APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Applications Open: January 1
Application Deadlines: March 1, April 1 June 1

Scholarships have a various deadlines; please see each scholarship description for details.

  • Application Process

    The application process is completed entirely online. Once you create an account, you’ll be asked to take an eligibility quiz that will help you determine which of the 100-plus scholarships you’re eligible for. The online system also provides an easy, electronic process for requesting your letters of recommendation.

  • Eligibility Quiz

    Once you create a new account, or log into an existing account, you’ll need to complete the online Eligibility Quiz to help determine the scholarships for which you may be eligible to apply.

    The Eligibility Quiz is just a starting point; each scholarship has specific criteria that you must review to determine if you are a match. As with the application, we encourage you to answer each question, including those that may not be required but are relevant to your situation. If a questions isn’t required and isn’t relevant to your situation, you don’t need to answer it. The more questions you answer, the greater your eligibility for scholarships!

  • Before Accessing the Application

    • Plan ahead. The deadline for the majority of the scholarships is March 1 (be sure to check each scholarship fund’s description for details).
    • You should have the following available to complete the application:
      • Your high school transcript (and your college transcript, if you’re a Running Start student or currently enrolled in college)
      • List of participation in activities
      • Your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) amount from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report (SAR).
      • Email addresses for two recommenders (at least one should be a school-related professional, such as a teacher, counselor, coach, etc.). Some scholarships require recommendations for three recommenders; check each scholarship fund’s description for details.
    • Be sure to read the instructions throughout the application carefully. Answer each question, including those that may not be required but are relevant to your situation. If a questions isn’t required and isn’t relevant to your situation, you don’t need to answer it. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Applying for Multiple Scholarships

    You may apply for any of the scholarships for which you’re eligible. After you submit your first application and have logged into your second application, select the “Copy Previous Answers” button at the top right of the screen to copy your answers and save time.

    Please note: Some scholarships require supplemental material in addition to the general application questions. If those questions aren’t answered, the program will not allow you to submit the application.

  • Application Review

    Every application is reviewed by members of the Community Foundation’s volunteer scholarship selection committees. The application is reviewed first for eligibility as the Community Foundation must adhere to the specific eligibility criteria established by scholarship fund donors. After review, scholarship applications are evaluated on an objective and competitive basis, considering academic and nonacademic factors such as financial need, leadership, community service, and special circumstances.

  • Award Announcement & Payment

    Students will be notified of award status by email. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be provided instructions to sign a scholarship agreement and provide verification of enrollment. Once we receive the required signatures and documentation, we schedule payment directly to the school you're attending.

    For questions or more information, contact Julie Mott at (509) 663-7716 or email scholarships@cfncw.org.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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“I'm the first in my family to go to college and because of my parents financial status, I will have to pay for it all on my own. These scholarships will help lower the debt I will have to pay off after college.”

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“I'm the first in my family to go to college and because of my parents financial status, I will have to pay for it all on my own. These scholarships will help lower the debt I will have to pay off after college.”

WillCannon

“This scholarship represents the culmination of my hard work and determination coming to fruition. I am now even more motivated upon receiving this award. Thank you.”

EmilyDean

“Having family with cancer is a stressful situation. This scholarship helps me focus on my school work and not the financial aspect of school. Thank you!”

YOUR GIFT AT WORK

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Tenoch Mandujano

Scholarship Recipient

"My father was a migrant agricultural worker who eventually started his own cherry and apple orchard. [He] told me if I wanted to live a better life, I had to get an education. I plan on starting a career with the Chelan PUD with a passion for renewable energy and in turn give back to my parents and community for supporting my dreams.”

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Chelan Douglas Volunteer Attorney Services

REGIONAL IMPACT GRANT RECIPIENT

The Regional Impact Grant provided funds to hire a Housing Justice and Outreach Coordinator to visit rural and underserved areas. Rosie’s bilingual and bicultural skills and experience have increased equity of service. Rosie is building partnerships with local organizations through events such as the Columbia Valley Community Health’s Back to School Drive, as well as posting yard signs.

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Aero Methow Rescue Service

STRATEGIC CONSULTING GRANT RECIPIENT

Due to being rural, remote, and geographically isolated Aero Methow Rescue Service must be prepared to do more than respond to emergencies. We have become a healthcare partner who fills gaps in service.  This program allows our board the time and ability to work with a Strategic Planner to modify our plan to address those gaps.

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