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

More than $300,000 is awarded to Whatcom students each year from the WCC Foundation, thanks to contributions from donors. Learn more on the Foundation's scholarship page.

Click here for the WCC Foundation scholarship application

 

Local Scholarships

Whatcom Community Foundation

  

State Scholarships

Sign up with TheWashBoard.org to set up your profile for Washington scholarships.

College Success Foundation
WA State Opportunity Scholarship
Need based STEM // Opens January 3rd until February 28th, 2017
Renewable annual awards range from $2,500-$7500

College Success Foundation
Leadership 1000 Scholarship
General // Opens January 3rd until February 28th, 2017
Renewable annual awards from $1,500-$5,000

College Success Foundation
Governors’ Scholarship
Foster Youth // Opens January 3rd until February 28th, 2017
Renewable annual awards from $2,000-$4,000

Washington Student Achievement Council
American Indian Endowed Scholarship
Need based // Deadline: March 1, 2017
Renewable annual awards from $500-$2,000

Thomas L. Dickson Scholarship
General // Deadline: May 15th, 2017 // $1,000

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.

National Scholarships

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Lists of Scholarships – 1172 scholarships available
Various Criteria & subjects // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

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

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program
Career/Technical // Applications reviewed monthly // 510 awards up to $2500

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

Scholarships for LGBTQ Students
Multiple scholarships // 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

Scholarship Opportunities For LGBTQ Students
LGBTQ // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

Scholarships for Nursing Students
Nursing // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest
General // Deadlines: monthly // $1,000

Gloria & Joseph Mattera National Scholarship for Migrant Children

Need Based // Deadline: Ongoing // $150-$500

The Alert Scholarship
High School // Deadline: Ongoing // $500

LearnPsychology Scholarships & Grants for Psychology Students
Psychology; Healthcare // Deadlines: varies // Amounts: varies

Toptal Scholarships for Female Developers
STEM; Women // Deadlines: monthly until November 2016 // $5,000

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

CompareCards Scholarship Award
General // Ongoing; monthly // $2,500

Michelle L McDonald Scholarship
Accounting; Women // Deadline: Ongoing // $1,000

Online Medical Assistant Programs Scholarship
Health Care // Deadline: Ongoing // $500

The Company Corporation’s Quarterly Business Plan Contest
Entrepreneur // Deadline: Ongoing // $1,000

Brickhouse Security Wounded in the Line of Duty Scholarship
General // Deadline: Ongoing // $3,333

Scholarship America Dream Award
Need and merit based // General and STEM specific // Deadline: December 15th, 2015
Renewable awards ranging from $5,000 to $15,000

Fundera Small Businesses & Technology Scholarship
General // Deadlines: January 1st and June 1st, 2017 // $2,000

Scholarships for Latino Students
Merit based // Deadlines: January 31st and August 31st, 2017 // $2500

Boom Essays Writing Contest
General // Deadline: February 20th, 2017 // 3 awards: $1,000, $1,500, $2,000

ManualBirds Video Scholarship
General; merit based // Deadline: February 27th, 2017 // $500

Sheryl Brown Interest Marketing Scholarship
General // Deadline: February 28th, 2017 // $1,000

Headphone Selection Annual Scholarship Program
General // Deadline: March 1st, 2017 // $500

CGTrader Scholarship
General // Deadline: March 1st, 2017 // $1,000

SchoolTutoring Academy Annual College Student Scholarship
General // Deadline: March 1st 2017 // $500

Future of Water $1,000 Scholarship
General // Deadline: March 10th, 2017 // $1,000

Corporate Finance Institute Scholarship
Business;Finance // Deadline: March 31st, 2017 // 2 awards of $500

Bay Alarm Medical Scholarship
Elder Care // Deadline: March 31st, 2017 // Awards of $1,000, $2,000 & $2,500

Hiking Ambition Wellness Scholarship
General // Deadline: March 31st, 2017 // $1,000

Montem Health and Wellness Scholarship
General // Deadline: March 31st, 2017 // $1,500

SonoBoom Gadgets Scholarship
General // Deadline: March 31st, 2017 // $1,000

WIMI Sports & Fitness Scholarship
General // Deadline: March 31st, 2017 // $1,000

INVESTMENTSZEN Financial Future Scholarship
General // Deadline: April 1, 2017 // $1,000

The Kristina Flores Overcoming All Odds Scholarship
General // April 1st, 2017 // $1,000

A Place for Mom 2017 Senior Care Scholarship
Medical;Nursing;Social Science; Deadline: April 15th, 2017 // 6 awards of $1,000

Pelican Water Sustainability Scholarship
Merit based //Deadline: April 15th, 2017// $500, $1,000, $1,500

The Runnerclick Sports & Academic Scholarship
General // Deadline: April 30th, 2017 // 3 awards of $2,000

Get Reviewed Internet Marketing Scholarship
Business;Marketing // Deadline: April 30th , 2017 // $1,000

HealthGrad.com Leadership Scholarship
Merit based Healthcare // Deadline: May 1st, 2017 // $2,000

MyPrivate Tutor’s Essay Scholarship
General // Deadline: May 9th, 2017 // 2 awards of $1500

1st-Art-Gallery.com Annual Art and Design Scholarship
Art;Design // Deadline: May 31st, 2017 // $1,000

The Ampronix College Scholarship Program
General // Deadline: May 31st, 2017 // 3 awards: $500, $750, $1,000

HelpTeaching.com Scholarship
General // Deadline: June 1st, 2017 // $1,000

AutoAccessoriesGarage.com College & Trade School Scholarship
General // Deadline: June 1st, 2017 // $1,000

Fair Binary Options Scholarship
General // Deadline: June 10th, 2017 // $2,000

iDigic’s Bi-Annual Internet Marketing Scholarship
General // Deadline: June 15th, 2017 // 3 awards of $1,000

Nursing Assistant Scholarship
Nursing;Medical // Deadline: June 15th, 2017 // $500

ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention Women in STEM Scholarship
STEM;Women // Deadline: June 26, 2017 // $1,000

The Most Promising Logo Design Scholar
Graphic Design // Deadline: June 30th, 2017 // $1,500

Dave’s “Ride A Bike” Scholarship
General // Deadline: June 30th, 2017 // $1,000

MTB Challenging $1000 Scholarship
General // Deadline: June 30th, 2017 // $1,000

ANR College Scholarship
General // Deadline: July 31st, 2017 // $1,000

NewRelease.Stream Scholarship
General // Deadline: July 31st, 2017 // $1,000

ATCEMSCE Scholarship Program
General // Deadline: August 31st, 2017 // $1,000

Paralegal Career Scholarship
Paralegal // Deadline: October 1st, 2017 // $500

The Musician Lab Scholarship Contest
General // Deadline: November 30th, 2017 // $500

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