The heart of the Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) Foundation is the belief that all students deserve access to a quality, affordable education. We create opportunities to ensure our students achieve their dreams of education, training and successful careers.
Ever since my mom passed away from cancer five years ago, I’ve known that nursing is what I want to do with my life. Even though it was the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through, the hospice nurse who took care of my mom truly inspired me and made me want to give back and help other families going through what I went through. I am currently in the RN program at SCC, and when Read More
From the first day I stepped on American soil seven years ago, one of my biggest dreams has been to be the first one in my family to graduate from college. However, my journey has not been easy. I am not eligible for any financial aid because my family and I are immigrants from the Ukraine, and last year, my husband was out of work for eight months. On top of that, raising a child Read More
I grew up in a family-owned, small business environment. My father runs an industrial electronics machine tool repair company and I grew up in the trade. From a young age he taught me to work hard and how to troubleshoot and repair electronics. At age 16, while attending academy my friends introduced me to amateur radio, and since then, radios have been my passion. While still in high school, I was working towards the goal Read More
When Kaila’s job was eliminated in 2014, the single mother decided to go back to school to put herself in a better position to support her two young children with a good paying job. “Not working and going to school was very scary for me,” she explained. “There isn’t a safety net and money is very tight. I am extremely grateful for the support I received from the Spokane Valley Fire Department scholarship fund, which Read More
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percent of scholarship recipients that are currently/formerly homelessLearn More
created by graduates of the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship at SCC since 2013Learn More
percent of scholarship recipients that are the first in their family to attend collegeLearn More
Higher education changes lives and launches careers, and our scholarships help students achieve their dreams of brighter tomorrows. By supporting the CCS Foundation, you open doors to opportunity and show our students that someone believes in their potential.