Financial Aid and Scholarships
There are many sources of information about scholarships and grants.
Edmonds Community College Opportunity Grant
An Opportunity Grant will pay your college tuition and fees and $1,000 toward books and supplies. You may be eligible for this grant if you are a former or current GED, Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, or adult high school student.
Foundation Scholarship Information
The Foundation awards a variety of scholarships to Edmonds Community College students each year. Awards are made one 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.
Scholarships are available for part-time and full-time students (including international students) studying all subjects. There are scholarships specifically for students in the Early Childhood Education program.
There is only one online application for all available Foundation scholarships. There is a short questionnaire that will determine which of the Foundation scholarships you are eligible for.
Typical scholarships range from $500-$2,500 and must be used by the end of the next academic year. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of scholarship requirements and a student’s application score.
Detailed information about scholarship due dates will be posted to the Foundation home page while the application is open, and will be communicated to students through their EdMail account.
A wealth of information about the financial aid process, scholarships, grants, Stafford Loans, and online loan counseling is available.
WorkFirst provides tuition assistance and short-term vocational training to income-eligible parents.
Specific to Early Childhood Education
Washington Scholarships for Child Care Professionals
A program that helps professionals pay for a college education through community and technical colleges in early childhood education. For more information about the program or to obtain a scholarship application, call the toll-free number, 866.308.3224, or email our office: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also go to the website.
Washington State STARS Scholarships
Those required to participate in the STARS requirements and who need financial assistance are eligible to scholarships. Funding is available for both the 20-hour training and 10-hour continuing education. Participants can receive up to two awards each year. For more information, call the toll-free number at 800.727.3107.