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.

Pacific University: 3 slots available

Pacific University will be offering up to three, renewable, full-tuition and fees (plus average book stipend) scholarship award to PCC Students completing their AAOT degrees through the Future Connect program!

Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria, for consideration:

  • Must complete AAOT degree at PCC during the 2014-15 academic year, as a Future Connect Program participant.
  • Must be admitted to Pacific University, NO LATER THAN March 1, as a full-time degree seeking undergraduate (Forest Grove campus only) to begin in Fall 2015. Applications for admission must be submitted via the Common Application at www.commonapp.org (college transcripts and letter of recommendation, required)
  • Must submit Pacific University – Future Connect Scholarship Application online, NO LATER THAN March 1, 2015 (Essay component required)
  • Must enroll as a full-time degree seeking undergraduate at our Forest Grove campus beginning Fall 2015…and maintain good academic standing (full-time in fall and spring semesters, 2.0 term and cumulative college GPA while attending Pacific) to be eligible for scholarship renewal.

Finalists will be selected from eligible applicant pool, and will be invited to interview on the Pacific University Forest Grove campus during the first week of March.

Scholarship awardees to be selected by selection committee. Successful candidates will be notified by mid-March, and will be provided financial aid award indicating scholarship offer.

Future Connect students who would like to be considered for this scholarship opportunity should complete the Pacific University – Future Connect Scholarship Application ASAP. Those who have been admitted and have submitted the scholarship application by March 1st, will be considered.