There is free money to help you pay for school! Students from all walks of life can qualify for a scholarship at WCC. Some scholarships require financial need, some are based on merit, and some combine both criteria. We also offer scholarships for students with disabilities.

The deadlines vary, so plan ahead and begin your search early!

WCC scholarships

Child Care

For students registered for classes who need help paying for off-campus child care.  Deadlines vary.  Find out more about Student Resource Center Child Care Scholarships.


For incoming or current students with documented disabilities. Find out more


For current students with:

  • at least 30 credit hours (20 hours if your program is in advanced technologies and public service careers, except for criminal justice)
  • Have at least a 3.3 grade point average
  • Live in Washtenaw County

Apply by May 10. Find out more about Divisional Scholarships.


For students who live in Washtenaw County and are 65 years old on the first day of the semester. Deadlines vary. Learn more about Emeritus Scholarships.

High School Honors

Available to graduating high school students:

  • President’s Honor Scholarship
  • Procassini Honor Scholarship
  • Excellence Scholarship

Deadlines vary. Find out more about High School Honors Scholarships.


The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor has established and funded the Kiwanis Club - WCC Foundation Scholarship to provide full-ride scholarships and additional assistance for qualified students. The scholarship is awarded to students who attend WCC on a full-time basis and meet all eligibility requirements. Find out more about the Kiwanis Scholarship

Morse B. Barker Memorial

For incoming or current students who demonstrate financial need and live in Washtenaw County. Find out more about the Morse B. Barker Scholarship.

Nonprofit Agency

(for non-degree, non-credit classes only)

If you work for a nonprofit agency in Washtenaw County, you may qualify to take non-credit classes for free! Learn more about Nonprofit Agency Scholarships.

Reading Nursing Scholarship

The Reading Scholarship provides 20 full-ride scholarships per semester to WCC students in the Nursing Program who plan to earn their WCC Associate Degree and will transfer to Eastern Michigan University to complete their BSN. Find out more about the Reading Nursing Scholarship.

Student Development and Activities Scholarship Internships

 The Washtenaw Voice, the WCC student newspaper, provides ten scholarship/internship opportunities each semester, with a range of $3,476-$4,636. The students who receive the scholarship will obtain practical experience in creating and publishing a bi-weekly student newspaper. For more information, contact [email protected].
WCC Esports program provides a scholarship/internship of $3,476 to one student who is currently enrolled in the Sports and Entertainment Management certificate. The selected student will gain practical experience in managing a college Esport program. For further details, contact [email protected]

STEM Scholars Program

The WCC STEM Scholars Program was created to encourage, support and facilitate success for students interested in STEM careers and seeking degrees in STEM disciplines. Find out more about the STEM Scholars Program.

Student Resource Center

For eligible students from low-income families. Deadlines vary. Find out more about Student Resource Center Scholarships.

WCC Foundation

We give more than 1000 scholarships away every year to incoming or current students, based on a combination of financial need and merit. Find out more about WCC Foundation Scholarships.

Outside scholarships

Many private organizations and the State of Michigan offer scholarships to students who meet certain criteria. Take a look and see if you qualify!

Michigan Achievement

To make college more affordable for families and grow Michigan talent pool, the Michigan Achievement Scholarship offers high school graduates an annual scholarship of up to $2,750 at community colleges. Find out more about the Michigan Achievement Scholarship.

Michigan Competitive

For students who have financial need, have a high school diploma or GED, and enroll at least half time, among other requirements. Apply by June 10. Find out more about the Michigan Competitive Scholarship.

Michigan Reconnect

For students 25 and older who do not already have a degree and attend at least half-time, among other requirements.  Find out more about Michigan Reconnect.

Rotary Club of Ann Arbor

For incoming or current students who graduated from any Ann Arbor high school at any time in their life. Apply by June 10. Find out more about Rotary Club Scholarships.

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