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Private scholarships for educational expenses may be obtained through a wide variety of outside sources. Students in search of scholarships to pay for college may find some of the links below useful.


The Whatcom Community College Foundation

WCC Foundation awards more than $300,000 to Whatcom students each year thanks to contributions from the community. Students can apply for All WCC Foundation scholarships and the SEECRS program through a single application. 

Apply on the Foundation's scholarship page.

Finish Line Fund
Financial assistance to any students who are in their last quarter before graduation and unable to pay for part or all of their tuition.
• Need to be in a degree or certificate program of 45 credits or more
• Can pay for one class or up to 5 credits
Assistance is available. Anthony Tatangelo or your advisor can help. Call 360-383-3080 or email

Local Scholarships

Whatcom Community Foundation

Northwest Hawai’i ‘Ohana Scholarship
‘Ohana members or dependents; Hawai’i school graduate
Deadline: March 30th, 2020 // Award: $500

Whatcom Women in Business Scholarship
Students who identify as women
Deadline: March 31st, 2020 // Four (4) Awards: $5,000

American Legion Heskett-Arnold Post 132
American Legion Living Legacy Trust Scholarship
Students residing in the Concrete School District
Deadline: April 3rd, 2020 // Award: $1,000
Applications available in the Financial Aid Office, LDC 135

FOP Lodge 24- Matt Herzog Memorial Scholarship
Students pursuing a career in law enforcement or criminal justice
Deadline: April 15th, 2020 // Award: $2,000

OIC of Washington

$1,000 scholarships for seasonal
agricultural workers or a dependent
or spouse of a seasonal agricultural worker.
Contact Tanya Zaragoza-Rosas at
or call 360.383.3100 for more information.

Matched Education Savings Account (MESA)

Industrial Credit Union is offering a special savings program that can help
students earn an additional $1500 for educational expenses. MESA participants
who fulfill the program requirement will receive $3 in matching funds for every $1
they save as part of the program. For more information visit or
contact Industrial Credit Union at

State Scholarships

WWIN Star Scholarship
Women 18 years or older
Washington resident for the last 12 months
Renewable scholarship up to $5,000 per year and $20,000 total over the course of their college career.
Deadline: April 12th, 2020

Child Care Aware of Washington

Early Childhood Education Scholarships
Deadlines: varies // Awards: up to $9,000

 Sign up with to set up your profile for Washington scholarships. Helpful tips to signing up video #1, video #2, video #3. can help students plan and prepare for community college completion and transfer, as well as access to over $37 million in transfer scholarships.

Washington Center for Nursing Scholarships, Loans, and Grants
Healthcare // Deadlines: varies // Amounts: varies


National Scholarships

iGrad’s Scholarship Center

The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
A comprehensive source of student financial aid information providing help for students to find ways to finance their education. As well as access to a free scholarship matching service.

SallieMae -Scholarship Search -College Answer feature over 600,000 scholarships, grants, tuition waivers, internships, and fellowships.

College Board Scholarship Search - Locate scholarship and other information that matches your educational level, talents, and background.

Horatio Alger Nation Career & Technical Scholarship Program
1,020 scholarships up to $2500 each for students who have
faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Asian American and/or Pacific Islander //Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

The American Indian College Fund
American Indian and/or Alaska Native students
Multiple scholarship available // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

The Cobell Scholarship
American Indian and Alaska Native students
Merit-based and Need based scholarships
Deadlines: varies // Amounts: varies

Medical Assistant Scholarships and Grants

Medical Assisting // Deadlines: varies // Amounts: varies

Funding your Nursing School Education
Nursing // Deadlines: varies //  Amount: varies

The Scholarship Guide for Single Parents
General // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

Scholarships for African American Students
Multiple scholarships // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

Learn How to Become
Scholarships & Financial Aid for LGBTQ Students
Multiple scholarships // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

Resources & Expert Advice for LGBTQ College Students
Multiple Scholarships // Deadlines: Varies // Amounts varies

College Scholarships for LGTBQ Students
Multiple Scholarships // Deadlines: Varies // Amounts varies

Scholarships for LGBTQ Students
Multiple scholarships // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

Scholarships & Financial Aid for Women
Multiple scholarships available // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

Scholarship Guide for Women
Multiple scholarships // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students
Multiple scholarships // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

College Resources for Minority Students
Scholarships and other financial resources
Deadlines: varies // Amounts: varies

Financial Aid for Minority Students
General // Deadline: varies // Amount: varies

Transgender College Student College Guide
Multiple Scholarships // Deadlines: Varies // Amounts varies

Scholarship Opportunities for LGBTQ Students
Multiple Scholarships // Deadlines: Varies // Amounts varies

Scholarships for Nursing Students

Nursing // Deadlines: varies // Amount: varies

Gloria & Joseph Mattera National Scholarship for Migrant Children
Need Based // Deadline: Ongoing // $150-$500

C3P: Scholarship for Service
For eligible students pursing an associate degree in computer information systems or cybersecurity.
Award: Full tuition and academic fees for up to two years; $25,000 annual stipend; $2,000 annual textbook allowance; annual health insurance and professional development allowances; paid summer internship at a local/state/federal agency between the scholar’s first and second year in the program.

***This information is provided for informational purposes only. Inclusion does not constitute endorsement nor affiliation. Whatcom Community College cannot guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, nor is the College responsible for the content in any of the external sites or sources of information. It is critical that students verify information, particularly where deadlines are concerned.