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 2014 semester. The scholarships may be used for tuition and fees, books and supplies for art classes.
Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 4. Please send applications, along with a copy of your unofficial transcripts, to:
The Meshanko Memorial Scholarship Fund
CCAC Educational Foundation
808 Ridge Ave, Byers Hall 102
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
CCAC's scholarship process has changed. 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.
Complete detailed instructions for using the STARS system can be found by downloading the STARS User Guide. The Foundation recommends that students read all instructions before applying for scholarships, and recommends that students complete the required essays before logging in to apply for scholarships. Please visit CCAC's Tutoring Services for assistance with answering the required essay questions. A list of frequently asked questions for STARS is also available.
After reading the User Guide and gathering the required information, including completing the required essay questions, click the "Apply Online Now" link to apply for scholarships through STARS.
Applications for the High School to Career Scholarship, which provides funding to allow recent graduates from Penn Hills, Plum, Gateway, Woodland Hills, Highlands, Riverview, Wilkinsburg 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, are not being accepted at this time. Please check back in the fall for future application postings.