Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

What is Future Connect?

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If you're a high school student within Multnomah County, the Hillsboro School District, or the Beaverton School District who identifis as first generation or low-income, Future Connect is right for you.

Future Connect is a scholarship program which focuses on eliminating barriers to attending college, and provides on-going support throughout a student's time at PCC.

Using scholarship money, career guidance and personal advising, Future Connect helps students build pathways to their futures.

Future Connect is open to qualifying students who will have a high school diploma or GED by the end of the year and will be attending PCC starting Fall Term 2015.

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

What can Future Connect do for you?

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

Access to a personalized academic advisor to help you navigate your college experience.


Free classes focused on surviving and succeeding during your time at PCC and beyond.

Job & Internship Resources

Future Connect gives you access to internships that give you real-world opportunities to apply 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's Next?

For high school students applying to Future Connect:

  1. Please apply for admission to PCC, as you will need to have a PCC ID number to complete the Future Connect application.
  2. Then apply to the Future Connect program.

For current PCC students applying for the Next Step Scholarship:

  1. Visit the Next Step Scholarship page.