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The 2018 -2019 Academic Year Scholarship Application is open.

The 2018-2019 Academic Year Scholarship Application

Submission Deadline is March 31, 2018

HOW TO APPLY

1) You must have a PCC Student ID Number to apply for  PCC Foundation Scholarships, you do don’t have to be registered for classes but you must have an account.  If you do not have an S#, Create An Account, its takes just a few minutes or contact PCC Admissions 719-549-3010.

You must have an S# and student email (obtained with S#) to be considered for PCC Foundation scholarship awards.

2) Log into MYPCC Portal; STUDENT  tab;  Quick Links; Scholarship Management. to create a user Name & Password. 

HOW TO PREPARE) Write your essays

1. Write your essays:

a.  The application will ask you to write essays. Each essay has a maximum and a minimum  limit. Remember, maximum means “not to exceed.” Applicants are encouraged to pay close attention to grammar, spelling and reader comprehension.

b. Three mandatory essays:

i.  Please describe you Financial Need including your current source of income and how a scholarship award  will help you obtain your education. Minimum length 150 words. Maximum length 300 words.

ii.  Describe the importance of continuing Education in your life and how you will use your education to improve and enhance the quality of life in your community. Maximum length: 150 words.

iii.   Describe your goals and plans after graduation. Maximum length: 150 words.

iv.   Optional Essays include President’s Leadership Program; Education after Incarceration; GLBT Support; Italian Heritage; Mexican Heritage; Nursing; Culinary Arts/Hospitality Studies.

2. Find at least two instructor or academic references

HOW TO GET HELP

1.   Contact the PCC Foundation Scholarship Coordinator: Ernest Montoya – scholarship@puebloccfoundation.org  or phone, 719-544-0677.

2. Utilize the Scholarship Help References below.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I APPLY

We let applicants know the results by mid-May.  We send notification to your college issued email.  Scholarship money will be available the following fall and spring semesters to help pay for tuition, books and fees, after the census or drop/add date.

By completing and returning the PCC Foundation Scholarship Application, students are able to apply for scholarships (public and private) administered by the Pueblo Community College Foundation.  Scholarships must be applied for annually.  Contact Ernest Montoya, Scholarship Coordinator,  719.544-0677, scholarship@puebloccfoundation.org.

Forms:

HOW TO PREPARE ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

TIPS FOR WRITING EFFECTIVE SCHOLARSHIP ESSAYS

Links:

SEARCH FOR PCC FOUNDATION SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS & DONORS

LISTING OF ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO PCC STUDENTS

 

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The Pueblo Community College Foundation has supported learning for thousands of students since it was founded in 1981.  The Foundation is committed to awarding scholarships based on academic ability, special educational interests, talent and – in some cases – need.  Each scholarship that is awarded by the Foundation has it own set of guidelines for the application and selection process.

  • In 1988, the first allocation of scholarships totaled $12,000
  • Since 1988, approximately $4.0 million has been awarded to PCC students in scholarships
  • The PCC Foundation has awarded an addition $12 million to the institution for program support.
  • This year, the Board of Directors of the Pueblo Community College Foundation has budgeted to offer $300,000 for student scholarships.

Through the PCC Foundation’s scholarship program, this partnership between donors and students works to bring about positive changes to the lives of individuals, families and the Southern Colorado communities.  The goal of this specific program is to fit the desires of the benefactor with the needs of the students.

  • Eighty percent of the Pueblo Community College students receive some form of financial assistance.
  • Pueblo Community College awards $12,000,000 in student financial aid including grants and loans.

We welcome your involvement with the PCC Foundation’s student scholarship program and hope that you will contact us should you wish to become involved in this effort that works to educate the Southern Colorado community.  By working together, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of others!

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION TO THE PCC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

GUIDELINES FOR ESTABLISHING A SCHOLARSHIP

Pueblo Community College Foundation

Mailing Address:  900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81004

Physical Address: 1018 W. Orman Avenue, Pueblo, CO  81004 

For information, contact Ernest Montoya, PCCF Scholarship Coordinator

719.544.0677 or email to Scholarship@Puebloccfoundation.edu