Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

What is Future Connect?

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Future Connect is an initiative to eliminate barriers when it comes to attending college while providing on-going support to help students once they get there.

Future Connect is about building pathways to the future through scholarship money, career guidance and personal advising.

Future Connect is an opportunity for high school students within Multnomah County, the Hillsboro School District, and the Beaverton School District who identify as first generation or low-income.

Future Connect is a scholarship program that is sponsored by the City of Portland, The City of Beaverton, The City of Hillsboro and the PCC Foundation.

Future Connect is open to first generation or low income students who will have a high school diploma or GED within Multnomah County, the Hillsboro School District, or the Beaverton School District by the end of the year and will be attending PCC starting Fall Term 2015.

What Students Get Out of Future Connect

Scholarship Money

City of Portland SealFuture Connect applicants who are selected for the scholarship will receive a minimum of $500 per year for two years.

This great opportunity is a result of a partnership between the City of Portland’s investment in future scholars and PCC’s promise to match this investment dollar for dollar.

Future Connect applicants are also eligible for many other student scholarship opportunities available to all PCC students.

College Success Coach

Personalized academic advisor to help you navigate your college experience.


Free classes focused on surviving and succeeding in your collegiate career and beyond.

Job & Internship Resources

Future Connect gives you access to internships to give you real-world possibilities for applying your college experience and learning.

Enrichment Activities

An intensive summer orientation before fall term and continuing workshops and extracurricular gatherings throughout the school year will help you both transition into college and excel in your studies and career goals.

What You Can Do for Future Connect

Make a contribution through the PCC Foundation and double your support for Future Connect students! You’ll help us meet the matching challenge from the City of Portland. Thank you.

More information is available for those interested in contributing to Future Connect.

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What's Next?

  1. Please apply for admissions www.pcc.edu/admissions prior to applying for the scholarship, as students will need to have a PCC ID number to complete this application.
  2. Apply now to the Future Connect program.