SSC Funding resource list 2016 – 2017

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rcghRotary Club of Gig Harbor Scholarship for women  –   
Women’s Prison Scholarship Fund

Offering scholarships through the Rotary Women’s Prison Scholarship Fund—for offenders who plan to
go on to college or technical school. This endowment fund created in partnership with the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor Foundation offers academic scholarships to offenders desiring to continue their education at the collegiate or technical school level. Scholarships are offered to released offenders who have completed the Reentry Employment Training Course.

For more information about this program please contact Buck Frymier at the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor:


tzuchi zeldaTzu Chi

Tzu Chi Scholars is a scholarship program funded by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation to recognize and provide financial assistance to outstanding college-bound high school graduates. Tzu Chi Scholars are selected on the basis of their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Each Scholar will receive an award of $1,000.

In Chinese, “tzu” means compassion and “chi” means relief. Founded in 1966 by Dharma Master Cheng Yen, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation has dedicated itself to the areas of charitable services, medical services, education, humanistic culture, environmental protection, international relief, marrow donor registry, and community volunteerism. Guided by the four basic Buddhist principles of kindness, compassion, joy, and unselfish giving, Tzu Chi strives to ease suffering on earth and to inspire compassion in others. Through sincerity, integrity, trust, and honesty, Tzu Chi volunteers serve all who need assistance, regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion.

For more information click link above. 


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Washington Student Achievement Council

If you are a student, parent, or educator looking for State Need Grant information, please visit the State Need Grant page on our agency’s consumer information site,

The State Need Grant (SNG) program provides need-based financial aid to income-eligible students pursuing postsecondary education. Eligible students have a household income that is less than 70 percent of the state’s median household income.

Grant recipients can use the financial aid at Washington’s eligible institutions, including public two- and four-year colleges and universities and many accredited private/independent colleges, universities, and career schools in the state.

Institutions Seeking Participation in State Financial Aid Programs

Minimum institutional eligibility standards for participation in state financial aid programs are defined in RCW 28B.92 and WAC 250-20.

Eligible institutions seeking participation in state financial aid programs should contact WSAC at to obtain specific application instructions.

Applying institutions are subject to a rigorous review and evaluation process, including but not limited to assessments of historical performance outcomes, administrative capacity and staffing qualifications, accreditation status, status in Title IV programs, compliance audits, and financial strength.

Current Applications for Participation

  • City University has been approved for participation in state aid programs effective 2017-18.

State Need Grant Awards

State Need Grant amounts vary by the type of school attended. The chart below shows the maximum award recipients may be eligible to receive, if enrolled full time.”

2015-16 Maximum Award Amounts*
Institution Award
Public Research:
University of Washington
Washington State University
Public Comprehensive:
Central Washington University
Eastern Washington University
CTC Applied Bachelor’s Degree Programs
The Evergreen State College
Western Washington University
Public Community & Technical Colleges $3,541
Private Four-Year Universities & Colleges $8,517
WGU-Washington $5,619
Private/Proprietary Colleges $2,823
Dependent Care Allowance $964

*Award amounts noted above represent the maximum possible SNG award.
Actual SNG award amounts may vary due to individual campus awarding policies.

2015-16 Maximum Award Amounts

MFI Range % of Award

Median Family Income (MFI) Cutoff Amounts

MFIs for 2015-16 SNG Program
(rounded to nearest $500)
Family Size
$ 28,500
$ 35,000
$ 42,000
$ 48,500
$ 55,500
$ 56,500
$ 58,000
$ 59,000
$ 60,500

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