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.
Scholarships are typically awarded based a combination of merit and need, and are often restricted to students who meet specific criteria, such as having a certain major or being of a particular ethnic background.
These full-time and part-time scholarships are available to
members of Phi Theta Kappa. Renewal is contingent upon a cumulative
GPA of 3.0 or higher and part-time enrollment (6-11 credits per
semester) or full-time enrollment in 12-18 credits, in the Day,
CAP, Evening or Weekend program. This does not apply to students
receiving Corporate Program or other discounts.
Students interested in applying should complete the required
forms for Carlow
University financial aid.
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
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.
Students 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.
The application deadline is the last day to withdraw from classes with a "W" grade each term.
GAP Scholarship ApplicationGAP scholarship brochure
Allegheny County Residents who acquire the GED Commonwealth
Secondary School Diploma are eligible for one tuition-free 3-credit
course at CCAC within six months of obtaining the diploma. Students
are responsible for associated fees, books, materials and
In order to qualify for the tuition-free course, you
Please note: If you are under 18 and pass the GED Test,
the State of Pennsylvania will not issue an offical
GED Diploma until you reach age 18.
Once you have obtained your GED Diploma, contact any campus Registration office to
This scholarship provides students who graduate in the top 10%
of their Pennsylvania high school class with the opportunity to
receive scholarship funds.
The University of Pittsburgh offers a number of scholarships for
newly admitted and continuing students, including:
For underrepresented students interested in completing their
bachelor's degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Open to those
who have earned or will earn an associate's degree from the
Community College of Allegheny County with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
Students admitted to the University of Pittsburgh College of
General Studies can:
To be eligible for the Commonwealth Scholarship Program, submit
a completed application to the University of Pittsburgh Office of
Admissions and Financial Aid by June 1. (This is an annual
scholarship with a standing June 1 deadline.)
Supplemental aid awards based on financial need are available to
College of General Studies students. If you wish to be considered
for a $2,000 supplemental aid scholarship, you may apply through
the Office of the Associate Dean, College of General Studies.
Download the Supplemental Aid Scholarship Application.
Applications for 2013-2014 must be submitted by April 26th and
scholarships will be awarded in May for the following academic
year. There also may be a limited amount of scholarships available
for students first enrolling in the spring term. Please discuss
this with your advisor at your first advising
You must complete the following steps and meet the following
criteria to qualify for supplemental aid:
Evaluation criteria will be based on financial need which will
be determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the
FAFSA. Should this scholarship be awarded and all courses are
dropped, these funds will be returned to the College of General
For more information about these and other scholarship opportunities at the
University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies, visit the University of
Pittsburgh College of General Studies website, call
412-624-6600, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested CCAC
students may also speak with a CCAC transfer counselor for more
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.