Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship Program


UW Scholarship Opp

The Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship Program is now open for application! This scholarship is specifically for Washington state community college students who are transferring to the University of Washington. Students who have achieved academic excellence and plan to complete their degree at UW Seattle Campus are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility information:

  • “Applicants must be Washington State residents who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are currently attending or have attended a community college in the state of Washington.
  • Applicants must have earned a minimum of 36 credits at a Washington State community college by the time they matriculate at the University of Washington. Students who hold an associates degree are encouraged to apply.
  • Washington State community college transfer students who are currently enrolled at the University of Washington may not have earned more than 18 UW credits by the application deadline of Thursday, July  7, 2016.
  • The award will depend on successful admission to the University of Washington as a matriculated student.
  • The selection committee gives no consideration to an applicant’s gender, race, color, creed, or national origin.”

For complete scholarship information and application, click here.

Submit your application by the deadline on Thursday July 7, 2016!


Washington Women in Need Grants!


The spring application cycle for the Washington Women in Need Education Grant is open!

Washington Women in Need (WWIN) is a nonprofit organization that provides education and health care grants to low-income women in Washington State to help them improve their lives.

WWIN makes grants to determined women who are looking to build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities for generations to come. This summer, we will make 50-60 Education Grants to women from across Washington. Grantees will receive up to $5,000 over a one-year period, which can be used for tuition, mandatory fees, and required books and supplies.  Applicants must meet WWIN’s eligibility criteria to be considered.

Prospective applicants should visit the WWIN website for additional information and to submit an application. The application deadline is 11:59 pm on Saturday, April 30.

Scholarship Opportunity: WWIB


Apply now for the 2016 Whatcom Women in Business Scholarships! Applications are due by April 30th! 

“This year, Whatcom Women in Business will be awarding four (4) $5,000.00 scholarships to women entering higher education including but not limited to technical or trade school, beauty school, community college or university. Applicants must be a high school graduate by Spring 2016 and a current Whatcom County resident. Finalists are selected based on their application, goals, past grades, community involvement and volunteer, extra-curricular activities, work experience as well as financial need.

The finalists will be contacted to schedule an interview, non-finalists will receive a notification letter. Selected recipients will be required to volunteer up to 20 hours with Whatcom Women in Business prior to September 1st.”

Click here for the application!

In addition to the scholarship application, applicants need to provide past transcripts or written documentation of acceptance to a post secondary institution, a cover letter, and two letters of reference.

Need assistance with your cover letter? Check out Whatcom’s Writing Center in Cascade 112: Monday-Thursday 10-4 and Friday 10-2!


Apply Now: WCC Foundation Scholarship!

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It’s time to apply for Whatcom Community College Foundation Scholarships! The general application for 2016-2017 is available now through February 29th! 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 are typically announced in May or June, with possible additional awards announced in the summer.

Need more information about how to apply for scholarships? Be sure to check out Whatcom’s Scholarship Workshop, coming up February 1st from 5:30 t0 7:30 in Heiner Auditorium!

For more information about the WCC Foundation Scholarship, click here.

Notifications will be both mailed and e-mailed to the address listed on your scholarship application. Be sure to update the Foundation of any address or email changes.

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. WCC publications are available in alternate formats upon request.

It’s FAFSA time!

financial aid priority deadlineIt’s a new year, and that means it is time to renew your FAFSA for the 2016-2017 school year.

March 15th marks the priority deadline for completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA! Complete your application by this date and you are guaranteed to have your award ready for the 2016-2017 academic year. You are also more likely to be eligible for grant dollars that have limited funds like State Need Grant.

If you have not yet applied, for financial aid for next year please do so now! Follow the steps at Whatcom’s Financial Aid website, to make sure you are set for the upcoming academic year!

WCC Scholarship Workshop!

Scholarship Info Session Flyer - 2016 - Landscape (002)Join us for a scholarship workshop Monday February 1st from 5:30-7:30pm in Heiner Auditorium! This is an invaluable resource to learn how to earn scholarships to fund your education.

RSVP now to save your spot! at
Questions? Contact Entry & Advising at 360.383.3080!

Leadership 1000 Scholarship


The Leadership 1000 Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by individuals, foundations or businesses to provide college scholarships to students who will be attending an eligible four-year college or university in Washington state. A Leadership 1000 Scholarship can be customized around a general set of requirements requested by the donor. Scholarships awarded will range from $2,500 to $5,000.


To be considered for the Leadership 1000 Scholarship students must:

  • Plan to attend, or currently be attending, an eligible four-year college or university in Washington state. (Students attending a community or technical college will be considered if they are transferring to an eligible four-year college/university for the fall of 2015, or if they are planning to complete a bachelor’s degree program offered at the community college.)
  • Be a Washington state resident, (meeting in-state tuition requirements or eligibility for Washington state financial aid programs, as defined in RCW 28B.15.012).
  • Plan to enroll as a college freshman, sophomore or junior in fall 2016.
  • Plan to file or have already filed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), if eligible. Students unable to file a FAFSA due to immigration status must complete the free Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA).
  • Have a family income for 2015 that does not exceed the amount listed by family size in this chart.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative high school GPA through fall quarter/semester, if applying as a high school senior.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative college GPA through fall quarter/semester, if applying as a college student.
  • Plan to enroll or actually be enrolled full-time as a college student, 12 credits per quarter or equivalent for semester.
  • Please note: International students, students on foreign exchange or visas and out-of-state residents are not eligible.


The 2016-2017 Leadership 1000 Scholarship application will be available on January 4, 2016The online application must be submitted by Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 5 p.m. PST.

For full scholarship information click here!

Need writing assistance? Check out Whatcom’s Writing Center in Cascade 112!