ECASE Scholarship at Seattle Pacific University

ecaseAre you an Engineering student with outstanding academics, in need of financial assistance and interested in transferring to Seattle Pacific University?  Through a National Science Foundation grant, ECASE–Engaging the Community to Achieve Success in Engineering– provides scholarships of up to $10,000 per year (max total of $30,000) for community college students who qualify and are looking to pursue undergraduate degrees in Computer, Electrical, General Engineering-Mechanical, or General Engineering-Appropriate & Sustainable.

 Award Criteria:

  • Academic achievement, based on transcript (a GPA of 3.25 or higher is preferred; SAT scores are optional);
  • Financial need, based on the results of the FAFSA;
  • Completion of an Associate of Arts or Science (engineering track) degree or equivalent, including completion of one year of calculus-based mathematics and physics (prior to enrolling in the program);
  • Potential for success in engineering, based on student essay and recommendations;
  • Proof of US citizenship, permanent residency, nationalization, or refugee status;
  • Full-time status upon entering Seattle Pacific University.

Students are encouraged to submit the online ECASE application at the same time they apply for general admission to Seattle Pacific University.

Priority will be given to applications submitted by May 15, 2015, though applications will be accepted until all scholarships have been awarded.

Visual Communications – Information Session, Wednesday, February 4th

visual_comm_dJoin us for an information session for Whatcoms Visual Communications program! Find out about this full-time program, as well as the application process and getting started at Whatcom.

This session will be Wednesday, February 4th, from 12:00-1:00pm. It will be held in Kulshan (KUL) room 226. No RSVP is needed. Just bring your questions and your interest in working as a Graphic Designer and Web/Media professional!

WCC Event Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking

humantraffickingheinertheatreJoin fellow community members to gain awareness of the realities of human trafficking at Not in Our Community! Sex Trafficking in the Northwest, a free event coordinated by WCC’s Social Sciences Department.  This community centered program will be held February 5th from 7-8:30 p.m. in Whatcom Community College’s Heiner Theatre.  A panel of community members who will speak on the subject will include Aaron Newcomb, co-founder of Engedi Refuge, Karen Marion of Whatcom Coalition Against Trafficking, and Ferndale resident and NFL quarterback Jake Locker.  The program will include a screening of anti-trafficking documentary Chosen, and will encourage audience questions and participation.  Please join us for this important and educational event!

For more information contact: Mary Vermillion, Whatcom Community College PIO, (360) 383-3310,

WCC Foundation Scholarship

wcc foundation scholarshiopoIt’s almost time to apply for Whatcom Community College Foundation Scholarships! The general application for 2015-2016 will be available beginning January 30th, through March 6th 2015. The WCC Foundation offers many scholarship opportunities to Whatcom Community College students who demonstrate academic achievement, personal growth, and or contributions to fellow students, the College, or the community.  Scholarship awards will be announced in June, with possible additional awards announced in the summer.

Need more information about how to go about applying for scholarships? Be sure to check out Whatcom’s Scholarship Workshop, coming up February 2nd!

Whatcom Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, genetic information or age in its programs and activities

Massage Practitioner – Information Session, Monday, February 2nd

massageJoin us for an information session for Whatcom’s Massage Practitioner program! Find out about daytime and evening options for this program, as well as the application process and getting started at Whatcom.

This session will be Monday, February 2nd, from 3:30-5:00pm. It will be held in Syre Student Center (SSC), room 212. No RSVP is needed. Just bring your questions and your interest in working as a professional Massage Practitioner.

WCC Scholarship Workshop!


Join us on Monday February 2nd from 5:30 to 7:30 in Heiner Auditorium, Room 209 for WCC’s annual Scholarship Workshop! Hear from students and staff about a variety of scholarships available for Whatcom students.  Learn first hand from students who have successfully earned scholarships and hear more from WCC Entry and Advising, Foundation, and Financial Aid staff who will share their knowledge on how to navigate the scholarship process!

Seats are limited to 150 attendees, so don’t wait to sign up! RSVP online via a short survey by clicking on the Scholarship Workshop image here. This is a priceless resource for learning how to more effectively snag scholarships to help pay for your education! If you have any questions, call Entry and Advising at 360-383-3080.

New Extended Hours for Student Services!

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Check out our extended hours for your convenience!

Starting January 20th, Entry & Advising and Registration will be open:

  • Monday from 8am-6pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8am-5pm
  • Friday from 8am-1pm

Financial Aid will be open:

  • Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm
  • Monday 5pm-6pm in the Entry and Advising Office

Beginning January 31st- March 21st Student Services will be offered Saturday* mornings from 9am to 12pm (*Please note College Closed Saturday 2/14)

Cashier Service Window Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm
  • Friday 8am-1pm

Have any questions? Contact Entry and Advising at 360.383.3080!

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship


Applications are now being accepted for the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS)!  WSOS supports low and middle-income students who are pursuing an eligible high-demand major in STEM or health care. Apply online by March 2, 2015!

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a Washington state resident (as defined in RCW 28B.15.012)
  • Must have earned a high school diploma or GED from a Washington State high school or institution by June 2015.
  • Must be pursuing an eligible high-demand major (by alphabet; by category) in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care.
  • Must be working toward a first bachelor’s degree, (i.e. four-year degree).
  • Must be enrolling in an eligible Washington state college or university fall term 2015.
  • Must be a high school senior, or a college freshman or sophomore at the time of application.
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) through fall quarter or semester 2014 of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Must submit the 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at by Monday, March 9, 2015.
  • Must apply for Federal Education tax credits if eligible.
  • Must have a family income (adjusted gross income plus all untaxed income) less than the amount listed by family size on this chart. (Note: Unless you qualified to submit the FAFSA as an independent student, the family income amounts are those reported by your parent(s) on your 2015-16 FAFSA).

Over 700 new scholarships will be awarded for 2015-2016. For full eligibility criteria and scholarship information click here.

For more information on this scholarship process and others, be sure to attend Whatcom’s Scholarship Workshop on February 2nd from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in Heiner 209. RSVP today as space is limited to 150 attendees!

Evergreen State College Visits WCC!

evergreen@WCCOn Thursday January 29th The Evergreen State College will be at Whatcom with an information table in LDC Foyer! Speak to representatives from the school and find out more about the programs Evergreen has to offer!

Bring your questions and have them answered from 10:00am-1:00pm! If you have any questions contact Jessica Larson at 360.383.3064. We hope to see you there!