Student Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships

HCC Foundation scholarships are curently being awarded for the 2014-15 academic year. Scholarships are open to all full-time students; including international, undocumented and Running Start students. Apply now!

The scholarship application is only available online in pdf format. The completed scholarship application packet must include an application form, supplemental letter and transcripts.

Scholarship 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 Community College Foundation office is no later than April 3, 2014, 4:00 PM.

Next Step Scholarship Application

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.

Award Application Instructions

Award Application


Please note that only one application is needed to apply for any and all scholarships. Last year the Foundation awarded over $100,000 in scholarships. Other scholarship opportunities are available on the Financial Aid Website.

Questions? Please call the Foundation Office at 206.870.3774.

Exceptional Faculty Grant

Exceptional Faculty Award & Highline Community College Foundation Grant

The Foundation at Highline Community 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