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PCC Big Give Day

2020 Big Give Day

Join us this Big Give Day, September 30 – October 1, as our community comes together to raise $100,000 for scholarships and programs that support student success. The first $50,000 given will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Schlesinger Family Foundation. Help make the dream of a college education possible for PCC students by making your gift today!

Our official Big Give Day campaign goes live at noon on Wednesday, September 30. If you’d like to make a gift now and have it counted towards that campaign, click the give now button below.

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Here are some of our incredible scholarships and programs that you can support this Big Give Day!

Student Scholarships
Scholarships help make higher education possible

Support student-athletes by funding equipment needs and live-stream broadcasts

Cascade Festival of African Film
Support this free annual community festival that brings African films and documentaries to Portland

College Assistance Migrant Program
Support students from migrant and seasonal farmworker families through scholarships and workshops 

Dental Sciences
Support Dental Sciences students with professional development, equipment, supplies and exam fees

Education Abroad Scholarship
Support scholarships for students studying abroad as they become global citizens

Electronic Engineering Technology Program
Help provide hands-on learning kits for students learning remotely

ESOL Program
Support immigrant and refugee students through scholarships and English language textbooks

Exercise Science Scholarship
Support Exercise Science students through internships that promote our community’s fitness and health 

Food Insecurity Fund
Help the nearly two-thirds of students who face food insecurity by connecting them with direct services 

Fostering Success
Provide a support network and personalized services to enable students who have experienced foster care

Future Connect
Help bridge the digital divide for first-generation, low-income Future Connect scholars

Support Gerontology students working to change the future of aging through training and research

Gus Waterford Memorial Scholarship
Support a first-generation Fire Protection Technology student through this scholarship honoring Portland’s first Black firefighter

Habitat Restoration Team
Support the Sylvania Campus Habitat Restoration Team as they learn to restore our natural ecosystems

Humanities & Arts (HARTS)
Support opportunities for students to engage deeply with the humanities and arts, on campus and beyond

Nursing Program
Provide emergency grants and professional development opportunities for our community’s next generation of nurses

PDX Bridge
Support students who’ve experienced homelessness, involvement in the justice system or experience in the foster care system as they transition from high school to college

Rose Scholarship
Support an outstanding student in their final year through this scholarship honoring longtime PCC employees

Help students learn about nonprofits and philanthropy as they work to solve societal issues 

Sylvania Music Instrumental Program
Directly assist students with private instrumental musical lessons

Tessa Conradi Memorial Paralegal Scholarship
Support PCC’s first scholarship for Paralegal students to remove financial barriers to legal education

Questions about Big Give Day?

Call the PCC Foundation at 971-722-4382 or email your questions to pccfoundation@pcc.edu. We look forward to connecting with you!