Scholarship Leads

This is a relatively new page for me. I don’t plan to actively keep the information up to date, only to provide you with leads to scholarship opportunities as I come across them. For now, on this page, I’ll leave ones that seem to be for anyone. If you come across resources that you think would be helpful, please send them to me and I will post them. Also, feel free to suggest different ways of organizing the information.

Also, be aware that there are scams out there. Some private companies claim to offer scholarships. Here are some resources to help you spot scam scholarship offers:

Resource for locating scholarships:

Article offering information about scholarship resources:

Central Washington University manages a site for outside scholarship sources. You’ll have to sift through these to see if you are eligible. Be sure to look here early if you are planning to go to CWU:

For Yakima students only:

Mary Monroe Davis Scholarship (Yakima Rotary Trust)

Scholarship amount: up to $7,500 PER YEAR which is renewable for additional years in the university after graduation.

Application deadline: Scholarship applications must be submitted no later than  February 15, 2013.  If you have any questions or problems in completing the application for this scholarship, please contact Dr. Kaminski at 574-4635 or

YVCC Foundation Scholarships
Application deadline:  Generally is around March 15.  Please direct any questions about the YVCC Foundation Scholarship to Ms. Stacey Kautz at 574-4645 or

Other scholarships:

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship: The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship helps low- and middle-income Washington state residents earn their bachelor’s degrees in the high-demand fields of science, technology, engineering, math and health care.

GreenPal Business Scholarship for graduating high school students, and college freshmen and sophomores, who either run a business, have a plan to start a business, or are accepted into a college of business. Application deadline is in November.

Lawntrepreneur Scholarship:  –  The Lawntrepreneur Scholarship is a way of giving back to the up and coming young entrepreneurs. They are looking for someone that’s caught the entrepreneurial bug and needs a little help funding their dream. Whether you started your own lawn care business in high school or have an idea for a revolutionary new app, tell them what makes you passionate about business.

Sea Mar Scholarships:

*Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium Scholarships for community college students 

*SMART Scholarship for Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation

Robert Noyce SMART scholarship, specifically at Central Washington University

  • If you are interested in teaching at the middle school or high school level, Central Washington University has a great opportunity for you. The Robert Noyce SMART (Science and Mathematics Alliance for the Retention of Teachers) Program at CWU provides scholarships and internships for students planning on transferring to CWU who are interested in secondary education as a career.
  • For more information, and how to apply, go to This web page has links for access to application materials for both the Affiliate and Scholar programs. Also, attached to this email is a flyer for each of the programs. If you have questions about the programs or the application process, please contact any of the following YVCC faculty members:  Greg Kent:; Panyada Sullivan:; or Matt Lewis: