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New PPCC scholarship will help entrepreneurial students

COLORADO SPRINGS - Nov. 15 - With funding from The Richard Petritz Foundation, Pikes Peak Community College is offering new scholarships for students who want to combine the study of innovation with advanced manufacturing.

The Entelechy Award is more than a named scholarship; it is meant as an enduring example of how PPCC wants to identify student excellence where advanced manufacturing skills intersect with innovation, problem solving and character.

It will provide two students with $4,150 towards tuition, books and course supplies as an enrolled student at PPCC. Eligible students must:

  • Have maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.0 to apply and maintain a 3.0 GPA in Advanced Manufacturing coursework during funded semesters.
  • Show an interest in entrepreneurship, machine trades, manufacturing and fabrication and skilled trades education.
  • Display creativity, drive and personal skills.
  • Have character, integrity, responsibility tenacity, drive and curiosity.
  • Be enrolled and in their first year at PPCC and be a resident of El Paso County; be a U.S. citizen and be either a resident of the State of Colorado or approved for in-state tuition; and be enrolled in a degree program in Advanced Manufacturing.

For more information about the Entelechy Scholarship, email


Pikes Peak Community College is in its 48th year of operation and has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1975. It is a two-year college offering 158 associate degrees and various certifications in career and technical fields. With three campuses and two military education centers in El Paso County, PPCC serves approximately 20,000 students annually.