Thank you for your interest in the Smart Choices Scholarship Program presented by Gesa Credit Union, the Dairy Farmers of Washington and Les Schwab Tires! The 2023 Smart Choices Scholarship Program will recognize graduating seniors from WIAA member high schools for excellence in athletics/activities, academics, leadership and community service throughout their high school careers by awarding three (3) $5,000 scholarships and 12 $1,000 scholarships.
 
SMART CHOICES SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 11:59PM ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15TH, 2023.
 
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APPLICANT INFORMATION

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* 1. First Name

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* 2. Last Name

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* 3. Email Address

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* 4. Primary Phone Number

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* 5. Mailing Address

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* 7. Your School's WIAA Classification

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* 8. Grade Enrollment

PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION

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* 9. Parent/Guardian Full Name

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* 10. Parent/Guardian Email Address

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* 11. Parent/Guardian Primary Phone Number

SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION

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* 12. Full name of the person at your school that will serve as a point of contact (AD, Coach, Advisor, etc.)

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* 13. Contact's Position

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* 14. Contact's Email Address

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* 15. Contact's Primary Phone Number

ATHLETIC/ACTIVITY ACHIEVEMENT
With the understanding that sports/activities were shut down during the spring and fall of 2020, please indicate the years (9, 10, 11, 12) that you participated in any of the following WIAA-sanctioned sports/activities for your school:

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* 16. Baseball

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* 17. Basketball

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* 18. Bowling (Girls)

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* 19. Cheer

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* 20. Cross Country

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* 21. Dance/Drill

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* 22. Drama

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* 23. Football

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* 24. Forensics (Debate)

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* 25. Golf

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* 26. Gymnastics

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* 27. Music

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* 28. Soccer

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* 29. Softball (Fastpitch)

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* 30. Softball (Slowpitch)

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* 31. Swim & Dive

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* 32. Tennis

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* 33. Track & Field

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* 34. Volleyball

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* 35. Wrestling

With the understanding that sports/activities were shut down during the spring and fall of 2020, please indicate the total number of varsity letters you earned (1-4) for each of the WIAA-sanctioned sports/activities in which you have participated. Leave the field blank for any sports/activities where you did not earn a varsity letter or did not participate. Please include anticipated letters for Spring 2023.

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* 55. TOTAL VARSITY LETTERS: Adding the varsity letters indicated above, what is the total number of varsity letters you earned for WIAA-sanctioned sports/activities during your high school career?

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* 56. Please list any WIAA State Championship placings that you were a part of (include the sport and/or activity and include the year)

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* 57. Please list any athletic/activity awards for which you were recognized since grade 9 (team, league, district, state honors, etc. - for each award, please specify the sport/activity and year received (9, 10, 11, 12)

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* 58. Write 1-2 sentences describing your most significant athletic/activity achievement

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* 59. Write 1-2 sentences explaining how your teammates and coaches/advisors would describe you

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

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* 60. Please list your current, official, unweighted GPA as of your most recent grading period

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* 61. Please list any academic awards for which you have been recognized since grade 9 - for each award, please specify the year received (9, 10, 11, 12)

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* 62. Are AP/Honors courses offered at your school?

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* 63. If "Yes", please enter your total number of AP/Honors completed or enrolled

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* 64. Write 1-2 sentences describing your most significant academic achievement

LEADERSHIP

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* 65. Please list all leadership positions, INCLUDING CAPTAIN POSITIONS, that you have held since grade 9 along with the corresponding grades (9, 10, 11, 12) that those positions were held

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* 66. Write 1-2 sentences describing your most significant leadership role

SERVICE

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* 67. List all school and non-school service organizations which you have been involved with since grade 9 along with the grade(s) (9, 10, 11, 12) of your involvement

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* 68. List any special awards or recognition you have received for your community service work since grade 9 including the year you received the recognition (9, 10, 11, 12)

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* 69. Please list the total, approximate number of community service hours you have logged during your high school career

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* 70. Please describe the community service project of which you are most proud

EMPLOYMENT

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* 71. If applicable, please list up to your two (2) most recent employment positions

FINANCIAL NEED

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* 72. Do you qualify for free and reduced lunch?

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* 73. Write 1-2 sentences summarizing your post-high school educational plans

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* 74. Please describe any special circumstances related to your financial need and how this scholarship money would benefit your post-high school education plans

ESSAY

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* 75. Share, in 500 words or less in the space provided, 1-2 of the most important life skills you have gained by participating in high school sports/activities, and recount a time when you experienced a challenge or a setback where those skills were put to use.

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* 76. REQUIRED APPLICATION INFORMATION VERIFICATION:

By checking this box, I acknowledge that the information included within this application is true and verifiable; that the essay is an original work and that it has not been previously published, won previous awards or been submitted in other competitions; that I own or otherwise control all of the rights to the application materials; and that my application does not violate any law, regulation or any right of any third-party. Sponsors, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to disqualify any application they deem to be fraudulent, obscene or otherwise not in good taste.

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