Scholarships are usually monetary awards given to students by an organization or donor to help pay for their education. Students must meet the criteria set by either the organization or donor to receive money, such as pursuing a certain program of study, having financial need, or being an exemplary student.


Scholarship Directory

Start with our Scholarship Directory. There are many additional sources for scholarship information, including community and professional organizations and employers, so spend some time doing research in your community and looking at scholarship websites.


Each scholarship donor has their own deadline and application cycle. If the website doesn’t have current information, the scholarship application may not be available yet. Keep checking back. Many scholarship applications open up after the New Year.

Scholarship Websites
Local and State Scholarships
AAJCJ - African American Jewish Coalition for Justice Minority Scholarship

The AAJCJ Minority Scholarship Fund wants to help provide access to higher education for minority students who wish to pursue a career that will enable them to work for social and economic justice.

Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (Bellevue Chapter)

Professional organization dedicated to the advancement of opportunities for women in all fields of accounting.

American Indian Endowed Scholarship

Helps financially needy students with close social and cultural ties to an in-state American Indian community pursue undergraduate and graduate studies.

Assistance League of Seattle

Available to those residing in King County pursuing eligible programs and not receiving other financial aid.

Association of Washington Community and Technical Colleges
  • Alan Spence Employee Scholarship
    The Alan Spence Employee Scholarship is available to classified, professional or confidential exempt employees who are qualified and motivated to continue their education and through that education strengthen the Washington community and technical college system. The scholarship amount for employees is $1,200.
  • Building Our Future Student Scholarship
    The scholarship of $1,200 is to provide assistance for tuition, books, and related educational The scholarship is intended to support community or technical college graduates who will continue their academic studies (e.g. junior year) at a baccalaureate institution immediately after completing their Associate in Arts, Associate in Sciences or other transfer degree.
Association for Women in Computing

Women who are pursuing a computing related degree in a Puget Sound area.


Members of BECU can apply for scholarships

Bellevue Life Spring

Need-based scholarships for college/university/vocational school following high school graduation from a Bellevue School District High School.

Bill Petter Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships for students pursuing Auto Repair Technician, Auto Collision Repair, and Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician. Apply through the Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation.

Building Industry Association of Washington

Washington state students pursuing an education in the homebuilding industry or related.

Child Care Aware of Washington

Comprehensive scholarship program that supports WA State teachers and child care providers who wish to enhance their education and professional skills in early childhood education.

Emerald City Business and Professional Woman

Women who are residents of King, Kitsap, Pierce or Snohomish County.

Epsilon Sigma Alpha

Various scholarships for Washington State residents. Go to "Scholarships" and choose Washington as state.

Executive Women International of Seattle

EWI offers two scholarship programs: EWISP for high school seniors, and ASIST for single parents who have been displaced from work and/or is entering the workforce.

Forks Hospital

For students pursuing nursing, medical assistant, medical lab technologist, physical therapist, physical therapy assistant, social work/mental health.

Fortiphi-HR Women in Business

Women enrolled in college with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and a declared business major.

Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) Scholarship Fund

GSBA awards educational scholarships to LGBTQ and straight-ally students who are committed to making a difference in the world.

Horation Alger Career & Technical Scholarship Program

Students younger than 30 years old who are enrolled in a community/technical college who are active in their community and demonstrate a financial need based off the FAFSA. Applicants must have U.S. citizenship.

Kids’ Chance of Washington

Kids’ Chance of Washington is a need-based scholarship program for the dependent children and spouses of workers killed or seriously disabled in a workplace accident in.

Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation

Graduating senior who lives or works within the attendance boundaries of Lake Washington High School or Juanita High School.

Linda Howard Scholarship Fund

Graduate of the Seattle School District who is satisfactorily progressing towards a degree at a college or university within the state of Washington.

Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties

Students enrolled in residential construction-related programs.

Military Scholarships
National Association of Asian American Professionals

Students who are Asian American and/or Asian Pacific Islander American students.

National Council of Jewish Woman (Seattle Section)

Financially needy Jewish students (women or men) for undergraduate academic study and technical training.

Newcomer Funeral Service Group

Financially needy Jewish students (women or men) for undergraduate academic study and technical training

Northwest Perennial Alliance

Applicants must be enrolled as matriculated students pursuing education in horticulture, botany, landscape design/architecture or environmental

Point Community College Scholarship

The Point Community College Program inspires LGBTQ community college students to fulfill their ambitions of attending a four-year college or university. Students accepted into the program will receive up to a $3,700 tuition scholarship, admissions counseling, coaching and financial education at the Point Community College Transfer Symposium in Los Angeles, and access to the Point Foundation network of LGBTQ scholars, more than 300 alumni, and many others dedicated to seeing LGBTQ students succeed.

Pride Foundation

Pride Foundation provides post-secondary educational scholarships to current and future leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and straight ally community from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Rotary Club of Kirkland

Each scholarship type recognizes local students for a different area of achievement but all are designed to support students with financial need and academic promise.

Sea Mar

Various scholarships available to students of Latino heritage or children of farm working families.

Seattle American Society of Civil Engineers

Various scholarship opportunities for students pursuing a career in the engineering field.

Seattle Milk Fund

Seattle Milk Fund empowers parents toward higher education opportunities by funding child care grants and providing family support. 

Society for Marketing Professional Services, Seattle

Offers scholarships for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in A/E/C.

TwinStar Credit Union

Applicant must be a member of TwinStar Credit Union, in good standing.

Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts

Individuals interested in pursuing a career in the industry represented by the membership.

Washington Auto Dealers Association

Students who are enrolling or currently enrolled in an Automotive Technology Program in Washington State.

Washington Scholarships for Child Care Professionals

Scholarships for early learning professionals who wish to expand and enrich their expertise in early childhood education.

Washington State Business and Professional Women’s Foundation

Woman student who is a WA resident for at least one year and a U.S. citizen.

Washington State Elks Association

Various scholarships available, see website for more info.

Washington State Emergency Management Association (Joel Aggergaard Memorial Scholarship)

Student pursuing a program in emergency management or a closely related field.

Washington Women in Need

Undergraduate female students attending full time who meet income criteria and minimum GPA.

Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants

Accounting student attending a Washington college or university.

Washington State Employees Credit Union

WSECU member who is enrolled full-time pursuing their first degree, g. first bachelor’s or first master’s.

WA State Opportunity Scholarship

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.

Windermere Foundation
Woodinville Garden Club

Students who are Washington residents pursuing further education in horticulture, botany, landscape design, floral design, or environment studies.

Women's Retail Network

Female students who are enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or non-traditional education program in automotive retail area or currently employed in an automotive dealership and enrolled in an educational program that will advance their automotive career.

Women’s Transportation Seminar

Female students who are pursuing a career in transportation may be eligible for mentoring and/or scholarship opportunities through the Puget Sound Chapter.

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Scholarship Resources