photo of students_text Scholarships 2017-18

DEADLINE:  FRIDAY, MARCH 3 AT 5:00PM

Thanks to generous donations from businesses, individuals, families, professional and community organizations, and friends of the college, Cascadia's Foundation offers many scholarships for Cascadia students. All Cascadia students and prospective students, domestic and international, are encouraged to apply. See this year's application and guidelines for all the important details.

Applications will be accepted by email at scholarships@cascadia.edu, at the 1st floor Information Desk and the Foundation Office (CC2-281E). Applications submitted to Kodiak Corner may not be considered.

Award recipients, and non-recipients, will be notified of award results by mail at the address provided no later than the end of April.


Applications for the 2017-18 academic year are no longer being accepted.

Application Deadline has passed.



Complete ONE application to be eligible for all Cascadia College Foundation scholarships. Please print out the Application and Guidelines for Scholarship Applicants below and follow the instructions. The guidelines will explain how to send the application back to us. Information about each award as well as links to other scholarship sources are also below.

For the 2017-18 academic year, the Foundation anticipates awarding:
# of Scholarships: 25 - 30
Average Award: $1,500/yr

Career Paths:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biological / Medical Sciences

Human Services

Psychology

Human Rights & Global Studies

 Engineering

Math / Economics

General Sciences

General Studies
Minimum GPA:

2.0 – 3.0 depending on the scholarship

Application Information and Guidelines

Guidelines for Scholarship Applicants
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STEP ONE:  Complete the Application Form

           
IMPORTANT:  Save application to your computer before filling out.

  • OR you can pick one up at the 1st Floor Information Desk or in the Foundation Office at CC2-281E.
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STEP TWO:  Include Supplemental Documents

  • Provide your most recent unofficial Cascadia transcript. If you do not have a Cascadia transcript, please attach your most recent high school or non-Cascadia college transcript.
  • Include the 3 essays as required on page 2 of the application.


    Important
    : Applications are incomplete and will not be considered without these two items. Please make sure you sign your application and include your name on all pages.

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STEP THREE:  Submit your completed application by 5:00 p.m. - Friday, March 3rd, 2017.

  • Return the complete application to scholarships@cascadia.edu
  • OR in person at the 1st Floor Information Desk
  • OR in person at the Foundation Office (CC2-281E)

Applications submitted at Kodiak Corner may not be considered.

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Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - “Need-Based” scholarships ONLY


Most Foundation scholarships are merit-based. Some may consider financial need as an additional criteria. If you are interested in an award that includes "demonstrated financial need" as a required criteria, rather than preferred, 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

  • Students enrolled in the Running Start program for the 2017-18 academic year (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018) are not eligible. Students completing Running Start during the 2016-17 academic year and intending to enroll at Cascadia as a general student during the 2017-18 year are eligible.
  • Cascadia’s International Programs students should not check the box for students who “Did not earn a High School diploma or GED before attending Cascadia”.
  • Section 3 of the Application asks you to “self-identify” regarding information that our donors and sponsors care about and value supporting 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.
  • Consider sharing your career interests, as well pertinent personal perspectives and experiences, as part of your essay responses.
  • Plan on enrolling in a minimum of ten (10) credits each quarter.
  • Generally, award disbursement begins the first quarter the recipient is enrolled and is made for the full award amount. Recipients may also request to split their disbursements between multiple quarters.
  • For Financial Aid Recipients: A scholarship award must be incorporated into your financial aid award package and may impact either award if the total amount of awarded funds exceed the cost of attendance. You accept all responsibility for any impact a Foundation scholarship award may have on your financial aid package.
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Application and Selection Process Timeline
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  • Applications are available beginning the first day of Winter quarter.  Printed application packets are also available at the college Information Desk (1st floor of CC1) or at the Foundation office (CC2-281E).
  • Completed applications must be submitted by Friday, March 3, 2017 @ 5:00 PM.
  • If your application is selected for a scholarship that includes an interview, an interview date and time will be emailed to you by the fourth week in March.
  • Award recipients and non-recipients will be notified of their selection results by mail at the address provided in your application no later than the last week in April.

 

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Scholarships Offered by the Cascadia College Foundation
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ALLISTER H. O'BRIEN  (merit based award)       

$1,200

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 high school graduates or GED recipients
  • be pursuing a career goal in biological or medical sciences
  • be Washington State residents

Preference is given to students who:

  • have overcome barriers in order to seek higher education
  • are employed and/or have volunteered or been involved in other ways in the community
  • demonstrate financial need
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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW)           (merit based award) 

$2,000

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

$1,700 total

Students must:

  • have completed 75 college credits
  • maintain a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • submit a completed Application for Graduation to the Advising Office
  • have drawn financial aid for at least 6 quarters, has limited financial resources, OR the student is not eligible for financial aid
  • not be a Running Start or International Programs student
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CASCADIA COLLEGE FOUNDATION   (merit based award) 

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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EASTSIDE COMMUNITY AID: HUMAN SERVICES   (merit based award) 

$2,000

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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EASTSIDE COMMUNITY AID: ENGINEERING   (merit based award) 

$2,000

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 green engineering
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FOUNDERS AND TRUSTEES   (merit based award) 

$1,000

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   (merit based award)

$600

Students must:

  • be enrolled in 10 or more credits per quarter at CCC
  • 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   (merit based award) 

$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   (merit based award) 

$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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JULIE AND GRANT DAVIDSON MEMORIAL (merit based award)

$1,000

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
  • be Washington State residents


Preference is given to students who:

  • Studying sciences or math with the intent to pursue a career in healthcare
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JOHN AND MARGARET BOCK   (merit based award) 

$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   (merit based award) 

$1,000

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
  • Preference will be given to students the sciences or math with the intent to pursue a career in healthcare
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MURRAY-SANFORD   (merit based award) 

$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
  • are Washington State residents
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NATHANIEL JACOB ALLEN MEMORIAL   (merit based award) 

$600

Students must:

  • NOT have attained a high school degree or GED before entering Cascadia*
  • 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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TJOSSEM FAMILY   (merit based award) 

$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   (merit based award) 

$1,000

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

 

FreSch!:  Scholarship search, college life information and tips on improving your chances of winning scholarships


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

 

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


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

 

Best of the Web scholarships in Higher Education:  Check this site for scholarships in the months and years going forward.

 

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

 

Web Alias Network:  Familiarize you with basic financial aid terms, give you links to more than 60 free college scholarship search sites, and provide you with all the information you will need to navigate the college selection and financial aid processes successfully.

 

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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