Together, we make a difference in our community
The Edmonds Community College Foundation supports access, success, and excellence for students, faculty, and staff at Edmonds Community College.
The Foundation carries out this mission by providing the following to our campus community:
The Foundation provides funding to campus for various faculty and staff projects. Grants are awarded on an annual basis in the spring and amounts range from $250-$2,500. Grants are available for travel or associated costs, start-up costs, some limited costs for food, outreach materials, capital purchases, etc. Previously, these funds have supported the TRiO program, the Students with Disabilities program, and the English as a Second Language (ESL) program. The application can be found at the Foundation website: www.edcc.edu/foundation/grants.
The Foundation recognizes and rewards faculty and staff through five annual awards, highlighting valuable employees and encouraging them to remain at Edmonds Community College. For more information or to view past recipients click on the links below:
- Barbara Patterson Exempt Employee Award
- Classified Excellence Award
- Part Time Faculty Professional Development Award
- Distinguished Alumni Award
- Echelbarger-Sherman Faculty Award - Recipients are selected by a committee chaired by the Vice President of Instruction.
More than 25% of the students at Edmonds Community College need financial assistance to attend. Some work full time while supporting a family. Others are laid off employees trying to update their job skills. And many are recent high school graduates eager to continue their education. Each year, the Foundation awards more than 100 scholarships to help these students succeed.
The Foundation awards scholarships to Edmonds Community College students 1 time per year for tuition, books and fees for the next school year. The application typically opens in winter quarter and is due during spring quarter. A short questionnaire determines student eligibility. All students are encouraged to apply. Typical scholarships range from $500-$2,500 and must be used in 1 academic year. Detailed information about scholarships can be found here: www.edcc.edu/foundation/scholarships.
The Foundation also provides emergency funding to students who encounter unexpected financial hardship during their course of study. Money can be used to pay household bills, transportation costs, childcare costs, healthcare costs or other expenses that can arise. Short-term loans are also available. These funds are administered by Services for Students with Disabilities Department, The Office of Equity and Diversity, Center for Families, Financial Aid and Students Services.
Advocacy for the college and its mission
We provide a voice to spotlight Edmonds Community College, its achievements and speak up for the needs of two-year colleges in this state. This includes talking with individuals, corporations and elected officials about ways they can support the college.
There are many ways that you can get involved to help support our students and programs
- Volunteer your time at one of our annual fundraising events
- Make a donation
- Refer someone to serve on our board of directors
- Participate in the Campus Giving Campaign that occurs each year
- Help read and score scholarship applications
If you plan to engage in any fundraising activities on behalf of the college, please contact the Foundation office to ensure appropriate coordination of our efforts. The college maintains many ties to the local community, and it is important that we speak with a unified voice when asking individuals and corporations for financial support.
Individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations join the Foundation in providing the resources necessary to deliver on the promise of our mission. Thanks to the generosity of these private donors, the Foundation can help ensure that anyone seeking a quality education will receive one at Edmonds Community College.
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