PCC Foundation Scholarships

PCC Foundation | scholarships@pcc.edu

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. Learn more about how you can establish a scholarship.

Apply now!

The PCC Foundation Scholarship application is now open! Applications are due March 1, 2019. If you are awarded, funding will become available starting in Fall 2019.

Learn about additional scholarship opportunities and application assistance at PCC.

To apply for scholarships, choose your status:

How to apply

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Applying is easy! Any student who plans to attend PCC can apply. Applicants will be automatically considered for hundreds of scholarships. We have scholarships for students of all ages, backgrounds, and majors!

  1. Get a MyPCC account

    If you're not already a PCC student, your first step is to apply for admission. The application is free and does not commit you to coming to PCC. You'll need a MyPCC account to complete the scholarship application, and also to check your student email, which is how we'll be communicating with you.

  2. Complete the scholarship application

    Log in and complete your application by 11:59pm on March 1, 2019.

  3. Complete the FAFSA

    Complete the FAFSA as soon after October 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: What have you done for your family or community that you care about the most and why?
  • Find a reference

    References can be teachers, faculty, staff, mentors, coaches, employers, etc. The application will send an automated email to your reference, but you may want to let them 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.

Where to get help

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  • 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: 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.

When will I know?

We let applicants know the results in early June. We send notification to your MyPCC email. Scholarship money will be available to use any time between Summer 2019-Spring 2020 terms (although it's not required to take Summer classes).