CCAC Educational Foundation Scholarships

CCAC offers a variety of scholarships and funding to assist students in paying their tuition and purchasing the necessary books and student supplies. Read below for a summary of opportunities for new and current students, and contact with additional questions.


Scholarships for Current CCAC Students

Each year, the CCAC Educational Foundation awards more than $300,000 from more than 100 individual scholarship funds. Eligibility details vary by scholarship, with common criteria including academic discipline, financial need, and academic merit. Applications open each spring and fall semester via the online portal AwardSpring, which utilizes one comprehensive application to match students with each opportunity for which they are eligible, saving students the time and hassle of submitting multiple applications. Applications for Fall 2023 scholarships will be accepted via the AwardSpring online portal beginning April 1, 2023 until May 1, 2023. Read below for additional information, and email with questions.


Applications for fall 2024 scholarships will be accepted via the AwardSpring online portal beginning April 1, 2024 until May 1, 2024.

When applying be prepared with all of the application requirements.

Awards will be announced in late May 2024.


Applications for spring 2025 scholarships will be accepted via the AwardSpring online portal beginning October 1, 2024 until October 31, 2024.

When applying be prepared with all of the application requirements.

Awards will be announced via email in late November 2024.


Create an AwardSpring account utilizing an email address that you regularly check, preferably your CCAC student email account. For questions about creating an AwardSpring account, email

You will need the following additional items to complete the scholarship application:

  • A valid CCAC Student ID number;
  • Your current CCAC GPA;
  • The number of credits you have completed at CCAC;
  • Your primary CCAC campus;
  • Your major/degree program;
  • The degree you are seeking (AA, AS, AAS, CERT, DIPL);
  • A completed essay from the provided prompts
  • Please talk about yourself and why you are attending CCAC. Please do not identify your name, age, race or ethnicity in your essay.
  • How have you been financing your education thus far? Please list all financial aid: grants, outside scholarships (i.e. Pittsburgh Promise, Job Corps, etc), CCAC Scholarships, federal work-study positions, jobs or other aid you have received while attending CCAC.
  • From a financial standpoint, what impact would a scholarship have on your education? How would you use a scholarship from the CCAC Educational Foundation?
  • Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? What are your future goals and what is your plan for achieving them?

Scholarships for New CCAC Students

The CCAC Educational Foundation is proud to announce the Allegheny County Dr. Charles J. Martoni Endowed Scholarship, supported by a $10 million allocation from Allegheny County. Eligible students must be Allegheny County residents experiencing financial need as determined by the results of their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and will be notified via email correspondence from the CCAC Financial Aid office. For questions about eligibility or assistance completing the FAFSA, contact CCAC Financial Aid at 412.237.CCAC (press 2) or

The High School to Career Scholarship provides a pathway for recent high school graduates to gain the skills and knowledge to begin a promising career in one of the region’s most in-demand workforce sectors. The scholarship provides up to $10,000 per student over five semesters at CCAC. See the application for submission instructions including required documents. Applications and required documents must be submitted to the CCAC Educational Foundation by 5:00 PM on Monday, July 22, 2024. For questions about the High School to Career Scholarship, contact


  • Be a graduate of any high school in Allegheny County that is Pittsburgh Promise ineligible with a minimum GPA of 2.75;
  • Be a 2021 or later high school graduate and enroll at CCAC within three years of graduation;
  • Have applied and/or registered for the fall 2024 semester at CCAC;
  • Be working toward an Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree in one of the following programs: Applied Service and Trade Technologies; Electrical Construction Technology; Business Careers in Accounting; Computer and Information Technology; Engineering & Science Technologies; or Health Careers;
  • Take a minimum of 12 credits per semester;
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 once enrolled at CCAC;
  • Complete a FAFSA form

Additional Funding Opportunities

Outside Scholarships

In addition to CCAC Educational Foundation Scholarships, you may be eligible for non-CCAC scholarships. For non-CCAC scholarship opportunities, check out these websites:


Did You Know?

The CCAC Educational Foundation distributed almost $300,000 in scholarship funds in 2022.