Student Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships

Highline College Foundation Scholarship Applications for academic year 2023-2024 is now closed. We are now reviewing the applications submitted. Individuals receiving scholarships will be notified via email in mid to late June.

Questions? Please call the Foundation office at (206) 592-3774 or email at

Other scholarship opportunities are available on the Financial Aid Website.

If awarded a Highline College Foundation Scholarship, it will impact your FAFSA award amount. Therefore, receiving Pell grant, State Need Grant, WAFSA or like scholarship, may make you ineligible for the Highline Foundation scholarship. If you are unsure whether you have/will receive one of these, we encourage you to complete the Highline College Foundation application and advise us later if you receive such a scholarship. Most Foundation Scholarships are intended to fund tuition and fees only, and will not cover personal expenses. Any balance remaining after tuition and fees are paid will be returned to the Foundation.

Emergency Support

Student Emergency Support (SES)

HC Foundation works with teams on campus to provide emergency support for students to stay enrolled. Since there are various sources of emergency funds, the best next step for students seeking support is to visit the student support center site to access the emergency funds request forms under the Financial Services and Asset Building tab.

Foundation Scholarships and Emergency Support are made possible by a variety of funders, including individuals, organizations and corporations. We thank the following for their significant support:

United Way of King County
American Association Of University Women, SE King County
Bob and Kris Baugher, in memory of Eleanor Baugher and Eddie Black
Supporters of the Black and Brown Male and YELL Summits
Family and Friends of Mike Sipes in support of Respiratory Therapy
Junki and Linda Yoshida, in support of single mothers
David and Cathy Habib Foundation
Healthier Here
Estate of Gladys Hart, in support of Nursing
Supporters of AANPISI at Highline
Family and friends of Jack and Betty Dunn, in support of Nursing
In memory of John Pfeffer, in support of the Chemistry studies
Soroptimist International Seattle South
Fred Andrews, in support of Fine Arts
King County VSHSL Funds
The Leona Hickman Charitable Trust
Louise Wilkinson in support of Future Teachers
Monica and Bill Luce Family Fund, supporting short term and emergency scholarships
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
Family of Stella Larson
Des Moines Legacy Foundation, in support of Fine Arts
GESA Credit Union
Pat Finlayson in support of ELCAP programs
Rich Tonelli, in memory of Karen Tonelli
Family of Ruth Reilly, in support of Legal Studies
S1 Hospitality
Estate of Shirley B. Gordon
Tom and Kristi Weir, in support of Teacher Education
USMC Support Group, in support of US Marines and Navy Corpsmen
Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation
The estates of Phil Swanberg, Jensen and Justine Richards in support of emergency funds

And special thanks to the estates of Eva Gordon, Barbara Lunde and others who have left unrestricted gifts to the Highline College Foundation to support the vision of reducing financial barriers for students in pursuit of their education.