• Scholarship Bulletin

    New Scholarships

    Check out the following website for dozens of odd scholarships you can apply for here.

    Flavorful Futures Scholarships

    Are you not afraid to be yourself? Be sparkling. Be smart. Be the future. Sparkling Ice is looking for fun and unique candidates for five (5) $5,000 scholarships.

    Candidate must:

    • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
    • Be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019.
    • Have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale (high school/home school seniors).

    DEADLINE: February 15, 2019

    Click here to apply.

    Columbia Basin Foundation Scholarships

    The following local scholarships will be available January 1, 2019 and can be accessed through www.columbiabasinfoundation.org. You must print them out and return the application with needed documentation. You need to apply to each one individually. They are accepting applications beginning January 1, 2019 and they must be RECEIVED by 5:00 PM on Thursday, February 28, 2019.  The top two are given only to OHS students.  A separate application needs to be sent for each scholarship applied for.

    • Jacksen O. Ashton Scholarship - have been in an OHS music program and pursuing music in college. 3.0 GPA ($500/4 years)
    • Othello Kiwanis Scholarship - 3 scholarships between $500 - $900
    • Vera Claussen Memorial "Wanapum Tribe" Scholarship - member of Wanapum Tribe - 2.0 GPA

    Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

    • 1,850 students will receive a $2,500 scholarship
    • Attending a Washington University
    • Pursuing one of the following eligible undergraduate porgrams of study:
      • Engineering (including, but not limited to: Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical)
      • Heath Care
      • Mathematics (including, but not limited to: Statistical and Applied)
      • Science (including, but not limited to: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Multi-Interdisciplinary Studies)
      • Technology (including, but not limited to: Computer, Information Science and Support Services)
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
    • Have submitted your 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    DEADLINE: February 28, 2019 5:00 p.m. PST

    Click here to apply.

    Association of Washington Cities and City of Othello Scholarship

    • Eligible to graduate from Othello High School, completed home school or receive a GED in Spring/Summer 2019.
    • Graduating student must live within the Othello City limits.
    • The 2019 graduate must plan to continue their education in the 2019-2020 academic year at an accredited college or trade school on a half-time or more basis.
    • Extra-Curricular Activities must include participation in community events and programs and/or school leadership activities and other community activities.

    The City will choose one application to compete in this state wide competition. 

    DEADLINE: March 1, 2019 - Return application to the OHS counseling office - NOT CITY HALL

    Pick up an application in the OHS counseling office or online here.

    Albert Lee Wright, Jr. Memorial Migrant Scholarship

    $3,000 Scholarship

    • Recent history of movement for agricultural employment.
    • Scholastic achievement.
    • Financial need.

    DEADLINE: Must be received by March 1, 2019 - no late entries will be accepted.

    Apply online here.

    Washington State School Retiree's Association (WSSRA) Scholarships

    Eight (8) WSSR-Foundation Scholarships - a one-time scholarship of $2,500 each and sixteen (16) Robert J. Handy Scholarships - $900 each for up to four years and one (1) Neil D. Prescott Scholarship - a one-time scholarship of $2,500.

    • Senior student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Student who wishes to have a career in the “field of education”.  The degree could be in one of these majors: teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, or psychologist.

    DEADLINE: March 1, 2019 - For an application to be considered it must be in the approved form, with directions followed precisely and mailed and postmarked by March 1, 2019.

    Applications are available one here. To access the forms, click on Forms & Files and then in the drop-down menu click on Scholarship Application. The forms must be filled out online, printed and mailed to the WSSRA District Representative for the student’s area.  The District Representative’s name and address will be displayed once the student has entered the zip code where requested for his/her school.

    The Grant County Cattlemen & Cattlewomen Scholarship

    5 Scholarships - $1,000 each

    • Must major in an Agricultural Field
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Active in school & community activities in your chosen field
    • These scholarships can be used at any accredited school of higher learning
    • The money will be available at the beginning of your sophomore year

    DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

    See Mrs. Garza in the counseling office for application.

    Washington Apple Education Foundation Scholarships

    if you or your family are involved in the apple industry either as a grower or laborer this is for you.  Seniors at OHS can apply for 13 different awards, with a variety of criteria and dollar amounts with only one application. 

    DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

    Click here to apply.

    Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest

    • Cash Prizes
    • This essay writing contest is for any teen in grades 9 through 12, in Washington State, who has been touched by cancer either through a personal diagnosis or that of a family member or friend. We want to hear your story! Have you survived cancer? Have you watched as a family member dealt with cancer? What was it like to watch someone your age go through cancer?
    • Dealing with cancer can unleash a storm of emotions, questions, and unexpected discoveries. We want to hear about your experience. We are looking for honest essays, with an authentic ability to move readers
    • Essay 500-2000 words

    DEADLINE: March 4, 2019

    Click here to apply. 

    Bailie Memorial Youth Ranch Scholarship

    Four $1,000 scholarships will be given to seniors graduating from the North Franklin and/or Othello School Districts.

    The following criteria will be used in the selection process:

    • Financial need
    • Academic achievement
    • Community involvement
    • Must be documented

    DEADLINE: March 8, 2019

    Pick up an application in Student Services.

    Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship

    The Kelly Foundation of Washington is pleased to offer the Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship. High school seniors in the state of Washington are eligible. Applicants will be judged on citizenship, academic achievement and financial need. Each award is worth $2,500 and winners will be notified in April. Last year over 500 applications were judged, and 48 scholarships were awarded.

    DEADLINE: March 10, 2019

    Click here to apply. 

    Mike Rowe Works Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship Program

    Scholarships are open for students entering approved trade programs in one of the following approved trade programs:  Automotive Technology, Aviation Technology, Carpentry, Commercial Driving, Construction, Diesel Technology, Electrical Technology, Farming & Agriculture, Fire Science & Technology, Heavy Equipment Operation, HVAC, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine Technology, Pipefitting, Plumbing, Welding.

    Applicants will have to:

    • Enroll in an approved program
    • Sign the S.W.E.A.T. pledge
    • Answer 3 questions
    • Write an essay
    • Send at least 2 references from bosses/teachers
    • Make a short video
    • Verify school costs
    • Provide high school/college transcript
    • Submit financial info

    DEADLINE: March 28, 2019

    To learn more click here

    Marsdon Scholarship

    Applications are evaluated in their totality, considering:

    • Promise of academic excellence, from grades, scores and/or other factors.
    • Potential for success and leadership as evidenced by involvemen in school, extracurricular and community activities, work and volunteer experience.
    • Academic goals.
    • Potential impact of the scholarship on realization of academic goals.

    DEADLINE: March 31, 2019

    Click here to view application.

    WIAA Smart Choices Scholarship

    $1,000 - $5,000 Scholarships

    Judging criteria: 35% athletic/activity excellence, 35% academic achievement, 15% leadership, 10% citizenship/community service, 5% originality and creativity of the essay or video submitted. Essay or video on: “How you plan to use your education to benefit others”.

    DEADLINE: April 1, 2019

    Click here to apply.

    AFSA (American Fire Sprinkler Association) Scholarship

    This is an easy one---based somewhat on luck.  Read an essay and answer questions to get into a drawing for 10 $2000 scholarships.

    DEADLINE: April 1, 2019

    Click here to apply.

    The Lendedu Scholarship

    • Must be a current high school senior or a full-time college student
    • Must be a U.S. citizen
    • Must be earning a minimum of 2.5 GPA in high school or college

    DEADLINE: April 16, 2019

    Click here to apply. 

    Student-View Scholarship Program

    The 2019 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. The program includes:

    • One $4,000 scholarship
    • Two $1,000 scholarships
    • Ten $500 scholarships

    It's quick and easy to apply:

    • No minimum SAT/ACT score or grade point average
    • No essay required
    • No lengthy application forms
    • No application fees

    Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.  

    The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all complete applications.  The scholarship winner will be announced in May, 2019.

    DEADLINE: April 22, 2019

    Point Pest Control Scholarship

    • Based primarily on need, but does not exclude academic standards
    • 3.0 GPA
    • Transcript, letters of recommendation, resume, and scholarship application
    • Must submit a FAFSA student aid report

    DEADLINE: April 29, 2019

    Click here to apply.

    ACF Visionary Scholarship Program

    • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
    • Must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.
    • Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels may apply.
    • Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 each; with multiple winners to be selected

    DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

    Click here to apply.

    Alert Magazine 

    Win a $500 Scholarship!

    DRUG & ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION -  Write a 600-1000 word essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse, how it was dealt with, and, in your opinion, what was right or wrong about the way the incident or problem was handled.  Criteria for the winning essay are the same as an essay written for a high school English class, i.e.: thought content, thesis statement, supporting argument, grammar, punctuation, etc.


    Click here to learn more.

    The Wash Board

    TheWashBoard.org is a free, web-based scholarship clearinghouse that matches Washington scholarship seekers with Washington scholarship providers.  TheWashBoard.org makes scholarship searching simple. In one stop, college students search and apply for multiple scholarships specific to their academic interests, college or university, or by other criteria. You can receive hundreds of scholarships tailored just for you by registering at this website.  You can also apply for some by just finishing the registration and downloading your letters of reference and transcript. Well worth your time and effort to do this.

    EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program

    20 awards of $2,500 will be granted to eligible applicants pursuing an HVAC Associate’s Degree, Certificate, or Diploma at an accredited community college, technical/vocational school, or other approved technical institute during the 2019-2020 academic year.

    To qualify, applicants should:

    • Intend to enroll or be currently enrolled in an HVAC technical program at an accredited institution for the entire 2019-2020 academic year
    • Be US Citizens, US Nationals, and/or US Permanent Residents based on the guidelines utilized by the US Department of Education Federal Financial Aid eligibility
    • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
    • Pursue an Associate’s Degree, Certificate, or Diploma in an HVAC technical program
    • Explain what inspired them to choose an HVAC technical education and their plans upon graduating

    To learn more click here.