Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are a special type of financial support awarded to a student for the purpose of supporting their education. Scholarships are typically offered based on financial need, academic or community achievements, or other criteria established by the organization awarding the scholarship (often called the “grantor”).

SPSCC Foundation Scholarships

The SPSCC Foundation raises money for scholarships that are only awards to SPSCC students. When the Foundation scholarship cycles are open, current and future SPSCC students simply complete one application that will match them to all SPSCC scholarships they are eligible for. SPSCC Foundation scholarship amounts range from $100 to $4,000.

External Scholarships

Outside of SPSCC, many local, regional, and national organizations offer a wide variety of scholarships. Criteria, application process, deadlines, and amounts vary greatly among external scholarships. The links below offer some resources to help you find the right opportunities for you.

iGrad Scholarship Search
SPSCC has partnered with the iGrad Financial Wellness platform to help you achieve a better financial life, which includes a quick sign-up, regional and national scholarship searches, a 15 minute mini-course, and an e-book to guide you through the scholarship application process.

iGrad External Scholarship Search

Note that when reviewing external scholarship opportunities, SPSCC does not endorse any given organization.

Four-Year Transfer Scholarships

SPSCC students who are plan to attend a 4-year university after completing their transfer degree may be eligible for Transfer Scholarships. Check with your intended transfer school to learn about all transfer scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship Name Deadline Eligibility & Information
Eastern Washington University Honors Scholarships Check Website $3,000 renewable scholarship for those who have 3.7 GPA & AA or two years of course work at university
University of Washington Transfer Scholarships Check Website Undergraduates who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement & financial need, admitted to UW for autumn quarter of the academic year
University of Washington Do It Scholarships Check Website Students with disabilities. DO IT: Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking & Technology
UW Tacoma Next Step Scholarship March 30, 2018 Check Website
Western Governors University Scholarships Check Website WGU scholarship for new WGU students starting a degree program
Scholarship Search Websites
Website Resources & Information
Affordable Colleges Online Helps students and parents identify colleges, degree programs, and scholarship opportunities to fit financial wants and needs.
College Board Connects students to college success and opportunity, and prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services.
College Success Foundation An integrated system of supports and scholarships to inspire underserved, low-income students to finish high school, graduate from college and succeed. Scholarship opportunities for computer science majors, includes resources specific to women in computer science and STEM related industries.
Fastweb Resources for paying and preparing for college, scholarships for every student’s educational goals, activities and interests.
International Scholarships Locates scholarships, grants and fellowships in the U.S. for international students.
Scholarship America Information educating students and parents about scholarships.
ShopSleuth Ultimate scholarship resource guide of sites established with resources to help pay for school.
Student Scholarships Large collection of scholarships on the web. Scholarships and grants for educators and those thinking of becoming educators. Central access to scholarships and financial aid for Washington students.