Previously, we highlighted Central City Concern’s 2nd Annual Education Fair, which gathered representatives from more than a dozen colleges and universities to provide our employees with information about their programs of study, financial aid opportunities, and more. But, CCC’s commitment to supporting employees didn’t stop there.
On January 15th, we announced the launch of Central City Concern Education Assistance. CCC is proud to have a diverse workforce that has an equally varied range of educational interests and pursuits. In recognition, CCC has dedicated substantial funding to offer supportive pathways toward educational advancement.
Central City Concern has set up nine scholarship awards, set to be awarded to CCC employees for the 2015-2016 academic year:
- Five scholarships to be awarded by the PCC Foundation for use at Portland Community College, and
- Four scholarships to be awarded by the PSU Foundation for use at Portland State University
An additional scholarship will be awarded by the State of Oregon’s Office of Student Access and Completion for use at any accredited institution ahead of the 2016-2017 academic year.
All staff members who are employed at least half time and have two years of continuous service at the time of application are eligible to apply.
The selection processes for each award will be entirely administered by the awarding foundation. CCC has also discussed with the awarding foundations the need for the Education Assistance scholarships to be accessible to a diverse staff population. We are thankful to have gained their commitment to an equitable review process.