CPTC Foundation scholarships provide financial assistance to help meet educational expenses.
Please read these instructions carefully before applying for a scholarship.
Scholarships are awarded each quarter. Most scholarships are awarded for two quarters (excluding summer quarter).
Only one scholarship per quarter/per student is authorized.
|Use||Tuition, books and/or supplies|
Applications will not be considered if you do not meet the below criteria.
Minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
Cumulative GPA from your most recent school must be 3.0 or higher.
Loans must not be in default. Applicants cannot have a student loan in default.
Full-time College Student (12+ college level credits)
Must be a full-time college student for the quarter for which you are applying for a scholarship. Running Start and NW Career and Technical High School students are not eligible for scholarships.
NOTE: Running Start, NWCTHS, and other high school students may apply before graduation, but must have graduated by the time the scholarship quarter begins.
Some scholarships have additional eligibility criteria (such as a higher minimum grade point average, area of study or completion of the FAFSA).
The questionnaire within the online application will match you to all scholarships for which you are eligible.
Application cycles begin on the first day of each quarter and end approximately 3-weeks later.
Online applications open the first day of each application cycle and close at 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the cycle. Late materials will not be accepted.
|Online Application Opens||Online Application Closes||Award Quarter/Year|
|September 26, 2016||October 12, 2016||Winter Quarter 2017|
|January 2, 2016||January 18, 2016||Spring Quarter 2017|
While the online application will be available until 11:59 p.m. on the closing date, it is recommended that you complete your application by 4 p.m. as technical help will not be available after that time.
All scholarship applications at CPTC Foundation are applied globally. Fill out one application and your application will automatically be applied to all scholarships that you qualify for. The qualification questions section is the primary source to determine which scholarships you qualify for.
The answer to each application question determines your eligibility for specific scholarships. It is important that you do not leave any questions unanswered.
Once your eligibility has been confirmed your application is approved for consideration of a scholarship award. You are automatically applied for all scholarships that you qualify for.
The basic application process is as follows:
NOTE: Carefully read all directions before starting the online application.
Applications considered for a scholarship award are awarded competitively based upon scoring. Scoring is achieved through three essays written by you the applicant and reviewed by the Scholarships Committee, which consists of community volunteers. Ensure you read each question, answer the question thoroughly. Each essay is worth a possible 12 points.
The subject of the essays include:
To give yourself the best opportunity to receive an award, review your essays for thoroughness, grammar and punctuation, along with content. We strongly recommend that you seek assistance from the Tutoring Center in Building 15.
Incomplete applications will be disqualified for consideration. It is essential that you complete your entire application thoroughly. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of community volunteers.
Should you need technical assistance (password, uploading documents, etc.) with your scholarship application portal please contact AwardSpring directly. The Foundation office will answer general questions. The Foundation office will not complete your application for you.
AwardSpring 888-258-5628, option 2.
Other questions should be directed to:
Building 19, Room 101
4500 Steilacoom BLVD SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
|Campus & Community Involvement||5|
|Educational & Career Goals & Plans||12|
|Current Circumstances/Ability to Overcome Challenges||12|
|Total Possible Points||45|
All applicants will receive an email notification as to whether they are receiving a scholarship (or not) approximately two weeks before tuition payment deadline.
ALL scholarships funds are dispersed on the first day of the quarter in which they have been awarded for. (Please do not ask for exceptions.)
Any two-quarter scholarship will only have 50% of the scholarship award available each quarter. An awardee must meet the required criteria each quarter to maintain their scholarship from one quarter to the next. (Example: $1200 scholarship will only have $600 available each quarter.)
Generally all scholarships are applied towards tuition. In the event you receive funds from an outside source (i.e. VA Benefits) your scholarship can be applied towards books or academic program supplies.
The entire scholarship application, review and award cycle takes approximately 8 weeks to complete.
You can log back into your AwardSpring portal at any time to see the status of your application and/or award approved/denied.
For external scholarship opportunities, please contact Monica Selby, Financial Aid program Specialist at: