Columbia Gorge Community College Scholarships

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

Apply here! The Metallica Scholarship is back for a second year. This scholarship is for CGCC students who intend to enroll in one of the following program at CGCC fall of 2022:  Construction Technology, Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication, Aviation Technology Maintenance, or Electro-Mechanical Technology.

Scholars will be awarded $1,700, to be distributed as follows: $600 Fall 2022, $500 Winter 2023, and $600 Spring 2023. No cash will be distributed. There are a limited number of scholarships available. Submitting a scholarship application does not guarantee award.

Please contact the Foundation, if you have any questions: Email: foundation@cgcc.edu | Phone: 541-506-6104

2022-2023 Full Year Early Childhood Education (ECE) Scholarships

Are you interested in working with young children and need help paying for college?  Apply for the 2022-2023 Full Year ECE Scholarship!  This is a non-competitive scholarship and we have many to give out, so most applicants who qualify will receive an award.  These scholarships are administered through the CGCC Foundation.

Full-year scholarship awards are $2,500 (disbursed over fall, winter, and spring terms).  Online applications and academic transcripts must be submitted by Friday, September 9, 2022, at 5 p.m.  Applicants will receive a notification message through CGCC email within two weeks of submission.

This scholarship is intended for students pursuing an ECE certificate or degree, and enrolled in one or more of the following courses: CG 101, ECE 101, ECE 120, ECE 126, ED 101, ED 216, HE 262, HEC 226, and MTH 211.

The following criteria will be used to determine eligibility: academic skills that show time management; financial need; general motivation and desire to work with young children.

Please contact Ryan Brusco, Professional Development Navigator, if you have any questions at rbrusco@cgcc.edu.

Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation – Half-year scholarships will open on October 1, 2022.

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

Half-year scholarship awards are $1,700 (disbursed over winter and spring terms). Applications open each year in October.

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. 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 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 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 5 pm 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 foundation@cgcc.edu, if you have any questions. For assistance filling out the CGCC Foundation scholarship applications, contact the foundation at foundation@cgcc.edu.  Please do not submit this application to the CGCC Foundation in lieu of the online application.  Thank you!

CGCC Foundation Scholarship Application Resources

Tips for Writing an Essay PDF

Interview Tips PDF

Tips for Writing a Thank You Letter PDF

Griffy's Book Fund PDF - 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.

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

ORSAA
FinAid (Spanish)
HACU Resources for DACA/Dreamers

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) Scholarships
OSAC State Aid for Undocumented Students
The Dream.us
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