CCS is a place of opportunity, achievement and second chances, often in the face of enormous odds.  The Foundation exists to help students take advantage of those opportunities and transform their lives as they reach their dreams of higher education.  With your help, we can continue supporting students as they build brighter tomorrows!


Receiving this scholarship was a miracle and a dream come true.

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I am more determined than ever to finish my program and be the first person in my family to get a college degree.

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No matter what fears you may have, there is someone out there that has lived through the same fears, and succeeded.

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The difference a stranger can have in someone’s life is indescribable.

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I finally know that my self-worth isn’t defined by somebody else and that I'm a strong, caring person who can raise my girls to be healthy, strong individuals.

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Just because it’s not easy doesn’t mean it’s not possible.

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For the first time in my life, I truly believe that a brighter future is possible for myself and my family.

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I thought there would be more time to find myself at a community college.

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I can’t wait to give someone, someday, what you have given me, because this scholarship has been such a wonderful gift!

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I am about to graduate from the Automotive Technology program at SCC, but two years ago, my kids and I had been homeless for three years after fleeing an abusive relationship.

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I am a disabled veteran living on disability payments of $133/month. This time last year, I was homeless, living in my truck in the Walmart parking lot with my cat and my dog.

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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.

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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.”

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Soren (Rana)

For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about music and wanted to be a musician. I never thought I would be able to go to college, though, not only because my family couldn’t afford it, but because I have a near-total hearing disability.

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I’m a student at SFCC where I’m pursuing a degree in Social Services. I feel like the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” really pertains to me, because when people look at me and my family they think we really have it together.

Read more of Vernecia's story