North Seattle College offers a variety of scholarships based on different criteria. We thank individuals, corporations, and foundations for their scholarship donations to North Seattle.

Completion Grant
North’s Completion Grant provides one-time financial support to students close to completing a certificate or degree who are experiencing an enrollment-threatening financial situation.

Completion Grant funds may be released for academic related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, academic supplies, transcript fees for reverse transfer, and personal expenses (limited to a maximum of $150) on a case-by-case basis.

Local Assistance/Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded based on a range of criteria, which usually reflect the views or purposes of the donor providing the award. While many scholarships have similar elements, you should always read the application carefully. Every organization has its own particular requirements and application process. To find out specific information go to Current Scholarships where these organizations links are always listed.

There are thousands of scholarships out there with many types of criteria and you may be the person they are looking for!

International Student Scholarships
The International Programs office offers a limited number of scholarships for International Students. Application deadlines are March 1, August 1 and December 1. There is no deadline for the Referral and Early Acceptance scholarships.

New and returning students are eligible. You must demonstrate academic merit, student leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities, and you must have an F1 visa and be a full-time student.

Complete the FAFSA
It is a good idea to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA. You may make yourself ineligible for some scholarships if you have not completed this application.

The FAFSA becomes available at the beginning of January every year for the following academic year that starts in September. North’s priority deadline is March 15th of each year. Be sure to check with each scholarship in case there is an earlier deadline.

The FAFSA application is online at the FAFSA website. The Financial Aid Office does not have paper applications as the Department of Education no longer provides them to schools. If you want a paper application, call the Department of Education at (800) 433-3243 to have it mailed to you. You can also call the Department of Education for help in filling out the application over the phone if you do not have online access or need assistance.

Trust funds or checks from family members
If you receive a check made out to “North Seattle College” for your education from your trust fund or directly from a family member or friend, for financial aid awarding purposes we need to process it like a scholarship check.  We have to set up in our system and this may take up to a week.  We will process these for you as soon as possible.

For more information, contact (206) 934-3688, or stop by the Financial Aid Office in room CC2358A (located by Admissions/Registration & the Cashiers Office).

Seattle Colleges Foundation Annual Scholarships
Seattle Colleges Foundation Annual Scholarships are available for all new and returning North Seattle College students. Students, apply for scholarships starting on Monday, February 15, 2021, at

Application deadline: Thursday, April 21, 2021.