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Scholarships are a great way to help fund your college education. Scholarships are different from financial aid: there is a separate application process and you win based on your academic history, writing skills and past experiences.

How do I win scholarships?

We have resources to help you along every step of the way.

Your Scholarship Application Guide
A step-by-step guide to finding and winning scholarships.
Scholarship workshops
Workshops to help with the PCC Foundation scholarship application.
CG 105 Scholarships: $$ for College
A class about applying for scholarships - see the CG class schedule. This is a two-part class that is taken in combination with WR 105: Scholarship Essay Writing - see the Writing class schedule.

Scholarships for PCC students

You should apply for these!

Curious about other good scholarship opportunities? Want to increase your chances of getting a scholarship? Want to challenge yourself and get a really big scholarship? We've listed our favorite scholarships hosted outside of PCC. A lot of PCC students win these, and you can too!

Top scholarships from private organizations »

PCC Foundation scholarships
The PCC Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships to our students every year. These scholarships are just for PCC students, so if you are thinking about applying for scholarships, you should definitely apply for these.
Scholarships for veterans
Scholarships for members of the armed services.
Department-awarded scholarships
Check with your department to see if they offer scholarships. Programs include: non-credit ESOL, Automotive Service, Welding, Machine Manufacturing, Early Education and Family Studies, Diesel Service, and PCC Panthers basketball.

I won a scholarship! Now what?

You rock! Now make sure the paperwork gets processed correctly.

Paying with a scholarship
See if PCC has received your scholarship, what to do if your scholarship is late, and how you can use your funds.