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Olympic College enriches our diverse community through quality education and support so students can achieve their educational goals. We believe learning is a life-enhancing journey of discovery. A public, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the Olympic College Foundation is the vehicle for giving to Olympic College. We seek philanthropic gifts for student scholarships, program enhancements, and capital projects, as well as support for cultural events and activities that enrich the entire college community.
The Olympic College Foundation supports students by offering over 135 scholarships valued in excess of $520,300. These funds help remove financial barriers that can otherwise impede student achievement. Olympic College is a 2017 finalist for the Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership Award, presented by the American Association of Community Colleges, in recognition for our partnership with the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility. The College/Corporate Partnership Award acknowledges collaboration between a college and corporate partner that demonstrate multi-year success in advancing the economic prosperity of the region, while contributing to the learning excellence of students. In 2015-16, Olympic College had 811apprentices, 215 apprentice program graduates, and 1,354 helpers in the program. In 2015, Olympic College was selected by the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program as one of the top ten community colleges in the United States. We are proud to be recognized as an institution that delivers exceptional student outcomes in the following four key areas: completion and transfer rates; labor market needs and rates of employment; improving levels of student learning; and policies that ensure access and success of students from traditionally under-represented groups.
By making a meaningful gift, you help us in four key areas: FIRST, Scholarships. The Olympic College Foundation gives over 135 scholarships annually, and demand is always increasing. The workforce is changing - many newly created jobs require postsecondary education. The financial burden of college is the reason most people are denied a higher education. SECOND, Funds for Excellence. Faculty and employees use this grant program to enrich academic experiences, purchase needed equipment, and create innovative programs for the benefit of students. THIRD, Emergency Funds. The Olympic College Foundation provides funds for student emergencies and small expenses such as class fees. The Foundation also works with the Students in Need Group, which provides services to overcome barriers to individual success, such as financial hardships, and emergencies. FINALLY, Campus/Program Support. A growing student population means funding is always needed for campus facilities, equipment, and services.
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