The Seattle Central Foundation awarded over $500,000 in scholarships to students for the 2015-2016 academic year. The majority of our scholarships are awarded in the Spring for the following year; the Seattle Promise Scholarship is available on a quarterly basis.

Our general Scholarship Application for the 2017-18 Academic Year is now open! Click here to apply through Academic Works.

Application deadline is March 1, 2017. Scholarships will be awarded in Fall 2017.

Scholarship awards are based on academic merit, financial need, personal history, achievement, or for specific areas of study. With one application you automatically apply for the majority of our available scholarships. You may be prompted to submit additional information in order to qualify for specific scholarship opportunities.

As of January 3, 2017, we are no longer accepting applications for the Winter Quarter Seattle Promise scholarship.  

If you have questions about Seattle Central Foundation Scholarships, please email us at or call (206) 934-4482. Information on external scholarships is also available at the Career Services Center, Room BE 1102E, (206) 934-4383. Your advisors, counselors, or instructors may be able to suggest other resources as well.


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For detailed instructions on applying during the 2017-18 Academic Year, please see this FAQ document. FAQ – Foundation Scholarship

We invite you to attend scholarship workshops throughout the application period.


How do I apply for a scholarship?

Visit and create your general scholarship application profile – will reopen winter 2017.

Visit to apply for the Seattle Promise or for an Emergency Grant.

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

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.

The following information is required for many of our general scholarship applications. The information below is NOT required for Seattle Promise Scholarship applications.

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Who should I ask to write my recommendations?

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Why do I have to provide my financial information?

Please contact the Seattle Central Foundation with any questions at