External Scholarships

Are you serious about getting your education funded? If so, you will need to apply for scholarships from outside organizations. Perry Tech maintains a list of scholarships that you may be eligible for; this list is also posted in the Financial Aid Office and in Student Services. Information is updated monthly, so please visit the website frequently to see new opportunities. If you have questions about scholarship opportunities, please contact the Foundation Office.

WASHINGTON STATE SBCTC OPPORTUNITY GRANT
The Opportunity Grant helps low-income adults train for high-wage, high-demand careers. To be eligible you must meet the following criteria: WA State resident for at least a year or more, family income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, have financial need based on a completed FAFSA/WASFA application, and be an underrepresented student. Only students who are enrolled at Perry for Fall 2017, Winter 2018, and Spring 2018 may apply. Students may receive up to $2,800 maximum for tuition. Submitting an incomplete application will disqualify you. Applications are open the third week of August and accepted through February 2018. for more information, stop by the Financial Aid Office.

WA STATE SBCTC WORKER RETRAINING (WRT) PROGRAM
The WRT Program plays a major role in Washington State's economic development by providing funds for eligible dislocated and underemployed workers in training or retraining that will assist them in regaining employment. You may be eligible for the Worker Retraining Grant. Check out all of the eligibility categories. If you think you might be eligible, contact the Financial Aid Office.

WASHINGTON WOMEN IN NEED EDUCATION GRANT
WWIN selects grantees who are ready for transformational life change and have a deep desire to build a better future. Requirements include: female, 18 years of age or older, resided in Washington for the past 12 months, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and meet financial requirements. Apply online. 
Deadline is October 20, 2017.

WABO WELDER PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Students must have completed a minimum of two quarters in a  welding program with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Funds may be used for tuition, books, supplies, and/or registration in the WABO Welder Program. Previous scholarship recipients are ineligible to apply. More information.
Deadline is October 20, 2017.

US BANK SCHOLARSHIP
Enter for a chance to win up to $20,000 in U.S. Bank Scholarship prizes. Receive an entry by completing the online registration and get additional chances to win when you complete each of the eight online Financial Genius learning tutorials. Register.
Deadline is October 27, 2017.

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
Study Soup is offering a $2,000 scholarship to women seeking a career in computer science and/or computer programming. The scholarship will be awarded to a female student who demonstrates a passion for computer science and is actively seeking opportunities for a meaningful career in the industry. Apply.
Deadline is October 31, 2017.

HILMOR RETOOL YOUR FUTURE HVAC/R SCHOLARSHIP
If you are currently enrolled or have applied for admission to a HVAC/R program, you have an opportunity to win. All you have to do is submit a 250 word essay on how the HVAC/R industry is "retooling your life". Get started today by filling out the online form. There will six grand prize winners. First place is a $5,000 scholarship. Other awards include HIlmor tools and opportunities. Apply.  Deadline is October 31, 2017.

2017 JILL REED - WOMEN IN HVAC OR ELECTRICAL SCHOLARSHIP
This $2,000 scholarship is available to women in HVAC or electrical. Apply. Deadline is November 1, 2017.

#THE FUTURE IS FEMALE SCHOLARSHIP
True&Co. is a female-founded company.  They want to give women who inspire an opportunity to get support so they can broaden their minds, challenge their world, pursue careers they love and become the trailblazers of tomorrow.  Tell them what makes you exceptional and have a chance to win $3,000. To qualify, you must have a 3.0 GPA, be an American Citizen/Resident and be an awesome female.   ApplyApplication deadline is November 1, 2017.

NEXSTAR LEGACY FOUNDATION 2017 MANAGEMENT IN HVAC OR ELECTRICAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is intended for students planning a career in business management in HVAC, plumbing or electrical.  Apply. Deadline is November 1, 2017.

WOMEN'S CENTURY CLUB-The Pat Sullivan Scholarship
The mission of the Women's Century Club Scholarship is to ensure that a woman attending Perry Technical Institute has the chance to better herself with education. One woman per year will be awarded a scholarship valued at $500. Applications are available at the Financial Aid Office or outside of The Hangar.
Deadline is November 10, 2017 at noon.

SOROPTIMIST LIVE YOUR DREAM SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship is awarded to female students whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, and/or drug and alcohol abuse. Recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition, and transportation. The awards vary from $1,000 to $10,000 depending on eligibility. There have been great winners from Perry Tech in the past. Apply.
Deadline is November 15, 2017.

DWYER GROUP - Women in the Trade Scholarship Fund
As women advance in their workplace experience and grow in their technical training and education, more women will be growing in business and personal success. The scholarship exists to support the personal growth of individuals so that the people they touch will live happier and have more successful lives. This $1,500 scholarship will cover tuition, fees, and books. Candidates should be pursuing certifications in HVAC, electrical, or construction. Apply.
Deadline is November 15, 2017.

WELLS FARGO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Applicants must have an identified disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have a long-term or recurring issue that impact one or mare major life activities), have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be in a two-year program.  Required documents include a transcript, completed application form and a copy of the first two pages of the most recent IRS Form 1040.  ApplyDeadline is November 28, 2017.

THE TACTICAL KNIVES STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
This is an essay contest with two winners. Your essay must be on the tactical knife or different kinds of knives and be between 1,000 - 2,000 words. The scholarship is for $1,500. Last time, a total of 22 essays were submitted so the odds are in your favor.  For more information.  Deadline is November 30, 2017.

BENTON RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION
Each year Benton REA awards up to five - $8,000 trade/technical scholarships to qualifying members or their children that reside within Benton, Yakima or Lewis County.  The scholarships can only be used for a program with a two year maximum length and certificated program or associate's degree.  Students must submit a complete application, transcripts, experience sheet and 300 word essayApply.  Deadline is December 1, 2017.

THE CIRI FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Original enrollees of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) and their direct lineal descendants.  Required documents include 3 letters of reference, purpose statement, transcript, and other verification.  ApplyDeadline is December 1, 2017.

2017 SKILLED LABOR SHORTAGE SCHOLARSHIP
Imagine a world - just 30 years from now - in which no one knows how to build a house or fix a leaky toilet.  Our challenge to you is how do we fix America's problem with a shortage of younger workers with the knowledge and skills needed.  Home Advisor will award a $5,000 scholarship to three students who can devise a creative solution to America's skilled labor crisis by answering two questions.  Simply e-mail your 1,000 - 2,000 word essay to scholarship@homeadvisor.com and be sure to proofread.  For more informationDeadline is December 15, 2017.

BURGER KING SCHOLARS
This scholarship is available to employees, spouses and children of Burger King.  To date the program has awarded more than $31.7 million in scholarships.  This scholarship is administered by Scholarship America. Apply.  Deadline is December 15, 2017.

STUDENT LOAN HERO 1K SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Student Loan Hero, an unbiased solution to organize, manage, and repay your student loans, is thrilled to award 2 - $1,000 scholarships.  To enter, please submit a short essay (500 words or less) answering one of three questions.  For more information and to apply. Deadline is December 15, 2017.

NEXSTAR LEGACY FOUNDATION 2017 TECHNICIANS IN RESIDENTIAL HVAC OR ELECTRICAL SCHOLARSHIP
This application is intended for students planning a career as a technician in a business that provides residential service for plumbing, HVAC or electrical.  Scholarships are granted in amounts of $1,000 - $5,000.  ApplyDeadline is December 31, 2017, but applications are reviewed on a 60 day cycle.

TRAVEL VISA PRO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
This scholarship is open to all students 18 years of age or older.  In order to apply, you must complete an essay for 1,000 words that details a memorable travel experience, discusses travel tips or expresses a viewpoint related to travel.  Originality and creative are encouraged. Apply.  Deadline is December 31, 2017.

ZIP RECRUITER SCHOLARSHIP
This $3,000 scholarship is being offered to the student with the most creative entry in the Autumn 2017 promotion.  To enter, you need to write a 250 - 300 word essay on one of three questionsFor more information and to apply.  Deadline is December 31, 2017.

PRO BIKER SCHOLARSHIP
ProMountainBiker.com values the relationship between sports and education and truly believe in helping those in need.  To enter, you must submit a 500 word (or more) essay to scholarships@promountain.com. You must be enrolled with a 3.0 GPA. Application information. Deadline is December 31, 2017.

NEXSTAR LEGACY FOUNDATION - 2017 Troops to Trades Training Grants and Scholarships
This application is for veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard and Reserve members looking for a new career in the HVAC or electrical residential service industry. Apply.
Deadline is December 31, 2017, but applications are reviewed every 60 days.

NEXSTAR LEGACY FOUNDATION - 2017 Technicians in Residential Plumbing, HVAC, or Electrical Scholarships
This application is intended for students planning a career as a technician in a business that provides residential service for plumbing, HVAC, or electrical. Scholarships are granted in the amounts of $1,000 and $5,000. Apply.
Deadline is December 31, 2017, but applications are reviewed every 60 days.

PRIDE FOUNDATION & GSBA SCHOLARSHIP
These scholarships are for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and ally students of any age from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington.  Since 1990, this foundation has awarded more than $7.82 million in scholarships.  There are over 50 different scholarships but only one web-based application to complete.  ApplyDeadline is January 12, 2018.

Scholarships Without a Specific Deadline

MARINE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION - Career & Technical Education Scholarships
The foundation is committed to supporting Marine and Navy Corpsman's children in their educational goals and feels that there is not a more versatile educational path than through career and technical education. This scholarship is geared for students planning to attend a non-degree certification program or vocational training program that is 12 months or less. The application is available all year an applications are processed every month. The entire process may take up to five weeks. More information.

SCHOLARSHIPS.COM
This website will help you search for scholarships. Just complete your free profile and be provided an applicable list of available scholarships. More information.

THE WASHBOARD.ORG
The Washington Scholarship Coalition has launched this website to make it easier for Washington students to find and apply for relevant scholarships. Go to the website to complete your student profile and explore scholarships that match your profile. More information.

FASTWEB
Start your search today by completing your profile and personalizing your scholarship matches. Visit Fastweb often for up-to-date news on scholarships. The site includes a massive scholarship database of 1.5 million scholarships worth a total of $3.4 billion. More information.

CAPPEX
Cappex is a website that offers a free scholarship search that will match you with thousands of scholarship opportunities. Simple fill out a free profile to discover which scholarships match best. More information.

MILITARY.COM
Find scholarships that are exclusive to the military community. Complete your profile and discover the scholarships that match best. More information.

CAREERS THAT WORK!
Perry Technical Institute is a participating member of the Northwest Career Colleges Federation. As part of our affiliation, Perry offers graduating High School seniors who choose to attend Perry a $1,000 scholarship. To receive the award, your high school counselor must complete an application and submit it to the Northwest Career Colleges Federation. Contact 425-376-0369. More information.

SUPERCOLLEGE.COM
This $1,000 SuperCollege Scholarship is open to all currently enrolled students. The funds can be used for tuition, books, or any education-related expense. Winners are randomly selected based on the completeness of the application. Drawings are held monthly. More information.

SALLIE MAE SCHOLARSHIPS
You can search 3 million scholarships awarding up to $18 million in free money. Register for free. Create your profile and be matched to scholarships. More information.

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