Student Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships

The Highline Foundation 2020-2021 school year scholarship application is now closed.

Scholarships are available to Highline College full-time and part-time students including incoming, current, transfer, international, and undocumented students.

Running Start students are only eligible for scholarships for credits taken summer quarter or credits taken in excess of 15 credits.

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.

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

Other scholarship opportunities are available on the Financial Aid Website.


Information about Emergency Funds during COVID-19

Thanks to College Spark-Washington, Course Hero, Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park, and many others who have contributed to the COVID-19 Student Support Fund through the Highline College Foundation. The Foundation team is working with departments across campus to provide emergency and gap funding for tuition and college related expenses. Currently you can learn more about emergency funding on the CARES Act Info page and the Highline College Support Center.

For additional resources during the COVID-19 period, visit the Highline College COVID-19 Resource Section.

Student Emergency Support (SES)

HC Foundation provides Student Emergency Support (SES) to support student success, retention and completion. When funding is available, grants are provided to meet emergency needs up to $500 per academic year that would otherwise prevent students from continuing their education at Highline College. Please visit this website for process.

Student Emergency Support Policy