The CHS College & Career Center is available to assist with additional Financial Aid & Scholarship Assistance.
To receive any state, federal, or institutional (grants, scholarships, tuition awards, work study, & loans), colleges and universities require the FAFSA or for individuals not eligible (WASFA) to be completed and finalized by the financial aid priority deadline each year for priority consideration. Students whose FAFSA completed after this date, awards will be subject to available funding. Some institutions may require a separate scholarship application.
SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS | WASHINGTON STATE COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES (2022-2023)
4-Year Public WA State | FAFSA Priority Deadline
Central Washington University | March 1
Eastern Washington University | February 1
Evergreen State College | February 1
University of Washington - Seattle | January 15
University of Washington - Tacoma | January 15
University of Washington - Bothell | January 15
Washington State University | January 31
Western Washington University | January 31
2-Year WA State | FAFSA Priority Deadline
Bates Technical College | Encouraged as early as possible
Clover Park Technical College | At least 3 months prior to quarter
Pierce College | Encouraged as early as possible
Tacoma Community College | March 18
4-Year Private WA State | FAFSA Priority Deadline
Bastyr University | March 1
Cornish College of the Arts | February 15
Gonzaga University | December 1 (Priority)
Heritage University | December 15
Northwest University | December 1 (Priority)
Pacific Lutheran University | December 1 (Priority)
St. Martin's University | January 1 (Priority)
Seattle University | February 1
Seattle Pacific University | Nov 1 (Early Action), April 1 (Regular)
University of Puget Sound | January 15
Walla Walla University | Rolling, April 30 (Priority)
Whitman College | See website
Whitworth University | Early Awarding: November 15
It is the responsibility of the student to check the accuracy of all financial aid/scholarship details directly with the institutions listed on this page.
Scholarship Databases & Search Engines
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TIPS FOR SEARCHING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
The secret to success with scholarships is "never give up". We encourage students to take an hour a week to search for scholarships and apply to as many as possible.
Apply for the FAFSA or WAFSA as early as October 1 of your senior year.
Talk to your parents- Do they belong to any affiliations or memberships?
Talk to your school counselor & the CCRC.
Check the CCRC website & social media regularly.
Every college and university offers scholarships and financial aid. It is recommended you contact your favorite college or university early in your college planning.
Check the resource websites listed below.
Seniors apply for the CHS Scholarship in the spring.
WHAT CAN STUDENTS DO RIGHT NOW TO PREPARE TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
Have copies of at least three (3) good letters of recommendation from teachers, employers or mentors.
Be able to show documented proof of community or volunteer service.
Know your current cumulative GPA.
Write a one to two page essay that highlights your strengths and accomplishments.
HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Print all worksheets/applications and prepare a draft before completing online.
"Deadline" usually means the scholarship application is due at the individual scholarship office, NOT postmarked on deadline date.
Our staff is always available to meet with parents and students to help support students through this often long and arduous process but it can really pay off for those who are tenacious!
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