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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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$1,500 WSECU Scholarship

This scholarship is for WSECU members who are enrolling or currently enrolled in a college or university. Last year nearly $65,000 was awarded to 29 students. The scholarship application is open now for the Fall 2017 scholarships.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a WSECU member
  • Must be a high school senior or graduate, or a current college student
  • Must be enrolled full-time for the Fall 2017 quarter and working towards a first time degree
  • Must demonstrate financial need

For application details and instructions visit the WSECU Scholarship website.

Deadline: February 13, 2017


The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

The Washignton State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle- income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in WAshington state once they complete their degrees.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a Washington State resident
  • Must have earned a high school diploma or GED from a Washington state high school or intitution by June 2017
  • Must be pursuing an eligible high-demand major in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care
  • Must be working towards a first bachelor's degree (i.e. four-year degree)
  • Must be planning to enroll as a full-time college student (12+ credits) fall term 2017
  • Must have a cumulative GPA through fall quarter or semester of 2016 of at least 2.75
  • Must file the 2017-2018 FASFA or WASFA by Tuesday, March 7, 2017
  • Must apply for the Federal Education tax credits if eligible
  • Must have a family imcome less than the amount listed by family size on the WSOS website

For scholarship guidelines and application requirements, visit their scholarship website.

Deadline: February 28, 2017 at 5 p.m. PST.

Your FASFA or WASFA must be completed and an official transcript must be mailed and post marked by Tuesday, March 7, 2017.


2017 American Indian Endowed Scholarship

The American Indian Endowed Scholarship helps financially needy students with close social and cultural ties to an in-state American Indian community pursue undergraduate and graduate studies.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Have completed your FASFA and demonstrate financial need
  • Be a Washington State resident
  • Intend to enroll full-time at a public or private college or university in Washington state
  • Not pursue a degree in theology
  • Intend to use your education to benefit the American Indian community in-state
  • Have not yet recieved a total of five years of this scholarship

For scholarship guidelines and application requirements, visit their scholarship website.

Deadline: March 1, 2017


$1,000 Growing Together Scholarship

BloomsyShop.com is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who have demonstrated service to their community and have maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be enrolled at a college or university and planning to attend in 2017
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate Community Service

For scholarship guidelines and application requirements, visit the BloomsyShop Scholarship page.

Deadline: Your application must postmarked by March 1, 2017


Epsilon Sigma Alpha Scholarships

The ESA Foundation will award numerous scholarships annually, you do not need to be a member of ESA to apply. The GPA requirements and program requirements vary and are specific to the individual scholarship. for more information visit their website below.

For scholarship guidelines and application details visit the ESA Washington State Scholarship Page.

Deadline: February 1, 2017


$1,000 Red Canoe Credit Union Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

The Non-Traditional Scholarship program awards two $1,000 scholarships annually to members who are starting their higher education later than immediately following graduation. If you're not currently a graduating high school senior this year, then this scholarship program was designed for you.

Non-Traditional students are classified as:

  • Adult learners
  • Students who didn’t go directly to college after graduating high school or receiving their GED
  • Students who are starting their higher education later in life
  • Students who have experienced an interruption in their college education for at least one year and are now returning to college to complete their degree

To be eligible to apply, the applicant must meet ALL of the following criteria

  • Have graduated high school or completed a GED certificate program.
  • Applicant must enroll in an accredited college or university.
  • When applying for the scholarship, the applicant must be a member in good standing of the credit union. (Credit union employees and the Board of Directors are not eligible for the scholarship)

The application and supporting papers must be completed and returned to the Red Canoe Credit Union Scholarship Committee (see address on instruction sheet) by March 31st, 2017. Please make sure all information is complete and all attachments are included. Points will be deducted for incomplete information or answers of N/A. For more information and to apply please visit the Red Canoe Credit Union scholarship website.


W.C. (Wally) Ofls Scholarship from Red Canoe Credit Union

Red Canoe Credit Union is offering educational scholarships for the school year 2017-2018. Eighteen scholarships will be awarded, one in the amount of $3,000.00, five in the amount of $2,000, four in the amount of $1,500, four in the amount of $1,000, and four specifically designated for vocational students in the amount of $2,000.

To be eligible to apply, the applicant must meet ALL of the following criteria

  • Be a graduating high school senior or other person entering your first year of college.
  • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicant must enroll in an accredited college or university as a full-time student (12 credits per term)
  • When applying for the scholarship, the applicant must be a member in good standing of the credit union. (Credit union employees and the Board of Directors are not eligible for the scholarship)

The application and supporting papers must be completed and returned to the Red Canoe Credit Union Scholarship Committee (see address on instruction sheet) by March 31st, 2017. Please make sure all information is complete and all attachments are included. Points will be deducted for incomplete information or answers of N/A. For more information and to apply please visit the Red Canoe Credit Union scholarship website.


$1,000 Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants Scholarship

Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. Students must write a 500-1000 word essay explaining their career and life goals and their plan for reaching these goals.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Students be currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution

For scholarship guidelines and application details, visit the Abbott and Fenner Scholarship page.

Deadline: June 12, 2017


$500 Counter Culturist Awakening Young Minds Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any program of study but is inteneded to primarily interest students who are studying Poetry, Law, Philosophy, English, Psychology or other Liberal Arts. You must have a passion for the written word. Students must create an essay of at least 1,000 words on the topic of how your favorite author or book changed your life.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in an Undergraduate or Postgraduate institution
  • Must be in good educational standing
  • Applicants under 18 must have permission from a parent or guardian
  • Must submit the essay as a PDF, along with name, address, and proof of current enrollment.

For scholarship guidelines and application details, visit the Counter Culturist Scholarship Page.

Deadline: August 10, 2017


 

$2,500 Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship

Eligibility requirements:

  • Have completed high school or plan to complete high school by Spring 2016 with plans to enroll at a non-profit post-secondary institution by fall 2016
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be involved in community service activities
  • Be younger than 30 years old
  • Be a United States citizen

For application materials, visit the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Scholarship page.

Deadline: Application will be open with a rolling deadline until all awards have been given out. Applications will be reviewed monthly.



$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 Pleneurethics for more information and to apply.


Undocumented Student (1079)
Scholarship List for Research

2014 Undocumented Scholarship Guide for College is a compilation of scholarships that were available in 2014. They are organized in chronological order.

The My (Un)Documented Life Scholarship Page has a list of current scholarships that are open to Undocumented Students and is being continually expanded with various deadlines.

 


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Some helpful hints when applying for a scholarship:

  • Read the application carefully and follow all instructions.
  • 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 your contact information is up to date. If need be, create a clean email address such as firstname.lastname@gmail.com
  • Letters of recommendation (also known as a letter of reference) should come from teachers, counselors, coaches and supervisors. Letters of recommendation should never come from friends or family
  • Think of your essay as your interview. Your essay is what sets you apart from the other applicants
  • Make a copy of your completed application to keep for your records
  • Never pay for scholarship searches

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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