Next Step Opportunities

The Next Step Scholarship represents several different scholarship opportunities at the University level for students who are participating in Future Connect or Middle College here at PCC.

Below you will find a list of all the scholarships currently available to students who are participating in Future Connect. If you are also connected to Middle College, you are eligible for both sets of scholarships.

The process contains four steps:

  1. Choose your school (If you haven't done this already)
  2. Choose the scholarship that aligns with that school
  3. Apply now. You will need to have the following information:
    • College transcripts from all schools attended (unofficial copies are acceptable)
    • Two letters of recommendation.
      • Educational Recommendation – teacher, principal, guidance counselor, or others who know the student in an academic capacity
      • Personal Recommendation – anyone who has known the student at least two years and is not a family member
  4. Follow up with admissions and transfer requirements to the school of your choice

Future Connect Scholarships

The Renaissance Scholarship: 10 slots available

Application Time frame: applications are accepted between March 1st and April 30th. Students who are no more than one year away from transferring should apply.

These scholarship(s) are for $1,000 per term, for 2 years of college at any four year institution in Oregon. This represents $3000 per year. Scholarship dollars will go towards tuition, books and fees for Future Connect Scholars who are transferring.

  • Students must have 24 transferable credits from PCC to the institution of their choice.
  • This scholarship is renewable for up to 2 years.

Portland State University: 25 slots available

Application Time frame: applications are accepted any time prior to the PSU transfer deadlines for fall term. Next step application should be complete by February 1st.

These scholarship(s) are for 3,400 per year, for 2 years of college at Portland State University. Scholarship dollars will go towards tuition, books and fees for Future Connect Scholars who are transferring.

  • Student must have completed a transfer degree prior to start at PSU.
  • This scholarship is renewable for up to 2 years.

Lewis and Clark College: 5 slots available

Application Time frame: applications are accepted any time prior to the Lewis and Clark College transfer deadlines for fall term. Next step application should be complete by February 1st.

These scholarship(s) cover all tuition, books and fees for Future Connect Scholars who have earned their associate’s degrees from Portland Community College and are transferring over to Lewis and Clark.

  • Student must have completed a transfer degree prior to start at Lewis and Clark College.
  • Student must have met with Lewis and Clark Adviser to review eligible credit for transfer.
  • This scholarship is renewable for up to 2 years.