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Scholarship Notebook Instructions 2017-18

Teacher Recommendation Student Information Sheet

Scholarships are announced in the Daily Bulletin.

Applications not found online are available at the PAHS Counseling Office.
Visit www.collegeboard.org or www.thewashboard.org for additional information.

Questions?  Contact Jeani Hill
PAHS Scholarship Coordinator
360.565.1562

If you have not set up a profile on www.thewashboard.org yet, you should set one up ASAP! There are numerous scholarships available on this site - many of them are local!

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Current Scholarships:

International Footprint Association Scholarship Click here to access application. Eligible students must be pursuing an education in law enforcement or firefighting. Applications are due to Ms. Hill by Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation Scholarship Click here for application Eligible students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher and write a 500-700 word essay about their favorite beach. Applications are due to Ms. Hill by Wednesday, April 25 and will be submitted with your scholarship notebook.

Maytag Dependable Leader Scholarship Click here to download application. Applications are due by April 27, 2018.

Monday Musicale Scholarship
 Click here to download application. Eligible students must be planning on a major/minor in music (or continue with private music lessons in college) Applications must be mailed – deadline is April 27, 2018.

Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) Scholarship Eligible applicants must be pursuing a degree in the construction industry. Click here to access online application. Deadline May 4, 2018.


General Information

Financial assistance for college comes primarily from four sources: the colleges themselves, the government, national and regional scholarships, and local scholarships. The Port Angeles community has one of the most successful local scholarship programs in the nation, awarding about $450,000 a year to graduates. There are scholarships for students planning to attend technical colleges, vocational colleges, community colleges and four-year colleges.

Port Angeles High School also helps students access regional and national scholarships. The Counseling office maintains a file of scholarship applications which are available for students to pick up anytime.

The federal and state government offer grants and loans, mostly based on financial need. Families complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in early October. The high school partners with Peninsula College to hold a workshop each year to explain these government programs.

The largest amount of scholarships are awarded by the colleges themselves. College catalogs and web sites have specific information on their offerings. High school juniors should get help from the College Success Foundation Representative or their Counselor to develop a list of potential schools of interest. Scholarship offerings are one factor to consider when deciding where to apply.

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