Annual Scholarships

Thanks to the generous support of our scholarship donors, we supported over 230 students with nearly $600,000 in scholarship dollars during the 2016-17 Academic Year.

We have found that Seattle Central Foundation scholarship recipients perform significantly better when they receive financial support.

  • For every $1,000 a student receives, they are 20% more likely to pass their classes.
  • Scholarship recipients are 30% more likely to successfully transfer to a four-year university.
  • They are more than twice as likely to complete their program of study and be prepared to enter the workforce.

To learn more about start your investment in our students through a named scholarship, please visit our Scholarship Giving page or contact the Interim Executive Director, Jessica Norouzi, at

Academic Achievement in Business Endowed Scholarship

Airborne Express Endowed Scholarship

Antique and Classic Boat Society Scholarship

Bank of America Endowed Scholarship

Biella Foundation Community College Scholarship

Bill Morgan Endowed Scholarship

Broadway High School Alumni Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Broadway High School Alumni Foundation Endowed Scholarship for Transfer Students

Bruce Lee Foundation Scholarship

Bruce McKenna Memorial Scholarship

Clothing and Textile Advisors of Snohomish County Scholarship

Constance Hopkins Hellyer Memorial Fund Scholarship

Costco Diversity Scholarship

Craig and Carol Corcoran Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Deloitte Scholarship

Desmond Jackson Memorial Scholarship

Dler Ismael Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Dorthea Pennington Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Charles H. Mitchell Fund for Excellence

Dr. Henry P. Ollee Memorial Scholarship

Eleanor Nazarenus/Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship

Fabian Scholarship Fund

Filipino American Education Endowment Scholarship

Florence E. Galbraith Endowed Scholarship

Foster Pepper Endowed Scholarship

Franklin Micah Wood Endowed Scholarship

Gary Kunis Cisco Network Design Endowed Scholarship

Gordon Hungar Memorial Scholarship

Group Health Cooperative Endowed Scholarship

Harriet Wasserman Scholarship

Herman Sarkowsky Endowed Scholarship for Business & Information Technology

Hisako Nakaya Apparel Design Endowed Scholarship

Holt W. Webster Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Horst and Ruby Peschel Family Endowed Scholarship

Hugh S. Cannon Foundation Scholarship

James D. Hoyt Memorial Scholarship

James Faulstich Tribute Scholarship

Kaylene Keller Memorial Scholarship

Laurie McCutcheon Memorial Endowed Scholarship

M. Rosetta Hunter Scholarship

Mano a Mano Endowed Scholarship

Margaret K. Baldwin Endowed Scholarship

Master Builders - Wood Construction

McKinstry Scholarship

Michiko Prehn Endowed Scholarship

Mollie V. Pepper Apparel Design Endowed Scholarship

Muckleshoot Tribal Council Endowed Scholarship

Mylo Charlston and Omar Brown Residential Construction Scholarship

Norman B. and Constance W. Rice Scholarship

Northwest Oracle Users Group Scholarship

Patricia Fleck MacKay Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa

Ray W. Strand Endowed Scholarship

ResCare Scholarship

Rex Ovena Endowed Scholarship

Richard A. and Minnie A. Collins Scholarship

Richard and Martha Weiland Endowed Scholarship for Apparel Design

Richard and Martha Weiland Endowed Scholarship for the Seattle Culinary Academy

Rick Barry Fellowship Endowed Scholarship

Roger M. Walters Endowed Scholarship in Woodworking

Rotary Maritime IV Life Scholarship

Safeco Insurance Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Sarkowsky Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Schreiber Starling & Lane Architects Scholarship

Seattle Central Opportunity Scholarship

Seattle Central Opportunity Transfer Scholarship

Seattle Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier Endowed Scholarship

Seattle Security Traders Association Endowed Scholarship

Sinegal Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland Scholarship

Student Leadership Endowed Scholarship

Student Veterans Association Scholarship

Symetra Leadership Scholarship

Taryn Burke Memorial Scholarship

The Alice Gautsch Foreman Endowed Scholarship

The American Institute of Wine and Food Culinary Scholarship

The Boeing Company Endowed Scholarship

The International News-Mike Alesko Apparel Design Endowed Scholarship

The Richard E. Baldwin/Windermere Scholarship

The SCC Library Scholarship in honor of Patricia Rena' Barnes

The Space Needle Endowed Culinary Arts Scholarship

The Tommy Fotheringham Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium Scholarship

Washington Trust Bank Scholarship

Wayne & Jean Tice Endowed Scholarship

Wyckoff Allied Health Scholarship Fund - Central & SVI

Seattle Promise

In 2013, we launched a bold new scholarship program that seeks to provide a full scholarship to every student who demonstrates financial need, enrolls full time and maintains a 3.0 GPA. The Seattle Promise ensures the opportunity to pursue a higher education for students who otherwise would be unable to attend college.

By establishing the high-but-achievable academic standards of a 3.0 GPA and full-time enrollment, the Seattle Promise incentivizes behaviors that increase students’ likelihood of success.

Each quarter, we support at least 40 students with an average award of $1,000. In 2016, we expanded our financial-need criteria to support more low-income students. As a result, we increased the number of students we support by over 250%. We will need greater financial support to keep an even bolder promise to students at this level of financial need.

Students on the Seattle Promise

Emergency Grants

Sometimes our students face unforeseen financial emergencies that threaten their ability to complete their studies. In these cases, we are able to provide one-time financial assistance to get them through their emergency. The funds can cover one-time emergency expenses including loss of childcare, books, automobile repairs and medical expenses. Eligible students may receive up to $500 once per academic year.

Completion Scholarships

Financial need remains one of the most significant barriers to completion for our students. Launched in 2016, Completion Scholarships provide one-time financial support to students who have already completed the majority of their college coursework and need a little bit of additional financial support to ensure that they complete their degree. Currently, these scholarships are distributed through Project Finish Line, a grant-funded program seeking to improve completion rates at community colleges.

With an average Completion Scholarship of $1,200, support for this scholarship helps the college improve its completion rates, and makes a significant difference in students’ lives.