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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.

Other opportunities

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

2014-2015 Tacoma Narrows Rotary Scholarship

ATTENTION TCC STUDENTS: One (1) $3,000 Scholarship are Available!

The Tacoma Narrows Rotary Club is offering one (1) $3,000 scholarships to TCC students for the 2014-2015 academic school year.

Submit all application material to Yolonda Williams in Building 14 by July 17, 2014 at 4 pm PST.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA (Cumulative)
  • Must have completed at least 36 credits, 25 of which must be college level
  • Average 12 college-level credits per quarter while receiving the scholarship (full time)

To Apply:

  • Complete the TCC Scholarship Application Form (Pick up at Financial Aid Counter. Ask for App #6)
  • Write a description of your academic and career goals and address your financial need
  • Write an essay (350 words minimum length) about Rotary International. It can be about Rotary International's contribution on the global level or about local Rotary Club's involvement and/or contribution on the local level.
  • Provide a copy of your current transcript.

More information can be found at our website:

2014 TwinStar Credit Union Higher Education Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is for higher education students attending an academic, vocational, or technical school; who graduated high school in 2013 or earlier.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The applicant must be a member of TwinStar Credit Union, in good standing
  • The applicant must include proof of enrollment in an institution of higher learning
  • A copy of the applicants high school or college transcript must be attached (unofficial is acceptable)

Applications may be picked up from the TwinStar Credit Union branch, Financial Aid front desk, ask for application 7A, Emailed to you by contacting Yolonda Williams, or from the TwinStar Credit Union website

Completed applications must be submitted no later than July 31, 2014. They can be dropped off at a TwinStar branch, or mailed to:

TwinStar Credit Union
Attn: Devin Boyd
PO Box 718
Olympia, WA. 98507-0718

(360) 923-4587 - Call with questions

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

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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