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2011 Scholarship Banquet honoring scholarship recipients and those who donate to scholarships.

Green River Community College Foundation

(253) 288-3330
Foundation@greenriver.edu
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA  98092
Office Location: Administration Building, room AD-2

Green River Community College Foundation is now accepting applications for scholarships to be used in Winter and Spring Quarter 2015. Only students who did not apply for GRCC Foundation scholarships in Spring 2014 should submit this application.  

GRCC Foundation scholarships may only be used for tuition, fees, books and required supplies at Green River Community College. 

All application materials are due by Wednesday, October 15, 2014. 

Scholarship Information

In 2013-2014, 259 scholarships were offered to students at Green River Community College. GRCC Foundation Scholarships are divided into five categories:

  • Program Based
  • Merit Based
  • Need Based (some Need Based scholarships are reserved for single parents)
  • General Scholarships
  • Transfer Scholarships

At least 7 scholarships will be offered for Winter-Spring 2015:

  • 5 Need Based Scholarships
  • 2 Program Based Scholarships (1 Fine Arts and 1 Accounting)
  • Additional scholarships are available for veterans of the U.S. armed forces

Letter of Recommendation Form - click here

 

Application Instructions

  1. Create a profile at: thewashboard.org 
    TheWashBoard.org is a scholarship search engine that will direct you to many different scholarship opportunities. Detailed instructions and more information about completing your profile are available by clicking on "Resources" at the bottom of the page. 
    You must complete steps 2-5 to complete a scholarship application. The GRCC Foundation cannot view your WashBoard.org profile.
  2. Open the GRCC Foundation Winter-Spring Scholarships
    Shortcut: Search Scholarships for GRCC
  3. Click on "Apply," and complete all required parts of the application
  4. Attach your essay, letter(s) of recommendation, and transcripts**
  5. Submit your application by Wednesday, October 15, 2014

**If you are unable to complete the application online, printed applications are available in the Financial Aid Office or Download Scholarship Application. 

* If you are unable to complete the application online, printed applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.

** If you are unable to upload your letter(s) of recommendation or transcript(s), you may submit them to:
Financial Aid Office - LSC 231

Green River Community College 12401 SE 320th Street Auburn, WA 98092

Application Requirements

Required for Complete Application:

Complete Profile on theWashBoard.org

Complete all requirements for the GRCC Foundation Scholarship application on theWashBoard.org. You must complete a GRCC Foundation scholarship application; the GRCC Foundation cannot view your theWashBoard.org profile.
Essay response to Supplemental Questions
  • The Supplemental questions are attached to the Additional Requirements page of the application on theWashBoard.org or you can open them here.
Letter of Recommendation
  • Print the Letter of Recommendation Form from theWashBoard.org.
  • Submit at least one, but no more than three letters of recommendation with your application
  • Teachers, counselors, supervisors, and others who can speak to your academic record or career goals and financial need and past academic record should complete the form(s).
  • A spouse, parent, or other family member, or friend or classmate should not complete a recommendation form.
  • Allow plenty of time - give your reference at least two or three weeks to complete your letter.
Transcripts
  • Include a current Green River transcript, other college transcripts and/or high school transcripts
  • Unofficial transcripts or photocopies are okay
  • If you have been out of school for more than five years and are unable to obtain a transcript, please include an explanation in your application packet
  • Include an explanation if any special circumstances impacted your transcript, such as a severe illness that affected your grades.

Scholarship Process

Scholarship Process

GRCC Foundation scholarships may only be used for tuition, fees, books and required supplies at Green River Community College.

Steps to Apply

  • Create a profile at www.thewashboard.org*
    theWashBoard.org is a scholarship search engine that will direct you to many different scholarship opportunities. Detailed instructions and more information are available by clicking on "Resources" at the bottom of the page.  
  • You must complete steps 2-5 to complete a scholarship application. The GRCC Foundation cannot view your theWashBoard.org profile.
  • Open the GRCC Foundation Winter-Spring Scholarships
    Shortcut: Search Scholarships for GRCC  
  • Click on "Apply", and complete all required parts of the application.
  • Attach your essay, letter(s) of recommendation, and transcripts**
  • Submit your application by Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Scholarship Application (PDF)

* If you are unable to complete the application online, printed applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.

** If you are unable to upload your letters of recommendation or transcripts, you may submit them to:

Financial Aid Office - LC 231
Green River Community College
12401 SE 320th ST
Auburn, WA  98092 

How Scholarships Are Awarded

Each application is read and evaluated by at least three people.

After all the applications have been read, a committee meets to determine which student is the best fit for each scholarship, based on the scholarship criteria and the student's application.

All applicants are notified whether or not they are selected for a GRCC Foundation scholarship:

  • Notification is sent by mail - be sure to update your address with the GRCC Foundation if your address changes after submitting your application.
  • Notification letters are mailed in mid-November for most scholarships.
  • You will be asked to write a letter of thanks if you accept your scholarship.
  • You have 30 days to notify the Foundation whether or not you accept the scholarship. If you decide not to accept the scholarship, it will be awarded to another student.

After You Accept the Scholarship

A scholarship account will be set up for you by the Financial Aid Office.

  • Your scholarship will be divided over the quarters that you indicated on your scholarship application you would be attending.
  • GRCC Foundation scholarships may only be used for tuition, fees, books and required supplies at Green River Community College.

You should also expect to:

  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA, make satisfactory academic progress and follow the Green River Community College Rules of Student Conduct. Your scholarship may have a higher minimum GPA and require that you are enrolled in a specific Program of Study
  • Release to Green River Community College and Green River Community College Foundation the right to use your name, application materials and picture for publications, reports and press releases, in both print and electronic media.
  • The GRCC Foundation may ask you to share your story in a publication or by speaking at a Foundation event.
  • You may be invited to an individual lunch or meeting with your scholarship sponsor.

GRCC Foundation scholarships may only be used for tuition, fees, books and required supplies at Green River Community College.

Transfer and Summer Completion Scholarships

Please use the separate applications on theWashBoard.org for:

GRCC Foundation Transfer scholarships

Summer Completion Scholarships for Summer 2014 and Transfer Scholarships for 2014-2015 have been awarded. Applications for Summer Completion Scholarships for Summer 2015 and Transfer Scholarships for 2015-2016 will be available in January 2015.

Two GRCC Foundation transfer scholarships are available. These scholarships are only for current Green River students transferring to a 4-year public school in Washington State in Fall 2014. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at Green River to apply for these scholarships.

  • The Sharp/Connelly Family Transfer scholarship is only for a U.S.citizen who is transferring to UW, WSU, CWU, WWU, EWU, or the Evergreen State College.
  • The Mark and DeLaine Emmert Transfer scholarship is for any Green River student (including International Students) transferring to the UW.

If you are unable to complete the application online, printed applications are available in the Financial Aid Office or Download Transfer Scholarship Application (PDF)

GRCC Foundation Summer Completion Scholarships

  • Summer Completion scholarships are only for current Green River students who are completing their studies in Summer 2014.
  •  Complete a Degree Audit to confirm that you will complete your studies in Summer 2014.       

If you are unable to complete the application online, printed applications are available in the Financial Aid Office or Download Summer Completion Scholarship Application (PDF)

 

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Completing your profile on TheWashBoard.org

  • How much of my WashBoard.org profile needs to be complete?
    • Only required fields must be completed; your profile will probably not be 100% complete. When you try to save your profile, a red X will appear next to any required information.
  •  What about required fields that don't really apply to me?
    • It is okay to put "does not apply" even in a required field.
  • This is my first quarter in college, and I don't have a GPA. What should I put in the GPA field?
    •  If you have no GPA, enter a 2.0; we will correct your information based on the rest of your application before the scholarship committee reviews it.
  •  Should I answer the essay questions in the Personal Statement area of my profile?
    •  No, you should attach your essay response as a separate document. For the GRCC Foundation scholarship application, you may write "See attached essay" in the Personal Statement area.
    • You may use the Personal Statement area for a shorter response; this may be used by other scholarship providers.

Your GRCC Foundation Scholarship Application on TheWashBoard.org:

  • What if I don't see the GRCC Foundation Scholarships in My Matches?
    • Enter GRCC in the search box at the top of the page.
  • Which application should I be completing? 
    • You should complete the GRCC Foundation Winter-Spring Scholarships application. Only students who did not apply for GRCC Foundation scholarships in Spring 2014 should submit this application. 
  • I changed my information in my profile, but I still have problems with my application. 
    • Your application is separate from your profile; please use the application to change information that applies to the GRCC Foundation Scholarships.
  • Where do I attach my essay, letters of recommendation, and transcript?
    • At the bottom of the Additional Requirements section there are instructions for attaching files
  • I turned in my letter of recommendation at the Financial Aid Office, but the application requires a letter of recommendation attached. What should I do?
    • Attach a document explaining where you turned in your letter(s) of recommendation. This meets the requirement for an attachment, and tells us where to look for your letter(s).
  • What if I have not attended school in the last 5 years?
    •  A transcript is a required attachment. If you are not able to include a transcript, please attach a document explaining why it is not attached.
  • How do I attach my Green River Community College grade transcript to the application?
  • If you are unable to complete the application online, printed applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.
  • If you are unable to upload your letter(s) of recommendation or transcript(s), you may submit them to: Financial Aid Office - LC 231; Green River Community College; 12401 SE 320th Street; Auburn, WA  98092
  • The essay, letter of recommendation and transcript are required attachments on TheWashBoard.org application.
    If you submit them to the Financial Aid Office, please attach a document explaining where you have submitted them.

Scholarship Criteria

GRCC Foundation Scholarships are awarded based on many different criteria, that can be grouped into the following categories:

Need Based Scholarships:

  • Demonstrate that financial support is necessary for you to complete your college education; this does not need to be based on federal financial aid standards
  • There are some need based scholarships specifically for Single Parents.  You must be a single parent with at least one dependent child living in your home. 

 

Program Based Scholarships:  The following programs of study have program based scholarships.  Some program based scholarships also have need based criteria.

•  Accounting

•  Drafting

•  Mathematics Education

 

•  Aviation

•  Education 1

•  Montessori Education

 

•  Automotive Technology

•  Engineering

•  Music

 

•  Auto Body Technology

•  English

•  Natural Resources

 

•  Broadcasting

•  Fine Arts

•  Nursing

 

•  Business

•  Health Sciences

•  Occupational Therapy Assistant

 

•  Business Technologies and Administrative Careers

•  History

•  Physical Therapy Assistant

 

•  Carpentry

•  Information Technology

•  Science 2

 

•  Computer Reporting Technologies

•  Manufacturing Technology

•  Science Education

 

•  Computer Science

•  Mathematics

•  Social Science3

 

•  Criminal Justice /Forensic Science

 

 

 

1 Education: teaching, Project TEACH, or CWU at GRCC Teacher Preparation program

2 Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Water/Waste Water, or Geology

3 Social Science: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology

Merit Based Scholarships:          

  • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 (either high school or college)
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Involvement in extracurricular or community activities

General Scholarships:

  • Some GRCC Foundation scholarships require only that they be used at Green River Community College for tuition, fees, and required books and supplies. Although need and merit are considered in awarding these scholarships, they have no specific criteria.

Summer Completion Scholarships:

  • Summer Completion scholarships are only for current GRCC students who are completing their studies in Summer 2014.

Transfer scholarships:

  • Two GRCC Foundation transfer scholarships are available. These scholarships are only for current Green River students transferring to a 4-year public school in Washington State in Fall 2014. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at Green River to apply for these scholarships.
    • The Sharp/Connelly Family Transfer scholarship is only for a U.S.citizen who is transferring to UW, WSU, CWU, WWU, EWU, or the Evergreen State College.
    • The Mark and DeLaine Emmert Transfer scholarship is for any Green River student (including International Students) transferring to the UW.

 

(253) 288-3330 TDD Number (253) 288-3359

foundation@greenriver.edu

 


Please use the separate applications on theWashBoard.org for Summer Completion or Transfer Scholarships.