The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
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.
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The CCAC Educational Foundation utilizes an online scholarship
website called AWARD SPRING (can this be a link as well) for its
private scholarships, which are awarded for the fall and spring
semesters. Notification of the open scholarship application period
will be emailed to students registered for the fall
Scholarship applications for the Fall 2019 semester will be
open from Monday, July 8, 2019 through Sunday, August 25,
How to Apply:
Before registering for AWARD SPRING (link), there are several
pieces of information that are required:
Please also include answers to the following essay
Please tell the Scholarship Committee about yourself and why you
are attending CCAC. Please do not identify your name, age, race or
ethnicity in your essay.
High School to Career Scholarship Application
This scholarship provides up to $10,000/student over 5 semesters in scholarship funding to allow recent graduates from Penn Hills, Plum, Gateway, Woodland Hills, Highlands, Riverview, Wilkinsburg, McKeesport, 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. Applications are currently being accepted at this time and are due by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2019.
The CCAC Student Emergency GAP Fund is funded and administered
by the CCAC Educational Foundation. This award of up to $500
provides emergency financial assistance to students encountering
unforeseen personal circumstances that may prevent them for
continuing their education at CCAC. Circumstances that may lead a
student to apply for the CCAC Student Emergency GAP Fund can vary
widely. They include events such as a fire that destroys property
or the joss of a job halfway through the semester. Additional
examples include divorce or the sudden inability to afford
childcare required to attend classes. A candidate may reapply in
subsequent semesters for a maximum total award of $1,000.
How to Apply
Students are encouraged to apply for this funding if the need
arises and should contact their campus dean of Student Development
to do so. They will be asked to complete an application that
requests supporting documentation of the financial or personal
circumstances prompting the application. Upon review of the
student's application and situation, the dean, in consultation with
the Educational Foundation, will determine the funding amount. The
CCAC Educational Foundation will then disburse the funds. For each
term, the deadline to apply is the date designated as the last day
to withdraw from classes with a "W" grade, as noted on the academic calendar for that term.
Student Emergency GAP
Fund ApplicationStudent Emergency GAP Fund
To be eligible for the CCAC Student Emergency GAP Fund, an
applicant must meet the following criteria:
*International students are ineligible for state and federal
financial aid, so they are not required to complete this
The CCAC Educational Foundation is proud to offer this means of
assisting students to continue to achieve their academic dreams
when an emergency occurs by helping to bridge the gap between
tuition and total educational expenses.