Foundation Grants

Funds Available to Support Student Success

The SPSCC Foundation recognizes that students can face unexpected financial barriers during their time at SPSCC. To help meet the needs of students, a variety of Foundation grants are available to currently enrolled SPSCC students who are eligible and apply. (Unfortunately, Running Start students are not eligible.)

How to Apply

There is one online application for all Foundation grant funding. Students must carefully review the types of grant funds listed below and select the specific fund to match their appropriate need.  After an application is submitted, students should check their campus email @spscc.edu for next steps.  

All Foundation grant applications are reviewed by Financial Aid, and all offers are contingent upon Financial Aid's assessment of a student's current eligibility for additional aid.  Financial Aid requires two weeks to review and determine eligibility once an application is received.  For questions on aid eligibility, please contact Financial Aid at 360-596-5232.  

Foundation grants are also subject to funds availability at the time the application is received.  Grants offered may be less than the maximum amount listed for each category of grant.  

For a full list of SPSCC Foundation grants and scholarships, see All Opportunities.

Available Grant Funds

Tuition & Books Fund

Finding it difficult to pay tuition or buy textbooks this quarter?

The Tuition & Books Fund is for full or part-time certificate or degree-seeking students who are experiencing an unexpected financial hardship and need help paying for textbooks or tuition. 

Tuition Fund grants are applied to tuition due on a student's account and not made payable directly to students.

Book Fund grants are administered as textbook loans through the College Library.  If a student receives a Book Fund grant, the Foundation will purchase the textbooks for the student to borrow for the duration of the quarter in which they've applied for the grant.  

In order for your application to be considered, you must be registered for the quarter in which you are applying for a tuition or books grant.

Tuition & Book Fund grants may be applied for once per academic year.

Maximum award: $1,000  Apply for a Grant


Emergency Fund

Having difficulty making ends meet?

The Emergency Fund grant is available to all eligible students experiencing an immediate financial hardship. Grants are available for past due rent, power or utility bills, car repair, medical or child care bills.  Applicants are required to upload one bill they wish to be considered with their application.

Please note that Emergency Fund grant checks are made payable to a landlord or business and not directly to students.

Also, please note that car payments, insurance, traffic tickets and violations, internet and phone bills are not eligible for emergency funds.

Emergency Fund grants may be applied for once per academic year.

Maximum award: $500  Apply for a Grant


Tools & Supplies Fund

Struggling with the cost of tools, supplies, or uniforms required for your program of study?

The Tools & Supplies Fund grant is for students in programs that require uniforms, equipment, and supplies as part of their course work.  Applicants are required to upload a quote for tools from the bookstore, or other local vendor, to be considered with their application.  

Please note that Tools & Supplies Fund grant checks are made payable to a vendor and not directly to students.  

Maximum award: $500  Apply for a Grant


Completion Fund

Close to graduation but out of funding?

The Completion Fund grant is for tuition only for certificate and degree-seeking students in their last quarter at SPSCC before graduation.

Please note that Completion Fund grants are applied to tuition due on a student's account and not made payable directly to students.

In order for your application to be considered, you must be registered for your final quarter before graduation. 

Maximum award: $1,000  Apply for a Grant


Testing Fund

Working toward improving math, reading or writing skills, completing the High School Equivalencey (GED®) or High School Completion?

The testing fund is available to students taking or preparing to take GED® tests for high school equivalency and to assess college readiness. Testing funds may be requested multiple times in an academic year.

Award amount varies.  Apply for a Grant