Community Foundation Scholarships
Are you a dedicated student? Have you overcome considerable obstacles? Is the cost of going to college a financial strain on your family? No matter what your talents, abilities, or circumstances, your Community Foundation wants to help.
The Community Foundation of NCW is home to a large number of scholarships to help North Central Washington students pursue their dreams and goals at colleges, universities, and trade or technical schools. These scholarship funds were established by caring, generous donors who have a passion for providing higher education opportunities through financial assistance to worthy students.
The application process is completed entirely online. Once you select a scholarship to apply for, just follow the instructions to set up an account and submit the application. Once you’ve completed one application, you can copy previous answers on subsequent applications. This makes the process of applying for multiple scholarships quick and easy.
The online system also provides an easy, electronic process for requesting your Letters of Recommendation. For more information on how to set up an account and submit an application, click here.
Applying for Multiple Scholarships
You may apply for as many scholarships as you like, as long as you meet each scholarship’s criteria. After you submit your first application, you can choose to select the “Use Previous Answers” button at the top right of the screen to save time. Please note, some scholarships require supplemental material in addition to the general application questions – if those questions are not answered, the program will not allow you to submit the application.
Every application is reviewed by members of the Community Foundation’s volunteer Scholarship Selection Committee. The application is reviewed first for eligibility as the Community Foundation must adhere to the specific eligibility criteria established by scholarship fund donors. After review, scholarship applications are evaluated on an objective and competitive basis, considering academic and nonacademic factors such as financial need, leadership, community service, and special circumstances.
Determining Financial Need
Because financial need is an eligibility factor in many of our scholarships, the Community Foundation looked for an equitable way to request this information. All applicants (with exception of HB1079 applicants) are required to provide the Expected Family Contribution number calculated by completing the FAFSA or the FAFSA4caster. Most scholarships require you to upload a document that verifieds your EFC.
Award Announcement and Payment
Students will be notified of award status by May 1st. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be provided instructions via email. You will need to sign a scholarship agreement and provide verification of enrollment. Once we receive the required signatures and documentation, we schedule payment directly to the school of your choice.
Open a Scholarship Fund
Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life? Opening a scholarship fund at the foundation allows you to support a field you love, honor a loved one, or leave a lasting legacy while giving many students opportunities through higher education. Learn how to open a fund.