Thanks to the generous contributions of donors, Independent Colleges of Washington is able to provide over $1,000,000 in scholarships, financial assistance, and in-kind gifts to students attending our member colleges.


General Scholarship Application and Details for Current College Students

Many of our awards do not require an application, and are selected by the college financial aid offices from eligible students. The scholarships detailed below, are selected by committee and require an application and essay. Some of our scholarships are focused on major, others on community service or place of residence.

Notification of awards will sent to students and college financial aid offices by July 1, 2015.

Key documents

  • Checklist - Required steps for applying to ICW scholarships

Steps to Applying for an ICW Scholarship

1. Completed ICW General Scholarship Application by March 16, 2015
Online (preferred) or Paper application

2. Submit supplementary materials to ICW by March 16, 2015
600 Stewart Street, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101

Please include the following supporting documents, paper-clipped or in a separate envelope (no staples, please) for each scholarship:

  • One-page essay using topics listed hereScholarship Descriptions
  • One-page resume (listing community & campus activities, honors & awards, employment history, and leadership positions)
  • Signed Letter of Recommendation from a professor or advisor familiar with your academic abilities
  • Current College Transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable)

Please clearly identify your name, college, and the scholarship for which you are applying on the top of each page.

Please do not submit multiple page essays or resume's as only the first page will be reviewed.

If you have further questions, please email info -at - icwashington.org or call 206-623-4494.

Thank you,
Scholarship Selection Committee
Independent Colleges of Washington


The Garrett J. Goodchild Achievement Award

The Garrett J. Goodchild Achievement Award is open only to graduating seniors at Eastlake High School or Redmond High School who intends to enroll at any of the 10 independent colleges of Washington.

Steps to Applying for an ICW Scholarship

1. Complete application:

2. Submit supplementary materials to ICW by March 16, 2015:

    • One-page, typed resume listing Honors and Awards, School and Community Activities, Offices and Positions of Leadership, Employment History (if applicable)
    • One-page typed essay: "Describe a situation in which you found yourself confronted with an ethical dilemma and how you resolved it. The situation can be personal or broader, such as consideration of a current event."
    • One-page signed letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, counselor, administrator, an employer, or a non-family member who knows you well
    • H.S. Transcript (current, unofficial copy)

If you have further questions, please email info -at - icwashington.org or call 206-623-4494.

Thank you,
Scholarship Selection Committee
Independent Colleges of Washington

 


Scholarship Newsletters

2010-11 Scholarship Newsletter (May 2011)

2009-10 Scholarship Newsletter (Winter 2010)

 


Additional Scholarship and Financial Aid Resources

Financial Aid 101: How do I apply?

Federal and State Financial Aid Information

Links to ICW Financial Aid Offices

TheWashBoard.org - Ad and spam free scholarship search for Washington students.