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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Using the search scholarship tab on website, enter the words Jefferson County to access many local scholarships. 

 •     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.


American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES) applications for the 2018-19 academic year awards are available now on ReadySetGrad website at: http://www.readysetgrad.orgcollege/american-indian-endowed-scholarship

To open the application and instructions, click the links just below the "How do I apply?" caption (requires Adobe AcrobatReader software version 11.0 or newer).

The Washington Student Achievement Council will accept applications beginning January 1, 2018.  Signed applications, with all required attachments are due to the Council postmarked by February 1, 2018 Further information regarding eligibility criteria can be found on the webpage or in the PTHS Counseling Office.


Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium offers undergraduate scholarships for graduating high school seniors interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) who plan to attend the University of Washington (UW) as incoming freshmen for the 2018-2019 academic year. Our scholarships range between $2,000 and $5,000 and are renewable for up to three years. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and Washington state residents.

Applications are now open, but we will extend the deadline from December 15, 2017 to January 17, 2018For more information, visit the online application.

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.

The Port Townsend Yacht Club is providing scholarships for students participating in a maritime, post-high school education program at a technical school, college or university.  Approved fields of study include but are not limited to marine biology, fisheries, ship and/or boat building and repair, ship operations, commercial dive training and other marine fields.  Further details are available in the PTHS Counseling Office.  The application may be accessed either at the yacht club website ( and clicking 2018 Scholarship on the home page and/or through the washboard site at (search maritime scholarships).  Applications and supplemental material must be postmarked or emailed no later than January 22, 2018.

Gonzaga University - Ignatian Leaders Scholarship:  To be eligible for the Scholarship the applicant must have an Application for Admission on file at Gonzaga University as of February 18, 2018.  General information regarding and the formal application for. Ignatian Leaders Scholarship will be sent to the applicant upon request.  The application material must be submitted electronically or postmarked no later than February 1, 2018 to be considered for the Scholarship.


•     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:

•     The Elks Legacy Award is awarded to candidates who meet the criteria and have a parent or grandparent who has served with the Elks. Applications must be submitted online at on or before February 2, 2018 at 11:59 am Central Time.

Last updated 12.Jan.2018 by Jan Boutilier