"While incarcerated, I thought about what I would change and decided I would change everything. My purpose in life was to prevent youth from ending up in prison."
- Brandon Stogsdill
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.
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.
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.