•  05-27-2010 -- CCAC scholarship gets Penn Hills grads into careers tuition-free

    Press Release

    PITTSBURGH-A generous gift to the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) from an anonymous foundation enables graduates from Penn Hills High School to attend CCAC tuition-free. The fall 2010 deadline is Wednesday, July 7. The scholarship was introduced last fall, with two recipients for the spring 2010 term.

    The Penn Hills High School to Career Scholarship may be used for tuition, books and fees for a maximum of three years and a maximum award per student of $6,000. This scholarship is intended to allow recent Penn Hills High School graduates to pursue a two-year Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree and then enter the workforce in their chosen fields.

    The donor advocates for high school students to pursue higher education opportunities that will lead to gainful employment. A Penn Hills alumnus, who also wishes to remain anonymous, was instrumental in establishing the scholarship with CCAC.  

    To be eligible for the scholarship, a person must:

    • Be a graduate of Penn Hills High School with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
    • Be a 2009 or later Penn Hills High School graduate and enroll at CCAC within three years of graduation.
    • Be registered for the current semester at CCAC.
    • Be working toward an Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree in one of the following programs: Applied Service and Trade Technologies; Electrical Construction Technology; Business Careers in Accounting, Administrative Assistant, or Paralegal; Computer and Information Technology; Engineering & Science Technologies; or Health Careers.
    • Take a minimum of 12 credits per semester.
    • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 once enrolled at CCAC.

    The selection of recipients will be made by a scholarship committee. Culturally and ethnically diverse students are encouraged to apply. For more information, call 412.237.6514.


    About CCAC
    The Community College of Allegheny County is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region's residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.