2022-2023 Scholarships:

    (Scholarship information is updated frequently)  

    Make sure to continue checking back

    A variety of scholarships can be found on this page.  Directly below, you can download the local scholarships available to you through the Centralia Chehalis Chamber of Commerce, Dollars for Scholars and much larger national scholarships at the bottom of the page organized by monthly deadlines.  If you have any questions or need help with your application, please make sure to contact your school counselor.


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    You can apply for a CHS Dollars for Scholars scholarship if you are a CHS graduating senior AND you have attended classes at Centralia High School for at least one year.  Current Running Start and Futurus High School students may apply if they previously attended Centralia High School.

    Application is OPEN NOW!

    Deadline for entering and selecting scholarships is February 15.
    Deadline of applications is February 28.


    DID YOU KNOW at Centralia Community College, Valedictorians and Salutarians could receive full tuition coverage?  



    Centralia College:

    Centralia College Foundation scholarships have been established by the generosity of alumni, parents, and friends of the college. Scholarships typically range from one quarter of funding to full tuition and may be available for a second year if recipients reapply.


    Application is open from March 1-April 15



    Flagship Scholarship:  For HS seniors. No citizenship required. History of leadership or allyship in issues that affect the LGBT/Queer community. Must plan to continue this leadership/allyship in the future. No specific GPA but seeking candidates w/ high academic performance.


    Opens October 26 Deadline is December 21




    LGBT Scholarships - Through GSBA and Pride Foundation. For pursuit of post-secondary education. Additional details and application at:


    Deadline is January 6, 2023.


    Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Award-The JRF scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Additional fellowships are given to JRF Scholars to pursue opportunities to work and study abroad, and for post-graduate education.


    Deadline is January 11, 2023.


    Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship-The Live Más Scholarship Program is open to students who are employees of Taco Bell. To be considered, you must submit a two-minute video that tells the story of your life's passion.


    Deadline is January 11, 2023


    FFA Scholarships- National FFA Foundation, businesses and individuals support scholarships that are awarded to students with a wide variety of higher education plans and career goals. Scholarships support non-FFA and FFA high school seniors and collegiate members. Just one application is required for multiple opportunities.


    Deadline is January 12, 2023.


    DECA Scholarships - For current DECA member students. Apply online at:


    Deadline is January 13th, 2023.


    John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage - Essay contest open to students in grades 9-12. Go to:


    Deadline is January 13th.


    Pride Foundation Scholarship:  Awards funds to LGBTQ+ & allied* students all across Washington who have demonstrated leadership, aspire to be change makers, and would struggle to do post-secondary education without financial & community support. What makes our scholarship unique is the commitment we make. Once a scholar has applied, they become a part of our network, and have access to educational programming, social events, and supportive community. Once awarded, GSBA scholars are guaranteed up to 4 years of funding towards their certificate, associate, or undergraduate degree.  *to be considered an ally means that the applicant is active the LGBTQ+ community as the child of a LGBTQ+ parent and/or involved in LGBTQ+ clubs/activities. 


    Deadline is January 12, 2023.


    Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship - Students planning to pursue a bachelor's degree in a computer science or engineering related degree. Must have tried computer science or hardware engineering (robotics, electrical, aerospace, etc activity), must have financial need and at least a 2.3 gpa. Application online at:


    Deadline January 27th at 1:00 p.m.


    Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)-Open to graduating seniors who will be attending an accredited trade school or two- or four-year college/university. Be a resident of Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor, Pacific or Lewis county. Community service, extracurricular activities


    Deadline January 20, 2023


    Alexander Hamilton Scholars Award- The Hamilton Award recognizes young people for their academic, personal, service and entrepreneurial accomplishments; forty students across the nation are selected annually as winners of the Hamilton Award and subsequently enrolled in AHS’ five-year Empowerment Program.


    Deadline is January 25th


    The Women’s Club of Olympia-Open to all genders

    • Good scholastic standing

    • Financial need

    • Leadership characteristics

    • Good character

    • Community service

    • Plan to attend an accredited college or university, community or technical college in
      the state of Washington starting in the fall of 2023 


    Deadline is January 25, 2023


    BECU Foundation Scholarship: Must be a member/account holder at BECU, and be enrolling in college or technical school and have at least a 2.5 gpa. Apply online at:


    Deadline is January 31st.


    WA State Fair Foundation Scholarships - Multiple scholarships with varying qualifications. Information online at


    Application opens November 1st and

    Deadline is Jan.31st.


    Washington State Governor's Foster Youth Scholarship - For seniors meeting dependency requirements who have lived in WA for past 3 years, GPA of at least 2.0, and plan on enrolling in WA State college program. Online at:


    Deadline is January 31st.


    Leadership 1000 Scholarship

    The Leadership 1000 Scholarship awards funding to certain high school seniors attending eligible high schools or students enrolled in CSF’s College Services who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a Washington state college or university. Scholars receive career and financial aid guidance as well as networking opportunities with CSF Alumni and scholarship donors to ensure they graduate with a college degree and achieve success in life.


    Deadline is January 31st.


    Washington State University Scholarship - Click on 'WSU General Scholarship Application' on the right side at: https://admission.wsu.edu/scholarships/washington-resident/

    Deadline is January 31st.


    The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program:  Provides full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, and room and board each year for up to 4 years to selected students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food science, natural resource science, or a related academic discipline at

    one of 35 federally recognized tribal colleges and universities.


    Deadline is January 31st.


    USDA/1890 National Scholars Program: HS senior who plans to attend an 1890 Historically Black Land Grant Institutions to study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or another related discipline.


    Deadline is January 31st.


    The DAR American Indian Scholarship

    For Native American students of any age, any tribe, and in any state striving to get an

    education at the undergraduate or graduate levels. A one-time scholarship is awarded to

    Native American college and technical students of any age, any tribe and in any state,

    who have financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.25.


    Deadline is January 31st.





    Naomi Winston Scholarship in Art- In honor of Shirley Rabb Winston, NSAL established an annual scholarship for young classical singers age 16-22. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent and promise of future success. The scholarship funds are only for private study, special training or personal advancement in the applicant’s vocal career. They can be used for workshops, voice teachers, summer programs, college tuition, housing or travel. In most years, as many as eight to ten scholarships are awarded in varying amounts.


    Deadline is February 1st.


    Eastern WA University Scholarship - Application online at https://www.ewu.edu/apply/tuition/scholarships/

    Deadline is February 1st.


    John F. & Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund for Art Education-- For students ages 18 -35, pursuing a profession in visual arts and be skilled and devoted to the classical or conservative tradition.


    Deadline is February 1st.


    Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation - Numerous scholarships awarded in a variety of categories, search those offered to Washington state students (you don't need to attend a college in WA however). There is a small fee for each scholarship you apply for. Apply early and include all documents. For further information, visit


    Once there, click on the scholarship link and choose Washington State. This will open up all of the scholarships available. Read requirements for each to see if you qualify.

    Deadline is February 1st!


    HACER® Scholarships for Hispanic Students- For HS seniors who plan to go to a 2- or 4-year college or university. Must have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage, have a min. 3.0 GPA, and be a legal resident.


    Deadline is February 5th


    Elks National Foundation - Legacy Awards Scholarship - Seniors who are children or grandchildren of Elks member.


    Deadline for submission is February 6, 2023.


    Washington Opportunity Scholarship- Baccalaureate -Scholarships for essays on the impact that Alzheimer’s disease has had on their own lives and others in their family and community.


    Deadline for submission is February 11, 2023.


    Take the SCAD Challenge! SCAD Scholarships for Juniors & Seniors-The undergraduate SCAD - Savannah College of Art and Design - challenge is open to current juniors and seniors in high school as of the 2022-23 academic year. You can compete for an academic scholarship in the categories listed below:

    Undergraduate categories

    • 2D design 

    • 3D design

    • Acting and performing arts

    • Animation, motion and technology

    • Fashion

    • Film

    • Graphic design

    • Photography

    • Writing


    Deadline for submission is February 13, 2023.


    Oregon State Univ. Scholar Dollars: Must be accepted to OSU prior to applying.


    Deadline is February 15th.


    American Association of University Women (AAUW) - Female, high school seniors or female college students planning to attend or are attending approved college, university, technical or trade school. Application can be requested at aauwlcscholarship@gmail.com Your paper copy must be mailed and postmarked by

    Deadline of February 15th.


    Washington State Employees Credit Union – Open to any WSECU member in good standing. Applications online at


    Opens in December with Deadline mid-February.


    Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship- The recipients of GAR scholarships are exceptionally qualified high school students with demonstrated financial need whose parents or guardians have, or had, a career in the financial services industry.


    Deadline is February 15th.


     Vegetarian Resource Group - Scholarship given to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.


    Deadline is February 20th


    Association of Computer Professionals in Education-Open to graduating Washington and Oregon seniors. Have been actively involved in the innovative use of technology during their high school careers and are planning to pursue studies in a technology-related field.


    Deadline is February 20, 2023


    The Coolidge Scholarship for America-The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States.

    • Be a current high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2024

    • Be an American citizen or legal permanent resident

    • Winners may use the scholarship to pursue any academic major

    • Academic excellence is the primary criteria considered.

    • Secondary criteria is an interest in public policy and an appreciation of the values President Coolidge championed

    • Community is required

    • Applicants must also complete a few reading assignments before applying, so start early!


    Deadline is February 23, 2023.


    Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association (WSNLA) - For seniors planning on attending a Northwest Accredited institution and pursuing a major in the Horticultural Industry. Apply online at www.wsnla.org/charitablefund

    Deadline is February 28th.


    College Board Opportunity Scholarships - Create an account on College Board or link a current account. Complete tasks and be entered into a scholarship pool online at


    Deadline is February 28th.


    Washington State Opportunities Scholarship – For students entering college in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), health care or teaching field.. Must have at least a 2.75 GPA. Helps low - middle income WA residents attending school in state. Check online for a list of approved major, income guidelines, and included colleges.  Application online at


    January 4th with a deadline on February 28th.




    Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation - Two scholarships for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing postsecondary education or training.

    Undergraduate/Associate Scholarship - apply online at


    Opens January 1st and the deadline is March 1st.


    Robert J Handy and WSSR Foundation Scholarship -Open to high school seniors

    • Must be a Washington resident

    • Must be pursuing a career in education

    • Minimum GPA of 3.0

    • Statewide 16 Washington State School Retirees' Association (WSSRA) and 16 PEMCO/Robert J Handy Scholarships will be awarded to students whose degree would be in one of these areas: teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, social worker or school psychologist.


    Deadline is March 1, 2023


    American Indian Endowed Scholarships - Have close social and cultural ties to an American Indian tribe in Washington,

    intend to use your education to benefit their community and have demonstrated financial need. Apply online at


    Opens in December with a deadline of March 1, 2022.


    Central WA University Scholarship - Application online at https://www.cwu.edu/scholarships/scholarship-central

    Deadline is March 1st.


    WA State School Retirees’ Assoc. - Seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA who plan to have a career in the “field of education”.  Areas of study can be teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist or psychologist. Apply online at: 


    Must be completed online, printed and postmarked by March 1st.


    WA State School Retirees’ Assoc.- Gene Forrester - Seniors who plan to major in AG Education at WSU apply online at


    Must be completed online, printed and postmarked by March 1st.


    Cancer Unwrapped - High School Writing Contest and Scholarship. Open to students in grades 9-12 in WA State. Essay about experience with cancer and how it has affected your life. Application at:


    Deadline is March 3rd.


    Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship - Seniors planning to attend 2/4 year institution or vocational training. Some additional requirements depending on the college path being pursued. Based on academic merit, extracurricular activities and financial need. Applicants will be judged on their academic merit, extracurricular achievements--both scholastically and in their community--and financial need. Two ways to apply: Both must be mailed.

    Link to the 2020 Fillable Form (can type directly in the document, then print, and mail-in):


    Link to the 2022 Manual Form (to print, then handwrite answers, and mail-in):


    Deadline is March 10, 2023.


    Smart Choices Scholarship - Seniors from WIAA member high schools for excellence in athletics/activities, academics, leadership and community service. Apply online at


    Deadline is March 15th.


    Horatio Alger Scholarship for Seniors-The Horatio Alger Association offers several scholarship programs that require an applicant to pursue a specific degree or attend a specific university. There are many scholarships available for specific schools, including some in Montana and Idaho.


    • Be a high school senior-Critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family)-Integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity-United States citizenship


    Deadline is March 15, 2023.


    Hearthstone Housing Foundation - Students from low-income families with 3.0 GPA planning on continuing the education or training. Apply online at


    Deadline is March 31st.


    Twin Star Community Foundation - Seniors who are members in good standing with TwinStar Credit Union and planning

    on continuing their education. Applications available to download online at: www.TwinStarCU.com/scholarships

    Application is open in January and due March 31,2023.


    Black Future Foundation Scholarship-  Black or African-American.  GPA ≥2.7.   Residency in the United States. High School Senior.  Must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.  (2) Letters of recommendation,  Transcript,   (2) Essay questions


    Deadline is March 31, 2023




    Mike Oechsner Memorial Scholarship-Applicants must be female in their senior year of high school, demonstrate a class schedule sufficient to satisfy graduation curricula requirements showing graduating with their class in June. Must have earned two letters in a varsity sport in high school and plan to pursue post-secondary education, either college or vocational trade. Must be currently enrolled in a Lewis County high school, Tenino High School, or Rochester High School. Must attach a letter outlining their future career and athletic goals.


    Deadline is April 1, 2023


    Masonic Legacy and Masonic Youth Order (Robert Morris Lodge) - Application opens January 20th and information

    online at www.scottishrite.org/philanthropy/scholarships/national/

    Deadline is April 20th.


    Student View Scholarship Program-High school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. Washington seniors who apply for the scholarship will also be automatically entered into the drawing for the new $500 Washington Senior Scholarship.


    Deadline is April 23, 2023


    Visiting Nurses Foundation Scholarship- Candidates who are presently enrolled, or who have applied or intend to apply for enrollment in courses of study related to home health and hospice care, or comfort therapy are given consideration for scholarship. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Seeking a field that aligns with the mission of the Visiting Nurses Foundation and their programs.


    Submit applications to Jackie Jewell- vndirector@localacces.com

    Deadline is April 20, 2023




    The Ann Gallagher Memorial Scholarship-Qualifications: Graduating High School Senior. Son or Daughter of Union Building Trades Members. Minimum 500 word essay on why this scholarship is important to you.


    Deadline is May 19, 2023


    ARTrails of Southwest Washington- A typed, one page essay that explains your future intentions as they relate to the visual arts. Include your current art process and describe the images you’re submitting for your portfolio.

     A copy of your high school transcript. 2 letters of recommendation. A portfolio of your 5 best artworks. Portfolio Images must be submitted as jpeg files between 1 and 10 megabytes and at least 300dpi.  Be sure to include your first and last name in the title of each image you submit. This will help our jurors keep track of your artwork.§  

    Example: EllieAckleyImage1, EllieAckleyImage2, 3, 4, 5.  Image quality is very important: Make sure your artwork is well lit and in focus, with a plain background behind it.  Have questions? Email us and we will help you! 

    Deadline is May 19, 2023


    B. Davis Scholarship-Must be a high school junior or senior or be registered in any post secondary institution.


    Deadline is May 21, 2023



    Lewis County Dairy Women Scholarship- If you are a graduate of high school, home-school, or have obtained a G.E.D. and are enrolled in a two or four-year college institution or an accredited technical or trade school, please submit an application. The Lewis County Dairy Ambassador and Alternate Ambassador cannot apply for this scholarship in the year that they serve. Please specify how you qualify for this scholarship. Please refer to the Dairy Community Scholarship


    Rule #8: The applicant for this scholarship must qualify in one of the following ways;

    A. Lived or worked on a dairy cattle farm for at least one year in the past five years or

    lived or worked on a dairy cattle farm for not less than three cumulative years

    during his/her life.

    B. Be the son or daughter of a dairy cattle farmer.

    C. Be a member of the Lewis County Dairy Women.

    D. Owner or operator of a dairy cattle farm.

    E. Had a 4-H or FFA dairy heifer or dairy cow project for two years.

    F. Be employed or parent(s) employed full time in a support phase of the dairy industry; e.g. dairy processor, cheese factory worker, DHIA supervisor, milk truck driver, A-I Technician, Veterinarian, equipment or feed supplier.

    Deadline is June 1, 2023



    Big Sun Athletics-Open to all high school or college athletes. Level of participation is not important. Must write a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) 


    Deadline is June 19, 2023



    AES Engineering 2023 Scholarship-The $500 scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character as determined by an evaluation of your essay. Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. Open to high school seniors who will be attending a post-secondary educational facility. 


    Deadline is October 8, 2023




    Various requirements and deadlines.


    Scholarship America - Listings for many scholarships administered by Scholarship America.

    Various requirements and deadlines.



    Colleges of Distinction- Mega List of Scholarships for the Class of 2022-2023

    Various requirements and deadlines.



    StudentScholarships.org - This website posts many scholarships with a variety of options for students.


    Various requirements and deadlines.


    Incredible Health Nursing Scholarships and Grants resource guide - This link contains numerous links to scholarships and nursing career resources.

    Various requirements and deadlines.



    Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation - Two scholarships for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing post-secondary education or training.

    Career & Technical Education Scholarship - apply online at


    This application is open all year long and completed applications are processed monthly.


    WA State Fair Foundation Blue Ribbon Scholarships - multiple available!

    The Washington State Fair Foundation has multiple scholarship opportunities for Washington students to continue their education. Scholarships are available for two- and four-year colleges, trade/technical schools and career training!  Please visit the Washington State Fair Scholarship website for the details –

    multiple scholarships are available and each one has its own criteria. Copies of each scholarship description are also available at the YHS Career Center.


    Deadlines range from January 31, 2003 to April 2023.


    The Gates Scholarship-The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.

    To apply, students must be:

    • A high school senior-From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American

    • Pell-eligible

    • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident

    • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 

     Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

    *For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required


    Opens July 2023-Deadline is September 2023.


    Imagine America Scholarships for Trade Schools-The Imagine America Foundation (IAF) provides Scholarships for Trade School and Career College Students at IAF participating institutions. Washington residents can use these scholarships at participating institutions such as the Online Academy of Art University as well as ECPI University online. To see participating programs in other states. visit Imagine America's scholarship webpage.

    Various requirements and deadlines



    Do-It Scholarships-Scholarships for students with disabilities - there is a wide array of eligible disabilities from autoimmune diseases to autism and more.

    Various requirements and deadlines



    The WashBoard- Washington State high school students

    Various requirements and deadlines



    The Seattle Foundation-Criteria varies for each scholarship.

    Various requirements and deadlines



    Scholarship Finder-Criteria varies for each scholarship.

    Various requirements and deadlines




    Gear Up Washington State-Criteria varies for each scholarship.

    Various requirements and deadlines



    Affordable Colleges-Top scholarships for students with disabilities.

    Various requirements and deadlines



    Scholarships A-Z-A list of scholarships for immigrant students (DACA and/or Undocumented students).

    Various requirements and deadlines



    The Scholarship System-A list of scholarships for students interested in attending trade schools.

    Various scholarships and deadlines



    2021-22 Scholarships: 


    Hi, Seniors;
    If you are thinking you are doing some kind of medical work with children, this could be for you.
    Local family, the Markstrom’s, developed this scholarship after losing their son at a young age.  They would most likely want a local student, so please apply if you qualify!
    The 2022-2023 Centralia College Scholarship Application Replacement Opens Friday, March 18 and closes April 18!
    Due to the cyber attack at Centralia College, this web application has been re-set. 
    The new application will be found on the College website on one of the rotating front banners, at http://www.centralia.edu/funding/scholarships.aspx starting this Friday, 3/18/22.
    EVERYONE must submit the new form, even if an application was submitted in our other system this year. We no longer have access to applications submitted between 1/1/2022 and 2/14/2022, so all students will need to RE-SUBMIT applications using the new form!!
    We will have some assistance to complete this application next week in the career center on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 22 and 23rd.  


    Hey, seniors,
    Need more scholarship opportunities? Did you miss the DFS deadline? We have you covered.
    These are IN ADDITION TO CHS Dollars for Scholars and can help you in your educational endeavors next year, and they are local!
    Here you go!
    The Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce has posted several scholarships on their web page with links to applications.
    Summary From the Chamber of Commerce:
    If you plan on furthering your education after high school, please take a look at the scholarships offered through the Chamber of Commerce. Below are the seven scholarships available. All scholarships are due by 4:00 pm on May 27th, 2022. Please make sure to have them turned into the Chamber of Commerce before the due date!
    The 2022 Rainier Connect STEM Scholarship (Available to all 2022 graduating Seniors from WF West or Centralia High School)
    The Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce 2022 Rob Fuller Scholarship Application (Available to all children or grandchildren of current Chamber Members that are seniors at W.F. West or Centralia High School).
    The 2022 Visiting Nurses Foundation Scholarship (Available to all 2022 graduating Seniors from W.F. West or Centralia High School).
    The 2022 Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP Cheyllyn Collinsworth Scholarship (Available to all 2022 graduating Seniors Centralia High School).
    The 2022 Centralia Community Foundation Education Scholarship (Available to all 2022 graduating seniors from Centralia High School)
    The 2022 Title Guaranty Company of Lewis County Citizenship Scholarship (Available to all 2022 graduating seniors from Centralia High School)
    The 2022 TwinStar Credit Union Business Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship (Available to all 2022 graduating seniors from Centralia High School)

    Ritch Trust- Security State Bank Scholarship

    Please open all three documents, read, print and apply according to the timelines included.

    Ritch Trust 1 of 3

    Ritch Trust 2 of 3 APP

    Ritch Trust 3 of 3

    I-5 Toyota Scholarship

    Who: Class of 2022

    Re: I-5 Toyota Scholarship

    Due: May 1, 2022

    Special: Mail or deliver in person to I-5 Toyota in Chehalis, after completing the application WITH the cover page.


    Go here to download application.

    Click on about us.


    Choose I-5 Toyota Scholarship on the left banner.


    Follow the directions on the pages below. Download the application.  Provide all documentation. Print and add cover letter.  Mail or deliver to I-5 Toyota by May 1, 2022, Attn: Scholarship Committee



    1. Essay (40 points)
    2. A two-page double-spaced essay (approximately 500 words) including who you are, what your plans are after high school, and why you should be awarded this scholarship.
    4. Two Letters of Recommendation on letterhead (30 points):
    5. One from a teacher or school advisor. One from an employer or a representative of a service or charitable organization, or a community member.
    6. Resume (15 points)
    7. One-page outline of high school achievements, activities, awards, work and/or volunteer experience.
    8. High School Transcript (15 points) Bonus points will be given to applicants that have either participated in or volunteered to help with the I-5 Toyota Back-to-School Dash sponsored by I-5 Toyota; the proceeds of this event fund this scholarship.
    9. Video - Optional/Encouraged (Bonus points) Video of you explaining your perception of how the I-5 Auto Group has contributed to our amazing community and how you plan to be a part of that. Send your video to: Our Dropbox
    10. Applications must be submitted by May 1st to: Mail/Drop off at I-5 Toyota Attn: Scholarship Committee


    1. Selection of recipients will be done by the I-5 Toyota Scholarship Committee.
    2. Scholarships will be awarded to the recipient at school's scholarship night.
    3. The Scholarships are not renewable and must be used during the school year immediately following graduation, unless an exception is formally approved for special circumstances by the Scholarship Committee.
    4. Scholarship checks will be made out to the recipient and the school/training center where the recipient will be enrolled. It is the recipient's responsibility to notify I-5 Toyota of their school/training center.



    Heidi Pehl - heidipehl@i-5cars.com Melissa Ryan - melissaryan@i-5cars.com Tonja Vlach - tonjavlach@i-5cars.com


    I-5 Toyota ATTN: Scholarship Committee 1950 NW Louisiana Avenue, Chehalis, WA 98532


    Contact Tonja Vlach at tonjavlach@i-5cars.com or please call 360-347-2517

    Download the I-5 Toyota Scholarship Application

    Please click on this link to find the TWO PAGE application, with attached and required cover page.


    PDF Directions for the I-5 Toyota Scholarship: I-5 Toyota Scholarship Directions

    To: All Seniors, Class of 2022

    From: The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound

    Re: Ellen Anderson de Moise Scholarship

    Due Date: April 12, 2022.

    Open: Now until April 12th.


    Good afternoon,


    I'm happy to let you know that the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound’s 2022 Scholarship Cycle is open!  


    This includes the Ellen Anderson de Moise Scholarship and Next Step Scholarship, available for eligible Lewis County graduating seniors. 


    Click here:




    Students can submit their applications online through April 12th. They’ll find the information and instructions they need to get started by clicking HERE.  


    NEW for 2022: we’re excited to announce that we’ve adopted a universal application process. This is great news for students, because it allows them to fill out a single application that will match them with as many opportunities as they’re eligible for. Our hope is that this change will make it a little less burdensome to apply. As always, if you or the students you work with have questions, we are here to support however we can. 


    Questions: Melissa Rosscup mrosscup@thecommunityfoundation.com


    CHS students: The Ellen Anderson de Moise Scholarship is a super scholarship and it is renewable.  We have had a long history of successful applicants to this scholarship.


    If you have questions, See your CHS counselor or Marilyn Haskins in the career center.


    Any foster care student…  we want to invite you to apply for this tremendous scholarship provided by the state of Washington.


    What: Washington State Governor’s Scholarship for Foster Youth

    Who: Any senior, class of 2022 foster care student (see specifics in link)

    When: January 31, 2022

    Specifics: From $2,000-4,000, renewable

    Link to apply: https://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/scholarship/governors-scholarship-for-foster-youth/#about         

    Your CHS Counseling Team



    What: Mike Oechsner (pronounced X-ner) Memorial Scholarship for the class of 2022

    When: Due April 1, 2022

    How: Follow the Link on this page.


    • This is a one-time submission.
    • Please have all associated documents ready before you open the application.


    From Mike Oechsner Jr…..



    Applications are now open for the 2022 Mike Oechsner Memorial Scholarship.


    The application is online and can be found at http://leadable.info/XScholarship


    Prior to completing the application, students are encouraged to be ready with a PDF version of the following:

    • Resume outlining athletics, academics, leadership, and organizations
    • Unofficial transcript
    • Personal statement
    • Letters of Recommendation


    Please share this with your students!


    Mike Oechsner Jr.

    Click on hyperlinks for more information on each scholarship.

    Twin Star PDF 1 of 2


    Twin Star PDF 2 of 2


    Twin Star Scholarship is an awesome scholarship.  Fill out.  Print.  Mail in.

    Follow details included in the directions on the application page. 


    Come by the counseling center for a printed version of the scholarship if you cannot print the PDF.



    Washington State School Retirees’ Association Scholarships 21-22



    Eight WSSR- Foundation Scholarships- For those going into education; teacher, counselor, speech therapy, occupational therapy,  or school psychologist. $1500.00, or $900.00 renewable. See details on web.  

    Two Gene Forrester Memorial for those going to Washington State and majoring in Agriculture Education at WSU. $2000.00 each. See web for details.



    Seniors in 2022, overall GPA of 3.0 or higher



    Due no later than March 1, 2022


    How to apply:


    Go to Scholarships Tab, Click “learn more” , then you will see the qualifications and PDF application. This is a scholarship on the web, but needs to be completed on paper and mailed.


    Make sure to follow their directions specifically, including font size, how to package and send. 


    Mail to: WSSRA, PO BOX 5127, Lacey, WA 98509

    What is the lowdown on CHS scholarships?  Here's a beginning primer, or "the 411".

    CHS Scholarship 411 for the class of 2022


    All scholarships are published to the class of 2022 three ways:

    • CHS Counseling center web page: https://www.centralia.k12.wa.us/Page/3648  
    • Skyward wall home page on each senior’s page and parent’s page (if you have Skyward)
    • Email when we send something on Skyward wall.

                       Is your parent email in Skyward?

    Main Scholarships:

    Centralia Dollars for Scholars

    • Local Centralia Group of citizens that raise money specifically for Centralia High School
    • Deadlines to apply in 3 steps: Feb 1, Feb 15, Feb 28. Must complete all steps to qualify
    • Scholarship Night in Late May, awarding over 100 scholarships.
    • Opens December 1, 2021. (perfect time to get started over winter break!)
    • See link: https://centraliahs.dollarsforscholars.org/index.php?section=chapterWebsite&action=main&fwID=220
    • Around 45 scholarships are given in this ONE STOP SHOP place to apply.
    • Awards from $500 - $5000 or more. Awarded around $100,000 last year.

    College Scholarships

    • Colleges (like Centralia College, EWU, CWU, UW etc.,) can offer money to attend their college.
      • If CC, you must apply to CC and complete the FAFSA to be eligible.
    • CC awards them AFTER you have applied as a student and for the scholarship (two different applications)
    • Awards can be partial tuition or more.
    • Check with the four year college you might be attending and apply to their specific scholarships

    College Bound Scholarship

    • Awarded by the state of Washington, accessed by completing FAFSA or WAFSA
    • Applied for in 7th or 8th
    • Meet criteria for the scholarship, see CBS pledge:

    As part of the College Bound sign-up process, students pledge to:

    • Graduate from a Washington State high school or approved home school program with a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher.
    • Have no felony convictions.
    • Apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) beginning their senior year.

    To receive the scholarship, students must fulfill the pledge and:

    • Apply for the FAFSA or WASFA every year while in college, and be income eligible. Colleges use information from the FAFSA and WASFA to determine income eligibility.

    • Be accepted to an eligible college and begin attending within one year of high school graduation.
    • Meet program state residency requirements.


    Other Scholarships

    • Some scholarships are OUTSIDE of Centralia High School and Dollars for Scholars, and you must apply on their timeline with their criteria.
    • Here’s a perfect example (counselors posted this in October), there may be 15-20 more of these posted on our web page and sent to you in the future, CHECK OFTEN, or watch the 2022 newsletter from CHS counselors.


    Scholarship Helpers:

    Laurel Orosco is our Centralia College Connection. She can help with FAFSA, WAFSA,  CC scholarships, release forms, and more.

    • Email: orosco@centralia.edu
    • 279-201-8446 (you can also text her here at this number)
    • Here at CHS from 8:00AM- 3:00PM Tuesdays in the Career Center
    • Sign up to see her by signing on her clipboard in the Career Center


    • Jim Parker, Counselor, Scholarship Helper
    • Michael VanBuskirk, Counselor, Scholarship Helper
    • Jay Raish, DFS Application knowledge master:  chs.dfs@gmail.com      
    • Lori Gabler, DFS President: lori.gabler@comcast.net                  
    • Marilyn Haskins can help in the career center: mhaskins@centralia.wednet.edu             

     Your senior CHS teachers are good resources for letter writing, applying to college, etc.


    Center for Quality Communities Scholarship

    Sponsored by City of Centralia Council, Mark Westley, contact: wesdawg63@gmail.com          


    Student eligibility Students interested in competing for the Center for Quality Communities scholarship must be:

    • Involved (or have been involved) with a city government or a community/school leadership activity;
    • Eligible to graduate from high school, complete home schooling, or receive a GED in spring/summer 2022;
    • A Washington state resident; and
    • Planning to continue education in the 2022-2023 academic year at an accredited college, community college, or trade school on at least a half-time basis.




    • Applications are due December 15th.
    • City of Centralia Council and CHS staff review.
    • Short interview with Centralia City Council on January 11, 2022 (must be available for this interview).
    • Screen awards by January 14, 2022.
    • Announce winner/recipient in March 2022.


    See Jim Parker, Counselor A-Le






    Washington Opportunity: Due October 24, 2021



    College Bound Scholarship:

    Prequlaify in grade 7/8, meet income and eligibility requirment:

    Apply by completing FAFSA.


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