About Scholarships & Student Funding

CCAC offers a variety of scholarships and funding to assist students in paying their tuition and purchasing the necessary books and student supplies. Many of these awards are awarded based a combination of merit and need, and are often restricted to students who meet certain criteria.

CCAC Educational Foundation Scholarships

In the last academic year, the CCAC Educational Foundation awarded almost $300,000 in scholarships funds to 360 students. These scholarships span a wide range of majors, academic disciplines and requirements. Information and application information on these scholarships for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters can be found on the online scholarship application portal.

For questions regarding scholarships offered through the CCAC Educational Foundation, please email [email protected].


Applications for fall 2022 scholarships will be accepted via the AwardSpring online portal beginning July 15, 2022 until August 28, 2022.

When applying be prepared with all of the application requirements.

Awards announced September 21, 2022.

Questions: [email protected]

Applications for spring 2023 scholarships will be accepted via the AwardSpring online portal beginning October 1, 2022 until October 31, 2022.

When applying be prepared with all of the application requirements.

  • An active email address that you regularly check;
  • 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?


Allegheny County Dr. Charles J. Martoni Endowed Scholarship

The CCAC Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the Allegheny County Dr. Charles J. Martoni Endowed Scholarship, supported by a $10 million allocation from Allegheny County. The scholarship will further CCAC's mission of providing affordable access to high-quality career and transfer education. This scholarship is available to students beginning in the fall 2022 semester and awardees must be Allegheny County residents living in the county and experiencing financial need.

Who is Eligible

Students who meet the qualifications for this scholarship have been informed through a letter.  Questions regarding eligibility can be directed to CCAC Financial Aid at 412.237.CCAC (press 2) or [email protected]. 


Additional Funding Opportunities

There are often additional scholarships available specific to certain areas of study or career pathways. Please email [email protected] for an updated list of applicable scholarships.



The Student Emergency GAP Funds are designed to increase student learner success by providing financial assistance to students 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 Student Emergency GAP Fund 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.

Who is Eligible

To be eligible for the CCAC Student Emergency GAP Fund, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • be a current CCAC student enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits and maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0;
  • have completed the college’s financial aid application process;
  • be degree or certificate seeking; and
  • be in good behavioral and financial standing with the college

How to Apply

Students must apply through their campus Dean of Student Development office. They will be asked to complete a Student Emergency GAP Fund application and supply 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.



Did You Know?

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