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PCC Retirees Scholarship Fund

Since you have arrived here, you must be thinking about contributing to our scholarship fund. You can do that by mailing a check to the PCC Foundation or by calling the Foundation Office and making a credit card donation by phone. The number is: 626-585-7376. The address is PCC Foundation, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91106.

Since 2013, our scholarship fund has been dedicated to giving scholarships to returning students who have faced considerable difficulties in returning to school. This year, 2015, we are giving ten scholarships of $1,000 each to students whose stories are those of people who have overcome much to be at PCC.

Some have grown up in abusive families, been victims of domestic abuse, battled with drug and alcohol addiction, been homeless at times, and have endured health problems. Yet all are survivors who are determined to better their lives and those of their children. One of them, a single mother of two, quotes Maya Angelou to reflect on her own life: "I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better." Despite not having opened a text book in twenty years and raising two children, she has done better, much better, and will soon transfer to a 4 year college.

Please be generous in helping this student and the many others who deserve a second chance.

Best wishes,
Alan Lamson, Chair
PCC Retirees Scholarship Committee
Members: Mikki Bolliger, Harry Kawahara, Pat Savoie