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WCC is a place of opportunity, outstanding achievement and sometimes second chances, often in the face of enormous odds. With a devoted faculty and staff committed to students’ success, Whatcom offers an experience unparalleled at comparable educational institutions. 

The goal of the Whatcom Community College Foundation is to ensure access to higher education for students from all backgrounds, and to promote academic innovation and excellence on our campus. Thanks to our generous donors, more students are discovering and achieving their dreams at Whatcom.

Helping Students Achieve Their Dreams

Each year at Whatcom Community College we celebrate the accomplishments of our students at Commencement. When you support WCC Foundation scholarships you can feel proud that you help remove financial barriers for students. Those students who crossed the stage and received their degree on June 14, 2019 that had received a scholarship would say our donors are heroes. Together with support from our generous community of donors the WCC Foundation awarded $330,000 of scholarships to 247 Whatcom students during this academic year.

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Graduating students enjoyed a sunny afternoon decorating their caps on the lawn in front of Syre Student Center.

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Graduates are applauded by WCC faculty and staff as they leave the commencement ceremony.

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The inaugural graduates of WCC’s BAS IT Networking program pose in front of Laidlaw Center.

Your gift in any amount is the bridge leading to a life of opportunities. Help Whatcom students stay on track to graduate. Let them know community values their persistence.

Questions? Email foundation@whatcom.edu or call us at (360) 383-3320.