Smart Choices Scholarship Program

Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 12

The WIAA is proud to partner with Gesa Credit Union, the Dairy Farmers of Washington and Les Schwab Tires to present the Smart Choices Scholarship Program. The 2024 Smart Choices Scholarship Program awarded three $5,000 scholarships and 12 $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from WIAA member high schools for excellence in athletics/activities, academics, leadership and community service throughout their high school careers. This application is launched annually in the fall. 2024 applications are due by 11:59pm on March 15th, 2024.


In conjunction with the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), the Smart Choices Scholarship Program is sponsored by Gesa Credit Union, the Dairy Farmers of Washington and Les Schwab Tires.


Person applying (“Applicant”) must, as of SEPTEMBER 1, 2023, be enrolled as a full-time student in a WIAA member high school, in good standing, in grade 12, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicant cannot be on suspension or other disciplinary probation imposed by the school or school system at any time during the 2023-24 school year. Scholarship recipients must graduate at the end of the regular 2023-24 school year and enroll as a full-time student at a college, university, community college, trade or vocational school for the 2024 Fall semester.

Applicants cannot have been arrested, charged with, or convicted of any crime. Applicant cannot be opposed to dairy product production or practices based on social or personal choice regarding animal welfare or nutritional beliefs.

Employees, officers, directors, contractors, and agents of the WIAA (WIAA staff, Executive Board Members), Gesa Credit Union, Washington Dairy Products Commission, Les Schwab Tires (collectively, the “Released Parties”), and their immediate family (spouse, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or members of the same household of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to be an applicant. Sponsors’ decisions with respect to whether any Applicant meets the eligibility requirements set forth herein are final and binding.


Applications can be submitted by 11:59PM on MARCH 15TH, 2024 by following the instructions provided. Application Form includes personal information, athletic/activity information, academic information, leadership, and community service details, and an essay question . All essays must be the sole, original work of the Applicant. Only one (1) entry per Applicant. Sponsors will not be responsible for incomplete, lost or late entries. All materials submitted by Applicant become Sponsors’ property.

Applicant warrants and represents that information submitted with the application is true and verifiable, including, without limitation, all activities, honors and accomplishments of Applicant; 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 Applicant owns or otherwise controls all of the rights to the application materials; and that the Applicant’s 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.

Applications may not defame or invade the publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or proprietary rights. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any application at any time in the event it is determined that the Applicant has not complied with or abused these Official Rules. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to independently verify the accuracy of all information provided as part of the application

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