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Application Process for WVC and Foundation Scholarships

Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) awards scholarships to approximately 200 students annually. Amounts vary up to full tuition. New for the 2017-2018 year, scholarship applications may be completed online at AwardSpring.  The application deadline is January 30, 2017.  The online application will require to register for an account which will be used each year.  Review application instructions before you start the application.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016-2017 year.

Applicants for the 2017-2018 year will receive selection notifications by July 5, 2017. 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.

Renewable Scholarships

Students who were awarded a renewable scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year are NOT required to submit a 2017-2018 WVC Scholarship application but are required to submit a "renewable application."

Renewable application deadline is January 30, 2017

Applicants will receive selection notifications by July 2, 2017.  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 2016-2017 scholarship award letter or contact the WVC financial aid office.

 Scholarship Checklist and Instructions

Make sure to follow these instructions when completing your applicaiton: Instructions

 Listing of Scholarships Available

The individual scholarship criteria may be reviewed at wvc.AwardSpring.com

Applying for scholarships also require that the 2017-2018 Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) be submitted.  www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Athletic Scholarships

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



Acknowledgement Letters 

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


Scholarship Resources

You can find some nationwide and Washington State scholarship information and tips at the following links:


College Success Foundation: www.collegesuccessfoundation.org

Community Foundation of North Central Washington: http://www.cfncw.org/ 

FastWeb www.fastweb.com

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



GEARUp Scholarships



 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


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