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Scholarships:Washington Masonic Charities is proud to partner with the Grand Lodge of Washington to offer scholarships for deserving young people throughout the state of Washington.
Who May Apply?
High School Seniors
Residents of the State of Washington
Public Scholarships Available
Senior Boy: $3,000
Senior Girl $3,000
Masonic Youth Scholarships (Three) $1,000 each (Note: Visit Washington Job's Daughters, Rainbow, and DeMolay websites for more information on how to apply.)
Masonic Legacy Scholarship (one) $2,000: Public high school seniors residing in Washington, who are a dependent (father or guardian) or a grandchild of a Washington State Jurisdiction Master Mason in good standing .
How to Apply
Online Application at http://www.washboard.org. Search "Masonic Charities-Public Scholarship" or "Masonic Charities-Legacy Scholarship" and complete the online application.
Applicant & Lodge Timeline
Student Timeline: Dates could change
November 1, 2018 - Student Applications Open Online
February 28, 2019 - Student Applications Close Online
Washington Opportunity Pathways for State Grants-http://www.wsac.wa.gov/sfa-ove
Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation-www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org
Washington State financial aid programs- http://www.wsac.wa.gov
Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)
Newport High School will be offering assistance to seniors and their parents/guardians on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 3-7 PM in the computer lab. The following items are needed for you to bring to assist in the completion process:
1) Social Security number, driver’s license, and any financial records related to income
2) FAFSA pin number-apply at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid
3) Parent’s 2015 income data (W-2 or a pay stub and/or 2015 tax return)
4) Student’s 2015 income data (if any)
Students should be in the process of filling out the FAFSA if they are planning on attending any kind of college next year. Applications are on line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. These should be completed no later than February 15th in order to give you the best chance of obtaining financial aid. College Bound Scholars must have the FAFSA completed by Oct. 1, 2016.
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is need-based federal aid, coming in the forms of grants, work-study programs, and student loans. Many private schools distribute financial aid on a "need-blind" basis, providing whatever aid is needed to enroll a student. Attached here are instructions for completing the FAFSA.
Federal Student Aid - FAFSA on the Web
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans—and its value to our society.
Federal Student Aid plays a central and essential role in supporting postsecondary education by providing money for college to eligible students and families. We partner with postsecondary schools, financial institutions and other participants in the Title IV student financial assistance programs to deliver services that help students and families who are paying for college.