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Searching and Applying for Scholarships - a video overview by WA State GEAR UP on where to find scholarships and how to apply!


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02/28/2021 National Youth Science Camp

(Camp) - The National Youth Science Camp is a residential science education program for young STEM enthusiasts the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country (two are selected to represent each state and Washington, D.C.) are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and have voluntary opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program, gain a new and deep appreciation for the great outdoors, and establish friendships that last a lifetime.

03/01/2021 Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships

Scholarships are for students under 21 years of age, about to attend their first year of higher education, and who meet the height requirements of TCI— 5' 10" (178 cm) for women, and 6' 2" (188 cm) for men.  Annually,  TCI Foundation awards multiple student scholarship(s) of up to $1000 each.  You must request an application no later than February 1.

03/01/2021 American Chemical Society Scholars Award

Renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000* are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian HS  seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply.

03/01/2021 Washington State PTA Scholarship

Washington State PTA offers three (3) $3,000 scholarships and one (1) $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors, from Washington State public high schools with an active PTA, that will be starting college (either 2-year or 4-year) in the Fall. 

03/01/2021 Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship

($20,000) - All candidates must be HS students living with a disability who plan to attend a 2 to 4-year university or college program, maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA or equivalent and have declared a major from the approved list.

03/03/2021 Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation- UNDERGRADUATE/ASSOCIATE


The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides need-based scholarships to the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen who attend college or career training.  Before applying, verify your eligibility.



  • Application available all year
  • Applications processed monthly
  • Week 1: Complete and submit an application
  • Week 2-6: Application reviewed and processed
  • Week 7: Award decision e-mail sent
  • Week 8: Recipients complete Award Acceptance for scholarship payment
03/03/2021 ASHG DNA Day Essay Contest

This contest is open to students in grades 9-12 worldwide and asks students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics.

03/05/2021 Sound Credit Union Scholarship

$1,000 individual scholarships. Must be a graduating HS  senior who plans to attend a 2- or 4-year college, w/ a min. 3.0 GPS, & be a member of Sound Credit Union.

03/09/2021 Create a Greeting Card Scholarship

($10,000) - Submit an original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.

03/12/2021 Chin: Shui Kuen & Allen Chin Scholarship
  • Grade level: Incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate at a four-year college or university.
  • Student or parent currently/formerly employed at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant
  • Any ethnic heritage
  • Community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian and/or other progressive causes
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Financial need
  • No citizenship status requirement
  • Click here to download the application
03/15/2021 Junior Duck Stamp Contest

($200-$1,000) - For K-12 students. Submit an original piece of artwork depicting a North American waterfowl species. 

03/17/2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program

For  students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing careers in biomedical, behavioral, & social science health-related research. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a minimum 3.3 GPA or rank in the top 5% of their class & demonstrate exceptional financial need. Must be accepted to an accredited 4-year institution. Up to  $20,000  per year. Renewable for 4 years. 

03/30/2021 Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship

Applicants must submit two small essays, one related to travel, & the other on why they deserve a scholarship. Must be 16-25, w/ 2.5 GPA or greater. US citizenship required. $500.

03/31/2021 Scholarship Poetry Contest - Summer Issue

Open to all U.S. HS students. Applicant must submit an original poem with 20 lines or less. Up to $500.

03/31/2021 Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

($10,000) - The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement.