Scholarships/Financial Aid


There are four places that BHS counselors suggest students focus their energy in finding scholarships...

1.  The institution where the student plans to attend. The majority of the money given out in scholarships, is from the colleges and universities where students attend.  Often the awards are given automatically to students with a strong GPA and test score, and the student doesn't need to do more than apply.  Other times, it's worthwhile to look through the scholarship page on the website of the school the student plans on attending.

2. The Northshore Scholarship Foundation.  Scholarships set that are only for Northshore students, and sometimes only for Bothell students, which greatly increase the odds of winning one.  More information can be found here:

3. NSD Scholarship Bulletin.  Monthly list of reliable scholarships put together by Northshore School District.  Found here 

4. The is a non-profit coalition that is set up to connect Washington State High School Seniors with meaningful scholarships.  Set up an account here:


Financial Aid 

Filing the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA), will let a family know what types, and how much money they might receive to help pay for college.  Families should file the FAFSA after October 1st, but as close to that date as possible. 

FAFSA website

FAFSA worksheet

Student Loan Fact Sheet

Federal Student Aid: Find the info you need 

An excellent guide to filling out the FAFSA