Perfecting Your Personal Statement (03.19.2014)
Making the Most of Your References (04.02.2014)
Frequently Asked Questions (04.17.2014)
The Seattle Central Foundation will award over $500,000 in scholarships to students during the 2013-2014 academic year. While the majority of these scholarships are awarded in the Spring for the following year, we have opportunities available on a quarterly basis. Please visit seattlecentral.academicworks.com to view open scholarships and begin an application. All application materials are submitted online only; no hard copies will be accepted.
The deadline for completed applications is May 1st.
Our new Seattle Promise scholarship is an ongoing quarterly opportunity. Find out if you qualify by taking the eligibility quiz in the Seattle Promise Application Guide.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Help is also available at the Career Services Center, Room BE 1102E, (206) 934-4383. Your instructors may be able to suggest other resources.
How do I apply for a scholarship?
Visit seattlecentral.academicworks.com and create your scholarship application profile. You can save your scholarship application at any time and return to it before the due date.
Create a scholarship application profile with the email address on file with the college. This is the email that the college uses to send you updates and may or may not be the email that ends with seattlecentral.edu.
If you are a current student at Seattle Central and you are using the correct email address that the school has on file for you then the information in the ‘Student Record’ tab at the top of the application will have your school data.
- A copy of your Academic Transcript (unofficial)
- Your Class Schedule (for the current quarter)
- The name and email address for two people who will write you a letter of recommendation. Those people will receive an email request from the system asking them to submit an online recommendation.
- A one-page personal statement.
Optional attachments (highly recommended):
- FAFSA statement (via your financial aid portal, this is required for Seattle Promise applicants)
Who should I ask to write my recommendations?
You will need two recommendations, and at least one from someone who knows you academically, such as an instructor, advisor or counselor. The second recommendation may be from a non-academic source such as an employer, community leader or volunteer colleague, etc. We suggest giving your recommenders a copy of your personal statement or resume to assist them as they discuss your qualifications.
If you don’t have someone who knows you academically, you may submit two letters from a non-academic, non-family source. No recommendations from family members are accepted.
What should the recommendation letter cover?
It should explain in depth how the person knows you and why they feel the Foundation should invest in you as a valuable candidate for a scholarship. If the letter is from one of your academic references, the faculty member can address your academic or career goals and comment on any personal or academic achievements you have attained.
What should I put in my personal statement?
Organize your statement so that readers can clearly understand who you are, your academic and career goals, and why you deserve to receive a scholarship. Share aspects of your background that will help the committee understand your obstacles, successes and the lessons you’ve learned from them. The ideal length is one single-spaced page.
How do I know my student status?
You must identify yourself in one student status when submitting your application.
- Are you going to graduate from high school this spring and start Seattle Central immediately in Fall 2014? You’re in the High School Student Status.
- Have you had some college credits at Seattle Central or elsewhere or an extended break since graduating from high school or college? You are in the Incoming / Continuing College Status.
- Have you been attending Seattle Central during the 2013-2014 year and plan to attend a different four-year institution in 2014-2015? You are in the Transfer Student status.
Why do I have to provide my financial information?
You don’t have to reveal any financial information if you choose not to. However, many Foundation scholarships consider financial need when selecting recipients and require that you have applied for financial aid through FAFSA. Including your financial information makes it possible to be considered for more scholarships.
All the information in your application is confidential.