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FAMILY NIGHT: Skagit Valley College will host a college information night from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21.

The event will be an opportunity to learn more about college and how to pay for it. Parents and guardians of current and future college students are welcome.

It will be held in the Multipurpose Room, located in the Cardinal Center on the Mount Vernon campus.

FARM BUREAU SCHOLARSHIP: The Skagit County Farm Bureau is offering scholarships of up to $1,000 for academic, vocational and technical studies. Applications are available at high school counseling offices or by calling Sandra Dykstra at 360-757-7430.

Applications are due by April 1.

AAUW SCHOLARSHIPS: The Anacortes branch of the American Association of University Women is offering $2,000 and $1,000 scholarships to women who are continuing an undergraduate degree program, a vocational certification program, or taking courses beyond the undergraduate level in preparation for an advanced degree.

Applicants must either be an Anacortes High School graduate or have resided on Fidalgo Island or Guemes Island for the past three years. Previous applicants and recipients of AAUW scholarships may apply.

The scholarship will be paid directly to the accredited college, university or training institution where the student is registered. The funds may be used by the student at any time during the year for books, tuition or supplies.

Applications can be obtained by sending an email request to or by visiting the branch’s website at

Application deadline is April 5.

BECU SCHOLARSHIP: The BECU Foundation is accepting applications for its annual scholarships.

The foundation will award 25 scholarships worth $2,500 each to full-time high school seniors and undergraduates currently enrolled in accredited two-year, four-year, or technical colleges or universities, and who play an active role in giving back to their community.

The scholarship is renewable, meaning the winner may receive the scholarship for a second year, making the total $5,000.

For more information on eligibility and to access the online application, visit

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 28.

OPEN HOUSE: Mount Vernon Christian School will host a New Family Open House as well as a Kindergarten and Preschool Preview Night from 10 to 11:30 a.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m., and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, and Thursday, March 14.

To RSVP or for more information, call 360-424-9157 or email Beth at

PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOLARSHIP: The Professional Photographers of Washington has announced a $2,000 scholarship for the 2019 Student Photographer of the Year Award.

The contest is open to all high school seniors in the state who wish to continue to study photography.

Applications must be postmarked by March 14, and the winner will be announced in April.

For more information or to receive an application, contact Anita Weston at 425-776-4426 or visit

COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR: The Concrete Boys & Girls Club and Concrete High School will hold a college and career fair for those seeking a job or information about college from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 19.

The event will be held at Concrete High School, 7830 S. Superior Ave.

LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP: The state Law Enforcement Association is offering up to $500 in scholarships to eighth-grade students who complete a 750-word essay explaining why they will say no to drugs and alcohol.

All entries must be mailed to the association, 6947 Coal Creek Parkway SE, PMB 447, Newcastle, 98059, by Feb. 28.

For more information, visit

ALZHEIMER’S AWARENESS SCHOLARSHIP: College-bound students are invited to take part in the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s essay contest.

In order to apply, high school seniors must write a 1,500-word essay describing how Alzheimer’s has affected their lives, as well as share how they plan to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 college scholarship.

The deadline to submit essays is Feb. 15.

For more information, visit and click on the “Teen Scholarship Essay Contest” tab or call 866-232-8484.

AUTO SCHOLARSHIP: A-1 Auto Transport is offering scholarship opportunities to students in Washington.

Scholarships in the amounts of $250, $500 and $1,000 are offered annually to students who are enrolled in an accredited vocational or technical school, a two- or four-year college or a graduate school. Students must show they hold a minimum 3.0 GPA, and can be enrolled full- or part-time.

Students who apply must write an article of at least 1,000 words on a topic of interest in the auto transport market.

Entries can be emailed to: Application deadline is March 10.

More information: 831-778-4529 or

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