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Cascadia College Foundation is pleased to announce
scholarship recipients for 2019-20

 

American Association of University Women Scholarship (AAUW)

Mei'lani Eyre

Ashler Masonic Lodge #121 Scholarship

Jagrup Kaur

Biella Foundation Scholarship

Mia Davison

Emilio Diaz

James Hayes

Jonathon Jolley

Chris Lafferty

Miguel Ortiz

Sarah MacDonald

Cascadia College Foundation Scholarship

Jenny Harston

Simran Kaur

Eastside Community Aid Scholarship

Jagrup Kaur

Nadine Weems

Founders & Trustees Scholarship

Katerina Abrams

Frances Bianco Scholarship for Peace

Regina Cortez Cardenas

Fred Jackson Faculty Scholarship

Adrian Jenkins

Ina Knutsen Scholarship

Victoria Ochido

John and Margaret Bock Endowment Scholarship

Eman Al Mahayi

Nicolas Blandino

Alan Hassan Cabarcas Arevalo

Christopher Catiis

Emilio Diaz

Jonathan Hamaker

Rose Haskell

James Hayes

Damielle Hieber

Rod Hoda

Jonathon Jolley

Mahri Kadyrova

Amber Lee Min

Sarah MacDonald

Tyler Riggle

Joao Vilca Soto

Ruoyi Wu

Julie and Grant Davidson Memorial Scholarship

Josephine Fodge

Murray-Sandford Scholarship

Samuel Walker

Nathaniel Jacob Allen Memorial Scholarship

Nikolaus Henry

Richard Dakin Scholarship

Christopher Catiis

Mei'lani Eyre

Lucas Henderson

Sehar Qayyum

Nicolas Ramirez

Ayman Razak

Tjossem Family Scholarship

Bryant Allen

Kathryn Beames

Lucas Henderson

Oraznabat Kadyrova

Selah Kalebaugh

Ethan Nikel

Cheyenne Scanzon

William Christopher-Gateway Scholarship

Miguel Ortiz

 

 

 

Scholarship Application and Guidelines
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STEP ONE:  Complete application


 

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STEP TWO:  Attach transcript and essays

  • Provide your most recent unofficial Cascadia transcript or your most recent high school or non-Cascadia college transcript.
  • Include the 3 essays described in Section 4 of the application.
  • Sign your application.

Important: Applications are incomplete and will not be considered without your signature, transcript and essays. Please include your name on all attachments.


 

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STEP THREE:  Submit completed application by 5:00 p.m. - Thursday, March 14, 2019.

Email completed application, transcript and essays to scholarships@cascadia.edu OR drop off in person at:

  • 1st Floor Information Desk in CC1
  • Foundation Office CC2-281C

Applications submitted at Kodiak Corner may not be considered.


 

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Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)

We also recommend that you complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and/or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) to Student Financial Aid Services. Contact Student Financial Services for guidelines and deadlines.

  • US Citizens and eligible non-citizens can find the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  A valid FAFSA is one that contains all relevant information required by Department of Education and contains an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC).  Missing or incomplete applications may delay or disqualify your application. Tax returns or estimates will be required to complete the FAFSA.
  • Completion of the FAFSA does not obligate you to accept loan, grant, or scholarship money.  
  • Non-US citizens should contact the Foundation.


 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • When indicating your planned enrollment for the year in section two, be sure to identify whether you will be enrolling as a “Part-time” or “Full-time” student each quarter for which you intend to enroll.
  • Recipients must enroll in courses at Cascadia College between July 8, 2019 and June 19, 2020 to receive an award. If you do not plan to enroll at Cascadia during this period, please do not apply for a scholarship.
  • Students enrolled in the Running Start program for the 2019-20 academic year (July 8, 2019 – June 19, 2020) are not eligible. Students completing Running Start during the 2018-2019 academic year and intending to enroll at Cascadia as a general student during the 2019-20 year are eligible.
  • Section 3 of the Application asks you to “self-identify” regarding information that our donors and sponsors care about and wish to support through their scholarships. Your selection(s) allow us to match your application with the most appropriate award(s). The information you provide will be shared with scholarship donors and selection committee members. Please consider your selections thoughtfully.
  • For essay questions #1 and #2, consider including in your responses, career interests, as well as pertinent personal perspectives and experiences – and why these are important to you.
  • Plan on enrolling in a minimum of ten (10) credits each quarter you intend to enroll at Cascadia during the award year.
  • Generally, award disbursement begins the first quarter you enroll. You may request a different disbursement schedule.
  • You accept all responsibility for any impact a Foundation scholarship award may have on your financial aid package. Student Financial Services will be informed of your receipt of this award.
  • Many scholarships are awarded based on criteria other than need. Scholarships are available for students who are not eligible for federal assistance. All Cascadia students are encouraged to apply.
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Application and Selection Process Timeline
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  • Applications are available beginning the first day of Winter Quarter at the college’s website (cascadia.edu/scholarships). Printed application packets are also available at the 1st Floor Information Desk in CC1 and at the Foundation office in CC2-281.
  • Completed applications must be submitted by Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 5:00 PM.
  • If selected for an interview, an interview date and time will be emailed to you by the fourth week in March. Rescheduling interviews is not permitted.
  • Award recipients and non-recipients will be notified of the results of their application by mail at the address provided in their application no later than the last week in April.
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Scholarships Offered by the Cascadia College Foundation
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ASHLER LODGE
Award Amount: $1,000

Students must:

  • be enrolled in 10 or more credits per quarter at Cascadia College during the award year
  • have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA

Preference is given to students who:

  • demonstrate financial need
  • have Graduated High School in the Bothell, Woodinville, Kenmore, and Mill Creek area
  • have been involved in a Masonic Youth group


 

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW)

Availability of Funds Pending

Students must:

  • plan to be enrolled in 10 or more credits per quarter at Cascadia
  • have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA in high school or college
  • demonstrate financial need
  • be a graduate from a local high school – or be a resident of the Kirkland, Redmond, Bothell, Sammamish, Mill Creek or Kenmore area – or show strong ties to the Kirkland-Redmond AAUW Community
  • have been out of high school for more than one year

Preference is given to female students who:

  • show interest in goals that are consistent with the mission of AAUW which is to advance equity for women and girls through education, advocacy, research and philanthropy. For more information, visit http://www.aauw.org/who-we-are/.


 

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BIELLA FOUNDATION
Availability of Funds Pending

Students must:

  • have completed 75 college credits
  • plan to be enrolled in 10 or more credits per quarter at Cascadia
  • maintain a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Running Start and International Programs students are not eligible


 

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CASCADIA COLLEGE FOUNDATION
Availability of Funds Pending

Students must:

  • plan to be enrolled in 10 or more credits per quarter at Cascadia
  • have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA in high school or college
  • be Washington State residents

Preference is given to students who:

  • have overcome barriers in order to seek higher education
  • are employed
  • have volunteered or been involved in other ways in the community
  • demonstrate financial need


 

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COLLEGE GOAL CASCADIA
Award Amount: $1,000

Students must:

  • enroll in and complete Cascadia College's College Goal Cascadia program for High School Seniors and first-time college students.
  • plan to be enrolled in 10 or more credits per quarter at Cascadia
  • have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA in high school

Preference is given to students who:

  • demonstrate financial need


 

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EASTSIDE COMMUNITY AID: HUMAN SERVICES

Availability of Funds Pending

Students must:

  • plan to be enrolled in 10 or more credits per quarter at Cascadia
  • have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA in high school or college
  • be Washington State residents
  • are pursuing a degree in a human services


 

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FOUNDERS AND TRUSTEES
Award Amount: $1,500

Students must:

  • plan to be enrolled in 10 or more credits per quarter at Cascadia
  • have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA in high school or college
  • be Washington State residents

Preference is given to students who:

  • have overcome barriers in order to seek higher education
  • are employed
  • have volunteered or been involved in other ways in the community
  • demonstrate financial need


 

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FRANCES BIANCO SCHOLARSHIP FOR PEACE
Award Amount: $600

Students must:

  • be enrolled in 10 or more credits per quarter at Cascadia
  • a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA in high school or college
  • be pursuing a career in psychology, human rights and/or social justice

Preference will be given to students who:

  • seek a career in Peace Studies
  • demonstrate financial need


 

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FRED JACKSON FACULTY
Award Amount: $1,500

Students must:

  • plan to be enrolled in 10 or more credits per quarter at Cascadia
  • have already completed 20 credits at Cascadia with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • be Washington State residents

Preference is given to students who:

  • demonstrate a commitment to community service on or off campus


 

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INA KNUTSEN
Award Amount: $1,500

Students must:

  • plan to be enrolled in 10 or more credits per quarter at Cascadia
  • have completed a minimum of 45 college level credits with a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA
  • intend to complete a 2-year degree or transfer to a 4-year college or university
  • be single parent(s) with a child(ren) under the age of 18 living at home
  • be Washington State residents

Preference is given to students who:

  • demonstrate financial need


 

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JOHN AND MARGARET BOCK
Award Amount: $1,500

Students must:

  • plan to be enrolled in 10 or more credits per quarter at Cascadia
  • have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA in high school or college

Preference is given to students who:

  • are pursuing a degree in the sciences, math, or economics
  • have demonstrated academic success


 

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JULIE AND GRANT DAVIDSON MEMORIAL 
Award Amount: $1,500

Students must:

  • plan to be enrolled in 10 or more credits per quarter at Cascadia
  • have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA in high school or college

Preference is given to students who:

  • exhibit academic success
  • demonstrate financial need
  • are studying the sciences or math with the intent to pursue a career in healthcare


 

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MURRAY-SANFORD 
Award Amount: $1,500

Students must:

  • plan to be enrolled in 10 or more credits at Cascadia
  • have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA in high school or college
  • Identify as a member of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer/Questioning) community

Preference is given to students who:

  • have overcome barriers in order to seek higher education


 

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NATHANIEL JACOB ALLEN MEMORIAL
Award Amount: $1,000

Students must:

  • NOT have attained a high school degree or GED before entering Cascadia*
  • plan to be enrolled in 10 or more credits at Cascadia
  • have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA in high school or college
  • be or plan to be pursuing a professional or vocational certificate, or an associate's degree at Cascadia

Preference is given to students who:

  • demonstrate financial need

* Students who are U.S. Citizens and came to Cascadia without having received an adult high school completion or GED are still eligible even if they have since received an adult high school completion or GED through Cascadia.


 

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RICHARD DAKIN AWARD FOR CYBERSECURITY SCHOLARS

Availability of Funds Pending

Students must:

  • plan to be enrolled in 10 or more credits at Cascadia
  • have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA in high school or college
  • demonstrate aptitude or interest in information technology, application development, or information security by enrolling in one of the following tracks:
    • Associate of Applied Science – Transfer (AAS-T) in Networking Infrastructure
    • Associate of Science (AS) – Track II
    • Associate of Integrated Studies (AIS)
    • Certificate: Security Support Technician

Preference is given to students who:

  • demonstrate financial need
  • US Military Veteran
  • Pursuing a career in business or entrepreneurship


 

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TJOSSEM FAMILY
Award Amount: $1,500

Students must:

  • plan to be enrolled in 10 or more credits per quarter at Cascadia
  • have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA in high school or college

Preference is given to students who:

  • are pursuing a degree in the sciences, math, or economics
  • have demonstrated academic success but may not be considered to be in the top 10% of students academically


 

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WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER / GATEWAY
Award Amount: $1,500

Students must:

  • plan to be enrolled in 10 or more credits per quarter at Cascadia
  • have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA in high school or college
  • be a first in your family to attend college

Preference is given to students who:

  • are employed
  • have volunteered or been involved in other ways in the community
  • demonstrate financial need
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Resources for National and Washington State Scholarships
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This page lists websites for state specific and national scholarships that may help you fund your college expenses. The information presented on these websites does not necessarily reflect the views of Cascadia College, and Cascadia is in no way affiliated with the websites listed.


The Association of Community and Technical Colleges
:
  The Association is offering two scholarships, one for employees of the state CTC system who are pursuing a college degree and one for students graduating from a state CTC.


Accredited Schools Online
A resource dedicated to helping minority students identify scholarship opportunities and more.


American Association of University Women
:  Scholarship for post-high-school women whose education has been disrupted


Beyond Dreaming:
2017 Scholarship List for Undocumented Students in Washington State


Buildium
:
  Scholarships for engineering or computer sciences students 


Careers and Colleges
:
  Scholarship search and college search


College Answer
Sallie Mae's free web scholarship service


College Board
:
  A searchable scholarship database


College, College Scholarships, and Online Degrees
:  50 sites which allow you to search for scholarships worth billions of dollars; defines sometimes unfamiliar financial aid terms clearly for you, and offers you tips on writing scholarship essays.


College Scholarships
:  Over 50 different scholarship services (some of which are also listed below)


College Success Foundation
:  Goal is to help you graduate from college and achieve your education and career dreams. Assists young people from middle school through college in specific geographic areas and who are low-income and underserved.  Each scholarship program is designed to provide students with the preparation, tools, and financial resources they need to complete their college degrees. The College Success Foundation manages several scholarship programs.


Embark
:  Originally launched in 1997 to help students prepare for, apply to, and finance their college educations. By 2001, Embark was the second most visited educational website.


Fast Aid
:  Free scholarship search service with advice about student loans


Fast Web
:  Create a student profile and search for scholarships that match your criteria


The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
:  Scholarships for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students


Go College
:  Scholarship searches and a great SAT prep test


(NEW 2018) LEAP Rise Above:
 Scholarship provides financial support for Latinx students who demonstrate advocacy, accountability, perseverance, and have shown a commitment to improving their community. Students can potentially receive up to $5,000 towards their education. It is open to any student regardless of citizenship status.


Mach25
:  A searchable scholarship database


MALDEF
:  Scholarship Resource Guide to support high school, college, and graduate students in their attainment of a higher education. This is a free, informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators.


Reliance Foundry
:  Scholarship opportunities for students interested in design, architecture, civil engineering, and site planning


Scholarships.com
:  A searchable scholarship database


(New 2018) Scholarship Foundation of Northshore:  Of the 90+ awards made each year specifically for graduating high school students from the Northshore School District, four (4) are dedictaed to students enrolling at Cascadia College. Awards seek to assist students who wish to return to college-level work after taking time off, veterans, as well as those interested in business/entrprenuership and global studies.

Scholarship Junkies
:  A comprehensive scholarship website that has sample essays


Studentawards
:  A free scholarship search service


Washington State Opportunity Scholarships
:  A scholarship for Washington state residents pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or math at a Washington state university or college. See the website for complete eligibility.


Washington Student Achievement Council
:  Scholarships offered to Washington residents to attend school in Washington


Scholarship for Single Mothers
:  Offered by the law office of Curiel & Runion 


WashBoard.org
:   Connects Washington students of all types with Washington scholarship providers for free. Partnership of public and nonprofit agencies coming together to build an online scholarship marketplace and provide a trusted source of scholarships.

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