Financial aid

Financial Aid recipients can generally use their awards for studying abroad. Students are encouraged to contact Whatcom Community College's Financial Aid Office to learn more about financial aid options. If you have not applied for financial aid before, fill out your FAFSA form now. Even though you might not receive any financial aid at this point it is good to be in the system.

 

Scholarship resources

  • The Washington State Community College Consortium for Study Abroad (WCCCSA) website www.wcccsa.com lists many scholarship websites.
  • For example, the Gilman Scholarship offers up to $5,000 to students wanting to study abroad. Students need to be Pell Grant recipients to be able to apply. The Gilman Scholarship online application for Spring 2016 programs will open in mid-August and close on October 6th.
  • The Anna Rosemary Harris Scholarship for Study Abroad through the Whatcom Community College Foundation. The 2016-2017 application deadline is Friday, June 17, 2016. Students need to submit the Preliminary Application for their program of choice before they can apply for the Anna Rosemary Harris scholarship!
  • FEA scholarships: http://fundforeducationabroad.org/applicants/ Check the website for details about deadlines and application requirement
  • A well-written, clear essay that addresses the reasons why you want to participate in a particular program and how you think you will benefit from it is essential for any scholarship application.