It's that time of year for high school seniors: applying for college and learning how to pay for college. To help alleviate the pains of paying for college, the Washington State PTA offers three (3) $3,000 scholarships and one (1) $1,000 to graduating seniors from Washington State high schools, with active PTAs within them, that will be starting college (either 2 year or 4 year) in Fall 2018. 

 Application deadline is March 1, 2018. Scholarships will be awarded April 30, 2018.

Note: If your student is not currently a high school senior, use this info as a reminder for when s/he has reached their senior year. 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The 2017-18 FAFSA is now available. Completing the FAFSA is critical to getting access to grants, loans, and work-study funds. Moreover, it is free, quick, and easy.  


To make sure that students do not leave money on the table, the U.S. Department of Education has prepared a number of blog posts:

Visit or the Financial Aid Toolkit for complete information on federal financial aid, including types of aid available, qualification criteria, and managing loans.


Scholarship Flier

To help promote the scholarship in your high school or to send home with students, please use the following flier: color version | black & white version


Thank you and good luck to each applicant!


Washington State PTA Scholarship Committee

1304 S Fawcett Avenue | Suite 300

(253) 214-7410 | |


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