Pay for College

Pay for College

Dental Foundation Scholarships

South Puget Sound Community College Foundation is proud to be able to offer hundreds of scholarships to a diverse and talented population of students attending our college.
We are incredibly lucky to have such wonderful donors. When a donation is made to our college, those donors are investing their money in your future. What an honor!
Dental Scholarships are open July 16th and are due August 5 2014. Foundation Scholarships are awarded once a year and all applications can only be submitted through our online application process.


1. The SPSCC Foundation Scholarship Application is due no later than August 5th by midnight. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

2. Start your scholarship application through the online system Academic Works. You will need to:

- Sign UP at
- Click the top right button "Sign Up"
- You will receive a confirmation email to activate your account. If you do not receive it within a couple of minutes, be sure to check your "Junk Mail" folder and move it to your "Inbox".
- Confirm your account and begin completing your application.
- You will have the ability to save your work and return to update it at a later time.

3. Only ONE application is required for you to be considered for all of our DENTAL foundation scholarships.

4. You will be required to upload documentation. To be considered for any scholarship you must upload: essay, 2 letters of recommendation, and transcripts

  • Acceptable formats: PDF, Word, jpeg. Please note that we are unable to open MAC versions!
  • You will need to scan the required attachments to a thumb drive, flash drive or directly to your computer so that you can upload the documents to your application as prompted.
  • If you do not have a scanner, this technology is available at the SPSCC Computer Lab, SPSCC Library and the SPSCC Bookstore. Your local school or library may also have scanner ability. For a fee, you can access Office Depot and FedEx/Kinko's. Please see sidebar for more details on some of the resources.

5. Once you submit your application, you will be able to go in and make changes up to the due date. After August 5th no additional changes will be accepted.

6. Questions? Contact Kerri Chaput at (360) 596-5234 or email


What Happens Now?

Each completed application will be reviewed and scored by more than one reviewer. These scores are then averaged and the students with the highest scores will be matched to the most appropriate scholarships (Dental Students automatically match to Dental Scholarships)

People that read and score applications are: faculty members, staff members, Foundation Board members, and representatives from the community. Each application is secure and confidentiality is of the upmost importance. To maintain confidentiality students are not invited to be a part of the Reading and Scoring Committee.

  • Once all applications are read and scored, each student will be notified of the result of their application. 
  • Each scholarship recipient will be required to attend a Scholarship Orientation. Dates and times will be included in the notification.
  • Each scholarship recipient will also have the opportunity to meet their donor at the Scholarship Reception in November.

Important Facts:

  • 2014-15 Foundation Scholarships may be applied to tuition beginning Fall/Winter quarter 2014 and funds must be used by June 30th, 2015.
  • Running Start Students are not eligible. For information regarding book/ tuition resources for Running Start contact the Advising Center at .
  • The goal of the Foundation Scholarship is to help as many people as possible. As such, only in rare instances will a student receive more than one scholarship.
  • The average scholarship is $1,000.
  • Foundation Scholarships are intended to pay TUITION AND FEES. Scholarship funds are not disbursed in a check.
  • Students are encouraged to apply for both Financial Aid and Scholarships. Financial Aid must take into consideration scholarship funding, but it doesn't necessarily reduce your grants. If Financial Aid does have to reduce an award to avoid an overpayment, we first review loan and then work-study before adjusting any grants. However, each student's award and eligibility is different.


One Stop Desk
Second Floor Building 22
(360) 596-5232
Fax (360) 596-5712

Summer Hours:
Mon - Thurs - 7:30 - 6:30