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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.

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

Fred G. Zahn Scholarship Cover Letter
Eligible students must have graduated from a Washington State high school, have resided in Washington for at least 6 months, and demonstrate financial need. Bank of America, N.A., serves as Trustee.

Ten $1,500 scholarship awards will be given out for 2020-2021. Application period is 1/15/2020 to 3/15/2020: Fred G. Zahn Application

 Greater Seattle Business Association Scholarship Fund
GSBA awards educational scholarships to LGBTQ and straight-ally students who are committed to making a difference in the world. Their scholarships range up to $13,000 annually and are meant to provide significant support for student's educational goals.

Horatio Alger Association -  Honeywell Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Honeywell Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students who are pursuing degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).

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.

Phi Beta Kappa Public Service Scholarship
The Key into Public Service program awards 20 $5,000 undergraduate scholarships for liberal arts graduates pursuing rewarding careers in public service. The Society invites applications from students majoring in arts, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences or social sciences with a GPA of 3.5 or higher who expect to graduate in between Fall of 2021 and Spring of 2023. Phi Beta Kappa membership is not required to apply. U.S. citizenship is also not required. The scholarship application will close January 15th, 2021.

Scholarship America
Since it was founded in 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $4 billion to more than 2.4 million students under the guidance of its nonprofit mission “to mobilize America through scholarships and other educational support to make post-secondary success possible for all.”
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.

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 are eligible to apply.

Washington Women in Need
Washington state female residents who meet financial criteria are eligible to apply for a $5,000 education grant.
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.

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation
The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation is a national foundation based in Nashville, Tennessee. UMHEF provides scholarship aid for United Methodist students attending the over 100 United Methodist-related institutions.