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/300 awards to new and returning students. The Foundation Scholarship Application - for use during the 2022-2023 academic year - is available now.  Scholarship deadlines vary, but the priority deadline is Feb. 7, 2022. Because eligibility criteria varies widely from scholarship to scholarship, all students are highly encouraged to apply!

Reach Higher Scholarship

Qualifying students may receive money they can use to help meet their greatest needs — tuition; food; housing; health care; or childcare. Please complete the Reach Higher Scholarship Application.

Reach Higher Scholarship Application

Need help? View instructions on how to apply (PDF).

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*

(*requires X-number and password).

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

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.