2015 - 2016 Annual Scholarships
are now available
* Deadline to apply - 4pm Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Annual Scholarships offered through the SCC Foundation:
Beta Sigma Phi Visual Arts Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to attract, encourage and assist talented students enrolled in the visual arts courses at SCC. The award will be given to outstanding visual arts students who will be attending either full or part-time during the upcoming school year.
Blavat Family Scholarship
Created in memory of Helen and Walter Blavat by their daughters, this scholarship will provide assistance to a student enrolled in the SCC Nursing Program. Preference is given to applicants with minor children living at home and/or who are pursuing careers in geriatric nursing.
Boeing Company Scholarship
Through the generosity of the Boeing company, this scholarship is being offered to support a student pursuing a degree in math, manufacturing or engineering.
Dislocated Worker Scholarship
For SCC students who are recently unemployed and have exhausted their Workforce Training funds, this scholarship is available to assist them toward completion of their program of study.
Dorothy Ball Gough Scholarship for Women
Dorothy Ball Gough was a strong supporter of Shoreline Community College. This scholarship will be offered to women over the age of 30 who plan to attend Shoreline Community College and meets the eligibility criteria. Preference is given to an applicant pursuing a degree in business administration.
Elizabeth R. Thomas Alumni Nursing Scholarship
Elizabeth R. Thomas began her career as an LPN, before graduating from Shoreline Community College in 1982 with an AA/AS degree and becoming an RN. She continued her education at Seattle University and was the first African-American to complete the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Washington School of Nursing and the first one to work as an ARNP in Seattle. Elizabeth was a pediatric nurse practitioner at Odessa Brown clinic for over 25 years before her retirement. Scholarship awards will be based on need, merit and commitment to serving diverse communities along with the recipient's potential in his/her nursing career.
Eric Niemitalo Scholarship in Earth and Environmental Science
Eric Niemitalo was a student at Shoreline Community College. He was working toward an Associate of Science degree and planning to transfer to a four-year college to pursue a degree in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Geology. This scholarship is given in memory of Eric to assist promising students in carrying on Eric's dream pursing a degree in the Sciences. Preference will be given to those studying Earth or Environmental Science .
Friends of Mary Automotive Scholarship
The Friends of Mary Automotive Scholarship was established by the friends and family of Mary Nelson, a Shorewood High School Graduate who attended SCC. This scholarship is in memory of Mary and her love of autos and provides financial assistance to women in the automotive program at Shoreline Community College.
glassybaby is more than beautiful hand blown candle holders: it’s also about kindness and giving. This scholarship for SCC nursing students may be used for SCC tuition, books and/or required materials at SCC. Recipients will be requested to visit the glassybaby hot shop and studio in Madrona at a mutually agreed upon time.
This fund was established in memory of Hannah Heltsley. Hannah was a talented young woman who struggled with Borderline Personality Disorder and addiction, and was never able to complete her education. This scholarship was established by her loved ones for the purpose of providing scholarships/grants for Shoreline students who struggle with mental illness and/or addiction.
High School Academic Scholarship
The High School Academic Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors in Washington state who are enrolling at SCC for the upcoming school year and have demonstrated strong academic performance, leadership qualities and involvement in school and community activities.
Hugh S. Cannon Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by the generosity of the Hugh S. Cannon Foundation to support current SCC students with financial need who will be continuing their studies at Shoreline during the upcoming school year and demonstrate good academic performance.
Ina Knutsen Scholarship
Ina Knutsen was the first female member of the Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees. Ina wanted to continue her strong commitment to education and established the Ina Knutsen Scholarship fund. Applicant must be a single parent with a child/children under age 18 living at home. Preference is given to single fathers.
JD Humphreys Memorial Clean Energy Scholarship
JD Humphreys was a 31-year-old student in the Shoreline Community College Clean Energy Program who was tragically killed in October 2013. This scholarship was established by his classmates and instructor to remember
JD by supporting other students enrolled in the Clean Energy Program.
Joan Heeter became a nurse after she attended Olympic College in her 50s. Her husband established this fund in memory of his wife after her passing. This scholarship is for nursing students and will be awarded based on need and with preference given to midlife women returning to school.
Joseph W. Sullivan Nursing Scholarship
The Joseph W. Sullivan Nursing Scholarship was established by his widow in December 2013 to honor her
late husband's memory and his request to provide assistance to nursing students who have financial need and are of Filipino descent.
Joseph Wood Rogers Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics
Joe Rogers was an associate faculty at Shoreline Community College. He received his PhD in electrical engineering, but his true passion was mathematics. This scholarship is given to assist promising students to continue their studies in "pure" mathematics. The award is to be used for tuition at an accredited four-year college or university.
This nursing scholarship was established in honor of Keith Kirkpatrick, who believed in the quality of education. This scholarship will assist currently graduating SCC Nursing Students or recent nursing program alumnus who are continuing their degree at four-year College or University.
Linda Breiwick MLT Program Scholarship
The scholarship is available to Shoreline Community College Medical Laboratory Technology students who will be continuing their education at Shoreline during the upcoming school year.
Margaret Mallett Nursing Scholarship
Margaret Mallett was born in 1912 in North Dakota. She came to the Northwest in 1923 and graduated from Ballard High School in 1930 and from the Seattle General Hospital School of Nursing in 1933. Margaret passed away in Seattle in 1989. This fund was established in memory of Margaret by her son. This nursing scholarship will be awarded based on need, merit and community involvement.
Margaret Svec Scholarship
Margaret E. Svec was a member of the English faculty at Shoreline Community College from 1964, when the college opened, until 1978. She won awards for her poetry and her work was published in magazines and journals. After her retirement, Margaret actively supported the Women's Center as a presenter, mentor, advocate,
advisory committee member and donor. Margaret died at the age of 99 in September 2012. Her scholarship supports two women - one pursuing a transfer degree and the other pursuing a professional-technical degree.
Mark Galloway Automotive Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Mark Galloway who was a Monroe High School and Sno-Isle Auto Technician Training Program graduate and was in the GM-ASEP program at Shoreline Community College. Preference is given to a graduate, or soon to be graduate, of the Sno-Isle Auto Technician Training Program.
Martin Olsen Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2014 following the passing of Shoreline Community College’s much-loved counselor, Martin Olsen. Marty began his professional career at Shoreline as a Veterans’ Advisor after serving in the U.S. Army himself. He enjoyed having the opportunity to work with students on their educational and personal goals, and took pleasure in witnessing their growth. This scholarship will provide aid to Shoreline Community College students with financial need. Preference will be given to students who are U.S. Veterans.
Peggy O'Coyne Memorial Music Scholarship
The Peggy O'Coyne Memorial Scholarship, named in memory of a beloved Music Department secretary, was established to assist students who wish to pursue degrees and/or careers in music. Selected applicants will be asked to perform a live audition piece and be required to perform in at least one major ensemble each quarter during the upcoming school year.
Professor Emeritus Dr. Bill Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Johnson was a professor of mathematics at Shoreline Community College for 25 years. He had a strong commitment to student success and was always willing and available to help students in the sometimes perplexing world of mathematics. Award is for a student who has a strong emphasis of study in mathematics or science.
Rick Kaminski Memorial Athletic Scholarship
Rick Kaminski was an SCC Alumni who was SCC's Student Body President during 1973-1974. Rick was known to many as the Seattle Mariners' beloved "Peanut Man." This scholarship was established in memory of Rick and his support of Seattle sports teams and offers financial support to SCC student athletes who show strong leadership traits.
SCC Full-Time Continuing Student Scholarship
The Shoreline Community College Foundation will offer scholarships to SCC students who will be continuing their education at Shoreline during the upcoming school year on a full-time basis. These scholarships are available for students who demonstrate good academic performance and involvement in school and/or community activities.
SCC Part-Time Continuing Student Scholarship
The Shoreline Community College Foundation will offer scholarships to SCC students who will be continuing their education at Shoreline during the upcoming school year. These scholarships are available for part time students who demonstrate good academic performance while working 25-40 hours a week.
SCC Student Veteran Merit Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor U.S. military veterans or current military members who are ongoing Shoreline Community College students and display exemplary academic performance.
Shawn Henrichsen Memorial Dental Hygiene Scholarship
The Shawn Henrichsen Memorial Dental Hygiene Scholarship was established by his parents Phyllis and Leo Henrichsen in July 2012 in memory of their son. Shawn was a 1996 graduate of Shoreline Community College Dental Hygiene Program. This fund was created to provide assistance to students enrolled in the SCC Dental Hygiene Program who have financial need.
Shoreline - Lake Forest Park High School Scholarship
High school seniors who are graduating this school year and plan to attend SCC in the upcoming school year are encouraged to apply. Applicants must live in the city of Shoreline or Lake Forest Park. Awards will go to students who demonstrate positive academic achievement during their last three semesters and/or quarters.
Sonia O Kemp Nursing Scholarship
Established from the Sonia O. Kemp Charitable Trust fund in 2009, this nursing scholarship will be awarded to Shoreline Community College Nursing Students who display financial need.
The Sparrow Scholarship for Music Tech Students - In Memory of Ted Luttrell
Family and friends of Ted Luttrell, who was a student at SCC until his death from an aneurysm at age 20; established this scholarship. Ted was a gifted bassist and lyricist who had a passion for music and hoped to complete the audio recording program at SCC despite his scholastic and medical challenges. This scholarship is intended to support students who share Ted's gift and passion for music and also face challenges that make attaining their dream more difficult than the norm.
* Study Abroad Scholarship - Early Deadline: March 9, 2015
For those students participating in a Shoreline Summer Institute program this scholarship may provide some financial assistant towards these exciting overseas programs of study.
Swisher/Matesky Piano Scholarship
This scholarship assists students who wish to pursue degrees and/or careers in music with an emphasis on piano. Through the generosity of donors, the SCC Foundation is making these scholarships available to students who plan to study at SCC during the coming school year.
This fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarships and grants to SCC students in the Digital Audio Engineering Program. It was created as a collaboration of SCC alumnus who work at SYMETRIX Inc and the CEO and founder of the Seattle based company who wanted to give back to Shoreline.
Tammi O'Brien Shanks Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Tammi O'Brien Shanks graduated from SCC's Nursing Program in 1996 and worked at Northwest Hospital as a surgical nurse for 12 years. In 2001 she was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The hardest thing she ever had to do was to give up her nursing career due to her disability. She was patiently awaiting a lung transplant at the time of her death. This scholarship established in memory of Tammi by her family and friends, will assist students in the Nursing Program at SCC. Preference is given to an applicant with minor children living at home.
Troy Wolff Memorial Humanities Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2013 following the passing of Shoreline Community College's beloved and respected co-worker, Troy Wolff. Troy was a member of the English faculty at Shoreline for 17 years and was chair of the English Department at the time of his tragic death. In addition to teaching composition and literature, Troy was a published author. He also taught in the college's study abroad programs taking students to Costa Rica, Spain, Greece and Turkey. Troy was committed to his students. This scholarship is for students who focus on Humanities in their studies.
VIVA Hispanic Foundation NW Scholarship
The VIVA Hispanic Foundation NW is committed to giving Latino youth and families life long learning experiences through a series of initiatives and programs that enables them to become successful and contributing citizens of our community. These scholarships are awarded to students who are of Hispanic descent and attend SCC.
Vivian Wellman Batty Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Vivian Wellman Batty graduated from Edison Nursing School in the early 1960s. She entered nursing school while she was in her early '40s and her graduation fulfilled a life-long dream to become a nurse and a service to others. Most of her nursing career was spent at the VA Hospital on Beacon Hill and it is there that she served many of the veterans from the Vietnam War. This scholarship is available to Shoreline Community College Nursing student who will be continuing their education at Shoreline during the upcoming school year.
The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage students who have demonstrated outstanding potential to succeed. The student should believe that the opportunity offered by a Shoreline Community College education would be an integral part of reaching educational goals.
This scholarship provides financial assistance in a time of need to SCC International Students who are at the end of completing their degree or program of study and have run into an unexpected financial situation which might otherwise prevent them from finishing at SCC.
Carli Edwards Memorial Scholarship
The Carli Edwards Memorial Scholarship assists Criminal Justice majors at Shoreline Community College who are survivors of domestic abuse. Financial assistance is provided toward the purchase of textbooks. Scholarship is offered fall, winter and spring quarters.
Corvette Marque Club of Seattle Automotive Technician Scholarship
Established by the Corvette Marque Club of Seattle, this scholarship is for students who are in the SCC GM ASEP program. Check with the Automotive Department for application, criteria and procedures.
Eva Hagemeyer Memorial Philosophy Scholarship
Established to provide assistance to SCC students with the purchase of textbooks related to Philosophy courses they are taking at Shoreline.
General Application for Assistance
For continuing SCC students who are experiencing temporary financial stress during the quarter, the Foundation may be able to assist you. Small emergency scholarships, grants and loans may be available for eligible students in financial need who show a true commitment to their career goals and meet certain criteria. Funding is very limited. Please check with the Foundation office for more information prior to completing the application.
Joseph Jex Martin Music Tech Scholarship
Joseph Jex Martin was pursuing a music tech degree from SCC when he unexpectedly passed away at the age of 24. This scholarship is intended to provide SCC music tech students with financial assistance in a time of need.
Joseph Schultz Memorial Automotive Scholarship
This fund was established in memory of the son of former Automotive Director - Don Schultz and his wife, Mary. This scholarship is for students enrolled in SCC's automotive program who have financial need.
Ken LaFountaine First Nations Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to provide First Nations Students (students indigenous to the Americas and associated territories) with financial assistance in a time of need to prevent disruption of their studies at Shoreline Community College.
Linda taught thousands of students over the course of 24 years at Shoreline and put a tremendous amount of effort into SCC's nursing program prior to her passing in 2014. This scholarship provides aid to Shoreline nursing students who are in need of assistance for non-tuition related essential nursing program needs. Check with the Foundation office for additional information.
Michael Mitchell Voice Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to provide SCC classic vocal music students with financial assistance in a time of need.
Michael Thompson Fund for Students with Disabilities
This fund provides financial assistance in a time of need to students with disabilities that might otherwise prevent disruption of their continued studies at Shoreline Community College.
Nell F. Brown Emergency Scholarship
This fund provides emergency assistance for SCC Nursing students who are in dire need of financial assistance. Please check with the Foundation office for more information.
Norton Family Automotive Scholarship
Check with the Automotive Department regarding criteria and procedures.
Toreson Business Technology Emergency Assistance Fund
This fund, in memory of longtime SCC Business Technology Professor, Karen Toreson; provides emergency assistance with textbook purchases available through the SCC Bookstore for students majoring in Business Technology. Please check with the Foundation office for more information.
Veterans' Emergency Assistance Fund
This fund provides financial assistance in a time of need to SCC Veteran Students which might otherwise prevent disruption of their continued studies at Shoreline Community College.
SCC Piano Scholarship
Quarterly renewable scholarships for fall, winter and spring; awarded to deserving students for private study of classical piano. Please check with the piano faculty for application, criteria and procedures.
The following organizations have provided information to our office regarding scholarship opportunities. The SCC Foundation does not endorse any of these scholarships, nor are we involved in the selection of recipients. We make this information available as an added service for students' scholarship search. For information on these scholarships, please contact the organization offering the scholarship. We wish you success in your scholarship search.