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KENNEWICK SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIP PAGE

Check a list of scholarships available to KSD Students HERE


Scholarship SPOTLIGHT!

Here are a few of my favorite scholarships...

Kamiakin Booster Club Scholarship

The purpose of the Kamiakin Booster Club Scholarship is to encourage high scholastic achievement among all athletes at Kamiakin High School and to promote sportsmanship, recognize athletic achievement, and to assist with the costs of higher education. A $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to one male and one female athlete. A $1,000 Randy Dolven Memorial scholarship will be awarded to the highest scoring male or female scholar athlete applicant.

DEADLINE exteded to June 21, 2021 | PDF Application Below


Ed Troxel Endowment Scholarship

The purpose of the Ed Troxel Endowment Scholarship is to promote the athletic, scholastic, and leadership values of Ed Troxel.  Dedication, ambition, love, eagerness, vision, resourcefulness, and the ability to work for the benefits of others are but a few of the characteristics that reflect the nature of Ed Troxel and the recipients of this award.

Selection of the Ed Troxel Endowment Scholarship recipients will be based upon several factors, including:

  • athletic involvement
  • leadership
  • service
  • scholastic achievement
  • personal statement
  • references

The scholarship may be awarded each academic year to one female and one male from the greater Tri-Cities area who will attend a post-secondary school, college or university.

DEADLINE May 14, 2021 | APPLY HERE


NEL (Nu Epsilon Lambda) Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to male African-American students who have demonstrated outstanding abilities and achievements in pursuit of their academic and/or career goals.

Two $1,000 Scholarships will be awarded.

DEADLINE July 1, 2021 | PDF Application Below


Tips for searching for scholarships

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 the 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 nationwide 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.

The purpose of the Kamiakin Booster Club Scholarship is to encourage high scholastic achievement among all athletes at Kamiakin High School and to promote sportsmanship, recognize athletic achievement, and to assist with the costs of higher education. A $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to one male and one female athlete. A $1,000 Randy Dolven Memorial scholarship will be awarded to the highest scoring male or female scholar athlete applicant.