Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

This list doesn't include scholarships offered through the PCC Foundation. The foundation awards hundreds of scholarships to PCC students every year - you should definitely apply!

These are scholarships offered by organizations and private groups outside of PCC. Below are listed the most frequently won scholarships by PCC students just like you!

Feeling ambitious? Check the bottom of the page for prestigious and challenging scholarships open to community college students.

Top 5 scholarships for PCC students
Scholarship name How much How to apply When to apply Who is it for?
1. OSAC
The Oregon Student Access Commission awards over 100 PCC students each year. Also, by filling out the application, you apply for several other major scholarships.
Average award is $3,100 Online at the Oregon Student Access site Deadline is late February or early March
  • U.S. citizen/eligible noncitizen & Oregon resident
  • High school senior or first time college student
  • Not owe refund on education grants or loans
  • See complete eligibility criteria
2. Ford Family Foundation
This scholarship is awarded to over 20 PCC students every year - and it provides up to 90% of your college costs!
Up to 90% of your unmet financial need Online at the Oregon Student Access site Deadline is late February or early March
  • Scholars program: for high school seniors and community college students
  • Opportunity program: for single parents
  • ReStart program: for students over 25
  • See complete eligibility criteria
3. US Bank
Around 20 students win this scholarship each year. Almost all banks and credit unions have scholarship programs.
$1,000 Online at USBank.com Deadline is mid to late May
4. Rotary Clubs
There are many Rotary Clubs in Portland, and each offers its own scholarship. Every year, over 20 PCC students receive Rotary scholarships.
$500 to $1,000 Find your local rotatry club look for scholarship and contact information Deadlines are in early spring
  • Some clubs require you be a member, but others don't have a preference
  • Find your local rotary club and ask about that club's criteria
5. Oregon Community Foundation
The OCF awards offers many unique scholarship programs. Around 10 PCC students receive this scholarship every year.
$500 to $3,000 Online at the Oregon Student Access site Deadline is late February or early March
  • U.S. citizen/eligible noncitizen & Oregon resident
  • High school senior or first time college student
  • Not owe refund on education grants or loans
  • See complete eligibility criteria

Up for a challenge?

This scholarship is competitive, but it's worth the effort!

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

  • Who is eligible: Students who will be transferring to a four year university next school year, and do not have a bachelors degree already. To be eligible, you must be attending a community college, plan to enroll full-time in a bachelor degree program in the Fall of 2016, and have a GPA of 3.5 or better. This is a rigorous scholarship and is based on aspects of achievement, financial need, persistence, leadership and service to others.
  • Get help: Contact Jennifer McBratney for help applying.
  • Website to apply: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
  • Application timeline: October 15 to December 15, 2015
  • Scholarship amount: Awards can be up to $40,000 per year to winning students.

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