Did you know that Washington has a great scholarship-searching tool that is administered by the Washington Student Achievement Council called theWashBoard.org? Unlike other web-based scholarship searching tools, the goal of theWashboard.org is to connect students with available local and state scholarships. TheWashBoard.org is free to use. They do not use spam, marketing ads, or pop-up advertisements on the site.
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE GIFTS! They don't need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, ethnic background, community service, leadership, and personal interests regardless of financial need. Students should be searching and applying for scholarships while they are applying to colleges.