Transforming Lives Award

Transforming Lives group photo

Have you transformed your life through BBCC or do you know someone who has? How would you or another deserving person spend $100?

The BBCC Trustees want to honor and recognize your transformative effort!

The Washington State Association of College Trustees annual Transforming Lives Awards recognize current or former students whose lives have been transformed by attending a Washington State community or technical college. Each fall, the BBCC Trustees recognize up to 10 nominees at a local BBCC recognition dinner and provide the nominees with a $100 check.  Then the next step is for the BBCC trustees to nominate one nominee to the state level, and that nominee may receive an additional $500.  All state-level nominees will be invited to attend, at ACT’s expense, the ACT Legislative Contact Conference, where they will be honored during the Transforming Lives Awards Dinner.  Award winners will be the keynote speakers.

Every state-level nominee will have his or her story and picture included in an awards booklet that will be shared with legislators, the higher education community, and posted on the ACT website.

Nominations must include the completed nomination form, a 600-word statement (about overcoming barriers to achieve higher education goals and how the education and support received at BBCC was life-transforming), and a letter of support from a BBCC employee. More information can be found by reading the Transforming Lives Award Criteria.

The nominee may be a current or former BBCC college student (within 3 years of completing a degree, certificate or transfer) or a current student who is making significant progress toward completing a degree or certificate that is helping him or her prepare for success in his or her future endeavors.

Application, essay and reference letter must be submitted by October 28, 2019. Documents should be emailed to

Read about last year’s BBCC Transforming Lives Award winners HERE!

Save the date for this year’s Transforming Lives Award Dinner: November 21, 2019.

Transforming Lives Award Recognition Dinner
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