Apply for Founder’s Merit Scholarship

In order to be eligible for the Founder’s Merit Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

Receive up to a maximum of 100% scholarship to be applied towards tuition.

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Submit essay and/or other application artifacts as required
  • Submit PowerPoint Presentation
  • Demonstrate proof of financial need
  • Submit verified proof of volunteer hours
  • Provide 2 professional letters of recommendation
  • Maintain 90% attendance and 3.5 GPA to remain eligible
  • When is the application deadline?There are four (4) scholarship rounds every year, and application deadlines are based on the student’s start date.
    Student Start DateApplication Submission Deadline
    December 1 – February 28March 31
    March 1 – May 31June 30
    June 1 – August 31September 30
    September 1 – November 30December 31

    Scholarship Application Checklist

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    Volunteer/Service Hours Completion Form

Essay Criteria:

  • In 1500 words, describe your passion for your chosen field and future career.
  • What makes you the ideal candidate for a future career in this field and how will CCC/CSC/OTC help you get there?
  • In your response, discuss examples of leadership, prior experience in your desired field if applicable, and contributions to both your future workplace and society in general as a result of this education.

PowerPoint Requirements:

  • Must be a minimum of 10 slides showcasing why you are the perfect candidate for this scholarship.
  • Show creativity using visuals to demonstrate your unique qualifications and attributes that set you apart from the crowd.
  • Through your slides explain how your life will change if you are awarded this scholarship.

Volunteer/Service Hour Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 hours of volunteer time in your community.
  • Choose a nonprofit organization or a private community member in need.
  • Volunteer/Service Hours Completion Form completed.
  • Hours must be completed within previous 120 days of the scholarship deadline.