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    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

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    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, 2018

    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/ for more information and an application. Deadline: February 28, 2018

    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, 2018

    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, 2018

       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, 2018

    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, 2018

    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/scholarships for more information and an application.  You must deliver or mail your application to City Hall by the local deadline.  Deadline: March 1, 2018

    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, 2018

     
Last Modified on January 3, 2018