made available.
Request application and information from: firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Service Learning - WWU
Service-Learning Scholarships, Awards, and Job Opportunities for Students
National Organization for Human Services
For more information visit the following link: http://www.nationalhumanservices.org/?q=public-resources/for-students
Students in Service
The Students in Service program offers each student member the opportunity to choose one of three terms of service (essentially, the number of hours s/he agrees to serve). Upon successful completion of a term of service, members are eligible to receive an Education Award (scholarship), which can be applied towards outstanding student loans or the cost of attendance at a college or university.
International Financial Aid and College (IEFA)
IEFA provides college scholarship searches, grant listings, and other information to promote study abroad.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
Phi Kappa Phi awards $700,000 each year to outstanding Phi Kappa Phi members and chapters through the Society's various awards competitions. These include the Fellowship, Phi Kappa Phi Scholar & Artist, Promotion of Excellence Grants, Study Abroad Grants, and Literacy Grants. For more information visit http://www.phikappaphi.org/Web/Scholarships/.
Every year, thousands of students enrolled in college receive scholarships and grants from labor unions. The Union Plus database describes more than $4 million in scholarships, with details about eligibility, application deadlines and contact information. Although it cannot track all of the scholarships available through the almost 38,000 local unions in the United States, it does include the major scholarship programs and is a good place to start a search for financial aid for higher education. For more information visit http://126.96.36.199/unionplus/scholarship.html.
Students in Service
Students in Service is a program that introduces higher education students to local, regional, and national service-learning opportunities. Students serve in partnership with schools and community-based organizations in the areas of Education, Human Needs/Services, Public Safety and Homeland Security, and Environmental initiatives. To this end, Students in Service offers students the opportunity to choose one of three terms of service. Upon successful completion of a term of service, students are eligible for an Education Award (scholarship), which can be applied towards outstanding student loans or the cost of attendance at a college or university.
The Education Award amount varies, depending on the term of service:
300 Hour Term of Service = $ 1,000.00 Education Award (scholarship)
450 Hour Term of Service = $ 1,250.00 Education Award (scholarship)
900 Hour Term of Service = $ 2,362.50 Education Award (scholarship)
For more information about Students in Service at WWU contact Washington Campus Compact:
21st Century Educator Scholarship Program
This scholarship is provided for Washington high school seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 and above, exhibit leadership in a wide variety of activities, pursue an educational career. Scholarship winners will be chosen from three pools: Eastern Washington University, Western Washington University, and minority. For more information contact the Washington Association of School Administrators and PEMCO Financial Center at (360) 943-5717 or visit the following website: http://fp2.adhost.com/collegeplan/scholarship/profile.asp?Id=11570
Washington State Aid Programs
To help students and their families pay for college, the state of Washington earmarks over $159 million annually for student financial aid. You may be eligible for one or more of the following state financial aid programs. Visit the following website for a list of scholarships, grants, and financial aid: http://www.hecb.wa.gov/paying/waaidprgm/waaidprgmindex.asp
Washington Education Foundation Scholarships
This is a private, corporate funded foundation that provides scholarships to low-income, high potential students. For more information about available scholarships and other resources, visit the web site http://www.waedfoundation.org/.
Washington State School Retirees' Association Scholarships
For outstanding high school seniors committed to entering the teaching profession. For more information visit http://www.wssra.org/scholarshipapp.html.
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Other scholarship and financial aid options may be available through the WWU Financial Aid office.