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Teacher Shortage Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Be accepted into, and maintain enrollment in, a PESB-approved teacher preparation program leading to an initial teacher certificate (generally the applicant will be enrolled as a junior or senior in undergraduate studies or graduate school.)
  • Intend to pursue an initial teacher certificate with an endorsement in a shortage area.
  • Must file the current FAFSA or WASFA.
  • Must have unmet financial need.

How to Apply:

Further submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s form below.

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship- Baccalaureate Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • RESIDENCY
    • Be a Washington state resident as defined by state Legislature (RCW 28B.15.012).
    • Earn a high school diploma or GED from a Washington state institution by June of the year of application.
  • FINANCIAL NEED
  • ACADEMIC RECORD
    • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) as of application date of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale), demonstrated on either a current college or high school transcript; OR
    • A passing GED score, demonstrated on an official score report.
  • ENROLLMENT PLAN
    • Plan to pursue an eligible science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care major as defined on the eligible majors list.
    • Plan to enroll at an eligible Washington state institution for the fall term following selection as defined on the list of eligible college and universities.
    • Plan to enroll at least half-time (six or more credits) every term. Scholars are not expected to enroll in nor does WSOS fund summer term.
  • PREVIOUS EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
    • Do not yet have a bachelor’s degree.
    • Applicant must currently be a:
      • High school senior or graduate (high school equivalency)
      • College freshman or college sophomore. If the applicant has completed any college terms or college credits post high-school, they must meet either the maximum term OR maximum credit requirement stated below:
        1. Maximum Terms Completed: The applicant must have completed no more than six quarters or four semesters of college at the end of the current academic year; OR
        2. Maximum Credits Earned: The applicant must have earned no more than 90 quarter or 60 semester credits at the end of the current academic year
      • If you are still unsure, we recommend on using this credit/term eligibility flowchart to determine if you are eligible to apply.

Application Process

Interested applicants must complete the entire application process. Applicants must:

  1. Complete all application sections via the Scholarship Application Portal and click “Submit” by the application deadline.
  2. Mail a copy of your transcript or GED scores to WSOS c/o Baccalaureate Scholarship at this address: 1414 31st Ave S., Suite 302, Seattle, WA 98144.
  3. Submit the FAFSA or WASFA for the relevant academic year by the deadline on the application timeline.

The application will require approximately 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Applicants may start the application, save progress and return to complete it later up until the application deadline. Applicants should know what college they expect to attend and what major they intend to complete before beginning their application.

 

Further submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

STEM Lights Me Up Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Must be a full-time or part-time student at an accredited University or be a high school student during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Must be or planning to be majoring in a STEM field.

How to Apply:

  • Write a 1,000 word essay of the following question:
    • “What lights you up about STEM?”
  • Then make sure to visit the scholarship website and fill out the online application.

NSHSS STEM Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Open to students studying in a STEM field, including computer science
  • Underrepresented minority background
  • High School senior
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrates a desire in any area of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics are eligible

More Details

All applications must be submitted by April 1, 2018.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application.

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program

Eligibility

  • Must be 18 years of age or older as of Aug. 2, 2019 and enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. college or university for the fall 2019 semester.
  • Must have declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or related life science field
  • Graduate students must have a cumulative graduate GPA of minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and have received a cumulative undergraduate GPA of minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Undergraduate Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors must have a cumulative college GPA of minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Undergraduate Freshmen must have a cumulative high school GPA of minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

More Details

All applications must be submitted by May 20, 2019.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.