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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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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 www.thecommunityfund.com for more information.

Questions: Call 503.879.1462 or email fellows@thecommunityfund.com.


StudentScholarships.org Scholarship List

Tacoma Community College students are enouraged to apply to any of the following 10 scholarships. If you are interested in a more comprehensive list of scholarship opportunities, please visit the website www.studentscholarships.org

Below is a list short list of all the scholarships currently available. Please visit the sites according to the scholarship you are interested in for information on scholarship eligibility requirements.


A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

This is a Spring quarter scholarship opportunity.

A Place for Mom Senior Living Advisors will award five $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in an associates, bachelors, or graduate-level program at an accredited school in the fields of gernotology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, or long-term care administration.

Deadline for applications: Apr. 30, 2014
Essay topic and details can be found at www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship


Washington State Business and Professional Women's Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Female student and a US Citizen
  • Meet age requirements for specific scholarship or grant
  • A resident of Washington State for one or more years
  • Officially accepted into a program or course of study at an accredited school in Washington State or enrolled in an 'online' accredited program accepted as a Washington State Education institution
  • Demonstrate scholastic ability
  • Be in need of financial assistnace
  • Submit a copy of official transcript of grades

Foundation Scholarships Available include:

  • Mature Women Educational Scholarship - $1000
  • Single Parent Scholarship - $1000
  • BPW/WA Past President Memorial Scholarship - $1000
  • Lulu Fairbanks Memorial Scholarship - $500
  • BPW/WA Member Scholarship - $1000
  • BPW Foundation (national) - Career Advancement Scholarship - $1000

Applications are available on the BPW/WA website or may be received by contacting vamurf@nwi.net

All Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2014. When completed, applications are to be sent to:
Washington State BPW Foundation
Scholarship Committee
PO Box 631
Chelan, WA. 98816-0631


The Washington State Home & Community Educators Scholarship

The Washington State Home & Community Educators is sponsoring (4) $1,000 scholarships for:

  • 4 women
  • 25 years old or older
  • who have a defined plan to continue their education to improve the possibilities of advancement or train for a new career.

Special consideration will be given to women entering family-related fields.

Deadline: May 1, 2014.
If you have questions call 253.588.4541 or email sewfuchsia@gmail.com. Application materials are available in the Financial Aid Office.
Ask for Application # 5A


Emerald City Business and Professional Women Foundation Scholarship

The Emerald City Business and Professional Women Foundation scholarship committee will carefully consider applications from women attending fully accredited schools of higher education. There are two scholarships available.

  • ECBPW Foundation Scholarship - $2,000
  • Past Presidents Assembly - $1,500

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Live in King, Kitsap, Pierce or Snohomish Counties
  • Be entering or continuing a curriculum in the field of study that will advance career goals
  • Be in need of financial assistance
  • Demonstrate a high scholastic ability
  • Complete and submit the application and all required materias by deadline date.

Send all applications, with attachments, to the Emerald City Business and Professional Women's Foundation (ECBPWF) Scholarship Committee at:

Emerald City BPW Foundation
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
PO Box 863
Bothell, WA. 98041

Deadline: May 2, 2014. No late or incomplete applications will be considered.

For application materials head to www.ecbpwfoundation.org or contact Yolonda Williams, Scholarship Coordinator for an application.


Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) Mackenzie Cowell Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to assist and encourage workforce training in the construction industry. Scholarships available up to $15,000.

The scholarship application is available at the Financial Aid office. Ask for Application #9

To print the application, visit www.biaw.com. Or call Amanda with the BIAW Education Program at 1-800-288-4229 ext. 114.

Applications must be postmarked by May 9, 2014.


The Association of Community and Technical Colleges Scholarship

The Association of Community and Technical Colleges is offering two (2) scholarships, one for employees of Washington CTCs who are pursing a college degree and one for students graduating from a CTC.

The Application Deadline is May 12, 2014

Application and additional scholarship information


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 committment to the study of labor or to involvment 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
pcls@u.wahington.edu


The Yellow Pages United Mark Smith Scholarship

How to Enter: Create an infographic for a chance to be awareded $2,500 toward your college tuition.

Criteria of Eligibility:

  • Major in marketing, graphic design, or related majors in an accredited university of college in the U.S.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Full-time status for 2014
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Deadline: May 31, 2014
Submit completed graphic online at www.yellowpagesunited.co/yellow-pages-united-mark-smith-scholarship


Scholarships for Women

Information and Application material can be found at minervagigharbor.org

To Qualify: You must have lived in the Peninsula School District for the last 12 months.

Application Deadline is July 1, 2014.


2014-2015 Tacoma Narrows Rotary Scholarship

ATTENTION TCC STUDENTS: Two (2) $3,000 Scholarship are Available!

The Tacoma Narrows Rotary Club is offering two (2) $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 7, 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 involvment and/or contribution on the local level.
  • Provide a copy of your current transcript.

More information can be found at our website: www.TacomaNarrowsRotary.org


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 Requirments: Students must answer an essay question. The question can be found by going to www.aesengineers.com/scholarships/htm.

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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