Scholarships

All BC Foundation scholarships are to be used at Bellevue College only and can be applied to tuition, fees and, in some cases, books. Applications for scholarships are only available March through mid-April. Scholarships provide funding for the upcoming academic year – Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.

Application Steps

  1. Apply to become a BC Student. Apply online or in person to become a Bellevue College student. There is a $34 application fee. Apply at: http://bellevuecollege.edu/enrollment/admissions/apply. You will receive a welcome email which includes your student ID. Your student ID is needed for the online scholarship application system.
  2. Sign up on “MyBC” to get email notices. The opening of scholarships will be announced using the student email alert system. MyBC is accessible at: http://mybcc.net/.
  3. Complete Financial Aid Applications. Many of the BC Foundation scholarships are intended for students who have financial need. To be considered eligible for those particular scholarships you will need to complete the BC Financial Aid process which includes completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a BC Financial Aid Application. Learn more at http://fa.bellevuecollege.edu/
  4. Read the BCF Scholarship Guidebook 2014-2015. Read the entire Guidebook which includes information on available scholarships, details on how Foundation scholarships work, how to apply online, and tips for preparing your application.

Apply Online through STARS

For returning applicants: If you submitted an application or created a profile last year, you may use the same user ID and password. Your student data is copied to the new academic year once the student signs back in to STARS. You will still need to complete the following sections of the registration process: opening questionnaire, academic information, financial information, free form essay questions, apply for available scholarships. You should also confirm that your personal information is up to date.

Important Dates

  • NOW – Make sure you have applied for Admissions. You must have a BC Student ID and BC student email in order to complete the BC Financial Aid Application.
  • NEXT – Complete your BC Financial Aid Application in order to be considered for BCF need-based scholarships.
  • March 5, 2014 – BC Foundation Scholarship Application is available online.
  • April 22, 2014 – BC Foundation Scholarship Applications are due!

Questions?

Please stop by the Foundation office (A101) for more information. Phone: (425) 564-2386 Email: scholarships@bellevuecollege.edu.

Application Check List

Required:

  • Check that your email address is correct.
  • Bellevue College Student ID number.
  • Transcript(s) Required MUST be uploaded with your application, including:
    • A high school transcript (if you have not attended college previously) or GED.
    • Unofficial transcripts from ALL colleges you have attended – including Bellevue College;
    • A transcript from the quarter you most recently completed (this means that you must include your winter quarter transcript).
  • Two letters of recommendation are required from an instructor, advisor, counselor or employer. Some scholarships may specify who must supply the recommendation. You will be asked for full contact information for the individuals providing a recommendation. STARS will send a request for a recommendation letter via email. The respondent will receive the request, which includes a link to STARS (and a password). Once on the STARS, the person providing the recommendation can draft the recommendation letter and submit it. You will be notified that the recommendation has been submitted.
  • The Activities Worksheet is a required document which must be uploaded with your application (form is available on the BC Foundation website)
  • You must complete ALL the essay questions.
Optional/ Additional Documents

Some scholarships require that you submit additional documentation:

  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Educational Plan Worksheet
  • Supplemental Essay
  • Proof of US citizenship or residency
  • Specific Letters of recommendation

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS! To complete the application process select the scholarship(s), confirm you meet eligibility criteria and click on “APPLY NOW”.

More details and step by step instructions are found in the BCF Scholarship Guidebook available on the BCF Scholarship website.

  • IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED ALL THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED.
  • YOU WILL NOT BE CONTACTED IF YOUR APPLICATION IS INCOMPLETE.
  • INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.

 

2013-2014 Scholarship Recipients

This year, the Bellevue College Foundation has awarded 71 scholarships totaling nearly $120,000. In addition to scholarships awarded directly by the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee, the BC Foundation funds other scholarships which are awarded in conjunction with various BC departments. When coupled together, the BC Foundation will fund approximately $200,000 in financial assistance to BC students in the 2013-2014 school year.

The Bellevue College Foundation is proud to announce the 2013-2014 scholarship recipients!

Estefanie Nicole Bazan
Walter Baz Interior Design Scholarship

Mesfin T Bekele
Debbie Killinger Scholarship for First Generation College Students

Christopher Eric Butler
Walter Baz Interior Design Scholarship

Alexander George Clark-DeBarr
Sandusky Radio Scholarship

Anastasia Corolenco
Debbie Killinger Scholarship for First Generation College Students

Mark Dodge
Norman and Camille Stromer Endowed Scholarship

Takhmina Dzhuraeva
Courter Family Interior Design Scholarship

Mieko Tsutsui Eyler
Walter Baz Interior Design Scholarship

Stephen Allen Feris
Norman and Camille Stromer Endowed Scholarship

Jennifer Elizabeth Flannery
Green Family Nursing Scholarship
Oskoui Family Scholarship for Nurses
Shirley Farnham Nursing Scholarship

Dumitru Foca
BC Scholarship for Leaders

Emily Quinn
Francis Norman and Camille Stromer Endowed Scholarship

Janae Godoy
Walter Baz Interior Design Scholarship

Gabriela Gonzalez
Tika Esler Scholarship

Merica Joy Halstrom
Walter Baz Interior Design Scholarship

Ashley Brianne Hernandez
Art Erschler Scholarship

Jose Maria Hernandez
North Coast Electric Company Scholarship

Kaylen Grace Hills
Norman and Camille Stromer Endowed Scholarship

Duc Thien Huynh
Norman and Camille Stromer Endowed Scholarship

Tammie Lynn Itzka
Charlotte Field Interior Design Scholarship

Nasise Challi Jira
Norman and Camille Stromer Endowed Scholarship

Leyia Johnson
Habib Mathematics Scholarship

Thomas Kielczewski
Spencer DeMille Scholarship

Nhi Y Le
McDermott Scholarship

Richard William Lee
BECU Scholarship for Advancing Student Success

Miriam Amelia Lindsay
Walter Baz Interior Design Scholarship

Valerie N Lopez
Ray Reno Scholarship

Natalie Marie Lovelett-Childers
BECU Scholarship for Advancing Student Success

Narciso Martinez
Norman and Camille Stromer Endowed Scholarship

Leslie L Matthews
Nelson Family Scholarship

Nate McCoy-Winston
Wells Fargo Scholarship for Students of Color

Adrianna L Mills
Naomi and Claude Newbury Scholarship for Women in Transition

Jyoti Kaur Minhas
McDermott Scholarship

Zahra MohammadHosseini
BECU Scholarship for Advancing Student Success

Chitalu Mumba
BC Scholarship for Leaders

Natasha L Natalevna
Debbie Killinger Scholarship for Single Parents

Mirabel Ngenue
Wells Fargo Scholarship for Students of Color

Anna Mai-Han Nguyen
Randall T. Hagen Memorial Scholarship

Holly Ann Nottingham
Peterson Health Care Scholarship Fund

Rebecca Overstreet
BECU Scholarship for Advancing Student Success

Leslie Patino
Norman and Camille Stromer Endowed Scholarship

Miranda Lore Saddler
Walter Baz Interior Design Scholarship

Aziza S Saliev
Norman and Camille Stromer Endowed Scholarship

Nataliia Savosko
Debbie Killinger Scholarship for Single Parents

Ishana Sharma
Hoffman Math Scholarship

Adam Szablya
Norman and Camille Stromer Endowed Scholarship

Nicole Tilly
English Department Scholarship

Sheila Trangchiu
Debbie Killinger Scholarship for First Generation College Students

Chantal Umutoni
Naomi and Claude Newbury Scholarship for Women in Transition

Rachel Chloe Uttech
Debbie Killinger Scholarship for Single Parents

Aksana M Varashkevich
Norman and Camille Stromer Endowed Scholarship

Olga M Voronkovich
Walter Baz Interior Design Scholarship

Cathleen Kay Walker
AAUW-Issaquah Scholarship

Bridget Lauren Walsh
Norman and Camille Stromer Endowed Scholarship

Frederick Eugene Wood
BC Scholarship for Leaders
James and Sandra Dagnon Scholarship

Polina A Yurina
Nelson Family Scholarship

Maryam Zare
BECU Scholarship for Advancing Student Success

Lauren Rae Zilke
Swegle Family Scholarship