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Please check in with this web page now and again for important announcements and opportunities, including scholarships, testing information, and the occasional event. Feel free to contact me throughout the year with any questions, concerns, or opportunities you may know of that you'd like me to share with our students.

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Alison Hawley
Counselor
Davenport Middle and High School
ahawley@davenportsd.org
(509) 725-4021

Announcements:

Course Descriptions: Click this link to find more information about courses offered in the 2019-2020 school year.

Seniors - The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opened on October 1st for the 2020-2021 school year!  If you are considering a two year, four year, career or technical college next fall, YOU should complete the FAFSA!  Not sure where to start?  Contact Ms. Hawley for FAFSA help, or schedule an appointment with your parent/guardian for one on one assistance with completing your application. 

Juniors and Seniors - Need to take a college entrance exam?
Visit www.sat.org to register for the SAT, or www.actstudent.org for the ACT. Not sure which one to take? Stop by my office and we'll weigh out your options. Most schools will accept either one, but to be sure, check with the college of your preference. Both test monthly throughout the year. Juniors, I recommend waiting until the March administration or later for your first exam. Seniors, to test or retest for a better score, you'll want to have your final attempt in by the November administration for college applications and January administration for scholarships. Good luck, and don't forget the study materials available online and in our library!

Free Official SAT Practice: Visit SATpractice.org for fantastic SAT prep including practice questions, full length practice tests, diagnostic quizzes, tutorials and more! These cleverly designed tools will help you focus your practice to do your best on the test. Khan Academy is partnering with College Board to provide you with the best materials possible, and best of all, they are free!

Attention 7th and 8th Graders: The Washington College Bound Scholarship program is a commitment of college scholarship funds to selected Washington middle school students. To be eligible, all you need to do is meet the family income standards, take a pledge to graduate from high school with at least a 2.0 GPA, and be a good citizen. Family income from your senior year will be verified upon high school graduation. This is not a competitive scholarship; applicants who sign up by the deadline and meet eligibility requirements receive funds! Apply online at: >http://www.readysetgrad.org/college/college-bound-scholarship-program Deadline: June 30 of your 8th grade year.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Start your scholarship search online! There are several search engines that can help you match your abilities, talents, and interests with thousands of dollars in scholarships.Beware of any company that wants you to pay for a scholarship search; there are plenty of free services out there. Here are a few links I recommend:

www.thewashboard.org Here, you can create a profile that will match you with scholarships you qualify for. This is a great way to hear about opportunities that might otherwise pass you by. (By the Washington Scholarship Coalition)

www.studentscholarships.org Like The Washboard, you create a profile and this service helps match you with scholarships. See below for other national search engines.

www.fastweb.com

www.collegeanswer.com

www.meritaid.com

Keep in mind that individual colleges offer many scholarships based on financial need, academic merit, areas of study, student activities and more. Make sure to contact the college of your choice for more information

Virtual Possibilities Network:

Provides scholarships for graduating high school seniors or undergraduate students with their primary focus of study in engineering or science. Must be enrolled (or enrolling) as a full time student at one of these higher education institutions: Community Colleges of Spokane, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, North Idaho College, Washington State University, Whitworth University, or University of Idaho. Please contact your institution for scholarship information.

FFA Student Scholarships: Numerous scholarships to deserving FFA members nationwide. Eligibility and award amounts vary by scholarship. One application, 1,800 scholarships. Visit www.ffa.org/scholarships for more information and an application. Deadline: Varies

Fair Chance Scholarship: 
$3000 awarded to 20 students from across the state of Washington pursuing higher education. Minimum GPA of 2.7, must be working, volunteering, or involved in a school-sponsored activity for at least 8 hours per month on average, and prior involvement with the Fair (FFA, 4H, etc.) and need may be considered but not required. Apply online at https://thefairfoundation.awardspring.com beginning November 1st.  Deadline: January 31, 2020

Washington State Opportunity Scholarships:  WSOS prepares Washington students to meet the state's workforce shortages by offering two scholarship programs for students pursuing a credential leading to a high-demand career in the state. Both scholarship funds are flexible and can be used to cover tuition, fees, and other costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food, and more.

-  (BaS): Provides up to $22,500 for scholars pursuing a bachelor's degree in more than 150 high-demand STEM or healthcare majors.  Starts at $1000 and both renews and increases as you progress in your education.  Apply now!
-  (CTS): Provides $1,500 per quarter for scholars pursuing a certificate, apprenticeship, or associate degree in a high-demand trade, STEM, or healthcare field such as welding, manufacturing, or information technology.  High school applicants wait to apply in April; the Spring 2020 quarter application is open now.

Visit this link for more information and the application. Deadline: February 6. 2020


WSECU Scholarship: For members of Washington State Employees Credit Union, $2500 for four year college or graduate school, $1500 for two year college or vocational school. Apply online at this linkDeadline: February 10, 2020

CCS Foundation Scholarship: The Community Colleges of Spokane offer one general scholarship application for multiple scholarship opportunities - a "must do" for anyone considering SFCC or SCC for Fall of 2020!  Start early and don't procrastinate!  Visit ccsfoundation.org/scholarships for more information and the application. Deadline: February 28, 2020

Innovia Foundation Scholarship Opportunities: Visit this website to apply for the following scholarship opportunities: https://innovia.org/students/apply-for-a-scholarship/ 

  • Lucille I. Hudon Scholarship: Applicants must be entering their first year of post-secondary education, have maintained a 3.0 GPA (or its equivalent) in the last two years of secondary education, and have resided for two years in one of the following counties: Spokane, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens or Whitman counties in Washington, or Kootenai, Shoshone, Bonner or Boundary counties in Idaho.  Please note applicants will use the external application through Scholarship America and mail references to Innovia. Deadline: March 2, 2020

  • Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Scholarship: Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates of Lincoln County,  Washington schools, or from that part of Spokane County in the Reardan-Edwall School District, or a direct descendant of someone previously employed by Dale D. Wilson regardless of their current residence location. Preference will be given to descendants of Dale D. Wilson's employees and to those in the Mondovi Grange area (Reardan-Edwall and Davenport school districts). Recipients may reapply in subsequent years.  Deadline: March 2, 2020

  • Mark and Kay Burkett Scholarship: Applicants must be American citizens demonstrating financial need and academic achievement. Preference shall be given to students with community service experience. Students must reside in or have attended high school within the geographic region served by Innovia Foundation. Previous recipients are eligible to re-apply. Deadline: March 2, 2020

AWC Center for Quality Communities Scholarship:  Up to six $1,500 scholarships for high school students who plan to pursue a post-secondary degree in fall 2020.  Applicants must be involved (or have been involved) with a city government or with a community/school leadership activity.  Local applicants must live within the city limits of Davenport.  Visit cfqc.org for more information and an application.  Local applicants will submit their applications to City Hall.  Deadline: March 9, 2020

Foundation for Davenport Schools:
The Foundation for Davenport Schools' mission is to strengthen the scholarship, academic, and cultural opportunities for Davenport School District students. The scholarships below are available to 2020 DHS graduating seniors. Deadline for all: March 20, 2020

  • Ron and Margaret Barbee Scholarship: Minimum 3.0 GPA. Ron and Margaret were life-long learners and strong supporters of Davenport students. Applicants must attend a 4-year state or private school and have community service and/or extracurricular activities. Click here for more information and an application.

  • Ron Barbee Science Scholarship: Applicant must be majoring in a field that will lead to a Bachelor of Science degree.  Minimum 3.0 GPA overall; minimum 3.5 GPA in 7 semester science coursework. Click here for more information and an application.

  • Davenport Memorial Scholarship: There is no minimum GPA. This award is funded by individual donations in honor, or memory, of an individual or graduation class. The number of scholarships to be awarded is dependent on available funds. Click here for more information and an application.

  • Foundation for Davenport Schools Scholarship: Minimum 2.5 GPA. The number of scholarships to be awarded is dependent on available funds. Click here for more information and an application.

Dale and Alice Wilson Scholarship: This application is for students who attended classes and graduated from Davenport High School ONLY. It will provide you with 4 years of scholarship monies; you have 5 years to receive the four years of scholarship once you graduate. Scholarship winners must reapply annually. A 3.0 GPA or above is required in order to be eligible to receive this scholarship. You must be a full time student. This scholarship is for undergraduate level of study, only. First time applicants Click here Reapplying? Click here instead. Deadline: March 27, 2020

Judge W. M. Nevins Scholarship: $1,200 scholarship open to Lincoln County students; extra points to those with family in the military or a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars or its auxiliary, but anyone is welcome to apply. Click here for more information and an application. Deadline: March 31, 2020

Marsden Scholarship: 
Up to $30,000 over four years for students from eastern Washington and northern Idaho who push themselves inside and outside of the classroom.  Opens February 1st; visit https://stjohns-cathedral.org/marsden-scholarship
 for more information and an application.  Deadline: March 31, 2020

Inland Northwest Car Club:
$1500 for students enrolling in an accredited college, university, trade school or other post-high school facility approved by the Scholarship Board.  Must have a 2.5 minimum GPA; may reapply for a maximum of three scholarships from this fund.  Click here for more information and an application.  Deadline: April 1, 2020

Smart Choices Scholarship:  WIAA, Dairy Farmers of Washington, and Les Schwab Tires Smart Choices Scholarship program recognizes one female and one male high school student for their achievement in athletics/activities, the community, and the classroom with $5,000 college scholarships to the college or university of their choice. Eight finalists will also receive $1,000 scholarships.  Apply online at wiaa.com/SmartChoicesDeadline: April 1, 2020

Martha Hall Educational Scholarship:
Available to residents of Lincoln County, WA. Student can receive a maximum of (4) four grants up to $1000. Student must maintain reasonably good grades and be a full-time student. Click here for more information and an application. Deadline: April 3, 2020

CDFCU (Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union) Scholarship: $1000 scholarship to a graduation high school senior in the CDFCU service area.  Parent/guardian or student must be a member to apply.  (You may open a simple savings account to initiate membership.)  Academic ability, motivation, and citizenship are among qualifying criteria.  Click here for more information and an application.  Deadline: April 3, 2020

Bessie and Godfrey Thompson Scholarship: For worthy students who reside in Lincoln County and have graduated and received a diploma from a high school in Lincoln County, and have been accepted at a college, technical school, or other school of higher learning. 
Click here for an application and more information. Deadline: April 15, 2020

Davenport Lions Club Scholarship Program: $500 each to one Davenport High School graduating senior boy and one senior girl. The scholarship is given for any course, in any institution of higher learning which instructs students in scholastic, technical, vocational, or business classes. ALL STUDENTS graduating from DHS are eligible regardless of GPA, class rank, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, and physical or mental handicaps. Applications should reflect abilities, educational aspirations, character, morals, appearance, citizenship, thrift and understanding of finances, and need of assistance. 
Click here for an application and more information. Deadline: April 17, 2020

Gorilla Booster Club Student Athletic Scholarship: This is a one year scholarship awarded to student athletes who, in the opinion of the Gorilla Booster Club and selection committee, best exemplify outstanding student athletes. Participation in sports will be verified by administration. Any violation of the athletic code will render the student athlete ineligible to apply for this scholarship. Amount and number of scholarships awarded TBD. Click here for an application and more information. Deadline: April 17, 2020

The McCallum Family Scholarship: Dave McCallum's family pioneered in the Davenport area. Dave was an attorney in Davenport and an alumnus of Davenport High School, having graduated in 1906. The family of Dave McCallum has established a scholarship fund for graduating seniors from Davenport High School in memory of Dave McCallum. This year's scholarship recipient will receive $2,000 and may continue to receive a scholarship for an additional 3 years if remaining and progressing satisfactorily in a four-year school. Click here for an application and more information. Deadline: April 17, 2020

Davenport Alumni Association: awards up to two annual scholarships to graduating seniors in the amount of $500 each. Criteria for receiving the scholarship include ability to follow instructions, scholarship, leadership, and community involvement. Click here for more information and an application. Deadline: April 24, 2020

Davenport Education Association Scholarship: The Davenport Education Association annually awards a scholarship to two Davenport High School graduating seniors. This year's scholarship is in the amount of $300 and will be announced at graduation. Applicants must plan to attend either a 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate from DHS this current year, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of 7 semesters, and use the scholarship within the 2020-2021 academic year. Click here for more information and an application. Deadline: April 24, 2020

Chapter N Washington State PEO Scholarship:
The goal of these scholarships is to recognize young women who have a desire to seek growth in knowledge through education, a willingness to contribute to their community, and an aspiration for personal development. Two $500 scholarships; one for a Reardan HS senior, and one for a Davenport HS senior. Click here for more information and click here for an application.  Please note that application materials can be emailed (preferred) or mailed by the deadline. Deadline: April 24, 2020  

Ag Link Scholarship: Ten $750 scholarships to qualifying seniors from area districts; see complete listing on scholarship application.  Each applicant or his/her immediate family must be an Ag Link patron (including purchasing food or fuel from Traders Express in Davenport, items from Reardan Hardware, or products from Ag Link, Inc.).  Click here for more information and an application.  Deadline: April 25, 2020

McGregor Scholarship Program: Several scholarships ranging from $250 - $1000 for graduation seniors in our region.  More information can be found at https://www.mcgregor.com/resources/scholarships-2/  Deadline: April 27, 2020

Donna McDowell Scholarship:
In honor of Donna McDowell, a $500 scholarship open to female DHS seniors with a minimum seventh semester 3.5 GPA.  Applicants must be pursuing a 2-4+ year college level business-related degree and be able to demonstrate an interest in business through community service, activities and/or work experience.  Click here for an application and more information.  Deadline: April 27, 2020

Sandy Reider Scholarship: 
A 29 year Davenport School District employee, Sandy taught us all how to stay strong and possess hope and happiness.  She was selfless, humble, kind and patient.  This $500 scholarship in her name is for a deserving senior who will continue "growing and blooming" in their post-secondary studies.  A minimum 2.5 GPA is required for applicants pursuing an education at a 4-year, 2-year, or CTE (Trade) school. Click here for an application and more information.  Deadline: May 1, 2020

Jodi Piper Memorial Scholarship: It was Jodi's wish to see students become more invested in their community.  This $500 scholarship reflects her wish and is not based on need nor grades, but rather on community service.  Selection will be made based on community service and the required essay.  Open to 2018 DHS grads who must be furthering education at an accredited trade or technical school, community college, state or private college or university.  Click here for an application and more information.  Deadline: May 1, 2020

Lincoln County Historical Society: Two memorial scholarships, both from the Donald Lee Spinning Estate, $500 each.  Primarily for students interested in agriculture, home economics, agriculture business, agriculture education or closely related fields.  One will be awarded to DHS students only, and one will be awarded to any student from throughout Lincoln County. Click here for more information and an application.  Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Walt & 'Sugar' Kik Scholarship: Walt and Sugar Kik were dedicated to making a difference for the youth of the community and devoted countless time and energy to local programs. Their legacy and commitment to providing a better life for others continues with a scholarship in their name. Click here for more information and an application.  Deadline: May 8, 2020

Jake Booth Memorial Scholarship: This $500 scholarship is funded by donations in memory of Jake Booth, a 2002 DHS graduate.  Applicants must be seeking a formal post-high school education below the baccalaureate degree.  This may include but is not limited to technical schools, trade union apprenticeship programs, or community college career and technical field programs.  Click here for more information and an application.  Reapply for a second year: Click hereDeadline: May 8, 2020

HighLine Grain Growers Scholarship:  Two $500 scholarships to qualifying seniors who are enrolling in a 2- or 4- year accredited college, university or trade school.  In recognition of the importance of the family farm, this award is intended for applicants who are either working for or have family members working with our regional industry.  Must have a 2.5 GPA with the intent to enroll in the fall of 2020.  Click here for more information and an application.  Submit to the high school office by 3 pm on the deadline.  Deadline: May 8, 2020

Mary Van Pevenage Memorial Scholarship:  In remembrance of Mary Van Pevenage and her family, a $1000 award for a DHS graduating senior.  Applicants must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and proof of acceptance to a 4-year university or 2-year college.  Trade schools culminating in a job-ready position may be considered. Click here for an application and more information.  Deadline: May 15, 2020

AgLink Incorporated Scholarship: Ten $750 scholarships to qualifying seniors from area districts; see complete listing on scholarship application. Each applicant or his/her immediate family must be an AgLink patron (included purchasing food or fuel from Traders Express in Davenport, items from Reardan Hardware, or products from Ag Link, Inc.). Click here for more information and an application. Deadline: April 25, 2019
AgLink Incorporated Scholarship: Ten $750 scholarships to qualifying seniors from area districts; see complete listing on scholarship application. Each applicant or his/her immediate family must be an AgLink patron (included purchasing food or fuel from Traders Express in Davenport, items from Reardan Hardware, or products from Ag Link, Inc.). Click here for more information and an application. Deadline: April 25, 2019
AgLink Incorporated Scholarship: Ten $750 scholarships to qualifying seniors from area districts; see complete listing on scholarship application. Each applicant or his/her immediate family must be an AgLink patron (included purchasing food or fuel from Traders Express in Davenport, items from Reardan Hardware, or products from Ag Link, Inc.). Click here for more information and an application. Deadline: April 25, 2019
AgLink Incorporated Scholarship: Ten $750 scholarships to qualifying seniors from area districts; see complete listing on scholarship application. Each applicant or his/her immediate family must be an AgLink patron (included purchasing food or fuel from Traders Express in Davenport, items from Reardan Hardware, or products from Ag Link, Inc.). Click here for more information and an application. Deadline: April 25, 2019
AgLink Incorporated Scholarship: Ten $750 scholarships to qualifying seniors from area districts; see complete listing on scholarship application. Each applicant or his/her immediate family must be an AgLink patron (included purchasing food or fuel from Traders Express in Davenport, items from Reardan Hardware, or products from Ag Link, Inc.). Click here for more information and an application. Deadline: April 25, 2019