Career Center

Scholarship Spotlight 

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It's not too late to apply!

Come to the Career Center WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 @ LUNCH 

We'll help you finish your scholarship and feed you pizza!

This first-of-its-kind program supports Washington students from low- and middle-income households to attain bachelor’s degrees in high-demand fields including science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and health care through scholarships of up to $22,500 as well as professional development, skills-building workshops and genuine industry exposure to help increase the rate at which students enter our state's workforce.

The application will take you about 90 minutes to complete. 

Check your eligibility HERE

DUE February 28, 2018


Image result for Gesa scholarshipGesa Credit Union Scholarship

Gesa is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 school year! Scholarship applications are due no later than February 28, 2018.

Entering College Freshmen

Gesa Credit Union offers ten $2,000 and one $5,000 scholarships to local high school seniors who have plans to pursue a higher degree of education. To be eligible, you must be a member in good standing of Gesa Credit Union and be entering your freshman year of college as a full-time student with a 3.0 or greater cumulative high school GPA. Click here to access the Entering Freshman Application.

DUE February 28, 2018


Image result for sons and daughters of italy scholarshipSons & Daughters of Italy Tre-Citta Lodge #2881 Scholarship Program

The Tre-Citta (Tri-Cities) Lodge 2881 Scholarship Program has been established to provide financial assistance for the qualified students of Italian ancestry to help them realize their highest potential as citizens and leaders of their community, state and nation. The program seeks to encourage participation from students who will be pursuing full or part-time higher education in diverse fields. 

TWO $1,000 Scholarships will be awarded

DUE March 15, 2018


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2018 Smart Choices Scholarship Program

The WIAA, Dairy Farmers of Washington, and Les Schwab Tires are pleased to announce the sixth annual Smart Choices College Scholarship which will recognize one female and one male high school student for their achievements in athletics/activities, the community, and the classroom with a $5,000 college scholarship to the college or university of their choice.

In addition to the two $5,000 scholarship winners, eight finalists will receive $1,000 scholarships.

DUE April 1, 2018


Tips for Searching for Scholarship

Scholarship lists are available to students and parents.  The Kamiakin list is available in The Career Center and on our website.  This list includes both national and local scholarships and is mostly for seniors although there are occasional opportunities for non-seniors.  This list in no way includes every scholarship that’s out there.  Look at the websites of other high schools as well as other sites, including the ones below.  Our Career Specialist in our Career Center, can help students and parents access these resources and answer many questions. 

 Here are some tips for students and parents about searching for scholarship money:

  • Be motivated – it’s hard work.  It involves searching websites, writing essays and being very organized.  Parents and students need to decide the time and effort you are willing to expend.
  • Be supportive – help keep tabs on deadlines, recommendations and essays but don’t do all the lifting.
  • Don’t pay for a service.
  • Stick close to home – try to land local scholarships (these usually come out later in the school-year) from groups that you know or hear about. The odds of winning a nation-wide mega scholarship are not in your student’s favor. A more effective use of your time is to pursue scholarships from your employer, church group, local service chapters in the community and awards for special interests like future teachers etc.
  • Set realistic goals – how much money do you want to go after?
  • Pay attention to details – deadlines matter.  Follow directions.  If they want a 3.0 minimum don’t apply with a 2.5. Complete the entire application.  Kids frequently skip stuff.  Review the application with your student. 
  • Give us time - If the application needs counselor (or teacher) signature or information, give us time.  Don’t press deadlines by requesting required information and signatures at the last minute.