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

FOP Lodge 24- Matt Herzog Memorial Scholarship
Full time student pursuing a career in, or related to, law enforcement.
Deadline: April 30th, 2018 // Award amount: $2000

Lois Jean Roberts Nursing Scholarship
Students accepted into Nursing Program
Deadline: May 20th, 2018 // Renewable award of $1500

Whatcom Educational Credit Union Scholarship
WECU member for 1 year, full-time student, minimum GPA of 2.75
Deadline: June 30th, 2018 // 8 awards of $1,000
Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office, LDC 135
Online applications will be available soon.

 

State Scholarships

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

Building Industry of Washington

BIAW Education Program Scholarship
Washington state residents pursuing construction industry related field of study.
Deadline: May 4th, 2018 // Awards are up to $10,000 and can be re-applied for. 

Washington State Home and Community Educators
Women in Transition Scholarship
Need Based, Women 25+ // Deadline: June 1, 2018 // 4 awards of $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.

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

 

National Scholarships

Sign up with SALT to set up your scholarship profile.

The Point Community College LGBTQ Scholarship Fund
This program helps community college students transfer to a four-year college or university.
Students must identify as a member of the LGBTQ community.
Deadline: May 1st, 2018 // Awards up to $3,700

Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarships
Need based, U.S. Citizens under 30 // Deadline: June 15th, 2018 // 1020 awards up to $2,500

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

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

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

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

***This information is provided for informational purposes only. Inclusion does not constitute endorsement nor affiliation. Whatcom Community College cannot guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, nor is the College responsible for the content in any of the external sites or sources of information. It is critical that students verify information, particularly where deadlines are concerned.