Highline College

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Scholarship application deadline coming up

Remi Frederick Staff Reporter May 05

The Highline Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships for Highline students.

Application deadline is May 10. Some 30 different scholarships are available. Some scholarships offer multiple awards within one scholarship.

However, you can apply for all 30 using one application. The application is an online one and though there is not currently plans to make a paper application, students can apply on their smart phones.

To apply go to https://highlinecollegescholarships.awardspring.com/. If you are visiting for the first time you will have to createf a log-in with an email and password.

The Foundation “works to support the educational effort of the college through scholarships, emergency need awards, and special projects. The Foundation provides critical resources for granting access, enabling continued education and funding dreams,” said Josh Gerstman, the vice president for Institutional Advancement.

The Foundation is governed by the board of directors which is filled with community members associated with the college.

The funds for the Foundation come from annual gifts from people and organizations and endowments. The Foundation has been giving around 150-200 students scholarships every year for 45 years. “Over the last five years, more than $1 million has been awarded in scholarships,” Gerstman said.

Some of the scholarships are as big as $4,000. Some of the requirements are as easy as having a 2.0 GPA or having financial need.

“Your best chance to get a scholarship is to apply. Our process is pretty simple. I would encourage all students to apply,” said Gerstman.