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Scholarships are a great way to pay for your education or technical training. New scholarships are announced throughout the year, so it's good to check back to this page frequently for information on the latest opportunities, as well as links to application information and other details. Click here for additional scholarship resources.

Pierce College Foundation Scholarships

Applications for the 2015-16 annual awards will be available January 10, 2015.

Apply on-line at TheWashBoard.org and complete a profile and be matched with scholarships for which you meet the criteria. Students submit one application to be considered for all Foundation Scholarships.

Requirements:
  • Taking at least 10 credits at the time of application and have a 3.0+ GPA.
  • Enrolled in at least 10 credits at Pierce College winter quarter 2015.
  • 3.0+ GPA as additional criteria.
  • If you are a first quarter student, you may apply without a GPA.
  • A one-page essay and letter recommendation are required.
  • A completed FAFSA application on file with Pierce College Financial Aid 30 days before your application is submitted.

For Step by Step instructions, you can download this 10 minute PowerPoint presentation produced by TheWashBoard.org

For more information contact:
Ruth Ann Hatchett
253-864-3261
rhatchett@pierce.ctc.edu

Transfer Scholarships for Exceptional Students

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

  • Scholarship Amount: Awarded up to $7,500
  • Deadline: January 23, 2015

We are searching for students with strong commitment to a career in research in mathematics, the natural sciences, medicine, or engineering.

Click to Preview the Application


Morris K. Udall Scholarship

  • Scholarship Amount: Awarded up to $5,000
  • Deadline: March 4, 2015

We are searching for College sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.

Click to preview the application


Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low and middle income students pursuing eligible, high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care.

Up to $22,500 for 2015-2016 Academic year.

  • GPA 2.75
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Annual awards range from $2,500-$7,500.
  • Renewable up to five years based on credits completed and continued eligibility.
  • Approximately 700 applicants selected.

Applications available: Jan. 5, 2015
Deadline: March 2, 2015

Applications can be found at the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship Website.


Leadership 1000 Scholarship

The Leadership 1000 Scholarship provides college scholarships to students who will be attending an eligible four-year college or university in Washington state. A Leadership 1000 Scholarship can be customized around a general set of requirements requested by the donor.

Up to $20,000 for 2015-2016 Academic year.

  • Annual awards range from $2,500-$5,000.
  • Some scholarships are renewable for up to four years.
  • Approximately 60 applicants selected.

Applications available: Jan. 12, 2015
Deadline: March 9, 2015

Applications can be found at the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship Website.


Governors' Scholarship

The Washington State Governors' Scholarship for Foster Youth helps young men and women from foster care continue their education and earn a college degree. The program has been supported by the current and former governors in Washington state.

Up to $20,000 for 2015-2016 Academic year.

  • Annual awards range from $2,000-$4,000.
  • Renewable for up to five years.
  • Approximately 50 applicants selected.

Applications available: Jan. 12, 2015
Deadline: March 9, 2015

Applications can be found at the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship Website.

Scholarships at Pierce College, 2014-2015

  • Altrusa International of Tacoma Scholarship
  • Athyleen Nicholson Endowed Scholarship
  • Buster Brouillet Scholarship
  • Dale McGinnis Scholarship
  • Pierce College Foundation Scholarships
  • Fuchs Foundation Scholarship
  • Gonter Family Childcare Stipend
  • Grace Koopmans Endowed Scholarship
  • Gregg & Cherry Tinker Scholarship
  • Horst Marshall Military Scholarship
  • Jennifer Jamison Textbook Scholarship
  • Joane Moceri Scholarship
  • Kyile Lee Schreiner Memorial Scholarship
  • Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
  • Lora Kerns Scholarship
  • Nightingale Nursing Scholarship
  • Daniel Parker Memorial Scholarhsip
  • Pearl H. Baumgartner Scholarship
  • Pearl Rose Education Scholarship
  • Peter Hartman Book Fund
  • Phil & Linda Yates Scholarships
  • Raider Athletic Scholarship
  • Richard A. Soileau Scholarship
  • Sharon Golightly Scholarship
  • South Hill Rotary Scholarship
  • Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
  • Steve & Sandy Wall Endowed Scholarship
  • Students for Students Book Fund
  • Carol Vanneson Memorial Scholarship
  • Thompson Family Housing Scholarship
  • Wendy Mason Memorial Scholarship

Find additional information for funding college in Washington state here.

Learn more about scholarship opportunities at TheWashBoard.org

Foundation

The Pierce College Foundation acquires private funding for the college, provides enhancements to college programs, improves access for students, and promotes the college to the community. For more information about the Pierce College Foundation, visit the Foundation Web site.