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External Scholarships

These scholarships are offered by local and national organizations. Centralia College is providing this list as a service to our students but does not endorse any particular organization. The list below is not a complete list of the scholarships that may be available to you; the organizations below have communicated with Centralia College in some way to let us know about their scholarships. For additional resources on finding scholarships, you can contact your advisor, the Financial Aid office, or the Advising and Counseling Center. All links provided below will open a new page.

  • Pacific Forest Foundation: The Pacific Forest Foundation is offering scholarships to students who will be studying in forestry-related areas. Scholarships range from $1000 to 3,000 each. Applications and directions are available on the website Pacific Forest Foundation Deadline: May 1, each year.

  • I5 Toyota: I5 Toyota is offering scholarships to graduating seniors who have a desire to pursue post secondary education. Applications and directions are available on the website I-5 Toyota Deadline: May 1, 2018.

  • St. Helens Club: The St. Helens Club is offering a $1000 scholarship to a woman who has completed two years of college and intends to continue working toward a higher academic degree. The applicant must be a Lewis County resident. Applications are available by calling Jan Snider at 360-807-8391 or email St.Helens Club Deadline: April 16, 2018.

  • Centralia-Chehalis Emblem Club #163: Centralia-Chehalis Emblem Club #163 is awarding a $1000 scholarship. The applicant must contact M.Frombgen for the official scholarship application and rules. Only their format is accepted; applications must be typed. Deadline: April 1, 2018.

  • Olympia Farmers Market: The Olympia Farmers Market is accepting applications from current residents of Thurston, Lewis or Mason counties that are concentrating their education in agricultural sustainability, organic farming/ranching or sustainable ecosystems within Western Washington. Visit Oly Market for the official scholarship application and rules. Deadline: April 30, 2018.

  • The American Association of University Women, Lewis County: AAUW awards two scholarships a year. The applicant must contact for the official scholarship application. Deadline: February 15, 2018. AAUW Lewis County

  • WSECU: The Washington State Employee Credit Union is awarding two scholarships. A $2500 scholarship for a four year student; a $1500 for a two year student. It's an on-line application process. Deadline: February 12, 2018. WSECU

  • Washington State Opportunity Scholarship: The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship awards up to $22,500 in scholarships. This scholarship supports low and middle income Washington students pursuing majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care. Deadline: February 28, 2018. WSOS

  • WSU-Vancouver: This award is designed for transfer students who have leadership potential, are community-service oriented and have an excellent GPA. Students are nominated by their community college's president and receive a renewable full-tuition award. Applications for this scholarship start in spring quarter. For more information, please contact: Michael Threapleton 360-623-8634. Community College President's Award

  • Washington Women in Need: Washington Women in Need is a nonprofit organization that provides education grants to low-income women in Washington State. Applicants must meet WWIN's eligibility criteria to be considered. Deadline: Grant cycles are continuous - please check website. WWIN

  • Pacific Seed Association: Pacific Seed Association awards three 1000.00 scholarships. Applicants must submit an essay of 500 to 1000 words describing why they are interested in agriculture, particularly as it relates to the US Seed industry. Deadline: February 28, 2018. Pacific Seed Association

  • Game Village: Game Village is awarding a $500 scholarship for students who are passionate about the gaming industry and want to take up further studies for researching in the field. A 400 word essay stating why you need the scholarship and how it will help you. No deadline was provided. Game Village

  • Taxi Orlando: Taxi Orlando Cab Service is offering two $500 scholarships to students who write an essay on the topic "Taxi Cab Services verses Ride Sharing Services." The essay should be approximately 750 words. Deadline(s)- November 15, 2017 and April 1, 2018. Taxi Orlando

  • Rosenkrantz Scholarship Fund: The Alex and Suzanne Rosenkrantz Scholarship Fund is offering a scholarship to a deaf/blind student who describes their background and reasons why they deserve a scholarship. Applications are accepted year round for an August review period. Rosenkrantz Scholarship

  • Mesothelioma Guide: The Mesothelioma Guide is offering scholarships to assist students affected by mesothelioma. You must write an essay telling your story and include facts about the desease and demonstrate an understanding of mesothelioma. The essay must be between 1000 to 2000 words. No deadline was posted. MesotheliomaGuide

  • Johnston Law Firm: The Johnston Law Firm is offering a $1000 scholarship to cover the cost of an LSAT prep course for a student who writes an essay describing what you will do with your law degree and how society will benefit. The essay should be approximately 450+ words. Deadline - April 30, 2018. 2018 LSAT Prep Course Scholarship

  • Zenaptic Chiropractic: Dr. Troy Dreiling is offering a $1000 scholarship to a student who writes an answer to this question: "How you have demonstrated leadership ability both in and out of school?" The essay should be under 500 words. Deadline - May 1, 2018. Zenaptic Chiropractic Scholarship

  • ZipRecruiter: ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to a student each quarter who writes a creative essay on one of their three topics. The essay should be between 250-500 words. Deadline - Quarterly. March 31, 2018, June 30, 2018, Sept. 30, 2018, Dec. 31, 2018. ZipRecruiter

  • Senior Advice:Senior Advice is offering a $2000 scholarship to eligible students who fill out the application and answer five questions. Deadline - July 15, 2018. SeniorAdvice

  • Wilshire Law Firm: Wilshire Law Firm is offering a biannual $1,000 scholarship to a student who writes an essay describing your professional goals, how you intend to contribute to the community and why you deserve this scholarship. Essay to be no more than 600 words. Deadline - June 30, 2018. Wilshire Law Firm

  • Andrew Flusche Scholarship: The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest is awarding a $500 scholarship to a student who submits the winning video on How to Interact with the Police . The video should be no longer than 3 minutes. Deadline - June 30, 2018. Andrew Flusche

  • Typology Central Personality Type Scholarship: Typology Central is awarding a $2000 scholarship to a student who submits the winning essay on the questions listed on their website. The essay to be at least 1000 words. Deadline - June 23, 2018. Typology Personality

  • The Izenda Embedded BI & Analytics Scholarship: Izenda is awarding a $1000 scholarship to a student who explains how data will be important to them in their expected future career. The essay should be 500 words or less. Deadline - March 31, 2018. Izenda


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