Seattle Central College is committed to supporting students from start to finish. Through our Central Commitment, the Foundation offers a variety of funding options through out the year.
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.
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 Jessica.Norouzi@seattlecolleges.edu.
The Seattle Promise scholarship
The Seattle Promise scholarship offers one free year of tuition to graduating Garfield High School seniors. In partnership with the city of Seattle, this program will expand to cover tuition for all Seattle Public High school graduates who choose to attend any of the Seattle Colleges.
The Commitment Scholarship
In 2013, we made a bold commitment to provide a full scholarship to every student who demonstrates financial need, enrolls full time and maintains a 3.0 GPA. The Commitment Scholarship (formerly called the Seattle Promise) makes funding accessible, transparent, predictable and reliable, while incentivizing academic success.
Since it's inception, we have awarded over $1.3 million to nearly 700 students. This program is open to any first-time degree seeker, regardless of age.
Our students sometimes 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 non-tuition expenses including loss of childcare, books, automobile repairs and medical expenses.
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.
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.