Your scholarship application must be received by March 15 for consideration. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. In order to complete this application please have electronic copies of the following documents ready to attach. Files can be submitted as a pdf, jpg or docx file. The application form must be submitted in full in one sitting. UNFINISHED FORMS CANNOT BE SAVED. Please allow at least 1 hour to complete the application. In order to access the applications you MUST have a gmail account. If you do not have one, please set up a free account.
- Transcript Showing GPA (name and score must show on the same page)
- SAT and/or ACT Score(s) (name and score must show on the same page)
- Names & contact information of 2 references. (Be sure to confirm your references are willing to speak with us if needed)
- Personal Statement (see application below for writing prompt)
The Clarkston Education Foundation (CEF) Senior Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior who demonstrates a desire to continue his/her education or academic interest. This award is not limited to a particular field of study or school. Students pursuing training beyond high school are eligible, regardless of program. We encourage all students to apply for this scholarship due to it’s broad nature. This award was created by community members who wanted to broaden the horizons of students and prepare them for experiences in and beyond the valley. These community members formed CEF in order to promote and enhance education in Clarkston schools. The application requires a personal essay, references and academic records. The selection committee consists of CEF board and community members.
The Charles R. and Louise V. Setlow Memorial Science Scholarship for the Advancement of Science Education is awarded annually to a graduating senior. The children of Charles and Louise Setlow — Marguriette, Andrew (1950 CHS graduate), Robert (1960 CHS graduate), and Charlene (1962 CHS graduate) — established this fund in 2006 to promote science education in memory of their parents. Selection is based on academic achievement, and a demonstrable interest in pursuing a career in a scientific field. Students pursuing training beyond high school are eligible, regardless of program. The scientific field includes but is not limited to careers in; biology, chemistry, ecology, psychology, physics, astronomy, microbiology, oceanography, botany, zoology, meteorology, entomoloby, hydrology, geophysics. For more examples of STEM careers visit THIS page.
The CEF Performing Arts Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is pursuing a degree in music, art, drama or dance. dance. Recipients of this award may
attend a four year University/college, a two year Community College, or pursue technical training in the fields which award certificates. The performing arts filed includes but is not limited to careers in entertainment industry business, talent management, film and theatre direction, dance performance and choreography, film/television/theatre acting, music performance and composition. If you are uncertain your chosen field qualifies, please contact the foundation so we may be of assistance.
Established in 2019 to honor Larry and Denise McConnell, who dedicated their teaching careers to Clarkston students and their children who also became teachers. Selection for this award will be based on the applicant’s leadership both in and out of the classroom. Leadership skills developed in church, work, community, personal relationships, classroom or athletic arenas will all be considered.
Established in 2021 in memory of Keith Claassen who was a life long Asotin County wheat farmer. This scholarship will be awarded to any student with an agricultural background or who has participated in agricultural programs; (FFA, 4H). Recipients will pursue careers in agricultural areas. Recipients for this award are not limited to those attending a 4 year program. Those attending shorter programs including certification are encouraged to apply. For a full list of agricultural careers please check HERE
The Clarkston Education Foundation's Dual Credit Access Program is created to assist students and families with the cost of dual credits during their high school careers. The funds are intended to be awarded to students whose:
-family is considered low-income
-family is NOT low income but could use help with costs above and beyond regular living expenses
-family is NOT low income but has one or more students currently in college
-family is NOT low income but has extenuating circumstances where financial assistance is appreciated.
Applicants will be required to indicate a family income range on the application and verification of income may be requested as needed.