Current Scholarships

Any scholarships that are announced to PTHS will be listed on this webpage and published in the daily bulletin. Information on how to apply for these scholarships will be listed.

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Seniors Scholarship Opportunity - Olympic Driftwood Sculptors is now accepting applications from qualified candidates for the Visual Art Scholarship.  The scholarship is worth $2,000 and is available to current 12th grade art students at any public, private or home-school on the North Olympic Peninsula.  A student eligible for consideration for this scholarship must be pursuing a major or minor in visual arts and be accepted into an accredited visual arts college/institution.   The student will need to submit the scholarship application and examples of their art. The application is available online at  Please be aware that the application form needs to be downloaded or you will not be able to fill out the form online, save it and email it. The hard copy application and directions can also be found in the counseling office. Visual arts can include the following:  Studio Art (2D or 3D, Photography, Graphic Design, Computer Graphics, Animation, Multimedia or Art Education. The scholarship application and supporting  materials (pegs) need to be emailed on or before 11:59 pm on 4-15-2018 or the flash drive with the scholarship application and jpegs need to be received in the regular mail on or before 4-15-2018.

The Port Townsend Elks Club #317 is sponsoring two local scholarships for graduating seniors of Port Townsend, Chimacum and Quilcence High Schools.  The two individual scholarships will each provide $2,500 for the two student recipients.

One scholarship is a vocational scholarship to be used to support a student's pursuit of technical training..  The other scholarship is a legacy scholarship for students who are a son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter of a member in good standing with the Port Townsend Elks Club #317.

The scholarship details and application procedures for these two scholarships are available in the PTHS counseling office. 

Information is not available on website.

The deadline for this scholarship is Sunday March 25, 2018 
and can be hand delivered to the ELKS Lodge or mailed to the following address:  BPOE 317. 555 Otto Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368                                                                                                                                                                                           

•   The Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) is proud to announce their 2018-19 education scholarship to assist and encourage workforce training in the construction industry.  BIAW has at least $10,000 available in funding for students in Washington State pursuing a degree in the construction industry.  The scholarship application is now available on the BIAW's website at  You can also obtain the application by emailing Amanda Fields, BIAW Education Program Director at or 800-228-4229 ext 114.  Further scholarship criteria and application guidelines are available in the Counseling Office.  

Completed applications must be postmarked by May 4, 2018.


•   Washington State Governor's For Foster Youth Scholarship is awarded to students who are placed by a Washington State court order in any of the following living situations: foster care, guardianship or dependency guardianship, placed in federally recognized care or placed under a dependency tribal court order outside of their home.  Further details regarding the scholarship application guidelines and criteria can be found in the Counseling Office.  The application is online and can be found at the following web address:

The online application must be submitted by Wednesday February 28, 2018.  There are no exceptions.


•   Leadership 1000 Scholarship is funded by individuals, foundation or businesses to provide college scholarships to students who will graduate or have graduated from a Washington state high school or obtained a GED from a Washington state institution.  The scholarship award ranges from $1,000 to $5,00 per academic year.  Students need to be a Washington state resident, have a family income that meet income guidelines, have achieved a minimum cumulative 2.50 grade point average through fall 2017 quarter/semester, be seeking a first bachelor's degree at an eligible college or university in Washington state, enrolled as a full-time college freshman, sophomore or junior in the fall of 2018 and have completed the FAFSA.  

The application needs to be completed on line at the following website  Further information regarding scholarship criteria guidelines and application process can additionally be found at this website. The deadline with all application materials sent is 5 p.m. on February 28, 2018


•   The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) is a unique public-private partnership that helps fill Washington's talent gap by building pathways for low- and middle- income students to pursue a bachelor's degree in high demand science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and healthcare fields in Washington State.

This year WSOS will select more than 1,800 Opportunity Scholars to receive up to $22,500 in scholarship dollars and access to career-launching support services like mentoring, internships and networking opportunities.  

Applicants must also complete the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WAFSA) and submit an official transcript with grades as of fall 2017 by March 7, 2018.  

For more information including details on eligible majors, institutions and maximum family income, please visit The deadline to apply is February 28, 2018 at 11:59 PST

 •     New SCHOLARSHIPS for PTHS Young Women - American Association of University Women offers several generous scholarships to graduating female students: 
  • High School Scholarship - $2500
  • Environmental Studies Scholarship - $3000 
  • Lisa T. Painter Scholarship (for the study of law fine arts or science) - $2500.   

The deadline is MARCH 10.  
Applications are available in the Counseling Office or on


American Legion Marvin G. Shields Memorial Post #26 Scholarship is now accepting applications from this year's seniors.  There are four scholarship to be awarded at $1,200 per scholarship.  The scholarships are available to students seeking a college degree and also to students who are seeking vocational training/certification.  Further details regarding the scholarship application requirements and process is currently available in the PTHS Counseling Office. This scholarship is not an electronic submission process. The application deadline is April 6, 2018.  Please pay attention to the early due date.


The Barbara Marseille Arts Scholarship

This scholarship is offered by Jefferson Community Foundation for students who are pursuing their passion in the arts, architecture and design.  Further details regarding this scholarship and the application procedures can be found on website. 

The application due date is April 15, 2018.


Phil Johnson Environmental Scholarship

The Jefferson County Democrats have created a scholarship to honor Phil Johnson and to further efforts to provide educational opportunities for graduating high school students or college students who are Jefferson County residents.  Three $500. scholarship will be awarded annually to graduating high school students or college students who wish to major or minor in environmental sciences, ecology or an allied field of study such as marine sciences or biology.  Further details and the application procedures can be found on website.  The application due date is April 30, 2018.


The First Presbyterian Church of Port Townsend is offering 2018-2019 scholarships in honor of Mrs. Sarah (Dusty) Westall, a long-time teacher in the Port Townsend School District. The scholarship will be awarded to students from East Jefferson County who are/will be attending a Christian college or university.  Preference will be given to students participating in First Presbyterian Church of Port Townsend.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office or can be downloaded from the church website at and must be received by 3 pm on April 30, 2018.

 The Port Ludlow Amateur Radio Club 2018 William E. Whitney Engineering Scholarship is awarding a $1000 scholarship to a student interested in pursuing an engineering degree.  Further details and the application form is available in the PTHS Counseling Office.  The deadline for the scholarship application to reach the Port Ludlow Amateur Radio Club post office mailbox will be Monday, April 2, 2018.

The Washington State Employees Credit Union is once again accepting applications beginning December 11, 2017 for students enrolled in post-secondary schools starting in the fall of 2018. The scholarship amount for a four-year college or graduate school is $2,500 and for a two-year college or vocational school the amount is $1,500. You need to be enrolled full-time and use the scholarship for the fall 2018 semester. You must be a WSECU member and if you are not you can join at Further details regarding the scholarship is available in the counseling office. The application is an online process and can be accessed at  The application period runs from December 11, 2017 to February 12, 2018.

The Washington State Regional Fisheries Coalition is now accepting applications for the Paul G. Ancich Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is designed to support the aspirations of students with goals of a natural science profession within Washington State.  Students must have plans to major in environmental science, fisheries, biology, ecology hydrology or related field.

The application deadline is postmarked by April 1, 2018 Applicants should submit applications to their local participating regional fisheries enhancement group.  Please visit to locate the regional fisheries enhancement group contact information.  Further information is available in the PTHS Counseling Office.

The Washington State School Retiree's Association invites seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply for the listed scholarships.  These awards are given to students who wish to have a career in the "field of education".  Their degree could be in one of these majors: teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist or psychologist.
The list of available scholarships: 
Eight WSSR Foundation Scholarships  - a one-time scholarship of $2500 each
Sixteen Robert J. Handy Scholarships - $900 each for up to four years
One Neil D. Prescott Scholarship - a one-time scholarship of $2500

The scholarship application is available on line at the web page 
For an application to be considered it must be in approved form, with directions followed precisely and mailed and postmarked by March 2, 2018.


•     Redfin Scholarship (national) is now accepting applications for their $2,500 scholarship to help one student on his or her journey through higher education.  The Spring Application period is from November 1-January 31 of each year.  The Fall application period is from May 1-July 31 of each year.  The application is completed online and includes an essay question.  Eligibility criteria include: legal U.S. resident, 18 years of age or olde, a graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore or junior in college attending an accredited university or college and have a cumulative unweighted grade point average of 3.5 or higher.  Apply online on the following website: Redfin Scholarship:

Last updated 9.Feb.2018 by Jan Boutilier