Scholarships

Current students will find a number of scholarship opportunities available throughout their time at Seattle Central.

International Education programs Division Scholarships

The International Education Programs Division offers several different scholarship opportunities for currently enrolled international students:

College Bridge Graduation Scholarship

Each quarter, the Seattle Central Institute of English awards scholarships to students who are graduating from the Seattle Central Institute of English and continuing in a college program at our college. Up to 3 scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded. 

Eligibility:
- Current F-1 or M-1 visa students
- Expected completion of College Bridge 6 and Advanced Academic Writing in the current quarter (students currently enrolled in one of these classes who have already completed the other are eligible). Students in College Bridge 5 and/or Intermediate Academic Writing who expect to skip may apply, in consultation with instructors.

Application form:
Please find our College Bridge Graduation Scholarship application form here. Print out any relevant documents and complete all required forms. Then return the completed forms to our office with your supporting documents.

Deadlines:
Applications must be submitted to the International Education Programs (IEP) Office by 4:00 PM on the following dates:

Fall: October 31st   
Winter: February 14th  
Spring: May 15th 
Summer: July 17th

If the established deadline falls on an official holiday or on a weekend, the deadline will change to the next business day.

Applicants will be notified of results during the Seattle Central Institute of English graduation ceremony. Eligibility for a scholarship does not guarantee an award. Scholarship decisions are made based on the merits of the applicant pool.

Frequently asked questions:
To review our frequently asked questions for current student scholarships, please click here.

 

Merit Scholarship

Each quarter, our division awards scholarships to high achieving college-level students currently enrolled at Seattle Central. The scholarships are based solely on merit; consideration is not given to financial need. Award amounts range from $750 – $2,000.

Eligibility:       
- Current F-1 or M-1 visa students
- Completion of 45 or more Seattle Central college-level credits by the start of the award quarter
- Minimum overall GPA of 3.6 or higher

Application form:
Please find our Merit Scholarship application form here. Print out any relevant documents and complete all required forms. Then return the completed forms to our office with your supporting documents.

Deadlines:
Applications must be submitted to the International Education Programs (IEP) Office by 4:00 PM on the following dates:

Fall: July 15th            
Winter: October 30th   
Spring: January 30th  
Summer: April 15th

If the established deadline falls on an official holiday or on a weekend, the deadline will change to the next business day.

Applicants will be notified of results by email 15 business days from the application deadline. Eligibility for a scholarship does not guarantee an award. Scholarship decisions are made based on the merits of the applicant pool. 

Frequently asked questions:
To review our frequently asked questions for current student scholarships, please click here.

 

Global Diversity with Excellence: Transfer and Johns Hopkins University scholarships

Building on existing global initiatives, Seattle Central Community College and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School now offer the following scholarship opportunities to encourage greater student diversity on their campuses.

Global Diversity with Excellence - Transfer Scholarship

Seattle Central's International Education Programs Division offers the Global Diversity with Excellence Transfer Scholarship to its current international students. The Transfer Scholarship covers tuition up to 15 credits for the last quarter of the two year Associate's Degree (for 2012-2013, this is approximately $3,200 in tuition waiver/scholarship if the recipient is enrolled full time).

Eligibility:
- Current F-1 or M-1 visa students from Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, Ghana, France, India, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Peru, Russia, Rwanda, Sweden, Tanzania, and Turkey
- Completion of 60 college-level credits
- Minimum overall GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Applicants must begin taking college-level courses by Fall quarter 2014 at the latest in order to be eligible for this scholarship

Application form:
Please find our Global Diversity with Excellence Scholarship application form here. Print it out and complete all required fields. Then return the completed form to our office.

Deadlines:
Submit the Global Diversity with Excellence Scholarship application form to the International Education Programs (IEP) office by 4:00PM on the 10th day of the quarter after the 60 college credits (with a 3.5 or higher college level cumulative GPA) have been earned.

Students must begin taking college-level courses at the latest by Fall 2014 in order to be eligible for this scholarship/waiver. For this initial pilot program, scholarships at Seattle Central Community College will not be distributed after Spring Quarter 2016, unless a new Scholarship program is announced.

Award notifications:
Applicants will be notified of results by email within 10 business days from the application deadline. Recipients will receive directions on how the scholarship will be applied to their final quarter of tuition. It is very important that students follow the instructions provided, and not pay after registering for the final quarter of classes. In the event that a recipient already has a scholarship that applies to the last quarter of tuition, scholarships will never exceed the full cost of tuition (there are no “cash” payouts).


Global Diversity with Excellence - Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School (JHCBS) Scholarship

A student who receives the Global Diversity with Excellence Transfer Scholarship from Seattle Central Community College and then enrolls at Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School (JHCBS) will be offered a $2,500 per year scholarship at JHCBS if he/she maintains eligibility (3.5 cumulative GPA). The scholarship is for a maximum of 2 years at JHCBS, or $5,000 total.

A student who receives the Global Diversity with Excellence Transfer Scholarship from Seattle Central and maintains the required 3.5 GPA upon completion of the Associate of Arts degree ( 90 quarter hours) will be guaranteed the scholarship during the first year at JHCBS; maintaining the required 3.5 GPA during the first year at JHCBS will ensure continuation of the scholarship for the last year.

Students must begin studies at Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School at the latest by Fall 2016 to be eligible for this scholarship. Students will receive further information from the Admissions office at Johns Hopkins University regarding applying this scholarship to their Johns Hopkins University tuition.

 

 

 

Seattle Central Foundation Scholarships

Each year, the Seattle Central Foundation offers a wide range of scholarships to Seattle Central students. Although availability of some scholarships is restricted to resident students, many are open to both resident and international students. Applications usually become available during Winter Quarter. Award decisions are made in Spring.  

Additional information on the Foundation scholarships is available on the college website.