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The Spring Cycle scholarship deadline has passed.

Stay tuned for information about the Fall Scholarship Cycle.

Foundation Scholarships

Application

Process

  1. Register at AwardSpring.
  2. Complete the online scholarships application.
    • This will include:
      • Answering all application questions
      • Uploading your most recent unofficial Cascadia transcript or your most recent high school or non-Cascadia transcript
      • Completing a short, written essay (around 600 words) or uploading a video of yourself addressing the essay questions
      • Digitally signing your application

For alternate ways to obtain an application, please email scholarships@cascadia.edu or call 425-352-8201.

Important: Applications are incomplete and will not be considered without your digital signature, transcript, and essay or video.

Timeline

August 1, 2022

Apply for a Scholarship

October 14, 2022

Application Deadline

November 14 - 18, 2022

Applicants are notified of the results of their application

November 21 - 30, 2022

Award recipients accept their scholarship(s)

January 2023 – June 2023

Scholarship are disbursed during Winter and Spring Quarters, 2023

  • For alternate ways to obtain an application, please contact scholarships@cascadia.edu or 425-352-8201.
  • Completed applications must be submitted online by 5:00 pm, Friday, October 14, 2022.
  • Award recipients and non-recipients will be notified of the results of their application by email at the address provided in their application in mid-November.

Why Apply?

Applying is easy. Submit one application and be considered for dozens of scholarships.

  • Pays for tuition, fees, and ed-related expenses
  • It’s free money — no need to pay us back
  • Reduce the need to work while taking college courses
  • Improve your transfer applications

Types of Students

Awards for all Cascadia students:

  • Transfer students
  • Graduates from local high schools
  • Veterans
  • LGBTQA
  • Persons with a disability
  • International Students

Types of Interests

Support for most career interests, including:

  • Math or Economics
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Cybersecurity / IT
  • Biological Sciences or Nursing
  • Psychology and Social Justice
  • Two-Year & Four-Year Degrees

Testimonials

FAFSA and WASFA

Foundation scholarships are available for students who do not apply for state/federal assistance. To ensure that you are considered for all financial assistance available to you, we do recommend that you complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and/or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). Contact Cascadia's Student Financial Aid Office for guidelines and deadlines.

Eligibility Information

All Cascadia students are encouraged to apply.

Who is Eligible?

  • 2022-23 Academic Year. Recipients must enroll in courses at Cascadia College during the 2022-23 academic year. If you do not plan to enroll at Cascadia during this period, please do not apply for a scholarship.
  • Running Start Students. If you completed Running Start during the 2021-22 academic year and intending to enroll at Cascadia as a general student during the 2022-23 academic year you are eligible.
    • Not Eligible: If you are enrolled in the Running Start program for the 2022-23 academic year are not eligible to apply.

Who is Not Eligible?

  • Running Start Students. If you are enrolled in the Running Start program for the 2022-23 academic year are not eligible to apply.

General Application Information & Privacy

  • Self-Identify: Some application questions ask 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). Please consider your selections thoughtfully.
  • Enrollment: Plan on enrolling in a minimum of ten (10) credits for any quarter you intend to use your scholarship funds from the Foundation.
  • Privacy: The information you provide will only be shared with scholarship donors and selection committee members without your further consent.

Award Information & Disbursement

  • You accept all responsibility for any impact a Foundation scholarship award may have on your financial aid package. Cascadia's Financial Aid Office will be informed of your receipt of this award.
  • Many scholarships are awarded based on criteria other than financial need, therefore scholarships are available for students who are not eligible for federal assistance.
  • Generally, award disbursement begins the first quarter you enroll. Your disbursement preferences will be collected at the time you accept your scholarship.
  • Scholarship funds are released to student accounts after the last day to drop classes (10th day).

Scholarships Offered

Visit the Cascadia College Foundation page for the list of 2022-23 Spring Cycle scholarship recipients.

Note: A selection from the following list of scholarships will be offered during the Fall Scholarship Cycle.

  • Ashler Lodge | $1,000

    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
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) | $3,000

    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 http://www.aauw.org/who-we-are/.

  • Biella Foundation | $2,000

    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.

  • Cascadia College Foundation | $1,500

    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
  • Cascadia Scholars | TBD

    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.

  • Founders and Trustees | $2,500

    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
  • Frances Bianco Memorial Scholarship for Peace | $1,000

    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.

  • Fred Jackson Memorial Scholarship | $1,000

    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
  • John & Mrs. Margaret Bock | $2,000

    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
  • Julie and Grant Davidson Memorial | $1,500

    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
  • Justin and Allie Gillebo Scholarship | $2,000

    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
  • Miller-Hofmeister Endowed Scholarship | $1,000

    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
  • Murray-Sandford | $2,000

    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.
  • Nathan Jacob Allen Memorial | $1,500

    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.

  • Shawn Miller Memorial Scholarship for First Generation Students | $1,000

    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
  • Starting Point Award | $1,000

    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
  • Richard Dakin Award for Cybersecurity Scholars | $2,500

    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
  • Tjossem Family | $2,000

    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:

    • have demonstrated academic success but may not be considered to be in the top 10% of students academically.
  • William Christopher / Gateway | $1,000

    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