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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

University of Washington-Seattle Martin Honors Scholarship

The Martin Honors opportunity enables community college students of exceptional ability and outstanding achievements to complete their baccalaureate degrees at the UW-Seattle. Students are expected to have
well-formulated ideas about the direction of future studies and subsequent careers

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicant must be a Washington State resident.
  • Applicant must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or eligible for in-state tuition through HB 1079 qualification.
  • Applicant must be currently attending or have attended a community college in the state of Washington.
  • Applicant must have earned a minimum of 36 credits at a Washington State Community College by the time they matriculate at the University of Washington.
  • Washington State community college transfer students who are currently enrolled at the University of Washington may not have earned more than 18 UW credits by the application deadline.
  • The award will depend on successful admission to the University of Washington Seattle as a matriculated student.

Scholarship guidelines and application details are available online here.

Deadline: July 6, 2018

P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education Grant for Women

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, established in 1973, is a need-based grant program providing one-time financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to complete a degree or certification that will improved their marketable skills for employment to support themselves and/or their families. This Money is intended as a gran-in-aid for education related expenses such as tuition, books, supplies, transportation, childcare while in class, required uniforms, testing fees and equipment/tools. The grant is not to be sued for living expenses or to repay educational loans or personal debt. Grants will not be awarded to those needing prerequisite courses or choosing immediate continuation of their education beyond the current program for which the grant is requested. The maximum grant i s $3,000. Lesser amounts may be awarded based on funds available in the current year's grant budget and applicants' individual needs. Recipients are eligible to receive only one P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE) grant.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Enrolled in a technical or degree program; not a doctoral degree program
  • Citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S.A. or Canada
  • Living and studying in the U.S.A. or Canada for the entire course of study
  • Had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student sometime in her adult life
  • Within 24 consecutive months of completing her degree
  • Enrolled in an educational program which, at the conclusion will lead to employment or job advancement

This program has a rolling deadline and is open all year round.
Please contact Amanda Cichanski with questions or to apply.

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

2016 Undocumented Scholarship Guide for College is a compilation of scholarships that were available in 2016. 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.


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 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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