Top 5 scholarships for PCC students

Scholarships from organizations outside PCC

You should definitely apply for the scholarships offered through the PCC Foundation, but there are also organizations and private groups other than PCC that offer scholarships. Below are listed the most frequently won scholarships by PCC students just like you!

Top 5 scholarships for PCC students
Scholarship 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

Want more?

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