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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.

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 their 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.

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

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.