Waubonsee Foundation Scholarships

  • Each year, the Waubonsee Foundation offers more than 150 scholarships/300 awards to new and returning Waubonsee students.
  • The Foundation Scholarship Application – for use during the 2023-2024 academic year – will be available October 2022. Please refer to the deadline dates posted in the scholarship application portal.
  • Because eligibility criteria varies widely from scholarship to scholarship, all students are highly encouraged to apply!  
  • One application gets you consideration for all the scholarships for which you may be eligible.  

Apply for a Foundation Scholarship

Other Waubonsee Scholarships

Reach Higher Scholarship

Applications for the Summer and Fall terms are not currently being accepted.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Reach Higher Scholarship, please e-mail ReachHigher@waubonsee.edu.

Gustafson Scholarships

High school students who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and community service should apply for Waubonsee's prestigious Gustafson Scholarship.

Gustafson Scholarship

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.

Emergency Needs Scholarship Fund

Other Scholarships and Resources

Local External Scholarships

Several area agencies and organizations also offer scholarships to Waubonsee students. You can review the scholarships currently available including applicant qualifications, application deadlines, and links to their websites at:


Scholarship Searches

Several websites offer free scholarship searches that allow students to find and apply for a variety of scholarships. These sites and the scholarships listed are not endorsed by Waubonsee.