PCC Retirees Association Scholarship Fund
The PCCRA Scholarship was established in 2003 with the purpose of assisting continuing PCC students with educational expenses such as tuition, textbooks, lab fees, equipment, tools, etc. Funds for the scholarships are contributed by Retirees Association members.
Since 2003 the PCCRA has awarded 38 scholarships totaling $17,400. Each year, as funds increase, the amount of the individual awards has increased, from $300 in 2003 to $600 in 2006.
The scholarship qualifications are: have completed 24 units at PCC before receipt of scholarship, have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher, be enrolled at PCC full-time (at least 12 units) for the semester following the awarding of the scholarship, submit a personal essay describing the studentÃ¯Â¿Â½s future plans and goals, submit two letters of recommendation.
Funds for the scholarships are received and dispersed through the PCC Foundation. Applications are coordinated through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
Over the years the composite grade point average of recipients has been 3.8. Their majors have included a wide variety of fields, ranging from nursing, biology and chemistry to linguistics, architecture and music (a partial list). The Scholarship Committee has been very impressed each year with the quality and variety of the applicants.
A recent awardee wrote to the Committee, Ã¯Â¿Â½I took twenty-two units last semester, which was a little overwhelming. I wanted you to know that the money was a huge help. Once again - thank you- the scholarship was deeply appreciated.Ã¯Â¿Â½
We hope to continue increasing the amount of the awards to meet the increasing costs of tuition and textbooks, particularly.
All retirees are encouraged to continue their dedication to PCC students by contributing to the Scholarship Fund. You may make your tax-deductible contribution by mail to the PCC Foundation, or by placing a credit card donation over the phone at 626/585-7376.
Article I - Purpose
The purpose of this scholarship is to assist continuing PCC students with educational expenses, e.g., textbooks, lab fees, equipment, tools, etc.
Article II - Qualifications
• Have completed 24 units at PCC before receipt of scholarship
• Have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better
• Be enrolled at PCC full-time (at least 12 units) for the semester following the awarding of the scholarship
Article III - Selection Procedures
Applicants will submit a personal essay (one typewritten/word-processed, double space page or less) which describes the student’s future plans and goals and the specific needs which the scholarship will help to meet. Applicants will submit two letters of recommenda- tion.
Article IV - Eligibility
This scholarship is available to continuing full-time students at Pasadena City College.
Article V - Article Fund Management
The PCC Retiree Association scholarship program is supported by the Pasadena City College Retirees Association through funds placed with the PCC Foundation.
The Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid, under the direction of the Scholarship Fund Association, shall be responsible for coordinating the aid to ensure that this fund is managed in accordance with established criteria and that the scholarship is awarded and disbursed to recipients in a timely manner.