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 whatcom.edu/scholarshipworkshop
Questions? Contact Entry & Advising at 360.383.3080!

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

washington-state-opportunity-scholarship-logoAre you a student pursuing a degree in a STEM or health care field? You may be eligible for the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS). This scholarship supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees.

The application for the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship will be available  Monday, January 4, 2016, and must be submitted by Monday, February 29, 2016.

For full criteria and more information on the WSOS click here!

Need help with your application? Check out WCC’s Writing Center in Cascade 112!

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships!


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Apply now for Society of Women Engineers scholarships! Click the photo to link to the application and full scholarship criteria.

Have any questions about the scholarships? Contact Connie Starr at swepnwscholarship@gmail.com.


Scholarship Opportunity!



Are you looking for scholarship opportunities? Tutor the People is offering an essay contest and $1,000 dollar scholarship for students who are 16 and older and currently enrolled in an educational program. Submit your essay between May 15th and August 15th to enter!

Essays must be between 500 and 1,000 words describing your preferred field of study in education and what significant person, or event in this field has influenced you. Submit your essay, then share on social media. The essay with the most votes wins! Voting begins July 15th.  Check out the detailed scholarship and submission information here.

Need help with your essay? Visit Whatcom’s Writing Center in Cascade 112 for assistance!



Nursing Scholarship Opportunities!

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Chuckanut Health Foundation in Bellingham, Washington, is now accepting applications for the Lois Jean Roberts Nursing Scholarship which is available to students who are Whatcom County residents or who have graduated from a Whatcom County high school. These scholarships honor the life of Lois Jean Roberts, a Registered Nurse, who died in 1992. The scholarship grant is $1,500 per year and may be renewed up to three additional years, based upon continued success in a course of study leading to licensure as a RN, BSN or advanced education degree. The deadline for submission of application materials for the 2015-16 academic year is May 8, 2015.

For further information, to download the application or review the award criteria visit www.chuckanuthealthfoundation.org.

Since 1993, over 130 students have received in excess of $335,000.00 in nursing scholarship awards! Contact Dory Stack, Executive Assistant at (360) 671-3349 or dorystack@chuckanuthealthfoundation.org with any questions!

Chuckanut Health Foundation – P.O. Box 5641 – Bellingham, WA  982271500 Cornwall Ave., Suite 201


Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes Scholarship in Labor Studies



$5,500 scholarship for students entering or transferring
into the University of Washington

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington and the Inlandboatmen’s Union, Region 37’s Alaskero Foundation are proud to announce the creation of a new scholarship in honor of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, two inspiring leaders of the Seattle labor movement. Gene grew up on a farm in the Yakima Valley and began working in the Alaska salmon canneries at the young age of 16. Gene was a state wrestling champion and attended Central Washington State College on a full ride athletic
scholarship. Silme graduated with honors from the University of Washington and went on to found the Seattle chapter of the Union of Democratic Filipinos. Together, they formed the Alaska Cannery Workers’ Association and fought the brutal working conditions and racist management of the industry.

Despite opposition from all sides, Gene and Silme founded the Rank and File Committee in 1977 to struggle for union democracy and fair working conditions. They were elected to the leadership of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 37 in 1980, and worked hard to build links and solidarity with the people of the Philippines. Tragically, both were murdered on June 1, 1981. Corrupt former Local 37 President Tony Baruso and Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos were later implicated in the assassination. The memory of Silme and Gene lives on as inspiration to workers and students striving for justice.

Who should apply?

The scholarship is awarded yearly to students entering or transferring into the University of Washington who are committed to the principles of justice and equality and have demonstrated financial need. Students with an interest in labor studies or a family background in labor and social justice are encouraged to apply. You must have demonstrated financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) to qualify. Low-income, non-citizen students unable to file a FAFSA due to immigration status may instead complete the free Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). More information can be found here.

Those who do not meet FAFSA requirement are highly encouraged to consider other scholarships offered by the Bridges Center. Application is due by Monday May 18, 2015! More information is available here.

Questions can be directed to:

Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
University of Washington
Box 353530
Seattle, WA 98195-3530
(206) 543-7946, pcls@u.washington.edu