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Science Scholars Program

Full Scholarships. Full Support.

The SCC Science Scholars Program

with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF Award 1833712), provided scholarships and holistic support for students studying biology, chemistry, geology, and related science fields. The program is not accepting new applicants.


The Spokane Community College Science Scholars program was a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF Award 1833712). Students enrolled in the program received scholarships, academic support, mentoring, and other holistic support for the duration of their degree at SCC. The program is scheduled for completion in 2024, so no new students are being accepted at this time. For more information, please contact SCC Chemistry Instructor and grant facilitator Jaye Hopkins at

To qualify for the SCC Science Scholars program, students must:

  1. Have financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and SCC Financial Aid office. Financial need is defined as a Cost of Attendance (COA) that exceeds the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). Students that do not meet this definition will not be accepted to the program.

  2. Be enrolling at SCC with plans to complete a transfer degree (AA-DTA, AS-T, etc.) followed by a  biology, chemistry or geology bachelor's degree. Other degrees -- including computer science, nursing, dental hygiene and pre-medicine — do not qualify for this program.

  3. Please note that this program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), which requires applicants to be a citizen of the United States, a national of the United States (as defined in Section 101 (a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), an alien admitted as refugee under Section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

Applications are closed for the current academic year. For questions, please contact