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.Go Gorillas!
Alison HawleyCounselorDavenport Middle and High School(509) 725-4021
Announcements:Course Descriptions: Click this link to find more information about courses offered in the 2019-2020 school year.Seniors - The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opened on October 1st for the 2020-2021 school year! If you are considering a two year, four year, career or technical college next fall, YOU should complete the FAFSA! Not sure where to start? Contact Ms. Hawley for FAFSA help, or schedule an appointment with your parent/guardian for one on one assistance with completing your 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..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.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: VariesFair Chance Scholarship: $3000 awarded to 20 students from across the state of Washington pursuing higher education. Minimum GPA of 2.7, must be working, volunteering, or involved in a school-sponsored activity for at least 8 hours per month on average, and prior involvement with the Fair (FFA, 4H, etc) and need may be considered but not required. Apply online at https://thefairfoundation.awardspring.com beginning November 1st. Deadline: January 31, 2020CCS Foundation Scholarship: The Community Colleges of Spokane offer one general scholarship application for multiple scholarship opportunities - a "must do" for anyone considering SFCC or SCC for Fall of 2020! Start early and don't procrastinate! Visit ccsfoundation.org to create your scholarship account and begin your application. Deadline: February 28, 2020Dale 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 27, 2020Bessie 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, 2020
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: May 1, 2020