Changing Lives for the better
Thanks to the support of our donors, in the last 5 years, we have awarded $2.1 million to over 2,500 students in major scholarships and have helped more than 10,000 students with smaller awards and emergency funds.
But in the past three years, the number of applications for scholarship assistance has tripled. With your help, we can reach even more students and give them the opportunity to build a brighter future!
Start a Scholarship Fund
Scholarships can be life-changing, and there’s no better way to help students than by establishing a named scholarship fund. With an annual donation of just $1,000, you can create a scholarship that will be awarded for as long as you continue to make yearly gifts. You can even designate the kind of student you would like to help. (See the list of current Foundation funds.)
Invest in the future
If you want to create a permanent source of support for students, consider creating an endowed fund named for yourself or in honor of a loved one. In an endowment fund, the principal is invested in perpetuity and a portion of the investment earnings is used to fund annual scholarships. The required minimum investment to establish an endowed scholarship is $10,000 donated as a one-time gift or pledged over multiple years. To establish an endowed fund, contact Jesse Zumbro, Scholarship Manager, at (509) 434-5128 or complete the form below.
Higher Education Builds Better Communities
Supporting CCS Foundation scholarships is an investment in students but also in the economic prosperity of our region. Students with an associate’s degree earn 33 percent more than those with only a high school diploma.
To learn more, or establish a new scholarship or endowment fund, contact Jesse Zumbro, Scholarship Manager, at (509) 434-5128 or complete the form below to have a Foundation staff member get in touch.