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South’s Foundation Partners with Uber to Offer Driver-Partner Scholarships

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September 25, 2017

Partnership Includes uberPOOL Discounts and a Dedicated Rideshare Drop-off/Pickup Zone for All Students

The South Seattle College Foundation has teamed up with Uber to create a scholarship program for Uber driver-partners and their family members.  Those selected for the scholarship can have up to three quarters of tuition pre-paid at South!

Uber + South Seattle College Foundation Scholarship Program Details

Awards are made based on factors such as academic merit, financial need, program of study, and school and community involvement. Priority will go to those pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics fields. When you submit your application, be sure to click the box marked ‘Uber” so the Foundation knows you’re eligible for this special scholarship.

The application window is open from Monday, September 25 through Monday, October 30, so be sure to submit on time. 

Questions? Please contact South’s Foundation by calling 206-934-5809, stopping by their office in the RSB, Room 1, or by emailing ssccfoundation@seattlecolleges.edu.    

uberPOOL Discounts and Uber Pick Up/Drop Off Zone

In addition to the scholarship program, Uber is providing all students discounted rides via uberPOOL to provide alternative transportation to campus while reducing carbon emissions and promoting environmental sustainability.

The company also worked with South to set up a dedicated rideshare pickup/drop-off zone on campus for ease and predictability.   The  pickup/dropoff zone is located just north of the Northwest Wine Academy  (NWWA on the campus map)in our North Lot.

Learn more about uberPOOL discounts by visiting the Uber Blog.

Scholarship Update as of December 5, 2017
Congratulations to the nine South students who recently received awards through the Uber + South Seattle College Foundation Scholarship Program! Each winner will receive up to three quarters of pre-paid tuition (12 credits tuition per quarter) for themselves or a family member at South, for a total of 25 tuition-free quarters!

This partnership is part of Uber’s PNW Community Impact Initiative. Each year, Uber teams up with nonprofits, social enterprises and educational institutions across the region to support social, economic and environmental causes that align with one or more impact areas: mobility, opportunity, safety and efficiency. South Seattle College is one of 25 organizations that was selected to participate this year.