Foundation Scholarships

Apply for a CBC Foundation Scholarship

CBC offers scholarships to more than 600 students through the CBC Foundation. A single scholarship application allows you to apply for all different scholarships offered by the Foundation. We offer scholarships based on field of study, financial need, academic performance and more. Most scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,500.

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.

The 2021 to 2022 scholarship application will open January 1, 2021 and closes February 28, 2021.

Ready to apply? Follow these five easy steps! 

  1. Create an account on our website. If you’ve applied before, you can log in to your account.
  2. Enter your contact information.
  3. Answer four essay questions in 500 words or less.
  4. Upload your unofficial transcript.
  5. Submit, and you’re done!

If you have questions about how to apply or want someone to look over your application before you submit it, 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. Apply today!

Scholarship FAQ

If you are attending Columbia Basin College during the 2021-2022 academic year, please apply! 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, 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. We will contact you in May to confirm that you are attending CBC during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Yes! Our scholarships are available to all students attending Columbia Basin College in the 2021-2022 academic year. 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, to be considered for a scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year, students must apply on our website between January 1, 2021 and February 28, 2021.
Award letters will be sent via email no later than June 30, 2021. We will contact you using the email address you provided when creating your account. Students who did not receive an award will be notified via email as well. If you have not received an email from the Foundation, please check your spam folder.
Financial aid will automatically apply your scholarship to your financial aid account every quarter. Foundation awards are generally split over fall, winter and spring quarters. 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. Money is not distributed to students directly. 
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 as soon as the student drops below the credit requirement.  
Please email the Foundation to make arrangements as soon as you are aware that you are not attending the full year.
Students are required to complete the post-acceptance questionnaire after receiving a scholarship. Scholarships will be re-awarded if the questionnaire is not completed by the deadline posted in your award letter.
The CBC Foundation offers another opportunity in the summer of 2021 for students to apply for the 2021-2022 academic year. Award letters will be sent out in November 2021. Students who have already received an award for the 2021-2022 academic year are not eligible to apply for another scholarship. Awards will be split over winter and spring quarters.
For first year students accepted into the nursing program, there will be a second opportunity to apply. Nursing program staff will reach out with more information after you have been accepted to the program.

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