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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), invites applications from students intending to pursue a science degree in the fields of biology, chemistry, geology, environmental science and related fields. students accepted into the program will receive a scholarship to cover all tuition costs for attending spokane community college to complete their two-year transfer degree, as well as involvement in a comprehensive support program to facilitate student success.


the spokane community college science scholars program provides a full scholarship, academic support, and other developmental activities to students pursuing a science transfer degree (aa-dta or as-t) in the fields of biology, chemistry or geology at scc. admission to the program is competitive.

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 enrolled at scc with plans to attend full time for two years to complete a science transfer degree (aa-dta or as-t) in biology, chemistry, geology or environmental science. other degrees, certificates, or sciences — including computer science, nursing or allied health — 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.

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