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The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) was created in 2011 to address unfilled seats in the high-demand sectors that drive our economy like aerospace, engineering, technology, and health care as well as rising tuition costs at Washington colleges and universities.

Businesses and the Washington State Legislature joined forces to fulfill the promise of better education and career opportunities for Washington students. Together they have created a unique public-private partnership, with significant support from founding partners Boeing and Microsoft and matching dollars from the State.

This first-of-its-kind program supports Washington students from low- and middle-income households to attain bachelor’s degrees in high-demand fields including science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and health care through scholarships of up to $22,500 as well as professional development, skills-building workshops, and genuine industry exposure to help increase the rate at which students enter our state's workforce.

DUE FEBRUARY 28, 2019 


Family Health & Wellness Foundation 

The Family Health & Wellness Foundation (formerly Trios Foundation) is pleased to announce that it will be making three scholarships available between $3,000 to $5,000 to recipients pursuing an education in the health care field for the 2019-202 academic year.

The key consideration for this scholarship is the academic accomplishment, financial need, involvement in the community, and desire to work in the health care field. Go to to see if you are eligible.



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  • The Washington Apple Education Foundation will award $1 million in scholarships to students raised in tree fruit industry communities in the spring of 2019. 

  • Recipients of these awards are pursuing two- and four-year college/university degrees and technical degrees at accredited vocational/technical colleges. 

  • Awards are open to graduating seniors and current college students with direct ties to Washington's tree fruit industry.

Who qualifies?

  • Students raised in families with direct ties to Washington’s tree fruit industry are eligible to apply. 

  • Ties to the industry are created through an immediate family member or personal employment in an apple, cherry or pear orchard or warehouse in Washington, immediate family ownership of an apple, cherry or pear orchard or warehouse in Washington or immediate family employment in a company directly serving the apple, cherry or pear industry in Washington. 

  • Additionally, students with a desire to work for the tree fruit industry may also qualify.

Click here for a complete list of award descriptions: Award Descriptions

Apply below!

Universal Scholarship Application - Use if you meet the criteria and are on a four-year career path or are pursuing a two-year program that does not meet the vocational/technical application criteria.

Vocational/Technical Application - Use this form if you are enrolling in a technical or vocational program compatible with work in the tree fruit industry. Program that qualify include auto repair/mechanic, automotive technology, computer application, construction building and trades, diesel mechanic, electrical, electronics, HVAC, industrial systems technology, information technology, instrumentation, logistics control, machine programming, machine technology, mechanized irrigation systems, network administration, project management, refrigeration, welding, or other technical agriculture related.


2019 Smart Choices Scholarship Program

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.

DUE APRIL 1, 2019


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Columbia Chapter of the Health Physics Society

Scholarship Opportunity

The Columbia Chapter of the Health Physics Society is proud to announce a scholarship award of $1,000 to a student in a health physics-related educational path at an accredited institution.  Eligible fields of study include, but are not limited to field radiation protection, nuclear engineering, x‑ray/nuclear medicine, or health physics certification.   

Scholarship Application Includes:

·        Your name and contact information

·        An essay (approx. 1,000 words) on “Health Physics as a Profession”

·        Letter of Recommendation from a math or science teacher/instructor

·        Transcript of grades (not necessarily a certified copy)

·        Name of the educational institute the candidate is attending or plans to attend

A complete application must be submitted by March 31 either electronically to or by mail to CCHPS Scholarship Application, PO Box 2215, Richland, WA  99352.  Thank you for taking the time to apply and we hope you enjoy your career in the health physics field as much as we do.  Good Luck!!

The scholarship recipient will be announced in April.  Scholarship money will be deposited in an account at the winning applicant’s college.

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  • The Kennewick Kiwanis Foundation will support a minimum of two scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • The purposes of all available scholarships are to provide assistance for high school seniors enrolling in institutions of higher education in the fall term of 2019.
  • A minimum of one four-year $1,000 renewable scholarship and one one-year $1,000 scholarship will be announced by June 1, 2019. 
  • The Foundation scholarship awards are cash awards conditioned upon confirmed enrollment in the accredited institution of choice. One-year Foundation scholarships are a one-time award.
  • Four-year scholarships are annually renewed for three additional consecutive years based on continued successful enrollment and annual requests and reports to the Kennewick Kiwanis Foundation.