Scholarships

Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation Scholarships

Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation - Winter/Spring Scholarship is AVAILABLE NOW!  CLICK HERE!  The Foundation is pleased to offer CGCC student scholarships that cover tuition, books, and/or fees. Full-year scholarship awards are $2,500 (disbursed between fall, winter, and spring terms), and winter/spring term scholarship awards are $1,700 (disbursed between winter and spring terms).  CGCC Foundation's mission is to support the community by promoting educational access and development for CGCC students.  The CGCC Foundation board thanks its generous donors who make these scholarship awards possible.

Griffy's Book Fund - AVAILABLE NOW!  The CGCC Foundation has partnered with a local donor to establish Griffy's Book Fund, which provides financial assistance to students for unusually high textbook expenses. CGCC students who would like to be considered for these funds may complete this application form and submit it to the Student Services Office. Because funds are limited, they will be awarded to students who meet the eligibility criteria listed on the application, and who show the greatest documented unmet need.

Please contact the CGCC Financial Aid Office if you have any questions at financialaid@cgcc.edu.

CGCC Foundation Scholarship Applications

This information is regarding the Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation scholarships. Scholarship preference will be given to local residents of Oregon and Washington. Scholarship applicants must submit information using this form to be considered. The application becomes property of CGCC Foundation after submission and is treated as confidential information. Students may only receive a scholarship in one of the two periods (full-year or winter/spring term scholarships). Full-year scholarships are $2,500 and distributed equally over fall, winter, and spring terms. Winter/Spring term scholarships are $1,700 and distributed equally over winter and spring terms. Scholarship recipients will be asked to provide two hours of volunteer service per academic term to benefit CGCC Foundation and/or the college. Scholarship recipients are required to submit an acceptance form and thank-you note to CGCC Foundation. 

The following criteria will be used to determine eligibility: academic skills that show strong aptitude in the student's field of study; financial need and resources; general motivation and desire; community involvement, including past/present employment, volunteer services, and extracurricular activities; timeliness and completeness of application, including submission of academic transcripts. 

All students who are awarded a foundation scholarship must enroll in a minimum of six credits per term and maintain satisfactory academic progress according to CGCC's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy. See https://www.cgcc.edu/financial-aid/receiving-financial-aid. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered. Online applications and academic transcripts must be submitted by 5pm on the due date. Applicants should submit their academic transcripts to the CGCC Foundation Office via email to foundation@cgcc.edu. More information regarding academic transcripts is included in the online application.

The CGCC Foundation recommends that applicants type responses to the essay questions in a Word or Google document and copy/paste them in the online application to ensure that work is saved.

Please contact Stephanie Hoppe, CGCC Foundation director, if you have any questions: shoppe@cgcc.edu/541-506-6113.  For assistance filling out the CGCC Foundation scholarship applications, a PDF version is available for guidance ONLY here.  Please do not submit this application to the CGCC Foundation in lieu of the online application.  Thank you!

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