Shoreline Scholars 

This scholarship program is for residents of Shoreline or Lake Forest Park and those who attend public, private or home schools in Shoreline.

Shoreline Community College is investing in the community by providing opportunities for local students who meet two main criteria:

  1. They have invested in themselves through the commitment required for academic achievement
  2. They have demonstrated financial need

This scholarship is available through the college for up to 50 students. Shoreline Scholars may receive a full or partial tuition scholarship in any field of study offered at Shoreline Community College, including university transfer or professional/technical programs. The scholarship does not cover costs beyond tuition (such as books, fees and other miscellaneous expenses), but students may qualify for other financial aid programs. Recipients must maintain a 2.75 GPA, take at least 12 credits per quarter, and complete 8 hours of community service in their first year.

College Bound and current Running Start students are strongly encouraged to apply for the Shoreline Scholars program.


  • Full or partial scholarship for up to two years in any field of study
  • Shoreline Scholars Fall Welcome Reception
  • Additional support from dedicated Shoreline Scholars advisor and success coach
  • Invitation to join Shoreline Scholars Club


Action Date
Applications for Fall 2017
will begin being accepted
in person during normal
business hours
February 16, 2017
Priority application deadline May 16, 2017
Closing deadline; applications
will be accepted until all
scholarships are awarded
or until this closing deadline
September 6, 2017
Fall quarter begins September 20, 2017


Eligibility requirements

  • Complete Shoreline Scholars paper application form.
  • Submit an application to Shoreline Community College with the intent to enroll full-time (minimum 12 credits) for the fall quarter immediately following high school graduation; online application preferred but paper form also accepted.
  • Personal Statement: In 500 words or less, describe what attracted you to apply for this scholarship. Indicate any academic achievements or financial considerations that would make you a good recipient of this award.
  • Reside in Shoreline or Lake Forest Park OR reside outside this area and attend a public or private high school in Shoreline
  • Qualify for in-state tuition as a resident of Washington state or be HB1079 eligible
  • Be on track to earn a high school diploma in 2017
  • Unofficial high school transcript showing a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.0 or better (as of first semester grades of final year in high school)
  • If you attend home school, submit proof of registration status such as the “Declaration of Intent to Home School” form
  • Proof of qualifying placement results into English 101 and Math 098 based on one of the following methods. See website for minimum required scores.
  • Complete FAFSA (or WASFA if HB 1079 eligible) and include the Shoreline Community College school code of 003791
    • Eligible students with an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $7,000 or less on the FAFSA are likely to qualify for a full Shoreline Scholars scholarship. Partial scholarships are possible with a slightly higher EFC.


 Updated 1/17/2017

Scholarship Information