Every effort is made to keep this list up to date. However, specific details and deadlines should be verified when application forms are picked up in the Financial Aid Department or at the web site listed. (Robert Smith Building (RSB), room 53, 206- 934-5317)


Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants

The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution.
To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay.

June 14, 2015

Email: Abbott and Fenner

AES Engineers

A scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

October 7, 2015

Email: AES Engineers

All-Washington/All-USA Academic Team

The scholarship will recognize community college students who have excelled academically, demonstrated community service involvement, and leadership qualities.  Two South students will be awarded by the Governor and receive potential Washington State university tuition discounts.  Basic criteria: 3.5 cumulative GPA and completed 45 credits by December 2014.

November 10, 2014

Phone: (206) 934-6750

Email: Monica Lundberg, PTK Advisor

American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

The requirements to apply for the scholarship are:

  • Have or maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Be a high school senior eligible to graduate the same year as the scholarship application date
  • Be currently accepted to an accredited, post-secondary college, with a major in either culinary or pastry arts, or be an ACF registered apprentice
  • Have a career goal of becoming a chef or pastry chef

March 31, 2015

Phone: (800) 624-9458

Fax: (904) 825-4758

Email: American Culinary Federation

The American Institute of Wine & Food The Pacific NW Chapter will award four $2,000 scholarships annually.  The student must be a Washington State resident for at least two years and currently enrolled in an WA State accredited Culinary or Winemaking Arts Program with a GPA of at least 3.0. Varies

Phone: (425) 427-8608

E-Mail: Brian Stenmetz, AIWF Pacific Northwest Chapter Chair

AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship

The AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship program provides financial assistance to liberal arts and non-business degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and the CPA licensure. These awards are intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers. 

August 1, 2014

Email: AICPA

American Welding Society Established to provide a method to honor significant individuals for their contributions to welding and related industries, and to continue legacies of welding pioneers. February 15, 2015 Email: AICPA

AmeriCorps Scholarship and Grants

For students who are service oriented, committed and ready for a challenge. Must be at least 17 years old and in exchange for 11 months service, student will get a living allowance, health insurance, training and an educational award.


Phone: (202) 606-5000

Email: National and Community Service


Applicants must be Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity, and currently enrolled as a student at South Seattle Community College.

Award Amounts: $2,500

October 15, 2014

Email: Chanda Ishisaka

Assistance League of Seattle

Scholarships are available to Washington residents living in King County seeking transfer degrees who may not qualify for other aid. 


Email: Assistance of League

Boren Scholarship Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. February 4, 2015

Phone: (800) 618-6737

Email: Boren Scholarship

CARiD Scholarship Program CARiD is giving away $1,000 to offset your educational expenses for college.  Create a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry. April 30, 2015 Email: CARiD

The Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholarship

Coca-Cola annually awards 200 stipends across four tiers of recipients in varying amounts. 

October 31, 2014

Phone: (601) 987-5741

Email: Coca-Cola Academic Team Program

College Success Foundation Leadership 1000

The Leadership 1000 Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by individuals, foundations or businesses to provide college scholarships to students who will be attending an eligible four-year college or university in Washington state.

A Leadership 1000 Scholarship can be customized around a general set of requirements requested by the donor.

Award Amounts: $2,500 to $5,000.

March 31, 2014

Phone: (425) 416-2000

Email: College Success Foundation Scholarship is offering an opportunity to be considered for this scholarship to students in the United States who write an essay about: What is your credit score, and why is it important for your future success. February 28, 2015 E-Mail: Credit Repair
Digicert Scholarship presents a $1,000 college scholarship for a video regarding Unsecure WiFi January 1, 2015

Phone: (800) 896-7973



TheDream.US is a national scholarship fund for DREAMers. It provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status) approval and who, without financial aid, cannot afford a college education that will enable them to participate in the American workforce.

October 26, 2014

Contact: The Dream.US

Phone: (507) 931-1682 Scholarship

Create a video entry about the topic (How Would You Solve the U.S. Skilled Labor Crisis?) on the web site and write a 500-word essay explaining your argument.  Submit both through the web site and link your video entry to the Facebook or Twitter page.

December 15, 2014

Contact: Emergency Lights Co.

Phone: (800) 480-0707
The Excel Builders Scholarship The scholarship is available to college students and high school students entering college.  Applicants are required to write an essay and personal statement. December 30, 2014 Phone: (302) 841-5752
Florence Marie Bauer Scholarship The candidate must be a mature woman over 40 years old, with no dependent children.  She must be a resident of Seattle/King County and attending a Washington state accredited college.  Our awards go to women who for whatever reason must train to support themselves.  Our goal is to assist women who are striving to achieve financial independence through education and training. April 30, 2015

Phone: (206) 789-1840

Email: Helen Winkler, Scholarship Chair

Foundation Scholarships of South Seattle Community College

A variety of scholarships are offered through SSCC Foundation & Development Office.


Phone: (206) 934-5809

Email: SSCC Foundation

Gates Millennium United College Fund

For minorities with a 3.3 GPA, or better, who have demonstrated leadership ability through participation in community service, extracurricular activities or other activities.

January 14, 2015

Phone: (877) 690-4677

Ida L. Mary and Ervin R. NePage Foundation Scholarships

The Ida L. Mary and Ervin R. NePage Foundation grants scholarships to worthy students attending Seattle Community Colleges who are enrolled in Nursing, Library Science, or Social Sciences (including Early Childhood Education).

Applicants must be enrolled full-time (except for Nursing & ECE) and must have completed at least one quarter in the above listed field of study at a Seattle Community College in order to apply for the scholarship. The amounts of the scholarship awards will vary. A student granted a scholarship may also apply the following year.


Phone: (206) 934-6707

Email: Amaroney Thach

Internet of Things Scholarship An essay is required.  Thinking of where do you see the Internet of things in the future, answer the following question: How does the Internet of Things affect your future?  November 1, 2014  

Internet Security Scholarship

An essay is required.  Thinking of the rapid rate of change in internet security, you will have to answer the following question: Where do you see Internet security in five years?

November 1, 2014


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is a new undergraduate scholarship program available to high-performing high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.

Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies.

March 20, 2014

Phone: (855) 509-5253

Email: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

King County Dislocated Worker Program

For those who are collecting Unemployment Insurance or have exhausted Unemployment Insurance. This scholarship wants to help people re-enter the work force by providing training dollars for skill enhancement.

Two Weeks Prior to the Start of the Quarter

Phone: (206) 934-5304

Lexington Law Scholarship Award Lexington Law is offering this scholarship to students in the United States who write an essay about how they repaired or established their good credit. February 7, 2015

Phone: (855) 255-0139

E-Mail: Lexington Law Scholarship Award

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to college students in their pursuit of higher education. If you’ve battled a form of cancer yourself, or witnessed a loved one receiving treatment, we want to hear your story. December 1, 2014 for Spring AND March 31, 2015 for Fall E-Mail: David Hass, Director of Awareness Programs
The Mhelpdesk Video Scholarship Create a 60-second video commercial for Mhelpdesk. Your commercial should be directed at businesses who could use our software, and should be entertaining, funny or otherwise interesting.. December 15, 2014

Contact: Mhelpdesk

Phone: (888) 988-5068

Military College Scholarship presents a semiannual $1,250 college scholarship to a deserving military student. December 31, 2014

Phone: (866) 569-8272

E-Mail: Low VA Rates

National Community College Aerospace Scholarship Are you a community college student who dreams of having a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) career? Does it sound like fun to work on projects and share ideas with NASA engineers, educators, and scientists?  Visit the web site to find out how to apply. December 15, 2014

Phone: (281) 244-1496

Email: National Community College Aerospace Scholarship

National Garden Clubs Applicants must be planning a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture. March 1, 2015

Phone: (314) 776-7574

Email: National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Office of Diversity and Retention

The Textbook Lending Program (TLP) began in 2003 by the Office of Diversity & Retention. It is a FREE resource available at South Seattle Community College for currently enrolled students where they can check out one textbook per academic quarter. The TLP only uses an online application that must be fill it out at the Cultural Center on the day the book is being borrowed.


Phone: (206) 934-7969

Email: SSCC Cultural Center

Full details and application available in the Cultural Center, Jerry Brockey (JMB), Room 146

ONSIGHT Scholarship The ONSIGHT scholarship provides up to $2,000 of funding per quarter for a total of six quarters. The actual amount depends on student financial need. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.0, work towards a STEM degree, intend to transfer to a four-year institution, be a member in good standing of the Ready, Set, Transfer Academy, and be enrolled full time to receive funding. Because it is funded by the National Science Foundation, this scholarship is only open to US citizens and permanent residents.  November 14, 2014 Email: Jake Ashcraft

Opportunity Grant Scholarship

This state-funded scholarship assists students in Accounting, Auto Collision and Repair, Auto Technology, Aviation, Business Information Technology, Commercial Driver Training, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Computing Technology, Diesel and Heavy Equipment, Nursing, and Welding programs.  

Depending on need, Opportunity Grant Scholarship funds assist up to 45 credits in tuition and fees with $1000 towards texts, tools or supplies.


Phone: (206) 934-5200

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance Eligible students enrolled in participating aerospace programs are granted scholarships of a minimum of $1,000. Students must be pursuing a career in aerospace, and typically study such programs as Aviation Maintenance Technician, Aerospace Composite Technician, Aviation (Air Traffic Control, Aircraft Dispatch, Pilot), Electronics Technician and Computer Aided Drafting and Design.  Varies Email: PNNA

Pride Foundation Scholarship

Pride Foundation provides post-secondary educational scholarships to current and future lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and straight-ally leaders and role models from Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Washington. To assist students with the application process, South and the Pride Foundation will offer a scholarship workshop on campus.

January 16, 2014

Phone: (206) 323-3318

Email: Pride Foundation

Rosenfield Injury Lawyers Single Mothers’ Scholarship To apply for a scholarship from RIL, write a 500+ word essay on the advantages of going back to school while caring for your children as a mother. How do you believe motherhood has helped prepare you for the challenges that you will face as a student? December 5, 2014

Contact: Lisa Bigelow

Phone: (847) 835-8895

Seattle Milk Fund Seattle Milk Fund provides Child Care Grants and accompanying education grants to families with one or more parent in school full time. Varies

Phone: (206) 526-7944

Email: Seattle Milk Fund

Washington Academic Team- Academic Excellence & Community Service Scholarship

Recognizes the academic achievements and community service contributions of student leaders.

Two South Seattle CC students will be awarded a scholarship, and potential tuition discounts at selected four year universities.

Criteria: Minimum GPA and credits hours described in application packet. Letters of recommendation and essay also required.

The On-line Application will be Available in late September

Email: Monica Lundberg

Washington State Nurses Association Undergraduate student applicants must be enrolled in an approved program leading to an associate or baccalaureate nursing degree, and must have completed at least 12 nursing credits (Credits from LPN programs do not apply towards the 12 completed credits). February 14, 2015 Phone: (206) 575-7979

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship helps low- and middle-income Washington State residents earn bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and health care.

May 20, 2013

Phone: (877) 899-5002

Email: WA Opportunity Scholarship

Washington Wine Industry Foundation

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation is pleased to offer
scholarships for qualifying students pursuing an
education in preparation for careers in grape and wine related industries.
These scholarships are made possible

through generous gifts from donors who care about the future of this important and growing industry.
June 1, 2014 Phone: (509) 782-1108
WFAA Ethnic Awareness Scholarship The scholarship is designed to make higher education more accessible to promising students of color. This is a one-year scholarship for a student of color attending a WFAA-member college or university. The scholarship amount is variable up to $1,500. September 15, 2014

Contact: Marcela Pattinson

Phone: (509) 335-7326

Wholesale Halloween Costumes $500 Scholarship Award

Use your creative abilities to earn scholarship money.  This is a pumpkin carving contest. Free hand designs, as well as Carving Kits & patterns, may be used for this contest. You're welcome to use your imaginations and artistic skill when designing your carved pumpkin. You may use props, accessories, and paint to create a scene or adorn your pumpkin, but the main aspect will be the carving itself.

November 5, 2014

E-Mail: Wholesale Halloween Costumes

YMCA Transitions Scholarship (for YMCA program participants in King County only)

To apply for the YMCA Transitions Scholarship you must be enrolled in the YMCA Transition Program. YMCA Transitions provides housing, independent living skills development, career development and educational supports to young adults who have been in foster care.

Participants are eligible to receive up to $4000 per year based on the participant’s financial need.

Give your YMCA Transitions Scholarship application to your Independent Living Specialist or the YMCA Education Coordinator.


Phone: (206) 749-7450

Email: Education and Training Voucher (ETV)