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ZHS updates local Washington and Yakima Valley Scholarships as they are sent to our school. Keep an eye out for scholarship closing dates! The first step in applying for financial aid is to file the FAFSA. Please click the FAFSA link below! A great resource to get started is through the Washington Apple Education Foundation: SCHOLARSHIP STEP BY STEP TRAINING GUIDE 
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS: The following scholarships aim to serve non-citizen students who meet program eligibility requirements and satisfy residency criteria. The first step for undocumented students to apply for financial aid is to file the WASFA! Please click the link below!
Already registered for college? Many scholarship opportunities are specific to the school you are attending and will be available for you to apply to after you are registered. Remember to check your college financial aid website for college specific resources! A few popular links for our ZHS seniors are provided below:
  • WSU Admissions Scholarships
    • $2000-4000 University Achievement Award
    • $4000 Regents Scholars
    • $Full Tuition National Merit Scholarship
    • $Full Tuition Cougar Commitment
    • $1000 Experience WSU Scholarship
    • $2000 All-WA Academic Team
    • $4000 Glenn Terrel Presidential Award
  • EWU Admissions Scholarships
    • $1000-15000 Automatic EWU Scholarship Award
    • $1000 Freshmen Honors Scholarship
    • $Varies Departmental Scholarships
    • $Varies Avista Utilities Scholarship Program
    • $Varies Eagles Athletic Scholarship
  • CWU Admissions Scholarships
  • WWU Admissions Scholarships
    • $$1000-4000 Admissions Achievement Awards
    • $2000-3000 Multicultural Achievement Program Scholarship
    • $Varies, Distinguished Scholars Programs
    • up to $10,000 National Merit Scholarship
  • UW Admissions Scholarships
    • $10,000, Presidential Scholar  
    • $Varies Purple & Gold Scholarship
    • $10,000 Diversity Scholarship
  • PLU Admissions Scholarships
    • $8000-32,000 Academic Scholarship
    • $34000 Presidents Scholarship
    • $40,000 Harstad Founder's Scholarships
    • $Full Tuition Regent's Scholarship
    • up to $75,000 Artistic Achievements Awards
    • $Full Tuition PLU Bound Scholarship
    • $Full Tuition Act Six Scholarship
  • ST.MARTINS Admission Scholarships
    • $25000 Chancellor's Scholarship
    • $23,000 President's Scholarship
    • $22,000 Dean's Scholarship
    • $20,000 Faculty Scholarship
    • $18,000 University Scholarship
    • $10,000 Angus McDonald Scholarship
  • HERITAGE Admissions Scholarships
    • $Varies, Moccasin Lake Foundation Scholarship 
    • $Full tuition, SOAR Scholarship
    • up to $14000 Sinegal Family Foundation Scholarship
    • $Varies, Eagles Scholarship
    • $Varies, Dreamers Scholarship
    • $Full Tuition, Act Six Scholarship
    • up to $6000 Johnson Scholarship
    • $1000 Advocates Scholarship (See counselor for details)
  • YVC Admissions Scholarships
    • $Varies, viewable upon admissions to YVC
  • CBC Admissions Scholarships
    • $Varies, viewable upon registration  
  • PERRY TECH Scholarships
    • Perry Foundation Scholarship
    • Pathways to Perry Scholarship
    • Certification Scholarships
    • $1000 Careers that Work (See counselor for scholarship)
  • EVERGREEN Beauty School
    • $1000 Careers that Work (See counselor for scholarship)
Available to the public for students and their families who need help completing the FAFSA, WASFA, or other forms of Financial Aid
STANDARDIZED TESTING FOR COLLEGE ADMISSIONS:  Both ACT and SAT scores are used for college admissions decisions and awarding merit-based scholarships.
GAP (GUARANTEED ADMISSIONS PROGRAM): Zillah High School has partnered with five WA public 4-year universities to help students meet their college & career goals. Students who meet minimum criteria are admitted to college, guaranteed. 
THERE'S MORE THAN ONE PATHWAY TO A CAREER! College isn't for everyone. Check out the resources below to help you discover alternative educational opportunities and resources! Please watch: Success in the new economy Every young adult in Washington will have multiple pathways toward economic self-sufficiency and fulfillment, strengthened by a comprehensive state-wide system for career connected learning. 
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