Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

High School to Career Scholarship

The High School to Career Scholarship was established in 2009 by a generous donation from an anonymous foundation. The foundation advocates for high school students to pursue higher education opportunities that will lead to gainful employment.

The selection of scholarship recipients is made by the Scholarship Review Committee. Awards may be used for tuition, books and fees for a maximum of three years or a maximum award of $7,000. This scholarship is intended to provide funding to allow recent graduates from Penn Hills, Plum, Gateway, Woodland Hills, Highlands, Riverview, Wilkinsburg or East Allegheny High Schools or 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. Culturally and ethnically diverse students are encouraged to apply.

Awards will be used for tuition, fees and all other education related expenses.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Be a graduate of Penn Hills, Plum, Gateway, Woodland Hills, Highlands, Riverview, Wilkinsburg or East Allegheny High Schools or Imani or Cheswick Christian Academies with a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Be a 2009 or later graduate and enroll at CCAC within three years of graduation
  • Be registered for the current semester at CCAC
  • Be working toward an Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree in one of the following programs: Applied Service and Trade Technologies; Electrical Construction Technology; Business Careers in Accounting, Administrative Assistant, or Paralegal; Computer and Information Technology; Engineering & Science Technologies; or Health Careers
  • Take a minimum of 12 credits per semester
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 once enrolled at CCAC 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applicants must complete an application form and submit a double spaced essay, not exceeding two pages, responding to the question, “How would this scholarship help you ease your financial burden and meet your educational goals?”

Application packets must be organized in the following order:

  1. application form with student name facing up
  2. essay
  3. high school transcripts
  4. CCAC transcripts if applicable 

The submission packet should be stapled once in the top left corner. Please note that students are responsible for ensuring that their submissions are complete and will not be contacted if items are missing. 

DEADLINE: All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013. Please mail application and essay to:

Scholarship Committee
CCAC Educational Foundation
CCAC–Allegheny Campus
Byers Hall, Room 102
808 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 

SELECTION: Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Review Committee. The decision of the committee is final.

NOTIFICATION: Recipients will be notified by July 22, 2013. Attendance at the spring 2014 scholarship luncheon is required.

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