"Workforce Education at Green River was VERY instrumental in allowing me to go back to school, and I'm grateful for all the assistance I received and continue to receive." - Genie L, Green River Student

"Make sure you talk to Workforce Education...They can help in many ways to make things go smoothly and make sense." - Chris S, Green River Student

"Workforce Education...will embrace you and lend a helping hand with open hearts." Elsie Q, Green River Student

"Workforce Education has been there for me since day one!" - Jenny S, Green River student

Apr 13, 2011

Foundation Scholarships

Workforce Education administers four funding programs which help qualifying students pay for school.  Our programs include Worker Retraining, Opportunity Grant, WorkFirst, and Basic Food Employment & Training. 

When students approach our office to apply for one or more of these programs, we also help them identify and apply for additional funding programs on campus or in the community as part of a larger strategy to leverage all resources. Some of those additional programs include, Federal Financial Aid, Workforce Investment Act funds, as well as scholarships offered on TheWashBoard.org. 

As stated in earlier posts, our philosophy in Workforce Education is simple: create options for yourself by applying for as many different funding programs as possible to help pay for school.

In line with this philosophy, we regularly encourage students to apply for scholarships offered through the Green River Community College Foundation.  This is especially the case for the upcoming 2011-2012 school year, as the Foundation will offer over 160 scholarships, most of which are program or need based, and range in amounts from $500 to $3000.

It's easy to apply, too.  Students can fill out an online application (it's only 4 pages), then print it out and return it to the Financial Aid Office in LC 231.  The application deadline for 2011-2012 scholarships is April 29th, 2011.  If you have questions, feel free to call the GRCC Foundation at 253-833-9111 ext 3330 or visit www.greenriver.edu/foundation_scholarships.

Interesting Fact: Over 50% of full-time employees at GRCC make contributions to the Foundation, giving over $52,000 last year.