Local Scholarships Provided by Goingmerry
IMPORTANT! Most scholarships require letters of recommendation. Complete this Letter of Recommendation form for your recommenders - it's a fillable PDF, which makes it easier to complete and email to your recommenders!
Tip! Browse monthly scholarships in advance, as many are open now and are available for application far in advance of their due date!
To view scholarship opportunities in different languages, open the file, select "Tools" then "Translate Document" and choose your language!
Scholarship Search Engines
There are thousands of scholarships available to help fund your education. Students create an account on any of these Scholarship Search Engines to find a wide variety of opportunities:
Here's a scholarship search handout detailing what to expect when you visit some of the sites noted above.See The Ultimate Guide to Landing a Scholarship sponsored by Coupon Code - it is filled with great information about scholarship searches, types of scholarships, and financial aid.The 10 Best Scholarship Search platform, Best Scholarship Search and Honest Product Reviews websites have links to the above Search Engines, and many more.
- CSS Profile (a College Board search engine - costs may apply!)
- Going Merry
- Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
- Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students
- En Espaniol - Becas Universtarias para Estudiantes Hispanos y Latinos
- Scholarships for LGBTQ Students
- Scholarships for Minority Students
- Scholarship Bee
- Scholarship Guidance Newsletter
- Scholarship Resource Guide
- Sig Ep Balanced Man Scholarship Search Engine
- Smart Scholar
- Student Scholarships
- Weird Scholarships
Some scholarship search engines may ask you to pay - you should never pay for a scholarship search!
You always want to make sure you actually meet the requirements of a scholarship. Even though the search engine states that you meet a requirement for a scholarship, it might not always be the case.
Example: You say you are a high school senior but it does not specifically ask you what high school. Every high school senior in Washboard will be told they qualify for the "Auburn High School" scholarship. However, the scholarship is only for seniors who are attending and graduate from Auburn High School.
If you are a First-Generation college student (neither of your parents have earned a bachelor's degree!), and are interested in going to an Ivy League college, check out Quest Bridge, a website that helps First-Gen students achieve their dream of attending a major university at reduced tuition!
Scholarships from Microsoft:
Supports the continued growth and development of Black employees and encouraging students to pursue a career in technology.
HOLA is dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of Hispanic and Latinx tech professionals and encouraging students to pursue a career in technology.
Delivers on the mission of the Microsoft cross disability employee resource group to empower and enable people with disabilities.
Seeks to empower and enable high school women and non-binary people to go to college, realize the impact technology has on the world, and target a career in the technology industry.
Provides students with mentors and role models in the IT sector.
The Imagine Cup, Microsoft’s marquee student developer competition, requires students to leverage Azure in their solution to address the world's most pressing problems in the Earth, Education, Health, and Lifestyle categories. Participants harness Microsoft Learn to skill up, prepare their solutions, and build them with Azure for Students and GitHub.
The Imagine Cup is full of opportunities to gain new skills, access exclusive training, unlock mentorship opportunities, and have a chance to win great prizes and make a difference in the world. The current opportunity is for this worldwide competition teams from each region (Americas, Asia, EMEA) will be invited to the World Finals, including National Finals winners. The World Championship will occur via live stream to build broader awareness and participation. This competition is open to students in grade 10 to college. Applications will be open from Oct- Jan and the scholarship will be awarded on May 26, 2023.
In honor of Paramount's upcoming movie, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, Microsoft MakeCode is releasing a FREE entry-level coding tutorial where students will learn to make their own text-based adventure game. No previous experience is needed for the students or teachers.
The Orting School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Debi Christensen, Title IX Coordinator & Civil Rights Coordinator, 360-893-6500 x243, christensend@orting. wednet.edu; Chris Willis, Section 504 Coordinator, 360-893-6500 x233 email@example.com, 121 Whitesell Street NE, Orting, WA 98360.