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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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$1,000 O'Bryan Law Maritime Scholarship

To help law students with an interest in maritime law reach their goals. One winner will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship and two runner-up's will be selected.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a current student at an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Applicants must be studying a legal-related major
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8

For complete eligibility requirements and application materials, visit:

Deadline: July 1, 2016

$12,000* Martin Honors Scholarship

For TCC Students transferring to UW- Seattle

This scholarship enables WA State Community College students of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement to complete their baccalaureate degrees at UW- Seattle. For complete eligibility requirements and application materials, visit:

Deadline: July 7, 2016, if transferring in 2016-2017

*This scholarship provides up to $12,000/year for up to 3 years upon successful admission to UW Seattle.

$3,000 Tacoma Narrows Rotary Scholarship

Tacoma Narrows Rotary Club offers up to two $3,000 scholarship for TCC students for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Application Deadline is July 13, 2016.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have and maintain 3.0GPA
  • Must have completed at least 36 credits, 25 of which are college level
  • Must average 12 college-level credits per quarter while receiving the scholarship

To Apply:

  • Complete a paper TCC scholarship application
  • Write a description of your academic and career goals and addressing your financial need
  • Write an essay of AT LEAST 350 words 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. More information can be found at Tacoma Narrows Rotary website:
  • Provide a copy of your current grade transcript, including Spring Quarter 2016

Application materials are due by 4p.m. Wednesday, July 13 to Scholarship Coordinator, TCC Financial Aid Office, Building 14.

$1,000 Woozy Moo No-Hate Scholarship

Do you believe that discrimination has no place in having fun? Do you think everyone should have the opportunity to be awesome? Are you a college student looking for support? Then apply to the Woozy Moo No-Hate Scholarship!

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a high school senior or university/college student in the United States
  • Must be accepted or enrolled at an accredited institution for undergraduate study
  • No minimum GPA
  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident

For complete eligibility requirements and application materials, visit:

Deadline: July 20, 2016

$2,000 TwinStar Credit Union Higher Education Scholarship

Each year TwinStar Credit Union awards eigh higher education scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000, to student members.

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 applicant's high school or college transcript must be attached (unoffical transcripts are acceptable)

Applications may be printed from the TwinStar Credit Union website, or picked up at any TwinStar Credit Union branch. Applications are also available at TCC Financial Aid Office, Building 14. Please email Scholarship Coordinator in advance.

Deadline: July 31, 2016.

Application materials may be dropped off at any TwinStar Credit Union branch or mailed to the following address:

TwinStar Credit Union

Attn: Devin Boyd

PO Box 718

Olympia, WA 98507-0718

$1,500 First Responders Scholarship

A scholarship to aid Fire Fighters, Police Officers and EMTs who are currently enrolled in classes

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrolled in an accredited technical school, college, or university in the United States
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Have proper first responder certification (EMT, Paramedic, Police, Fire Fighter, and other emergency personnel)
  • Submit a 500+ word essay

For complete eligibility requirements and application materials, visit:

Deadline: September 1, 2016

$1,500 Mitchell S. Jackson Scholarship for Writers of Color

A scholarship to support an incoming freshman student of color who wishes to pursue a degree in writing

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be an incoming freshman of color who is pursuing a degree in writing, journalism, or a related field
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Submit a 2-3 page essay on the given prompt

For complete application requirements, including essay prompt, visit:

Deadline: September 1, 2016

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.

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.

Additional scholarship search sites:

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
  • 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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