DAVENPORT SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Welcome!
 
Click here for a copy of the 2016-2017 Middle and High School Schedule. 
 
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
(509) 725-4021

Announcements:
 
Course Descriptions: Click this link to find more information about courses offered in the 2017-2018 school year. 
 
Lincoln in Action is now accepting applications!  Interested in topics in Health and looking for a solid leadership opportunity?  Consider joining Lincoln in Action!  Lincoln in Action is a youth-led, voluntary organization dedicated to improving the overall health of residents in Lincoln County through education, advocacy, media outreach and policy development.  LIA's objective is to provide area students with the opportunity to serve as members and provide students with the opportunity to observe and participate in decision-making processes in a policy-based environment.  Visit:http://www.co.lincoln.wa.us/Health%20Department/ for more information and an 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.
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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.fastaid.com

www.meritaid.com

The College Success Foundation has published an extensive list of state and national scholarship opportunities.  Click here to review this list.  This document is 117 pages, so I recommend saving your own electronic copy to refer to rather than printing it off. 

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 
 
Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation:  Over 40 state-level scholarships ranging from $500 - $3,000 for students in Washington State. Minimum 3.0 GPA for most, please refer to specific scholarships for eligibility criteria. Each scholarship may have additional requirements to complete the application - please read carefully and following directions. Visit http://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org , click on "scholarship" and follow the information. Choose "Washington" from the drop down menu and apply, apply, apply!  Deadline: February 1, 2017
 
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship: More than 750 $1000 scholarships to students who will be college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors fall of the 17-18 school year to help in their pursuit of four-year degrees in the following eligible high demand programs of study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) or Health Care. Renewable for four years, with an increase in the award amount once a student has reached college junior standing and verifies their high demand major. Visit http://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/scholarship/overview for more information and an application. Deadline: February 28, 2017
 
Leadership 1000 Scholarship: This scholarship program is funded by individuals, foundations, or businesses to provide college scholarships to students who will be attending an eligible four-year college or university in Washington State.  A Leadership 1000 Scholarship can be customized around a general set of requirements requested by the donor with amounts ranging from $1,500 to $5,000.  Visit http://collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/scholarships/leadership-1000 for more information and an application.  Deadline: February 28,2017

Inland Northwest Community Foundation: Visit this website to apply for the following scholarship opportunities: http://inwcf.org/receive/apply-for-scholarships

   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. Deadline: March 1, 2017

   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 1, 2017
 
NW Farm Credit Services: Northwest FCS is committed to higher education and helping customers' and employees' children achieve their educational goals. Scholarships are awarded annually to high school seniors, current college students and those pursuing graduate degrees. All scholarships are $2,000 each.  Go to  http://www.northwestfcs.com/Stewardship/Youth/Scholarship-Programs  DEADLINE: March 1, 2017 
 
AWC Center for Quality Communities Scholarship: The City of Davenport can nominate one student for this scholarship.  Eligible students must be involved (or have been involved) with a city government, community and/or school leadership activity.  The City will review applicants and make their nomination to AWC.  Visit http://cfqc.org/Home.aspx for more information and an application.  You must deliver or mail your application to City Hall by the local deadline.  Deadline: March 1, 2017
 
Washington State School Retirees' Association and the PEMCO Foundation, Inc:  Several scholarships for students interested in careers in education. PEMCO grants 16 Robert J. Handy scholarships in the amount of $900 per year, renewable for four years. WSSR Foundation grants eight (8) scholarships in the amount of $1,500 for one year only. For more information and an application, visit www.wssra.org Click on "Forms and Files," choose "Scholarship Application." Deadline: March 1, 2017
 
Foundation for Davenport Schools: The Foundation for Davenport Schools' mission is to strengthen the scholarship, academic, and cultural opportunities for Davenport School District students. Click here for an application and more information. Deadline: March 13, 2017
·    Davenport Memorial Scholarship
·    Foundation for Davenport Schools Scholarship
·    Ron and Margaret Barbee Scholarship
 
 
CCS Foundation Scholarships: One application for numerous scholarships for students enrolled or planning on enrolling at Community Colleges of Spokane (SCC, SFCC) for the upcoming academic year and have a 2.0 GPA or higher. Additional documents are required along with the online application which you can find at http://ccsfoundation.org/scholarships/apply-for-scholarship/  Please note you will be creating an online account and may need to provide some documents electronically. It may take some time to collect the necessary application materials - procrastination is the enemy!    Deadline: March 15, 2017 
 
Officers' Spouses Club Fairchild Scholarship:  Acknowledging outstanding seniors, both academically and vocationally oriented, in the form of financial assistance for the continued study in the field of their choice. Must have a 3.5 or better GPA and be the legal dependent of a military sponsor. The military sponsor must be assigned to perform active, reserve or guard duty. The sponsor may also be retired from active, reserve or guard duty or be deceased. Click here for more information and an application. Deadline: March 17, 2017  
 
Marsden Scholarship: The George and Dorothy Marsden Scholarship Fund helps academically promising students from eastern Washington and northern Idaho attend top quality  institutions that would otherwise be cost prohibitive.  The award is up to $30,000 over four years with satisfactory progress toward a degree and available for any accredited institution. For more information and an application visit http://stjohns-cathedral.org/marsden-scholarship. Application opens February 1st. Deadline: March 31, 2017 
 
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 31, 2017
 
Far West Agribusiness Association:  Open to any full-time student from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, or Nevada pursuing an undergraduate degree from a college or university in the United States. One $1000 for a graduating senior and one $1000 for a current college student.  Visit www.fwaa.org for more information and an application.  Deadline: March 31, 2017 
 
PEO Scholarship: Our scholarship emphasizes recognizing a young woman who has the desire to seek growth in knowledge through education and who also exemplifies a willingness to contribute to her community as well as an aspiration for personal development. Good academic standing will be expected (minimum 3.0 GPA) but it is definitely not the major or only requirement.  This scholarship is in the amount of $400.00; click here for more information and an application.  Deadline: March 31, 2017 
 
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, 2017
 
WIAA Smart Choices Scholarship:  Open to all WIAA High School Seniors.  One $5,000 male recipient and one $5,000 female recipient, plus four additional $1,000 female recipients and four additional $1,000 male recipients.  Selection based on athletic/activity excellence, academic achievement, leadership, citizenship/community service, and the originality/creativity of the application materials.  Learn more and apply at WIAA.com/smartchoices  Deadline: April 1, 2017
 
Pacific Northwest Grain and Feed Association: Multiple scholarships up to $2000 to qualified applicants who are either working for, or have family members working for, our regional grain and feed industry.   Open to high school seniors, college freshman and/or sophomores who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in a 2- or 4-year accredited college or university and connected with our grain and feed membership in some way.  Visit www.pnwgfa.org/scholarship for more information and an application.  Deadline: April 5, 2017
 
CDFCU (Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union) Scholarship:  Applicant or applicant's parent/guardian must be a member of CDFCU, graduating senior planning to attend a college, business school, vocational school or other institute of higher learning in 2016-2017. This application will be offered in the amount of $1,000.00. Click here for an application and more information.  Deadline: April 7, 2017
 
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, 2017
 
Inland Power and Light Excellence Award:  Awarding 15 $1000 scholarships, exclusively to Inland Power members and their children.  Recipients may reapply the following year, with at least five of the 15 scholarships awarded reserved for new applicants.  Visit http://www.inlandpower.com/community/scholarships for more information and an application.  Deadline: April 14, 2017
 
Inland Power and Light Pre-Apprenticeship Lineman Scholarship Program:  Awarding three $1000 scholarships annually to those individuals interested in the line construction trade.  Exclusively for active Inland Power members and their children.  Visit http://www.inlandpower.com/community/scholarships for more information and an application.  Deadline: April 14, 2017 
 
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 15, 2017 
 
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 15, 2017 
 
AgVentures NW, LLC:  A $1,000 scholarship to a senior or previous recipient who will pursue a post-secondary education.  Applicant should be an immediate family member of a patron of Reardan Grain Growers or Odessa Union Warehouse.  Click here for more information and visit www.agventuresnw.com for the application.  Deadline: April 15, 2017
 
Inland Northwest Dairy Women: One $500 scholarship open to graduating senior high school students in Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens and Whitman Counties.  The applicant (male or female) must be pursuing studies in Agriculture, Nutritionist or Dairy Food Science and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Click here for more information and an application.  Deadline: April 15, 2017 
 
Davenport Theatrical Performing Arts Scholarship: For high school seniors in Lincoln County. The successful applicant will show interest and participation in the performing arts and maintain a high level of academic performance. Preference will be given to applicants who have participated in Davenport Theatrical productions and High School drama productions. Click here for more information and an application.   Deadline: April 20, 2017 
 
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 2017 DHS grades 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: April 21, 2017
 
Davenport Alumni Association: awards up to two annual scholarships to graduating seniors in the amount of $1000 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 21, 2017
 
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 2015-2016 academic year. Click here for more information and an application.  Deadline: April 21, 2017
 
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 21, 2017

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 21, 2017
 
 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 25, 2017
 
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, 2017
 
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: April 28, 2017 
 
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.  Deadline: April 28, 2017
 
Ritzville Warehouse Foundation: $1,000 Open to any senior boy or girl graduating from a high school in the Ritzville Warehouse Co. trade area who meets the eligibility requirements as described in the Foundation's Bylaws and Scholarship Program. Click here for more information and an application.  Deadline: April 28, 2017  
 
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, 2017 
 
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.  Click here for scoring criteria.  Deadline: May 12, 2017 
Last Modified on April 14, 2017
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