I haven’t met anyone yet at Waubonsee who was too busy to help or who told me it wasn’t their job.
Making an impact
Waubonsee Community College opens the door of knowledge, sparks imagination and enlightens lives through learning. The Waubonsee Foundation strengthens this vision by providing opportunities for all citizens in our community to have access to a quality education. The Waubonsee Community College Foundation was chartered in 1978 as a 501(c)3 tax exempt, nonprofit organization.
Each year, the Foundation raises funds to provide scholarships for deserving area students. For the 2019-2020 academic year, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation provided 405 scholarship awards totaling over $378,000 to 347 recipients.
Emergency Needs Scholarship Fund
The Emergency Needs Scholarship Fund is sponsored by the Waubonsee Community College Foundation and is designed to assist currently enrolled students who experience an unusual, unexpected or exceptional emergency that jeopardizes their financial ability to continue their academic studies. To see if you qualify for assistance through the Emergency Needs Scholarship Fund, view the program details in mywcc (requires X-number and password).
An Evening of Laughs
Join us to experience the stand-up comedy of Jay Leno at the Paramount Theatre on April 17, 2020, while raising money for scholarships to support Waubonsee students!
Distinguished Alumnus & Contributor Awards
Each year Waubonsee presents an award to a Distinguished Contributor and a Distinguished Alumnus. Nominations for 2020 will be accepted until January 31, 2020. Awards will be announced at the 2019 commencement ceremonies.
Learn more about each award, view past recipients, and submit a nomination below.
Meet Our Alumni
Here are just a few of our alumni success stories.
I got my GED.... [But] my grades [at Waubonsee] were almost all A’s and B’s. That’s something I have never done before.
I have led an interesting, interesting life. My whole life I have been finding where I fit in, and here at Waubonsee, I have found it.