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CCAC Educational Foundation Scholarships

student typing on laptopScholarships At A Glance:

  • The CCAC Educational Foundation awards over $260,000 in scholarships to more than 300 students annually.

  • In addition to general scholarships, which are open to all currently enrolled students, many scholarships exist for specific academic disciplines such as Skilled Trades, Health Sciences, and Nursing just to name a few.

  • CCAC students can apply for the majority of scholarships offered by the CCAC Educational Foundation by using the online scholarship portal.

Are you a CCAC student who is looking for scholarship funding?

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

When applying, please be prepared to provide the following information:
  • 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;

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  • Your primary CCAC campus;
  • Your major/degree program;
  • The degree you are seeking (AA, AS, AAS, CERT, DIPL);
  • Answers to the following essay questions:
    • 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?

*Note: AwardSpring permits copying and pasting from programs such as Microsoft Word.

*Current CCAC students should monitor their CCAC email, CCAC social media, and the myCCAC Student Portal for announcements about scholarship opportunities and deadlines.

Additional Funding Opportunities

High School to Career Scholarship

This scholarship provides up to $10,000/student over 5 semesters in scholarship funding to allow recent graduates from any high school in Allegheny County that is Pittsburgh Promise ineligible to pursue a two-year Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science and then enter the workforce in their chosen field. Eligible students can apply by completing the application and submitting the required documents to the CCAC Educational Foundation by the application deadline of 4:30 pm on Monday, June 27, 2022.


  • Be a graduate of any high school in Allegheny County that is Pittsburgh Promise ineligible with a minimum GPA of 2.75;
  • Be a 2019 or later high school graduate and enroll at CCAC within three years of graduation;
  • Have applied and/or registered for the fall 2022 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;

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Other occasional and third-party scholarship opportunities may not be listed on this page.

For additional scholarship inquiries, or other questions about CCAC scholarships, contact: