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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

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 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

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

Washington State Business and Professional Women's Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Women 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

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 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 shall 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:

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

All application, with attachments, shall be sent 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 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 range in amounts up to $15,000.

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

You can also print the application by visiting their website at or by calling Amanda with the BIAW Education Program at 1-800-288-4229 ext. 114.

Applications must be postmarked by May 9, 2014.

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

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

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 Month chronological order.

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 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. 


Scholarship ID:112
Scholarship Title:Catching the Dream
Award Type:Academic and Financial
  1. The Catching the Dream scholarship objective is to recognize and reward outstanding student achievement. This supplemental award is intended to help American Indian students of any age, from any U.S. tribe, within any State, striving to get an education. All awards are based on merit, academic achievement and ambition.

pick up an application in the financial aid office in building 18

Deadline:see below


  • Deadline Dates
  • Summer 03-15
  • Fall 04-15
  • Spring 09-15
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