Student Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships

The Highline Foundation scholarship application is currently closed.

Scholarships are available to all full-time students including international, undocumented and Running Start students.

Only one online application is needed to apply for any and all scholarships. Awards range from $500 to $1,500. Last year the Foundation awarded over $100,000 in scholarships.

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Other scholarship opportunities are available on the Financial Aid Website.

Questions? Please call the Foundation Office at 206.870.3774.

Shirley B. Gordon Academic Achievement Award

The Shirley B. Gordon Award for Academic Excellence honors an outstanding Highline student graduating with an AA, AS or AAS degree. The intent of this award is to recognize a graduating student who has benefited from the community college experience and has achieved high academic excellence.

The deadline for applications to be submitted to the Highline College Foundation office is no later than May 13, 2016.

Award Application Instructions

Award Application


Next Step Scholarship

The University of Washington Tacoma Next Step Scholarship recognizes and rewards exceptional scholarly achievement at the community college level. The fund was specifically created to motivate top students at seven South Puget Sound community colleges to enroll at UW Tacoma.

The Scholarship value is $12,000 ($8,000 for Bachelor of Science in Nursing students). The deadline for applications to be submitted to the Highline College Foundation office is no later than April 8, 2016, 4:00 PM.

Next Step Scholarship Application


Student Emergency Support (SES)

HC Foundation provides Student Emergency Support (SES) to support student success, retention and completion. When funding is available, grants are provided to meet emergency needs up to $500 per academic year that would otherwise prevent students from continuing their education at Highline College. Please visit this website for process.

Student Emergency Support Policy

Exceptional Faculty Award & Highline College Foundation Grant

The Foundation at Highline College has established two opportunities for full and part-time faculty at Highline to apply for grants.

These are grants from the "Exceptional Faculty Award" Endowment, which is made up in part from matching funds from the State of Washington and a separate grants fund which the Foundation's Board of Directors has established.

Opening the pdf documents below can access the application and instructions.

Grant Instructions

Grant Application