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OLYMPIA - Private scholarships are one tool to help make college or training after high school more affordable. Students and families in Washington can access to create a profile and be matched with potential scholarship opportunities. The WashBoard site is spam-free and will never sell your information.
Many scholarships are available regardless of income. Businesses, organizations, and colleges award scholarships to students for good grades, community service, athletic ability, or a variety of other qualities or activities.
Scholarship requirements and deadlines vary, so it’s important to mind the details and submit your paperwork on time. Below are more tips for scholarship searches and applications:
DO search and apply for scholarships on trusted sites like
DON’T pay money for information or assistance with scholarship searches. There are plenty of free options online, or you can ask your school counselor for help.
DO apply for local scholarships at your high school, in your community, from employers, and at the college you plan to attend.
DON’T waste time and energy. Make sure you meet eligibility requirements before you apply. Also, many scholarship applications require essays on similar topics—it’s okay to reuse your work on multiple applications.
DO continue to apply for scholarships while you are in college.
Applying for scholarships and financial aid can help make your dreams a reality. 


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