Application Process for WVC and Foundation Scholarships
Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) awards scholarships to approximately 200 students annually. Amounts vary up to full tuition. The scholarship applications may be filled in and printed from this website by clicking on the appropriate scholarship application links below. The applications are also available by request at the financial aid office and through local high school counselors.
2016-2017 WVC Scholarship Application (.pdf file)
Application deadline is January 28, 2016
Applicants will receive selection notifications by July 5, 2016. Notifications will be sent to student WVC email accounts. If awarded, you will be expected to submit a Thank You letter. For more information and a sample letter, see the "Acknowledgement Letters" section below on this page.
Scholarships are awarded for one academic year; therefore, students must re-apply each year. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA is required to apply for scholarships.
Recipients awarded scholarships must meet individual scholarship criteria to continue receiving the scholarship during the school year. The criteria will be outlined in the award packet sent to selected students.
The WVC scholarship application covers all of the scholarships available. Students do not need to apply for specific scholarships, as the selection committee will match applicants using the application materials submitted.
Students who were awarded a renewable scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year are NOT required to submit a 2016-2017 WVC Scholarship application but are required to submit a "renewable application".
2016-2017 WVC Renewable Scholarship Application Form (.pdf file)
Renewable application deadline is January 28, 2016
Applicants will receive selection notifications by July 2, 2016. Notifications will be sent to student WVC email accounts. If awarded, you will be expected to submit a Thank You letter. For more information and a sample letter, see the "Acknowledgement Letters" section below on this page.
To determine if you are eligible for a renewable scholarship, refer to your 2015-2016 scholarship award letter or contact the WVC financial aid office.
Listing of Scholarships Available
The individual scholarship criteria may be reviewed by clicking on the links below:
WVC Individual Scholarship Listing
WVC Individual Foundation Scholarship Listing
Scholarships that take financial need into consideration (indicated by a “$” symbol), require that the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) be submitted. www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Scholarships that require additional information will be noted with a "+" symbol.
The athletic department gives athletic awards to students who are participants of WVC’s intercollegiate athletic teams. Inquiries regarding athletic scholarships should be directed to the athletic director or individual sport coach.
Scholarships Outside of WVC:
Service, business and professional organizations, as well as private citizens, donate money to fund student scholarships on the basis of different criteria such as academic achievement, financial need, commitment to training, involvement in the community, or military service. Scholarship applications are typically available for next year's awards as early as October. Most application deadlines occur during fall and winter quarters.
Eligibility criteria, application procedures and deadlines vary. Click on the "Outside Scholarship Resource List" below to assist with your scholarship search.
Outside Scholarship Resource List
Roy and Leona Nelson Scholarship Application
"Beyond the Dream" resource guide for HB 1079 Dream Act/undocumented students
Scholarship Resources for Non-Documented Students Reference Sheet 94
Scholarship Resources for Non-Documented Students Reference Sheet 15
It is appropriate, and in some cases a requirement, to submit a thank you letter to the scholarship donor if selected for a scholarship. Click on the link below to view an example thank you letter.
Example Scholarship Donor Thank you Letter
You can find some nationwide and Washington State scholarship information and tips at the following links:
Washington Scholarship Coalition theWashBoard.org
U.S Department of Education Federal Student Aid www.studenaid.ed.gov
U.S. Department of Labor Career One Stop www.careerinfonet.org
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board GEARUp Scholarship
For information regarding GEARUP scholarships please see their website www.gearup.wa.gov
For information on how to use your GEARUP GET scholarship at Wenatchee Valley College
click on the following link:
How to Request Payments from your GEARUP GET Account
GEARUP GET Intent to Enroll and Payment Request Form
Information for Outside Scholarship Donors
Sending scholarship funds to WVC: Make check payable to WVC. Include WVC Student ID Number of the student.
Mail check to: Wenatchee Valley College, Financial Aid Office, 1300 Fifth Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801