Private scholarships for educational expenses may be obtained through a wide variety of outside sources. Students in search of scholarships to pay for college may find some of the links below useful.

 

The Whatcom Community College Foundation

WCC Foundation awards more than $300,000 to Whatcom students each year thanks to contributions from the community. Students can apply for All WCC Foundation scholarships and the SEECRS program through a single application. 

Apply on the Foundation's scholarship page.

Local Scholarships

Whatcom Community Foundation

Washington Elks Joseph Darimont Vocational Scholarship
Bellingham Elks Lodge No. 194, 710 Samish Way, Bellingham 98229, (360)733-3333
Vocational/Technical // Deadline: March 1, 2019 // Award amount: $1000

Matched Education Savings Account (MESA)
Industrial Credit Union is offering a special savings program that can help
students earn an additional $1500 for educational expenses. MESA participants
who fulfill the program requirement will receive $3 in matching funds for every $1
they save as part of the program. For more information visit NWMESA.coop or
contact Industrial Credit Union at mesa@industrialcu.org.

State Scholarships

American Indian Endowed Scholarship
Use education to benefit the American Indian Community
Need based; 2019-2020 FAFSA needs to be filed
Be a WA state resident
Deadline: February 1st, 2019 // Renewable awards from $500 to $2000

Washington State Employees CU Scholarship
WSECU members
Deadline: February 18th, 2019 // Awards of $1500

 WA State Opportunity Scholarship

STEM or healthcare majors (over 80 eligible majors)
Need based; 2019-2020 FAFSA needs to be filed
Be a WA State resident with a GPA of 2.75 or higher
Deadline: February 28th, 2019 // Renewable awards up to $22,500

WA State Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth
Placed in WA State Foster Care , Guardianship, an unaccompanied minor
2019-2020 FAFSA needs to be filed
Be a WA State resident with a GPA of 2.0 or higher
Deadline: February 28th, 2019 // Renewable awards up to $4000

 Sign up with TheWashBoard.org to set up your profile for Washington scholarships. Helpful tips to signing up video #1, video #2, video #3.

CollegeFish.org can help students plan and prepare for community college completion and transfer, as well as access to over $37 million in transfer scholarships.

Washington Center for Nursing Scholarships, Loans, and Grants
Healthcare // Deadlines: varies // Amounts: varies

 

National Scholarships

SallieMae -Scholarship Search -College Answer feature over 600,000 scholarships, grants, tuition waivers, internships, and fellowships.

College Board Scholarship Search - Locate scholarship and other information that matches your educational level, talents, and background.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Asian American and/or Pacific Islander //Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

The American Indian College Fund
American Indian and/or Alaska Native students
Multiple scholarship available // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

Medical Assistant Scholarships and Grants

Medical Assisting // Deadlines: varies // Amounts: varies

Funding your Nursing School Education
Nursing // Deadlines: varies //  Amount: varies

The Scholarship Guide for Single Parents
General // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

Scholarships for African American Students
Multiple scholarships // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

Learn How to Become
Scholarships & Financial Aid for LGBTQ Students
Multiple scholarships // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

Resources & Expert Advice for LGBTQ College Students
Multiple Scholarships // Deadlines: Varies // Amounts varies

College Scholarships for LGTBQ Students
Multiple Scholarships // Deadlines: Varies // Amounts varies

Scholarships for LGBTQ Students
Multiple scholarships // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

Scholarships & Financial Aid for Women
Multiple scholarships available // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

Scholarship Guide for Women
Multiple scholarships // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students
Multiple scholarships // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

Financial Aid for Minority Students
General // Deadline: varies // Amount: varies

Transgender College Student College Guide
Multiple Scholarships // Deadlines: Varies // Amounts varies

Scholarship Opportunities for LGBTQ Students
Multiple Scholarships // Deadlines: Varies // Amounts varies

Scholarships for Nursing Students

Nursing // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

Gloria & Joseph Mattera National Scholarship for Migrant Children
Need Based // Deadline: Ongoing // $150-$500

Women’s Independence Scholarship Program
Need Based; Women; Abuse Survivor // Deadline: Ongoing // Amount: varies

CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service

Cybersecurity-related program
Be a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or have prior bachelor degree. Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. Deadline: March 1, 2019 for best consideration // Full tuition and academic fees for up to two years, annual stipend, and more.

 

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