March 30 deadline approaches for many scholarships via Dollars for Scholars
August 27, 2008 · Updated 4:33 PM
ARLINGTON After receiving $15,000 from the Stillaguamish Tribes recent distribution of funds, Arlingtons Dollars for Scholars is anxiously seeking applicants for its upcoming round of scholarships.
Last year we had money that was not even applied for, said George Boulton, one of the founding members of Arlingtons branch of the national Dollars for Scholars organization.
The school districts career centers arent getting the word out very well, Boulton said.
The best way to apply is on the Web site, Boulton said. Go to ArlingtonDFS.org.
The deadline for this years round of scholarships from up to 30 different organizations is March 30. The national Dollars for Scholars matches local funds for scholarships to help graduating seniors continue their education.
For information call Holly Sloan-Buchanan at 360-435-8125.
AAUW scholarship deadline March 31
Another scholarship deadline has been announced by the American Association of University Women. March 31 is the due date for applicants to the Stanwood-Camano AAUW Scholarships for 2007. At stake are two $2,750 scholarships.
To be eligible, applicants must be residents of the Arlington/Stanwood/Camano Island area or they must be past graduates of Stanwood, Lincoln Hill, Lakewood or Arlington high schools. In addition, applicants must have completed at least two years of college or university by June 2007 and have verifiable plans to continue upper-division or graduate work at an accredited four-year college or university in the fall of 2007.
Applicants are asked to submit college transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a brief personal statement, and a 300-word essay about their relationship to the AAUW mission of promoting education and equity for women and girls. All eligible students are encouraged to apply.
The American Association of University Women has for 125 years led the way in advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. In support of this mission, the Stanwood-Camano branch of the American Association of University Women has for many years awarded scholarships to local students.
Application forms are available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the Web at www.s-caf.org or from www.aauw-wa.org, and from financial aid offices at colleges throughout Washington, at the Stanwood Library, and from Arlington, Stanwood, Lincoln Hill and Lakewood high school guidance counselors.
AAUW applications must be postmarked by March 31.