Scholarship Opportunities

Looking for scholarships? 

Granite Falls School District is fortunate to have numerous local scholarships available to graduating seniors. To see a list of current scholarships, check out the GFHS Scholarship Bulletin for December 2020 and January 2021 by clicking HERE!

To apply for your local scholarships, please open, download, and save (to your computer) the Common Application PDF file below.

GFSD Local Scholarship Common Application - Due Date April 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Once you have completed the "Common App" please print and return to the Counseling Center.  Note: The PDF is a fillable form, you may print or email it to Mrs. Rodino at

Ready Set Grad helps students achieve their high school diploma and any post-secondary credential. Ready Set Grad also helps you pay, learn about, and find the right path for you or your student. Click on this link to find out more!

Applying for College

Seniors, college applications are due in fall and winter. Please pay close attention to your schools’ deadlines. Please contact your counselor for questions regarding letters of recommendation, applications, transcripts, and scholarships. Seniors need to plan on having their four-year college applications submitted to the counseling office by Thanksgiving.

Meeting high school graduation requirements is one step toward college admission. Acceptance to highly selective colleges and universities requires coursework in a variety of areas. In addition to coursework, taking college credits during high school is advantageous to your application (e.g. Advanced Placement courses, Running Start, CTE credits). Community work and extra-curricular activity involvement are also looked at for admission.

WA State Graduation Requirements

Letter of Recommendation forms are available in the Counseling Center also, a list of community service opportunities available there too. Local Scholarships will be appearing soon - don’t miss out on these amazing opportunities for money to help with your education.

Athletic Eligibility

NCAA Clearinghouse Website
The NCAA Clearinghouse website provides prospective student-athletes access to Division I and Division II eligibility requirements, to register with the Clearinghouse, and to access individual Clearinghouse records. This is important information for prospective student-athletes at a Division I or II institution. The NCAA also lists approved courses for use in establishing the initial-eligibility certification status of student-athletes from Granite Falls High School.

Financial Aid

Do you know how to fill out the FAFSA?

What is FAFSA? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid provides students with access to the majority of financial aid they could receive for college and it is an important first step to begin the college application process.

The College Success Foundation reminds us that January is FAFSA completion month and they have created a great series of 5 how-to YouTube videos in English and Spanish to help students get started.

Start by watching videos 1- 3 and look for the rest of the series on YouTube - Office of the Education Ombudsman and the College Success Foundation.

Start a new FAFSA -OR-View your FAFSA Account, go to:

Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education