Outreach

IGNITE program kicks off in support of underrepresented students

August 9, 2018

The IGNITE program launches this fall to help close the achievement gap for vulnerable SPSCC students.

Twenty-four students applied for the program, including five incoming freshmen, and 20 will enter the program.

IGNITE students get personalized advising, coaching, and a team of advocates and resources to keep them focused and moving toward their goals. The program is designed specifically to help first generation, low income, and students with disabilities to succeed.

SPSCC in Yelm - Advance Cover Story

August 9, 2018

Thanks for welcoming us to Yelm!

This exciting partnership between SPSCC and Yelm Community Schools brings opportunities to the Yelm community at many learning levels. Featured on the cover, YHS student Bailey Hobson is considering Running Start to launch into the Culinary Arts program, teacher Erika Hedegard will teach College in the High School chemistry classes, and Principal Ryan Akiyama will continue to create paths to higher education for YHS students.

Sound of Success - Advance Cover Story

April 30, 2018
The Student Union Building is empty as Chivan Lim thumbs through his phone, looking for the perfect tune. He knows it when he finds it, flicks the volume up and spins out into the empty space in front of the stage, whirling into handstands, defying gravity with breakdance moves, and tracing every beat through the air with muscle and concentration.

Designing the future - Advance cover story

February 16, 2018
There isn’t just one way to become an architect in Washington State. SPSCC’s collaboration with KMB Architects offers a unique pathway to a career in a design firm in Washington State after completing SPSCC’s Computer Aided Drafting/Building Information Modeling (CAD/BIM) program.

Apply now for Fall 2018 scholarships

February 14, 2018

Scholarship applications are now open for students coming to SPSCC in Fall Quarter 2018.  Applications will be accepted Feb. 14 through May 16, 2018.

Each year, the SPSCC Foundation awards over 350 scholarships and grants to SPSCC students.  This year, the Foundation has nearly half a million dollars in student success funds and scholarships to award to current and future SPSCC students.

HBCUs offer scholarships and admission at Students of Color Recruiting Day

February 13, 2018

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) and the Thurston Group of Washington State are bringing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to Olympia to meet and enroll students on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

The 14th Students of Color Recruiting Day offers students of color a chance to meet HBCU representatives who are ready to enroll and award scholarships to students. 

Ten future CNAs to earn fully funded scholarship and direct pathway to work

July 17, 2017

SPSCC has partnered with Providence Health & Services to offer a fully funded one-month direct pathway to work for ten future nursing assistants. 

Providence Mother Joseph Care Center will select ten aspiring Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) to receive a scholarship that will fully fund their education, supplies, and certification costs.  Successful students will have the opportunity to be hired by the care center upon graduation and certification.

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