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2018 Smart Choices Scholarship Program

posted Nov 1, 2017, 9:23 AM by Waterville School

2018 Smart Choices Scholarship Program

Applications accepted November 1, 2017 - April 1, 2018.

The WIAA, Dairy Farmers of Washington, and Les Schwab Tires are pleased to announce the sixth annual Smart Choices College Scholarship which will recognize one female and one male high school student for their achievements in athletics/activities, the community, and the classroom with a $5,000 college scholarship to the college or university of their choice.

In addition to the two $5,000 scholarship winners, eight finalists will receive $1,000 scholarships.

Applicants have from November 1, 2017 until April 1, 2018 to submit their applications. 

In addition to a series of background questions, each applicant will be required to write an essay or provide a personal statement video about “How you plan to use your education to benefit others.”  The judging criteria is based on 35% athletic/activity excellence, 35% academic achievement, 15% leadership, 10% citizenship/community service, and five% on originality/creativity of the student’s essay or video.

Applicants are able to save partially completed applications and return at a later date to update their information.  All applications will be locked on April 1, 2018 when the application window closes.

Seniors can go to  and apply online at

If you need help or more information, please see Mrs. Prey in the Career Center.