Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) awards scholarships to approximately 200 students annually. Amounts vary up to full tuition. For the 2020-2021 year, scholarship applications may be completed online at WVC AwardSpring. The online application will require students to register for an account which will be used each year.
2020-2021: Applications are due September 8. Fill out one application to be eligible for multiple scholarships totaling $30,000. All WVC students are encouraged to apply.
Note: Information on the 2021-2022 scholarship application will be available Fall 2020.
Applicants for the 2020-2021 year will receive selection notifications by early October. Notifications will be sent to the email listed on your application. If awarded, you will be encouraged to submit a Thank You letter. For more information and a sample letter, see the "Acknowledgement Letters" section below on this page.
Scholarships are awarded for one academic year; therefore, students must re-apply
each year. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA is required to apply for scholarships. Students
must be fullltime (at least 12 credits) in order to be eligible to receive the award(s).
Recipients awarded scholarships must meet individual scholarship criteria to continue receiving the scholarship during the school year. The criteria will be outlined in the award packet sent to selected students.
The WVC scholarship application covers all of the scholarships available. Students do not need to apply for specific scholarships, as the selection committee will match applicants using the application materials submitted.
All current and incoming WVC students including adult learners, part-time students and DREAMers are eligible to apply. There are scholarships for every area of study.
Students who were awarded a renewable scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year are required to submit a "renewable application".
Renewable application deadline is February 14, 2020
Applicants will receive selection notifications by July of 2020. Notifications will be sent to student WVC email accounts. If awarded, you will be expected to submit a Thank You letter. For more information and a sample letter, see the "Acknowledgement Letters" section below on this page.
To determine if you are eligible for a renewable scholarship, refer to the AwardSpring scholarship description or contact the WVC financial aid office.
The athletic department gives athletic awards to students who are participants of WVC’s intercollegiate athletic teams. Inquiries regarding athletic scholarships should be directed to the athletic director or individual sport coach.
Service, business and professional organizations, as well as private citizens, donate money to fund student scholarships on the basis of different criteria such as academic achievement, financial need, commitment to training, involvement in the community, or military service. Scholarship applications are typically available for next year's awards as early as October. Most application deadlines occur during fall and winter quarters.
Eligibility criteria, application procedures and deadlines vary. Click on the "Outside Scholarship Resource List" below to assist with your scholarship search.
It is appropriate, and in some cases a requirement, to submit a thank you letter to the scholarship donor if selected for a scholarship. Click on the link below to view an example thank you letter.
You can find some nationwide and Washington State scholarship information and tips at the following links:
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board GEARUp Scholarship
For information regarding GEARUP scholarships please see their website www.gearup.wa.gov.
Sending scholarship funds to WVC: Make check payable to WVC. Include WVC Student ID Number of the student.
Mail check to: Wenatchee Valley College, Financial Aid Office, 1300 Fifth Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801