Scholarships

Columbia Gorge Community College Scholarships

2022-2023 Full Year Early Childhood Education (ECE) Scholarships

Are you interested in working with young children and need help paying for college?  Apply for the 2022-2023 Full Year ECE Scholarship!  This is a non-competitive scholarship and we have many to give out, so most applicants who qualify will receive an award.  These scholarships are administered through the CGCC Foundation.

Full-year scholarship awards are $2,500 (disbursed over fall, winter, and spring terms).  Online applications and academic transcripts must be submitted by Friday, September 9, 2022, at 5 p.m.  Applicants will receive a notification message through CGCC email within two weeks of submission.

This scholarship is intended for students pursuing an ECE certificate or degree, and enrolled in one or more of the following courses: CG 101, ECE 101, ECE 120, ECE 126, ED 101, ED 216, HE 262, HEC 226, and MTH 211.

The following criteria will be used to determine eligibility: academic skills that show time management; financial need; general motivation and desire to work with young children.

Please contact Ryan Brusco, Professional Development Navigator, if you have any questions at rbrusco@cgcc.edu.

CGCC Foundation Scholarships

Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation – CLOSED for a 2022-23 full-year CGCC Foundation Scholarship. The next open application time will be in October of 2022. 

Full-year scholarship awards are $2,500 (disbursed over fall, winter, and spring terms). Applications open each year in February.

Half-year scholarships awards are $1,700 (disbursed over winter and spring terms). Applications open each year in October.

The Foundation is pleased to offer CGCC student scholarships that cover tuition, books, and/or fees. CGCC Foundation's mission is to support students by ensuring the college is a vital accessible, premiere, education resource in the Columbia Gorge. The CGCC Foundation board thanks its generous donors who make these scholarship awards possible.

Re-Balance Scholarship - you must be invited to apply for this award. Click here to apply.

Please contact the CGCC Financial Aid Office if you have and questions at financialaid@cgcc.edu.

CGCC Foundation Scholarship Applications

This information is regarding the Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation scholarships. Scholarship preference will be given to local residents of Oregon and Washington. Scholarship applicants must submit information using this form to be considered. The application becomes property of CGCC Foundation after submission and is treated as confidential information. Students may only receive a scholarship in one of the two periods (full-year or winter/spring term scholarships). Full-year scholarships are $2,500 and distributed equally over fall, winter, and spring terms. Winter/Spring term scholarships are $1,700 and distributed equally over winter and spring terms. Scholarship recipients will be asked to provide two hours of volunteer service per academic term to benefit CGCC Foundation and/or the college. Scholarship recipients are required to submit an acceptance form and thank-you note to CGCC Foundation. 

The following criteria will be used to determine eligibility: academic skills that show strong aptitude in the student's field of study; financial need and resources; general motivation and desire; community involvement, including past/present employment, volunteer services, and extracurricular activities; timeliness and completeness of application, including submission of academic transcripts. 

All students who are awarded a foundation scholarship must enroll in a minimum of six credits per term and maintain satisfactory academic progress according to CGCC's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy. See https://www.cgcc.edu/financial-aid/receiving-financial-aid. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered. Online applications and academic transcripts must be submitted by 5pm on the due date. Applicants should submit their academic transcripts to the CGCC Foundation Office via email to foundation@cgcc.edu. More information regarding academic transcripts is included in the online application.

The CGCC Foundation recommends that applicants type responses to the essay questions in a Word or Google document and copy/paste them in the online application to ensure that work is saved.

Please contact foundation@cgcc.edu, if you have any questions. For assistance filling out the CGCC Foundation scholarship applications, a PDF version is available for guidance ONLY here. Please do not submit this application to the CGCC Foundation in lieu of the online application. Thank you!

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