Scholarships for Summer Quarter

The Bates Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for summer quarter. The application deadline is Monday, May 4 at noon. We will award up to 34 scholarships totaling $29,275 for summer quarter. The foundation will host two brown bag luncheon scholarship workshops for students to learn about the online application process.

  • Tuesday, April 21 | 11:30 a.m. | Downtown Campus | Diversity Center
  • Thursday, April 23 | 11:30 a.m. | South Campus | Multimedia Room (Room E101A)

Sent on behalf of the Bates Foundation. Contact LeAnn Dreier at x7160 with questions.

Diversity and Student Life

THIS WEEK:  ASG General Assembly Meeting – April 22

The ASG General Assembly meeting is Wednesday, April 22 from 11:15am to 12:15pm in the Downtown Campus auditorium.

All students are welcome to attend general assembly meetings. PASSPORT EVENT!

Open House and Information Fair

Bates Technical College Open House and Information Fair is Thursday May 7th, 2015 9:30am – 1:00pm at the Bates South Campus.  This year Bates is committed to offering Educational Transfer Opportunities and Support Service Resource information to our students.  There will be services such as Healthcare, Financial Counseling, Affordable Housing, Employment, College funding, and college recruiters.   Don’t miss it!

Bates Bot Club

You are invited to join our Bates robotic club every Thursday at 11:15 am in Downtown campus BioMed program Building E102. All interested are welcome. Please call 253-680-7212 if you have any questions. Thank you.

Scholarship Opportunity

Educational Scholarships for Women

The Washington State Business and Professional Women’s (WSBPW) Foundation is offering several different scholarships (from $500 to $1,000) for women.  Eligibility requirements include: woman student and a U.S. citizen; meet age requirements for specific scholarship; accepted into a program at an accredited school in WA state; demonstrate scholastic ability; and be in need of financial assistance.  The WSBPW scholarship packet may be received by contacting please use “scholarship” in subject line. Or request one from Kat in the diversity center.  Application deadline is May 1, 2015.

Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA) Scholarship

The David I. Coren Memorial Scholarship program is for students enrolled full-time in the power generation industry for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Up to eight scholarships will be awarded in the amount of 2,500. Deadline is May 1, 2015. Students applying for a scholarship for the first time can click here to download a copy of the Application. Go to for more information.

Jobs Update

Job Openings at Continuant

Positions available include:

  • Customer Service Rep or Inside Sales Rep
  • Systems Admin – IT with a systems/server focus (as opposed to networking)
  • Voice and Data Technician – IT or Networking 2 year degree or certificate is all that is required
  • Billing Coordinator

Go to, or contact Kari at for more information.

Community Information

Citizenship Day One-Day Legal Clinic

Citizenship Day on Saturday, April 25th in Tacoma, Mount Vernon, Vancouver, and Yakima. Citizenship Day is a FREE, one-day legal clinic to help legal permanent residents apply for citizenship. It’s hosted by the WA State Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and OneAmerica. Citizenship is a critical part of American Dream for many immigrant families, but the high cost of attorneys and fear of the process stop many eligible people from becoming citizens.  We’ll have volunteer immigration lawyers, paralegals and interpreters on hand to help eligible permanent residents successfully fill out citizenship applications (N-400s). People who complete their application at Citizenship Day save an average of $1,000 in legal fees!

2014-2015 Spring Quarter Dates

May 4              Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript

May 29            Last day of the quarter