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.
Rick’s journey to being a transfer student at Gonzaga University is an unlikely one, but then again, much about Rick’s life has been unlikely. After growing up in poverty and occasional homelessness, surrounded by addiction and abuse, Rick dropped out of high school. He spent years working entry-level jobs, surviving paycheck to paycheck in an attempt to support his family. In his forties, though, after driving past Spokane Community College countless times, Rick finally decided Read More
Originally from Peru, Brian came to the United States seven years ago seeking a better life. And while it’s been a struggle to get where he is now, he feels like he’s finally on track to creating a brighter future for himself and his family. After spending years working low paying jobs in various restaurants, Brian knew that college was the answer to finding something better. He couldn’t afford to attend a four-year institution, so Read More
After leaving a difficult marriage five days before the birth of her second child, Linda suddenly found herself a single mother needing to find a way to provide a safe, stable future for her family. She knew that going back to school was the way “to build a life for my children,” and in considering her options, she knew that she wanted to help other moms going through similar situations, so she enrolled in the Read More
Education hasn’t come easy for me. I come from an environment where going to college after high school isn’t even discussed as a possibility. Neither of my parents hold a college degree, and it was never part of their plans for me to get one either. My father was a self-starter who worked very hard in his early years in order to provide for his family. When the economy was in better shape, he was Read More
received for scholarship support for the 2017-18 academic yearLearn More
percent of scholarship recipients that are currently/formerly homelessLearn More
percent of scholarship recipients that are the first in their family to attend collegeLearn More
through a Foundation grant to the Adult Basic Education program at SCC in 2017Learn 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.