Established in 1979, the CCAC Educational Foundation grew out of the understanding that the Community College of Allegheny County would need additional resources in order to provide comprehensive training programs, to ensure continued accessibility and to maintain its reputation of academic excellence in higher education. Each year, the Foundation awards thousands of dollars in scholarships. The scholarships and endowments express the community’s commitment to helping students achieve their educational goals.
CCAC's scholarship process has changed. Students can now apply for scholarships online, rather than submitting paper applications as they have in the past. The Scholarship Tracking and Review System (STARS) enables students to apply for multiple scholarships online in just minutes, with one application.
Scholarship applications for the spring 2013 semester are closed. Please check back in May for information about applying for scholarships for the fall semester.
How to Apply
Before registering for STARS, there are several pieces of information that are required:
Complete detailed instructions for using the STARS system can be found by downloading the STARS User Guide. The Foundation recommends that students read all instructions before applying for scholarships, and recommends that students complete the required one- to two-page essay before logging in to apply for scholarships. A list of frequently asked questions is also available.
After reading the User Guide and gathering the required information, including completing the required essay, click the "Apply Online Now" link to apply for scholarships through STARS.
Applications for the High School to Career Scholarship, which provides funding to allow recent graduates from Penn Hills, Plum, Gateway, Woodland Hills, Highlands, Riverview, Wilkinsburg or East Allegheny High Schools and Imani or Cheswick Christian Academies to pursue a two-year Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science and then enter the workforce in their chosen field, are still being accepted via paper applications.
Applications for the fall 2013 semester are now available. All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013.