Student Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships

The Highline Foundation 2017-18 school year scholarship application is now open. Scholarship application deadline is May 7, 2017.

After clicking the link below, you can view all available scholarships by clicking "Scholarships" in the left column. In order to apply for scholarships, you must first register by providing your name, email address and a password.

Please have the following available when you apply: unofficial transcripts, student identification number and financial aid information (for need-based scholarships). You should also be prepared to write an essay, which will vary in length depending upon the scholarship.

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Other scholarship opportunities are available on the Financial Aid Website.

Questions? Please call the Foundation Office at 206.870.3774.

Scholarships are available to Highline College full-time students including incoming, current, transfer, international, and undocumented students.

Running Start students are only eligible for scholarships for credits taken summer quarter or credits taken in excess of 15 credits (Shirley B. Gordon Academic Excellence Award and Sugar Tiger Scholarship excluded).

Only one online application is needed to apply for any and all scholarships. Awards range from $500 to $2,000. Last year the Foundation awarded over $200,000 in scholarships.

The Shirley B. Gordon Academic Excellence award is now included in the scholarship online application process. This $4000 award is for students graduating Spring 2017 from Highline College, transferring to a university in the Fall 2017.

If awarded a Highline College Foundation Scholarship, it will impact your FAFSA award amount. Therefore receiving Pell grant, State Need Grant, WAFSA or like scholarship, may make you ineligible for the Highline Foundation scholarship. If you are unsure whether you have/will receive one of these, we encourage you to complete the Highline College Foundation application and advise us later if you receive such a scholarship. Most Foundation Scholarships are intended to fund tuition and fees only, and will not cover personal expenses. Any balance remaining after tuition and fees are paid will be returned to the Foundation.


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