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.

Please review the documents below for more scholarship details.

  • Application - Submit either the Online (preferred) or Paper application
  • Scholarship Descriptions and Essay Topics - Required essay topics and a closer look at some of the stories behind our scholarships
  • Scholarship Terms - Information about all our scholarships, including amount of the award, directions for applying and conditions of the scholarship
  • Checklist - Required steps for applying to ICW scholarships

If you have further questions, please email info -at - 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.

The Garrett J. Goodchild Achievement Award application will be posted to this page in early January. Please continue to check for updates.

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 - Ad and spam free scholarship search for Washington students.