GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, Wash. - Grays Harbor College and Grays Harbor College Foundation have 24 scholarships available this fall. Certain scholarships have different criteria; these range from gender to program of study. Because some donors have designated their scholarship donation for students in those specific categories, you will be asked questions in the application about your race, gender, if you or a family member has a disability, and if you are a dislocated worker. These questions are asked to make sure you are considered for all of the scholarships available to you. If you do not wish to disclose this information, there will be an option for you to indicate this. By using this option, however, you will not be considered for those scholarships.
Applications MUST be completed by the applicant. Under no circumstances can parents, teachers or counselors complete a scholarship application for a student. By submitting this online scholarship application, you are certifying that all information you have provided is true and complete to the best of your knowledge. You are also authorizing the release of information on this application and other necessary financial and academic information to the GHC Foundation, individual donors and selections committees.
The Scholarship application process is available: Thursday, October 1st – Thursday, October 22nd for the 2009-2010 academic school year. Most of the Fall scholarships are for specific areas of study or for individuals with specific backgrounds or needs. Please see scholarship listing for details. Applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible, assuming all required materials are included.
Available scholarships are as follows:
|Neighborworks of G.H. |
|(1) – Carpentry Student|
|(2) – Hispanic Student|
|(6) – Performing Arts or Library Science Major|
|Aberdeen Rotary/Carol Hunt|
|(1) – Aberdeen Grad; pursuing degree in teaching, English or literacy|
|Bob and Wanda Bush|
|(1) – Preference given to a Pacific County graduate|
|Volney & Yetive Easter|
|(1) – Sophomore; 3.0 GPA; social science major, psychology or sociology preferred|
|Grays Harbor Chapter of Washington Credit Unions|
|(1) – Sophomore; 3.0 GPA; Any area of study|
|Chris & Jo Pickering|
|(1) – Nursing Student; 3.0 GPA; Preference given to Montesano graduate with financial need|
|(1) – Music Major|
|Ocean Shores Lions Club|
|(1) – Entering freshman from North Beach High School|
|(1) – Open to all students|
|Little Hoquiam Boat|
|(4) – Diesel “A-Team” students|
|(2) – 2.5 or better GPA; Preference given to displaced worker; any major|
|Grays Harbor Poggie Club|
|(1) – Natural Resources student |
*Natural Resources students apply separately, please see Todd Bates for scholarship application*
Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time during the 2009-2010 school year to receive their scholarships. In addition, recipients will be expected to attend the Recipient and Donor Recognition Ceremony to meet the donors who make their scholarships possible. Recipients will be notified about the date of this important event as soon as possible.
Be sure to answer all questions honestly, as scholarships are available for all types of people. Please note that students will be disqualified from being awarded a scholarship if they misrepresent themselves in any way. Applicants will be notified by mail of the results of their applications sometime in early November. No information will be given over the phone prior to the letters being mailed.
How do I apply?
You MUST use INTERNET EXPLORER to complete the application; other browsers will not allow you to complete the application at this time. Please save often, the pages will time-out (refresh) after a fairly short amount of time, causing you to lose your unsaved work. Save your application often to avoid losing your information.
To begin, click the "START HERE" button on the right side of the page. This will allow you to create a username and password so you may save your work and come back to it later. Applications are due Thursday, October 22, 2009 no later than 11:59 pm Pacific Time, no exceptions! You are required to submit two letters of reference with an original signature and one copy of your most recent unofficial transcript by scanning and uploading the documents to your application.
If you do not have access to a home scanner you can visit our Media Center located on the bottom floor of the Library #1515 on our main GHC campus (Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm), they will be happy to assist you. The best time to visit is Monday & Wednesday 1:00-3:00 pm and Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.
You will be asked to answer a personal statement or essay question depending on the scholarship. We highly recommend that you complete your work in Microsoft Word or a comparable program, then copy and paste your answer into the box provided. The online application does not notify you of grammatical or spelling errors.
Who can I contact if I have questions?
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Please Note: The availability of scholarships for the 2009-10 school year is subject to change throughout the application process. This means that you may initially see a scholarship for which you appear to be eligible but, because the scholarship may not be supported for the next year, a scholarship may disappear from the list of scholarships available to you.
Grays Harbor College and Grays Harbor College Foundation thank the many individuals, corporations and organizations who have allowed thousands of students to receive an education. If you are interested in donating to a scholarship fund or starting a new scholarship at Grays Harbor College, please contact the Foundation office at 360-538-4243.