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.

Local Scholarships

Whatcom Community Foundation

Whatcom Education Credit Union Scholarship
General;need based // Deadline: June 15th, 2017 // 2 awards of $1,000

FOP Lodge 24 –Matt Herzog Memorial Scholarship
Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice // Deadline: May 30th, 2017 // $2,000

Lois Jean Roberts Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Nursing // Deadline: June 1st, 2017 // Award amounts vary and can be renewed.

Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship Program
Community College transfer students to the University of Washington
Deadline: July 6th, 2017 // 2 to 4 awards up to $12,000, renewable

State Scholarships

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Washington Center for Nursing Scholarships, Loans and Grants
Healthcare // Deadlines varies // Amounts vary 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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Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship
Need based // Deadline: June 15, 2017 // up to $2500

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

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

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

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

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

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

***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.