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.
In 2013, the CCAC Educational Foundation received a $1 million gift from late alumna, Lydia Meshanko, to provide scholarships for art students. Ms. Meshanko graduated from CCAC with a Paralegal certificate in 1984, at age 64, and earned an associate’s degree in Art in 1998, at age 78. She continued to attend CCAC, amassing a total of 184 credits with an overall GPA of 3.84.An avid learner, Ms. Meshanko embodied CCAC’s commitment to life-long learning, and her generous gift will benefit generations of students to come.The CCAC Educational Foundation will award scholarships to art students for the fall 2017 semester. The scholarships may be used for tuition and fees, books and supplies for art classes.Eligibility:
The CCAC Educational Foundation utilizes an online scholarship website for its private scholarships, which are awarded for the fall and spring semesters. Scholarship applications for the 2017 fall semester will be open in late July, prior to the start of the semester. Notification of the open scholarship application period will also be posted on the CCAC website, the MyCCAC Portal, on social media and will be emailed to students registered for the fall semester.
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:
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 Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
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.