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SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION 

The following is a list of scholarships that are available to Dayton High School Students (and in some cases DHS Alumni). For more information or application materials please contact Jana Eaton, Scholarship Coordinator, in the administration office at 509-382-2543 or email janae@daytonsd.org.

***please follow due date guidelines. turn in scholarship applications early so they can be checked for errors and to make sure all of the information is complete. turn them in to jana eaton in the admin office.

It is very important that you read each application carefully. Make sure that you read the criteria for each scholarship and make sure that you submit all application materials requested and follow directions for required application information. REMEMBER TO SIGN YOUR LETTER OF APPLICATION BEFORE SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION!!!


BLUE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS (OPENS JANUARY 1, 2020)
Available to graduating seniors and alumni. More information will be available once the application window opens for the 2020-2021 school year.
Website Application
Deadline March 2020

WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP (OPENS JANUARY 6, 2020)
The Baccalaureate Scholarship provides up to $22,500 in financial aid support and access to career-launching support services for students pursuing high-demand STEM and health care majors. This scholarship can be used to cover tuition, fees and other indirect costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more. Funding can be used for any eligible STEM or health care degree at any eligible public or private college or university in Washington state.
Application Website
Deadline February 6, 2020


GSBA SCHOLARSHIP

Available to a LGBTQ or allied students of any age enrolled or planning to attend an accredited higher education program, degree or pursuing an education in a skilled trade.
Workforce Scholarship Flyer
GSBA & Pride Foundation Scholarship Flyer
 GSBA Scholarship Application Tips & Tricks Flyer
Online Application/Website
Deadline January 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

WASHINGTON STATE FAIR FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP(S)
Available to students planning to attend an accredited two or four year college, university or trade/technical school in the fall of 2020. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.7; currently working, volunteering or involved in a school sponsored activity at least 8 hours per month on average; and prior involvement with the fair (4-H, FFA etc). 
Website Application (opens on November 1st)
Informational Flyer
Scholarship Summery/Information
Deadline January 31, 2020


WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

For students planning to attend Walla Walla Community College next year.
Website Application/Information
Deadline February 6, 2020


WSSR FOUNDATION & ROBERT J. HANDY SCHOLARSHIPS

Open to students planning to pursue a degree as a teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist or psychologist.  Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above to apply.
Application
Website/Information
Deadline March 1, 2020


GENE FORRESTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Available to students planning to major in Agricultural Education at Washington State University.
Application
Website/Information
Deadline March 1, 2020

NEIL D. PRESCOTT-STUDENT TEACHING/INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIP (ALUMNI)
Available to students who will be student teaching or conducting an internship during the 2020-2021 school year.
Application
Website Information
Deadline March 1, 2020


2020 SMART CHOICES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The WIAA, Dairy Farmers of Washington, and Les Schwab Tires are pleased to announce the eighth 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 $5,000 college scholarships 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 are required to fill out an online application and write a short essay or provide a personal statement video about “How you plan to use your education to benefit others.” 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.
Website Application/Information
Deadline April 1, 2020


WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY COLLEGE STEM SCHOLARSHIPS
Available to students interested in the following STEM degree programs: Watershed Management/Natural Resources, Engineering, Energy Systems Technology & Agriculture: Plant and Soil Science.
Website Application
Informational Flyer
Deadline April 24, 2020


Washington State University Scholarships
For students interested in attending WSU in the fall the following link will provide information on applying for scholarship opportunities through WSU, private donors and foundations.
Website/Applications

Gonzaga University Scholarship Opportunities
For students interested in attending Gonzaga University in the fall the following link will provide information and scholarship applications for first year students.
Website/Applications


University of Washington Scholarships
For students interested in attending the U of W the following link will provide information on scholarship opportunities for the Seattle, Bothell & Tacoma campus'. 
Website/Applications


Montana State University Scholarships
For students interested in attending MSU the following link provides information on a variety of scholarship opportunities. 
Website/Application

Idaho State University
For students interested in attending Idaho State University the following link provides information on a variety of scholarship opportunities. 
Website/Application


Pacific Lutheran University Scholarships
For students interested in attending PLU the following link provides information on a variety of scholarship opportunities.
Website/Application

Eastern Washington University
For students interested in attending EWU the following link provides information on their scholarship opportunities.
Website/Application

Walla Walla University
For students interested in attending Walla Walla University the following link provides information on their scholarship opportunities. 
Website/Application

Whitman College
For students interested in attending Whitman College the following link provides information on their scholarships.
Website Application

Columbia Basin Community College
For students interested in attending Columbia Basin Community College. Deadline for all applications is February, 21, 2020.
Website Application


TheWashBoard.org is a free, student-centered, online clearinghouse for Washington students seeking college scholarships. This user-friendly site allows students to search and apply for scholarship opportunities that are specific to their academic interests, college, university, or other criteria. Students can easily see what criteria are required and apply for only those scholarships that are a good fit. Scholarships are available year-round, so students should keep their profile up to date and log-in periodically to see if there are new matches.
Washboard Website

SallieMae Scholarship Website

College Board Scholarship Website