Career Center Phone
The Career Center offers many services for R. A. Long High School students and their parents. We specialize in the following opportunities for our students.
- Thewashboard.org – A one stop site for Washington state scholarships
- FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- NCAA Eligibility Center – Students who plan to participate in Division I or II athletics
- Lower Columbia College
- CheckOutACollege.com – Resource for community and technical colleges in Washington
- High Five Scholarships – The High Five Scholarships website is now live with the largest collection of scholarships ever assembled. It is available to everyone free of charge
- SAT/ACT info – Some frequently asked questions and web links
- WIAA/Washington Dairy Farmers/Les Schwab Smart Choices Scholarship Program
News from the Career Center
(Updated as info is received)
|AES Engineering||Deadline Is Approaching!|
Visit: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm to learn more.
|Horatio Alger Association||If integrity, determination, and courage describe you-you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar. This scholarship rewards student who possess the character to succeed in life.|
*Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States with plans to enter college no later than Fall semester following education.
*Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the U. S.
*Demonstrate critical financial need($55,000) or lower adjusted gross family income.
*Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities.
*Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
*Minimum G.P.A. of 2.0
*Be a United State Citizen
Apply at: scholars.horatioalger.org
|Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship||The Elks National Foundation (ENF) has kicked off the 2020 scholarship year. Here are the details!|
Most Valuable Student (MVS) Contest:
The 2020 MVS application is now open. Applications can be found online at enf.elks.org/MVS. The application deadline is November 5, 2019.
Legacy Awards – The Legacy Awards program begins on September 1st. Legacy Awards provide $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. The ENF offers a total of 300 national awards. Like the MVS contest, the Legacy Awards application is entirely online. The application deadline is January 31, 2020 at 11:59 a.m., Central Time. Please visit enf.elks.org/Leg for more details and the application link.
|Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship||2019-2020 KPNW Health Care Career Scholarship Updates|
We are pleased to announce the twelfth year of the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship Program! A link to the online application and additional resources such as a scholarship presentation for you to share with students can be found at //kp.org/kpnwscholarship. Packets are on the way but in the meantime I wanted to share several exciting new program changes .
In the past we awarded $2,000, $5,000 and $10,000 scholarships. This year we are only awarding $5,000 and $10,000 scholarships! In addition, instead of one scholarship to an eligible student at each school, recipients will be selected from a general pool of applicants.
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 13, 2019, 5 p.m. Pacific time. Application registration will close on December 6 at 5 p.m. Pacific time, one week ahead of the submission deadline, to encourage applicants to allow appropriate time for task completion.
|Registration Closes: 12/09/2019
Application Deadline: 12/13/2019
|The BigRentz Trade School Scholarship||Introduction:|
There is a widening skills gap, yet high demand for highly-skilled and well-trained workers among various trades. However, a recent BigRentz survey revealed there is an inaccurate view of trade schools and the earning potential of a skilled trade.
As an advocate of vocational education and to promote the advantages of a skilled trade, BigRentz is pleased to offer $10,000 in scholarships to students pursuing a career in skilled trades.
BigRentz will award $5,000 to two students to help cover educational expenses for a student currently pursuing (or who is planning to pursue) vocational training. Below you will learn how to enter the contest as well as the scholarship rules.
All essays must be received by December 9,2019 deadline by 11:59 PM EDT. Essays received after this date will not be considered.
The winner will be announced on December 16th, 2019.
• Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
• Currently be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a skilled trade requiring admission to a trade school.
• You may be a senior in high school, an undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate student to be eligible.
• Each student may write each essay topic once. Multiple entries for the same essay topic will be disregarded.
• All essays must be unique. Plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.
• Employees of BigRentz and their immediate family are not eligible.
• All entries belong to BigRentz. BigRentz will have the exclusive right to republish any winning submission along with the name of the author.
• The winner is solely responsible for any federal, states, or local taxes.
• All prizes are paid in USD.
11:59 PM EDT
|WSECU Scholarship||Now accepting applications for the 2020 Fall Semester for the following scholarships:|
Four-year college or graduate school:$2,500
Two-year college of vocational school: $1,500
Here is how it works:
*You must be a WSECU member. If you aren't you can join at wsecu.org
*You'll need to be enrolled full-time and use the scholarship for the fall 2020 semester.
*If you're selected as a recipient, you can use the scholarship for nearly any type of post-secondary education.
*The degree that you are pursuing must be your first one-e.g., first bachelor's degree or first masters degree.
*Recipients will be announced in the spring of 2020.
Apply online at wsecu.org The deadline is Feb. 10th, 2020.
|Washington State School Retirees Scholarship||The Washington State School Retirees' Association invites senior students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher to apply for the scholarships listed above. Their degree could be one of these majors: teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupation therapist, or psychologist. |
The scholarship application is available at www.wssra.org. Click on Forms & Files and then in the drop down menu click on Scholarship Application.
They must be filled out, mailed and postmarked by March 1st, 2020.
|The Kelly Foundation 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. To apply, visit. http://kellyfoundationwashington.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Official-Ewing-C-Kelly-Scholarship-Application-10-03-2019.pdf||03/10/2020|
|Altrusa International||Preference will be given to applicants whose annual family income is below $80,000.|
Send a letter of acceptance of the scholarship as directed. Scholarship Amount: $1,400.00. May be renewed for up to three additional consecutive years upon application and successful academic progress as defined by Altrusa International of Longview-Kelso. See award letter for details. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Funds will not be forwarded to Lower Columbia College until the committee has received your acceptance of this scholarship. Pick up applications in the Career Center or Check your Google Classroom Senior page.
|Altrusa International for Technical Education Students at Lower Columbia College||This scholarship is for students enrolling at Lower Columbia College during the 2018-2019 school year in a two-year technical program in the trades, manufacturing or industrial fields. Students who plan to work in the Cowlitz County area after program completion are ideal applicants for this scholarship.|
Preference will be given to applicants whose annual family income is below $80,000. Scholarship Amount: $1,000.00. Follow up with Altrusa – send a letter of acceptance for the scholarship and quarterly grade reports. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Pick up applications in the Career Center or Check your Google Classroom Senior page.
|Altrusa Jane Kalahan Smith Scholarship||Female student who has attended Lower Columbia College. Student must have a genuine interest in a science field and have applied to further her education at a four year college or university. Follow up with Altrusa – send a letter of acceptance for the scholarship and quarterly grade reports. Amount: $1,000.00. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Pick up applications in the Career Center or Check your Google Classroom Senior page.||03/20/2020|
|Beta Sigma Phi Health Field Scholarship||The Longview/Kelso Beta Sigma Phi Sorority is providing a $250.00 scholarship to a resident of Cowlitz, Lewis, Wahkiakum and Columbia counties who is pursuing an education in a health field. Applicants must show a financial need and sincerity of intent to reach their health field goal to be considered. Non-residents may apply.|
Ours is a Memorial Scholarship given in honor of Maudine Tatham and all our deceased members and is offered yearly. A student awarded the scholarship in a current year may also apply for one additional year.
Only complete applications with copies of official transcripts, two letters of recommendation and applicant’s essay explaining why he/she is interested in the health field will be considered. All applications must be received no later than March 23, 2020.
Hard copies are available in the Career Center.
|Community Foundation for Southwest Washington||Scholarship Applications Now Open|
Community Foundation aims to increase access
The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington is excited to announce another year of impactful scholarships. With 66 distinct funds dedicated to supporting aspiring students, there are opportunities for a wide variety of academic tracks. Start exploring the opportunities today, and connect with our supportive staff to navigate the application process and requirements.
|Kelso/Longview Chamber of Commerce Scholarship||Vocational School,Technical School,Trades or College/University|
Students seeking any type of post secondary
education can apply for the Maria Harris
Scholarship or the Lower Columbia Professionals
Application Deadline is March 31, 2020
For more information and to register please go to
|TwinStar Community Foundation Scholarship||TwinStar Community Foundation is awarding 15 scholarships, each for $2,000.|
* Applicant must be a member in good standing with TwinStar Credit Union. (you can open an account and become a member)
* Application must be submitted with a copy of the applicant's transcript(unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
* Completed applications must be submitted to TwinStar Credit Union no later than March 31st, 2020.
A few copies are available in the Career Center but you can also download it at: www.TwinStarCU.com
|Red Canoe Credit Union Scholarship||Red Canoe Credit Union is offering educational scholarships for the school year 2020-2021. Seven scholarships will be awarded, one in the amount of $5,000.00 and six in the amount of $3,000.|
Apply online at: https://www.redcanoecu.com/community-giving/scholarship-program/
|03/31/2020 at 5pm|
|Fibre Federal Credit Union||Scholarships are awarded based on: |
• Quality/Completeness of Scholarship Application
• Financial Planning/Need
• Academic Standing
• Extra-Curricular Activities
• In addition to the criteria listed above, the Jim Stacie Memorial Scholarship is awarded based on leadership qualities. Scholarship Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Applications can be submitted by:
• Drop off at any convenient branch location;
• Mail to: Fibre Federal Credit Union ATTN: Scholarship Committee PO Box 1234 Longview, WA 98632
or Fax to (360) 414-4202; or, Scan/Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Or apply Online
Scholarships will be awarded by April 30, 2020.
|R.A. Long Scholarship||The R.A. Long Scholarship awards numerous scholarships. Only one application is required to apply. Selection criteria is based academics, activities, honors, service, demonstration of character/leadership, and quality of application. By applying for this scholarship, you will be eligible for the following: The Natt Brothers, Larry and Veryl Anderson, RAL Classes of '51, '52, '54, '56, '57, '58, '59 and Susan J. Miller Class of '68. The Dennis Dietz scholarship,(chosen by the committee, no application necessary) The Judith Feusner-Hogan Scholarship, The Roxy Robbins-McNelly Memorial Scholarship, The Danny L. Evans Scholarship which is two scholarships. (One specifically for an AVID student & one for a student attending a technical or trade school) and The Rollie Johnson Scholarship. Apply online using the code listed below. |
Beginning with the Graduation Class of 2018 and beyond, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 classes at R. A. Long High School in both their junior and senior years to be eligible for R.A. Long Foundation Scholarships.
his application plus the four attachments (letter*, activity resume, unofficial transcript and picture) need to be completed for all scholarships screened by the R. A. Long Scholarship Committee.
The four attachments need to be uploaded to your application prior to submission. Please make sure that all attachments are uploaded together and not separately.
The due date is April 3rd by 5:00 p.m.
This is the code to the R.A. Long Scholarship Classroom.
|Longview Police Benefit Association||The Longview Police Benefit Association will be rewarding a $500 scholarship to one graduating senior from each of the Longview High Schools. The recipient is chosen based on the improvement of their grade point average since their freshman year, community involvement and need for financial help.||04/10/2020 3pm|
|Bergquist Scholarship for Future Educators||Awards scholarships to college-bound high school seniors based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and the express interest in pursuing a career in education and/or related fields such as, but not limited to, teaching, school counseling, speech-language educators, and technology/media specialist in education. Students must be graduating high school seniors from R.A. Long High School, Longview, WA. The students must intend to continue their education at a two or four-year college or university. Consideration will be given to academic achievement, financial need and the students’ community service record. Applications are available on the Senior Google Classroom page.||04/12/2020|
|Longview-Kelso Early Bird Lions Club Scholarships||Doug O’Connor family will award two $1500.00 scholarships and the Lions club will award a $1000.00|
Scholarship will be awarded to a senior in financial need that shows necessary promise for finishing a degree at a two or four year college/university or trade school. The award is not based on GPA and is open to any area of study. Applicants must supply one letter of recommendation and a copy of their high school transcript. Applications available in the Career Center and on the Senior Google Classroom.
|Delta Kappa Gamma Society International||Applicant must live in Cowlitz County and a female majoring in education. Applicant must attend a four-year college/university or a community college, the grant-in-aid will be awarded on the basis of financial need, academic performance, school and community activities, and service, and the grant must be used within a year of being awarded. Application available in the R.A. Long Career Center or the Senior Google Classroom page.||04/15/2020|
- Pursuit of a degree at a Washington State College or University The following items must be attached to this application:
- This Application Form
- Transcripts from any high schools or colleges you have attended
- Letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or community leader (Maximum 2 letters)
- Academic Resume including activities, awards, leadership and community service
- Personal statement (500 words or less) regarding academic goals, future plans, financial need
Due April, 17th 2020
|Washington Pointe Pest Control Scholarship||For this scholarship, do something good for someone else and include a note telling them to pass it on. Bonus points are awarded for including pictures. We want to hear what good deed you did to help your community. After you have finished your good deed, pass along this scholarship to as many friends as you can. For every submission we get that says you referred/told them about this scholarship, you get bonus points. (Feel free to post the scholarship on your Facebook page to spread the word.) Once your good deed is finished and you have told all of your friends about this scholarship, play the Pointe Pest Control game and take a screenshot of your highest score. Bonus points are added to your application for playing the game.|
Applications for the scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or college freshman from the state of Washington. This scholarship is a one-time scholarship worth $750.
It will be awarded May 30, 2020. Apply online: https://pointepest.com/washington-scholarship-application/ - a link is also available on the Senior Google Classroom.
LATE and INCOMPLETE applications WILL NOT be accepted.
|Alice Robertson Scholarship for Key Club Members||This $1000 scholarship honors former Kiwanis Lt. Governor Alice B. Robertson. Robertson spent many hours developing Kiwanis clubs and Key Clubs throughout SW Washington/Oregon before her passing in 2010. This scholarship is primarily based on Key Club membership, service and dedication to the Kiwanis Key Club at R.A. Long High School. Kiwanis Key Clubs focus on assisting the Kiwanis of Kelso Longview meet their community and international related volunteer service goals. Additionally, scholarship applicants are awarded points for personal community service, school activities and academic standing. |
Applications available in the Career Center and on the Senior Google Classroom.
|Earl J. Reed||This $1500 scholarship is based upon Community Service. A secondary consideration will be academic standing. Applications are in the Career Center and on the Senior Google Classroom page. Applications available in the Career Center and on the Senior Google Classroom.||04/30/2020|
|American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship||Applications available on the Senior Google Classroom page.|
PLEASE INCLUDE WITH APPLICATION: • Essay stating goals and objectives for your future. • Any impact your veteran sponsor has made on your life should be referenced in the essay.
Due May 1st, 2020
|Clatskanie Cruisers Memorial Car Club Scholarship||Clatskanie Cruisers Car Club is again offering scholarships for 2020. We have increased the scholarship amount from $500 to up to $1000 scholarships for 2020. Applications available on the Senior Google Classroom page and hard copies are in the Career Center.|
Your completed application and an up-to-date high school transcript and SAT scores, if needed for admittance to your college, must be postmarked May 1, 2020. Mail application and transcript to Clatskanie Cruisers Car Club Scholarship Committee, PO Box 41, Clatskanie, OR 97016. Questions: call 503-338-1844
|Cowlitz Valley Runners Club||The Cowlitz Valley Runners club will be awarding two $500 scholarships to class of 2020 high school seniors in Cowlitz County. Applicants must have participated in track and/or cross country on a high school team for at least three years. Applicants will be considered based on character, academic achievement, service and athletic accomplishment.|
Please pass this on to other coaches / potential applicants. The application deadline is May 1st, 2020.
The application form is attached and will soon be on our website at cowlitzvalleyrunners.com. **Please submit completed forms to email@example.com
|Longview Eagles Auxiliary Scholarship||A $500 scholarship will be awarded to two graduating seniors from Mark Morris or R.A. Long High schools. |
Applications available in the Career Center.
Due date is May 1, 2020.
|LCAA Scholarship||The Lower Columbia Contractors Association will be awarding scholarship grants to college or vocational/technical|
school-bound students, who currently intend to pursue studies leading to a career in the building industry, such as:
Engineering, Architecture, Drafting, Industrial Design, Carpentry, Electrician, Plumbing, Construction Management.
Applications available at: 20Scholarship%20Application%20Form.pdf
Due May 14th.
|BIAW Education Program Scholarship||The Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) is the voice of the housing industry in Washington with nearly 8,000 member companies, employing over 200,000 workers, making BIAW the largest trade association in the state.|
Who Should Apply?
- Washington state residents only
- Students who will be applying to any Washington state accredited community, vocational/technical college, or university
- Students who can demonstrate a need for additional funding to complete their programs in a construction industry-related field of study.
Distribution of Scholarships BIAW will award:
- $30,000 in scholarship awards to students and programs supporting construction industry-related fields.
- Scholarship awards are for the 2020-2021 academic school year. Applicants may reapply for scholarship awards in subsequent years.
Application Deadline and Notification
All application packets must be postmarked by May 15, 2020. The selection committee will make its decision in early June. Scholarship award recipients will be contacted via mail by June 30, 2020. All applicants will be mailed notice of their final status.
See the Career Center to pick up an application.
|BIAW’s Education Program Funding Grant||The Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) is the voice of the housing industry in Washington with nearly 8,000 member companies, employing over 200,000 workers, making BIAW the largest trade association in the state.|
Who Should Apply?
- Organizations requesting funding for programs in a construction industry-related field of
study (including but not limited to: construction career training, continuing education,
apprenticeship programs, skills assessment programs).
Funding Grant Deadline and Notification All applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2020. The selection committee will make its decision in June. Funding grant recipients will be contacted via mail by June 30, 2020. All applicants will be mailed notice of their final status.
Distribution of Funding Grants
BIAW will award:
- Funding grants to programs supporting construction industry-related field of study
(including but not limited to: construction career training, continuing education,
apprenticeship programs, skills assessment programs)
- Funding grants are for the 2020-2021 academic school
See the Career Center to pick up an application.
|Premier Law Group Scholarship||This scholarship is worth $1,000 and we are asking your students to create an infographic or vlog on the topic of distracted driving.|
You can find more information on our website, https://plg-pllc.com/distracted-driving-scholarship/.
|BigSun Scholarship||The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.|
Deadline - June 19, 2020
Amount of Award - $500.00
The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.
Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.
|Washington State Department of Transportation||Washington State Department of Transportation, Office of Equal Opportunity’s On the Job Training Support Services has a generous amount of scholarship funds available to students receiving education and training related to careers in Highway Construction.|
Apply at: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/EqualOpportunity/scholarship.htm?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Scholarship funds are available until funds are expended—it is in a student’s best interest to apply early, and as soon as possible. WSDOT's On-the-Job Training Support Services Program (OJT/SS) provides pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship scholarship opportunities, to women, minorities, and other disadvantaged individuals in the federal-aid highway construction workforce.
• Cement Masons
• Truck Drivers
• Iron Workers
• Heavy Equipment Operators or mechanics
• Pile Drivers
• Other trades related to highway construction
These funds may be used for tuition, books and supplies, and are distributed to the training provider for the student’s education and training. Scholarship awards can be up to $4000.
|AISC David B. Ratterman Fast Start Scholarships||The AISC Education Foundation sponsors scholarship programs to assist qualified students, and to encourage creativity, interest and proficiency in the fabricated structural steel construction industry. For the eighth straight year, AISC is proud to announce the David B. Ratterman Fast Start Scholarship Program, which provides special consideration to the college-age children of our industry's hardworking families. Soon, a notice of AISC's scholarship program designed specifically for AISC Member Company employees and their families will be sent by mail to our primary contact at your company.|
Eligibility is open to AISC Full Member Company employees whose college-age children attend or plan to attend two-year community and technical colleges, or 4-year universities. All students, regardless of school choice, must be in their freshman or sophomore year of study during the 2019-20 academic year. Students may major in any area of study.
For more information about this and other AISC Scholarship programs, visit www.aisc.org/scholarships.
|AXA Achievement Scholarship||$1.4 million awarded, xcholarships in the amount of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000, a winner in every state, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and in every local community where AXA has a presence. Visit https://www.scholarsapply.org/axa-achievement/ to apply. ||12/14/2018 or until 10,000 applications are received.|
|Washington State Opportunity Scholarship||The 2019 Washington State Opportunity Scholarship is now open! The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) prepares and launches Washington students into the careers that fuel our state's economy. We provide students with up to $22,500 in scholarship funding for up to five years and connect them with peer and professional mentors to help them achieve success from the first day on campus to their first day on the job.|
If you or someone you know is pursuing or intending to pursue a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) or health care major we encourage you to learn more and apply! firstname.lastname@example.org
|Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation||The Foundation’s scholarships support children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school—whether that be a career training or trade school, community college, or four-year university. The scholarships are need-based and are awarded to every eligible applicant! It’s something the Foundation has been proud to do for more than 55 years. You can learn more about the program’s eligibility requirements and application timeline at www.mcsf.org/apply.||03/01/2019|
|HSCTE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION|
2020 - 2021
|HSCTE will award one $500 scholarship to qualified graduating seniors. The scholarship is to be used for tuition and other direct school expenses at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for the 2020 - 2021 school year only (Technical Schools will qualify as a two-year program). Decisions of the Scholarship Selection Committee are final.|
Application packets must be received by Friday, April 3, 2020.
|Friends of St. John Scholarship||Friends of St. John is offering several scholarships up to $5,000 for seniors pursuing an education in the medical profession.|
Pick up application packet in the Career Center
|Longview Education Association||For students who are seeking to enter the field of education after high school. For more information about this scholarship and to access the application go to:|
|Longview Early Edition Rotary Club||Two scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors from R. A. Long High School, Mark Morris High School or Discovery High School, for use at the college of their choice. To be eligible, applicants must have attended one of these high schools for at least one year. The link to fill out this scholarship can be found on the R.A. Long Senior Google Classroom.||04/18/2019|
|R.A.Long Class of ‘64||This scholarship is sponsored by the very tight knit class of 1964 from R.A. Long. Some wonderful members have passes such as Doug O’Connor and Sandy Lindland. Members would like to hear about your school involvement, grades and future plans. Applications available in the Career Center.||04/26/2019|
|Bill Hecker Scholarship||Bill Hecker was a standout athlete and an exemplary student during his years at R.A. Long. This is a $3,000 scholarship and the eligibility requirements are:|
1. Recipient must be a graduating senior who plans to pursue higher education at a 2 or 4 year college and has a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA
2. Recipient must have earned a minimum of three varsity athletic letters (letters for cheerleading and drama do not count) and must be known as a dedicated athlete who made a substantial contribution to his/her team(s)
3. Recipient must have taken academically challenging courses (AP classes, honors classes, higher level math and science courses, for example)
4. Recipient must be known among staff, students, and coaches as a friendly and courteous person
5. Recipient must have shown involvement in school activities in addition to athletics
Applications are available in the Career Center
|Kiwanis of Kelso-Longview Vocational Application||The Kiwanis Club of Kelso Longview will award two-$500 vocational/trade/apprentice scholarships within the area high school seniors who have attended and are on track to graduate from the high schools and/or alternative high schools in the public school districts of Kelso, and Longview.|
When awarded, this scholarship will be available to be applied to the cost of tuition, books, fees, room and board, at the school of choice, upon enrollment in a vocational program at a college or trade school. Disbursement details will be given upon receiving this award. Applications available in the Career Center and on the Senior Google Classroom.
|Gerald Bergquist Scholarships||Gerald Bergquist was a long time resident of Cowlitz County. He graduated from Kelso High School in 1947 and worked for many years as an installer for Bell Telephone. He was involved in many local sports teams as a player, coach and referee. He established two scholarships for local students--one for musicians and one for athletes. The student selected to receive this scholarship must: be a graduating senior from R.A. Long High School, have a GPA of at least 3.5, have participated in the music program at R.A. Long, continue their education at an accredited college, university, technical or career school during the upcoming academic year, and plan to major in music. Award is $2183. Apply online at https://app.smarterselect.com/prequalify/55988 ||04/30/2019|
|Longview Junior Service League Memorial Scholarship(s)||This $1,000 scholarship is funded from monies raised by our membership. Medical and non- medical students are equally eligible. This scholarship is non-renewable. Applicants must meet the following requirements: |
1. A graduating senior planning to further his or her education.
2. A resident of Cowlitz, Wahkiakum or Columbia County.
3. Submit a complete application including an essay, high school and/ or college transcripts and two letters of recommendation.
4. Sign the certification and agreement portion of the application.
|Visionary Scholarship||2020 - 2021 $10,000 Visionary Scholarship|
All grades 9-12 are eligible to apply and financial need does 'not' need to be demonstrated to qualify.
Deadline is May 1, 2020.
There is absolutely no cost to apply.
|Cowlitz Pop Warner College Scholarship||The scholarship of $500 will be distributed in equal increments each quarter/semester of the first year of college.|
• Must be a high school senior graduating in 2019.
• Participated for Cowlitz County Pop Warner Association for at least 2 years in tackle football or cheer programs.
• Selection criteria: Character; Academics; Service; and Athletic Experience.
• Scholarship checks will be mailed directly to recipients’ colleges.
Apply online here.
|R.A. Long Booster Club Scholarship||Must be a student at R.A. Long;|
Must be attending a college, vocational, or trade school in the fall;
Must have a parent/guardian who is a Booster Club member and/or has volunteered.
If you are chosen, you must interview with the scholarship committee. Pick up application in the Career Center.
|American Workforce Group||American Workforce Group understands that there is a severe deficit in the skilled trades and we want to promote and encourage any students interested in pursuing a trade program. |
AWG is offering a $1000.00 scholarship to one student enrolled in an industrial trades program for fall of 2019. Applicants must exemplify an extraordinary amount of passion, integrity, communication, and compassion – AWG's core values. Applications available on the Senior Google Classroom page. Hard copies are available in the Career Center.
|Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program||Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 12th year and will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year. Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. Full details are available on our site.||06/14/2019|
|Stylemasters of Longview||Are you interested in the field of Cosmetology? Stylemasters of Longview is offering ten $13,200 tuition fee waivers! Pick up a pre-enrollment packet in the Career Center. Applications for this will be accepted from May 6 - July 1, 2019.||07/01/2019|
|ACT Student Champions||$500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition. Students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply: |
• A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
• Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
• Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.
Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions
|American Indian Endowed Scholarship||The American Indian Endowed Scholarship helps financially needy students with close social and cultural ties to an in-state American Indian community.|
To be Eligible you must meet following criteria:
• Have demonstrated financial need based on a completed FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
• Be a Washington State resident.
• Intend to enroll full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student at a public or private college or university in Washington State.
• Not pursue a degree in theology.
• Intend to use your education to benefit the American Indian community in-state.
• Have not yet received a total of five years of this scholarship.
Apply online at www.readysetgrad.org/college/american-indian-endowed-scholarship
|American Legion High School Oratorical Contest Scholarship |
(all high school students)
|The American Legion’s National High School Oratorical Scholarship Program "A Constitutional Speech Contest" aims to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Scholarships totaling $5,000 will be awarded to students taking part in the state contest. The state winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship, plus an expenses paid trip to Indianapolis, Indiana, to compete in the national contest for a part of the $138,000 national scholarship pool. Apply online at www.waconstitutionalspeechcontest.org/|
|AWC Center for Quality Communities||Offering six $1,200 Quality Communities Scholarships to outstanding high school seniors, selected and nominated by city council. Visit http://cfqc.org/scholarships/ for more information.|
|B. Davis Scholarship||The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2018. Visit http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship. |
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
|Better Business Bureau||Better Business Bureau Serving the Northwest will again be offering our Students of Integrity Scholarship for the 2017-18 school year, opening for applications on Oct. 3, 2017. This is a $10,000 scholarship for the accredited post-high school institution of the winning student’s choice. This includes trade schools, community, and four-year colleges. To apply, your students will need to fill out a short online application and create a 90 second YouTube video about how BBB can help them make better decisions. The minimum GPA to apply is a 3.0. More information is at https://www.bbb.org/northwest/charities-donors/bbb-foundation/current-scholarship-campaign/2018-scholarship/, including the 2017 winning video for inspiration.|
|Bill Davis Memorial Scholarship||This Scholarship shall have a business focus. The scholarship may be awarded to a student who has taken business courses in high school, may have been active in business related extracurricular activities and who realizes that business education can contribute to the success of any field of study Applicants should submit their application to the Career Center by May 4th. This year each scholarship will again be $1500.|
Applications available in the Career Center.
|Black Note||Awarding scholarships of $2,000 per student on an ongoing basis. To be considered, students must meet eligibility requirements, complete an online application and submit an essay. Visit https://www.blacknote.com/scholarship/. |
|Burger King Scholars||High school seniors, Burger King employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners in the US, Canada and PuertoRico can apply to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards for the 2018-2019 school year! High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible, and must be active in their community through volunteering, sports, clubs and/or religious organizations.|
Apply at www.bk-scholars.com.
|Careers That Work||The Careers That Work! scholarship program provides tuition assistance for high school graduates pursuing education at participating private career colleges. The scholarship program makes available five $1000 tuition scholarships to all public and private high schools in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. For more information go to http://www.nwcareercolleges.org/scholarships or see Jodi Fowler in the Career Center|
To find out what colleges participate in this go to:
|Christensen & Hymas General Scholarship||They are offering a $1,000 scholarship to students that are planning on attending a university or college in the U.S. You must have a 3.5 or higher GPA.|
Submit a 300-700 word essay explaining your life balance including education, family and personal goals.
Apply online at:
|CVG PTA Scholarship||The Columbia Valley Gardens Elementary PTA is dedicated to promoting the successful and continued education of our children. In doing so, we are pleased to announce that two $250 scholarships will be awarded annually to two graduating senior high students that attended CVG Elementary, based on support for excellence in academics and community involvement.|
Application available in the Career Center.
|Dana Brown Mainstage Theatre Scholarship||$1000 non-renewable scholarship to be awarded yearly to a high school senior who has met the following criteria: (more than one scholarship may be awarded if deemed appropriate). |
1. Involvement in Dana Brown Mainstage Theatre. Students from any high school may apply.
2. Attending a 2 or 4 year school. Upon receipt of this scholarship, the student will bring proof of registration payment to the ASB office and a check will be sent directly to the institution
Return completed application to the Career Center
|Daryl Duell Memorial Technical Theatre Scholarship||One possible $1000 non-renewable scholarship awarded yearly to a high school senior who has met the following criteria:|
1. Involvement in Dana Brown Mainstage Theatre as a theatre technician. Students from any high school may apply.
2. 3.0 (B average) junior and senior years may be a consideration.
3. Attending a 2 or 4 year school, studying technical theatre. Upon receipt of this scholarship, the student will bring proof of registration payment to the ASB office and a check will be sent directly to the institution.
4. A positive attitude of acceptance and tolerance (diversity).
5. Financial need may play a role in selection of candidates.
6. Each applicant must submit the application available in the Career Center.
7. Each applicant must submit a typed essay which includes
a. What theatre has meant to him/her or what being involved in Mainstage has done for him/her.
b. His/her involvement in technical theatre, especially Mainstage.
c. Future plans, including how theatre will fit into his/her life beyond high school.
d. His/her thoughts on diversity.
Attending a community college, technical college, or university.
|DECA SCHOLARSHIPS||DECA’s scholarship program provides over $300,000 in scholarships to high school and college DECA members at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) each year. Many corporate partners of DECA provide scholarships through the DECA scholarship program. DECA Inc. administers the program based on guidelines set by the donor. DECA scholarships are strictly merit based.|
Apply online at www.deca.org/scholarships
|Dr. William J. Holaday Memorial Scholarship||This $1,000 scholarship is funded by donations from the broader community and is limited to those pursuing a career in the medical field. This scholarship is nonrenewable.|
Pick up applications in the Career Center.
|Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation||The Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarship will be available Oct. 1st. Students can register to be notified when they open. There is a General Honorarium Endowment given to a student submitting the completed application by the due date. For more information, please visit the ESA Foundation website, www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org|
|Hilander Dental Scholarship||Must be a graduating senior and plan on attending an accredited two or four year college or university and/or trade school for a dental related career or any graduating senior that is a Hilander Dental patient. Pick up application in the Career Center.|
|HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND||Applicants must be of Hispanic Heritage, minimum of 3.0 GPA, plan to enroll full-time in a 4-year university in the fall, be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA), complete FAFSA or WAFSA. All majors accepted with an emphasis on STEM majors. Apply online after Jan.1 at https://hsf.net|
|LEADERSHIP 1000 SCHOLARSHIP||The Leadership 1000 Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by individuals, foundations or businesses to provide college scholarships to students who will be attending an eligible four-year college or university in Washington state. A Leadership 1000 Scholarship can be customized around a general set of requirements requested by the donor. Scholarships awarded will range from $1,500 to $5,000. Applications will be available online on January 3rd at www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/scholarships/leadership-1000|
|Longview Junior Service League Non Traditional Scholarship||This is a new scholarship that we are offering this year. This $1,000 scholarship is funded by monies raised by Longview Junior Service League members. Our|
membership recognizes the need in our community to offer financial assistance to a non-traditional student.
This scholarship is geared toward a student that may not fit the traditional scholarship requirements such as SAT scores and/ or strong community and school involvement. Applicants may have a GED rather than a high school
diploma. Additionally, applicants may be attending a technical school, a community college, or university.
Pick up applications in the Career Center.
|Longview Noon Rotary Club||This year, as in the past, the Longview Noon Rotary Club will offer two scholarships to deserving students who have demonstrated good citizenship and a desire to complete a college or vocational education. Consideration will be given to grade point average, participation in school and community activities and to need. Children and grandchildren of Longview Noon Rotarians are ineligible to receive this scholarship. Applicants should submit their application to the Career Center by May 4th. This year each scholarship will again be $1500.|
Applications available in the Career Center.
|Longview Pioneer Lions Don Peck Scholarship and Frank Brown Vocational Scholarship||Two $2000 scholarships. Community Service is emphasized and financial need considered. Pick up application in the Career Center.|
|Longview School Bus Drivers Scholarship||Two $250 scholarships available for students involved in Band, DECA, Theater, Industrial & Fine Arts, Music, Home & Family Life and Community Service.|
Pick up application in the Career Center.
|Lower Columbia School Retirees Association||LCSRA is offering three $1,000 scholarships to Cowlitz and Wahkiakum students who are graduating seniors interested in a career in education(classroom teacher, guidance counselor, speech therapist, librarian) or seeking vocational training. |
Application forms are available online at lcsra.net
|Mint Valley Scholarship||This $300 scholarship is awarded to a former Mint Valley Elementary Student. You must write about your favorite Mint Valley memory. Pick up and turn in to the Career Center.|
|NCAA GUIDE FOR THE COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENT-ATHLETE||Access the NCAA Eligibility Center's resource page on its website at www.eligibilitycenter.org.. You can then navigate through the resources to find helpful information. CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR DEADLINES|
|Patricia Johnstone Memorial Mainstage Theatre Scholarship||One possible $1000 non-renewable scholarship awarded yearly to a high school senior who has met the following criteria:|
1. Active involvement in Mainstage Theatre while in high school Students from any high school may apply.
2. Membership in Thespian Troupe #699 R.A. Long Mainstage.
3. Minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA.
4. Each applicant must write an essay that describes a theatrical experience that he/she has been involved in that impacted him/her.
5. Involvement in other activities besides theatre.
6. Submission of the application available in the Career Center.
Attending a community college, technical college, or university.
|Peacehealth St. John Medical Center Scholarship||Friends of St. John is offering several scholarships up to $5,000 for seniors pursuing an education in the medical profession. Pick up application packet in the Career Center. |
|Phyllis Lawson Scholarship||The Washington Association of Career and Technical Administrators awards up to five|
scholarships for graduating Washington State high school seniors. Awards highlight students
who have distinguished themselves in the field of Career and Technical Education during high
school. Visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B98i7iqlkJlXclVVM19hTDZNOW8/view for more information.
|Plaintiff Relief Scholarship||$1,000 scholarship to a student who demonstrates academic achievement, exhibits leadership ability, participates in community service activities, and demonstrates financial need. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and current high school seniors or college enrollees. |
Apply online at
|Quest Bridge||The Quest Bridge National College Match connect outstanding low income high school seniors with full four-year scholarships. Need to be top 5-10 %, Score 1240 on SAT and 28 on ACT. Apply online at www.questbridge.org|
|Robert V. Larson Scholarship |
Eagles AERIE No. 1555
|Want to go to college? Not sure how you will pay for it? You can apply for the Robert V. Larson Scholarship. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an eligible female and a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an eligible male. Application available in the Career Center.|
|Scottish Rite FreeMasonary Scholarship||Two $500 scholarships awarded (one for a boy and one for a girl). They are based on community and school involvement, academic standing, and future goals.|
|Smart Choices Scholarship||In addition to a series of background questions, each applicant will be required to write an essay or provide a personal statement video about “How you plan to use your education to benefit others.” The judging criteria is based on 35% athletic/activity excellence, 35% academic achievement, 15% leadership, 10% citizenship/community service, and five% on originality/creativity of the student’s essay or video. Applicants are able to save partially completed applications and return at a later date to update their information. All applications will be locked on April 1, 2018 when the application window closes. Apply online at www.wiaa.com/SmartChoices.|
|Southwest WA Mineralogical Society||Must be going into one of the following fields of study: geology, earth science, environmental science, forestry archaeology hydrology, engineering, physics, or science education.|
Pick up application in the Career Center.
Completed application must be postmarked by May 15th, 2017.
|Superintendent Scholarship||The selection of this scholarship recipient must be based upon pursuing a career as a public educator, submissions of an essay regarding the importance of maintaining and supporting a strong public education system, community and school involvement, and maintain a high school GPA of 2.5.|
|THANKS USA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM||Applicants for this scholarship program must be dependent children of U.S. military service personnel, be current high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll in an accredited two-or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school, and have at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA. Over 500 scholarships of $3000 will be awarded. Apply online between 4/1 and 5/15 at www.thanksusa.org/|
|WA-Career Counseling Employment Readiness Association Scholarship||One $500 scholarship to qualified graduating seniors. To be used at an accredited two-year, technical or four-year college for 2017-18 school year. |
Application available in the Career Center.
|WA-Career Counseling Employment Readiness for Financial Need||One $500 scholarship to qualified graduating seniors. This will be used for tuition and other direct school expenses at an accredited two or four-year college or university. (Technical Schools will qualify as a two-year)|
Application available in the Career Center.
|Washington Masonic Scholarship||Washington State senior boys and girls who plan to attend a 4 year university or a 2 year vocational technical school. Several scholarships available such as:1-$4,000 Capstone(top senior), 3- $2,000 available, 1-$2,000 for Vocational-Technical, 3-$1,000 Masonic Youth Group through DeMolay, Rainbow or Job’s Daughters process.|
Apply online at www.washboard.org