CCS Foundation Supports Students
Community Colleges of Spokane benefits from the support of an active and generous foundation that provides student scholarships, emergency funds and program assistance.
Since 1972, the CCS Foundation has been working with CCS to improve educational access for students and to enhance programs at both SCC and SFCC. In the past five years, the Foundation has awarded $2.1 million in scholarships to more than 2,500 students. The Foundation also has helped more than 10,000 students with smaller awards and emergency funds.
The need continues to grow: in the last three years the number of applications for Foundation assistance has tripled.
Our students do not lack for willpower or the determination to continue their education. However, 49% of CCS Foundation scholarship recipients are the first in their families to attend college. 15% of our scholarship students are either currently homeless or have been homeless in the past.
CCS is a place of opportunity, second chances and achievement. At the CCS Foundation, we help students to take advantage of the opportunities provided by our donors, and we transform lives.
When you donate to the CCS Foundation, you have a direct impact on the strength and future of our community. You help deserving students to go to and stay in school. Your gift improves lives right here, right now, and for many years to come.