The heart of the 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.
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
When I was in high school, if you had told me that someday I’d be enrolled at Duke University on my way to getting an advanced degree in Nursing, I would have thought you were either crazy or delusional. I grew up in challenging circumstances, and no one, especially me, expected that I would go to college at all, let alone graduate high school. But fortunately for me, I had a teacher in high school Read More
For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about music and wanted to be a musician. After learning the viola in school, I taught myself to play the piano and have been playing and composing ever since. I never thought I would be able to afford to go to college, though, not only because my family couldn’t afford it, but because I have a near-total hearing disability. Because of that disability, though, Read More
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created by graduates of the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship at SCC since 2013Learn More
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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.