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Apply For a Scholarship

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APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

Paying for college, technical school, beauty school or any post-secondary certification can be expensive and overwhelming; we get it!

Did you know there is a whole community of people in Whatcom County who want to see you succeed? Each year more than 100 local students benefit from scholarship funds held at the Whatcom Community Foundation, funds that are provided by families, businesses, and service organizations right here in Whatcom County that believe in your potential.

The Whatcom Community Foundation is working to keep its scholarship program flexible and accessible:

· Students can attend colleges across the country.

· Scholarships benefit a variety of students; both need-based and merit-based awards are offered.

· Awards range from $1,000 – $10,000.

· Scholarships are open to any graduating senior in Whatcom County.

Scholarship Opportunities

Join us in celebrating our 2023 scholarship recipients

Whatcom Community Foundation’s Scholarship Program has funded over $2 Million in Scholarships to students over the last 20 years.

In 2023, we awarded 83 scholars with a total of $161,000 in scholarships.

READ ABOUT OUR 2023 SCHOLARS HERE>

Do you need support in applying for college?

While we do provide funding to help lessen the burden of tuition, we are by no means experts on college access.

Luckily, we know who is!

If you are looking for assistance with college, training, and career pathways navigation, please check out Futures Northwest, they are local, provide awesome one-on-one support and have lots of helpful information on their website.

2024 Scholarships for Whatcom County

The vast majority of our annual scholarship efforts are managed through a single application process. This simple application is used to introduce our scholarship committee to all of our applicants. Typically, this application is open in February, closes in late March, and awards are made in May of the same year.

Currently Closed  |  2024 Scholarships for Whatcom County Applications will open on 3/1/2024

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Scholarship

The HLAA-Whatcom County Founders Fund Scholarship provides funding to Whatcom, Skagit & Island County students who are experiencing hearing loss and who plan to attend any post-secondary school.

Currently Accepting Applications  |  Apply Now

Mr. Wood & Family Scholarship

The Mr. Wood & Family Scholarship was created to provide scholarships to former students of elementary school teacher Sam Wood, upon graduation from high school or attainment of GED certificate.

Currently Accepting Applications  |  Apply Now