Columbia Gorge Community College Scholarships

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Click HERE to apply for a CGCC Foundation Scholarship! If you plan to attend CGCC in the academic year 2023-2024 you are eligible for a Foundation scholarship. Applications will be open from February 15, through April 15, 2023, at 5 p.m.

Full-year scholarship awards are $2,500 (disbursed over fall, winter, and spring terms). Applications open mid-February through mid-April.

The Foundation is pleased to offer CGCC student scholarships that cover tuition, books, and/or fees. CGCC Foundation's mission is to support students by ensuring the college is a vital, accessible, premier educational resource in the Columbia Gorge. The CGCC Foundation board thanks its generous donors who make these scholarship awards possible.

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 the property of CGCC Foundation after submission and is treated as confidential information. Scholarship recipients will be asked to provide two hours of volunteer service per academic year 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 the application, including submission of academic transcripts. 

All students 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 Late and incomplete applications will not be considered. Online applications and academic transcripts must be submitted by 5 p.m. on the due date. Applicants must submit their academic transcripts through the application software AwardSpring.

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, if you have any questions or assistance filling out the CGCC Foundation scholarship applications. Thank you!

CGCC Foundation Scholarship Application Resources

Tips for Writing an Essay PDF

Interview Tips PDF

Tips for Writing a Thank You Letter PDF

Scholarships Specific to College Majors

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) NURSE Corps
DEED Educational Scholarships
Columbia Basin Care Foundation
Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA) James MacMillan Music AwardDOCX
Gorge Tech Alliance STEM Scholarships
Public Health Scholarships
Mid-Columbia Health Foundation
Local 14 Educational Foundation Art Scholarship
Oregon Eldercare Support Foundation Scholarship
Daughters of the American Revolution Nursing Scholarships
Health Occupations
American Library Association (ALA) Scholarship Program
American Welding Society Scholarship
Social Sciences Scholarships
Skyline Foundation Scholarships (Nursing/Healthcare

Regional Scholarships

Oregon Student Access Commission (OSAC) Scholarship Application (one eApp for more than 400 scholarships)
Oregon Student Access Commission (OSAC) Scholarship Search
Oregon Promise Grant
Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) Grants and Scholarships
Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA) James MacMillan Music AwardDOCX
Soroptimist Education and Training Awards for Women
Washboard - Resources for Washington Students
PEO Oregon State Chapter Scholarships
The Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) Student Scholarship
Columbia Basin Care Foundation Scholarships
Ford Family Foundation Scholarships
Hood River County Education Foundation
College Bound - for Washington Students
Mid-Columbia Health Foundation
CASA of Oregon - Sister Adele Memorial Scholarship
Gorge Tech Alliance STEM Scholarships
Oregon Eldercare Support Foundation Scholarship
Oregon Retired Educators Association Scholarship
Oregon Latino Scholarship Program
Skyline Hospital Foundation Scholarships (Nursing/Healthcare)

Scholarships Encouraging Access and Diversity

National Indian Education Association Resources
American Indian Services - Scholarships for Native Americans

Scholarship Guide for Students with Disabilities
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) Scholarships
Scholarships for LGBTQIA+ students
LGBTQ Point Foundation Scholarships for Community College Students
Soroptimist Education and Training Awards for Women
Pride Foundation Scholarship Funds
Scholarships for Black or African American Students
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
NAACP Scholarships
Jackie Robinson Foundation
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Scholarships
Chicana / Latina Foundation Scholarship Program
ezDinero Latino Scholarship Fund
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)
Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships
National Farmworker Jobs Program (and Funding Opportunities)
Oregon Latino Scholarship Program

Resources for Undocumented Students

FinAid (Spanish)
HACU Resources for DACA/Dreamers

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) Scholarships
OSAC State Aid for Undocumented Students
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
My Undocumented Life (With Scholarship resources)
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
College Greenlight
UniDos US
College Board - Undocumented Facts
National Farmworker Jobs Program (and Funding Opportunities)
Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships
Oregon Latino Scholarship Program

Military Scholarships and Resources

Air Force Association Scholarships
Amvets American Veterans Scholarships

Military Officers Association of America Education Assistance
Marine Corps Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for Military Children