Scholarships give access to excellent educational opportunities whether the student is preparing to transfer to a four-year school or earn their two-year degree in a high-demand field such as cybersecurity, business, healthcare or many others.

The need

To achieve their aspirations, over 60 percent of Whatcom students – first-generation, students of color, military veterans, returning students and recent high school graduates - need assistance to pay for tuition.  The  Foundation experienced a 15% increase in the number of students applying for scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year. We expect this to continue to increase.

Building futures together

“Your contribution to my education has changed the lives of many people, not just mine. You’ve changed the lives of my three children, my future patients, and the community I hope to serve. It is because of your financial help that I can put all of my energy and enthusiasm toward completing my degree. I truly cannot wait to begin my career and a new life.”
                                                   -Ania, pursuing a degree in WCC’s physical therapist assistant program

Give to a scholarship

Scholarships help students persist in their dream of a college education.

Donate to our general scholarship fund - or create a named scholarship in honor of someone special or contribute to an established Foundation scholarship.  Your gift helps ensure that more students - regardless of financial circumstances - have access to an innovative, high-quality education.

Please contact the WCC Foundation by phone 360.383.3320 or email

WCC Foundation Scholarships

The Aftermath Club

Milt Rawlings Memorial

Alissa Hagman Memorial

Nursing & Allied Health

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Northwest Berry Co-op

Anna Rosemary Harris Memorial Chuckanut Writer's Conference

NW Chinese Cultural Association

Anna Rosemary Harris Memorial Study Abroad

Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen

Bellingham Sunrise Rotary Club (prof-tech)

Pacific Academics Society Scholarship (PASS)

Bellingham Sunrise Rotary Club (transfer degree)

Patti Russell Memorial Merit

Booster Club Athletic Scholarships

Peoples Bank

Cascade Natural Gas

Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery

Catharine C. "Kitty" Stimpson

Phyllis and Charles Self

Charles and Phyllis Self

Pratt Karasik

Chuckanut Health Foundation / Lois Jean Roberts Nursing

Rick & Linda Luke

Dawson Construction

David and Carol Robinson

Dawson Construction Health Professions

Rotary Club of Bellingham

Delores L. Syre Memorial

Sam Girouard Memorial

Earl Settlemeyer

Samson Farms Agricultural

Express Employment Professionals

Skipping Stone Foundation

Floyd Sandell Memorial

Sylvia S. Thomson, RN Memorial


T-Mobile Huddle Up

Fr. Scott Connolly

Technology Alliance Group (TAG)

Guru Gobind

Thank you for your Service  

Guru Nanak

Thomas & Martina Horn Foundation (adult)

Heidingsfelder Memorial

Thomas & Martina Horn Foundation (health)

Heiner Family

Trillium Corporation

Iva Sue Grover Memorial

 WCC Employees

Joe & Judy Coons

WCC Foundation General

Jon Leatherbarrow Memorial

Whatcom Art Guild

Joyce and David Morse

Whelan-Sharpe Family

Kenneth L. Kellar Foundation

Wilder Construction

Laidlaw / Wallace Family

Wilson Engineering

Lillian (Sis) McManus

Workforce Education Incentive

Lynne Masland Family

WRS Nursing

CFD Mathematics 

WRS Returning Adult Nursing