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    Welcome!
     
    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. 
     
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    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 2018-2019 school year. 
     
    Summer Energy Pathways for 2019-2020 High School Juniors and Seniors (current Sophomores and Juniors).  Interested in a career in energy?  Avista is offering an opportunity for a four week immersion experience that includes hands-on activities, facility tours and job-shadowing to help you discover your potential for a career in energy delivery.  This summer experience is free, and students who complete it may earn 1.0 CTE high school credit and up to $2000!  Click here for more information and an application.  Deadline: February 22, 2019
     
    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 
     
    CCS Foundation Scholarships: For students attending Spokane Falls Community College or Spokane Community College.  One application for several opportunities.  Please note that you will create a seperate username/password than the one created to apply to the college(s).  Visit ccsfoundation.org/scholarships for more information and the application.  Deadline: January 11, 2019
     
    Washington State Fair Foundation Blue Ribbon Scholarships: One application for all scholarships offered online, ranging from $1000 to $5000.  Click here for more information, or apply directly to thefairfoundation.awardspring.com Deadline: February 11, 2019
     
    Washington State Opportunity Scholarship: Available for Washington students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, math and health care.  Up to $22,500 in scholarship funding toward a 4-year degree and connections with peer and professional mentors to help you achieve success from the first day on campus to the first day on the job.  Click here for more information and an application.  Deadline: February 28, 2019
     
    Innovia Foundation Scholarships (Formerly Inland Northwest Community Foundation):  Three opportunities for students in our region, visit https://innovia.org/students/apply-for-a-scholarship/ to apply.  Deadline: March 15, 2019
    • Lucille I. Hudon Scholarship: Applicants must be entering their first year of post-secondary education, have maintained a 3.0 GPA in the last two years and have resided for two years in a qualifying county (includes Lincoln County and others in our region)
    • Mark and Kay Burkett Scholarship: Applicants must be American citizens demonstrating financial need and academic achievement.  Preference shall be given to applicants with community service experience.  Must reside in or have attended school within the geographic region served by Innovia Foundation (our region is included), recipients may re-apply.
    • Wilson Farm/Mondovi Grange Scholarship: Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates of Lincoln County, WA school sor 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 current residence location.  Recipients may re-apply.
     
    Smart Choices Scholarship:  Recognizing one female and one male high school student for their achievements in athletics/activities, the community, and the classroom with $5000 college scholarships to the college or university of their choice.  Eight finalists will also recieve $1000.  Apply online at wiaa.com/SmartChoices  Deadline: April 1, 2019
     
    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, 2019
     
    Julie Queler Scholarship: Ms. Queler is committed to granting one student per year the chance to be awarded a $1000 scholarship to be applied to their 2019 cost of tuition.  For a chance to win, answer the following question in the form of a 5-minute video: "Be the change you want to see - An Idea Whose Time Has Come.  What is the change you want to see and how would you make it happen?"  Visit juliequelerscholarship.com for more information and an application.  Deadline: August 1, 2019
Last Modified on January 11, 2019