Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

GAP Scholarship

GAP scholarship brochure

The application deadline is the last day to withdraw from classes with a “W” grade each term.

The CCAC GAP Scholarship is designed to increase student learner success by providing financial assistance to learners who are not eligible for state or federal financial aid. The award of up to $500 per semester provides support to learners encountering unforeseen personal circumstances which may prohibit them from continuing their education at CCAC. A candidate may reapply in subsequent semesters.  

Circumstances may vary widely that require a student to apply for the CCAC GAP Scholarship. These circumstances may include such varied events as the loss of a job halfway through a final semester, the sudden inability to afford child care required to attend classes, or being able to afford tuition but having difficulty financing the purchase of books.

How to Apply
Student learners are encouraged to apply through their campus Dean of Student Development office. They will be asked to complete a GAP scholarship application that supplies supporting documentation of the financial or personal circumstances prompting the application. The application deadline is the last day to withdraw from classes with a “W” grade each term.

GAP Scholarship Application

Expenses Covered
The CCAC GAP Scholarship would cover educational expenses such as books, supplies, supplementary materials and instruction, transportation, child care costs and other essentials as approved by the application review committee.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for the CCAC GAP Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • be a current CCAC student learner having completed a minimum of 15 credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA;
  • have completed the college’s financial aid application process;
  • maintain 12 credits with minimum GPA of 2.5 during the semester of award;
  • be degree or certificate seeking; and
  • be in good financial standing with the college.