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External Scholarships

These are the current External Scholarships available to all TCC Students. Please refer to the respective scholarship sites for additional information and application materials.

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Lea Armstrong Social and Community Organization Scholarship

The Lea Armstrong Foundation and the LASCO provides financial assistance to qualified single parents with children at home, who are pursuing higher education in Pierce County. This Scholarship fund is a component fund of the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation since 2003, LASCO has awarded of over $60,000 to 68 students attending Bates Technical College, Clover Park Technical College, Pierce College, Tacoma Community College, The Evergreen State College - Tacoma, and the University of Washington - Tacoma.

Lea Armstrong is a successful Korean businessman and Tacoma resident, is committed to helping single parents working toward graduating from college.

This scholarship is for the 2014-2015 academic school year. The scholarship award is $1500.00.

The Application Deadline is Monday, August 25, 2014

To apply visit

The Richard Bangs Collier $3,000 Pleneurethics Scholarship

The Pleneurethics Society currently supports a scholarship program to assist students in achieving their educational goals. The society has established a program that supports student in the United States and Internationally. The goal of Pleneurethics is to improve the quality of living through better management of neurological resources to promote better overall health and living.

Successful applicants must complete a scholarship paper over the course of the academic year. Outstanding papers may be eligible for publication in the Journal of Pleneurethics and an additional award.

Please visit for more information and to apply.

2014-2015 Mark O. Hatfield Fellowship

This fellowship is funded by the Spirit Mountain Community Fund (SMCF), the philanthropic arm of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, located in Grand Ronde, Oregon.

Eligibility: This life-changing opportunity is extended to all Native Americans, 21 years of age or older, who are enrolled members of a federally recognized tribe in the Pacific Northwest U.S.

Fellowship Information: The successful candidate will intern in a congressional office in Washington, D.C. for 9 months and receive a stipend.

For more information swing by Bldg. 14 and pick up a flyer from the Scholarship Board or head over to the SMCF website at for more information.

Questions: Call 503.879.1462 or email

Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes Scholarship

The University of Washington's Center of Labor Studies is proud to announce a scholarship for high school and community college students incoming to the University of Washington in 2014-2015. This scholarship is available to students who qualify for financial aid and have an interest in social justice and human rights.

Application materials

This scholarship is $5,500

To Apply: Each student will need to verify that they have completed the FAFSA and prepare the following materials:

  • A brief written statement by the applicant explaining her or his commitment to the study of labor or to involvement with the labor movement and social justice
  • A letter of support from a teacher or community member
  • Up to date contact information, including e-mail, mailing addresses, and phone numbers

All application materials must be sent to the following address:

Andrew Hedden, Program Manager
Harry Bridges Center of Labor Studies
University of Washington
Box 353530
Seattle, WA. 98195-3530

AES Engineers Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted. The award is $500.

Eligibility Requirements: Students must answer an essay question. The question can be found by going to

Deadline: Oct. 6, 2014

Calling all Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Services Students!

The 2014 William Gary Allen Scholarship for $1500 is now available. Please head over to their site for more information on application criteria and requirements for submission.

The Deadline is October 31, 2014 at 5:00pm EST.

Visit them at for more information.

Undocumented Student Scholarship List for Research (1079)

This list is a compilation of scholarships that were available in 2014. They are organized in chronological order by month.

2014 Undocumented Scholarship Guide for College

Additional scholarship search sites:

Some helpful hints when applying for a scholarship:

  • Include your email address or a self-addressed stamped envelope when requesting applications or information.
  • Read the application carefully and follow all instructions.
  • If any part of the application is confusing, feel free to seek advice from the scholarship provider.
  • If the scholarship asks for letters of recommendation, speak with your instructors, community leaders or people who you have worked with. Ask them in advance about the kind of information they can provide.
  • Type all application forms, letters, essays, questionnaires, or any other information. Proofread all materials and make sure they are picture-perfect: no misspellings, no errors. It is always a good idea to have someone else look over the application and attached statements one more time.
  • Be sure to make a copy for your records.

A scholarship information bulletin board with current outside scholarship listings is located next to the financial aid office in Building 14. Stop by and take a look at what is available. 


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