The Lake Washington College Foundation awards scholarships in the fall and in the spring of each academic year. To see whether you are eligible for a Lake Washington Foundation scholarship, complete the online application using the steps below.
2013-2014 Spring Scholarships
Applications open December 5, 2013
Applications due January 31, 2014
Apply online or in person to become a Lake Washington Institute of Technology student. You will receive a welcome email which includes your student ID. Your student ID is needed for the online scholarship application system. Please call Enrollment Services at (425) 739-8104 if you do not receive this email or have trouble with your student ID.
Sign up on "MyLWIT" to get email notices through your student account. The opening of scholarships will be announced through student email.
Complete Financial Aid Applications Many of the LWIT Foundation scholarships are intended for students who have financial need. To be considered eligible for those particular scholarships you will need to complete the Lake Washington Financial Aid process which includes completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a Lake Washington Financial Aid Application. Learn more at Financial Aid.
Download and complete required documents. See the application checklist below for links to documents. Once complete, you will need to upload these documents with your application.
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Visit STARS Online to create a profile. You will then be walked through the application process. A video tutorial of the application process is available. (please note: not all steps may apply to your application process).
If you submitted an application or created a profile last year, you may use the same user ID and password. Your student data is copied to the new academic year once you sign back in to STARS. You will still need to complete the following sections of the registration process: opening questionnaire, academic information, financial information, free form essay questions, apply for available scholarships. You should also confirm that your personal information is up to date.
Complete the Application Process
Once you have completed the online application you will be presented with a list of scholarships for which you may qualify. To complete the application process, select the scholarship you wish to apply for, confirm you meet eligibility criteria, and click on "APPLY NOW'. You will need to repeat this step for each scholarship.
Today: Make sure you have applied to become a Lake Washington Institute of Technology student. You must have a LWIT student ID and an LWIT student email in order to complete the LWIT Financial Aid Application.
Now: Complete your LWIT Financial Aid Application in order to be considered for LWIT Foundation need-based scholarships.
December 5, 2013: LWIT Foundation Scholarship Spring 2014 Application is available.
January 31, 2014: LWIT Foundation Scholarship Spring 2014 Application deadline!
April 7, 2014: LWIT Foundation Scholarship Fall 2014 Application available online.
June 7, 2014: LWIT Foundation Scholarship Fall 2014 Application deadline!
Application Check List
Check that your email address is correct
Lake Washington Student ID (SID) number
Transcript(s) required MUST be uploaded with your application, including:
A high school transcript (if you have not attended college previously) or GED.
Unofficial transcripts from ALL colleges you have attended (including LWIT). They should show the most recent quarter completed. Unofficial LWIT transcripts.
Information Release Form. This document gives the scholarship review committee and donors permission to have access to your financial aid and academic records. This document is a required document which must be uploaded with your application
Activities Worksheet is a document that allows you to tell the scholarship review committee a bit more about your work history and extra-curricular activities. This is a required document which must be uploaded with your application
Complete ALL required essay questions.
Some scholarships require that you submit additional documentation.
Proof of US citizenship or residency
Specific letters of recommendation
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED ALL THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED.
YOU WILL NOT BE CONTACTED IF YOUR APPLICATION IS INCOMPLETE.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.