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Whatcom Community College Foundation Scholarships – 2/26/18   Numerous scholarships available with a single online application. Also, the Peoples Bank Whatcom CC scholarship is a $925 award available to a LCHS graduating senior. Scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating academic achievement, personal growth, and/or contributions to fellow students, the College, or the community. A letter of recommendation is required. Information     Additional information and application  

Deming Logging Show Auxiliary Scholarships – 3/1/18   Scholarship available to Whatcom County graduating senior who plans to attend a vocational, two-year or 4-year college/university, and who has a family member/relative who is a Whatcom county logger or who is a member of or volunteer with the Deming Logging Show. Based on academics, high school activities, achievements, recommendation, participation in community activities, and statement about timber industry issues. $500. Print applications available from Mrs. Van Loo.

A Forest of Words Teen Poetry Contest – 3/01/18   Grades 6-12-Teens are invited to enter their original poem for inclusion in A Forest of Words 2018, a teen poetry anthology, sponsored by the Whatcom County Library System. Up to 2 submissions accepted per person. Team or group entries allowed. Information  

Marine Corps Foundation Scholarships  - 3/1/18   Scholarships available to graduating high school seniors who are sons or daughters of an active duty, reserve or veteran U.S. Marine or U.S. Navy Corpsman and who will pursue a bachelor's degree or certificate at an accredited four-year, two-year or technical college. 2.0 GPA required.  Information and application 

Calvin College Entrada Scholars Summer Program – 3/2/18  A live-on campus opportunity for Junior and Senior minority students who are planning to attend college and desire to explore campus life and college courses. Program runs from July 6-Aug. 2, 2018. 3.0 GPA required.  Information 

Washington State School Retirees’ Scholarships – 3/2/18  For graduating seniors who are committed to a career in the field of education, including teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, and psychologist. 3.0 GPA required. Based on academics, test scores, school and community activities, leadership, and recommendations. Eight WSSR Foundation one-time $2500 scholarships, sixteen Robert J. Handy $900 4-year renewable awards, one Neil D. Prescott one-time $2,500 scholarship. Application   

 Ewing C. Kelly Foundation Scholarships 3/10/18  Awards available to graduating U.S. seniors or students with a green card who plan to attend a four-year or two-year college. Based on citizenship, academic achievement, extra-curricular and community involvement, financial need and recommendations. Minimum test scores required : ACT, 20 or SAT, 1030. Approximately fifty scholarships of $2,500 available.  Information and Application  

Seton Hall University Sustainable Development Challenge – 3/11/18  Grades 10-12. Submit a 300-500 word statement that describes an innovative approach or idea you have for addressing one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  Cash prizes and college scholarships. Information 

Friends of Lynden Christian Scholarships – 3/15/18 - Four $1,000 scholarship available to graduating LCHS seniors who plan to attend a two or four-year college/university. Based on school and career goals, academics (3.0 GPA required), references, school and community activities, how Christian education has shaped your life, and how, in the future, you see yourself giving back to the Christian community.  Return completed application to Mrs. Van Loo.  Guidelines and Application

Lynden Noon Kiwanis Scholarships - 3/26/18   Two scholarships available to LCHS graduating seniors who plan to attend a vocational, two-year or four-year college/university. 3.0 GPA required. Based on strong character, hard work, leadership in community service, and personal statement concerning your interests, significant experiences, activities and career goals. Return applications to Mrs. Van Loo. $1,000.   Application

Christian Leadership and Missions Scholarship – 3/28/18  - Award available to graduating LCHS senior who has participated in 2 international Christian mission experiences, demonstrated leadership throughout HS and been involved in extracurricular activities. Also based on recommendations and essays. Initial scholarship of $3,000 which can be renewed for 3 additional years if 3.0 GPA maintained in college.  Application

CHS Careers in Agriculture Scholarships - 3/31/18 - Scholarships available to Whatcom County graduating seniors who are pursuing training/degree for careers in agriculture. Based on academics, character, leadership, involvement in agriculture, and recommendations.  Application 

Sisu Children’s Fund Scholarship – 3/30/18  Scholarship available to graduating senior with a medical problem or physical disability who plans to attend a 4-year, 2-year or vocational-technical college. Based on academics, personal statement, career goals, recommendations, documentation of disability, and to a lesser extent on financial need.  $1,000. There is also a $2,500 award available for an eligible student who will attend Bellingham Technical College. Application

Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest – 3/31/18 – Poetry contest open to all Whatcom County residents. Contestant may submit one unpublished poem. Poetry submissions accepted  between March 1 and March 31, 2018.   Information and Guidelines 

WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires Smart Choices Scholarships – 4/1/18  Two $5,000 and eight $1,000 scholarships available to graduating seniors who plan to attend a state-accredited four-year college/university on a full-time basis. Based on excellence in athletics/activities, academics and community service throughout high school career. 3.2 GPA required. Information and application  

Larson Gross Accountants of Tomorrow Scholarship - 4/2/18  One $1,000 scholarship available to a Whatcom County high school senior who plans to attend a two or four-year college and pursue a bachelor's degree in accounting. Based on academics, career goals, motivation, achievements, leadership, recommendations and involvement in community and extracurricular activities.   Information and Application

IBEW Local 191 Scholarships for training in a construction-related field – 4/6/18  Twenty $500 scholarships available to graduating seniors pursing training in a construction-related field at a technical or community college. Based on essay (What role have Unions played in the history of America and what is its future?), reference letter, school and community activities and career plans.   Information and Application

Hoksbergen Scholarship – 4/11/18  Scholarship available to graduating LCHS senior who plans to attend an accredited/listed Christian college. Based on academics, school and community involvement, financial need, essay and recommendations.  One $6,000 award, consisting of an initial scholarship of $1,500, renewable for three additional years. Return completed application to Mrs. Van Loo.   Application

Mt. Baker Rotary Scholarships - 4/13/18  Scholarships available to graduating seniors who will be attending a four-year, two-year or vocational technical college. Based on academics, leadership, financial need, extra-curricular activities and community involvement.     Information and Application 

Republican Women of Whatcom County (RWWC) Scholarship – 4/14/18  One $500 scholarship available to a graduating HS senior who plans to attend a 4-year-2-year or vocational college. 3.0 GPA required. Based on academics, recommendation, essay on community service or political involvement, and essay on the topic : “What Conservative Female in History or Present Day Do You Admire and Why?”  Application

Student Trafficking Education Project (STEP) Scholarship – 4/15/18  For Whatcom County HS seniors, WCC or WWU students : Help prevent human trafficking by participating in 20+ hours of verified anti-trafficking awareness efforts of your choice. 3 $1000 scholarships (1 each for Whatcom County senior, WCC, WWU)   Information       Scholarship process  Application  

Ludden Memorial Scholarships – 4/26/18   Six one-time $1,000 awards available to LCHS seniors (may be divided into $500 awards). Two scholarship types : 1) Vocational-technical or two-year non-transfer community college program; 2) Four-year or two-year transfer degree. One award requirement is a connection to agriculture through school activities, work in an agricultural setting or other personal involvement in agriculture. Other criteria dependent upon scholarship. Return application to Mrs. Van Loo. Vo-Tech/CC-non-transfer degree application   Four-year/two-year transfer degree application

John Fassett Memorial Scholarship – 4/27/18 - Scholarship available to graduating Whatcom County HS seniors who will be entering a vocational-technical, community college, or 4-year college in the fall of 2018.  $500. Based significantly on community service activities, volunteering and character.  Other considerations include recommendations, academics, and career plans.  Sponsored by American Legion Riders, Post 7.  Application

BigSun Scholarship – 6/19/18  Scholarship available to senior who will be pursuing further schooling after high school and who has participated in athletics. Essay required how sports has impacted your life and influenced your career goals. $500   Information 

Imagine America Foundation Scholarships  - 12/31/2018   Up to five $1,000 scholarships available to graduating LCHS seniors who will enter a program at specific career colleges. Based on academics (2.5 GPA required), financial need and demonstrated voluntary community service in senior year. Information and Application 

Do-It (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, Technology) Scholars Summer Program at the University of Washington  For Sophomores and Juniors with a learning difference, disability or health impairment who would like to attend college. One-to-two week summer program exploring college life, careers and adaptive technology. Priority is given to students who submit applications before January 30.  Information and Application   Print application also available from Mrs. Van Loo.