A scholarship literally makes the difference in students attending COCC; it changes their life forever, it is a gift and an investment.
Donors, in making gifts to scholarships, make a lasting impact on the lives of students. Scholarships are awarded based upon financial need and the students demonstrated sense of direction and purpose. During the 2012-2013 academic year, the Foundation provided nearly $1,000,000 in scholarships to COCC students. A full scholarship for 2013-2014 is $3,400, which pays for a student to take 12 credits and fees per term (3 terms total).
Last year, we had 800 first time applicants apply for a Foundation scholarship but were only able to award 200. On top of that, 120 students qualified for a renewal scholarship based on their GPA, number of attempted credits and volunteering for a Foundation event. 320 students received the gift of education, which is one of the most precious gifts available. The ripple effect that this creates is unstoppable and is truly unknown as to how far the ripples will reach.
The most impactful way to fully understand how receiving a scholarship changes lives is to read the words directly from the students, here are some of their stories.
The COCC Foundation thanks the businesses and individuals who have given directly to scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year.
For more information on contributing to the COCC Foundation Scholarship fund, contact Brittany Nichols at email@example.com or visit our online donation page.
To apply for a Foundation Scholarship and for information on other funding sources, please visit Financial Aid's Scholarship Page and follow the link to Institutional Scholarships. To check the status of your current scholarship, please contact the Financial Aid office at 541-383-7260 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.