Let your accomplishments lead you to scholarship awards

Scholarships are awarded for a variety of achievements, including academic performance, community engagement and more. Scholarships are available to new and returning Waubonsee students from many sources, including the generous donors who support the Waubonsee Community College Foundation.

Waubonsee Scholarships

Each year, the Waubonsee Foundation offers more than 150 scholarships to new and returning students. The Foundation Scholarship Application - for use during the 2022-2023 academic year - will be available Oct. 8, 2021. Scholarship deadlines vary. Please refer to the deadline dates posted in the scholarship application portal.

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

Reach Higher Scholarship
Qualifying students (low-income, unemployed, housing insecure, etc.) may receive money they can use to help meet their greatest needs — spring, summer, or fall 2021 tuition; food; housing; health care; or childcare. Please complete the Reach Higher Scholarship Application (access through mywcc with X-number and password). 

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). Note: Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Reach Higher Scholarship first. 


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.