Shoreline Scholars, Shoreline Community College’s up-to-full-tuition scholarship program, is back and ready to change lives for the 2016-17 school year.
Launched in April of 2015, Shoreline Scholars is the first-of-its-kind scholarship program in Washington State. For its inaugural run in 2015, the Scholars program, funded through existing financial aid funds, the Shoreline Community College Foundation, and private donor Harley O’Neil, offered 56 up-to-full tuition scholarships for two years in any field of study, including university transfer or professional/technical programs.
For the 2016-17 school year, Scholars is offering 50 new scholarships and is open to high school seniors who are residents of Shoreline or Lake Forest Park or attend school in Shoreline and have earned a minimum 3.0 GPA.
“Shoreline Scholars is aimed at helping students achieve their dreams,” said President Cheryl Roberts. “We know there are many students in our district who are studying hard and getting good grades but, for a variety of reasons, wouldn’t be able to attend college without significant support. The program is designed to come alongside those students to provide that support and get those students on their way to achieving their educational goals.”
With the program entering its second year, word of its success is starting to spread.
“We had such an amazing group of Scholars this first year,” said Roberts. “I’m so impressed by the quality of student our program attracted and the dedication to academic achievement they’ve displayed. Participants truly understand that we’re offering a pathway to success at a fraction of the cost, and it’s that value, along with the caliber of students, that really makes the program shine. I can’t wait to see where our current Scholars will go next and who we’ll have join us in the fall.”
The application period for the 2016-17 school year opened on February 22, 2016, with a priority application deadline of May 16, 2016. For more information and for application materials, visit the Shoreline Scholars web page.