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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.

Go Gorillas!

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 2020-2021 school year.

Seniors - The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opened on October 1st for the 2021-2022 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:

https://gearup.wa.gov/resources/scholarshipsHere, you'll find a continuously updated database of scholarships for Washington State and beyond provided by our state GEAR UP staff.  This is a great place to start - check back frequently!

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

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.

Four year program (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!

Two year program (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 2021 quarter application is open now.

Visit this link for more information and an application. Deadline for BaS: February 11, 2021

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, 2021

  • 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, 2021

  • 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, 2021



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 2021!  Start early and don't procrastinate!  Visit ccsfoundation.org/Apply-for-Scholarships for more information and the application. Deadline: March 19, 2021

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