How Do I Apply for Scholarships?

Applications are due by Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. - no exceptions.

Please contact the Foundation office with any questions:

2014 Fall Application Decision Calendar
  • Post notification: June 20, 2014
  • Applications due: July 31, 2014
  • Decision meeting: August 18, 2014
  • Review of eligibility with Financial Aid office: August 4, 2014
  • Check to Business Office, notice to Business and Registration: August 5, 2014
  • Notifications from Foundation: August 26, 2014 by email and sent postal
  • Scholars Q & A meeting: August 12, 2014 (LAST DAY OF QUARTER)

The financial aid office at Renton Technical College complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in education programs and/or extracurricular activities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the college’s Section 504/ADA coordinator.

Section 504/ADA coordinator
3ooo NE Fourth St.
Renton, WA 98056
(425) 235-2352

The "Welcome to Renton Technical College" high school merit scholarship is now open to graduating seniors from the Auburn, Kent, Enumclaw, Issaquah, Renton and Seattle school districts. One senior who enrolls for fall 2014 quarter at RTC will be selected from each district. This is a $500 scholarship applied to fall quarter tuition.

To apply, please complete this form.

Applications are due by July 1, 2014 - no exceptions. They can be mailed, emailed or delivered in person:

RTC Foundation
3000 NE 4th Street
Renton, WA 98056

For questions, please contact the Foundation at 425.235.7867 or

How Will I Know if I Receive a Scholarship?
Once scholarships are awarded, you will receive a letter in the mail to inform you of the status of your application. If you are awarded with a scholarship all the details of the amount and which scholarship you were awarded will be listed in the letter.

GED Test Fee Scholarships
If you are enrolled in a Renton Technical College GED preparation program, there are funds available to help cover your GED test fees. You must apply for funding for each test. The Foundation will only support one test—retests are at your own expense. Please fill out a Test Fee Scholarship Form and submit it to your teacher. You will receive an email notification if your request has been approved. Please allow at least two business days for processing.

What Other Options are Available for Financial Assistance?

Scholarships outside of the Foundation vary in ways to apply.  Check with the Financial Aid Office for a complete list of options and how to apply as well as visiting the links below.

Scholarship Searches

Available Scholarships

Scholarship Winners  

"There are no words to describe how excited I was to learn that I had been selected as a scholarship recipient. This money will not only help me to buy the tools and software to fix my computer but it also motivates me to focus and study harder in school because it tells me that there are people willing to help and support students who are really in need."

Dung Phu, Computer Science