2021 Scholarship Notebook Webinar Slide Show

Click the above link to view the Scholarship Notebook slideshow that was shared as part of the webinar that aired on Sept. 30, 2020.



Click the link below for great information from six of our
Washington State College admissions counselors
(WWU, UW, CWU, EWU, WSU and Evergreen Community College)



To check out Peninsula College upcoming events/information sessions
click here: PC Events Winter 2020

These sessions provide students the opportunity to talk directly with PC's program coordinators to learn more about the programs offered at Peninsula College.




Letter of Recommendation worksheet (to give to teachers)

SENIOR 2020-21 FAFSA  (opens October 1st)


Any scholarship applications that are due to Ms. Hill can be submitted to the following email address (by the deadlines indicated for each scholarship)

Please check the submission instructions for each scholarship, as some are submitted directly to the scholarship committee.

Questions?  Contact Jeani Hill
PAHS Scholarship Coordinator

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!

Federal Student Aid information - click for information on college prep, FAFSA and other financial aid info.


Current Scholarships:

Eligible students must be planning on pursuing a four year degree in one of the following fields: science, engineering, business or education. Submit your 250 word essay to Ms. Hill at jhill@portangelesschools.org by Friday, March 5, 2021.

MARY WHITMORE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Eligible students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and be in foster care or in a non-parental living situation (living with relative, friends, etc.). Applications are available here and must be submitted to Ms. Hill NO LATER than Monday, March 8, 2021. You can drop at PAHS Attn: Ms. Hill or email to jhill@portangelesschools.org 

EWING C. KELLY SCHOLARSHIP - Print version  Fillable Form Application deadline is March 10, 2021 (Note: the SAT/ACT scores will be waived for this scholarship this year.)

Monday Musicale Scholarship - Eligible students must have a desire to continue their music education in college - do not have to be a music major. See eligibility requirements here. Application available here. Application and sheet music due date is Monday, March 29, 2021. Video due date is Friday, April 30, 2021.

International Footprint Association Scholarship- eligible students should be planning on continuing their education at a 2 or 4-year institution to pursue an education in public safety (specifically law enforcement or firefighting). Complete application (here) must be submitted to Ms. Hill in the counseling office before noon on Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Washington State Sustainable Forestry Scholarship - eligible students should be planning on pursuing an education in Forestry or Natural Resources at one of the following schools: UW-Seattle, WSU-Pullman, Green River Community College, Spokane Community College, Grays Harbor Community College or any SAF accredited Forestry or Natural Resources program. Applications are available here and must be submitted no later than Friday, April 2, 2021.

Olympic Peninsula Art Association Scholarship - Info Flyer  Parent Release Form  Olympic Peninsula Art Association offers scholarships each year to Clallam County High School Seniors in an effort to encourage students to continue their artistic studies in college, tech, or trade school. Art Portfolios may contain up to a maximum of 6 artworks. Digital photos or videos of original artwork must be uploaded and submitted for consideration with the online application (including Parent Release) by 10:00 pm Saturday, April 10, 2021.

Maytag Dependable Leader Scholarship - Eligible applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, must be from a low income family or be able to demonstrate financial need and be a current or former member of the Boys & Girls Club. Completed applications must be received by Boys & Girls Club by Friday, April 23, 2021. Applications (available here) can be submitted directly to Janet Gray by email at jgray@bgc-op.org or to Jeani Hill, Scholarship Coordinator at PAHS jhill@portangelesschools.org 

Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) Scholarship - eligible students must be applying to a Washington State community, vocational/technical college or university, must be planning a construction related field of study and must demonstrate a need for additional funding to complete their program. Completed application (here) must be submitted by Friday, May 14, 2021.

Clallam Promise ScholarshipThe Clallam Promise Scholarship is a need-based scholarship available to students attending Peninsula College who have graduated from any Clallam County high school (Cape Flattery, Clallam Bay, Crescent, Forks, Lincoln, Neah Bay, Port Angeles, Quileute Tribal School, and Sequim). Visit the Peninsula College website (here) to find out if you qualify for this scholarship

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 state, awarding approximately $500,000 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 by posting scholarship applications on this website. 

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, so we highly encourage students to visit the website of their intended college to see what scholarships they offer and should apply immediately upon acceptance to their college. 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.

Financial Aid Facts