Scholarship awards are based on financial need, personal history, academic merit, achievement, and/or specific areas of study. The annual application process for student scholarships begins in February and ends in April. A maximum of three quarters of tuition (based on a 15-credit load) may be awarded and can be used as early as summer quarter of the same year. The opening date for each year’s scholarship round begins around February 15 and closes around April 15.
The South Seattle College Foundation and Seattle Colleges Foundation have partnered to create the new logging-in/creating-account portal for all scholarship opportunities. The annual scholarship program for both foundations will be offered only once per academic year.
Scholarship awards for South Seattle College students are made by the South Seattle College Foundation, based on donor specifications and preferences. Unrestricted SSCF scholarship funds are also available. In the Spring 2020 scholarship round, over $353,000 in scholarship money was awarded to 97 students. In the Spring 2021 scholarship round, over $387,000 in scholarship money was awarded to 119 students. In the Spring 2022 scholarship round, awards were made to 96 students for a total of $397,500. In the Spring 2023 scholarship round, awards were made to 96 students for 142 quarters of scholarship totaling $350,000.