The 2018 SCHOLARSHIP SEASON begins January 1, 2018, with a deadline of 5:oopm on February 28, 2018. The applications must be RECEIVED by that date/time NOT POSTMARKED in order to be considered. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.
Please "LIKE" Columbia Basin Foundation on FACEBOOK so that you can be privy to information shared during the scholarship season. We also plan to announce all chosen recipients in mid-June after certificates have been presented at high school awards/graduation ceremonies on our FACEBOOK page.
PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE FIRST PAGE OF EVERY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION CAREFULLY! THEY MUST BE FOLLOWED IN ORDER FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE ACCEPTED:
The scholarship application has been revamped into online PDF documents. You will complete the PDF online then print, sign and attach ALL required materials requested in order to be considered. The applications must be received by that date and time NOT POSTMARKED by that date.
APPLICATIONS THAT HAVE BOXES TO COMPLETE WILL ONLY ACCEPT WHAT IS WRITTEN BEFORE THE PLUS SIGN APPEARS. IF YOU ARE WRITING AND THE PLUS SIGN APPEARS YOU MUST REVISE YOUR STATEMENT SO THAT THE FORM DOES NOT FORCE A PLUS SIGN. THE FORM WILL NOT PRINT ANYTHING AFTER THE PLUS SIGN. PLEASE KEEP YOUR COMMENTS BRIEF.
ALSO, USE ONLY THE APPLICATION UNLESS IT ASKS YOU TO ATTACH AN ESSAY ON A SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER. IT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO WRITE "SEE ATTACHED" IN AREAS OF THE APPLICATION WHERE IT DOES NOT TELL YOU TO ATTACH A SEPARATE SHEET.
YOU MUST ANSWER IN THE SPACE PROVIDED UNLESS IT ASKS. IF INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT FOLLOWED YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
PLEASE EMAIL ME IF THERE IS ANY PROBLEM, OTHER THAN STATED ABOVE, WITH ANY OF THE FORMS NOT WORKING PROPERLY.
PLEASE NOTE: A FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) is no longer required for application.
Students will be informed of awards in conjunction with their high school's award ceremonies or in the case of college students via mail no later than June 15, 2018.
Scholarships are paid directly to the college the student will be attending to further their education. Funds will be distributed prior to commencement of classes each fall directly to the designated school, provided the student has supplied all necessary forms and information to Columbia Basin Foundation.
Click the high school or geographical location below to see the scholarships available through Columbia Basin Foundation: