Pierce College Foundation Scholarships

2012 Scholarship Luncheon

The Foundation awards approximately $160,000 in scholarship gifts every academic year, making a life-changing difference for the scores of students who are recipients.

The Biella Foundation has awarded each of the 34 community and technical colleges in Washington State $10,000 in scholarship funds to be used in the 2016-17 academic year.

This unexpected gift will allow the Pierce College Financial Aid offices help students with emergency needs in Winter and Spring 2017 quarters. Students in need of emergency assistance should contact either Financial Aid or the counseling office.

Applying for a Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded based on need, academic ability, artistic talent, vocational goals, and/or other factors. Information on newly funded and currently available scholarships here. Contact the Scholarship Program Administrator by email or at 253-864-3212 for application information.

In order to apply for a foundation scholarship please visit TheWashBoard.org. Paper applications are available at the Financial Aid Office and can be submitted to the President's Office on your campus (FS/PY). JBLM and eLearning students please return your applications to the Fort Steilacoom office.

May 1, 2017 is priority deadline to be considered for summer/fall scholarships. All students are encouraged to apply. A strong applicant will meet the following criteria:

If you are taking fewer than 10 credits or have a GPA lower than 3.0, please describe any circumstances that have impacted these factors in your essay. Applicants who can clearly articulate reasoning for taking fewer than 10 credits and/or factors that have affected the GPA can be considered for scholarships.

Creating a profile on the WashBoard.org site will automatically match you with scholarships provided by other organizations for which you qualify.


Washington State Fair Foundation Scholarships

The Washington State Fair Foundation is pleased to present scholarship opportunities to local students for continuing education. The following are scholarships for which you may be eligible.

Students only need to submit one application for all our scholarships offered online. The application system will automatically submit applications for any scholarships for which you are qualified.

Endowing a Scholarship

Visit the giving page to make a gift or pledge today, or contact the Pierce College Foundation for more information on endowing a scholarship.

Scholarships at Pierce College, 2016-2017

  • 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
  • STEM Scholarship
  • Steve & Sandy Wall Endowed Scholarship
  • Students for Students Book Fund
  • Carol Vanneson Memorial Scholarship
  • Thompson Family Housing Scholarship
  • Wendy Mason Memorial Scholarship