Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

01/06/2012 -- CCAC hosts college fair with focus on minority, disadvantaged students

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PITTSBURGH—More than 200 students participated in a college fair at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) by the National Scholarship Service, an organization working to improve access to higher education among minority and disadvantaged students. The November 21 fair featured 20 higher-education institutions and a live broadcast by WAMO-FM radio at CCAC–Allegheny Campus on the North Shore.

The National Scholarship Service is one of the few post-secondary related entities that target and sponsor college fairs for minority and disadvantaged students. The NSS previously sponsored a college fair for Pittsburgh-area high schools that was discontinued in 2008. To respond to the continued need, the Community College African American Caucus joined with NSS to facilitate the fall fair at CCAC.

The three partnering organizations have agreed to continue to their relationship with the goal of working together to sponsor future college fairs.


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit to learn more.

About the National Scholarship Service
The National Scholarship Service (NSS) is a 501-C3 non-profit organization that assists students in gaining access to America’s postsecondary educational institutions. For over 60 years, NSS has provided services for students who, because of limited resources and opportunities, faced challenges in access to colleges and universities. Since 1963, over 3 million students of all races, gender, ages and economic backgrounds have taken advantage of the opportunities provided by NSS.