Scholarships & Endowments

Endowed named scholarships may be established at SVC with a minimum of $10,000 donations. The intent of an endowed scholarship is to allow the fund to grow and to award the interest only from the Endowment, usually on an annual basis. This will ensure the fund will remain its original principal balance while assisting students with their educational and financial needs.

Available Scholarships

The Skagit Valley College Foundation offers a wide variety of scholarships each year to eligible students. To apply please click on the “Scholarship Application” link, print out and complete the application form, and return, with the required essay attached, to the Financial Aid Office. Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will be accepted from November 4, 2016 until 5 p.m. on March 10, 2017. No early or late applications will be accepted.

The application period for the Sidney S. McIntyre, Jr. Skagit Valley College Memorial Scholarship will open on November 28, 2016. This scholarship is for students majoring in the basic or applied sciences that were enrolled Fall 2016 or are enrolled Winter 2017 and are planning on transferring to a four-year public university in the state of Washington in Fall 2017 upon graduation from SVC. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. (Other criteria may apply.) This is a separate application from the above Foundation scholarships and eligible students can pick up an application packet at the Mount Vernon or Oak Harbor Financial Aid Office during the open application period. The deadline for this year’s application period is 5 p.m. on March 10, 2017. All application materials must be received at the SVC Financial Aid Office or postmarked by this date.

Multicultural Scholarships are also available through Multicultural Student Services.

How to Apply for Scholarships

To apply for any of the Foundation Scholarships you must complete only one scholarship application and submit it to the Financial Aid Office along with a one-page, single-spaced essay about yourself.  Only one application will be accepted, and only during the open application period.  Your application will be considered for any of the Foundation Scholarships you are eligible for.  Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award at the Honors Reception. Scholarships will be awarded based on information provided on the application. Changes to the information on the application will result in an eligibility review by the Scholarship Committee.