Pay for College: Scholarships

Seattle Central offers a variety of scholarships based on different criteria. We thank individuals, corporations, and foundations for their scholarship donations to Seattle Central.

Seattle Central Foundation Scholarships

The Seattle Central Foundation offers scholarships for Seattle Central students. Seattle Central Foundation Scholarships

General Scholarships

The Career Services Center can help you with your scholarship application process for the following scholarships.

Multicultural Scholarships

The Seattle Central Multicultural Services Office offers scholarship information for students of different backgrounds who need help financing college, including:

Online Scholarship Databases


When is the best time to apply for scholarships?

There are scholarship deadlines every month, so keep a folder of scholarship information and commit at least 2–5 days a month to searching for scholarships and filling out applications. Start searching for scholarships about a year before school begins as most scholarships award money for the beginning of Fall or summer quarter regardless if the application is due in October or June.

How many scholarships can I apply for?

As many as you qualify for. There is no limit on how many scholarships you can apply for or receive.

How can I get the applications for scholarships?

Many scholarship applications are now available online at the provider's website. Although for some scholarships you may need to write a letter to request an application. Always enclose a self–addressed, stamped envelope so the scholarship provider can mail you back the application.

What do scholarship applications usually require?

The Most scholarships require an application form, a short essay about your goals or a specific topic, letters of recommendation from instructors or employers, and academic transcripts. Some scholarships require information such as financial statements (in order to assess financial need), a list of activities such as volunteer experience or work experience.

What scholarships are available in the Career Services Center?

The Career Services Center has information on national, regional and local scholarships that are not specific to Seattle Central College. Students can find scholarships based on many factors including, but not limited to, course of study, year in school, interests, ethnicity, volunteer experience, and grade point average. Seattle Central's Foundation Office coordinates the scholarships specifically for Seattle Central students. The applications for these scholarships are available Winter quarter at various locations around the school, including the Career Services Center.

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