Scholarship are gifts.  They don’t need to be repaid.  Students are encouraged to apply for national, state, regional and community scholarships.  There are thousands of them, offered by colleges, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, ethnic groups, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.  Scholarships are awarded based on merit, ethnic background, community service, leadership, school activities and personal interests.  Colleges often offer scholarship money.  Check out the financial aid office from the colleges you are applying to.  Make sure you talk to college representatives, admission counselors and specific departments in the college (e.g. music, biology departments).  Sometimes the application for scholarships may be different from the admission applications.  

Lynden Scholarship Foundation due April 15, 2024

Whatcom County Cattlemen due April 15, 2024

Clarence and Cornelia Ludden Memorial due April 15, 2024

Carmen Denson Foundation due April 15, 2024

Sea Mar Farmworker due April 15, 2024

Lantino/a Educational Achievement Project due April 15, 2024

Mt. Baker Rotary due April 15, 2024 fillable application is on-line their website

John Fassett Memorial due April 19, 2024

Northwest Washington Fair Foundation due April 19, 2024

New Car and Truck Dealers Bright Future due April 26, 2024

Print and Graphics-Student Design Contest due April 26, 2024

Building Industry Association of Whatcom County due April 26, 2024

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 191 due April 28, 2024

Royal Brougham Foundation due April 30, 2024

Lynden/Ferndale Masonic due noon on April 30, 2024

Lynden FFA due May 1, 2024

Pureland Supply Skilled Trades due May 1, 2024

Dairy Strong due May 1, 2024

Washington State Sheep Producers due May 1, 2024

Print and Graphics due May 1, 2024

Edmund Maxwell due May 10, 2024

Careers in Agriculture due May 12, 2024

Washington Art Education Association due May 15, 2024

Carlene’s Education due May 15, 2023

The Stephen Bufton Memorial -First Responder due May 15, 2024

TransOcean Products due May 17, 2024

Lois Jean Roberts Memorial Nursing due May 20, 2024

Matt Herzog Memorial due May 24, 2024

Ann Gallagher Memorial due May 24, 2024

HVAC Hero due May 31, 2024

R.H. Thomson Memorial due May 31, 2024

American College Fund due May 31, 2024

Abbott and Fenner Business due June 10, 2024

2024 GoFoodservice due June 15, 2024

BigSun Athletics due June 19, 2024

Rick Pankow Foundation due various times throughout the year

Skagit Community Foundation–many scholarships and various due dates

College Bound Scholarship

The College Bound Scholarship is an early commitment of state financial aid to cover tuition at public rates, some fees, and a small book allowance at over 65 eligible Washington post secondary institutions. The application is a two-step process. Typically, eligible students in 7th or 8th grade must begin an application by June 30 of their 8th grade year and complete it by August 31.   To receive the scholarship, high school students must fulfill program pledge requirements and meet residency and income requirements. Students must enroll within one year of high school graduation.  Click Here to Learn More

Washboard is committed to increasing access to scholarships and financial aid for Washington students. Launched in 2010, it is simple and free matching website for Washington students. Last year, nearly $12 million in scholarships were listed on This is a one application many scholarship site.  Click Here to Learn More


Our school is committed to providing our students with the best possible access to resources to pursue higher education. Because of this, we’re partnering with RaiseMe so that your students can start earning scholarship money for college starting as early as the 9th grade. RaiseMe currently partners with over 300 colleges around the country. Any high school student can earn scholarships for their good grades, their involvement in sport and clubs, and their community service hours. Signing up for RaiseMe is green and takes less than half an hour and could have a pay-out of tens of thousands in scholarship dollars for your child’s college education.  Click here to learn more

American Indian Endowed Scholarship

The American Indian Endowed Scholarship program provides educational scholarships on a competitive basis to high-achieving, low income resident students who have close social and cultural ties to an American Indian tribe or community within the state. Recipients demonstrate academic merit and a commitment to serve the American Indian communities in Washington. Click here to learn more

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