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Saturday work opportunity-Second Chance Thrift Store

Second Chance Thrift Store is looking for LCHS students to work at the store on Saturdays (9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.).  Qualified candidates must have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and a passion for Christian Education. Duties include clerking, customer service, light cleaning, and organizing. Candidates need to be able to work independently and able to make judgments with minimum supervision. Good at teamwork.  Application

Work Opportunity – Gardening

Part-time job gardening for an elderly Lynden couple. Call Donna at (360) 778-2832.   Information

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program

Ages 15-18 ½. Scholarships available to study abroad in Germany. Requirements : US citizen, 3.0 GPA.  Information 

Horatio Alger Scholarship Program – 10/25/17

State and National scholarships available for graduating seniors pursuing a bachelor's degree at an accredited U.S. college (four-year or 2-year planning to transfer) beginning not later than the fall of 2017. $7,000-25,000.  Requirements : U.S. citizen; 2.0 minimum GPA. Based on academics, perseverance in overcoming adversity, financial need and involvement in co-curricular and community service activities.  Information and Applications

Voice of Democracy Patriotic Audio Essay Competition – 10/30/17

Gr. 9-12  Write and record an original 3-5 minute audio essay on the topic of “American History : Our Hope for the Future.” Application available from Mrs. Van Loo.

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation - 10/31/17

 Four-year scholarships available to graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary school. Requirements : 3.0 GPA.  For citizenship qualifications, check the application.  Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Information and application 

Whatcomics 2017– 10/31/17

Grades 6-12 – Opportunity to get your original artwork showcased in an annual publication with other teen artists and doodlers from Whatcom County.  Information 

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards – 11/7/17

 For grades 5-12. If you engaged in a significant volunteer activity occurring in part within the last twelve months or served in a significant leadership role in a group activity, you may be eligible for this award. Essay required summarizing your community service, including your motivation to serve, the effort required, the impact that it had, and personal growth that took place. Awards available on both state and national levels. Information and application  Return completed application to Mrs. Van Loo.

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship – 11/20/17

For graduating seniors planning to attend an accredited, non-profit, four-year, two-year or vocational technical college in the United States, who have demonstrated leadership in school activities or through work experience, and also display a strong commitment to and involvement in community service. 2.8 GPA required. $1,000 Return application to Mrs. Van Loo.    Application  

Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities – 11/28/17 deadline or until 700 applications have been submitted

For graduating seniors who plan to enroll full-time or half-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college/university in the US. Applicants must have an identified disability; 3.0 GPA required; $2,500 renewable scholarships for full-time students; up to $1,250 for half-time students Information and Application     

AXA Achievement Scholarships – 12/15/17

State and national scholarships available to graduating seniors who are US citizens or legal residents and who plan to attend a two or four-year U.S. college on a full-time basis.  Based on academics and demonstrated achievement, ambition and self-drive in school, community or workplace activities.  Scholarships of $25,000 and $10,000. Information and application  Apply early since scholarship process closes once 10,000 applications have been received.

Burger King Scholars Program – 12/15/17

Scholarships available to graduating HS seniors in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, who plan to attend a four-year, community or vocational-technical college full-time. Minimum 2.5 GPA required. Based on academics, work experience, and extracurricular and/or community service activities. Awards range from $1,000 to $50,000. Information and Application

Whatcom County Student Athlete Todd Curran Memorial Scholarships – 12/31/17- Two scholarships available to graduating Whatcom County high school seniors. Requirements include involvement in both sports and community service activities and at least a 3.0 GPA. Based also on recommendations and written statement. $8,000 ($2,000 a year for 4 years).  Scholarship Information  Application 

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarships – 1/11/18

Variety of scholarships available to Asian American and Pacific Highlander HS seniors who will be entering university/college beginning in the Fall of 2018.  2.7 GPA required; other criteria dependent on scholarship.   Information  

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