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?

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 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?

Pell Grant

Federal Supplemental Educational and Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Opportunity Grant (Washington Residents)

WA College Grant (Washington Residents)

Worker Retraining Grant (Washington Residents)

College Bound Scholarship Washington Residents

Careers That Work! Scholarship for graduating HS students (WA, OR and ID high school seniors).

Passport To Careers Scholarship (Washington Residents)

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

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