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Whether you're a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, there are scholarships out there to help you fund your college education.  Being prepared early on is the key to your success.

Step 1: Complete the I AM OLYMPIC Profile Form.

Step 2: Complete a Letter of Recommendation RequestSave a copy on your drive.  Complete the information about yourself and make multiple copies of the completed form.  Identify and ask your counselor, teachers, coaches, or employers if they would be willing to give you a Letter of Recommendation for college.  Provide at least two (2) those individuals a completed form.

Step 3: Book and appointment with Mrs. Bach or Mrs. Bartleson in the Career Center (CTE).  CTE will help you with keeping your High School & Beyond profile updated with the most current awards/achievements and resume.

Step 4: Consider writing a 300-500-word Biography.  Some colleges require an essay and often in the form of a biographyYou have already started this process by completing  your letter of recommendation formUse that information to put in the form of an essay and keep it handy.  Remember to save all of your essays.

Step 5: Surf the information belowThere are many ways to discover scholarships.  The Scholarship Bulletin will list the currently available local scholarships.  Other resources and search sites are available to help you locate scholarship monies.

Seniors, remember to use your personal email address on FAFSA/WAFSA scholarship and admission forms.

Start applying!

*Links to all the documents mentioned can be found below*


I AM OLYMPIC Scholarship Profile Form

I AM OLYMPIC Profile Form



Although some colleges and universities made the decision to suspend SAT and ACT testing requirements through 2024, some may require scores to participate in specific programs or attend altogether.  Always check with your institution when completing your college applications to ensure you have met all the necessary requirements.


GET opened in 1998 as a way to help families save for their child's future higher education. Since then, more than 57,000 students have used over $1.2 billion in GET benefits to help pay for qualified higher education expenses at colleges, universities, and technical schools nationwide and around the world. 
MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) provides academic preparation for community college students who are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields and are interested in transferring to 4 year institutions.

Fastweb is a free scholarship search platform that connects students to scholarships and financial aid tools. Our goal is to help you find scholarships to make school more affordable. 


Serving the Kitsap Peninsula and surrounding counties, Olympic College’s multiple campuses and programs offer students many choices to further their education and career paths.

The high cost of college forces many students to give up on their dreams. That’s why OC has partnered with donors to create the OC Promise, a scholarship program that covers the gap between financial aid and the first year of tuition and fees at Olympic College. The program also provides support services to help Promise scholars succeed.


In 2007 the Washington State Legislature established the College Bound Scholarship. This program was created to provide state financial aid to low-income students who may not consider college a possibility due to the cost. The scholarship covers tuition (at comparable public college rates), some fees, and a small book allowance.

Eligibility for the scholarship is a two-part process. Students in 7th or 8th grade whose family meets the income requirements must submit and complete an application by June 30 of the student’s 8th grade year. Then students must meet the College Bound Pledge requirements and income-eligibility as determined by the student’s financial aid application (FAFSA or WASFA) in their senior year of high school. 

Foster youth in grades 7–12 (up to age 21) who have not graduated from high school are automatically enrolled. They are considered to have a complete application for the College Bound Scholarship via a data exchange between the Washington Student Achievement Council and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). 

College Bound Checklist 

College Bound - Ready, Set, Grad

Get information, sign the pledge & apply for your scholarship here 



Olympic High School has teamed with Olympic College to provide students and families personal assistance with filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) applications.  Appointments are available througout the day on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Meet the team and book your appointments below.

Kiara Shelby

Monday Appointments

BookMe Site

Chris Ozier

Tuesday & Wed  Appointments

BookMe Site

Anna Fulford

Wednesday Appointments

BookMe Site

Websites & Video Presentations


How to fill out the FAFSA Video

Completing the FAFSA Video 

What to do after filling out the FAFSA Video


*Remember to use your personal email address when completing forms.

Graduate Strong & Washington College Access Network (WCAN)  

A-Zs of Financial Aid

Financial Aid Check List


High School Internship Opportunities with SEE

The Systems Education Experiences (SEE) program at the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle will be offering three distinct opportunities during the current and upcoming academic year and the summer of 2023. In all experiences, high school students will learn about systems biology and apply their learning to a research project.  Students will learn lab and computer-based skills. Students will also learn about various professional paths, develop a web page that describes their experiences, learn STEM leadership skills, and may assist in the optimization of labs for high school classrooms.

Visit SEE Internships for more information. Use the QR code below or visit here to apply for a “High School Intern/Ambassador” position.

Apply Here by 3/15!

Current 11th Graders

$5,000 Stipend

July 5th - August 25th, 2023

8-week (~300 hour) In-Person Internship: Topics include but are not limited to: computational biology, microbial interactions, resilience and collapse of complex systems, the microbiome, microbial evolution, cancer, systems medicine, and bioengineering with algae. All projects are aligned with a current ISB project which is driven by a mentor. We are seeking 6-10 High School Interns to work at ISB during the summer before their senior year.

10th or 11th Graders

Need-based stipends available

40-80 hours

Environmental Systems in the Outdoors Research Experience: The experience will be in-person at ISB or outside at multiple field locations in the Seattle area. Students will meet 2-3 days a week to analyze the health of an environmental system, conduct research, and explore results through the lens of environmental stewardship. This opportunity will allow students to get out in the field and learn from scientists and educators through hands-on science. We are seeking up to 10 high school students for this outdoor experience.

10th or 11th Graders

Various dates 

beginning in

spring 2023

Systems Thinkers in STEM Ambassadorship (STiSA): All applicants who complete a full application will be accepted into STiSA. Participants will first be invited to attend a 2-hour, virtual workshop: "Systems are Everywhere." Students will learn about systems modeling & how systems thinking is used in research & careers. After attending this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to attend new virtual micro-courses on special topics such as systems medicine, environmental stewardship  & community action projects. Students will also be invited to join a Slack channel to collaborate & learn about future opportunities.

MDA Summer Camp

Are you looking for a great Volunteer Opportunity?

MDA is currently seeking senior students for it’s kids camp that runs the last week of June.

 The Muscular Dystrophy Association's Summer Camp is a magical place where kids can be kids and anything is possible.  Children can swim, zip line, horseback ride, dance and, with your help gain valuable life skills. 

If you are interested in the medical field or becoming a first responder (fire/EMT), this camp would be a great opportunity for you.

he only requirement is that they are 18 by the time of camp and get all of the paperwork filled out. 


Visit for more information or contact: 

Madison Zirkle

Kindergarten Teacher, Silverdale Elementary

Head Swim Coach, Olympic High School

Tel: 360-662-9425

CK Students have new internship opportunities thanks to the partnership CKSD has build with Horizon Air and its parent company Alaska Airlines. 

Horizon Air will offer 90-hour, paid summer internships to CK schools students.  High school students who have taken or are enrolled in our aviation programs are eligible.

Students can learn more by visiting the CTE office or apply on Alaska's internship website.


The UW Nurse Camp application is now open! To complete and submit an application, please complete our online form.


All application materials (application, recommendation, and transcripts) are due at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Saturday, April 15, 2023.

Application materials

Application essays

If you would like to write your essays separately before completing the online application form, download our UW Nurse Camp 2023 Essay Prompts document as a reference to help you draft and prepare. You can copy and paste your responses into the online application.

Decision timeline

Decisions will be communicated to applicants in early May 2023. UW Nurse Camp 2023 is scheduled for July 17-21, 2023.

More information

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UW Admission Update

We know students and their families are eager to get their University of Washington admission decisions. We’re busy reviewing applications, and are on track to release decisions during the freshman admission notification period, March 1–15.

Students will find their UW admission status in their MyUW portal. They must have their UW NetID to log in. If they haven’t done so already, we encourage students to set up their UW NetID as soon as possible. Please note that it may take 24 hours after setting up a UW NetID to gain access to the MyUW portal, and we are unable to provide admission decisions over the phone or via email.

For those students who are admitted, financial aid awards will be available in the MyUW portal at the end of March or early April. Students will receive an email from the Office of Student Financial Aid when their award is available for review.

We’ll be in touch soon!


Note:    In May 2020, many colleges and universities made the decision to suspend SAT and ACT testing requirements through 2024 and some eliminated them altogether.  However, test-optional can mean different things at different schools. Check with your institution when completing your college applications to ensure you have met all the necessary requirements.