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PPCC Awarded Nearly $1 Million Endowment to Help Women

Colorado Springs, Colo. – April 12, 2013 – The Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) Foundation recently received an $868,047 endowment from E. Louise Huebsch, a local elementary school teacher, creating three E. Louise Huebsch Scholarships for Single Women for the fall 2013 semester. These scholarships will provide $6,000 for tuition, books and fees and $2,000 for childcare at the PPCC Child Development Center.

Heubsch, both a Colorado College graduate and Broadmoor Elementary School teacher, was known for helping others accomplish their dreams. Determined to leave a legacy of hope and a pathway of opportunity for single women, she requested monies from her endowment go to deserving single women in need of financial assistance enrolled at PPCC.

“After being stricken with polio at a young age, Heubsch’s parents were told she would never walk, but her determination and courage proved otherwise,” said Phil Tinsley, interim director, PPCC Foundation. “Her early experiences created an individual who looked out for others and rallied around the underserved.”

Heubsch’s affinity for helping single women began during her later years when she required home care. Several of her caregivers were single mothers with children and Huebsch wanted to help these women go back to school and make a better life.

Applicants wishing to apply for new Heubsch scholarships must complete at least 9 credits in non-developmental courses within the last 10 years at PPCC; be a single woman who is of nontraditional college age and/or a single mother; and be a Colorado resident. Preference will be given to applicants who have a clearly defined financial need and strong potential for academic and career success. 

PPCC Foundation, founded in 1980 as an independent nonprofit organization, seeds student success through the funding and administration of scholarships, student support services, academic innovation, and enhancement of PPCC’s learning culture and environment.

Pikes Peak Community College, in its 45th year of operation, is a two-year college offering associate’s degrees and various certifications in career and technical fields. With four campuses, three military education centers in El Paso county and more than 200 programs of study, PPCC serves approximately 22,000 students annually.