About The Education Fund

The North Seattle College Education Fund plays an essential role in the growth of North Seattle College. Incorporated in 2005 as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, our mission is to enrich lives by supporting North Seattle College’s students, faculty, staff and programs. In the 2017-18 academic year, the Education Fund will award over $700,000 in scholarships and $430,000 in support of program excellence and targeted initiatives.


Student Scholarships

We manage over 60 scholarship funds that focus on a variety of academic programs and donor interest areas, such as:

  • International Business
  • Nursing
  • STEM
  • Early Childhood Education
  • First Generation Students

Career Pathway Support

In addition to providing support for students, the Education Fund also provides funding to the college's six career clusters:

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Business & Finance
  • Health & Medical
  • Science & Math
  • Social Sciences & Education
  • Humanities & Arts

Faculty Awards & Professional Development Grants

At North Seattle College, we see Excelling in Teaching and Learning by embodying a "learning college" culture. We believe that as a learning college, every area and program of the college contributes to the learning process. Teaching and learning is a reflexive and shared process where we are both teachers and learners at the same time.

Guiding the Path to Student Success

The North Star Fund invests in a variety of strategic priorities that promote college access and degree completion. Initiatives support the college's Core Themes:

  • Advancing Student Success
  • Excelling Teaching & Learning
  • Building a Sustainable Community

About North Seattle College

Seattle Colleges is an open-access learning institution that prepares each student for success in life and work, fostering a diverse, engaged, and dynamic community.

Established in 1970, North Seattle College provides learning opportunities for more than 14,000 students each year. The College offers over 100 degree and certificate programs, including four Bachelor of Applied Science programs.