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Student Scholarships available now

WALLA WALLA, COLUMBIA COUNTIES—Now is the time for high school and college students to apply for scholarships. The Walla Walla-Columbia School Retirees Association scholarship (WSSRA) offers a variety of scholarships to support future educators.

The Robert J. Handy and the WSSR Foundation scholarships are available to high school seniors seeking a career in education. That includes a teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, or psychologist. To get more information about the scholarships are available on the WSSRA website at

The Neil D. Prescott/Student Teaching/Internship Scholarships are for college students going to student teach during the 2023-24 school year. Candidates must be graduates of a Washington State high school, enrolled in a college of education program anywhere, and pursuing a career in a field of education.

The Jackie Ormsby Memorial Scholarship is available through the Blue Mountain Community Foundation. The association also offers two Jackie Ormsby Memorial Scholarships for $2,000 each. Applications are now open and must be submitted by March 1, 2023.

Candidates must be prospective teachers in other school-related fields that will student teach or do an internship experience in an educational setting to meet the requirements for initial certification.

An online application is available on the Blue Mountain Community Foundation website at


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