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. Stop by Room #208 to get help with your FAFSA ID or to get more information on scholarship details!
$ Varies per student, NOW OPEN!
Up to $750/each, Closes May 13, 2024
$500, Closes May 10, 2024
$1500-2000, Closes April 1, 2024
$1000, Closes April 12, 2024
$1,000-1,500, Closes April 24, 2024
$Varies, Closes March 25, 2024
$Varies, Due May 24, 2024
$2000, Closes April 1, 2024
$1000 Closes April 1, 2024
$1000, Closes April 1, 2024
$2500, Closes April 15, 2024
$750, Closes March 31, 2024
up to $7,500, Opens 12/01/2023, Closes May 1, 2024
$750-$1000, Closes March 29, 2024
$1,000-$2,500, Registration closes April 1, 2024
Up to $55,000, Closes March 14, 2024
$1000, Closes April 15, 2024
$2500, Closes April 15, 2024
Sorry! These Scholarships deadlines have already passed:
$ Varies, Opens 12/01/2023, Closes January 31, 2024
$10000, Opens December 1, 2023
$Varies, Closes October 24, 2023
$Full Tuition, Due November 28, 2023
$1,000/yr, Closes November 13, 2023
$1000, Closes Nov 30, 2023
$20,000, Closes December 1, 2023
$1050/year, Closes March 1, 2024
$2000, Closes March 1, 2024
$2-4000, Closes December 7, 2023
$5000/year, Closes December 7, 2023
$2000-4000, Closes March 7, 2024
$Varies, Closes March 1, 2024
$Full cost of attendance scholarship, Due in Sept. yearly
$1-5,000, Closes March 15, 2024
$5,000. Closes November 30, 2023
$4-8,000, opens November 2023
up to $40,000, Closes December 15, 2023
$500-$2000/year, closes March 1, 2024
$ Varies, Closes Feb 2, 2024
$2000, Closes Feb 29, 2024
$2000, Closes March 1, 2024
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!
You should complete the WASFA if you are undocumented or do not qualify for Federal aid because of your immigration status. Those who complete the WASFA are applying only for State Aid. Opens December 2023.
The National Opportunity Scholarship applications for 2024-2025 opens November 1, 2023. Applications are open to undocumented students who came to the US before November 1, 2017. This scholarship covers tuition and fees at one of its partner colleges up to a maximum of 33,000 for a BA degree. Check out partner colleges HERE.
The scholarship handbook has three sections: Washington State scholarships, nationwide scholarships, and Washington higher education institution scholarship information. Includes information about HB 1079 and SB 6523- the REAL Hope Act/WA DREAM ACT.
Immigrant Rising’s List of Undergraduate Scholarships contains scholarships for undergraduate studies that don’t require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. This up-to-date list, organized by deadline date, contains scholarships at the local, state and national level.
$1000, Closes April 15, 2024
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A simple mistake could cost you a scholarship! It is important to pay attention to every detail. Applicants need to know what is being asked and need to comply with these requirements. Common mistakes are preventable. Avoid pitfalls by using tips provided here: scholarship_pitfalls_and_tips_0.docx (
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. Many colleges now only require one general admission scholarship application to apply for many scholarship opportunities. Remember to check your college financial aid website for college specific resources! A few popular links for our ZHS seniors are provided below:
Washington State University General Scholarship Application
Now Open, Closes: January 31, 2024 
Eastern Washington University Scholarship Application
Opens: November 1, 2024, Closes: February 1, 2024
Central Washington University Scholarship Central Application
Now Open. Closes: March 1, 2024
Western Washington University Scholarships
Now Open, Closes: March 10,2024
University of Washington Freshman Scholarships
Now Open, Closes: May 1, 2024
Pacific Lutheran University, First Year Scholarships: Closing dates Vary
Act Six Scholarship, Closes November 28, 2023
First Year Saint Martins Scholarships, Closing Dates Vary
Act Six Scholarship, Closes November 28, 2023
Moccasin Lake, Closes: March 17, 2024
SOAR Scholarship, Closes: February 18, 2024
Full Circle Scholarship, Closes: November 1, 2023
Dreamers Scholarship, Closes: January 31, 2024
Act Six Scholarship, Closes: November 28, 2023
Opens December 1, 2023, Closes February 28, 2024
Columbia Basin College Foundation Scholarships
Opens January 1, 2024, Closes: TBD 2024
Perry Foundation Scholarship: Closing Dates: Ongoing
Pathways to Perry Scholarship, Closes: June 30, 2024
The New FAFSA is now open! ZHS will be hosting Financial Aid Help sessions after the 2024-2025 application becomes available. Check announcements in February for FAFSA Help sessions! 
FAFSA INFORMATION NIGHT: November 29th, 2023 6:00pm-8:00pm. Come learn more about what Financial Aid is and how to apply!
FSA ID CREATION NIGHT: Wednesday, February 7th, 2024 4:00pm-6:30pm. Remember: both parent/guardian and student are required to have an FSA ID to complete FAFSA. Bring the family to get help from Ms. Bill! Pizza and drinks will be provided. (Please bring your social security number, if applicable, and a valid email address) Sign-up here: 
FAFSA COMPLETION NIGHT: Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 5:00pm-8:00pm. Ms. Bill will be here to help families complete the FAFSA form. Please come if you have any questions! 
VIRTUAL FAFSA HELP: Saturday, February 17th, 2024 10:00am-1:00pm. Ms. Bill will be available via Zoom to help with the FAFSA.
FAFSA COMPLETION NIGHT PT. 2: Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 4:00pm-7:00pm. Ms. Bill will be here to help families complete the FAFSA form. Please come if you have any questions! 
COLLEGE/CAREER ADVISING: Check in with Jenna Bill in room #208 to create a FSA ID, learn about the new FAFSA changes, and receive additional information on financial aid, including grants, scholarships, loans., work study and other programs!
FSA ID: Federal Student Aid Identification (FSA-ID) is required to fill out the FAFSA. Now Open! The FSA ID provides a digital signation on your application. Both you and your Parent/Guardian will need to create your own FSA ID and Password. 
FAFSA 2024-2025: The new launch of the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available in December 2023.
FAFSA SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS:  Follow Federal Student Aid on social media for announcements and resources: 
YVC EXPRESS ENROLLMENT DAYS: Students attending YVC in 2024-2025 can get hands on assistance with completing their YCC application, FAFSA application, taking placement tests, and exploring academic pathways with an advisor. YVC-Express Admissions 2024
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. 
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