Welcome to the Student Outreach Services (SOS) scholarships page! Student Outreach Services, in connection with the Western Washington University Scholarship Center and other programs throughout the state, provides information on a number of scholarships and opportunities to help students afford the financial burden of tuition, housing, and dining.
Sea Mar is awarding $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students of migrant or seasonal farm worker families. Students interested in attending a university, community college, or technical school are eligible to apply. Scholarship funds can be used for college-related expenses such as tuition, books, housing, food, etc.
Application Deadline: Tuesday April 1, 2014
To apply, visit our webpage at: http://www.seamar.org/static_pages/farmworkersstudents.php
For more information:
Lillie Mae Witherspoon Minority Scholarship ($1,500) *NEW*
The purpose of the Lillie Mae Witherspoon Minority Scholarship is to provide a scholarship to support an outstanding minority student with demonstrated academic success, holding a minimum GPA of 3.3. Criteria a) Students must be making satisfactory academic progress; b) Students must be a minority; and, c) Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.3. To apply: Lillie Mae Witherspoon Application Link DEADLINE: This scholarship application is due by 11:59 pm on Monday, 1/20/14.
Bellingham Herald Diversity Scholarship
The Bellingham Herald is sponsoring this $1,167 scholarship for a Western Washington University student who has a record of service to diversity issues, working with underrepresented populations and communities, and has been enrolled at Western for one (1) year. Criteria a) Students who demonstrate a commitment to diversity in campus or community activities; b) Students must be making satisfactory academic progress; c) Students must have been enrolled at WWU for a minimum of one year; d) Students do not need to be a minority; and, e) Students need to be full-time (12 or more credits) To apply: Bellingham Herald Diversity Scholarship Application Link DEADLINE: This scholarship application is due by 11:59 pm on Monday, 1/20/14.
2014-15 Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
The application will be available online January 6, 2014, with a deadline of February 24, 2014. The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees. Students must meet additional eligibility criteria listed on the website. A link to the online application will be available on the website on January 6, 2014.
Scholarship Opportunities for Undocumented Students
Link to pdf document: Beyond Dreaming
NOTE: these are from 2012-13, please visit various websites of these resources to view the most current deadline information.
The Women of Color Empowerment Scholarship was established in February, 2007 to provide financial assistance and educational opportunities for Western Washington University students. This scholarship is available to students who demonstrate support for or experience with the issues and concerns of women of color on Western’s campus. Deadline May 3, 2014. Application for WOCE 2014 (word doc)
The Bill Reed African American Scholarship is a renewable annual award based on merit and need. The scholarship provides support exclusively for African American undergraduate students who have been admitted to Western. Deadline is determined in the spring of, 2014.
Please check the SOS calendar for upcoming scholarship announcements and deadlines!
Other Scholarship Resources
WWU Scholarship Center
The WWU Scholarship Center is available to assist students and their families as they search and apply for scholarships. The awarding of a scholarship represents not only a significant source of financial assistance, but recognition of your special achievements and an investment in your potential.
Washington Scholarship Coalition (the WashBoard)
The Washington Scholarship Coalition is a partnership of public and nonprofit agencies coming together to build an online scholarship marketplace and provide a trusted source of scholarships. It exists to create connections and ensure scholarship funds are reaching those in need.
The Washington Scholarship Coalition's website, the WashBoard, provides students with a in-depth database of numerous scholarships available to students and allows users to create a profile that matches scholarshipss with an individual's identity, academic and career goals and region/locality. Please visit the WashBoard by by clicking on the link below.