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Private Outside Scholarships

Private outside scholarships are a great way to help you with your college expenses. We strongly encourage all students to research and apply for these scholarships. The following resources are meant to provide you with a starting place in your search for private scholarships.

McMillen Foundation Art Scholarships
Talent scholarship awards up to $25,000 per year for visual arts majors. Application deadline is May 9.

PeopleSmart Scholarship Contest
An essay contest on the subject of privacy in the 21st century and what it means to the current generation of high school seniors. The contest winner will receive $2,500 and his or her essay will be published on the PeopleSmart website and blog. Submissions are being accepted until April 30th, 2014.

Goedeker's Book Scholarship
Write an essay about why attending college and your field of study are important to you. Essay will be judged based on originality, creativity, organization of thought, spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Grand prize is a $500 scholarship. Two $100 scholarships will be awarded to honorable mention entries. Any student that is enrolled in an accredited college is eligible to participate. This includes graduate students.

Kaplan Group Business Scholarship
The Kaplan Group is offer­ing a $1,000 schol­ar­ship to any under­grad­u­ate or grad­u­ate stu­dent pur­su­ing a busi­ness or law-oriented degree program. An essay is required.

Beta Theta Pi
Beta Theta Pi is offering $1,000 in scholarships designated for non-Greek sophomores, juniors, and seniors at the University of Puget Sound. The scholarship is designed to reward individuals who demonstrate devotion to academic achievement, campus involvement, and a commitment to making the university and the community better places to live. Application deadline is October 1, 2013.

Independent Colleges of Washington (ICW)
Thanks to the generous contributions of donors, ICW is able to provide scholarships to students attending independent member colleges. Some of the scholarships are focused on major, others on community service or place of residence.

Leadership 1000 Scholarship
Funded by individuals, foundations and businesses that provide opportunities to Washington State residents who demonstrate financial need.

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
Washington State residents who demonstrate financial need and plan to earn thier bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health care.

theWashBoard.org
Make scholarship searching simple by creating a profile that will match you with a number of scholarships for which you are most likely to qualify. Applying online is easy. There are over 200 scholarship providers offering more than $46 million to be matched with scholarship seekers.

ScholarshipExperts.com
Simplifies the scholarship search process in helping students find scholarships to pay for college and grad school. Provides a time-saving, customized list of free scholarships that match your hobbies, interests and academic background. Get unlimited access to a scholarship database of 2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 billion.

Fastweb
Matches the information in your completed profile to scholarships from a database of over 1.5 million scholarships worth over $3.4 billion.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
Students intending to major in engineering, technology, design or business, and have an interest in the automotive industry.