Student of Color Conference Application

The Students of Color Conference is an annual event hosted by the Multicultural Student Services Directors’ Council (MSSDC), a state-wide consortium of community and technical college multicultural directors. Each year, more than 800 students from colleges across Washington State come together at SOCC to develop leadership skills and strategies for self-empowerment.

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To be considered for participation, interested students must complete an application. If selected, students will receive a full scholarship to cover the costs of attending the conference including: registration fees, transportation to and from the conference, meals during the conference, and lodging.

Applications for the 2020 Students of Color Conference are currently available. Interested students are encouraged to apply online (below) or pick up an application at the RISE Center. Contact Audry Bernal, , for more information.


Yakima Convention Center
Theme: "Calling all Changemakers: 30 Years of Unapologetic Activism" 

Conference Scholarship Eligibility

The following students are eligible to attend the conference:

  • Any student enrolled in any program at LWTech
  • Student must have a minimum 2.0 Cumulative GPA / Good standing
  • Student must be enrolled @ LWTech Winter & Spring 2019
  • Student must be free of conduct sanctions
  • Student must be 18 years of age or older
  • There are limited conference scholarships available-priority will be given to first time SOCC applicants

Conference participation for eligible LWTech students is completely free. If you submit an application and meet the eligibility criteria, all costs of attending the conference, including registration fees, hotel, transportation, and meals, will be covered by a full scholarship.

If you have any questions about the application process or the conference itself, please contact Audry Bernal at: 

(425) 739-8692


SOCC 2020 Online Application