About the Parenting Scholars Program


Are you attending or planning to attend CCAC in Fall of 2024?
Are you a parenting student?
Would you like to receive personal and financial support to help you complete your program?

If yes, then the Parenting Scholars Program may be a great opportunity for you. The Parenting Scholars program provides personal, academic, financial and familial support to students. Participants will receive wrap-around support and guidance from CCAC and the Pittsburgh Scholar House. 

 

Benefits of Participation

Support: CCAC is proud to partner with the Pittsburgh Scholar House to provide additional supportive services to students and their families. Parenting Scholars will be expected to participate in regular one on one meetings, workshops and orientation. These services are designed to provide you with the support to help you stay on track with your goals.

Scholarship: Students can receive a maximum of $5,000 spread over 1 or 2 semesters. The number of semesters will be determined based on your academic plans and credit completion. The funding amount is determined by our Financial Aid office based on your total cost of attendance minus any gift or grant aid for which you are eligible. The total cost of attendance includes tuition, mandatory fees, books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses. Students must complete the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and work with the Financial Aid office to determine the amount of scholarship funding for which they might be eligible. Funding cannot exceed the determined total cost of attendance. Upon acceptance to the program, you will be notified of the award amount.

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Application & Eligibility

New CCAC students you must:

  • Complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA
  • Be a parenting student (at least one dependent under 21)
  • Enroll for Fall 2024 in a credit or non credit program to be completed in 1 year

Current CCAC students you must:

  • Complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA
  • Be a parenting student (at least one dependent under 21)
  • Be enrolled for Fall 2024 in a credit or non-credit program with a completion timeline in the next year
  • Be in good academic, financial & behavioral standing with the college.

Applications are due August 1st. 

Please note that all applicants must complete the 24-25 FAFSA to be considered for the program.

For more information, check out the FAQ below. Or contact Dr. Mary Utter, Dean of Students at mutter@ccac.edu.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Students must complete the application and a committee will review their information. All students who meet the eligibility requirements and complete the FAFSA will be considered for the scholarship. Priority will be given to students who demonstrate how the program will benefit them in achieving their academic and career goals. Spaces are limited and not all applicants will be accepted into the program.

Pittsburgh Scholar House offers educational, motivational, and family-centered support for single parents seeking a college degree while raising their children. They position families to achieve their educational goals, access employment opportunities in high-growth industries, and develop the knowledge and skills needed to maintain physical, mental, and financial well-being.

Pittsburgh Scholar House is a social impact organization composed of a community of experts with both the lived and technical experience needed to help single parents provide economic security for their children. Their partners have extensive experience in human services, community and economic development, higher education, early childhood learning, and philanthropy, which allows Pittsburgh Scholar House to empower families as they increase their economic mobility and improve their quality of life. To learn more, visit Pittsburgh Scholar House

Students who are accepted into the program will be expected to participate in a few support programs including program orientation, regular one on one check in meetings as well as workshops. These will be provided at various times and virtual options will be provided. In addition, students must remain in good academic, financial and behavioral standing. Students who do not maintain their standing will not receive funding for the second semester.

Applications are due August 1st and our goal is to notify students before August 15th. This will allow you to make adjustments to your schedule or academic plans as needed.

Students can receive a maximum of $5,000 spread over 1 or 2 semesters. The number of semesters will be determined based on your academic plans and credit completion. The funding amount is determined by our Financial Aid office based on your total cost of attendance minus any gift or grant aid for which you are eligible. The total cost of attendance includes tuition, mandatory fees, books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses. Students must complete the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and work with the Financial Aid office to determine the amount of scholarship funding for which they might be eligible. Funding cannot exceed the determined total cost of attendance. Upon acceptance to the program, you will be notified of the award amount.

No, you do not need to enroll in a certain number of credits. However, applications should include your plans in terms of how you are planning to complete your program. Funding is only available for 2 semesters and the goal is to have students who will complete their program within that timeline.

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Mary Utter, Ph.D.