Foundation Scholarships

CBC Foundation Scholarship Application

Our second scholarship cycle for the 2022-2023 academic year opens on August 1, 2022. It will be available until September 30, 2022.

This scholarship cycle provides scholarships for the Winter & Spring quarters of 2023.

Scholarship Program Information:

Our community of generous donors make it possible to award over $1,000,000 in scholarships annually. A single scholarship application matches you to various scholarships offered by the CBC Foundation. We offer scholarships based on field of study, financial need, academic performance and more. Each scholarship has its own set of criteria, but most require a minimum 2.0 GPA. You do not have to be FAFSA or WASFA eligible in order to apply. 

If you have questions related to your submitted scholarship application or our program in general please email%20us

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Student Emergency Fund

Columbia Basin College Foundation’s Emergency Need Fund is funded in partnership with STCU in order to assist students who are experiencing an unforeseen financial crisis that is creating a barrier to their student success. The fund provides small grants to students who are experiencing a one-time financial hardship that is unlikely to occur again.

We try to review applications as quickly as possible and make funding decisions within one week. If you need immediate assistance or would like to talk to someone regarding your application, please contact%20us.

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Scholarship FAQ

Most of our scholarships require students to be enrolled in at least 10 credits and have a 2.0 GPA or higher. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please email%20us%20and we will answer any questions that you have.

No, you do not need to be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for scholarships.

Yes, students who are not eligible for other types of aid, including FAFSA and WASFA, may still qualify for a scholarship. 

Yes, students who have not been accepted to CBC can still apply. You can leave the student ID question blank if you do not have one. However, enrollment confirmation is necessary if you are awarded a scholarship.

Yes! Our scholarships are available to all students attending Columbia Basin College. If you are a non-traditional student, or you have been out of school for more than five years, unofficial transcripts are not required. 

Yes, even if you submitted a prior application you need to resubmit to be eligible for the upcoming cycle.

Notification timelines vary from cycle to cycle however it is our goal to notify students who receive scholarships in a timely fashion. Notifications are sent to the email applicants created an account with.

First cycle scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of May of the year they applied.

Second cycle scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of October of the year they applied.

Students that do not receive a scholarship each cycle will be notified by email after all awarding is complete.

Financial aid will automatically apply your scholarship to your financial aid account every quarter. If you don’t see your award on your financial aid account within two weeks of the tuition deadline, please contact financial%20aid.%20
Scholarships are applied to tuition and fees. If the scholarship award exceeds tuition for the quarter, the remaining scholarship funds may be sent to the CBC bookstore as a book voucher. Scholarship awards are not distributed to students directly. 
No, Columbia Basin College Foundation scholarships can only be used at Columbia Basin College. 
Students who are taking less than the required credit amount must email the Foundation to get special permission to receive their scholarship for the quarter. Arrangements should be made before the student drops below the credit requirement.  
Please email the Foundation to make arrangements as soon as you are aware that you may not be attending the full year.
Students are required to complete the post-acceptance questionnaire after receiving a scholarship. Scholarships will be re-awarded after three unsuccessful attempts by the scholarship program to contact the student for their post-acceptance.
The CBC Foundation offers two opportunities to apply for scholarships. The first cycle is open from January 1 - February 28 each year and those scholarships are for the fall, winter and spring quarters of the upcoming year. The second cycle is open August 1 - September 30 of each year and those scholarships are for winter and spring quarters of that year.
Nursing program staff will reach out with detailed information related to nursing scholarships after you have been accepted to the program.

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