Bellingham, WA Area Scholarships

Bellingham (/ˈbɛlɪŋhæm/ BEL-ing-ham) is the largest city in and the county seat of Whatcom County in the U.S. state of Washington. It is the thirteenth-largest city in the state, with 86,720 residents as of April 1, 2017, per the Washington State Office of Financial Management, and is part of the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the state. The boundaries of the city encompass the former towns of Fairhaven, Whatcom, Sehome, and Bellingham.

Bellingham is the northernmost city with a population of almost 100,000 residents in the contiguous United States. The city is a popular tourist destination known for its easy access to outdoor recreation in the San Juan Islands and North Cascades as well as proximity to the cities of Vancouver and Seattle.

A waterfront redevelopment is underway on more than 100 acres of former industrial land. with a hotel, conference center, condos, retirement living, retail and commercial development on the site.

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Schools in and around Bellingham, WA

Western Washington University
Four or more years; Public; $21,391 average out-state tuition; $6,879 average in-state tuition
Whatcom Community College
Four or more years; Public; $9,534 average out-state tuition; $4,116 average in-state tuition
Bellingham Technical College
Four or more years; Public; $3,045 average out-state tuition; $2,568 average in-state tuition
Northwest Indian College
Four or more years; Public; $4,032 average out-state tuition; $4,032 average in-state tuition
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Bellingham
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Bellingham Beauty School
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit