The PCC Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships every year to students who may not otherwise be able to afford an education. Foundation scholarships pay for tuition, fees, and books.
The scholarship application is open! Applications are due March 1, 2017. If you win, funding will become available starting in fall 2017. Take a look at the scholarships we offer »
How to apply
Applying is easy! Follow these steps to be automatically considered for hundreds of scholarships.
Log in to the scholarship application
Log in and complete your application by March 1, 2017. If you don't have a PCC account, first apply for admission. Admission is free and does not commit you to coming to PCC.
Complete the FAFSA
Complete the FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible. If you are an international student or not eligible to complete the FAFSA, complete the Financial Need Worksheet and upload it in the application.
How to prepare
Start working on these pieces right away - especially your essays. When you complete your scholarship application you'll have everything you need!
Write your essays
Each essay can be up to 350 words. (Some scholarships will ask for additional essays on the application.)
- Essay 1: What is your career goal and educational plan to meet this goal? What inspired you to choose this field of study and career?
- Essay 2: Describe a significant challenge or change that has occurred in your life in the last ten year. How did you respond and what did you learn about yourself?
- Essay 3: Describe something about yourself that you haven't addressed already in your essays. Why is this important to you?
Find two references
References can be teachers, faculty, staff, mentors, coaches, employers, etc. The application will send an automated email to your references, but you may want to let your references know beforehand to expect a request.
Get a copy of your unofficial transcript (new students only)
New students must submit an unofficial transcript from their most recent high school or college. If you've completed at least two terms at PCC by the end of winter term (March), you don't need to submit transcripts.
Who can apply
Any PCC student, or any student who plans to attend PCC, can apply. We have scholarships for students in all kinds of programs, students of all ages and from all kinds of backgrounds.
Not yet a PCC student?
If you're not a PCC student, complete an admissions application. The application is free and does not commit you to coming to PCC. After you complete the application, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to log in to your account and check your student email, which is how we'll be communicating with you.
Where to get help
Attend a scholarship workshop
These free, 2-hour workshops are offered every November and December and will help you create a competitive scholarship application.
Get help online with Your Scholarship Application Guide
A step-by-step website that helps with essay writing, asking for references, and more.
Take a College Success class
Scholarships: $$ for College is offered almost every term and it will take you through the entire process of searching for scholarships.
What happens after I apply?
We let applicants know the results in mid-June. We send notification to your MyPCC email. Scholarship money will be available for use the following fall term.