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Student Scholarship Opportunities

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Want to go to college, but need some help with expenses? College scholarships and grants can help you attain your education dreams!

A variety of college scholarships and grants are available to South Kitsap School District students throughout the year. Scholarships are posted in the Career Center at SKHS and online. There will be approximately 150 scholarships posted throughout the school year. Students are advised to check at least once a week for new postings. Postings are also advertised on our school's daily news show, WTV.

 Students should check out the  Washington College Grant as well as the CSS profile to help with paying for college.  

AKA- Zeta Omega Omega Chapter

Applicants must be African American with a GPA of 2.7 or higher and planning to attend an accredited university, college, or technical institution. Evaluation is based on quality of transcript, involvement in school activities and community activities, quality of the essay and content of letters of recommendation. Awards range from $500- $4000. Submission is required by March 20th, 2023.


Rust Scholarship Program~ Eastern Star and Masonic Family

One scholarship is available in an amount ranging from $500-$1000 and may be used at any accredited post-secondary educational institution or training program. This scholarship is for a graduating senior from South Kitsap School District that demonstrates a financial need, not who may or may not qualify for other scholarships based on their GPA. Completed applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by March 27th, 2023.


Natural Resources- Green Diamond

For Seniors entering into a field of study that leads to the enrichment of natural resources and related industries. Examples of related fields of study may surprise you and include accounting, automotive repair, and electrical repair. See the application link below for the full list of applicable fields of study. Applications must be RECEIVED by mail or email no later than March 31st, 2023.


Kitsap Audubon Society~ General Scholarship

Are you pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree in environmental studies, forestry, marine or wildlife biology? Then this scholarship is for you! There are six $1000 awards available to Kitsap County graduating seniors. Selection will be based on quality of application responses, academic history, letters of recommendation, and evidence of interest in the chosen field through related projects and activities. Submission requires entry online AND mailing of documents. Completed applications must be submitted and postmarked by March 31st, 2023.

Geological Sciences~ Kitsap Gem and Mineral Society

An award of up to $1000 is available to a Kitsap County Senior pursuing a bachelors degree in geological sciences. Application deadline is April 1st, 2023.

American Legion Department of Washington Children & Youth

Eligible applicant is a current High School Senior AND is the child of an American Legion, Department of Washington member, or its Auxiliary, currently in good standing or in good standing at the time of the veteran's death. Two awards are available, one for $1500 and one for $2500. These scholarships can be used at any accredited higher learning institution in the state of Washington. Applications must be certified and signed by the local American Legion Post Commander BEFORE being submitted for final review, so plan accordingly. Completed applications must be physically in Department Headquarters by April 1st, 2023. See the form below for more details and to find the application link. 


Kiwanis Club of Port Orchard:

Open to graduating seniors of South Kitsap School District who live within district boundaries and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. The number of scholarships vary within the range of 8-12 and have a value of $1000- $4500 (average is $2300). Funds can be used at any accredited trade/ technical school, college, or university. Completed applications are due by 11:59 PM on April 10th, 2023.


Port Orchard Lions Club:

One award in the amount of $1500 is available to a South Kitsap School District senior who will continue their education at a college or professional- technical school within Washington State. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate advocacy in one or more of the Lions Clubs International  global causes of diabetes, hunger, vision, childhood cancer, and the environment. Download and print your own application or pick one up at the South Kitsap H.S. Career Center. Submission is due in the Career Center by April 20th, 2023


ODell-Hyde/ Jack Nelson~ South Kitsap Education Association 

Two scholarships are available in the amount of $500 each. One will be awarded to a student attending a college or university. The other will be awarded to a student attending a vocational school. Applicants will be rated on their excellence in the expected field of study, their interest in pursuing that field, their background and character, and their financial need for the scholarship. Applications must be turned in to Mrs. Millet in the SKHS Career Center by 2:00 PM April 28th, 2023


South Kitsap Community Pride~ South Kitsap Properties

For any senior graduating from South Kitsap School District. This scholarship is not determined by income or GPA. The winning applicant will share their vision for the future of the South Kitsap community and how they intend to make it a better place. One award is available in the amount of $2000. Completed applications are due by 5:00 PM on April 30th, 2023.


Soroptimist International of Port Orchard

Female South Kitsap School District Seniors who plan to continue their education at a 4-year, 2-year, or vocational school are eligible to apply. The number of awards and dollar amount of each varies based on the number of applicants. Last year, Soroptimist International of Port Orchard helped 12 students with scholarships ranging from $100- $3000. Completed applications are due by April 30th, 2023.


KOP CTA Memorial- Kitsap Olympic Peninsula Clothing and Textile Advisors

Open to 12th grade students who will attend a post secondary institution pursuing a fashion or textile program. Student must have resided within KOP CTA boundaries for the previous two years. One award is available in an amount of $2000. Applications must be postmarked by May 1st, 2023.


Leah Pronovost Scholarship~ SK Western Little League of Port Orchard

One award in the amount of $1500 will be given to a graduating senior of South Kitsap School District. To qualify, applicant must have played baseball at Western Little League. Completed applications are due by May 1st, 2023. See the application below. 


Herbert and Gladys Theisen Memorial~ Port Orchard VFW Post 2669

Applicants must be a graduating senior from SKHS who will continue their education in the field of nursing or business. This scholarship is a total of $5000 with half paid freshman year and the second half paid sophomore year of college as long as you maintain a 2.75 minimum GPA. Completed applications must be received by the scholarship committee by May 1st, 2023.


Chris Casad Community Service~ South Kitsap Kiwanis Club

This scholarship is for graduating seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.2 AND who is dedicated to improving their community through volunteering. Preference is given to SKHS Key Club members. One award in the amount of $1000 is available. Completed Applications are due by May 1st, 2023.


Performing Arts~ South Kitsap Kiwanis Club

Are you a senior that is actively involved in performing arts? Then this $1000 scholarship is for you! Minimum GPA requirement of 3.2. Applications are due May 1st, 2023.


Track and Field Student Athlete~ South Kitsap Kiwanis Club

A minimum GPA of 3.2 and participation in track and field is required to be considered for this $1000 scholarship. Applications are due by May 1st, 2023.


Kitsap Community Foundation:

Over 20 scholarships made available to Kitsap students by local civic organizations, families, and individual donors. See the link below to view what is available and if you qualify.       

*SKHS Eligible*- Danford and Frances Moore Mechanical Engineering- Due May 1st, Judge Chavelle- Open from May 1st-30th

Maynard Lundberg~ Established by Port Orchard Rotary
Two South Kitsap High School Seniors will be awarded a lump sum scholarship in the amount of $4000 each! Winning recipients are those that best personify the characteristics and attributes of Maynard Lundberg. Six scholarship finalist will be interviewed by the Maynard Lundberg Scholarship Committee to determine the two winners. Completed applications are due in the SK Career Center or emailed to by May, 2nd 2023.

Port Orchard Rotary Foundation 

A minimum of five scholarships are available to South Kitsap HS Seniors in the amount of $2000 each. Applications must be emailed or post mailed to Dennis Bonneville by Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023.


Phil Grey/ Grey Chevrolet Memorial~ Port Orchard Rotary
Open to SKHS seniors planning to attend a 4-year or community college in the fall of 2023 with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Two awards in the amount of $2000 each are available. Completed applications are due in the SK Career Center or emailed to by Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023.

Bob Price/ Westbay Auto Parts Technical & Educational Scholarship~ Port Orchard Rotary

One SKHS Senior will win a $2000 scholarship that can be used at any accredited 4-year, 2-year, or vocational school. Candidates who have taken CTE courses will be given strong consideration. Completed applications are due in the SK Career Center or emailed to by Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023.


Olympic College:

If you are attending Olympic College there are several scholarships available.  Deadlines and requirements vary by offering.  Please check out:


Military Connected Youth (Various deadlines)

Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC):

Let the Army help you pay  for college! ROTC is not basic training and does not include boot camp. The number one focus is academic success. ROTC scholarships can cover either tuition and fees OR room and board. Both choices come with money for living and books and can be applied to more than 1,000 participating schools. Scholarship determination is based on achievements and grades, not financial need.

Naval Reserve Officer Training Corp (NROTC):

NROTC provides similar benefits as Army ROTC with the opportunity to become an officer in the Navy or Marine Corp, or earn a BSN in nursing.  See the link and PDF below for details.       


Harvard announces free tuition:
Harvard University announced recently that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition. If you know of a family earning less than $40,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $40,000 a year visit Harvard's financial aid website or call the school's financial aid office at (617) 495-1581.

College Bound Scholarships for Middle School Students

Financial aid is available for students who are eligible to participate in the free and reduced-price lunch program.

Scholarship Related Links

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