Future UW Tacoma students: Apply by April 10 to Next Step Scholarship

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

South Puget Sound Community College is calling for applicants to the Next Step Scholarship.  Current SPSCC students who plan to transfer to University of Washington Tacoma should apply by April 10 at 5:00 p.m. for The Next Step Scholars Endowment.

Application deadline: April 10, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Requirements: 1) Application, 2) two letters of recommendation, 3) official transcripts (if student has attended other colleges)
Submit to: SPSCC Start Here Desk or Financial Aid (Building 22 at Olympia Campus)

Purple logo stating W TacomaThe scholarship recognizes and awards exceptional scholarly achievement at the community college level.  One top scholar from SPSCC will be selected by UW Tacoma to receive the scholarship for up to $6,000 per year for two years.

SPSCC will nominate up to three applicants and UW Tacoma will make a final decision on scholarship recipients by May 12, 2017.  Applicants must be currently enrolled at SPSCC and plan to start at UW Tacoma in fall quarter 2017.  Full eligibility details and the application can be found on UW Tacoma’s website.

The Next Step Scholarship recognizes and rewards exceptional scholarly achievement at the community college level.  The fund was specifically created to motivate top students at seven South Puget Sound community colleges to enroll at UW Tacoma.  In bringing top community college scholars to UW Tacoma each year, the endowment hopes to achieve the following objectives:

  • Improve the quality of the South Puget Sound regional workforce;
  • Strengthen the bonds between UW Tacoma and its primary transfer institutions; and
  • Improve the classroom experience for all UW Tacoma students.