Grants & Scholarships

What are Grants and Scholarships?

The short answer is, money to help pay for school that you do not have to pay back.

Grant & Scholarship Resources

What is the Difference Between a Grant and a Scholarship?

grant is typically need-based, and is often determined by the information that you provide on your FAFSA. Grant funds are available through the Federal Government, the State of Washington, the Washington Student Achievement Council, and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Grants are awarded to students who demonstrate the greatest financial need.

scholarship is usually merit-based and given to students by an organization or donor to help pay for the student’s education. Students must meet the organization’s or donor’s criteria, which may entail pursuing a certain program of study, demonstrating financial need, or being an exemplary student. You do not have to repay scholarship funds. Each scholarship usually requires a separate application.

Where Does the Money Come From?

The money can come from any number of sources that can include the Federal government, state government, private or non-profit organization/company.

What Scholarships and Grants Might Students be Eligible for While Attending DIT?


The Top Student in each class is awarded one of the these four scholarships on graduation day. The Kevin Griffeth Memorial ScholarshipThe Michael Cocks ScholarshipThe Zachary Zoulek ScholarshipThe John Manlove Scholarship, or The Richard Radecki Scholarship.

Scholarship Search Sites

Need Based Scholarships

College Success Foundation provides a unique integrated system of supports and scholarships to inspire underserved, low-income students to finish high school, graduate from college and succeed in life. Also has scholarship for foster youth.

College Success Foundation

Military Dependent Scholarships

Lists scholarships for military children.

Pacific Northwest Scholarships

$1000.00 scholarship to HS seniors living in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington who plan to attend a qualifying career college. Eligibility and award determined by HS counselor.

Pride Foundation provides financial resources, scholarships, and community support to LGBTQ+ and allied student leaders across the Northwest.

A Washington State-based, user friendly, student centered website for efficiently finding, and applying for scholarships based in Washington. Matches students with valid scholarship opportunities.

The WashBoard

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