CPTC Foundation Scholarships

CPTC Foundation scholarships provide financial assistance to help meet educational expenses.

Get Help with Your Application

Contact Heather Ervin, Scholarship Coordinator

Phone: 253-589-5732
Office: Building 19, Room 101B
Email: heather.ervin@cptc.edu

Recipients are selected based on potential for success. Financial need may be considered for some scholarships.

Please read all the instructions below before applying.

General Information

Deadline Approximately two months before start of each quarter
Available Scholarships 20-50/quarter
Award Amount $500/quarter
Use Tuition, books and/or supplies
Basic Eligibility Full-time college student with completed FAFSA and at least a 3.0 GPA*
Award Cycle Quarterly
*Exception — there is a special scholarship for new students with High School Equivalency Exams that does not require a 3.0 GPA.

Application Cycles/Deadlines

Online Application Opens Online Application Closes Award Quarter/Year
January 2 4 p.m., January 22 Spring Quarter 2014
March 31 4 p.m., April 16 Summer Quarter 2014
March 31 4 p.m., April 16 High School Transfer Scholarships for 2014-2015
June 30 4 p.m., July 16 Fall Quarter 2014

Application Process

  1. Register on STARS online.
  2. Complete Personal Information. Incoming students without student ID numbers should use their phone number as their student ID number, starting with the second digit of the area code.
  3. Complete Opening Questionnaire.
  4. Complete Academic Information.
  5. Complete Essay Questions.
  6. Attach an electronic copy of your most current transcript (may be unofficial). Scanners are available in the library. If you are applying for a CPTC College Now Scholarship (for recent High School Equivalency Exam recipients only), you do not need a transcript.
  7. Apply for Recommended Scholarships. 


Applications are reviewed and scored by the Scholarship Committee, which consists of community volunteers.

View scoring matrix

Award Notification

All applicants will receive an email notification 4-5 weeks after the application deadline.