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.
CCAC Educational Foundation utilizes an online scholarship website for
its private scholarships, which are awarded for the fall and spring
semesters. Scholarship applications
through the STARS website will be accepted from
Monday, December 19–Friday,
January 13, 2017, for the 2017 spring semester.
The CCAC Educational Foundation recently upgraded its STARS Online
Scholarship Application website. While the application process remains
the same, the site structure and appearance have changed. One of the
newest features is the ability to view all scholarships
or search for specific scholarships before logging in or registering.
Before registering for STARS, there are several pieces of information that are required:
This scholarship provides $7,000/student 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 not being accepted at this time.
Scholarship Tracking and Review System (STARS)
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.