Free money? Yes, please. Scholarships are a well-known form of gift aid that doesn’t require repayment. We consider a variety of factors when awarding them, including academic achievement, talent, leadership, geographical location, field of study, or financial need. WSCC students can benefit from multiple sources of scholarships, including institutional scholarships as well as WSCC Foundation scholarships. Be sure to pay attention to scholarship requirements and deadlines.

WSCC Scholarship Program: For High School Seniors

The WSCC High School Senior scholarship descriptions are below. For consideration, please apply to Washington State, have a completed FAFSA on file, and a scholarship application turned in no later than March 15, 2018.

Washington Scholars Award

Washington Scholars Award is a competitive scholarship in the amount of full-tuition (up to $4,200 per academic year), renewable for two years for a total of $8,400. The recipients will be selected from students who meet the criteria for the Presidential Scholarship. In addition to the requirements of the Presidential Scholarship, all students wishing to be considered for the Washington Scholars Award must submit a letter of recommendation from a non-family member.

If selected, the recipient must provide 40 hours of service to the college per semester and will be eligible for a $500 Honors Program text book award if accepted into the Honors Program. The scholarship will be renewable.

Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for half-tuition (up to $2,000 per academic year), renewable for two years for a total of $4,000. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 or a minimum of a 23 composite score on the ACT. Candidates must also test college-ready. Recipients will also be eligible for the $500 Honors Program text book award if accepted into the Honors Program.

For consideration, students must submit the following by March 15, 2018:

  • Admission application
  • Scholarship application
  • 2018-19 FAFSA
  • Official high school transcripts showing grades through the Junior year
Dean's Scholarship

The Dean's Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for $1,000 per academic year, renewable for two years for a total of $2,000. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or a minimum of a 20 composite score on the ACT. Candidates must also test college-ready. Recipients will be eligible for the $500 Honors Program text book award if accepted into the Honors Program.

For consideration, students must submit the following by March 15, 2018:

  • Admission application
  • Scholarship application
  • 2018-19 FAFSA
  • Official high school transcripts showing grades through the Junior year
Tech Prep Scholarship

The Tech Prep Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for $500-$2000 per academic year. This scholarship is non-renewable and open to Ohio residents only.

For consideration, students must submit the following by March 15, 2018:

  • Admission application
  • Scholarship application
  • 2018-19 FAFSA
  • Official high school transcripts showing grades through the Junior year

WSCC Scholarship Program: For HS Graduates/Current Students

The WSCC HS Graduate/Current Student scholarship descriptions are below. For consideration, please apply to Washington State, have a completed FAFSA on file, as well as a scholarship application.

Spring Start Scholarship

The Spring Start Scholarship is available to new students starting their school year at Washington State Community College during the Spring 2018 semester. This includes new students and any student continuing their education after not attending during the Fall 2017 term. Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. The amount of the scholarship is up to $1,000 and is for one semester only.

For consideration, students must submit the following by December 15, 2017:

Continuing Student Award

Continuing Student Award is a competitive scholarship for up to $1,000 to be split over Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. To be eligible, students must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at WSCC by the end of Spring 2018 semester. Award amounts are based on a sliding scale that recognizes both academic merit and financial need. This scholarship is non-renewable. Students must be enrolled at WSCC, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, be in good standing with Satisfactory Academic Progress, and be registered for 6 or more credit hours per semester.

For consideration, students must submit the following by June 1, 2018:

Spring Achievement Award

The Spring Achievement Award is a competitive scholarship for up to $1,000 to be used in the Spring 2018 semester. To be eligible, students must have been enrolled at WSCC in Fall 2017, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, be in good standing with Satisfactory Academic Progress, be degree seeking, and be registered for 6 or more credit hours during Spring 2018 semester. Award amounts are based on a sliding scale that recognizes both academic merit and financial need. This scholarship is non-renewable and cannot be combined with other institutional scholarships (Washington Scholars, Presidential, Deans, Continuing Student Award, etc.). This does not include Foundation Scholarships.

For consideration, students must submit the following by December 15, 2017:

WSCC Foundation Scholarships

The WSCC Foundation, through the generosity of donors, awards scholarships to students who are pursuing certificates or degrees at Washington State.

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Other Scholarships

Additional scholarship opportunities, like the ones below, may also be available from your local community. Be sure to check with your employer, church, and local civic organizations for more information.

McCann Scholarship

J. Bryan and Norma R. McCann Charitable and Educational Trust is a scholarship available to graduating Seniors and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year College students who are graduates of Fort Frye High School or any public or private high school in Washington County, Ohio.

For consideration, students must submit the following by April 25, 2018:

  • J. Bryan and Norma R. McCann Charitable and Educational Trust Application
  • 2017-18 FAFSA
  • Complete transcript of all college grades
  • Complete transcript of high school grades and ACT or SAT scores

New applicants must also provide:

  • At least two Letters of Recommendation
  • Evidence of acceptance to school