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Multicultural Student Services Scholarships

Skagit Valley College Scholarships

Calling All Colors Quarterly Scholarship

Available  to first generation college students who have been successful in school  and are actively involved in the Calling All Colors Club. Application deadline is:

Noon November 18, 2016 - Winter  Quarter 2017

Noon  February 17, 2017 - Spring Quarter, 2017

Noon  June 9, 2017 - Fall Quarter 2017

Skagit Valley College Foundation

The Skagit Valley College Foundation offers a wide variety of scholarships each year to eligible students. To apply for any of the Foundation Scholarships you must complete only one SVC Foundation Scholarship Application and submit it to the Financial Aid Office along with a one-page, single-spaced essay about yourself. The application form and a list of Foundation Scholarships are available on the SVC website at http://www.skagit.edu/news.asp_Q_pagenumber_E_136. Applications for the 2017/2018 academic year will be accepted from November 28th, 2016 until 5:00pm on March 10, 2017. No early or late applications will be accepted. Only one application will be accepted, and only during the open application period. Your application will be considered for all of the Foundation Scholarships for which you are eligible. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award at the Honors Reception in the spring. Scholarships will be awarded based on information provided on the application. Changes to the information on the application will result in an eligibility review by the Scholarship Committee.

Regional/Federal Scholarships

¡Adelante! Fund Scholarships

Scholarships range from $1,000 - $3,000. Criteria vary by scholarship program. Deadline is May 28th.  There is also a chance to win free airline tickets! The ¡Adelante! Fund is partnering with Continental Airlines for the "Destino: Latinoamérica" essay/video contest.

Visit http://www.adelantefund.org  for more information.

American Indian Endowed Scholarship

See the listing under Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board for further information, or call 360-753-7843. Specific application info available at http://www.readysetgrad.org/college/american-indian-endowed-scholarship . Application deadline is February 1, every year.

Asian American Journalists

Offers  up to $2500 and other scholarships to students studying journalism in  the fall. Three current opportunities are: Northwest Journalists of  Color Scholarship – up to $2500 in scholarship money to students who  intend to pursue careers in journalism. Visit http://www.aaja.org for further information, or contact scholarship co-chair Venice Buhain at vbuhain@theolympian.com. Deadline for all three scholarships is May 1, every year

College Success Foundation

Several  scholarship awards of up to $5000 per year for four years to eligible  students. Minimum requirements include: Washington residency (of  one-year or more), enrollment as a college freshman or sophomore or as  a high school senior who has applied for and been accepted into a four  year college/university, completion of FAFSA-Free Application for  Federal Student Aid, income limitations (see link), minimum 2.75 GPA,  plans to continue enrollment as a full-time (12 quarter credits)  student. For further information, application instructions, and other  resources for financing your education; visit the scholarship link on  the College Success Foundation website, http://collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/home

HACU Scholarships

HACU applauds your initiative in searching for a scholarship! We hope that we will be able to assist you in defraying some of your college expenditures. Each scholarship has specific criteria, so please review each one carefully. In addition, all scholarship applicants MUST meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need and be eligible for Federal Financial Aid (student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident).
  • Meet specific criteria for the scholarships to which they are applying.
  • Attend a HACU-member college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

Application Deadline:  Get more info at www.hacu.net/scholarships

Northwest Hawai'i Ohana (NWHO) Scholarship

One annual award of $500 to an eligible student. Top priority given to a member, or dependent of NWHO. Second priority to the child of a Hawai'i high school graduate.  Information and application form available at http://nwhawaiiohana.webs.com/scholarships.htm.
These Scholarships are due in early May every year.

Pride Foundation / Greater Seattle Business Association

Over $350,000 (over 50 types of scholarships with awards up to $10,000) is available to People of Color, Potential Leaders in the LGBT community, Students raised by Lesbian/Gay parents, and students who are straight allies and are committed to civil rights for the LGBTQ community. Applications and information available at  www.PrideFoundation.org or www.thegsbascholarship.org.

SEAMAR Community Health Center Farm Worker Scholarship

Each year Sea Mar gives $1000 Farm Worker College Scholarships to low-income college students from Washington seasonal or migrant farm worker families, who are currently enrolled in a college or university, and who are planning to continue their education in the next academic year. Students who have previously received Sea Mar scholarships are not eligible. The application with full instructions is available at www.seamar.org. For more information, please contact Colleen Lee at  colleenlee@seamarchc.org or at 206-763-5277.

January - Scholarship applications are available.
March - Applications are due.
April - Scholarship awards are announced.

theWashBoard.org

Is  a new, one-stop, free, student-centered, online clearing house for  Washington students seeking college scholarships. Launched in January  2010 by the public/private Washington Scholarship Coalition, this site  is designed to make it easier for Washington students to efficiently  find and apply for relevant scholarships. This user-friendly site  allows students to search and apply for verified scholarships that are  specific to their academic interests, college or university, or other  criteria. Visit http://www.thewashboard.org for further information.

More Information:

To find out more about our multicultural scholarships or other scholarship options available at SVC, please contact our Financial Aid Office at (360) 416-7666, or visit the Financial Aid Webpage.

For information directly related to Multicultural Student Services, contact:
Yadira Rosales, Director
Multicultural Student Services
(360) 416-7838
Yadira.Rosales@skagit.edu