Bellevue College Foundation Programs
The Bellevue College Foundation is a volunteer-led organization raising and administering funds for scholarships, faculty development, and new innovations and excellence in college programs. In cooperation with the College, the Foundation operates over 100 current and endowed fund programs.
Traditional tuition, fees and book scholarships, childcare scholarships (enabling student parents to attend class), and emergency need scholarships are available to incoming and continuing Bellevue College students.
Innovation and Excellence
Many hundred awards large and small are made to programs, departments, and even to individual classes and individual faculty members to enable a broad array of enhancements to support student learning and to recognize and celebrate exceptional faculty members.
About Bellevue College
As an open access college, BC's certificate, 2-year, and 4-year degree programs are open on a first-come, first-served basis rather than by competitive placement and provide opportunity to an uncommonly wide variety of students. Many students complete their first two years of studies at Bellevue College before transferring to a guaranteed-available slot at the University of Washington, Washington State University, or other partner institutions.
In addition to traditional 2 and 4-year degrees, Bellevue College offers college-level classes for highly capable high school juniors and seniors, provides worker training and advancement classes for mid-career professionals, provides regional services to thousands of students through a Disability Resource Center, reaches into the community with lifelong enrichment programs, and leads multi-state efforts in fields including health care information systems and engaging first and second year college students in authentic, original scientific research.
Particular areas of focus include a Health Sciences Education and Wellness Institute training nurses, imaging technicians and radiation therapists. BC also offeres the state's foremost baccalaureate program in Interior Design, a premiere Early Learning and Childhood Center and award-wining drama and music programs. BC Bulldog athletes in 10 sports are frequent winners of NWACC conference titles and regional tournies.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
We are proud to see the growth and accomplishments of our scholarship recipients whose college education has hinged on the availability of private contributions. Recent scholarship recipients going on to successful careers at Bellevue and beyond include exceptional individuals who became our student body presidents in the 2010/2011 and 2012/2013 academic years.
We are proud to see Bellevue College faculty members named to National Science Foundation advisory panels, to see them named among the top open access college faculty in the country, and to see them inspiring confidence in our students while simultaneously challenging them to identify, strive for, and reach their educational goals.
The successes of Bellevue College are regularly reported in the local and regional press and also national publications such as Science magazine and in the announcements of the US Department of Education. To read about recent successes, this webpage compiles current news coverage of Bellevue College, its faculty and its students: http://news.bellevuecollege.edu/
These many successes are the result of thoughtful and caring investment in our students and our college by individuals, families, businesses, and foundations who recognize our ability to transform lives and deliver successful outcomes and replicable innovations that others may follow.
As state tax-based support has fallen, the ability of Bellevue College and its Foundation to sustain and build scholarship access to education and to provide opportunities for innovation relies increasingly on the heartfelt generosity of the community.
Thank you. Together we’ve made a real difference for our students and our community.
Please continue to invest in our students, their future and ours; and for more information and specifics about current activities, scholarships and new programs, contact our offices.