Fall Cycle scholarship applications for Winter and Spring 2023
will be open August 1, 2022.
Visit our scholarships page for information and the application.


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Foundation Scholarship Recipients


American Association of University Women

Melika Arvan

Frances Bianco Memorial Scholarship for Peace

Brisa Henson

Biella Foundation Community and Technical College Scholarship

Rhianne Janovich  /  Fabrice Kalvanda  /  Hayley Mascaro

Josie Oneal  / Elysia Sims

John and Margaret Bock Endowed Scholarship

Heather Ballew /  Brooklyn Bracey  /  Beyza Cardakli

Tiffany Childs  /  Angela Chong  /  Jillian Cline

Siriporn Doty /  Jayne Grady /  Chih-Yu Lin

Miyu Nakamori /  Shiori Nakayama / Lisa Nelson

Claire Patnode /  Danella Phan / Benjamin Price

Kalyani Raghavan /  Dasia Sadorra / Odbileg Sarankhuu

Jennivee Sarmiento /  Maricor Sefe / Hayate Suda

Gabriel Yehdego/ Olga Vallejos

Richard E. Dakin Award for Cybersecurity Scholars

Raine Johnson /  Catherine Oxley-Northcutt / Greg Sanders

Hao Su /  Jason Vera / Edan Ybarra

International Program Scholarships

Hayate Suda  /  Melinda-Maria Pop /  Ahtziri Serrano

Abubakar Ndemasi  /  Yuki Matsuzaki / Amina Babajanova

Huyen Pham  /  Kohei Nagai / Taesub Kang

Justin and Allie Gillebo Scholarship

Shannon Suarez

Miller-Hofmeister Endowed Scholarship

Shannon Suarez

Murray-Sandford Scholarship

Mohaned Ibrahim

Nathaniel Jacob Allen Memorial Scholarship

Mike Wu

Shawn Miller Memorial Scholarship for First Generation Students

Rogers Peter

Starting Point Award

Jason Vera

Tjossem Family Scholarship

Josiah Aklog  /  Eman Al Mayahi /  Tiffany Childs

Mohaned Ibrahim  /  Fabrice Kalvanda / Hayley Mascaro

Maria Navarro  /  Rogers Peter / Odbileg Sarankhuu

Maricor Sefe  /  Elysia Sims / Leah Stout

Transition Scholarships

Miyoung Hur  /  Mustari Mooni /  Xiaowei Sun

William Christopher Gateway Endowed Scholarship

Rhianne Janovich


    Meet our Students Past and Present

    Learn more about the great things happening at Cascadia and the students who inspire us all on our Cascadia Features page.


    Cascadia Alumni

    Reconnect with the college, network with fellow alumni, and inspire the students of today by sharing your story on our Alumni Connection page.


    Foundation Snapshot

    See how your generous support is making a difference to our students and our community! View our Foundation Snapshot online to read student stories and more.


About the Foundation 

Our Mission

The Foundation supports the college's efforts to enhance student success and strengthen our communities.


Cascadia College Foundation provides essential financial assistance to students in need through scholarships, grants, and loans and also supports important college programs. With your help, we will continue to assist students who are striving for success and prepare them to give back to the community which has so generously supported them.


Contact Us

Mail:       18345 Campus Way NE
                Bothell, WA  98011

Phone:   (425) 352-8840

Email:     foundation@cascadia.edu


Foundation Annual Report to the Community

Check out the Cascadia College Foundation Snapshot and see how your generous support is making a difference!

  • Meet some of our scholarship recipients;
  • Read about how your donations are being put to good use;
  • See who else supported the Foundation;
  • Learn more about how the foundation is changing lives with your help!

Learn about "Belonging at Cascadia" through our 2021 Annual Report.


Board of Directors

The board of directors provides leadership for the foundation which is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization aligned with Cascadia College. Directors support the college and its students by building relationships and developing resources in the community. Directors are elected by their peers to serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.

Alex Lee, President
Auxano Advisors, Client Advisor / Partner


Alex deGolia, Vice President
Management Recruiters of Coeur d'Alene, Vice President


Grete Schultz, Secretary
Solid Ground, Managing Attorney


Kelly Snyder, Teasurer
Snohomish County, Public Works Director


Stephanie Lizza
Evergreen Health, Director - Community Engagement & Legislative Affairs 


Roy Captain
Marketplace Sotheby's International Realty, Real Estate Broker


Dr. Eric Murray
President, Cascadia College


Mark Collins
Director, Cascadia College Foundation

How You Can Help

Give to the CCF Annual Fund.

The Annual Fund supports a variety of vital foundation and college programs including more than 20 annual Cascadia College Foundation scholarships and hundreds of small grants and loans for students.

Create a new named scholarship or memorial/tribute fund. 

Build a legacy while creating a better future for our students and our community. Establish a new scholarship based on your interests or those of a special loved one.

  • Annual scholarships – Gifts made on an annual basis are paid out directly to the scholarship recipient’s account to cover tuition, fees, books, or other expenses you designate.

  • Endowed scholarships – With a gift of $25,000 or more, you can provide invaluable support for students in perpetuity. The fund’s principal is permanently invested and the interest is used each year to fund the scholarship.
  • Memorial/tribute funds – Create a named fund to which you, your family, and friends can make gifts in honor or memory of a loved one. You may designate proceeds to be used for specific programs or areas of student aid that align with the interests, passions, or experiences of the person(s) being honored.

Contribute to Established Endowment Funds

You can help grow a permanent legacy of support for Cascadia students by contributing to endowment funds that have already been established.

  • Julie and Grant Davidson Memorial Scholarship
  • Tjossem Family Scholarship
  • Founders and Trustees Scholarship
  • Nathaniel Jacob Allen Memorial Scholarship
  • William Christopher / Gateway Scholarship
  • John and Margaret Bock Scholarship
  • Murray - Sandford Scholarship
  • Ashler Lodge #121 - Bothell

Your Generous Support Can Change Lives, One Student at a Time. How Would You Like to Make an Impact?

Learn more about how you can make a difference for our students and our community. Email the foundation or call 425.352.8840.

Make a Gift

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Give Online

Button named Make a Gift that links to donation page



Write a Check

Send your checks to:

       CCC Foundation
       18345 Campus Way NE
       Bothell, WA  98011

Participate in an Event

Be a part of the action and change lives. Participate in the Annual Make Dreams Come True Fundraising Breakfast or other foundation events throughout the year.

• Attend and donate
• Sponsor

Make a Planned Gift

Make a lasting impact on the community and leave a meaningful legacy that demonstrates your commitment to quality education. Include the Cascadia College Foundation in your plans.

Matching Gifts

Many employers match their employees' charitable contributions at anywhere from 30-500%! Make your donation go even further by asking your employer to match it.

Payroll Deduction

If you're a Cascadia employee, you can easily support the foundation through payroll deduction as part of the Cascadia Team Giving  [DOC] program.

Other Support

If you would like to support the Cascadia community of lifelong learners with a contribution of another sort, like stocks and securities or in-kind, non-cash donations, please contact the foundation. We will be glad to work with you.

If you have questions about any of these giving opportunities, please email the foundation or call 425-352-8840.

The President's Club

The Cascadia College Foundation gratefully acknowledges our most generous annual donors, those who contribute $1,000 or more to the foundation, for providing vital support to important college programs and a crucial, financial assistance to deserving students.

Your generosity provides the critical private support that changes lives -- one scholarship, loan, or grant at a time.

As a member of The President’s Club, you will receive:  

  • An invitation to special President's Club events
  • Acknowledgement on the foundation website
  • Acknowledgement in published annual report
  • Acknowledgement at Special Events

President’s Club Members

We are extremely grateful for the support of our President's Club members whose leadership gifts help us build a better future for our students and our community.

Margaret Bock
Bill and Judy Christopher
Biella Foundation
Alex and Lydia Lee
Tom and Amanda McAndrew
Louis Mendoza
Eric Murray
Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop
Northshore Scholarship Foundation
Allister H. O’Brien
Rotary Club of Kirkland
Rotary Club of Northshore
Robert and Linda Tjossem
Joan Lovett
Ashler Lodget #121 - Bothell


Thank you!  

Financial Assistance for Students


You may be eligible for a tuition scholarship funded by the Cascadia College Foundation or through generous donations from individuals, organizations, and businesses associated with Cascadia. Eligibility criteria vary depending on the scholarship. For details, see Cascadia College Foundation Scholarships.


The foundation supports small grants for students who have unmet needs. Contact foundation@cascadia.edu for information.

Short-Term Loans

In specific situations, the foundation can provide short-term loans to bridge the gap until a student has obtained long-term financial assistance. Contact foundation@cascadia.edu for information.

Meet Our Scholarship Recipients

The foundation proudly awarded scholarships to the following deserving student recipients for the 2021-22 school year.

American Association of University Women Scholarship

Emilyn Gossgurth

Ashler Masonic Lodge #121 Scholarship


Biella Foundation


Allen Flaa

Juliana Folta

Sean Jones

Brody Scott

Cascadia College Foundation Scholarship


Challenge Scholarship


Founders & Trustees Scholarship


Frances Bianco Scholarship for Peace


John and Margaret Bock Scholarship

Katrina Biggs

Andrew Bradford

Julie Cleveland

Juliana Folta

Raine Johnson

Sean Jones

Fabrice Ngunga Kalvanda

Kiana Manetti

Efrain Pardo

Ishaq Saher

Fabrina Santo


Julie & Grant Davidson Memorial Scholarship



Murray - Sandford Scholarship

Catherine Hagman


Nathaniel Jacob Allen Memorial Scholarship

Alex Vazquez


Richard Dakin Award for Cybersecurity Scholars

Andrew Bradford

Gianni Campello


Fabrice Ngunga Kalvanda

Serene Norris

Lilia Rusu


Tjossem Family Scholarship

Katrina Biggs

Julie Cleveland


Arya Shaya

Sergey Sheinblum


William Christopher / Gateway Scholarship

Nicolas Tobias


Congratulations to one and all!

Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Service (ETLS)

Recognizing Faculty Contributions

The Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Service Award was created to recognize the contributions of individuals or groups of faculty who have made exceptional contributions to the college's mission and vision in one or more categories:

  1. Excellence in primary assignment
  2. Service to students
  3. Service to profession
  4. Professional contributions to college and community

History of the Award

In 2005, Cascadia College, the Cascadia College Federation of Teachers, and the Cascadia College Foundation worked together to create this award and establish an endowed fund to support it.  In addition to a plaque, recipients are awarded $1,000 to defray additional costs associated with their work at Cascadia.

Awards are presented during Year End Celebration activities.

How to Nominate

Any member of the Cascadia community — students, faculty, administrators, staff, or trustees — may nominate faculty for the award. To be eligible, nominated faculty must have completed the equivalent of 15 credits of teaching at Cascadia College.

  1. Complete the on-line nomination form by Friday, May 13, 2022