Applying for Scholarships
The Seattle Central College Foundation awards the majority of its scholarships once per year for the following academic year. In 2017-18, we awarded over $650,000 to 250+ students.
Scholarship awards are based on academic merit, financial need, personal history, achievement or for specific areas of study. With one application you automatically apply to most of our available scholarships.
Our general Scholarship Application for the 2018-19 Academic Year has closed. Applicants will receive notice of their award in June. Applications for the 2019-20 Academic Year will open in January 2019.
The Central Commitment
Need additional support? Seattle Central College is committed to support students from start to finish with a variety of scholarships available throughout the year. These include:
- The 13th Year Scholarship offers one free year of tuition to graduating Garfield High School seniors.
- The application for the Garfield senior class of 2018 has closed.
- Emergency Funding supports students with funding to overcome a financial emergency.
- Applications are reviewed weekly. More info and apply here.
- The Commitment Scholarship is reserved for current students who are currently enrolled in 12+ credits, maintain a 3.0 GPA, are first-time degree seekers and demonstrate financial need through the WAFSA or FAFSA application. Eligible students can expect this scholarship to assist with full coverage of tuition and fees.
- Applications are due the last day of the current quarter. Apply here.
- Completion Scholarships provide one-time financial support (tuition and fees only) to students who have less than 15 credits to complete their degree.
- Applications are reviewed weekly, starting a month before the quarter ends. Apply here.
- Based on funding availability.
If you have questions about Seattle Central Foundation scholarships, please email us at Scholarships.Central@seattlecolleges.edu or call 206.934.4482.
Information on external scholarships is also available at the Career Services Center. Your advisors, counselors or instructors may be able to suggest other resources as well. To explore other options to help you pay for college, visit the college’s Financial Aid and Funding page.
I'm the first in my family to attend college, and I hope to set a fine example for my younger sister. This scholarship, has made this possible and help cover my expenses.
Leul Hagos, scholarship recipient