General Scholarships

The Grays Harbor College Foundation offers two General Scholarship cycles per year to students attending GHC. The Fall Cycle awards are to be utilized in the current academic year and the Spring Cycle awards are to be utilized in the following academic year.  Students who meet eligibility requirements can receive up to $4,000 in scholarship awards per academic year.

Scholarship Cycle


Closes at 11:59PM

Scholarships Applied to

Fall Cycle

August 10, 2017

September 28, 2017

Current Academic Year

Spring Cycle

January 4, 2018

March 11, 2018

Following Academic Year

What Will I Need?

  • Two letters of reference with original signatures.
  • One copy of your most recent transcript.
  • An academic resume (Example resume).
  • Your personal essay; if additional essays are required they will appear in the "Follow-Ups" section after you have submitted your application.
  • To be eligible for need-based scholarships, you MUST provide your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that comes from FASFA or WASFA and confirm on the application that your FASFA or WASFA has been submitted to Grays Harbor College.  Note: not all scholarships are defined as need-based.

How do I Apply for a Scholarship?

By clicking the link below and entering the application, you understand and agree with all terms and conditions stated below and within the application.  

  • Applicants will be considered for all scholarships they are eligible for, providing a valid application has been submitted and all required materials are included and properly uploaded.
  • The availability of scholarships may change throughout the application process, based on funding, donor directives and other factors. This means that a scholarship you appear to be eligible for may no longer be available.
  • Applications MUST be completed by the applicant. Students are expected to complete the application and not parents, teachers or counselors. If you need assistance completing your application, please contact the Foundation at (360) 538-4024.  By submitting an online scholarship application, you certify that all information you have provided is true and complete to the best of your knowledge.
  • You authorize the release of provided information and other necessary financial and academic information to the GHC Foundation, individual donors and selection committees.
  • Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time during the 2018-2019 school year.   Recipients will be expected to attend the Recipient and Donor Recognition Ceremony held on May 23, 2018, to meet and thank the donors who provide scholarship opportunities.  
  • The GHC Foundation offers a wide selection of scholarships. Some scholarships have donor specific criteria ranging from gender to program of study. If asked to provide information about your race, gender, if you or a family member have a disability, or if you are a dislocated worker which you do not wish to disclose, there will be an option for you to indicate this. However, choosing this option removes you from consideration for those scholarships that require this additional information. 
  • You will be asked to answer one general essay question. However, a few scholarships require an additional essay and those questions will appear once you have submitted your application under the "Follow-Ups" section.  If no "Follow-Ups" section appears, your application is complete and no additional information is needed.
  • Applicants must answer all questions truthfully. Applicants will be disqualified if they misrepresent themselves or provide any false information.

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How Will I Be Notified?

Applicants will be notified by email in late April. No information will be given over the phone prior to emails being sent out.