In a county-wide poll taken in 2013, the #1 barrier to entering college cited by parents and students is financial. This makes CCC Foundation’s work to build scholarship funds vitally important. Many students are working one or more jobs while balancing family, community, volunteer, and personal commitments at the same time they are attending CCC.
Financial access to higher education has become increasingly difficult as state funding diminishes, tuition escalates, and the costs of child care, text books, transportation, and living expenses make it harder for many to attend college.
Clackamas Community College continues to be the best start for many first-time college students. More affordable tuition, combined with top-quality instruction makes CCC the place to begin or continue a college career. Nationally, community colleges educate 65 percent of tomorrow's health care professionals, and people of all ages are making community colleges their first choice for computer and technology training.
Scholarships make an incredible difference in students' ability to complete their courses, get a job, or transfer to a 4-year University. When you help start a student on the road to success, you are making an important investment in our county's future.