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.

What is the difference between a grant and a scholarship?

GrantsA 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.

A scholarship is usually merit-based and given to students by an organization or donor to help pay for the students’ 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 grants might students be eligible for while attending DIT?

Pell Grant

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Opportunity Grant (Washington Residents)

State Need Grant (Washington Residents)

Chafee Grant (California Residents)

Worker Retraining Grant (Washington Residents)

What scholarships can I apply for while attending DIT?

College Bound Scholarship (Washington Residents)

Careers That Work! Scholarship

Passport To College Scholarship

Divers Institute Academic Achievement Scholarships $1000.00 Awarded Per Graduating Class.

The Top Student in each class is awarded one of the these three scholarships each month:  The Kevin Griffeth Memorial Scholarship, The John Manlove Scholarship, or The Robert Radecki Scholarship.