Scholarship funds are also available through community groups, organizations and companies outside of PCC. The financial aid office receives information periodically about available scholarships in the community.
- Check with a campus Student Services Center for the latest available information received by PCC from these organizations.
- Use resources available at campus libraries and public libraries. Ask a librarian for assistance in finding these references.
- Use the resources listed below
NOTE: If you should receive scholarship money from outside PCC and receive scholarship funds directly, you must notify our financial aid office.
- Never pay for a scholarship search or scholarship literature.
- Never give your bank account or credit card information for scholarship searches or eligibility determination.
- Obtain letters of recommendation from various individuals at your school identifying your diverse interests. For example, obtain one from an instructor, one from a guidance counselor, one from a coach or club advisor, etc. Scholarships have different criteria so being prepared to address their requests will increase your chances of being selected.
- Prepare a personal statement ahead of time. Identify your strengths and accomplishments as well as your educational goals if you know them.
- If you meet the criteria, apply. Many students do not apply because they assume another applicant will have better qualifications, sometimes resulting in unclaimed scholarships.
- Don't limit your major to just one; list all of your fields of interest. Consider including a minor. If you are not sure of your major, it is okay to admit it.
- Use your resources, including high school guidance counselors, financial aid or scholarship representatives, teachers and friends.