Whatcom Community College students have access to many scholarship opportunities through both the Whatcom Community College Foundation and resources off campus. In the last school year 385 Whatcom students applied for scholarships and that number is growing each year with a 65 percent increase since the previous year.
The WCCF scholarship application is an application for all op
portunities awarded by the foundation. A student submits one application and is then entered into all the opportunities they qualify for.
The Simpson Intercultural Center located on the Whatcom Community College campus, aims to build connections, and create a sense of community for the diverse student population.
The Intercultural Center believes connections are important, and that students learn better when they study together. Building these connections is integral to the learning atmosphere at Whatcom.
Maritza Mendoza, a Whatcom student working at the Intercultural Center said, “forming connections makes students feel more comfortable to present their thoughts and more willing to learn.”