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Scholarships & Recipients

Scholarships Offered

Note: A selection from the following list of scholarships will be offered during the current scholarship cycle. See how to apply at Cascadia College Foundation Scholarships.

Established in 2015 by members of the Bothell Masonic Lodge #121, the Ashler Masonic Lodge #121 Endowed Scholarship supports Cascadia College students who graduate from high schools in Cascadia College’s service district – including Bothell, Woodinville, Kenmore and Mill Creek areas. Completion of one or more academic goals should enable recipients to improve employment/career opportunities, attain an associate’s degree at Cascadia College, and/or transfer to an institution suitable for achieving their academic goals.


Students must:

  • plan to be enrolled in 10 or more credits per quarter at Cascadia
  • have graduated high school in Bothell, Woodinville, Kenmore or Mill Creek area
  • have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA in high school or college

Preference is given to students who:

  • have been involved in a Masonic Youth group

Established in 2013 by the Kirkland-Redmond chapter of the American Association of University Women, the AAUW Annual Scholarship supports Cascadia students who graduated from a local high school - and did not enroll in college immediately after graduating from high school.


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
  • have demonstrated financial need
  • be a graduate from a local high school
  • have not enrolled in college immediately after graduating from high school

Preference is given to students who:

  • are women
  • reside in the Kirkland, Redmond, Bothell, Sammamish, Mill Creek, or Kenmore area and/or otherwise demonstrate a connection to the community served by Kirkland-Redmond AAUW.

Recipients will be expected to attend a chapter meeting to introduce themselves. For more information, visit the Kirkland-Redmond chapter of AAUW.

Established in 2017 in partnership with the Biella Foundation and the South Seattle College Foundation, the Biella Foundation Community and Technical College Scholarship seeks to support Cascadia College students pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in either Mobile Application Development (MOBAPPS) or Sustainable Practices (BASSP).


Students must:

  • plan to be enrolled in 10 or more credits per quarter at Cascadia
  • maintain a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • be pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in either Mobile Application Development (MOBAPPS) or Sustainable Practices

Preference is given to students who:

  • have completed 75 college credits

Students enrolled in the Running Start program for the 2021-22 academic year and International Programs students are not eligible.

To be awarded at the discretion of the CC Foundation.


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

Established in 2021 thanks in part to Ms. Eva Gordon, the Cascadia Scholars award supports underserved and underrepresented students at Cascadia College. Scholarship Sponsor: The Estate of Ms. Eva Gordon.

Preference is given to students who identify as black, indigenous, and other persons of color (BIPOC) and other members of marginalized and underrepresented communities enrolled in the Cascadia Scholars Program at Cascadia College. The Cascadia Scholars Program provides mentoring, resources, and support for students who are members of these communities. The program works with these historically underrepresented groups to help connect educational goals to their academic and career journeys. The scholarship may be a part of this support.

Established in 2008 in partnership with the Cascadia College Board of Trustees and the Cascadia College Foundation to honor the college’s founding leadership, the Founders and Trustees award seeks to assist deserving students.


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:

  • 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

Through the Frances Bianco Memorial Scholarship for Peace, awardees will be recognized for their commitment to pursuing a career in psychology, human rights and/or social justice – with an emphasis in Peace Studies. Established in 2014 by Cascadia College Faculty Denise Michaels the scholarship for honors to good and important works of her mother, Frances Bianco.


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 is given to students who:

  • applicants with demonstrated financial need

Students enrolled in the Running Start program for the 2021-22 academic year are not eligible.

Established in 2006, in partnership with Cascadia College Faculty and friends of Mr. Fred Oliver Jackson – Founding Faculty and Navy veteran. Mr. Jackson’s focus of study included the diversities in people, cultures and the histories of our world. Fred was instrumental in helping others develop friendships and effective working relationships that crossed cultural and racial boundaries.


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:

  • who have completed 20 or more credits at Cascadia College
  • who demonstrate a commitment to community service on or off campus

Established in 2023 by Cascadia College Alumnus, Nathan Hill, the Herb and Roz Annual Scholarship supports students who are the first in their family to attend college and pursuing a career in business.

Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need and are pursuing a degree in business or entrepreneurship.


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 the first in family to attend college
  • are pursuing a degree in business or entrepreneurship
  • demonstrate financial need

Established in 2007 by Mr. John and Mrs. Margaret Bock, candidates will be enrolled or accepted at Cascadia College and meet all department requirements to be a student in good standing.


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

Special preference is given to students who:

  • are studying the sciences, math, or economics

Preference is given to students who:

  • have demonstrated academic success

Established in 2007 by Mrs. Julie and Mr. Grant Davidson, candidates will be enrolled or accepted at Cascadia College and meet all department requirements to be a student in good standing.


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

Special preference is given to students who:

  • are studying the sciences or math – with the intent of pursuing a career in healthcare

Preference is given to students who:

  • have demonstrated financial need

Established in 2022 by Justin Gillebo, Cascadia College Alumnus, and his wife Allie, the Justin and Allie Gillebo Scholarship supports students who are the first in their family to attend college and pursuing a business career.


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 the first in family to attend college

Preference is given to students who:

  • are employed
  • demonstrate financial need
  • are pursuing a degree in business or entrepreneurship

Established in 2021 by retiring Cascadia College Board Trustees Dr. Julie Miller and Nancee Hofmeister, the Miller-Hofmeister Endowed Scholarship seeks to encourage students from underrepresented groups to enter, study, and graduate from Cascadia College in the sciences, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Candidates will be graduates from high schools in the Cascadia College service district – including the Kirkland, Redmond, Bothell, Kenmore and Mill Creek areas.


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 graduate of a local high school in the Kirkland, Redmond, Bothell, Mill Creek, or Kenmore area

Preference is given to students who:

  • are women

Established in 2015 by Cascadia College president Dr. Eric Murray and Mr. Jacob Sandford, the Murray-Sandford scholarship supports members of the LGBTQIA+ community who encounter barriers to their success to a greater extent than other students.


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 community

Preference is given to:

  • new applicants over recipients from prior years.

Established in 2006 by Jake’s mother, Susan Wolever, and his family and friends, the Nathan Jacob Allen Memorial Scholarship seeks to support Cascadia students with backgrounds similar to Jake Allen.


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

Preference is given to students who:

  • did not earn a high school diploma, or equivalency like the GED, before enrolling at Cascadia College,* and are pursuing a professional-technical degree.

* Preference is given to students who completed high school equivalency or GED through Cascadia.

Students enrolled in the Running Start program for the 2021-22 academic year and International Programs students are not eligible.

Established in 2024 by the Rotary Club of Northshore: Bothell and Kenmore, the Northshore Rotary Scholarship supports all Cascadia students - and particularly those with interest in serving their community through their career.

This award intends to fund the recipient's full cost of tuition, fees and books for one academic year – up to $5,500. Recipients are expected to attend the Rotary Club of Northshore's annual scholarships event to be recognized as a recipient of their award.

Preference is given to Cascadia students, enrolling full-time and for at least three quarters, who reside the North King County/South Snohomish County area or a graduate from a local high school - and intend to serve their community.


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

Preference is given to students who intend to pursue a career in:

  • First response (fire fighter, law enforcement, medical services, or utilities)
  • The nonprofit sector
  • Or own/operate a small business

Established in 2023 by Cascadia College Alumnus, Dr. Matt Binder, the Ostroms – Wolfgang Memorial Endowed Scholarship supports students who are pursuing a career in healthcare.

Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need and/or intend to pursue a medical degree (for example, Pharmacist, Medical Doctor, Registered Nurse, Physician's Assistant).


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
  • are first in their family to attend college
  • be pursuing a career in healthcare

Preference is given to students who:

  • intend to pursue an advanced medical degree (Pharmacist, MD, Registered Nurse, Physician’s Assistant
  • demonstrate financial need

Established in 2022 to celebrate Cascadia College administrator Shawn Miller's significant contributions to community college students in Washington during his 23 years of service, the Shawn Miller Memorial Scholarship, supports underrepresented students (BIPOC, LGBTQ, Students with Disabilities) who are the first in their family to attend college.


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 the first in family to attend college

Preference is given to students who:

  • identify as a member of an underrepresented group

Established in 2022, the Starting Point Award supports students who have been incarcerated or are affected family members of incarcerated persons. The scholarship seeks to promote opportunities for these individuals and contribute to their successful reentry through pursuing a college degree at Cascadia College.


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
  • Have been incarcerated or have a close family member who has been incarcerated

Preference is given to students who:

  • demonstrate financial need

Established in 2017 in partnership with friends and associates of Mr. Richard Dakin and the Denver Foundation, this award seeks to support students pursuing a cybersecurity or related degree at Cascadia College and either entering the workforce – ideally with a regional cyber-related business – or transferring to a regional college or university offering baccalaureate degrees in cybersecurity or related technology fields. Candidates should demonstrate an aptitude and/or interest in information technology, application development, and/or information security fields.


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

Preference is given to students who:

  • are veterans
  • are interested in business or entrepreneurship
  • demonstrate financial need

Established in 2005 by founding Cascadia College Board Trustee and founding Cascadia College Foundation Board Director, Mr. Robert Tjossem and Mrs. Linda Tjossem, candidates will be enrolled or accepted at Cascadia College and meet all department requirements to be a student in good standing.


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

Special preference is given to students who:

  • are studying the sciences, math or economics

Preference is given to students who:

  • have demonstrated academic success but may not be considered to be in the top 10% of students academically.

Established in 2011 by the Cascadia College Foundation Board of Directors as the Gateway Annual Scholarship, and renamed in 2014 in recognition of retiring Cascadia College president, Dr. Bill Christopher, this award supports students who are first in their family to attend college.


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 family to attend college

Preference is given to students who:

  • are employed
  • have volunteered in their community, and/or
  • demonstrate financial need

Recipients

Scholarship Recipient
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship Shannon Suarezp
Biella Foundation
  • Carter Jones
  • Madhuri Venkatasamy
  • Morgan McShea
  • Naomi Short
  • Neblaboum Frederic Douamba
Frances Bianco Scholarship for Peace Jace Branca
Fred Jackson Memorial Scholarship Rosemary Okoth
John and Margaret Bock Scholarship
  • Cory Cramer
  • Dasia Sadorra
  • Kalyani Raghavan
  • Rogers Peter
Justin and Allie Gillebo Scholarship Tanya Rodriguez-Gutierrez
Miller-Hofmeister Endowed Scholarship Dannella Phan
Murray-Sandford Scholarship Shiori Nakayama
Nathaniel Jacob Allen Memorial Scholarship Valentyna Pavlichenko
Richard Dakin Award for Cybersecurity Scholars
  • Abigail Regina
  • Lachyn Shamuhammedova
  • London Paris
  • Mahri Mammetmyradova
  • Rob Harris
  • Taesub Kang
Shawn Miller Memorial Scholarship for First Generation Students Vencil Kasongo
Starting Point Award Addy Eads-Ford
Tjossem Family Scholarship
  • Lukwesa Kalima
  • Mack Coker
  • Mohammad Efteiha
William Christopher Gateway Endowed Scholarship Abuu Ndemasi
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