Category: Scholarships

February 1st, 2017 by

It’s Scholarship time again! The 2017/2018 Shoreline Community College Foundation’s Annual Scholarships are now available online. Last year the Shoreline Community College Foundation gave away over $200,000 in student financial assistance. With over 43 Annual Scholarships and 17 Ongoing Scholarships; students can seek assistance for tuition, school fees, books and emergency needs.

The Annual Scholarships applications are available online at Applications must be completed and submitted through our online portal by Friday, March 31, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.

To setup an account on our scholarship site, current students will need to use their email to create a login.

High School students applying for 2017/2018 scholarships will need to complete the free admissions form at prior to setting up an account.

All information including references, essays, budget worksheets, and transcripts will need to be submitted with the online application.

Students will be notified of awards by May 2, 2017. Presentation of the scholarship awards will be held on May 10, 2017 at the college and must be attended by recipients of scholarships.

For questions on scholarships please contact Kendall at or call 206-533-6783.

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July 26th, 2016 by

For the second year in a row, Shoreline Community College tied for most Gilman Scholarship recipients of any two-year institution in the country.

Two Shoreline students were selected to receive a combined total of $5,000 to spend fall quarter studying in Japan. Another two Shoreline students were selected as alternates, which means that should other students decline their awards, they will receive funding from the Gilman Scholarship program. These two students also plan to study in Japan.

A total of five Shoreline students applied for the scholarship, which means that 40% of Shoreline’s applicants were immediately selected to receive scholarships, and another 40% were selected as alternates.

From the press release on the Gilman Scholarship program website:

“Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or internship program costs. The program aims to diversify the students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go.  Students receiving a Federal Pell Grant from two- and four-year institutions who will be studying abroad or participating in a career-oriented international internship for academic credit are eligible to apply.  Scholarship recipients have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages, and economies — making them better prepared to assume leadership roles within government and the private sector.

Congressman Gilman, who retired in 2002 after serving in the House of Representatives for 30 years and chairing the House Foreign Relations Committee, commented, “Study abroad is a special experience for every student who participates. Living and learning in a vastly different environment of another nation not only exposes our students to alternate views, but also adds an enriching social and cultural experience.  It also provides our students with the opportunity to return home with a deeper understanding of their place in the world, encouraging them to be a contributor, rather than a spectator in the international community.”

If you would like to learn more about how you can use this scholarship to study abroad, contact the Shoreline Community College Study Abroad Office at

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April 6th, 2016 by

The Shoreline Community College Foundation Scholarship deadline has been extended to Monday, April 11, 2016! Scholarships will be awarded to selected students for the 2016 – 2017 school year. Start the application process here!

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April 4th, 2016 by

Shoreline Students, remember that there is still time to apply for Annual Scholarships from the Shoreline Community College Foundation! Scholarships will be awarded to selected students for the 2016 – 2017 school year. To start the application process visit

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April 3rd, 2016 by

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The spring application cycle for the Washington Women in Need Education Grant opened Friday, April 1.

Washington Women in Need (WWIN) is a nonprofit organization that provides education and health care grants to low-income women in Washington State to help them improve their lives.

WWIN makes grants to determined women who are looking to build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities for generations to come. This summer, we will make 50-60 Education Grants to women from across Washington. Grantees will receive up to $5,000 over a one-year period, which can be used for tuition, mandatory fees, and required books and supplies.  Applicants must meet WWIN’s eligibility criteria to be considered.

Prospective applicants should visit the WWIN website for additional information and to submit an application. The application deadline is 11:59 pm on Saturday, April 30.

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February 18th, 2016 by

Dear Community College students,

The Martin Family Foundation Achievement Scholarship application is now open and available. The deadline for applications is April 8, 2016. Consider applying if you are looking forward to transferring to the UW during the 2017-18 academic year (summer 2017 or later).

This scholarship program supports students who have demonstrated signs of exceptional ability in art, humanities, music, science, and/or leadership at one of the fifteen community colleges located around the Puget Sound region. The program selects Martin Achievement Scholars early in their community college career and will fund, encourage, and support their study and eventual transfer to the University of Washington-Seattle Campus.

Martin Achievement Scholars may receive $5,000 in support for their second year at their community college and up to $12,000 per year for up to three years at UW (contingent upon successful admission to UW). Awarded on a competitive basis, the Martin Achievement Scholarship recognizes promise and accomplishment in academics, leadership, or contributions to the community.

Applicants must:
Be Washington State residents who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who intend to become U.S. citizens;
Be currently enrolled students at  Bellevue, Cascadia, Edmonds, Everett, Grays Harbor, Green River, Highline, North Seattle, Olympic, Peninsula, Pierce, Seattle Central, Shoreline, South Seattle or Tacoma Community College pursuing their first baccalaureate degree;
Have earned a minimum of 15 community college transfer credits.

The selection committee gives no consideration to an applicant’s gender, race, color, creed, or national origin.

Applicants for the 2016 Martin Achievement Scholarship should not plan to transfer to the UW-Seattle prior to the summer 2017.

Additional information about this scholarship, scholar profiles, and information about the Martin Honors Scholarship (which will be available in May for students planning to transfer to UW during 2016-17), is available on the Martin Scholarship web page.

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February 16th, 2016 by

The Shoreline Community College Foundation 2016-2017 Annual Scholarships are now available!

Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 1.48.44 PMThe 2016/2017 Annual Scholarships are now available online! Please complete our new online form to access scholarships. Students will need to use their email to create a login. All information including references, essays, budget worksheets and transcripts will need to be submitted with the online application.

Information and applications are available on the Shoreline Community College Foundation website at:

Applications are due Wednesday April 6, 2015 by 5 p.m.

The Study Abroad Scholarship is NOT part of the interactive online Scholarship Application. Use the PDF application that is available on the website listed above. Please print the Study Abroad Application, complete and turn into the Foundation office by 4pm March 7, 2016.

If you have any questions:
Email: Kendall Shawhan or call 206-533-6783
Shoreline Community College Foundation Office
Room 1005 – Administration Building
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

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February 10th, 2016 by

gilmanFor students who want to study abroad in Summer or Fall Quarter,the deadline to apply for the Gilman Scholarship, which awards up to $5,000, is Tuesday, March 1st.

During last year’s Summer, Fall Quarter, and Academic Year application cycle for the Gilman Scholarship, Shoreline Community College had more recipients than any other community college in the country. In total, Shoreline students received $11,500 to go towards the study abroad program of their choice.

But what may be the most impressive fact about all this is that more than 60% of Shoreline students who applied for the Gilman scholarship received funding.

There are a couple of reasons why so many Shoreline students get money from the Gilman Scholarship program.

First, only students who receive a Pell Grant are eligible for the scholarship. (The Pell Grant is one form of federal financial aid – if you receive financial aid, you can find out if you receive a Pell Grant by visiting the Financial Aid office or by logging in to the financial aid portal.) Because this scholarship is only open to a limited group (of people who really need the support), the likelihood that any given applicant will receive funding is higher.

Another reason is this: the Gilman Scholarship program loves community college students. They really, really want to help community college students to study abroad. In fact, they actually changed the rules of their scholarship about a year ago in order to make it easier for community college students (and only community college students) to fit an eligible study abroad program into their schedules.

So if you want to get a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad, now is the time!

Remember, too, that we are here to support you through the application process. We are more than happy to offer advice and assistance on your personal statement and other application materials. In fact, that’s partly what we get paid for. Be sure to take advantage of this!

To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship, or about our study abroad programs, you can contact us using the form below, or by emailing You are also welcome to stop by and see us on the top floor of the PUB, room 9302. Just tell the front desk that you want to see someone about studying abroad.

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October 21st, 2015 by

Soroptimist International of Bellevue Metropolitan is offering three awards in the amount of $1500 each to women who are a head of household with dependents. Several Shoreline students have won these awards in the past, so apply today! Applications must be submitted by Nov. 15, 2015.

Applications are available online here. Once you’ve downloaded and completed the application, mail it directly to:

Soroptimist International of Bellevue Metropolitan
PO Box 53563
Bellevue, WA 98015-3563

It’s important to mail the application directly to the above address rather than submit it online, as most Soroptimist chapters give just one award of $1,000 and the Bellevue chapter is offering multiple awards at $1500 apiece. 

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May 4th, 2015 by

foundation newThe SCC Foundation has extended the deadlines for a couple of our scholarships.

We are still accepting applications at this time for the following annual scholarships for 2015 -2016:
Dislocated Worker Scholarship
Eric Niemitalo Scholarship in Earth and Environmental Science
Friends of Mary Automotive Scholarship
Mark Galloway Automotive Scholarship
Shawn Henrichsen Memorial Dental Hygiene Scholarship
The Sparrow Scholarship for Music Tech Students – In Memory of Ted Luttrell

Deadline: Application for the above are due in the SCC Foundation office by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Information and applications can be found on the SCC Foundation website at:

For questions, contact Lynn Yaw at or (206)533-6783 or Chandra Passe at or (206) 546-4755; in the SCC Foundation office – room 1005.

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