NOTICE: If you are an undocumented student, click on the following link to access the WASFA based on a recent law passed in WA State offering state financial aid for Dreamers:
    HB 1079 Students
    On May 7, 2003, House Bill (HB) 1079 was signed into law by Governor Gary Locke. This new law allows students who have lived in Washington State for three years or more to be considered “residents” but only for purposes of paying tuition fees at Washington colleges and universities. HB 1079 does not change a student’s legal citizenship status. The new law means that HB1079 students qualify to pay tuition rates that all other resident students pay. To qualify, students must have: earned a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) from a Washington State high school; lived in Washington State for three years prior to receiving a high school diploma or GED, and lived continually in Washington since earning the high school diploma or GED, and can meet college or university admission requirements expected of all other students.

    The Affidavit that HB1079 Students are required to sign is a confidential statement verifying that he/she qualifies to pay resident tuition, and that he/she will seek legal permanent residency when legally permitted to do so. If an Affidavit is not provided or available, the 1079 Student should ask a trusted relative, friend, teacher, or counselor to request it from the institution he/she plans to attend, or the Affidavit is available on our website here. ** Click HERE to download the Affidavit**

    To enroll in college a student must go through the following steps:

    1. Complete the admission and scholarship applications from the college or university the student plans to attend.
    2. Fill out and sign the Affidavit. This should be available at any public highschool, college or university in the state.                                          
    3. Submit the admission and scholarship applications, and Affidavit to the college/university by the deadline stated by the institution.

                                                                                                                            -  WSU HB 1079 Finances



    Sea Mar Community Health Center's LEAP / 1079 Access Coalition www.hb1079.org
    Latino Education Achievement Project www.leapwa.org
    The College Board https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-undocumented-students/6-things-undocumented-students-need-to-know-about-college
      Scholarships for 1079 Students
    Due Date Name  Amount Details
    02/01/2019 Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship $1,000
    Candidates will be screened by a selection committee on the basis of the following criteria:
    • Child of a migrant worker or a migrant worker (priority will be given to those with mobility in the last 3 years)
    • Teaching as a career goal
    • Scholastic Achievement
    • Financial need
    02/10/2019 National Peace Essay Contest $1,000 - $10,000 Open to students in 9th-12th grade. It requires an essay and a coordinator to help review the essay.
    • All high school students attending school in the United States regardless of citizenship.
    • Foreign exchange and visiting students attending high school in the U.S. may enter.
    • Only U.S. citizens if attending high school in countries other than United States.
    • Age is not a factor; Grade level is. Students must be in grades 9-12 at the time they enter the contest.
    02/14/2019 National Co-Op Scholarship Program Varies

    To qualify for this scholarship, students must:

    • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
    • Apply and be accepted for the 2014-2015 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions
    02/12/2019 WSECU Scholarship Program $1,500 - $2,500

    Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU) is pleased to have the opportunity to assist students with their higher education expenses. WSECU is committed to the principles of diversity and welcomes any WSECU member to apply for a WSECU scholarship. Recipients can use the scholarship to fund accredited postsecondary education; e.g., college or vocational, public or private.

    All applicants must be WSECU members in good standing when their applications are reviewed and the scholarship awarded. They must also:

    • Be a high school senior or graduate, or a current postsecondary undergraduate or graduate student.
    • Be enrolled full-time for the fall 2014 semester and working toward a first-time degree; e.g., a first master’s or bachelor’s.
    • Demonstrate financial need.
    02/21/2019 The Benton/Franklin School Retirees Association Scholarship $1,000

    The BFSRA is once again awarding three scholarships to public school graduating seniors in the Tri-Cities area who will enter a college/university with the intent to major in education and the goal of becoming a teacher.

    Scholarships will be based on scholarship (your academic attainments), school involvement, general citizenship (your conduct and character), leadership, and intent to major in education with the goal of becoming a teacher.

    02/21/2019 CBC Foundation Scholarship Varies   

    Eligibility Criteria:
    Any currently enrolled or potential student is eligible to apply. Most scholarships are for full-time students (12 or more credits) maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.5, but a few may be awarded to part-time students. Be sure to complete the CBC admissions steps HERE.

    02/22/2019 CORE's Que Llueva Cafe Scholarship  $500

    Eligibility Criteria:

    •- Must be of Chicano / Latino descent
    -  Must be an undocumented student. We define an undocumented student as someone who was born outside of the U.S. but lives here without legal permission of the federal government.
    - Must be or will be a high school/GED graduate who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the 2014-2015 academic year. 
    - Must demonstrate financial need.
    - •Must demonstrate academic potential and promise.
    02/25/2019 Albert Lee Wright Jr. Memorial Migrant Scholarship $3,000

    The NASDME intends this scholarship to go to a mobile student or students who have attended more than one school in a year and/or who have traveled on their own or with a parent/guardian in pursuit of qualifying agricultural or agriculture-related work in the summer or regular school term.

    The purpose of this scholarship is to honor a migrant farmworker student who has overcome barriers presented by mobility, who has performed strongly academically, and who has provided service to his or her community.

    Eligiblity is based on recent history of movement for agricultural employment, scholastic achievement, and financial need.
    02/28/2019 Gesa Credit Union Scholarship Ten $2,000 scholarship

    Gesa Credit Union offers ten $2,000 scholarships and one $5,000 WSU Tri-Cities scholarship to local high school seniors who have plans to pursue a higher degree of education in the fall of 2014. Applications are available online and in each of our branches. To be eligible, you must be a member in good standing of Gesa Credit Union and be entering your freshman year of college as a full-time student with a 3.0 or greater cumulative high school GPA. The application deadline for the 2014/2015 academic year is February 28, 2014.

    For more information on eligibility requirements, click HERE.

    03/01/2019 Washington State PTA $1,000 - $2,000 Scholarships of two thousand dollars ($2,000) are given to recipients entering four-year post-secondary institutions. One thousand ($1,000) dollar scholarship will be awarded for community colleges, voc-tech schools or other accredited institutions. Washington State PTA scholarships are awarded on the basis of:

    1) financial need
    2) academic performance
    3) leadership & community service
    03/01/2019 Washington Apple Education Foundation Varies

    Our scholarships assist students raised in Washington’s tree fruit districts attend college. To qualify for this scholarship, students must have a direct tie to the tree fruit industry; either having been raised by a parent/guardian employed in the tree fruit industry or owning a tree fruit industry business, have plans to work for the tree fruit industry personally or have graduated from a specific high school in a tree fruit district. For this purpose, we define Washington tree fruit as apples, cherries, pears and other stone fruits. Students must create a washboard.org account in order to access this scholarship.

    Citizenship is not required in order to apply.

    To see a list of available scholarships, click HERE.
    02/28/2019 Washington State Scholarship Foundation

    $5,000 for 4-yr institution,

    $2,500 for 2-yr or  vocational institution

    All applicants must have a public education with high school completion signified by a high school diploma or G.E.D. Regardless of age, all applicants must be first time entering freshman. The Scholarship Foundation will give primary consideration to the financial need of each applicant.

    Undocumented students can apply if they submit their parent's IRS form 1040 of the taxes 2017.
    03/14/2019 Tri-Cities Sunrise Rotary Scholarship $2,000

    The Tri-Cities Sunrise Rotary Club is offering a $2,000 college or technical school scholarship to a senior student.  This award is open to all graduating students to be used for post-secondary education starting fall 2014.  If you are interested, please complete the enclosed application and mail it to:


    Scholarship Committee

    Attention Chris Martinson

    Tri-Cities Sunrise Rotary Club

    P.O. Box 2652

    Tri-Cities, WA 99302
    To view the letter to the applicant, click HERE.
    03/15/2019 Beyond Dreaming Foundation Scholarship with the University of Washington $1,000

    Eligibility Criteria:

    Must be a Washington State High School Senior.
    Must be an undocumented student.
    Must be or will be a high school/GED graduate who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. for the 2018-2019 academic year.
    Must demonstrate financial need.
    Must demonstrate academic potential and promise.
    • The winner will be announced at the 3rd Annual Beyond HB 1079 Conference
    03/19/2019 Washington State Potato Foundation $1,000 - $5,000  ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
    The Excellence In Agriculture (EA) Scholarship Program is open to graduate school, college and trade school students in the Washington and Oregon potato growing regions. To qualify for all WSPF Awards, a student should demonstrate many of the following traits:
    - Must be enrolled full time (trade school, college or graduate school) pursuing agriculture degrees (or ancillary degrees that will directly benefit agriculture)
    Desire to attain a career that supports and bolsters the agriculture industry (with special emphasis in the WA/OR potato growing regions)
    Have above average academic record (GPA, rigor of schools/coursework)
    Have a work history, with record of ag involvement
    Show extra-curricular and/or community service involvement
    Demonstrate willingness to excel and be a leader in academics and beyond
    Secure strong character references (with preference given to those received from ag leaders/professionals)
    Passion and dedication to lend education and talents to promote pride in agriculture.
    03/19/2019 Pasco Education Foundation Scholarship Varies

    The scholarship money will be award upon proof of fall enrollment in an accredited 2 or 4-year vocational or academic institution. It is the recipient’s responsibility to fill out the scholarship acceptance form with current information regarding enrollment. The scholarship money will be forwarded to the college financial aid office directly. It is understood that the scholarship money will be forfeited if not used immediately following Fall registration.

    03/30/2019 Tri-Cities Girls Fastpitch Softball Association Varies

    Tri-Cities Girls Fastpitch Softball Association awards scholarships each year to seniors that meet the following criteria:

    - Must be a high school senior
    - Must have been or currently be a member of the TCGFSA
    - Must have played for at least two full seasons on one of the TCGFSA's teams, with one or more years in TCGFSA between the summer prior to their Sophmore year and the fall of their Senior year of high school

    02/28/2019 Leadership 1000 Scholarship $2,500 - $5,000

    The Leadership 1000 Scholarship is a scholarship 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.


    - Plan to attend, or currently be attending an eligible four-year college or university in Washington State.
    - Be a Washington State resident
    - Plan to enroll as a college freshman, sophomore or junior in fall 2014
    - Plan to file or have already filed a FAFSA (If not eligible to submit a FAFSA, alternative financial information must be submitted to the College Success Foundation if requested)
    - Meet family income requirements
    - Maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative high school GPA through fall semester
    - Plan to enroll or actually be enrolled full-time as a college student
    04/15/2019 Pasco Knights of Columbus Scholarship $1,000

    To apply for this scholarship, you must be a practicing Catholic and a senior at Chiawana High School.

    The application requests:

    - Parent's income
    - GPA & class rank
    - High school transcript
    - List of current classes
    - Summary of school activities
    - Summary of church and community activities
    - Description of educational/career plans
    - Employment record (if applicable)
    04/30/2019 Sea Mar Farm Worker Scholarship $1,000

    Eligibility Criteria:

    - Any high school senior who works or has worked OR their parent/legal guardian is or has worked as a farm worker in the United States.
    - A student enrolling in a higher education institution for the 2019 - 2020 academic year.
    - A Washington State resident. HB 1079 students are considered Washington State residents and therefore are eligible to apply.

    04/01/2019 Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund Up to $10,000

    We provide need-based grants to students who are able to do academic work at the college level and are actively working for peace and justice. Davis-Putter scholars are both graduate and undergraduate students and must be living in the U. S. and planning to enroll in an accredited school. . Early recipients fought for civil rights, against McCarthyism, and for peace in Vietnam. More recently, grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression.

    U.S. citizenship is not required in order to apply.
    04/11/2019 Ed Troxel Endowment Scholarship Two $5,000 scholarships
    Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to the top female and malecandidate from applications received from Kamiakin, Kennewick, Southridge,Riverview, Burbank, Pasco, Chiawana, Hanford and Richland High Schools.

    Each applicant will:

    1. Be a member of a graduating class from Kennewick, Kamiakin, Pasco, Southridge, Chiawana, Richland, Hanford, Riverview or Columbia High Schools.
    2. Have been involved in high school athletics.
    3. Verify academic achievement by submitting a photocopy of transcripts for the last seven semesters.
    4. Show involvement in the community and/or school including leadership qualities.
    5. Include a personal statement. See application for details.
    6. Include a letter of recommendation from a coach.
    7. Include a letter of recommendation from a responsible community member who knows you.
    8. Submit a completed application and required documents online (click here to access submission page).
    04/28/2019 Pasco Vocational Building Programs Scholarship  


    - Participation in Accounting, Agricultural Science, Construction Trades, Floriculture, Interior Design or Metals Technology
    - Currently a senior
    - Successful completion of at least 180 hours in one of the programs above and/or completion of a minimum of 20 hours on a project under the auspices of the Pasco Vocational Building Programs.


    Yakima Federal Savings "2019 Award for Academic Excellence"

    (See Mr. Brown in Student Services for the application)


    Yakima Federal in 1975 established an "Award for Academic Excellence" for graduating seniors with at least a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50. These awards are granted only on the basis of student scholastic ability and achievements.

    Completed applications are due to Mrs. Myers in Student Services by April 15th.

    The top two applicants will be notified, and their applications will be sent by Mr. Brown to Yakima Federal Savings in the required envelope by May 1, 2019.

    04/15/2019 Gloria Manera National Migrant Scholarship Fund Varies

    Grant amounts are determined by the Screening Committee on the basis of background in migrant farm work, financial need, and potential of the youth. The Fund grants approximately 100 awards annually in the amount of up to $250.

    • Recent history of movement for agricultural employment - priority will be given to currently interstate migrant youth
    • Scholastic potential
    • Financial need
    • Enrolled in or accepted at an accredited public or private college, technical or vocational school, or a dropout or a potential dropout from high school who shows promise of ability to continue schooling

    04/19/2019   The Tri-Cities Chapter of the Links, Inc. Scholarship  

    The Tri-Cities Chapter of the Links, Inc., is holding its annual scholarship essay contest. The scholarships are targeted for local high school seniors of African American descent pursuing higher education. This year's essay topic focuses on health and wellness.

    Essay topic: Planting Seeds for a Healthy Lifestyle - What seeds can you plant to ensure a healthy lifestyle for you and your family? (500 - 1000 words typed)

    04/25/2014 The Margaret McDonald Memorial Scholarship Two $1,000 scholarships

    The Columbia Basin Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is accepting applications for our 2019 educational scholarships. The sorority is sponsoring two $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to local seniors who plan to attend college.

    The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization's Five Point Programmatic Thrust that includes: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health and Political Awareness and Involvement.
    The deadline to receive an application is Friday, April 25, 2019, at 5:00pm.
    05/01/2019  Pasco KIWANIS Key Club Scholarship $1,000

    The KIWANIS Club of Pasco is proud to be the sponsor of this scholarship award to be presented to a Chiawana High School KEY Club member in good standing and who meets the qualifications and requirements.

    All applications must be returned to Mr. Brown in Student Services no later than May 1, 2019.

    05/02/2019 2019 Hughesman Award $1,000

    The Hughesman Award celebrates volunteerism and community involvement amoung young adults. The award will recognize an individual within the Tri-Cities area, 21 and under, that has demonstrated excellence during 2013. Awards will be presented during the Network Tri-Cities Luncheon on May 28, 2014 (nominee must be present to receive award). Individuals may self-nominate.

    Hughesman Nomination Form

     03/31/2019  Virgie M. Robinson Scholarship Application   The Virgie Robinson Scholarship provides financial assistance for graduating seniors of the Pasco School District who once attended Virgie Robinson Elementary School.
     05/02/2019    $1,000  
    The Van Bobbitt Scholarship of $1,000 is offered to a high school senior or other student entering college to pursue the study of horticulture and its related fields.
    Applicant must be:
    - Sponsored by a WA State County Master Gardener Program
    - Accepted by a recognized accredited college/university
    - Planning a course of study in horticulture, botanical, or strongly related fields.
     05/19/2019 Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes Scholarship in Labor Industries  $5,500
    This scholarship is awarded annually to students entering or transferring into the University of Washington who are committed to the principles of justice and equality and have demonstrated financial need. Students with an interest in labor studies or a family background in labor and social justice are encouraged to apply.
    Scholarship winners must demonstrate high academic achievement and be enrolled for Autumn Quarter of the upcoming academic year. 
    Students also must demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to qualify. Low-income, non-citizen students unable to file a FAFSA due to immigration status may instead complete the free Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA).
     05/24/2014  National Association of Women in Construction Chapter #192 Tri-Cities, WA Scholarship
    The purpose of the Tri-Cities, WA Chapter #192 National Association of Women in Construction Scholarship is to promote and enhance the construction industry through granting of scholarship assistance to students pursuing a career in the construction industry.
    - Applicant must be pursuing a career in a construction-related field. Examples include: Project management, engineering, architecture, Mechanic training program, etc.
     05/30/2019  CBC Student Ambassador   Tuition Waiver  
    A Student Ambassador is a student leader who serves as liaison, spokesperson, and advocate for CBC. Ambassadors must have strong interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and commitment to integrity. CBC Ambassadors are highly motivated and energetic. These students possess effective decision making skills, the ability to motivate others, and a willingness to work as a team.
    To apply, you must be a senior planning to attend CBC full-time, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7, and must complete the FAFSA. If you a not eligible to complete the FAFSA, see Mrs. Myers in Student Services for an alternative method to meet this requirement.
    Applications can be picked up from Mrs. Myers in Student Services.
      07/31/2019 Delta Upsilon Scholarship  
    (1) $2,000
    (4) $1,000
     The Washington Chapter of Delta Upsilon is pleased to offer $5,000 in scholarships to four outstanding Gentlemen who will be entering the University of Washington for the 2019 - 2020 academic school year.
    These scholarships will be awarded based on personal merit as well as academic qualification. Applicants need not join Delta Upsilon Fraternity or any other Greek institution in order to be considered for these scholarships.
Last Modified on November 8, 2018